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Sea Shell Resort and Beach Club

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10 S. Atlantic Ave., Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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West Orange, NJ
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want nightlife, party atmosphere, twenty-somethings, then this is the place for you. Location is great, staff very friendly and helpful. Restaurant great too! Parking is limited but free. Wi-fi not guaranteed in rooms, but free if you can get it. If you want quiet beach getaway, probably not the best spot for you.

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TJH1957, Owner at Sea Shell Resort and Beach Club, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Regarding your comments; We are a solid concrete building an getting reliable WIFI to our rooms is a big challenge, that we are always seeking to solve. One way to do it is like the big hotels and hard wire it. Due to the fact that most of our customers are trying to access the... More 

Bergen county
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked one night to visit family in Holgate. We were able to check in at 2:30 instead of 3:00. Asked for a ground floor room - got #115. All 3 parking areas were full - bit tight but found a space in the street. Room is just like the photos - white wicker furniture, microwave, dorm refrigerator. Bistro set, ironing... More 

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TJH1957, Owner at Sea Shell Resort and Beach Club, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. To answer to your question, we are still a work in progress, and almost finished. You may know we were severely damaged during Hurricane Sandy. The entire first floor, pool area, bars and restaurants were completely destroyed. We spent the remainder of 2013 and the first six months of 2014 rebuilding that into the all... More 

Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My mother and I stayed here for a Thursday night stay and enjoyed ourselves very much. The room was clean and easy to find. The only reason why I gave it a Very Good as because the water pressure was not what I was use to. There was barely a steady stream. I did not want to make a big... More 

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TJH1957, Owner at Sea Shell Resort and Beach Club, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and we are thrilled you enjoyed your stay. Regarding the water pressure, the town of Beach Haven apparently had a pump of some kind fail and the entire town was suffering with low pressure for a couple of days. Happy to report it has been restored. Hope to see you back soon. More 

New Jersey
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79 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in the Sea Shell for lunch before taking our grandson the Fantasy Island. Located right on the beach it felt like we had been transported to South Beach. The service was great and very ably to accommodate our gluten free requests. The children's portion was more than enough to fill up the little guy. If I was to... More 

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TJH1957, Owner at Sea Shell Resort and Beach Club, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by and we are glad you had a great experience. More 

Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon check in I was informed that they could not accommodate me for all 5 nights, only 4. I received no help from the staff or management in finding a room for my last night...I secured one on my own and in the process was told this happens all the time at "that" hotel. After being at the beach one... More 

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TJH1957, Owner at Sea Shell Resort and Beach Club, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, however your response needs some fact checking. 1. We only could accommodate you for 4 nights because that is exactly the number of nights you requested thru our online booking system. When you arrived you stated that you wished to stay an extra day. We were sold out and unable to add another night to... More 

jersey shore
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed just 3 days and we all had a blast at this beautiful ocean front location. It is wonderful to get there and park the car - anything you may need is either onsite or within walking distance. Makes for the perfect getaway!! Rooms are clean and comfortable and we found the staff to be beyond hospitable and helpful. In... More 

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TJH1957, Owner at Sea Shell Resort and Beach Club, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. More 

Yorktown Heights, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

first time we visited the sea shell. loved it!!! food was excellent,very friendly staff. room was a little small but nice and clean. going back next year!!! the only thing that I did not like was the music by the pool/bar I think since its such a carribean atmosphere the music should be also.

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TJH1957, Owner at Sea Shell Resort and Beach Club, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us. If you check the entertainment section of our website, you can see the days when we offer Reggae by the pool. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Before I start my own review, I just have to say that most of the other reviews about The Sea Shell Resort and Beach Club in NJ make me laugh because most of them were written by people who visited the bar there, and didn't actually stay over. Sure, the bar is nice, as it's open to the public. But... More 

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new milford
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No such thing as a 5 star hotel in LBI. The Shell is all about convenience. It's on the beach, has a tiki, walking distance to fantasy island. Rooms are clean but small, but functional. AC works well. Drinks at the tiki ate pricey and come in small plastic cups. It's a basic rip off but par for the course.... More 

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Redwood City, California, USA
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Stayed at the Sea Shell mid July. It was first time back to Beach Haven in over 35 years and I really had no idea to expect post-superstorm Sandy. But, the Sea Shell and almost all of Beach Haven seemed to have rebuilt quite well. While the entire hotel was renovated, their are some signs of the damage such as... More 

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TJH1957, Owner at Sea Shell Resort and Beach Club, responded to this review

Thank you for you kind words. Yes, we were really beat up after Sandy, and have worked very hard to re-define ourselves as the only true full service resort on LBI. Thanks for noticing and welcome back. More 

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