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7849 Dune Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202-1071
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-out
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Updated 08/28/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 5 hotels in Avalon
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4.9
Cleanliness
4.9
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4.9
Value
4.6
2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Escape to our award-winning beachfront resort in Avalon, NJ year-round. Experience luxurious hotel rooms and suites, on-site dining at Avalon Brew Pub and The Sandbar Village, Beach Weddings, ICONA Yacht Charters, Meetings & Retreats, & more. Create life-long memories at the Shore with ICONA Avalon!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Concierge
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Meeting rooms
Newspaper
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Bathrobes
Private balcony
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Bridal suite
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Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English
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45Car recommended
Grade: 45 out of 100
11Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
0Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
978Reviews49Q+A100Room tips
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Mel wrote a review Sep 2022
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We had our rehearsal dinner at the Icona and it was wonderful! It was so easy to plan, the food was incredible, the staff was very attentive and easy to communicate with and the event space was beautiful. It was a wonderful way to start off our wedding weekend!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Baltimore Bill wrote a review Oct 2020
Cape Coral, Florida28 contributions7 helpful votes
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As a retired Hotel GM for a major chain, I consider myself a tough critic. My expectations were admittedly low due to our family group stay coming at the end of the season, a late Thursday night in September. Not the case. I was very pleasantly surprised as to the condition and maintenance at the conclusion of the "busy" season. Nice job to the maintenance crew! I know that shore Guests can be tough on a facility. The staff encountered were friendly throughout our stay. The public areas were clean. The room, done mostly in white, was clean and free from wear & tear. Fridge, coffee maker, hot water, etc. all worked as they should. The bed was very comfortable. The bathroom, while small, was clean (I found one long brown hair). We stayed on a Thursday night and I heard no complaints or concerns from any of the others in our group. Breakfast on Friday morning (we had two adjacent tables of 11 pp total) was a bit slow as most servers had gone for the season. The 2 servers were doing a tremendous job and we gave them some slack and enjoyed good conversation. Other banquet crew and kitchen staff were assisting. Nice Team work observed. I was previously unfamiliar with the ICONA product and hear that they have two others. I would not hesitate to give them a try. Only pleasant surprises experienced.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: If you have to have a view, the higher priced rooms were nearer the ocean, however our rooms were...
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Robert B wrote a review Sep 2022
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Pasquale the early morning coffee barista at the Hotel is a wonderful person to encounter. First off the variety of morning refreshments is very good. But Pasquale is a most interesting and enjoyable person to interact with during the first part of the day.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Stephen P wrote a review Sep 2022
Cape May, New Jersey1 contribution
Extremely friendly and accommodating staff. The hotel is keep clean. Rooms are beautiful and have great rooms.the grounds and beach are perfect . With good places to eat and drink. And the best half hour of the day is spent with Pasquale at the Starbucks coffee bar. All in a great place to come
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Mark R wrote a review Sep 2022
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We enjoyed a fantastic weekend at the Icona Avalon hotel. The hotel was clean, the staff pleasant and professional, and the location was terrific! A special shout out to Pasquale who served coffee was a delight to speak with! We highly recommend this hotel!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Ekaterina Z wrote a review Sep 2022
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We fell in love with ICONA Avalon the moment we saw it the first time. We chose ICONA for our September wedding venue, the best decision! The resort is very clean, so charming, staff is accommodating and thoughtful, they have multiple bars/restaurants on site, love live music at the sand bar! Carly and Sarah our event coordinators did such an amazing job making our dream wedding come true. From the very initial meeting to the big day, they communicated with us all the details timelines/payments, recommended best vendors (florist, photographer, Dj, makeup, etc) , thank you for awesome DJ Ken Schaffer who made our special day so much fun! They ran the wedding day so smooth! We received lots of compliments from families and wedding guests about how fun and beautiful the wedding was! It wouldn’t happened without Carly and Sarah! Professionals like them made our very special day unforgettable!!! We will be coming back to ICONA for our anniversary, and recommend to everyone for special events or just a getaway!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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michekara wrote a review Sep 2022
Bridgewater, New Jersey122 contributions111 helpful votes
We have stayed a the Icona Avalon a few ties before and it never disappoints. You simply cannot beat the location right on the beach. The beach service of chairs and umbrellas is great. I will be honest that the beach and pool towels are a bit small. More like hand towels but hey so then you take double the amount! I like having a small “kitchen” area in the room. The fridge is big enough and nice to be able to make your own coffee in the AM. The balcony is nice but a little too close to your neighbor. You might not be able to see your neighbor you can hear them and I will admit it was quite entertaining one night! About a 15 min walk to the restaurants and shopping in Stone Harbor on 96th Street. Too far to walk to downtown Avalon for dinner and back but they do offer a shuttle. Take advantage! Also about 10 mins walk to Mac’s for great pizza and to Back Bay for some take out seafood. Yummy fishes and probably the best old bay fires we have ever had. Great value for the price! We might dream of purchasing a beach house in Avalon but for now the Icona will do!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Erica H wrote a review Sep 2022
WOODCLIFF LAKE2 contributions
Room needs serious dehumidifier! Very humid and musty! Bathing suits didnt dry! Lovely staff- but towels at pool are a joke! Literally a hand towel! Nice location- Resaurant didnt even know we were there- horrible service so we walker out
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Joseph O wrote a review Sep 2022
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The hospitality at the Icona was truly amazing! We had the opportunity to host our daughters wedding celebration at the Icona. The entire staff was so welcoming from the wedding planning, to greetings at the front desk and during the time during our stay. The support from Sarah, Amanda, and Alyssa is so much appreciated. Loved starting the day with fresh coffee each morning and being greeted by Pasquale. Kudos and so much thanks to all at the Icona. Together they all really made this a very special and blessed event.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Alex Rossi wrote a review Sep 2022
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The Icona in Avalon is our favorite hotel to visit when we are here for a getaway. We typically come for day trips, but when we stay overnight, this is our first choice. My roommate and I were here back in May for Memorial Day weekend, which was nothing but perfect. We returned September 1st up to September 2nd. The room was super clean, all necessary amenities were provided, and the beds were very comfortable! It's great to have a balcony outside the room to check out the view and just to relax peacefully. The pool and spa and bars on site are super convenient to have at one spot. We spent half our time there and the other half at the beach, which was easy access from the hotel. The two days we were there was perfect with the beautiful sunny weather and comfortable temps. Bryan was very helpful when I had reached out to the hotel the night before my arrival and left a message as we were hoping to get an early check-in. He quickly returned my call and left me a message back to say that we can enjoy the amenities while our room is ready if it wasn't upon our arrival. When we arrived around 12:30pm, we were able to get into the room prior to 3pm, which made it easier to settle in and place our belongings in the room for us to enjoy the outdoor life the rest of the trip. The food/drink options are great to have in front of you during the day. I always enjoying the live band performances at the Sand Village bar scene with the fire pits and all to make it look very nice in the evening. We will certainly be back again and hoping to make it a multi night stay as we love it here and to make it last longer. Looking to make one last trip before the September and the summer itself wraps up. As I stated in my last review in May, I am in the hospitality industry myself and enjoy watching the staff in terms of how they treat their guests and go the extra mile to make their stay comfortable and relaxing! Keep up the amazing work you all do! See you soon! Alex Rossi
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
$216 - $402 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
golden hotel avalon, golden inn avalon nj
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Icona Golden Inn
LOCATION
United StatesNew JerseyJersey ShoreCape May CountyAvalon
NUMBER OF ROOMS
154
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Frequently Asked Questions about ICONA Avalon
What are some of the property amenities at ICONA Avalon?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at ICONA Avalon?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at ICONA Avalon?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to ICONA Avalon?
Conveniently located restaurants include Avalon Brew Pub, Borghi's by the Bay, and Concord Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at ICONA Avalon?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at ICONA Avalon?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Does ICONA Avalon offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to ICONA Avalon?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Veterans Park (7.0 miles).
Does ICONA Avalon have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is ICONA Avalon accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.