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“Victorian hospitality at its finest!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Grenville
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   345 Main St., Bay Head, NJ 08742   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bay Head
Wall Township, New Jersey
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Victorian hospitality at its finest!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We had our daughters baptism celebration at the Grenville today March 30th. The experience was beyond our expectations. The staff was full of smiles and extremely accomodating. The food was AMAZING!!! Renee and Harry made us feel like family. Our guests left with full bellys, smiles on their faces, and wonderful memories. I couldn't have been happier. I can't recommend The Grenville enough.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Waterford, Michigan
2 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I stayed this past weekend at the Grenville Hotel in Bay Head. This was definitely the best place I have stayed in a long time. Staff was very polite and accommodating! Rooms look very nice and have been recently! Food was excellent! I highly recommend the avocado crab tower! Harry and Renee are very great good owners and take pride in there business. Yes the building is older and you might hear a few sounds through the walls but that comes with the old Victorian buildings. If you are looking for a cute accommodating place to stay at the jersey shore I highly recommend The Grenville Hotel!

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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3 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The Grenville is a comfortable hotel with a VERY nice and accommodating staff. The furniture in our room (#403) was an "eclectic" collection of pieces [antique-y bedspread, 1970s entertainment center, modern futon]. The room was clean as was the bathroom. Bed was comfortable. Walls were very thin (we heard a couple's midnight fight - they were staying down the hall but it sounded like they were right outside our door). Small 'fridge in our room left everything frozen (even after turning dial down low). Stairway could have used a good dusting. Elevator was an unexpected surprise given the age of the hotel. We visited off season and the special price was very reasonable: $119 for a mid-sized room (plenty of space) with a $50 coupon towards dinner at the restaurant. Food there was excellent, by the way. Breakfast was not much to speak of but the Sunday brunch was excellent. Plenty of foods to choose from and good quality.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

My husband and I Visited for an overnight get away with two other couples. Sorry, but I really can't find anything positive to say. A complete overhaul is needed. Extremely disappointed with our room. Worse than any dorm room my kids ever had. No place to hang clothes and the bed, bedding and pillows were horrible. We didn't even have a trash can. We were hopeful that dinner would meet the expectations of the reviews, but again were disappointed. My sea bass was dry and tasteless. Opted out of the brunch the next morning. Sorry Grenville :(

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Chester, NJ USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

While the rest of the Bay Head/Mantaloking Shore was noticeably DORMANT, the Grenville was filled with pleasant chatter and gaiety associated with bridal showers and St. Patrick festivities -- a contagious, happy atmosphere.
A dining secret we experienced during our stay was a superb chef with his signature features; honeywhipped butter ramkins, threads of julieene multicolored veggies teased with a hint of sesame oil, plump perfectly grilled Lamb Chops, all beautiful plated. Our server enhanced the evening with a professional attentiveness touched with updates of local rejuvenation in readiness for the eager summer crowd.

Room Tip: A significant improvement for those of us who are semi-early risers. Add individual mini coffee...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bayville, New Jersey
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

My daughter's bridal shower was held at the Grenville, and I must state, it was excellent!!! The food was exceptional. The staff was very attentive, polite, and courteous. I would 100% recommend booking a party there. The atmosphere was romantic and quaint. It was a beautiful venue and the Grenville made it such a memorable event. Our family and friends were very impressed, and so many guests said they can't wait to go back. I will definitely be back in the near future.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

The Grenville was very nice and has a lot of character. We are in our mid twenties and didn't want a room at a motel at the beach for Valentines Day! The Grenville was perfect! The room we stayed in was smaller than a typical hotel room but quaint and what I expected. The room was spotless and comfortable...a little cold but it is an old building and in winter. The location couldn't be better for the beach or local dining/activity.
The staff was a highlight! Very nice and very accomodating!
This is definitely the place you want to go if you are not looking for a typical hotel/motel place...it's not for partygoers but definitely people with more taste and looking for a romantic night.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Grenville

Address: 345 Main St., Bay Head, NJ 08742
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Bay Head
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bay Head
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Grenville 3*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
125 Year old Victorian Hotel 100 yards from the ocean. ... more   less 
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