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“Love the bay sunsets” 3 of 5 stars
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2600 North Bay Avenue, Long Beach Island, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ   |  
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Ranked #11 of 11 Hotels in Beach Haven
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“Love the bay sunsets”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

We have stayed here three or four times, and although the rooms are dated, and cleanliness has varied but is never *awful*, for the price, the location can't be beat: right on the bay with a roof deck, and a dock you can walk down to; two blocks to the ocean; most rooms with some kind of (bay)view. Very nice outdoor pool, and staff has always been courteous in our experience. Wifi has been iffy (for us) at times, so if that's important to you, just be forewarned. When it works, it's fine, but last time we were there, "technical difficulties" were trying to be ironed out. There's a little deli type place across the road, and a fab little breakfast joint about a block away. We like it here.

Stayed September 2012
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

I was pessimistic pf this place , due to the bad reviews. However it wasnt all that bad considering the other reviews. Room was not spotless, but there were no bugs or anything and it wad clean enough. It was about a 5 to 10 minute walk from the beach. We did not have too much interaction with the staff but they seemed nice enough. And regarding the bad reviews about the pool i do not know what they were talking about . The outdoor pool was very nice, clean, and relaxing especially in the morning.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This is our 4th year staying at the Buccaneer over the 4th of July holiday. We'll go back next year.

The rooms are simply said, average motel rooms. No frills, nothing fancy. Rough towels (horrible if you are sunburned so bring your own towels), musty smelling rooms BUT clean and the deluxe room has a refrigerator and microwave. How much time to you spend in the room when you are at the beach anyway.

The location is PERFECT - right on the bay - and great for a large group. There are 2 rooftop decks where we all joined together for drinks and appetizers (watch the fireworks with out a crowd) and a pool where you can go for something other than the beach. (Plenty of chairs poolside) Every room has 2 chairs and small table outside so you can get up in the morning, sit outside, sip your coffee and look at the bay.

Close to the beach and beach tags with your room rental.

I know this place has gotten some bad reviews, but we have always enjoyed our stay. In this case we aren't going for the room, we are going for the location and some of the amenities that are very convenient.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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caldwell, New Jersey
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

great location. Right across the street from the bagel store.
Pool is lovely along with the view of the bay.
Rooms are OLD.....you feel like you are in an episode of "my name is earl".
Decor is tired.
If you are looking just for a place to sleep, this is adequate.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

I stayed two nights early in the season at the Buccaneer, in a standard room which fronted on the parking lot. It was adequate although both the room and the bathroom were very outdated and old. The people at the front desk were pleasant. I didn't use the outdoor pool, but it looked OK. Ice from the ice machine was 25 cents. They have some picnic tables and benches on the rear, bay side of the building. They have beach badges to lend guests with a charge card imprint. I was told there was no reduction in room rate even though it was only one person. Rate was almost the least expensive that I found on the island, but I don't know if I'd stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

I had plans to stay here with husband and 2 kids. Had called ahead and told by a nice woman that we could have the $85 dollar weekday rate even though we were coming on a Sunday. Man that was behind desk was all but welcoming, but figured we were still looking forward to checking in. He then announced $140.00 for the room. When I explained that someone there told me I would get the weekday rate(off season no less----plenty of rooms ) he said we'll that was for more than one night. NOOOOOO it was for Sunday only. I sid no thanks and was greeted by great staff at aCoral Seas a few blocks away......given $89.00 rate at beach front hotel! SOOOOO glad! I will never recommend Buccaneer to any one.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Somerset, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

The carpets were fltthy, stains on the bedspreads, hairs on th pillows. Gross. Also suggest you lift the mattress. Don't know what kind of bugs were there but didn't stick around long enough to find out.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Buccaneer Motel

Address: 2600 North Bay Avenue, Long Beach Island, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Long Beach Island > Beach Haven
Amenities:
Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 11 Hotels in Beach Haven
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Motel located on the bay on Long Beach Island. Beautiful Sunsets from Rooftop decks. Two blocks to the ocean beach. Badges provided with a deposit.Restaurants within 8 to 10 blocks and within a mile.Shopping area 17 to 26 blocks from motel.Heated outdoor pool in season. Heated indoor pool available in the off season only. ... more   less 
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Buccaneer Motel Long Beach Island, NJ - Beach Haven

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