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White Whale Motel

20 West Seventh Street, Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, NJ 08006
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful motel, very friendly owners, quiet unspoilt part of long beach island. Easy access to beach. Motel room 101 was clean, spacious enough for two people - it had two bedrooms, free wifi, seats outside on deck and access to lovely garden. I will definitely book here again.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As always we love coming to LBI and exploring! Especially for a night or two. The White Whale is just what my title states, not bad at all. It is VERY basic. Very small rooms. I do however have to say it is clean and you can park directly outside of your room. We had a basic room and had... More 

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George B, Owner at White Whale Motel, responded to this review

EamonKid thank you for staying with us and posting a review: You are correct our dunes are long and our beaches are large but in the summer there is a free beach tram that takes you from the beach path at top of our street to where the lifeguard sits by the water. Our beaches have natural white sand and... More 

Exeter, Pennsylvania
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I have been staying in Barnegat Light for over 40 years , so I know the island extremely well. I could not get my normal house on 16th street for the week of my son's birthday, and I HAD to be there as it is tradition to spend his birthday on the island. I knew about the White Whale for... More 

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George B, Owner at White Whale Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and leaving a review. I took care of the silverware shortage you pointed out. More 

Red Bank, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

It was our first time staying in Barnegat Light, and we enjoyed every second at the quaint motel which offers exactly what you need at the beach for the right price...a bed, a bathroom, an outdoor shower, a small refrigerator & microwave and free access to the beach. The large backyard offers hammocks, grills and picnic tables. The room was... More 

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I gave this an average rating only because there's not much to this motel. It's a clean place to sleep and a place to shower after a day at the beach. That's about it. However, I felt this motel had some charm and enjoyed looking into the private back yard area from my room and also from the porch outside... More 

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George B, Owner at White Whale Motel, responded to this review

Jonathan, thank you for posting your feedback; I will add new refrigerators on our list of things to get before the 2015 season. More 

Kingston, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We stayed in a downstairs room which was just large enough for a double bed and bathroom with a shower. The air conditioner didn't work, but it cooled off at night and was not a problem. I would not want to stay there on a hot night without a working air conditioner.

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George B, Owner at White Whale Motel, responded to this review

Walt, you did not tell us that there was a problem with the air conditioner in your room. We keep spare AC units on the premises; if you told us we would have immediately rectified the problem. More 

Bronx, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

After walking by this quaint motel countless times during trips to LBI, we decided to stay here as a partial-week alternative to the weekly beach house rental. We stayed in the HUGE Bay Suite and I'm writing this review because I couldn't be happier with our decision to stay here. With a sun porch and private deck, kitchen, living room,... More 

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

We visited preseason. Four adults and an infant. We stayed in room 201, which is a huge 2 bedroom suite. More like an apartment. Fully equipped kitchen, great dining space, huge sun porch, we immediately felt right at home. No trouble cooking up a great meal with fresh seafood from Cassie's. If you are planning on cooking, bring spices and... More 

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Burdett, New York
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

So close to all that Barnegat Light offers the serious birders and yet affordable, clean, comfortable with very friendly, concerned owners and....very reasonable rates. We walked everywhere and appreciated the great diner around the corner for coffee early in the AMs and a next door restaurant for some very good food and drink.

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

This was our first time staying here when our other hotel on Long Beach Island was not available. The rooms are very small (very, no exaggeration) but, as others have commented here, they are clean and the motel's location can't be beat. Just minutes away from the beach, from several good restaurants, and from the bay. The price is also... More 

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