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Blue Water Inn

617 E Eighth St, Ocean City, NJ 08226 (Formerly Sandaway Hotel)
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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
    3 of 5 stars
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Wenatchee, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a turn of the century boarding house that has been turned into more of a hostel than hotel. But at 1/3 of the price of any other place in Ocean City it's a good option. We were in room 32 on the 3rd floor, so had a quiet 2 nights. Many families packed into rooms so generally it's... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just stayed in Apt 1, and this place should probably not be open to guests. We needed something last minute with a separate bedroom, so our options were either here or paying at least $300 per night at the Biscayne. In retrospect, I'd pay the $300 next time. I did read reviews before going, but they seemed kind of... More 

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

Sorry you didn't enjoy your stay. It sounds like the apartment was not ready for occupancy. I will check into it. Perhaps if you mentioned your displeasure to the front desk, we could have relocated you up into the hotel. Thanks for your input More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I paid almost $500 for two nights and only stayed one night! HORRIBLE place to stay. The staff was nice but that does not offset the bed that was so hard I would have slept better in my car. If you need help with something after 10pm good luck finding someone to help you. I needed blankets, because one is... More 

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

Thanks for your review. Maybe you should have stayed in your car. All rooms have a window air conditioner(which has a temperature adjustment on it), blankets and comforter on the beds. Sometimes guests remove the blankets and store on the closet shelf. The place is over 100 years old and we try our best to run a clean affordable "turn... More 

Warrington, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I will preface this by saying the people I dealt with who run the Blue Water Inn seem to be very nice people who mean well. That being said, the following review is not meant to be malicious, but to state the truth so others who are considering this property will know exactly what they are getting. I had seen... More 

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

Its unfortunate that you chose trip advisor to hammer the hotel the way you did instead of bringing this to the attention of the front desk person. We could have responded immediately to your issues. A couple of points: Our home page of the website states "Sorry, no elevators" and the exterior hotel photos show stores on the ground floor... More 

Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this place. It reminds me of an old B & B. It is not a super fancy hotel but you are not paying an outrageous price. The staff is super friendly and helpful, you are two blocks away from the beach and boardwalk and there is an awesome deck. The rooms are ok, again nothing fancy but how often... More 

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

Thanks for your review. As you know, the Blue Water Inn was built in 1895 and has a lot of "old world charm". We try and run a clean friendly hotel that includes free parking, beach tags and breakfast. Glad you enjoyed your visit with us More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was clean and air conditioner worked. The beds weren't the worst I've ever slept in, but I take my own linens. Place was good for somewhere to shower and sleep. People were friendly. I did not have any expectation of luxury, because there is none. It was good for a last minute night or two, but would not stay... More 

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

And you booked one of our "economy rooms". Probably was the last one left. These rooms have all the same amenities that the other rooms have(TV, AC, Shower) but are a little smaller. We generally provide a free upgrade to guests who select these rooms if we have any other rooms available. We are a no frills hotel close to... More 

White Plains, New York, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Pros: Location, Ability to book online, Inexpensive, Free Parking, Showers you can use after you checkout, outside porch that is nice when it's raining Cons: Really crummy mattress & pillows, crummy shower stalls

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

Glad you had a good stay. We are going to continue to upgrade the mattresses, furniture and carpeting in the off season. Thanks for your feedback. We take it very seriously More 

Aston, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

Lily was a fantastic receptionist and made my visit! The hotel is conveniently located but is all stairs with rooms that are tidy. They have window air conditioning, fridge, and tv in the rooms. Room size can be a little tight, but it makes up in its location. You have free beach passes, free parking, free WiFi, and free Continental... More 

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

I appreciate your feedback. We will continue to offer a clean, affordable and conveniently located hotel. More 

Princeton, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

When I booked the Blue Water Inn for a one-night stay in the middle of last week, my biggest concern was price, and in that respect this hotel is the best deal in Ocean City. I got one of the economy rooms (Room #4) for two at a price that was a bargain for any budget hotel *anywhere*, especially for... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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