The historic town of Smithville is just a 20-minute drive from Atlantic City, but it seems to be from a different century. Cobblestone streets, footbridges, and early American-style specialty stores hark back to the days before the Revolutionary War. Situated in the heart of town, the Colonial Inn fits in nicely with these surroundings. Each individually decorated guest room captures the simplicity and elegance of the olden days with quilted bedspreads and solid-wood furnishings.
The inn’s period decor is counterbalanced by comfortable, modern amenities such as steam showers in the private bathrooms and TVs with DVD players. Standard and deluxe rooms comfortably accommodate two guests.
A breakfast of muffins and juice is served in the morning. Later, you can snack on cookies and tea in the lobby. This Groupon includes a tasting for two at Tomasello Winery, an award-winning local institution known for its ice wine.
Galloway Township, New Jersey: Atlantic City Neighbor Home to Historic District
Galloway Township is a rural seaside community hiding in the shadows of party-centric Atlantic City. It is perhaps best known as the home of the historic town of Smithville, a cobblestone commercial center with restaurants and old-timey shops selling tea, candles, and sweets.
A 20-minute drive will bring you to Atlantic City and its iconic boardwalk, which stretches for 6 miles along New Jersey's eastern coast. Originally built in 1870 to keep sand out of hotel lobbies, the boardwalk grew in popularity as a place where you could drink and gamble during Prohibition without much trouble from the police, as depicted in HBO's Boardwalk Empire. The boardwalk is still popular for its casinos, but it's family-friendly, too; visitors are just as inclined to sit at the beach or stop at one of the many carnival rides.
On the boardwalk, it's worth it to check out the Absecon Lighthouse, which is more than 150 years old. It's possible to climb its 228 steps to the top, which features sweeping views of the city skyline and the sea. Down at the base, you'll find a replica of the original light keeper's lonely cloister and the collection of sock puppets he created to keep him company.
Complimentary continental breakfast and afternoon snack
Showers, tubs, or steam showers
TVs in every room
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 1, 2013. Amount paid never expires.
Book by 2/1/2013 or promo value expires
Travel by 3/31/2013
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All cancellations subject to $35 fee
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8% bed tax and 7% sales tax not included.
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Each of the rooms is individually decorated and features different amenities. Explore the rooms in detail here.
Rooms 103, 106, 107, 108
One queen bed
Standard occupancy: 2
Maximum occupancy: 2
Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
Must be 13 years or older
Rooms 303, 306, 307, 309, 311
Two queen beds
Standard occupancy: 2
Maximum occupancy: 4
Adding occupants above standard: $15 per night for each additional guest
Rooms 304, 305, 310, 312
One queen bed and one day bed
Standard occupancy: 2
Maximum occupancy: 3
Adding occupants above standard: $15 per night for an additional guest
Check in: 3 p.m.
Check out: 11 a.m.
Rollaways: not available
Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
Room upgrades: upgrade to premier king room 102 or 104 for a single $40 fee; premier queen room 101 or 105 for a single $20 fee; premier queen barn room 301, 302, or 308 for a single $40 fee; or king suite 201 or 202 for a single $50 fee.
By plane: 11 miles from Atlantic City International Airport (ACY); 61 miles from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
By cab: about $30 from ACY
By car: about 57 miles southeast of Philadelphia; about 111 miles south of New York City
GREAT ROOM LOVED THE FREE BEVERAGES ALL DAY!!! COOKIES WERE AWESOMES!
Robert E. ·
7 days ago
First time visitors to Colonial Inn and Smithsville. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable getaway. We stayed in room 207 and it was perfect. The room was very clean and loved having a little porch to relax on. The colonial inn shop provides ice tea or lemonade to guests which was a nice treat throughout the day as you walk around town. The lake is beautiful to sit by at night.
Kimberly M. ·
July 10, 2017
Quaint. Staff very nice. Great location.
Rose R. ·
July 4, 2017
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