pet friendly hotels in Ocean Acres, NJ

1. Ella’s Motel

About this hotel

This simple low-rise, family-run motel is a 3-minute walk from the Atlantic Ocean beachfront and 1 mile from Barnegat Lighthouse State Park.Accessed through exterior corridors, the down-to-earth rooms have wood-paneled walls, and provide flat-screen TVs with premium channels. Kids age 10 and under stay free.Beach access passes and parking are complimentary.

Things You Need to Know

  • 2 min drive to Barnegat Light Museum & Edith Gwinn Gardens
  • Guests mentioned beaches 11 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Niki Flow

Such a lovely motel with a very B&B vibe We were warmly welcomed It was such a pleasure to meet the family who owns Ella’s

We travel to Barnegat Light every year for Running-for-Joy5k but this was the first time we stayed overnight The rooms are beautifully decorated and comfortable The bathrooms are large and clean with good water pressure The delicious breakfast was served to order by the family in a bright homey kitchen I look forward to returning again this year and would recommend Ella’s to anyone

Jeff Bilansky

Stayed here for a few days, very relaxed atmosphere, SUPER cold AC in the rooms which is nice after a long day on the beach (had to turn it down a few times it was so cold) The staff is super friendly and laid back Great experience and would highly recommend it

It’s not a high end hotel (keep that in mind), it’s a family owned motel and the rooms are clean and quiet, the flat screen TV’s have over 200 channels in case the weather does not cooperate and you get ‘trapped’ in the room for a few hours Super trip, thanks Autumn! I would also recommend her sister-in laws restaurant across the street open in the evenings BYOB super fresh food & sea food not too expensive (I had surf & turf for under $40) most entree’s average $25 The Motel is very conveniently located same distance from the marina one way as the beach to the other, easily walking distance, Viking village next to the marina also easily walking distance There’s a convenience store & gas station across the street which is nice for ice and other quick items There is a grocery store 2 or 3 blocks up towards the light house for larger items No microwave or fridge in the rooms so bring a cooler to keep in your car We’ll definitely be back! Very relaxing stay

2. Windward at the Beach (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 1-minute walk from the beach, this Victorian boutique hotel is a 13-minute walk from Fantasy Island Amusement Park and a 12-minute walk from the Museum of New Jersey Maritime History.Colorful accommodations feature playful decor, free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and microwaves; some include hi-riser pop up beds and/or full kitchens. Suites with 2 bedrooms are also available.The hotel offers a wraparound porch, an outdoor picnic area and gas grills. Beach badges are included.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have kitchenettes
  • Walking distance to Veterans Memorial Park and the Long Beach Island Museum
  • Guests praised the service, which has a concierge
  • The hotel has a game room

Feedback From Real Customers

Eli Wylen

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Windward The room was clean and they make special efforts to remind everyone to keep sand outside The outdoor showers are very nice–roomy and stocked with soap, shampoo, and conditioner

The people are helpful and friendly Location is great, right near the beach and a short walk to the main downtown shops and restaurants We would definitely stay here again!

Michelle Manzares

For my family summer beach vacation staying at The Windward is our absolute favorite! I think this is our third year staying here and we look forward to it every summer David and his family are such amazing hosts, as well as Michelle and all the staff The rooms are super clean and well taken care of

They are super responsive when we ask for extra towels or anything we need We just love how conveniently located to the beach and all the restaurants and shops it is We also love the coffee/tea bar in the lobby The feeling of comfort and being at a home away from home is just what I love for my family’s summer vacation Thank you David, family and staff for another great stay at your beautiful Windward Inn

Sydnee Zolnierz

My husband and I booked a last minute Beach Haven trip and couldn’t be more thrilled that we found the Windward for our impromptu stayOur room was quaint, cozy, and clean, and I loved the the keyless entry for the room The owners and staff were delightful

I loved the quiet and relaxed vibeIf your preferred hotels are the Ritz or Four Seasons, the Windward may not be for you – but if you’re relaxed, undemanding, and down-to-earth, I can’t recommend the Windward enoughThe Windward will be the first hotel I try to book when I visit Beach Haven in the future Thank you for such a lovely stay!

3. Hotel LBI

  • Address: 350 W 8th St, Ship Bottom, NJ 08008
  • Phone: (609) 467-8000
  • Ratings: 4.4 (602 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Hotel LBI
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Bright quarters in a relaxed hotel offering rooftop dining, a bar & an indoor pool, plus a spa.

About this hotel

Set 10 minutes’ walk from the closest beach, this casual hotel off Highway 72 is 9 miles from Barnegat Lighthouse State Park.Accommodations range from colorful rooms with kitchenettes to airy 2-bedroom apartments that have dining areas, fireplaces and living rooms. All provide sitting areas and flat-screen TVs.Amenities include a spa, 2 restaurants (1 rooftop) and a relaxed poolside bar, as well as a casual cafe, and an indoor pool that has a retractable roof. There’s also event space and a gym. Bike rentals are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms, which have microwaves
  • 10 min walk to Flamingo Miniature Golf Course
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • Guests mentioned “the sunset” 13 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a fitness center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Diandra Boland

Me and my boyfriend spent Valentines Day here, and the hotel service and property exceeded our expectations The hotel is spotless, and the staff were amazing Has a indoor self parking garage, that was heated and you can enter the hotel easily and take the elevator to check in

I unfortunately booked a room without a balcony and didn’t realize, they upgraded me free of charge The Living Room restaurant is perfect for quick bite to eat and the drinks are Amazing The room is beautiful, perfectly decorated and clean The linens were so soft and I love the space, easily can entertain a family without feeling overcrowded Perfect place to get away for a weekend I will surely be back, and would recommend anyone to go here We didn’t get a chance to use the pool or jacuzzi we came a little too late, but definitely will when we return

Kay Bee

This place is great Complimentary valet, someone is always there if you need something, the food is great The room was huge, and really nicely maintained

You also couldn’t hear any other guests in their room (top or neighboring) and the hotel was sold out My family of 4 enjoyed the accommodations and everything it had to offer My only complaint is that we had a very intimate view of the AC unit for the hotel We couldn’t see anything other than that and for $400 a night, that’s not what I want to be looking at Would absolutely stay again, but would request a room with an unobstructed view

Gilbert NGUYEN

We stayed 1 week from Thursday to Wednesday over Easter We booked a 2 bedrooms with king beds, for 2 adults and 2 kidsPrice is ok as I guess everything is a bit more expensive around Easter Sunday

The room price increased from 299 to 459 just for the Friday and Saturday, it seems a bit excessiveRoom was large, cleanness could be better but I will come back on that topicOur room was not ready at 4pm We had to wait until 5:20pm Do not get all your stuff from your car until they confirm room is readyWe ate at the restaurant on our first night The food was really good and we wanted to come back on our last night but they are closed Monday and Tuesday unfortunatelyWe cooked dinner the other nights and there is minimum equipment but it was sufficient Only expect to cook simple dinner and to use the dishwasher every night as there would not be enough dishes for the next morningHotel had multiple wedding in a row so it was packed of guest coming for 1 night max and it creates massive amount of work for the cleaning staff and now I understand better why our room was not ready on timeI saw cleaning staff exhausted by the afternoon and noticed rooms left in terrible state by guestI really believe staff do their best under the circumstancesOur room was at the very end of the 3rd floor (top floor) which is a perk as it is much more quiet Otherwise expect to hear your neighbor and all the kids running in the hallwayI will conclude my review with the pool The size is not adapted to the hotel capacity It could be easily double the size For me it was a huge disappointment and seriously dangerous There is no supervision so you see kids and teenagers diving from everywhere and in the middle of people Expect to be kicked under the water, and to be splashed We ended up going only when not crowded which was super rare

4. Haven Beach Motel

About this hotel

Overlooking Little Egg Harbor Bay and 2.3 miles from Fantasy Island Amusement Park, this straightforward waterfront motel is 2.7 miles from the Surflight Theatre.The bright rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers.Amenities include a heated outdoor pool with bay views, plus a BBQ patio and free parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have kitchenettes
  • 4 min drive to Fantasy Island Amusement Park
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned “a bay” 10 times
  • Guests liked the pool, mentioned 13 times in reviews

Feedback From Real Customers

Sam Habibi

Stayed for 2 nights with my family during the American angler tournament We arrived late at night and we had a very nice welcoming from the owner Although the office closed at 6 pm he came back from his house Asked for a late checkout and it was granted with free of charge

The rooms are spacious and clean Room #16Thank you very much for sure will come back

Zach R

When you think of beach motels you think of shabby rooms with tile floors and no amenities but Haven Beach is different The rooms are nice and clean, they’re carpeted and come with AC units that actually work and they’re well stocked with all the things you’d expect The prices are very fair and the employees are all very kind and helpful

Georgeann Wenner

Location is good and view of bay is good Rooms need remodeling Carpets are very musty

Had to leave windows open to get fresh air Bathrooms are very small and old Shower head is like a sprinkling can over your head Room 2 had many small ants in the bathroom and along back wall Owners did very little to help us 2 towels were given to us for 4 people Had to ask for more towels Double beds would be better if they were gueen and newer mattresses Bedding is old also Price is cheap but I would not stay here again

5. Sand Castle Bed and Breakfast (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Overlooking the Barnegat Bay, this elegant, seasonal B&B is a 12-minute walk from Barnegat Lighthouse.Featuring chic seaside decor, the 6 custom-styled rooms offer flat-screens and free Wi-Fi, as well as minifridges, microwaves, and bay or harbor views. Most have private entrances, fireplaces and/or Jacuzzis, and 1 has a wraparound porch. Suites add kitchenettes; 1 has a living room, a loft bedroom and a balcony.Breakfast is served on a sun porch or in a formal dining room. There’s also an outdoor pool, a hot tub and a roof deck. Loaner bikes and beach gear are available. Minimum-stay rules may apply. Kids 16 and over are welcome.

Things You Need to Know

  • One of the few hotels in the area with air conditioning
  • Walking distance to Barnegat Light Museum & Edith Gwinn Gardens and Barnegat Lighthouse
  • The hotel has breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a pool
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub
  • The hotel has Wi-Fi

Feedback From Real Customers

Kathy Roche

Our room and view of the bay was beautiful The rooftop deck and pool are both great amenities The pool has an umbrella in it for those of us who don’t love the sun

The breakfast was outstanding The location is great You can walk to a few restaurants and bars We biked 16 miles before breakfast Audrey was wonderful and let us store our bikes in her private garage The nighttime dessert was a nice touch It was our first time but we will be back

David buddie

My wife and I have been talking about staying at the Sand Castle B&B since first noticing it in 2015 I booked a room for this past weekend and we just got home from our stay The rooms and property are spotless

Breakfasts are delicious and quite large, with coffee and tea always available We have never been to a nicer establishment, nor have we ever met nicer people! Audrey and Brian made us feel right at home from the time we checked in Looking for a beautiful, super clean place on LBI? Book a stay @ Sand Castle, I know my wife n I will be going back The place is a Perfect 10!

SCOTT Crosson

Just experienced a wonderful stay at the Sand Castle B&B on LBI The new inn keepers Audrey and Brian were  engaging, accommodating and personally insured their guests needs were met The Inn’s team was also very pleasant, approachable and helpful

The accommodations were excellent and we looked forward to the amazing breakfasts each morning The ocean beach was welcoming and nearby When not at the beach we enjoyed using the Inn’s bikes to explore the area and relaxed at the  heated pool which was always well maintained and inviting We highly recommend the Inn for some quality R&R Lisa and Scott

6. Mariner Inn (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 13401 Long Beach Blvd, Beach Haven, NJ 08008
  • Phone: (609) 492-1235
  • Ratings: 4.2 (94 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Mariner Inn
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Simple rooms in a down-to-earth hotel featuring a modest lounge & an outdoor pool.

About this hotel

Set on a bustling commercial street, this modest hotel is a 5-minute walk from the beach, 1.3 miles from Fantasy Island Amusement Park and 2 miles from the New Jersey Maritime Museum.Straightforward rooms have free Wi-Fi and TVs, plus microwaves, minifridges, coffeemakers and ceiling fans. Some rooms add balconies, dining tables, and/or kitchenettes with stoves.Parking is complimentary. Other amenities include a heated outdoor pool and a simple communal lounge.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms
  • 3 min drive to Fantasy Island Amusement Park
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests mentioned beaches 18 times
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers


It was difficult to find a room on the day because it was the holiday season, but fortunately, there was an empty room Of course, it was much more expensive than usual It is located about walking to the beach

It’s cleaner than I thought and the water pressure in the bathroom is strong The staff did not provide information on the Internet Wi-Fi The office was also closed at 8 pm There are plenty of towels and the air conditioner works well, so I’m satisfied with it

Darcy Baia

We arrived to our hotel and walked into an empty front desk a note was left that there is no one working the hotel and we would have to drive to another hotel to check in ( their sister hotel) 😳 disconcerting

I travel a lot for business I have never seen such a thing Nonetheless we go get a keyWe arrive back in the room finally and realize there is no internet No front desk for assistance so we call the other hotel… they give us a Code that does not work we call right back and no one answers we tried for an hour Completely ridiculous We are here on business and absolutely need internet We now have to leave the building to complete our meeting and finish our work for a time sensitive projectI am beyond upset Unacceptable At least answer your phone for your guests Shame on this business!

Sarah Manfredo

Would I have preferred a beach house? Of course; but my family of three comfortably fit in a room with two queen beds and, most importantly, we were able to get a booking only 2 weeks in advance I was expecting it to be kinda scary but honestly, it was absolutely fine for us Luckily we got a room at the end of the hall so I think that helped matters

I saw there was a pool that seemed crowded most days but that’s not my scene We really just used the room as a place to sleep Probably wanna bring your own pillow if you can Staff was friendly When we were checking in, there was a drunken, out-of-state guest causing a disturbance and being really rude to the women behind the desk We only caught the tail end of the exchange, but I remember thinking I admired the staff for keeping their cool during the chaos and still treating us kindly despite just being berated Would recommend if you’re just looking for a place to crash and clean up

7. Sea Shell Resort and Beach Club (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set on 2 acres at the southern end of Long Beach Island, this oceanfront hotel is a block from Long Beach Island Historical museum and Veteran’s Memorial Park, and 0.6 miles from Parker Island Bird Sanctuary.The casual, island-inspired rooms all feature flat-screen TVs and minifridges. Suites include sitting rooms, pull-out sofas and microwaves. Oceanfront rooms offer private balconies.Free Wi-Fi is available in the lobby, and the palm-tree-lined grounds include a private beach and a saltwater pool. There’s a surf-and-turf restaurant, plus a poolside grill, an outdoor tiki bar and a martini lounge. The hotel is open seasonally.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms, which have microwaves
  • Walking distance to the Long Beach Island Museum and Veterans Memorial Park
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a 24-hr front desk
  • Guests liked “Fire pit”, mentioned 12 times in reviews
  • The hotel has a nightclub
  • Guests liked the outdoor bar
  • Guests praised the beach

Feedback From Real Customers

Michelle U

So let me start by saying that this review is solely for the hotel and the house keeping manager Tina Me and my husband booked 6/24-6/28 but we actually left a day early because of how dirty the room was On Saturday we realized the house keeping skipped our room when we saw them and asked, they said they don’t clean rooms and handed me towels and toilet paper, so I thought they don’t go in rooms until I read the paper handed to us when we checked in that they are supposed to clean rooms daily

So, I went down Sunday morning and spoke to a very nice gentleman who said he will make sure they clean my room Sunday, and they were supposed to clean it Saturday, but they lied and said no when I spoke to them And it wasn’t because some of them didn’t speak English because I spoke to them in Spanish to make sure they understood what I was asking I guess they were being lazy But when they cleaned on Sunday, I realized it was really no difference accept, they fixed the bed and took the garbage out, but the floors were still dirty as well as everything else So, while we are checking out a day early early today with Tina, she said I should have called again about filth of room and Shes charging me the unused night, which I never said to her I wouldn’t pay the extra night I knew I would be charged the extra $550 but I rather lose $550 then stay in a filthy room again But Tina was so obnoxious!!! So, then I ask to speak to manager, and she said she is the manager of housekeeping and honestly, I was blown away because of how extremely rude and unprofessional Tina is If she talks to her housekeeping staff the way she talks to people staying at hotel I can see why they do such a poor job cleaning So, for $550 a night you would expect at least a courteous management staff and hygienic place to sleep but you get neither of those things here The tiki bar and bartenders are wonderful I just advise you stay in a different hotel and then go and check out the bar

Kaitlyn Johnson

The resort was great, right on the beach Food was amazing The bed was why I give 4 stars

It was the most uncomfortable bed I’ve ever slept on I woke up hardly able to walk because my hips and back were in so much pain Didn’t sleep well at all because of it But would definitely go back for the restaurant that’s there, just wouldn’t book a room again

Sonia Hernandez

Great family atmosphere! The rooms where simple and clean There were plenty of pillows for our 2 queen beds The bed was comfortable and the room temp was easy to regulate with a ceiling fan and AC

The room is equipped with all basic toiletries, 4 towel sets, a hair dryer, mini fridge, microwave, in-room safe, and iron Plenty of charging ports and good lighting No yucky rugs, wood floors We stayed in a deluxe room on the second floor facing the south parking lot It was nice and quiet The food was very good but it was bit pricey You could eat pool side! They provide towels and a beach badge so you can come early enjoy the resort and beach and they call you when your room is ready We arrived at about 11 and our room was ready by 2pm When we checked out they still allow you full use of the grounds and towels The pool has a 1ft to 9ft depth (note- we didn’t mind but there is no lifeguard on duty) The beach itself was easy to access with a matted path No seaweed, crystal clear and a cool, 73 degrees F when we were there in early July Bring your own beach chair and umbrella to spend the day We picked a spot and left our stuff and went back and forth all day: pool to beach to room They have a security staff that is discreet but they are there to make sure everyone can safely have a good time We didn’t stay for the night entertainment There are two large fire pits that seat about 12 people around More of an adult environment though We were able to nab up a one night stay last minute but we would definitely return for at least 2-3 nights to maximize the fun and what the town has to offer We took in a show at the Surflight theatre located just one block away There is also a museum just one block away too! I recommend this resort for a short family stay 🙂

8. Luna-Mar Motel

  • Address: 1201 N Ocean Ave, Seaside Park, NJ 08752
  • Phone: (732) 793-7955
  • Ratings: 4.7 (91 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Luna-Mar Motel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Relaxed motel set opposite a beach offering an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi & an oceanfront sundeck.

About this hotel

Set across the street from the beach, this straightforward motel is a 6-minute walk from FunTown Amusement Pier, 7.4 miles from Island Beach State Park, and 0.8 miles from Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach Waterpark.The simple, brightly decorated rooms include free WiFi and minifridges; some units also feature bamboo flooring and/or ocean views. Suites come with kitchenettes and 2-bedroom apartments have kitchens.Complimentary coffee and bagels are served each morning, and the motel offers weekly pizza parties. There’s an outdoor heated pool and a poolside deck with ocean views. On-site parking and beach badges are included.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Seaside Park Beach & Lifeguard and Seaside Heights Beach
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned “Boardwalk” 10 times
  • Guests mentioned beaches 22 times
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Sarah Catherine

I came across Luna Mar completely at random and had never been to Seaside Park previously What struck me when booking was review after review mentioning how long they’ve returned to Luna Mar (sometimes multi- generations!) Prior to arriving, I corresponded with Tom and he was great answering all of my questions and accomodating my later check in

Once my family of 5 arrived, everything was perfection They truly make you feel like family Tom and his wife are fantastic, rooms cleaned daily, fresh bagels and (good!) Coffee every morning Steps from beach and comfortable walk to boardwalk and amusements Count us in as another family that will return year after year! Sarah & Luca Family

Paola Gonzalez

Staff so so pleasant and friendly and super nice Room was cozy I am a clean freak and as soon as I entered the room I had a good feeling

It smelled clean and it was clean I was so happy to see the shower curtain being so clean I’m not a pool person, but pool was big and pool area seemed comfortable I really have no complaints I would definitely go backThank you Tom for the extra!!!!

Eileen Hr

Our family has been staying at the LunaMar in Seaside Park for 15 plus years This year definitely did not disappoint The owner, Tom, and his staff are absolutely the nicest people

The family atmosphere makes it a pleasure to be there The rooms are clean and very comfortable The heated pool is a plus for the kids Close to the start of the boardwalk and directly across from the beach A perfect place for a family vacationEileen and Bob H

9. Holiday Inn Manahawkin/Long Beach Island (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set off US-9, this laid-back hotel is a 14-minute walk from Manahawkin Lake and 2 miles from the Manahawkin Wildlife Management Area.Streamlined rooms feature flat-screen TVs, minifridges, coffeemakers and free Wi-Fi. Suites add living areas, pull-out sofas and microwaves.Parking is complimentary. There’s an informal restaurant and a bar, plus a gym, an indoor pool, a hot tub and a business center. Breakfast is available (surcharge).

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have coffee makers
  • 1 min walk to The Mainland Adventure Park
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a 24-hr front desk
  • Guests liked “Fire pit”, mentioned 35 times in reviews
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a fitness center
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Trish Angeli

We think this property is just beautiful We stayed there years ago & thought it was nice Now we see even more improvements and the cleanliness & organization are managed so well

We believe the young lady at the front desk who helped us & was lovely was Abby We will be very embarrassed if that is her name considering how nicely she treated us!! It may be her job doesn’t mean it will happen! We also enjoyed our lunch at Mainland & met Alexa & Christine Also so nice & food was yum!!

Geometry Craft

This hotel is really nice to stay at, the restaurant has good food and is pretty clean, the pool and hot tub are also a nice addition to the main hotel building When you go outside, besides the outdoor part of the restaurant, there is so much more you can do that is right on the hotel grounds There’s a small but nice putting holes outside of the pool, but the main area outside comes with go carts, a large adventure course, and small, but nice arcade

The adventure course was really fun, the employees are always nice and friendly The go carts are also a fun time, and are kept up nicely The arcade also has a few fun things inside This hotel also has a nice location, being right near the ocean, along with easy access to shops and other places Overall, would recommend this hotel for anyone that has the money to go!

Shannon Carter

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I’ve been coming here for years If you decide to stay here you won’t regret itThis is a great hotel as part of the Holiday Inn chain and the most recent renovations have created a fabulous new bar and restaurant area with great food and drinks We stayed for a wedding which was great, very well managed and great fun overall stay

10. The Island Guest House

  • Address: 207 3rd St, Beach Haven, NJ 08008
  • Phone: (609) 709-5791
  • Ratings: 4.8 (215 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : The Island Guest House
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Victorian B&B offering individually decorated rooms with free Wi-Fi, plus a cottage & garden.

About this hotel

Dating from 1900, this Victorian B&B sits on a residential street; it’s a 3-minute walk from the beach, and a 2-minute walk from the shops and dining on Bay street.Rooms range in styles, including Victorian, European, Old World and Island. All feature free Wi-Fi and TVs with cable channels; some add private bathrooms, minifridges, 4-poster beds, private balconies and/or private patios. A cottage offers a screened porch, a kitchenette, a fireplace and a whirlpool tub.Amenities include a hot homemade breakfast, a large communal flat-screen TV, a shared fridge and free beach badges. There’s a garden area with umbrellas and evening candlelight.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms, which have microwaves
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • Walking distance to the Long Beach Island Museum and Fantasy Island Amusement Park
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a 24-hr front desk
  • Guests mentioned “dogs” 20 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the beach

Feedback From Real Customers

Online Reviews

The family is an excellent host We had great friendly interactionswith everybody there Breakfast was good on both days with plenty of options to eat, drink, and plenty of space inside and out to sit

I over ate the first day! Great to see a water cooler and ice machine on the firstfloor that we used Our Madison room was the right size for us, King Bed, dual shower to fit 2 people at once I would suggest bringing an eye mask if you are a light sleeper as you are 15 blocks from the beach so the sun comes up early We are used to black out curtains so woke up at 730 thinking it was 1030, but not a deal breakerBathrooms were stocked with good TP, soap, shampoo/conditioner The price we paid was great for what we received and the location is superb! We didn’t utilize the bikes but plenty available for free Quiet hours were respected, I never heard anybody else even though it was a full house We would certainly return here over a hotel


Some lodging places on the island are excellent quality but ridiculously expensive, while others are affordable and lower quality Island Guest House is the absolute best of both Joanne manages such an incredible B&B and the accommodations are fantastic

The shared bathrooms were my biggest concern, but they are kept so clean and well-stocked, that it was not an issueThank you for such a lovely stay- certainly looking to come back once more this summer with my mom so we can take advantage of the board games and ping pong!

Samantha Overstreet

Mark and Joanne were extremely friendly and accommodating from booking the room to departureThe location couldn’t be better You are two blocks from the beach and two blocks from the restaurants and dog beach

We were traveling over Memorial Day Weekend and they had a great rate and were dog friendly Our room was dog ready for us with a tray, food/water bowls, a treat, and dog blanket for the bed They even had a pet sitter available for a dinner out or beach timeThere are two types of rooms at the bed and breakfast – with a bathroom or without a bathroom (just a bedroom with a sink) We stayed in just the bedroom and sink and used the shared bathroom This made me nervous at first but I never had to wait for other guests and it was cleaned multiple times so you were always going into a fresh bathroom It is also a beautiful bathroom that has everything you may need including: Shampoo/body wash/conditioner, toothpaste, q-tips, etc The room came with the essentials, TV, work station, and wifiThe yard at the house was perfect for us! There were many tables to sit at and eat (or drink), corn hole, misting station, dog bowls, dog shower and human shower (outdoor showers with shampoo/body wash/conditioner AND DOG SHAMPOO!), ping pong, bikes, chairs for the beach, etcBottom line, Joanne and Mark have made this bed and breakfast into a sanctuary to travel too I have been referring friends and cannot wait to come back

11. Williams Cottage Inn

  • Address: 506 S Atlantic Ave, Beach Haven, NJ 08008
  • Phone: (609) 492-7272
  • Ratings: 4.9 (35 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Williams Cottage Inn
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Themed, antiques-filled quarters, some with whirlpool tubs, in a 19th-century B&B offering a lounge.

About this hotel

This quaint, Queen Anne–style B&B dating from 1886 is a block from the shores of Beach Haven and a mile from Fantasy Island Amusement Park.Featuring decor ranging from frilly to Asian-influenced, the 7 antiques-filled rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and en suite bathrooms. Upgraded rooms add marble spa-style showers, whirlpool tubs and/or ocean views. A suite adds a sitting room with a daybed.Freebies include parking and loaner bikes. Gourmet breakfast is served in a formal dining room or on a wraparound porch. There’s a Victorian lounge and an outdoor shower. Minimum-stay rules may apply. Guests age 16 and above are welcome.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to the Long Beach Island Museum and Mordecai Island
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers


A marvelous beachside b&b with outstanding service Betty and Merle have done a great job making this place feel like home Some rooms are smaller and less comfortable than others but they are all beautifully appointed with excellent amenities

Breakfast is first rate About the only thing you need to pack for a complete beach experience is a bathing suit

Tony Papandrea

The most beautiful B&B we have experienced Everything has been carefully selected and placed in this magnificent homeDelicious breakfasts and elegantly presented

One block from the most beautiful beaches on Long Beach Island Who could ask for more!

David Greenberg

My wife and i recently had a baby but really needed to get out The husband wife team who took care of us were incredible We stayed in the top room and the view was breathtaking

I was brushing my teeth and watching the wave break Bathroom was gorgeous and eveything was clean Breakfast is something you should never miss! We had some wonderful custom fruit and pastries custom made from the innkeepers We were very greatful that they allowed our new born spend the night as well All the beach accessories and chairs and bikes are super easy to access You could throw a frisbee from the front deck to the ocean we were so close Beach passes included and beach bags and towels No need to bring anything ! Stay here for a wonderful relaxing time Thanks again guys !!

12. The North Shore Inn

About this hotel

Near the northern tip of Long Beach Island, this classic, family-run motel is a 4-minute walk from the beach and an 11-minute walk from Barnegat Lighthouse State ParkFeaturing exterior entrances, the basic rooms offer complimentary Wi-Fi and cable TV, plus minifridges and microwaves. Studios add kitchenettes. Kids 10 and under stay free, and minimum-stay rules may apply during holidays.There’s free on-site parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have kitchenettes
  • Walking distance to Barnegat Light Museum & Edith Gwinn Gardens and Barnegat Lighthouse
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned beaches 12 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Steven Smith

Best place to stay If your visiting LBI! Free showers in back to wash sand off after beach! Hotel rooms, service,& pricing are great! Al & Christine & family are great hosts as well as very knowledgeable! Awesome location at quiet end of island! Great places to eat & shop at nearby! Beach tags can be purchased here & the beach itself is close by!

Tim Bartlett

We came down to the North Shore in in May while our floors were being redone We had heard good things from friends who stayed there last year, and we were not disappointed We had two of the standard first floor rooms and they were spacious, impeccably clean, and pleasant

We had to do some work during the day, and we found the table provided in the room a good place to work The owner (Chris?), welcomed us and was flexible when we weren’t sure how long we were going to stay I also love this part of the Island, which is a bit quieter and less overrun than the other parts It’s amazing to be so close to the beach This place is *very* good value for money


We love staying here 🙂 We try to visit every summer!! 🌞 The North Shore Inn is so convenient to the ocean, the lighthouse, and restaurants on the north side of Long Beach Island The owners are exceptional and always so nice and happy to help !! We reserved one of the suites on the top floor and it had the perfect kitchenette for our shore stay We had a microwave, mini fridge, mini stove, and sink

The suite also came with pots, pans, dishes, and utensils 🍽 The accommodations were very clean and tidy and there is an outdoor shower area to wash off before you enter your room

13. Coral Seas Oceanfront Motel

About this hotel

Set on Long Beach, this casual motel is a 15-minute walk from Fantasy Island Amusement Park and 20 miles from the Tuckerton Seaport maritime village and museum.Accessed by exterior corridors, the laid-back rooms with pool views provide free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers and minifridges. Upgraded rooms have ocean-view balconies, and suites add living rooms with pull-out sofas, kitchenettes and dining areas.Complimentary parking is provided, and there’s an outdoor pool.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have kitchenettes
  • Walking distance to Veterans Memorial Park and the Long Beach Island Museum
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests mentioned beaches 26 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Mindy Maros

Fantastic location; suited our family perfectly Right on the beach, plus a pool so you can have your choice of water recreation Simple rooms were cool and clean with plenty of hot water

Owners were great, cleaning staff thorough and pleasant We parked for the week and used bikes to move around the island Grocery store a couple blocks away for basic snacks Highly recommend for active vacationers that just need a comfortable, clean place to crash Quiet area Great find

Glen Ahern

If there was a zero star option, I would choose that one The staff was disrespectful and downright rude to their guests We were threatened to be kicked out after jumping in the pool twice

As we came back from the beach one time to wash the sand off of our feet with the motel hose, a staff member rips the hose out of my teenage sisters hands and accuses us all of not having rooms Overall, a horrible stay with some horrible hosts

Cosima Alampi

Absolutely would not recommend Room is beyond tiny Can’t even move in it

Air does not work , constantly shuts off and rooms are so hot, no over head fan or any other options It’s just small screen unit , that is attached to the outside wall with all windows and doors so it doesn’t cool down the room even a little and shuts down every 10 Mins for 5plus mins at a timeBed had stains all over quilt, i have photos, there are several not just one and very visible , which means the staff saw them and didn’t care No elevators, no help w/luggage2nd floor “ocean view room” is not an ocean view it’s a sand dune viewThere is no way this place has the rating it shows on here because I can assure you what is described in the reviews posted is absolutely not what you get

14. Inn At Rivers Edge Marina

About this hotel

With its own marina on the Forked River, this traditional bed-and-breakfast in a Victorian house with a wraparound porch is a minute’s walk from a seafood restaurant/tiki bar and 4.4 miles from antiquing in Waretown.The 3 individually decorated rooms include minifridges and flat-screen HDTVs with cable channels and DVD players. A pair have whirlpool tubs.There’s a communal living room with a 50-inch flat-screen TV, plus DVDs and board games. The breakfast menu features hot and cold options served in the dining room. Parking is free, and bikes, beach towels and chairs are available to borrow. Fishing trips can be arranged (surcharge).

Things You Need to Know

  • 6 min walk to Eno’s Pond County Park
  • The hotel has breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Cheryl George

We had the pleasure of staying at the Inn at Rivers Edge after our wedding a few weeks ago Patty was wonderful and the house itself was immaculate and BEAUTIFUL We were able to have some of our wedding photos shot from the bedroom balcony that over looks the water, and down in the marina that is located on the property behind the house

Breakfast was served the next morning and it was delicious! This was our first time staying in a bed and breakfast and it was a wonderful and fun experience If you ever have the opportunity to stay a day or two at the Inn, you will not be disappointed!

Tami Mechura

This was our second time staying here We love it The rooms are beautiful, beds are so comfortable, the little details are so appreciated , like robes in the closet, water in the fridge, and some snacks for midnight raid

Breakfast is fabulous our host Patty is an amazing cook, and the way is it is presented was wonderful The views are spectacular There is a restaurant just next door that serves wonderful seafood as well as other items We only live 45 mins away but when I come and stay here, I feel as if I left the state 🙂 very relaxing Bonus Patty has a very cute puppy named Janelove her Great place

Kristina Magolis

We stayed here to celebrate our 5 year anniversary and it was great! Patty and Jane were the very best hosts! Location is right off the river, close to a very good restaurant and about a half hour from the beach Our room was clean and comfortable Patty made us fresh fruit and granola as well as unlimited peach waffles for breakfast

It was the perfect relaxed and cozy spot for a quick getaway We highly recommend it and hope to be back soon!

15. Spray Beach Hotel (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 200 E 24th St, Beach Haven, NJ 08008
  • Phone: (609) 492-1501
  • Ratings: 4.1 (465 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Spray Beach Hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Relaxed beachfront hotel with some kitchenette units, plus a seafood eatery & a heated pool.

About this hotel

This casual oceanfront hotel with an annex is 1.1. miles from Fantasy Island Amusement Park and Thundering Surf Waterpark, and 1.7 miles from Parker Island Bird Sanctuary.The relaxed rooms feature TVs and free Wi-Fi, as well as microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites offer stovetops, dishware and kitchenettes, and some include pull-out sofas and whirlpool tubs. Units have either ocean or pool views. Some units are across the street in an annex.A seafood restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating, plus a lounge. There are also bars. There’s a heated outdoor pool and a hot tub, and beach chairs and umbrellas are available to rent.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms, which have kitchenettes
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • 3 min drive to Fantasy Island Amusement Park
  • Guests praised the seafood restaurant, which has a dinner buffet
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 25 times
  • Guests liked the nightlife
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Sharon Stella

Stayed there for a spontaneous weekend and was happy with everything! To start the staff was so courteous and friendly, the rooms were clean and very well stocked with towels and everything you need The pool was very nice and convenient Breakfast was excellent and location was perfect

Very nice atmosphere all around lively but peaceful

Heather R

The hotel was nice It is so close to the beach You have to walk a bit if you don’t eat onsite

There is a 24 hour convenience store with some snacks, drinks and coffeeThe beds are very hard and I woke up sore everyday It is just slightly better than sleeping on the floor At this price point, I expected better beds Also the heated pool was like bath water I like warm water but this was way too warm

Brian Peykar

Disgusting hotel, do not stay here! I stayed at the hotel on 6/26-6/27 I was supposed to checkout on 6/28 but we had to check out early due to the unsanitary condition in our unit For starters, the unit had a moldy/mildew smell

We had a problem with our air conditioning emitting an extremely high screeching noise every few minutes I contacted the front desk at 7 pm to notify them that the air conditioning unit was not functioning properly and making a very loud screeching noise I was told that a maintenance worker would be at my unit in 30 minutes 2 1/2 hours later a maintenance worker showed up In the interim, I had also notified the front desk to let them know we had a significant ant infestation in the bathroom The maintenance worker showed up at a time when my family was sleeping and could not do the repairs needed He also intended on spraying the toxic chemical ROUND UP in the bathroom to treat the ants Round Up cannot be used indoors and is meant for treating weeds, it also happens to be toxic I shudder at the thought that he may have sprayed it earlier if we were not in the unit I was very upset that he thought that was a solution to the problem Due to the issues with the AC unit, we were forced to sleep through the night without air conditioning which is obviously extremely uncomfortable To make matters worse, my 3 and 5 year old complained that there were itchy in the middle of the night and we turned on the light to now see that there were ants in the bed and on their body I would not expect for these instances to happen in a lower cost hotel let alone a hotel that costs over $300 a night I complained to the front desk person and was assured a manager would contact me which never happened

16. Windjammer Motor Inn (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

A block from Seaside Park Beach to the east, and the shores of Barnegat Bay to the west, this modest motel on a barrier island is 2 miles from Casino Pier amusement and water park.The casual rooms with dark, wood-paneled walls feature cable TV. Apartments add kitchens, separate living/dining rooms and pull-out sofas. Kids age 11 and under stay free.Complimentary snacks are provided during happy hour in a relaxed cocktail lounge that has a patio. Breakfast and lunch are available for a fee in a casual restaurant. Other amenities include a heated outdoor pool (seasonal) and coin-operated laundry facilities. Minimum-stay rules may apply.

Things You Need to Know

  • 3 min drive to Seaside Park Beach & Lifeguard
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Boardwalk” 11 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar
  • Guests praised the beach

Feedback From Real Customers

Coleen Smith

We have been coming here to stay since 2005 It is our go to They are one of the few places open all year round which makes it a great place to stay for fishing any time of the year

Rooms are clean and well equipped with cleaning service offered daily along with a smile It is close to the beach, the boardwalk, and many good restaurants There is a nice sized heated pool that makes for a relaxing afternoon There is ample parking close to the rooms that makes it easy to unpack your belongings They also do a happy hour at the bar on site where they serve good drinks at a fair price and complimentary food items such as pizza, small sandwiches, soup, mac and cheese, and many other items depending on the day The family that runs it are wonderful people who we consider friends after so many years They are very helpful and accommodating It has become our home away from home You can’t pick a better place to stay in the area You won’t be disappointed

Bontras Snide

Overall, my experience with this hotel was okay The doors didn’t work well and took a lot of jostling to open The helper, Frank(?) was a bit eccentric and gave me a strange vibe but was very helpful despite this

Their breakfast was phenomenal for hotel food, though Their pool was also great They had hot water in their showers and warm beds in their rooms I would recommend it to others but if you do go, then ask the helper before using the doors, just so you get it down

BettyMarie Gregory

We loved this place! Yes the rooms are dated but that’s ok!! They literally went above and beyond for me and our family! We stayed from April 19th till April 24th I sent them messages asking for our room to be extra sanitized due to my son being on chemo and that they done!! They only came in for room to service it when asked (due to my son being on chemo) they made sure we had a good working refrigerator and all that! The room and beds were super clean they even gave us an updated newly painted room!! And as we was staying there they was working on getting the pool ready for the season!! My kids loved the fact that it’s only a 5 minute walk to the beach, so it wasn’t too much for my son!! That’s a PLUS!! The desk clerk’s were awesome!! They even called to check on us as we was running late to check in (traveled from Oklahoma) The only two downfalls I can express was they didn’t have a breakfast, and the elevator is super small and the doors on the elevator don’t have sensors to stop them!! But other then that this place was pretty awesome for our family!! THANK YOU WINDJAMMER FOR YOUR HOSPITALITY!!

17. Daddy O (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 4401 Long Beach Blvd, Brant Beach, NJ 08008
  • Phone: (609) 494-1300
  • Ratings: 4.3 (724 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Daddy O
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Vibrant boutique hotel with a contemporary restaurant offering outdoor dining & a buzzy rooftop bar.

About this hotel

This hip, modern boutique hotel on laid-back Long Beach Island is a few minutes’ stroll from the ocean.The 22 rooms and suites are individually decorated and feature floor-to-ceiling photography, bathrooms with rainfall showerheads, free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and MP3 players.Complimentary beach badges, beach chairs and towels are provided. There’s a contemporary restaurant with outdoor dining, a garden and a seasonal rooftop bar. Kids under 10 aren’t permitted.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 2 min drive to Ship Bottom Beach Patrol
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “sushi” 17 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the seasonal bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Veronica Cuello

The restaurant was very nice The waitress was kind, patient and quick The drinks were very good

The food wasn’t too good The mussels weren’t good at all The tacos were okay Put it like this, best food was the friesI would definitely go back for the drinks and live music, but not for the food The live music was fantastic

Lori Zugelder

We went to Daddy O’s last night for dinner & as usual it was a great experience We were greeted by very friendly hostesses and seated right away They have plenty of people working and do a great job of taking care of you

We had to send my daughter’s steak salad back because it was a little too rare for her They were so accommodating and nice about it! They brought her out a new salad even larger than the first one & cooked exactly the way she liked it Can’t say enough about the staff at this restaurant Everyone was happy and helpful and the food is delicious!

Mary Frey

My husband and I came here on a Saturday night to celebrate his birthday We were greeted by a super sweet hostess and seated immediately Our server, Alex, was attentive without being overbearing

He checked on us the perfect amount of times! My husband ordered the burger and a funnel cake flavored beer, both of which he said were excellent I got the fried chicken sandwich and it was so perfect! So juicy and perfectly crunchy We both loved the seasoned fries as well We also got to briefly meet the manager on duty who was very nice We’ll definitely be back the next time we’re in LBI!

18. Inn At Sea Oaks

About this hotel

On the grounds of the Sea Oaks Country Club, this traditional hotel is 2.5 miles’ drive from the Garden State Parkway and 1.9 miles from Tuckertown.All rooms feature free WiFi and coffeemakers, with suites adding flat-screen TVs. Some suites also include whirlpool tubs.Continental breakfast is included, and there’s a formal restaurant and a casual grill. Golf on the 18-hole championship course is available (surcharge). Event facilities include a banquet room.

Things You Need to Know

  • 6 min drive to Stanley H. “Tip” Seaman County Park
  • The hotel has breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Marjorie Jensen

Was here visiting family in the area

first impressionnot good!!! Followed GPS and it led to resturant!! Called receptionist and she gave me directions to unmarked bilding!! Took 20 minutes to find!!REDICULOUS!!! rooms where comfortable at least but smelled funny Theres no microwave or fridge in master suite!! Staff gets rude when u ask to heat up food in their microwave, or refrigerate leftovers!!! No crowd control on nights I was there,screaming in teh hallways!!! Marijuana smokers allowed to smoke with no regard for general safety!! No cops were called!!!Would rather spend the extra several hundred dollars to stay at the holiday inn than ever step foot here again!!! But I do love that restarant!!!

Karen Dellinger

Went to sea oaks for dinner Go there quite often as I live locally Huge disappointment in the dinner this evening

I ordered a rib eye steak( on their evening special menu) I got a strip or sirloin steak It was NOT a ribeyeIt irritates me to no end that they insisted it was a ribeye Anyone that is a chef or anyone knowledgeable about steak knows the difference between a ribeye and a sirloin Stop ripping off the public that may not know the difference The “ribeye” Which was really a sirloin steak was tough No amount of blue cheese will disguise the fact that it was NOT a ribeye Worst meal ever!! Brought it home for my dog He doesn’t know the difference between a sirloin and a rib eye but I DO!!!!!!

19. Surf City Hotel (2-star hotel)

  • Address: 800 Long Beach Blvd, Surf City, NJ 08008
  • Phone: (609) 494-7281
  • Ratings: 4.1 (440 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Surf City Hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Unfussy rooms & an apartment in a historic, seasonal hotel with a restaurant, a pub & a clam bar.

About this hotel

This informal, seasonal hotel in a clapboard building dating from the 19th century is a 3-minute walk from the beach. It’s also 7 miles from both Manahawkin Wildlife Management Area and Fantasy Island Amusement Park.Bright, low-key rooms, some with shared bathrooms, provide cable TV and minifridges. A 2-bedroom apartment offers a kitchen and a balcony.Amenities include a casual restaurant/bar, a lively pub, a liquor store and a clam bar, as well as a lounge with live music, and complimentary beach badges. Parking is free. Minimum-stay rules may apply.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have refrigerators
  • 14 min walk to Flamingo Miniature Golf Course
  • Guests mentioned “clams” 16 times
  • Guests mentioned “sushi” 11 times
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • The hotel has a nightclub

Feedback From Real Customers

AG Beauty Services

My husband and I just stayed a week at the hotel with our 2 young kids The hotel is clean and the staff are friendly There is a hotel and an Inn section

We stayed at the Inn which is the furthest from the music and we didn’t hear a thing The restaurant is delicious The location is perfect to walk to the beach, restaurants, ice cream and mini golf There is no coffee maker in the room, there is one by the front desk and coffee shops in walking distance We were a little surprised that parking was limited Overall, this is a perfect getaway for a couple or small family!

Dennis Doll

First-time customer for dinner July 8th Great atmosphere Many empty tables yet it was 15 minutes before the server visited our table

My wife had the crab cake sandwich which was very good I had the Jumbo Shrimp and Crab over Linguini inparmesan cream sauce There were only 4 shrimp They were not jumbo and were barely large Could only find small bits of crab in the sauce It was good but nothing came with the entree and at $34 it just didn’t seem like good value I’m willing to come back and try again

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