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The Lily Inn

214 High Street , Burlington, NJ 8016 USA (Show map)
142 Reviews
$119 - $189
per night

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Step back in time to an age of quiet elegance. Enjoy a stroll along the river, shop or dine at one of our fine establishments. Return to our restored 300 year old lovely inn, and enjoy 10' ceilings, original white cedar plank floors (complete with creaks), and original blue marble fireplaces. Walk in the foot steps of many American legends: Benjamin Franklin, Ulyssess S. Grant, James Fenimore Cooper, and Captain James Lawrence to name a few. Learn about Elias Boudinot, J. Howard Pugh, and the Underground Railroad. View Burlington Island. Settled in 1626 by the Walloons it is the site of the first recorded European settlement in New Jersey. Walk the streets of this wonderful, charming historic town, and return to the Inn for an evening of comfort and relaxation.

Rooms & Rates

The Bird Room

This is a popular, delightful room on the second floor overlooking High Street...

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

The Samuel Allinson Room

Second Floor, queen four poster bed, fireplace, Shower. Overlooks High Street.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Mary Smith Room

Second Floor, queen four poster bed, fireplace, Shower. Overlooks the garden.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Lydia Richie Room

Third Floor, king size bed, sitting area, individual climate control, heated whirlpool tub with handheld Shower, TV with DVD player.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

The J. Howard Pugh Suite

Third floor, king size bed, separate sitting area, fireplace, individual climate control, spa shower, TV with DVD player. Can sleep four. Overlooks High Street and the garden.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.7

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142 Reviews

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A Hidden Treasure

4.8 on September 24, 2014

My wife and I spent an evening at the Lily for our anniversary. We were very pleased with the accommodations and could only find very small blemishes in the physical structure. What made the experience unique are the owners -- Murray and Gene. They are full of personality, warmth and charm. The breakfast was delicious -- french toast should not be missed and the breakfast bread (pumpkin I think) was moist and tasty. We will come back and use the location as a place to stay while visiting Philly.

Innkeeper Response
Hey Guys ... Thanks for the kind words.. if you could, please tell us about the small blemishes so we can corrector fix them. HUGS!!! Murray, Genie and Harold the Dog.

very personally support

4.2 on September 20, 2014

very warm and supporting atmosphere sophisticated contact, humour, oriented toward well-educated people

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your kind words ..however you felt we weren't up to snuff gave us fours for Rooms, Value, Cleanliness and dining. We would be most grateful if you could tell us what you meant and what you think we could do to improve. Hugs, Murray, Gene, and Harold the dog

Another Great Stay at the Lily Inn

5 on September 16, 2014

My Mom and I have been fortunate to find such a great place to stay when visiting family. Murray and Gene are very kind and welcoming. The rooms are beautiful, spacious, and clean. And the breakfast is always delicious!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your great revue, thoughts, and kind words. HUGS! Murray, Gene & Harold the dog

Most Certainly a Home Away from Home

4.8 on September 02, 2014

Wonderful atmosphere, great hosts, they make you feel part of their family. Decor and history of the place is facinating. Hugs from across the pond. UK & Holland

Innkeeper Response
Hey Guys... Thanks for your thoughts and kind words. HUGS... Murray, Gene & Harold the dog.

A great place to stay, we will return!

5 on August 24, 2014

Charming rooms and charming hosts.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the Kind Words!!! Hoping to see you again...

Believe me, you want to stay here.

4.6 on August 22, 2014

The proprietors of The Lily Inn have made their historic property a truly wonderful haven of calm and welcome. The rooms are beautifully furnished, with great care and attention to the details of guests' comfort and ease. The innkeepers are knowledgeable about the history of the inn, the town, and the area. And the breakfast is wonderful - choose the French toast.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the very kind words. It was a privilege to meet and have you as guests. Thank again, Murray, Gene & Harold HUGS!!!

So much history packed into such a small charming town!!

5 on July 30, 2014

The building is old, the people are great! Lots of history in such a small place! About 40min drive to New Hope PA. Lots of wineries. NJ is 5mins. The rooms are great... lots of modern amenities in such and old house. Perfect blend! Will Defiantly be back! Thank you, Chad & Bec

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the kind words. It was a privilege to have you as guests. HUGS!!! Murray, Gene & Harold

Wonderful Weekend

5 on July 23, 2014

We booked the Lily Inn because it looked nice online, and was in a great location for our needs. We had several family events to attend, and wanted a comfortable and clean place to stay- close to those events. The Lily Inn exceeded our expectations, from the room we stayed in, to the comfortable bed, the great garden area, with its warmth and charm, to the Inn keepers, Murray and Eugenia- we felt as welcome as family, and as comfortable as being home. Wayne and Margie Vogel

Innkeeper Response
Hey Guys... ... thanks for the kind words. It's always nice to add to our family, and thanks for accepting us into yours. Hopefully will get to see you in the near future .. Murray, Gene & Harold ... HUGS!!!

WIsh I could have stayed longer

4.6 on July 16, 2014

I was greeted enthusiastically when I walked in. The initial tour was informational, fun, and entertaining. The building is beautiful and I wished that I could have explored the area more before heading home. I had to leave early the following morning so I was unable to enjoy breakfast - but I'm sure I would have been pleased with it if I could have stayed. The room was beautifully decorated, comfortable and the mattress on the bed gave me the best nights sleep of my trip. I will be back. Thank you again!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the kind words and the good review. It was a pleasure to meet you and we look forward to seeing you again. HUGS!!!

Recent Stay at The Lily Inn

5 on July 13, 2014

We recently returned (July 13) from the Lily Inn and I had to write this review. Gene and Murray are the consummate hosts. Their both historical and lovely home is truly a home away from home. Our beautiful room was on the top floor with every amenity you would want for both comfort and convenience. Breakfast was one of sustenance and simply delicious. I would highly recommend staying at this beautiful historic B&B in Burlington, NJ. I plan to stay there the next time we are in the area. Thanks for sharing your lovely home and making our journey one of comfort and happiness!

Innkeeper Response
We want to thank you for the review and the wonderful words and the nice and thoughtful things you posted. Looking forward to seeing you again ... HUGS!!!!

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Location Type

1 block from the Delaware River, Small town


Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 36 miles

Directions to property:

The Inn is located 4.2 miles from Exit 5 of the New Jersey Turnpike, and is 2.5 miles from Exit 42B of Interstate 295. It is also two blocks from the Riverline Light Rail. This line connects to New York, Trenton, Camden and Philadelphia. We are 3 miles from Interstate 95.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Adventure Aquarium, Camden, Curtain's Marina, Burlington, NJ, Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, NJ, Sesame Place, Langhorne, PA, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Sesame Place, Langhorne, PA., Sesame Place, Langhorne, PA., Shopping, Sight-seeing, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 PM-7 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Guuests can smoke outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit $50.00 per room. Deposit $100 per room when reserving multiple nights.
  • Cancellations: If cancelled up to 5 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled within 5 days of arrival, a fixed amount of $50 per room will be charged. In case of no-show, 100% of the first night per room will be charged + $50 per room per night for balance of reservation.



Murray & Eugenia Sonstein

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  • Time Served: at guest's convenience
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Details Diamond Collection

214 High Street , Burlington, NJ 8016 USA (Show map)

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