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Blue Bay Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   51 First Avenue, near Sandy Hook, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716   |  
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“Charming Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

I paid $209 for a room, it is kind of high, but most of the hotels in the area were sold out, so I wouldn't call it so overpriced( I mean another review). There are nice places to eat around, hotel is clean and quiet.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011

We stayed for the weekend recently and were surprised by how little his hotel had to offer. Other reviewers have noted that there is no valet or room service, and that's unfortunately still true. More disappointing is the attitude of the front desk personnel when we checked in and the conditions of the rooms. We stayed in a parlor king, which was tiny and cramped. There is a light on the porch that shines directly into the room and cannot b turned off, so good luck getting some sleep. Additionally, the hot water in the shower is warm at best and when asked about having it checked, no improvement was made. For $300 a night, you can do much better elsewhere.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

Just returned from a weekend away at Blue Bay Inn. It's a small hotel, on the main road- but beautiful and quiet. Plenty of places to eat, reat food with the choice to go dressy and expensive or casual and cheap. Flo at the front desk is super sweet and has wonderful information about just about everything.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

We were there right after Irene and spent a wonderfully relaxing time in this Inn. The room was spacious, well appointed and the staff very pleasant. It's just a five minute drive to the unspoiled beaches of Sandy Hook. The town of Atlantic Highlands itself is a special treat if you enjoy vacationing in a real town-- small town movie theater across the street from the Inn and an array of eateries from a rib joint, to a top notch diner to two where you can sit on the dock at the water's edge overlooking fishing and pleasure boats. And it's only an hour's drive from NYC--- 40 minutes if you take the Seastreak which lets you off about 3 blocks away from Blue Bay.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

We spent two nights at Blue Bay Inn during late August. The hotel offers no amenities that we are aware of except for the complimentary coffee served in the morning. The room could have been cleaner. The bed cover had obvious stains (disgusting) and we found old food behind a chair. It is understandable that the prices at the shore are inflated during the summer months but this property is miles from the beach. (However it is just a short drive to the beaches of Sandy Hook) The staff was quite pleasant and offered excellent suggestions for nearby restaurants. There is no on-site parking but parking is free for guests at a nearby municipal parking lot.

Not sure about a return. BTW, the quaint town of Atlantic Highlands pretty much rolls up the streets on Monday and Tuesday nights.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011

We had a lovely family stay at the Blue Bay Inn this past Labor Day weekend. We stayed with our 1 year old child and we could not have been happier. The manager & all staff were very friendly and accommodating - they made sure we had everything we needed. This is a beautiful boutique hotel with large & modern rooms. Our room was clean and quiet. It is in a great location, close to the marina, restaurants, biking/running trail and a short drive to Sandy Hook beaches. We will definitely be back & would recommend staying at the Blue Bay Inn.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

Blue Bay Inn has a wonderfully pleasant staff and the web site prepares you perfectly for the rooms. They are well appointed, clean and comfortable. This is the first time my wife and I have stayed at Blue Bay but we've been in other places near Sandy Hook. A big bonus in staying at the inn is that it's right in the middle of a wonderfully unspoiled, authentic shore town-- Atlantic Highlands. There's a small movie theater across the street, a diner a block away that had the best pea soup I've ever eaten, a ribs joint and two blocks away, at bay side, is a marina filled with fishing boats and a waterside outdoor eatery which serves breakfast beginning at 5AM. If you're looking for an unpretentious spot only an hour away from NYC, (the ferry at the end of the street will take you to Wall Street in 40 minutes), this place is for you. It's certainly for us.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Blue Bay Inn

Address: 51 First Avenue, near Sandy Hook, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
Location: United States > New Jersey > Atlantic Highlands
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Atlantic Highlands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Blue Bay Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located in the heart of downtown Atlantic Highlands, the Blue Bay Inn is the perfect place to indulge yours desires. Within two blocks, there are 12 restaurants, a movie theatre, a playhouse, upscale boutiques, spas, hair salons, artisan shops, a coffee house and the Seastreak ferry which luxuriously shuttles back and forth to Manhattan in 35 minutes. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Blue Bay Hotel Atlantic Highlands
Blue Bay Atlantic Highlands

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