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Boardwalk Seaport Inn
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1119 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights, NJ 08752 (Formerly Boardwalk Sea Gull Motel)   |  
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Ranked #14 of 43 hotels in Seaside Heights
New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Very comfortable hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This hotel was in a perfect location on the boardwalk and very clean. There are not many amentities to the room but the owner/manager was very accomodating to all of our requests. When we needed ice he had it delivered and the hair dryer was on request so I just brought my own. There was a common balcony which overlooks the boardwalk and we enjoyed having our morning coffee there. We went mid-week and were unfortunate to have bad weather but still had a nice time.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Guest-Relations08751, Guest Relations Manager at Boardwalk Seaport Inn, responded to this review, June 18, 2014
Dear Guest,

We thank you for taking the time to share you great experience at our hotel. We appreciate that you did find our hotel staff very friendly, and room very clean. We look forward to a visit where you can enjoy a cup of coffee with better weather very soon!

Best Regards,
Guest Relations - Boardwalk Hotel - Seaside Heights
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The Boardwalk Seaport is finally open! Me and a few of my friends have stayed at this location for the past few years and were really bummed out that it was closed last year. We were here for Memorial day weekend and had the best time. The exterior isn't the best but the rooms were clean and very accommodating. We will be back in a couple weeks.

Room Tip: Ocean View!
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Guest-Relations08751, Guest Relations Manager at Boardwalk Seaport Inn, responded to this review, June 18, 2014
Dear Jessica,

We are very happy you did enjoy a wonderful stay with us at our hotel. We are very happy to see you did find us again and we are continuing the upgrades so we will be even better than before. We look forward to seeing you in the next couple weeks!

Best Regards,
Guest Relations - Boardwalk Hotel - Seaside Heights
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North Salem, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

My friends and I decided to do a memorial weekend trip to seaside. We booked a reservation for two rooms at this hotel, but once we got to the "Boardwalk Seaport Inn" It was not even open due to Hurricane Sandy damage and apparently won't be for awhile. We called the hotel number and fortunately they have multiple sister hotels and we were set up with two rooms at the "Hotel Charlee" located about a block from the boardwalk, instead of the inn which was located on the boardwalk. They never mentioned to us that the boardwalk seaport inn was closed or that we would be set up at a different hotel. Other than that the Hotel Charlee was fine. It was pretty clean, but it was just noisy due to the thin walls. Also the prices are always negotiated with big groups (we had 8 people) and paid $180 each, but other people had paid less. After 3 days at the place we felt dirty though. Seaside itself is pretty much open. A lot of the boardwalk was missing and a couple of the stores were closed. Overall it was a good stay and we had so much fun in seaside!

Room Tip: There's three levels to the Hotel Charlee with no elevator. I don't think the location of yo...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Guest-Relations08751, Guest Relations Manager at Boardwalk Seaport Inn, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review about our service. We are always looking to help our guests in any way possible and we have great partner hotels available. We look forward to your future visits!
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

The outside of the hotel is average looking at best but the rooms are surprisingly modern and clean. The gentleman running the front desk the two days we were there was very friendly and carried our VERY heavy bags up 3 flights of stairs all at once all on his own (we are two 22 girls who struggle to wheel them about let alone lift them so this was a god send) and he carried them back down the stairs for us when we checked out and then he was nice enough to let us leave our bags in a secure place free of charge for the day as our bus out of town wasnt until late that evening. The location is ideal, right on the boardwalk with an awesome rooftop seating area where we were able to kick back and watch the world pass buy at sunset with drinks, cheese and biscuits YUM. My only complaint is that we were booked for two nights and on our first night we went out and had a big night clubbing and the following morning were woken early to bashing on the door informing us that we had missed check out to which we grumpily replied that we were'nt due to check out till the following day. Found this annoying that they either hadnt checked their records properly or had only written down our booking for one night. Despite that one small thing I would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Guest-Relations08751, Guest Relations Manager at Boardwalk Seaport Inn, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review about our excellent hotel. We are very sorry for the confusion about your check out. We are looking forward to your next visit to our Boardwalk Hotel!
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Jersey City, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Just stayed here last weekend with my daughter for Clownfest. For the previous 4 years, we stayed at a different motel but wanted to be closer to the boardwalk this time. Their website looked so good, I decided to try them a try. The outside of the motel could use some work, but I was pleasantly surprised to say that the room looked just as pictured on their website. Very clean bug-free room and clean bathroom as well! Nice new modern paint-job and *NOT* your usual tacky motel flower printed bedspreads and old grimey wall to wall carpet... the bedspreads were much nicer, solid color brown to match the walls and floor was tiled with a simple runner rug. Looked almost as if I walked into a higher end motel. I was very impressed with this motel and we are glad we chose stay here! We definitely want to stay here next year as well!

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Guest-Relations08751, Guest Relations Manager at Boardwalk Seaport Inn, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your excellent review of our hotel. We were very happy to have you enjoy your vacation with us. Your comments will motivate us to continue our efforts for our guests!
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Binghamton, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We booked on-line, a room with 2double beds for $85/night in September. We arrived to be told they actually did not have a room available but they booked us at their other hotel, Cranberry Inn, which was 5 blocks away. We expressed displeasure since we booked this hotel to be at the beach since we had our 7year old granddaughter with us. We were told we could look at the room but would not be obligated to take it. We drove the 5blocks away from the boardwalk and looked at the room. It was awful, cinder block walls, narrow dark hallways so we said we would not take the room. To me this was a classic "bait and switch". I am sure we were switched because it was a beautiful weekend and they could get more $ for the hotel on the beach than the $85 we were going to pay. We went to another, lovely, hotel in Seaside Park which was directly on the beach, clean and quiet.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Guest-Relations08751, Guest Relations Manager at Boardwalk Seaport Inn, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
Dear Traveller,

We understand that our overbooking at the hotel caused you a major inconvenience. Due to our excellent staff, location, and hotel rooms, we could not prevent the overbooking. We did offer the other hotel as a resolution and we take pride in trying to help our guests, never anything else. Good luck in your future travels.
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Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

It was really nice vacation in the hotel. Everything was amazing the staff , the room & amazing view. Its near everything. I stayed at single room. it was really nice. Nice restaurant &Very Delicoius food.

Room Tip: Rooms at south side.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Guest-Relations08751, Guest Relations Manager at Boardwalk Seaport Inn, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
Dear Guest,

Our hardworking staff are very glad you enjoyed your stay. We will continue our efforts of great service, in part to your kind words! See you again soon!
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Additional Information about Boardwalk Seaport Inn

Address: 1119 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights, NJ 08752 (Formerly Boardwalk Sea Gull Motel)
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Seaside Heights
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Seaside Heights
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Boardwalk Seaport Inn 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This hotel is located on the boardwalk of Seaside Heights at the New Jersey Shore. The hotel offers a private feel with 10 rooms and 2 suites while still being only steps to the beach and boardwalk. A feature amenity is the sun deck on the 3rd floor which gives a wide view of the beach, ocean, pier, and boardwalk. For those who enjoy the famous MTV show, Jersey Shore, we are only a 1/2 block from the house. ... more   less 
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