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“ALWAYS great! 20 years and counting!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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9800 Second Avenue, PO Box 306, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247   |  
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Stone Harbor
NJ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“ALWAYS great! 20 years and counting!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Our family tradition is to go to Stone Harbor every summer and the ONLY place we'll stay is the Lark! Reliably clean and well maintained, great pool, mini kitchens, I could go on and on. The icing on the cake is the management staff. They are friendly and attentive and honestly care about you and your vacation experience. There is an outdoor shower, an upper deck with tables and umbrellas and a grill available for guests to cook up a super summer celebration! Also, just arrive and park your car. You won't need it again. The Lark is situated perfectly so that you have a short walk to anything you could want or need. In no time you could walk to the beach, the coffee shop(s), the movies, the bakery(s), the famous Springer's Homemade Ice Cream shop, not to mention Uncle Bill's Pancake House. We're already booked for 2014! LOVE the LARK!!!

  • 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

I have been to the Lark many times over the last 5 years, the place is charming. It is clean and has a great pool (only 1 other hotel in Stone Harbor has a pool). I like to stay on the second floor for easy access to the sundeck/patio. Where you can watch all the runners and cyclists. There is also access to a gas grille and lots of seating at round tables with umbrellas. With the small kitchenette you can make a great meal if you prefer that to going out to eat. The Motel is within walking distance to town, the beach, the bay and within a bicycle ride from Avon and the popular Nun's Beach. This is a quaint, laid back beach town and the Lark Motel fits the scene perfectly. For us, there is nowhere else we would rather stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed staying here. It is old and outdated but well maintained. It is very clean. I am super picky about that and this place was clean! The bathroom is extremely small (the shower stall is about 3'x3') but clean. The tv made us laugh (it was a 21" tube type on a little stand) but like my husband said "who watches tv when you are at the beach?" Our room had a small stove, frig. and microwave. Also there was a table and 2 chairs to eat at. The motel is in a great location and the people who work here were very nice. It was like going back in time but that's ok - it is what it is and we will be back. When you are at the beach sometimes all you need or want is a place to clean up and lay your head down and this fits the bill. Yes there is a pool but what we like is you are a block from the beach and all the shops and restaurants in Stone Harbor.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 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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Mountville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Lark Motel, Stone Harbor, NJ. I haven't stayed here since I was a kid. The place hasn't changed. Still family owned, still spotlessly clean, quaint, quiet, and a great value. Convenient walk to the beach, with hoses and an outside shower to rinse off the sand. Nice sized pool, with plenty of lounge chairs poolside or on the upper deck. The staff is friendly and professional. I don't know if this is an off week, but the town sure was quiet, and the beach was wide open. This was a quick, pick up days for beach trip and was planned on the fly. The Lark Motel was a good choice to make it a great get away!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

This was an excellent motel and the staff was super friendly. The rooms were super clean and if they we not I have a feeling that they would have cleaned them right away! We were there during the offseason so the town was quiet which I really enjoyed. We were so impressed that we booked a 5 day stay this summer! Can't wait to go back down again!

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

What a wonderful hotel! Stayed for almost a week with my husband and son this summer. We had the room on the 2nd level right at the end by the sun deck - great room / location. We enjoyed the pool on days we were not going to the beach and loved how quiet the hotel was. Would be nice if they could upgrade the rooms a bit - but they were clean and really in great shape. Owners are super nice and friendly and always ready to give info on places to go. Short 2 block walk to 96th st and short walk to the beach. Really a perfect location, great hotel - loved our stay.

  • Stayed August 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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York, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

The summer got away from us, but we decided to take the family down in mid-October, and were pleasantly surprised to find the Lark. Right near the beach, even though it wasn't quite swimming weather, was quite nice. We lucked into the 100th celebration for the Stone Harbor fire company, which was nicely done by the community. The rooms were beautifully cleaned, and the staff definitely took pride in their work. The front desk was staffed by a very friendly and helpful fellow Millersville U. grad. We had a great time, and hope to return in season some time in the future.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Address: 9800 Second Avenue, PO Box 306, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Stone Harbor
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Stone Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family owned and operated since 1968. We are located just a block away from Stone Harbors clean, safe beaches, restaurants, miniature golf, shopping district and many more water sports and activities. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Lark Hotel Stone Harbor
Lark Motel Stone Harbor

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