Chateau Inn & Suites Review - Spring Lake's Seaside Gem

 

Nestled in the upscale Spring Lake area is the charming Chateau Inn & Suites.  The town itself is considered one of the most beautiful seashore towns in the state. Since the 1800’s, it’s well-manicured streets have been lined with Victorian mansions. Today it attracts visitors drawn to its elegant and peaceful seaside appeal. Then there are the fine shops, boutiques and gourmet restaurants that whisper the promise of adventures for gourmands and shoppers alike.

 

 

The inn provides an idyllic stay in this enchanting little town. It marries elegant interiors, old world grace with the intimacy of a bed and breakfast.

 

 

Recognized as a Historic Inn, it is one of the founding members of the Elite Inns Association.

The Chateau Inn & Suites was founded in 1888 at a time when Spring Lake was well known throughout the US for it’s vivacious reputation as the resort town boasting the finest hotels and a center of social gaiety.

Memoirs of this old world charm remain in its 37 guestrooms and one bedroom suites.

 


 

The Inn describes itself as ‘interior hues of mocha, gold, buff and cream accessorized with luxurious Italian fabrics provides an elegant backdrop for your preference of room amenities: high speed Internet access, bathrooms with imported marble, 40+ inch Sony LCD televisions, Jacuzzis, refrigerated wet bars, wood burning fireplaces, patios, sundecks or balconies.

 

 

Our antique filled Brighton Room with oversized English leather chairs, intimate library, and marble fireplace provides a perfect setting for our signature continental breakfast Buffet, complimentary afternoon refreshments, gourmet coffees and selected teas.’

 

 

Being a seaside town, an ideal time to visit are the summer months when the beachside location can be fully savoured. In fact the inn provides bicycle rentals for a short bike ride to it’s pristine beaches and ocean pavilions.

 

 

However, we made a visit to the Inn in the winter season and it turned out to be an enchanting stay amidst snow-lined streets!

 

 

My husband and I were housed in one of the luxury parlours that had it’s own fireplace as well as a balcony. A supply of duraflame logs was provided to keep the fire blazing and alive. We were delighted with the extra touches that the Inn provided.

 

 

The luxurious, dark chocolate interiors of our Stockton Parlour room blanketed us with a snug, velvety experience.  For those who enjoy soaking in bubble baths, the oversized tub in the bathroom delivers an epic time of rest. You'd be amiss not to pack your bubble bars and soaps with you, because may well be one of the best tubs to sink into frothy bliss!

 

 

Due to the bitter cold weather, it was more than easy to stay pleasantly indoors in the Chateau's fine embrace. The king bed in our parlour had a heavy, embroidered comforter that kept us snug while our hearty fire crackled and blazed. In terms of a winter stay, the Chateau Inn & Suites wins my vote.

 

 

We also enjoyed the casual ambience provided by the staff at the inn.

Upon our arrival, the Chateau’s manager Robert, greeted us with a lively history on the establishment. The Chateau was selected to house A-list actors Pierce Brosnan and Susan Sarandon during the filming of the movie ‘The Greatest’.

 

 

It appears that the room that we were given, The Stockton Parlour, was also where Brosnan was housed. An interesting celebrity titbit for those Bond fans out there. I trust Pierce enjoyed this gem of a luxury parlour as much as we did.

 

 

I quite appreciate the dappled variances in the many rooms of the Chateau, that sets it apart from the ordinary hotel stay. Each room and luxury parlour boasts a unique and distinctive design. But it's signature style remains throughout the Inn, recalling Springlake's heyday as a center of merrymaking and finery.

 

 

Then there were the breakfasts that were a delightful way to begin the morning. We woke up to a simple but enjoyable spread of pastries, nuts, cereals, fruit and juices. The breakfast room with it’s warm interiors and welcoming fire was a pleasant way to get to know other guests as well as the staff working in the breakfast room. Hot beverages coffee and tea with a variety of flavours are always available in the lobby through the day. Being a tea-lover, I enjoyed visiting the lobby for my next hot drink in the afternoons.

 

 

The Chateau also often advertises special packages for the season. So that desire you've been toying with for a weekend getaway can easily become a reality.

 

 

if you’re looking for a brief escape from the world, a time to set your cares aside and slow down to the gentle strides of a seaside town, the Chateau Inn & Suites certainly presents a wonderful choice.

 

 

 

 

 

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