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Blue Water Inn

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   617 E Eighth St, Ocean City, NJ 08226 (Formerly Sandaway Hotel)
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Ranked #25 of 34 hotels in Ocean City
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Luci_J_M Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Where to start. The parking lot is around the corner and spaces are limited. don't think the outdoor pool is great either because it's not and it's located practically next to the parking lot. the stairs are narrow and it's a pain if you have a lot to carry. the showers were like outdoor showers. pipes were exposed, peeling of... More

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We wanted somewhere that was clean and didn't break the bank for a last minute weekend trip to the shore. We were pleased with the Blue Water Inn. Our room was clean (we had #33 for two adults and two kids and my father in law had #18 with two twin beds), there was air conditioning, a small fridge and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What I thought was a good deal for the weekend turned out to be a horrible mistake. The only good thing I have to say about my stay at the inn was the close proximity to the boardwalk and beach. The room was extremely small, the pictures on the website depict it to be much larger than it actually is.... More

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OceanAveHotels, Owner at Blue Water Inn, responded to this review

Sorry you didn't enjoy your stay. The Inn was built in the late 1800's and has rooms with private baths of varying sizes. Unfortunately, you chose to book our "economy room" one of the three smallest and least expensive rooms in the building. A conversation with anyone at the front desk or reading the room description on our website under... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Both Ashly and Lilly were extremely helpful w/everything. The pool was great. There is a computer to use for free. The continental breakfast even had Cinamon Toast Crunch, my favorite. The room was clean and quiet. The air conditioner had a remote. The location is the best, right smak in the middle of Ocean City. I cant wait to come... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Had some issues with the first room we checked into, Ashley at the front desk was extremely helpful. She called maintenance immediately and they were there to try and fix the problem in less than an hour. When issue couldn't be resolved she moved us to a new room that was outstanding. It is an older hotel and because of... More

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OceanAveHotels, Manager at Blue Water Inn, responded to this review

WE try!. Thanks for your comments More

Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My family and I came down last week for a quick weekend get away before the kids busy summer schedule officially starts. A friend of a friend recommended Blue Water Inn and we could not be happier with our experience. It is located in a great area right in the center of Ocean City. We paid a reasonable rate and... More

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Margate City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Very good location in the center of Ocean City and close to everything. We stayed there twice with my wife - 3 days in 2012 and a week this year (2014). The room was nothing fancy, but for the great rates we got it was more than what we expected! There was a nice flat screen TV, small refrigerator and... More

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

First of all the pictures online and in the brochure look better then the room that we had. They state that the hotel is "newly renovated" but we saw no evidence of anything new. The hotel claims to be historic which is fine but it looked more like a hotel that rents by the hour! There were used towels in... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This hotel has a great 5 day rental rate .But please do not expect much luxury. It has what you need with no frills what so ever. The pool area is nice. Easy access to the beach. Quiet area. The number one issue we have is there was no elevator. Pack light if you stay on the 3rd floor.

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Wanaque, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I'll be generous... The place is sad. Stayed in the "Lobby Apartment" for the Bike MS overnight. Huge. Kitchen appliances were new, the rest was not. Uneven floors; ancient carpet; weak lighting in the bathroom; ancient, rusted and broken fixtures; dust abounds; old sofas. Bathroom was a horror. Tiles in the wall of the shower stall were filled with mold... More

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OceanAveHotels, Owner at Blue Water Inn, responded to this review

The Inn is 125 years old and has the old world charm of historic Ocean City. It is not a five star facility with elevators, private garages for your bike and the like. It is a nice clean turn of the century hotel with spacious patios and lobby located 2 blocks from the beach and boardwalk. More

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Address: 617 E Eighth St, Ocean City, NJ 08226 (Formerly Sandaway Hotel)
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2 star — Blue Water Inn 2*
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