My husband, 13 year old stepson and I stayed for 7 nights in June visiting nearby family. We had booked a room with two beds and added a mini-fridge ($15 per night). On arrival they only had a room with a king bed. That room was not very nice. Walk-in shower was dingy, there was a pair of pants hanging in the closet when we got there, wallpaper messed up in places, furniture was old and pretty banged up, and the remote didn't work. They moved us the next day to the correct room type and that room was much nicer in every way. HOWEVER THE SO-CALLED AIR CONDITIONING HARDLY WORKED IN EITHER ROOM. We kept the thermostat constantly set to 65 and it never got cold....barely cool. The restaurant downstairs was very good and very reasonably priced. THEY DO NOT OFFER COFFEE IN THE LOBBY. My husband is a smoker and of course had to go outside the front entrance to smoke. He asked about coffee and was told: "We are NOT a Holiday Inn Express". So I guess they aren't allowed to offer free coffee??? The indoor pool closed extremely early at 8pm (before dark!) which was very inconvenient for our son. He was able to use the pool maybe twice the whole time we were there. We visited family in the day and he wanted to swim when we returned to the hotel but it was usually after 8. Ice machines only on every other floor so you if you weren't on that floor it was quite a trip for ice. Our stay for a week was over $1300 including taxes, not including refrigerator. I felt that was pretty high for a hotel on a highway. No special location, but yet it's the only hotel in Manahawkin. Most of the desk people and restaurant people we dealt with were very nice and helpful, although they were sometimes overwhelmed since they were often working alone and there were 3 wedding parties there during our 7 night stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy all the attractions of Long Beach Island with the amenities of a full service hotel!The Holiday Inn Manahawkin/Long Beach Island is located at the heart of the Jersey Shore.Our new hotel features 110 comfortable guestrooms six spacious suites, a delicious signature restaurant and a cozy lounge In addition to our indoor pool, Jacuzzi, and fitness center, we also offer wireless internet throughout the property. Our hotel is located minutes from Barnegat Light House State Park, Surflight Theatre, Tuckerton Seaport, and Jersey Shore beaches . We are also a short ride to fabulous Atlantic City The hotel also serves as the premiere conference center for Long Beach Island with up to10,000 sq ft of banquet and meeting space Our elegant Grand Ballroom caters any affair with style, from a focused business meetingof 50 to an opulent wedding for 500. Shuttle Service is available to accommodate groups for weddings, reunions, and corporate events. Whether you are traveling to Long Beach Island for business, a family vacation or a romantic weekend escape, our hotel and friendly staff cannot wait to welcome you home to the Jersey Shore. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Manahawkin / Long Beach Island Hotel Manahawkin
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