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the Haddonfield Inn in Haddonfield, NJ.
The inn sits in a beautiful neighborhood full of historic well-kept homes. The inn itself has been kept up nicely and the improvement the owners have made within fit right in. There is off-street parking in back. There is a small elevator, which is convenient for those who have difficulty with stairs or have a lot of luggage. The house is a center-hall style with long, wide halls and rooms on each side. The parlor and formal dining room are open to the guests, and there are self-serve beverages (including wine) and light snacks. We happily helped ourselves to some popcorn, popping it in the microwave in the first floor hall. There is wireless Internet available and DVDs to borrow to watch in the rooms. There was a very charming little breakfast room lined with beadboard and containing a fireplace that may have been a converted porch; it was a great place for breakfast and evoked Cape Cod.
Breakfast comes with a night’s lodging, and we were served a nice breakfast of eggs, fruit, and breakfast breads. The owners sat at the table opposite us and talked to us openly about their experiences owning and operating the Haddonfield Inn over the past 15 years. They are on-site but have a separate living space on the top floor. The food was good, but socializing with the owners made it that more memorable for us.
The inn does not have a bar, although there are some limited alcohol beverages available to guests free-of-charge.
The people really helped make the experience a good one. It is a self-serve check-in – the owners send out a combination to get in the house prior to arrival and once guests arrive and gain entry, they pick up their keys. We chatted with the owners well over an hour on Sunday morning and probably could have stayed quite a bit longer – they are well-traveled, smart, friendly, experienced innkeepers and we were learning quite a bit from them.
Haddonfield is a delightful little town only a few miles across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, but light years away in atmosphere. The quaint shops and cobblestone sidewalks take one back in time and it was easy to forget we were so close to the city. The high speed line train is within walking distance, and guests can get to the city or the Delaware River waterfront that way without having to drive. We visited Haddonfield on a sunny yet brisk afternoon in late October, and chose to walk from the inn into town. We browsed through the shops and located the restaurant where we were having dinner. We walked far enough that we realized it would be a bit far to walk that evening in the dark, but it is an easily walkable town.
Via Giulia - 26 South Haddon Avenue, Haddonfield, NJ 856-616-1520
This is a dry town so if you are looking for nightlife you may want to try a neighboring town or make a little of your own.
Haddonfield is in southern New Jersey. Fall (when we visited) is usually quite pleasant during the day time and can get crisp in the evenings.
Remember to bring your own if you want alcohol with dinner. If you go, ask for recommendations for dinner and definitely make a reservation if it is on a weekend. If you do choose Via Giulia, you may want to take a magnum along.