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17 Ocean Ave, PO Box 27, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
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Shawmont Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Ocean Grove
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Several family extended members booked several rooms for a last minute get away. Several generations. Location convenient and lovely. It accommodated every age. It was comfortable, clean, (-a bit more attention to bathroom floors and corners is suggested but overall clean). Beds were comfortable. Staff was helpful and friendly. We have stayed in MANY inns in Ocean and this is... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Home away from home, although we would love to live there someday. Amazingly comfortable hotel, warm friendly staff, clean beyond expectations. No fancy rooms, if that's what you're looking for. Outstanding view from open front porch & ocean-view rooms. Book early!!

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New York City, New York
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been visiting Ocean Grove over twenty years. I love the quaint shops, cafes, quiet location, proximity to busier restaurants in surrounding towns (that you can walk to), boardwalk, beach playground, small water park, mini golf and family friendly atmosphere. It's also within driving distance of the restaurants, amusements parks and clubs of other neighboring towns, but far enough... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We (Mom and I) have regularly visited the Shawmont for years--and she's been going there regularly since the early 1970s. It's quiet, homey, and comfortable. Over time, it's been updated. Now it is completely air conditioned, and this year they boosted the wi-fi signal so that every room can get online. Not sure if this is a good thing or... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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55 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Our pristine itinerary said Asbury Park. Luckily we ended up at Shawmont Park in Ocean Grove instead. Check in was swift yet with a very personal touch. The lady at the front desk let us choose between two different rooms. We chose one right up a steep flight of stairs which was tiny but had a little porch and an... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

On a tip from a friend, we, and another couple, booked the two best rooms with side-by-side front porches facing the Atlantic. This small hotel is housed in a 100-year-old building, and it's nothing fancy and rather a homey place to stay. Rocking chairs on the ground floor front verandah; small front lounge with a couple of tables for breakfast... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

My husband, 1-year-old, and I were in town with other family members for a wedding, and we were blown away by the hospitality & location of the Shawmont Hotel! We ended up booking here when the hotel we booked in Asbury Park tried to charge us for the crib we needed to borrow. Can't believe we would've missed out on... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This was our first time in Ocean Grove and we couldn't have chosen a nicer place. We had both the ocean view rooms which is directly across from the beach and the rooms have their own private patio where you can take in the ocean breez and views. Room amenities was on the average side. The sheets on our bed... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We have stayed at the Shawmont three times and generally like the hotel, primarily for its beachfront location. The decor is clean and simple and unlike some other properties in town the place isn't cluttered with "antiques". However, it's not cheap, and there's a lack of attention to detail that rules out anything higher than an "average" rating. A few... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We are regular visitors to the Shawmont Hotel in Ocean Grove NJ. My mother has been a regular there since the early 1970s, and we drive nearly 350 miles every year to spend a week there. Okay, so it's NOT elegant, and the wireless can be spotty throughout the hotel. But the wireless works fine in the living room, although... More

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Address: 17 Ocean Ave, PO Box 27, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Ocean Grove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Shawmont Hotel Ocean Grove

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The Shawmont is a fully refurbished 30 room hotel facing the Ocean, in historic Ocean Grove NJ right on the NJ shore. All rooms have private baths, AC, and Cable TV. Built in 1865 all rooms have updated and many have outstanding ocean views. ... more   less 
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