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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sweet old fashioned beach motel. Half a block from the bay and beautiful sunsets and Kubels restaurant, which is a timeless seafood restaurant and bar. The room was clean with a small fridge. There is a little yard out back and you could grill. It is walkable to the lighthouse and ice cream places. There are also little stores within... More 

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Greenville, Ohio
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night and it was a very nice place. We were close to the beach and they give you beach access tags for each person. The rooms were clean and the bathroom was well stocked. Most hotels don't give nearly enough towels, but we had plenty at the White Whale. We would definitely stay again if... More 

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3 Thank amy r
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

The staff is very friendly and the rooms are very clean. I really enjoyed my stay here at this quirky motel. The back of the white whale is a backyard with plenty of fun things to do like bean bag toss, tether ball and they even have grills and hammocks! Awesome place for families and couples.

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5 Thank Dee K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Had a very nice stay at the White Whale. This is a comfortable beach motel. We had two rooms for the four (4) of us on the lower level. They were very clean but a little tight. The rooms have been updated and are quite nice inside. The staff were awesome and very accommodating. Since this is a small "beach... More 

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Latham, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We have stayed here several times in suite 201 ( Bayview suite.) We just returned from a week long stay and this is definitely a great value for the size of the space in a great part of the island. The room itself easily accommodated our family of two adults and two children. (We have stayed before with four adults... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

We stayed over 4th of July weekend. We checked in late so the owner was kind enough to give us a key code to get in. Being that it was a holiday weekend, it was costly for what you got. The room was wicked small, like opening the door just misses hitting the bed by an inch. We also found... More 

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Teaneck, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Very clean. The people are friendly. The shades aren't room darkening which could be a problem for some people. Nothing fancy - it's a beach town after all - but it's pleasant and bright. In the back there are hammocks, tetherball, grill, etc. We've come here a few years in a row and always have a positive experience. There is... More 

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2 Thank RobertaJazz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

The people who worked here were super nice and very, very hospitable. I recommend getting a room on the back of the hotel because it faces a really nice back yard complete with chairs, hammocks, and yard games. We checked out at 11, but the owner let us keep the beach tags for a couple extra hours and let us... More 

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2 Thank Christine Mille... C
whitewhalebl, Owner at White Whale Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we took your advice and that of the reviewer below; we have been replacing pillows and purchased pillow protectors for all of them. Our beds have new Sealy Debonaire Plush Pillow Top mattresses. More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

I enjoy offering unbiased reviews so here goes.... Pros: Allowed me 2 nights stay on July 4th weekend where other motels required a 3-4 night stay, very nice staff, great location, new frig, new microwave, flat screen tv, free wi-fi, the gorgeous, expansive beach is down the block, two chairs outside on deck to sit on. The motel will give... More 

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whitewhalebl, Owner at White Whale Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I appreciate your description of our beaches and the great area we are located in. I am sorry you were not 100% satisfied with your room. We offer rooms with a variety of bed options: Queen, Full and Twin. We do not recommend the Full or Twin beds for tall or large people. I... More 

Pittsburgh, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Where do I start? Let me just say that this superseded my expectations of where to stay on LBI. I never actually met the owner, but he has the most sophisticated way to check in guests. Each door has a combination - he programs it from a remote location and after the credit card is authorized, the guest gets the... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A family friendly motel located in Barnegat Light, a small quiet town on the northern tip of Long Beach Island A short walk to the ocean, bay, inlet and some of the best beaches at the Jersey ShoreResturants, gift shops and antique shops located nearby We are the closest motel to the Barnegat Lighthouse and the Barnegat Inlet ... more   less 

Additional Information about White Whale Motel

Address: 20 W 7th St, Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, NJ 08006-1591
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Long Beach Island > Barnegat Light
Price Range: $75 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
White Whale Hotel Barnegat Light
White Whale Motel Barnegat Light, NJ - Long Beach Island
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