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White Whale Motel

20 West Seventh Street, Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, NJ 08006
White Whale Motel
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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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Exeter, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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60 hotel reviews
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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
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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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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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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 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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6 hotel reviews
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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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Loxley, Alabama
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

My son and I were on Long Beach Island during the months of Nov.2012 and Dec.2012 for storm claims from SSSandy. We found White Whale Motel while on the island working.After many days of being on the road we found the motel by accident .It was Thanksgiving day -we were able to get a room that night. It was wonderful... More 

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Rockville Centre, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

First stay at the motel, in a 2 bedroom hotel room. Was very pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness of the room and friendliness of the staff. Within walking distance to the light house, restaurants and a 10 minute walk to a gorgeous beach. In a very quiet area, perfect for a weekend away.

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