Walden Inn and Suites

412 Ocean Road , Spring Lake, NJ 07762-1135 USA (Show map)
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A Victorian Inn that has designed rooms with for large parties. Immaculate suites and guest rooms. Charming porch and just 4 blocks to beach and town. Located on a lovely pond with charming rocking porch. A place were guests are always welcomed back from the beach with a cold drink waiting. Are large and small guest cottages are also a favorite for larger groups - they have a at home feeling - that guests love. Also ask about are Midweek Special rates and promotions.



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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Onsite Dining3.6

Great Little Getaway at Jersey Shore

4.6 on August 05, 2013

My husband and I recently stayed at the Walden on the Pond when we decided to take a spontaneous weekend trip. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the picturesque grounds overlooking the pond and the quaint, Victorian porch done in white wicker and beautiful hanging flowering plants. Eating breakfast on the porch was serene and relaxing, but you can eat indoors as well, on cute wicker tables in the always accessible kitchen area. The rooms were well appointed and were clean as a whistle, and the friendly staff met our every need. The beach was just a few short blocks away, and the nearby restaurants were top notch. Walden brings you back to a quieter place in time, and is an awesome getaway spot at the Jersey Shore!

We had a great Stay

5 on June 15, 2013

My wife and I just returned from a 4 night stay at the Walden on the Pond Inn and would recommend it to anyone. The management were very hospitable and co-operative. Our room was spacious and clean, the staff was friendly and responsive. I am thrilled that I found this perfect spot, and I am already booking my next trip!

Great Escape from New York City

4.6 on June 10, 2013

My Husband and I had a lovely time at this Inn. We never realized it was just 4 short blocks from the train and took just an hour 1/2. Our room was lovely and very affordable. The staff also made us feel very welcome and at home. The beach was so relaxing. I never thought this could be found in New Jersey. The porch and also what can I say about the lovely pond. We watched and saw birds all morning. Just a Great Escape.

The pretty pink B&B

3.4 on July 24, 2011

We stayed 2 nights in July 2010 with our 2 girls, who loved the "pretty pink B&B". The room was quaint, with a pretty adjoining sitting area that had a trundle bed, which was perfect for our girls. The bathroom and shower was quite small, but it's an old house, not a hotel. Ronna was very welcoming and helpful in finding local restaurants. Our girls also loved the cats and feeding the ducks out back. A very nice spot to stay in Spring Lake.

Enjoyed this Vacation

4.6 on March 16, 2009

We had a great time at this charming Inn. We stayed in the Large Guest House and it was just great. If felt like we rented a privite beach house. We had a full kitchen that was great for the kids. Also it had everything we needed - I loved how it was furnished. The owner always made sure we had everything we needed- the Porch and Pond were also very relaxing.

Nice inn...nothing special...

2.6 on November 12, 2008

Tidy and neat inn; good location and nice town. Friendly staff. Suites nice, but about average...

Lovely Inn

4.0 on October 10, 2008

We had a wonderful time at the Walden. Are room was very comforable and well decorated -.The staff was friendly and always available for us. And the front porch was my favorite - We will return soon.

Great Spot for Family

4.6 on September 28, 2008

We stayed in the large guest house - and it was so nice. It felt like we reserved a small house- we had plenty of rooms for the kids and also my parents . It was wonderful for them to have all of us together in one place. The guest house was also decorated so well. The linens were so lovely - and the Inn Keeper was so helpful. We will make this a place to visit every summer

Charming Inn

4.0 on July 20, 2008

We have a great time at this Inn. Are room was great and large enough. The staff was also so nice. they went out of there way to help with dinner plans and places to go. The porch was also a great place to relax. We will return soon

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Rooms & Rates


One spacious room with a queen size bed, balcony and soaking tub. Adjoining parlor room with trundle bed and small refrigerator, AC,cable TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Boutque Guest Room

Smaller Size Boutique Guest Room / with a double bed and bath - Sleeps 1 or 2

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

$125 - $225


Small Guest House -has a mini kitchen-private entrance from porch-daybed and queen bed and bath

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $175 - $599

Large Guest House-Sleeps up to 8

Large Guest House Spacious living room/with sleeper sofa and sofa Full Size Kitchen Bedroom with queen bed and bath Second Bedroom with daybed and twin-sleeps 3 Second Bathroom

  • Maximum Capacity: 8
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double , 3 Twin

Nightly Rate: $350 - $595

Guest Room - Sleeps up to 5

Large Style Guest Room Queen bed and Twin Bed Adjoining to second room with daybed/2 twins Large Bath with soaking tub

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 3 Twin

Nightly Rate: $150 - $392

Lavender Room - Budget

Room with queen and twin -

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

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Location Type

Spring Lake,Jersey Shore, Belmar, Point Pleasant, Downtown, Lakefront, Lakeview, Oceanview


Newark, NJ (EWR) 40 miles

Directions to property:

From New York & North Garden State Parkway South to exit 98. Route 34 South to first traffic circle. Route 524 East to Spring Lake. Turn right at fourth traffic light onto Route 71. At first traffic light turn left onto Warren Avenue. Cross RR tracks, proceed to 4th Avenue. Turn right onto 4th Avenue. Continue straight to Wreck Pond. Turn right onto Ocean Road. Walden On The Pond is on the right at 412 Ocean Road. From Philadelphia and South Route I-195 East. Exit to route 34 South to first traffic circle. Route 524 East to Spring Lake. Turn right at fourth traffic light onto Route 71. At first traffic light turn left onto Warren Avenue. Cross RR tracks, proceed to 4th Avenue. Turn right onto 4th Avenue. Continue straight to Wreck Pond. Turn right onto Ocean Road. Walden On The Pond is on the right at 412 Ocean Road.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Night life, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, University

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Copier, Piano, Secretarial services, Washer/dryer, Wet bar , Best Beach in NJ / if you want to relax, Victorian Porch, Lake Veiws, charming town, Great Restaurants up to 5 star -

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bike rental, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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  • Check In:: 4:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only In the yard area
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night min stay on weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: yes, 50%
  • Cancellations: Because of our small size, cancellations affect us significantly. Therefore, we adhere to a very strict policy. Guests are responsible for all nights reserved regardless of guest's actual arrival or departure date. In the event of cancellation, the deposit will be refunded if the Walden is notified more than 14 days before arrival. Should notification be made less than 12 days before arrival, all deposit payments will be forfeited unless the space can be re-rented for the entire reserved period.
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Ronna Jozef

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Enjoy restoring Victorian Homes as well as making guests feel welcome and at home. Worked in financial industry for many years - but was missing my passion for decorating and restoring antiques

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  • Time Served: 8:30 am 10:30 am
  • Serving Location: Porch, Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Fruit Salad
Fresh from Farm Market


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