History of the Colonnade Inn
The Colonnade Inn was built around 1883 as a summer hotel in Sea Isle City, New Jersey. The Hotel was one of many that served the throngs of summer visitors from Philadelphia who flocked to Sea Isle City every summer to escape the heat of the city.
The Colonnade Inn is the last surviving hotel from that era. It is a Victorian masterpiece in the heart of Sea Isle City, NJ that has not only survived many coastal storms but also the wrecking ball of progress.
The Hotel was purchased in 1943 by the Dorsem family. The Dorsem's ran the hotel until 1992 when it was purchased by Dr. Carolyn Crawford and converted into a bed and breakfast. In 2004, the Colonnade Inn was purchased by the Colonnade Investment Group. They lovingly restored the building to its former splendor. Today the Colonnade is a glimpse into the past of not only Sea Isle City but of most shore towns of the Jersey Coast.
The Colonnade Inn is an old Victorian style building that is located 1 block from the beach and boardwalk in Sea Isle City, NJ. The exterior of the hotel features a large wrap around porch which is perfect for sitting, reading or just enjoying the wonderful ocean breeze.
The newly redecorated interior of the building boasts beautiful woodwork, and an eclectic charm. The front desk is located in the spacious common area, where coffee is offered each morning in the summer. A big screen TV ( a must for Sunday football) is also in the lobby.
The hotel features units that range from 1 room units to 3 bedroom suites. The Colonnade Inn is a full service hotel with daily rentals. All of our units have a private bathroom, and all linens are supplied by us. Maid service is provided each morning. Each unit has wireless Internet, cable TV, air conditioning and heating.
Please browse this website, and see what we have to offer. Come enjoy the Colonnade for a weekend or a week. We look forward to meeting you.
General Rental Policies
We require an advance deposit in the amount of the first night's stay for each rental reservation. The deposit must be in the form of a check or money order. (If making a reservation less than 14 days before arrival, please ask about deposit types.)
Payment at check in time must be by credit card or cash.(Checks will not be accepted at time of check in.) All balances are due at check in time, and all room rates are subject to a 12% tax. No refunds are permitted. The management is not responsible for inclement weather. Please mention any gift certificates you will be using when you book your reservation.
Cancellations: We require two full weeks notice for all cancellations.
Reservations may be cancelled up to 14 days before arrival with a $20.00 Cancellation fee. Reservations that are cancelled less than 14 days before arrival forfeit the deposit.
Check-in time is 2:00 PM weekdays, and 3:00 PM weekends. If you will arrive later than 9:00 PM, please notify the Front Desk. Check-out time is 11:00 am.
Smoking is not permitted at any time within the Colonnade. Smoking is permitted
on the porches and ashtrays will be provided. If you do chose to smoke in the common
areas outside the house, please be aware of the other guests. By order of the fire
marshal, lit candles are not allowed in any of the guest rooms. Any guest who smokes
or uses lit candles within the inn will be asked to leave immediately. No
refunds will be provided.
Pets are not permitted at the Colonnade Inn.
Please advise the Front Desk if you have any specific medical needs and we will do our best to try and accommodate them.
Sea Isle City Rentals
The Colonnade offers a unique rental experience for Sea Isle City vacationers. While most Sea Isle City rentals are in modern duplex homes with one week rental requirements, the Colonnade has both Victoriam charm and flexible renting options. Even in the peak rental season, we do not require a full week stay and in the off-season allow stays for only one night. Plus, you receive the benefit of room service.