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The Islander Motel

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1202 Central Avenue, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ
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The Islander Motel
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Ship Bottom
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Roxbury, New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This motel is run by two of the nicest people I have ever encountered in business. The motel is clean, well located and in good repair. We were surprised by all of the amenities. Complimentary water, a keurig, a refrigerator, and a really comfortable bed. I have one negative comment. I think the bedding was washed in a detergent that... More 

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Harriman, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

I would highly recommend the Islander! I stayed there back in June and proposed to my now fiancée two blocks away on the beach. My future wife and I are definitely going to return to the Islander next year, we wouldn't consider staying anywhere else on LBI. Joe was extremely informative on the different kinds of restaurants, bars and coffee... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

As so many folks have already noted here on tripadvisor.com, this is a very nice place, owned and operated by very nice people. It is the cleanest beach hotel we have ever visited. Joe and Anne are a pleasure to speak with and had plenty of valuable, local information to share. It is just a short walk to the beach,... More 

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Elyria, Ohio
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We returned to this motel after almost 40 years and we loved it! Newly renovated rooms, reasonable prices and desirable location near everything, I'd stay here again if returning to the shore. The owner was super nice and made certain we had everything we needed. Very pleasantly surprised, this motel was very literally spotless. Please bring your business to this... More 

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New Milford, NJ
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Stayed in one of The Islander Motel's first floor standard 2 bed motel rooms for 2 nights. It was newly renovated and the decor was lovely...very pretty furniture, and really nice bathroom. It wasn't luxury, but what motel on LBI is...(this is why I only gave it 4 stars). The owner, Joe, was a very nice man and very accommodating.... More 

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Kearny, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Stayed at the Islander hotel again. Our second stay here and it was excellent! We stayed in a room on the second floor which had a full size refrigerator and a stove. The bed was extremely comfortable and big. It had a nice size bathroom with plenty of hot water. The room was very spacious and nicely decorated. We had... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My husband and I went on a three day trip and loved it!!! The place was extremely clean and nicely decorated! Joe actually upgraded our room because I had added an extra night. The bed was the most comfortable I have ever slept in for a hotel. Joe is the nicest person, very helpful in recommending places to try, restaurants,... More 

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Many years ago this was the place to hang out regardless if we stayed overnight or not, later on my family and I moved too far so I never got the chance to return to this hotel. This summer we came back and what incredible surprise was to completely renovated/updated and it is super clean. Our room was simply fantastic... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My husband and I stayed for a long weekend and we loved it. Joe & Anne are very nice and extremely helpful. . . they know who, what, and where so if you stay here ask them what to do and where to eat. We will visit again. The room we stayed in was spacious, clean and comfortable. The fridge,... More 

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Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Even though we had no chance to stay overnight, because there were no rooms left, Joe gave us good advice where to go and saved us from a long ride back to NYC! Thanks Joe, we made it and we´ll be back for a stay and not just pass by :)! Have a great summer! Berit from Frankfurt/Germany

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Address: 1202 Central Avenue, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Long Beach Island > Ship Bottom
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
The Islander Motel Long Beach Island, NJ - Ship Bottom

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