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Forum Motor Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   800 - 814 Atlantic Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226   |  
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Ranked #3 of 34 hotels in Ocean City
Royersford, Pennsylvania
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“Review of Forum Motor Lodge in Ocean City New Jersey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at this particular hotel for 3 summers and I have been totally impressed with the accominations, pool, cafe, parking, and staff. Holly, Merideth, and the other gentlemen at the front desk as well as the house keepers are excellent at their jobs and they are always friendly, professional, and willing to do whatever the customer needs. They don't just preach customer satisfaction- they live it. All the staff members greet me with a smile and a hello. This is a first-rate hotel in every sense. The prices are always very reasonable.

Room Tip: Any room at this hotel is a great room.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Quakertown, PA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 2 nights last week of June.

Needed a hotel with pool for a quick getaway to the shore before the rush of peak season.

People at the front desk were nice, friendly, and welcoming. Check in was quick and room was ready when we arrived.

Carpet was clean, bedding was clean. Looked like new comforters no stains or dirt. Beds are firm. We like a firm bed so it was to our preference. The pillows are flat either bring one or double them up. The room is not the latest and greatest decor trend that you would find in a luxury hotel but it is still comfortable.

The pool was clean. It is not heated so being early in the season it was cold but we were hot after riding bikes that morning on the boardwalk so it can be refreshing. Depends on personal preference.

I felt the price was about right for amenties provided and location. I don't think I would pay peak season prices to stay here however, not sure I would ever pay peak season prices for any type of accomodations at the south Jersey beaches.

The location is excellent! On 8th St about 2 blocks from the boardwalk and beach. The amusement rides are a short walk and Manco's and Manco's is right at the entrance to the boards. Varsity is across the street and has excellent breakfast. There is a cafe onsite for convenience but we have our favorite spots that we always like to hit while in town so we did not try there. Hobby Horse ice cream is on the corner across the street and it is delicious must try for evening snack.

Bike rentals are also across the street.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been coming to the Forum for a long time in June before the prices explode. (We are on a fixed income :). Great service and greater owners. Love it here. 1 block to the beach & a central location.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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New Milford, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We have gone to the Forum almost every year for the last 10 years and they never disappoint. Close to the beach/boardwalk with a restaurant on site that now serves poolside. A great respite after a long day at the beach

  • Stayed July 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We just returned from our annual OCNJ vacation and stayed at the Forum for the third time. This motel is a true gem and a flashback to an earlier time. Despite the age of this property, it is beautifully maintained and as clean a place as I've ever stayed. We met all three siblings, who are second generation owners of the Forum, and they all place a high priority on service. As noted by others, the mattresses are a bit firm, although that is to my liking. The on-site cafe is wonderfully convenient and will even deliver lunch to you poolside! The location is perfect; just one block from the boardwalk. We started each day at the Ocean City Bicycle Center, located just across the street. When we returned, housekeeping always had readied our room. My only complaint would be the very narrow parking stalls. They are way too small for most vehicles.

We look forward to staying at the Forum and hope to do so for many years. Great place.

Room Tip: We like rooms 116-119, right near the pool and close to parking.
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  • Stayed September 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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East Windsor, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

My family had a wonderful stay at this motel. It offered everything a motel should. Mini fridge, microwave, good location, comfy beds & clean. Oh, and don't forget the pool. If you need someplace clean to lay your head down after a long day at the beach, this is it!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ewing, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Spent a few days here in August. Great hotel, convenient location, One of the cleanest hotels I have ever stayed at. Close to the boardwalk and the beach. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Pool is wonderful. On site restaurant will provide pool side service. Nothing like starting of your vacation with a cool strawberry smoothie by the pool!
Can't wait for next year!

  • 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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Additional Information about Forum Motor Inn

Address: 800 - 814 Atlantic Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Ocean City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Forum Motor Inn 2.5*
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