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“Nov. Weekend at the Golden Inn (even on Business)” 5 of 5 stars
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Golden Inn Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Oceanfront at 78th Street, Avalon, NJ 08202   |  
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Ranked #5 of 5 hotels in Avalon
Wallingford, Pennsylvania
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Nov. Weekend at the Golden Inn (even on Business)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I attended a conference from Fri. evening through Sunday morning at the Golden Inn; I have attended this same conference at the GI many times before. The service from the front desk, to housekeeping and the waitstaff in the restaurant was far better this year. The food, although similar to what we've had in years past, was much better. Everyone who worked there seemed cheerful and happy-it was infectuous. The rooms and bathrooms are clean and bright, the beds a are firmly comfortable. The lobby has a "real" working fireplace which was kept going for both comfort and effect. In all it was a delightful weekend, even though it was a working weekend.

Room Tip: Try to get a room with at least a partial ocean view-its great!
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GoldenInnAVALONbeach, Manager at Golden Inn Hotel, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
We thank you for your response. We appreciate when people take the time to acknowledge the "positive", as we do strive to have a "positive" staff at the Golden Inn. We do have a new Manager and have made changes & will continue to do so for only "positive" outcomes. Thank you again & we hope to see you soon, whether for business or pleasure!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sewickley, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

This hotel has it all, a beautiful beach with terrific accommodations. It is far enough away from the town that things are quiet and peaceful yet close enough to enjoy Stone Harbor's great shops. We enjoy eating at the Inn but often we are known to dine on the beach with wine, waves and great cheese. (The beach is right next to the Golden Inn.)

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GoldenInnAVALONbeach, Manager at Golden Inn Hotel, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
We are happy to know that you had a "Special Time" at the Golden Inn. We are the only hotel on the island that is opened year round & is on the beach. No matter what time of year you come down, the beach & ocean is always beautiful. During the off-season, relax by our wood burning fireplace after your stroll on the beach. We thank you for your review and hope that we continue to be your Shore destination in the future.
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Jackson, New Jersey
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

This place was an ideal location for our environmental conference. It is located right on the beach. It has all the needed facilities one expect for a Jersey Shore resort location. The food was the typical middle of the road conference luncheon. Spared by the tropical storm Sandy it is in very good condition. There was lots of parking but then again it is October. Hint, do not go over the speed limit on the local streets (25 MPH) the police are very much on top of it. The people servicing the conference and luncheon were very accommodating to our every need, AV, microphones etc.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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GoldenInnAvalon7849, Manager at Golden Inn Hotel, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
We appreciate you taking the time to write this review. We also enjoyed having your wonderful group with us & very happy you chose the Golden Inn for your Environmental Conference. We are here to accommodate all the needs of any group that has a conference at the Golden Inn and would like to thank you for recognizing this. Thank you again from the Management & Staff. We do hope to see you soon.
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Toms River, New Jersey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

stayed last year for a family vacation, had a great time, the kids loved it, right off the beach, the staff was extremely nice, and pleasent, and catered to all that we needed, and required. the rooms are adequate, and was comfy....

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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GoldenInnAvalon7849, Manager at Golden Inn Hotel, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Thank you for remembering us enough to come back to write this nice review. We are happy to hear when any of our guests has had a great experience, especially when encountering our friendly staff. We hope to see you again!
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This is the place to go if you want to have a great beach wedding and work with staff who try to go the extra mile to help out. We could not have asked for better service from Michael Emens, Nancy Wolgemuth, the staff at the front desk and everyone at the hotel. My daughter's wedding was managed flawlessly and went off with any difficulties whatsoever. Our guests were really happy with the food, especially during the cocktail hour, and the overall atmosphere for the wedding and reception. Everything was first class. The rooms were clean and bright an the hotel grounds are well-maintained. A great place for an at-the-beach affair. Thank you to everyone there for a great day!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GoldenInnAvalon7849, Manager at Golden Inn Hotel, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for your kind words. Avalon is a beautiful area to have a beach wedding & we do strive to do our very best to make that special day memorable. We appreciate your acknowledgement of our staff, we will be sure to pass along your compliments to them. We wish your daughter & her husband the very best...
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Lee, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Some 50 of us gathered for a 60th high school reunion and had a wonderful 2 nights and 3 days. The hotel rooms were comfortable, the staff very helpful, and the meals good. Parts of the hotel show their age, but then so do we. We're talking about doing this again in 5 years (or maybe 2 1/2).

Room Tip: Choose the east wing 2nd or 3rd floor, higher number rooms are nearer the water with betterviews.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Plover, Wisconsin
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I would recommend this hotel for a business seminar and overnight stay. The seminar room was very hice and had everything we needed. The restuarant caterered this and the food was very good. I stayed 2 nights and found my room very nice and the area quiet. Front desk was very helpful

I would recommend you check them out as this was a good hotel to stay at.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Additional Information about Golden Inn Hotel

Address: Oceanfront at 78th Street, Avalon, NJ 08202
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Avalon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 hotels in Avalon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Inn Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Golden Inn is a seasonal seaside resort and conference center located in beautiful Avalon, New Jersey. The Golden Inn is open year round and offers many great amenities such as our in-house restaurant Sea Glass, outside Beach Bar, pool & beach service, on site parking and complimentary beach tags. The Golden Inn’s state of the art meeting facility is the perfect place to hold your next meeting or conference. Nestle on the dunes of Avalon’s award winning beach, the Golden Inn provides the perfect atmosphere for your dream sea side wedding. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Golden Hotel Avalon
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