Chateau Inn & Suites
What We Love
- A chic, upscale boutique on Spring Lake, blocks from the ocean and Jersey Shore boardwalkRelaxing in your room’s Jacuzzi or five blocks away, in the Atlantic
- Wandering through Potter Park and along the pretty lake
- Hopping from shore town to shore town, in search of the region’s best stretch of boardwalk
- Sampling a complimentary continental breakfast, plus afternoon refreshments, daily
What To Know
- Located just one block from the train station and a 10-minute walk from the beach
- You can rent out a bike to explore the town on two wheels
- Guestroom bathrooms have Aveda products
- Free WiFi works well
Having occupied its current address for more than 100 years, Chateau Inn & Suites is the perfect base for experiencing the charms of the Jersey Shore. The property is, in fact, one of the founding members of The Historic Inns of Spring Lake, but don’t let her age fool you – this lovely retreat is completely up-to-date, with all the modern conveniences and luxurious touches needed for a relaxing getaway. You’ll find marble fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs and high-end furnishings, all combining to create a stay that’s truly unforgettable.
There’s just as much to enjoy outside the walls of this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner, too. You’re at the Jersey Shore, one of the country’s most classic vacation destinations, so whatever all-American pleasure you seek, be it an arcade game or a Six Flags roller coaster, a fried Twinkie or a saltwater taffy, all you need to do is stroll down the boardwalk. And if you need an excuse to drive around, blasting Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.”? Asbury Park’s The Stone Pony, where he was discovered, is just a 15-minute drive away.
Each of the 37 elegant and individually decorated rooms features high-end furnishings, imported marble in the bathroom and some kind of outdoor area (patio, sun deck or balcony). You get a Jacuzzi, too, for a luxurious bath at the end of a busy day.
Occupying one of the most picturesque settings on the Jersey Shore, the inn is tucked alongside Spring Lake’s namesake waters, just five blocks from the ocean and boardwalk. The surrounding town is exceedingly lovely, dotted with wooden bridges, gazebos, impressive homes and gardens. Plenty of parks, restaurants and pubs are just a short walk, and famed Asbury Park and Point Pleasant a short drive.
How to Get There
My family and I stayed here for a few nights this past week. The hotel is maintained nicely. The reception area offers complimentary coffee all day along with afternoon iced tea and cookies. This is a nice touch the hotel provides. The beach is a short drive and we never had an issue finding a parking spot. Beach badges are provided by the hotel. My only “compliant” is the housekeeping staff was short staffed during our stay. Our room was made up late in the day and toiletries provided by the hotel that were used up were not replaced. This is my families second time staying at the hotel and we will definitely be returning again next year.
My wife and I just spent two wonderful nights here. From the moment we arrived to a fresh glass of ice cold lemon water and homemade cookies we knew we were in for a treat. The staff was absolutely stellar. They informed us that they had chairs, towels and bikes available for our use. Also, we were lucky enough to get a beach pass they got us access to the pools. I tried the northern pool which is salt water so no need for googles. So refreshing. And our room was perfect with a comfortable king size bed, modern bathroom, great AC and big screen tv.
If you are heading to Spring Lake and are looking for someplace to stay, look no further. Highly recommend.
We really like the Chateaux and stayed 3 times and will go again. The rooms are and clean and very nice. I did have a few minor disappointments. The cost of our room with 2 queen beds and a couch was $300 a night, which some may consider high based on the fact that you need to drive to the beach, there is no pool and one night we had to park at the train station two blocks away, However, the staircase to the upper floor, which is located outside had some type of sticky substance all over the bannister and each time I used it my hand got whatever it was all over it. I needed to use the banister because I have a weak knee and I was carrying a lot of items to the room. When I told the person at the front desk about it she looked at me and did not show concern and it was never cleaned Outside of our room that was a wasp lingering for the two nights and we noticed some sort of nest on the wall. I also told the person at the desk who again did not seem to care. On the last day, we asked to keep the beach passes to 4 o'clock. The man at the desk wanted them back by 2 pm which I thought was petty considering the price of the room. It is not really fair to insist a family with two children return beach passes by 2 pm . They tell you it is fine to come back at any time the day you check out to shower giving the impression you can use the beach all day. I had to beg to keep the passes to 3pm and if we did not come back we would have been charged $100 each for them. Therefore at 2:30 pm I had to drag my sons from the beach. As I look back, I was not thinking, I should have just bought beach passes for the last day, The Inn offers bikes and charges $15 a day to rent. I think since they are located a mile from the beach it would have been a nice perk not to charge. Finally, the breakfast is a small pastry type offering but they still charge $6 a person, again why not make the breakfast complimentary? Also if your child is over 12 they charge you an extra $25 a night. In summary, I feel that the Chateaux is a beautiful, high-end establishment, that you are willing to pay extra for. but they should include some minor amenities in the price of the room, respond better to fair requests, and clearly should allow you to keep your beach passes to 5 pm. the day you check out.
I returned to the Chateau, having visited here a few years back with my family. I'm happy to say my return- with my girlfriend along with me- was a memorable and pleasant one!
We stayed during a June midweek. Check in was simple and quick, accommodations were immaculately kept and we were always treated with kindness by staff. The town of Spring Lake is a true paradise, with the park, lake, town and of course that beautiful beach front.
Chairs are available for the beach included in your rate, so save the space in your car! They do just fine on the beach. I'd advise bringing an umbrella for sunny days, but that goes without saying. Bikes are available for a nominal fee- I didn't partake but the rate was more than reasonable for those adventurous enough to hit the town with bikes.
My only suggestion to you is to keep in touch with the main desk concerning room make-ups. Before you leave for a few hours, let the desk know that you'll be out and you'll be greeted by a sparkling room by the time you return.
I stayed 3 nights and found it wasn't enough. I would have done a fourth night if it wasn't a weekend rate, which was just a little too pricey for my tastes.
The atmosphere is quiet, relaxing and wonderful. Just what I needed. Breakfast was good, though there might be days when you want a true breakfast breakfast with bacon, eggs and french toast. For that, I suggest Ray's on Main Street. It's in walking distance and delightful!
Thank you again to the staff and owners for making our stay a special one. We will most definitely be back!
The Chateau In and Suites was a very pleasant surprise. The hotel is a series of attached updated 19th century buildings and one separate building with all distinct rooms and suites - some with private balconies [ours had one] or furnished terraces our room also had a fireplace. The rooms are very comfortable and and nicely appointed, with good sized bath rooms. it is about 5 long blocks to the beach. they di supply beach chairs and towels. There is also Bike rental on property. there are however NO elevators or bellman service. at the PRICES The Chateau charges for 3 night minimum-they should have bellman to carry luggage. there are also NOT enough parking spaces for all guests cars. We had to park down the block in a municipal train parking lot because we came back to hotel after 9. there is a continental breakfast that starts at 8am. the staff seems fine, but there is little interaction. The man that was at the desk when we checked out was unfriendly and uninterested. too bad. this is a very nice place with fun atmosphere.