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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 #26 of 34 hotels in Ocean City
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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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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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Princeton, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We went down for a few day get away. The staff was great, room while small was clean and comfortable for what we wanted....a beach hotel! They had a nice breakfast included in the stay. We enjoyed watching the fireworks from the great porch with many of the other guest and had a great evening. Would stay there again!

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Exton, Pennsylvania
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

My husband and I were able to get away for a few nights a week ago and felt like reliving some youth at the shore. We enjoyed our stay at Blue Water Inn and found the staff to be friendly and the accomodations clean. This is a no-frills hotel where you can have a clean room, a couple blocks from... 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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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
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#15 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
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Family-owned hotel. All new windows, some new carpet, new paint and friendly staff. We want to be your home at the shore. ... more   less 
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