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Blue Bay Inn

51 First Avenue, near Sandy Hook, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
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Long Island, New York, USA
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent one night at the Blue Bay Inn in early July and it was a surprisingly nice experience. Booking was seamless via TripAdvisor/Booking.com even with a change of our dates and a revision of the reservation. We travelled for a short getaway to the Sandy Hook area for the beaches and a bike tour through the historic military installation... More 

1 Thank AtlanticJim
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72 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Situated on a lively road in Atlantic Highlands, Blue Bay Inn puts you near the water and at the heart of an artsy, casual village. Outside, we appreciated the open courtyard, which was set up for drinks and dinner on Saturday night. Inside, the lobby was comfortable and equipped with two Keurigs, a cold server of fresh water and a... More 

Thank lisa028
West Hartford, CT
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to enjoy the water, good seafood, a safe and simple bike trail without big crowds--even on a warm June day--then Atlantic Highlands might work for you. I know my Jersey friends (I was visiting from CT) said that the area was known as sort of an odd stepsister to the cool parts of the Jersey Shore and... More 

Thank Mary C
New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Room was very big-parlour room. Needed a larger room for a pre-wedding gathering. This fit the bill! Staff was very helpful and courteous. Beds were comfortable. Coffee in the lobby in the morning was great.

Thank canderson28
Trieste, Italy
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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I chose to stay overnight, as an alternative to the dreaded airport hotels near the Newark International Airport. I do not regret the choice. Atlantic Highland is a nice maritime neighbourhood on the South shore of the lower New York bay, overlooking the Brooklyn skyline, less than one hour drive from the Newark International airport. The neighbourhood is quite, the... More 

Thank stehbar
markcNewJersey, Manager at Blue Bay Inn, responded to this review

I'm very sorry to hear that your stay here at The Blue Bay Inn was an unhappy one. We work hard to give our guests the best experience possible. I will speak with all of my team members to ensure this situation does not happen again. Thank you for letting us know and enjoy your Summer. More 

Lymington, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

A lovely "old world" type of building in this pretty part of the new colony. Huge room which was very clean. Usual american refusal to supply drinking water free. $5 for a 33cl bottle or medicine dose sized plastic containers at water fountain in reception. Bar and restaurant was closed when I was there ( 24-25 Dec) No parking either.... More 

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Hellertown, Pennsylvania
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

Two minute walk to the ferry to Manhattan. Several good restaurants right next door or across the street. Very comfortable bed and I was pleasantly surprised how quite it was even though my room was on the front or street side of the building and right next to the elevator. My only negative would be the slow wi-fi but it... More 

Thank TownsendRC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

My husband and I recently lived at the Blue Bay for almost 4 months while our home was rebuilt. The staff was amazing, thoughtful, could not do enough for us; the hotel is clean, well run, beautiful and quiet, a little jewel. Despite it being a very stressful time, thanks to Pam and her staff we felt so well cared... More 

1 Thank jeantmar
Toms River, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Web site says two bedroom suite has a full bed in one room and a king in the other room and it also says room has a sofa bed. Reality is, there is only one bedroom with a full bed. The king bed is not in a separate room with its own door. Also the room does not have a... More 

1 Thank Bob J
New Jersey
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79 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

The hotel was quiet, situated perfectly on the main drag in the town, and had very nice clean rooms. Great location with plenty of food options around, including a restaurant/lounge in the hotel. Very nice and friendly staff. Perfect for a quiet weekend getaway.

Thank Brett S
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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ideally located in the heart of downtown Atlantic Highlands, the Blue Bay Inn is the perfect place to indulge yours desires. Within two blocks, there are 12 restaurants, a movie theatre, a playhouse, upscale boutiques, spas, hair salons, artisan shops, a coffee house and the Seastreak ferry which luxuriously shuttles back and forth to Manhattan in 35 minutes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue Bay Inn

Address: 51 First Avenue, near Sandy Hook, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
Location: United States > New Jersey > Atlantic Highlands
Price Range: $180 - $615 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Blue Bay Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 27
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Also Known As:
Blue Bay Hotel Atlantic Highlands
Blue Bay Atlantic Highlands
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