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Pleasantville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small hotel with a hometown feel. Great location overlooking the ocean and close to town and short walk on the boardwalk to Asbury Park. This is an older style hotel with a big front porch with the rocking chairs. Boardwalk across the street and you can walk for miles. Warning Dry town, but you can BYO.

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Stone Ridge, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This old fashioned hotel is right on the boardwalk/beach! Rocking chairs on the front porch greet you. Homey hotel, like grandma's house! No elevators - narrow stairs! Beautiful place & good breakfast! No swimming in beach Sunday mornings!

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband's family has been going to Ocean Grove for years. We recently had to change our usual hotel. The old hotel did not handle our large family (25+ people) very well. The Shawmont is absolutely wonderful and they took our large party in stride. As a matter of fact, there was an additional large party there the same time... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Our family has been making an annual trip to the Shawmont for nearly 10 years and we are never disappointed. The service is great and the rooms are cozy. The location is ideal - right across the street from the beach. You can park your car and can walk everywhere - to Main St shops and restaurants, to the Asbury... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

We were both happy with our decision. Hotel and room were clean, the bed cozy and comfortable, bathroom was great. Close to Asbury but nicer beach. Free coffee all day, thank you! Breakfast was so so but good enough. Trip advisor is annoying making me fill this spot with pointless extra words!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Lovely B&B across the street from the boardwalk and beach. Several rooms overlook the beach, but all guests can sit on the porch and enjoy the ocean breezes. Lovely veranda style front porch with rocking chairs, lounge chairs, and some small tables. Wheel chair accessible porch and hotel, first floor has wheel chair accessible rooms. We usually get a room... More 

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Bedminster, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

The Shawmont is a lovely bed and breakfast directly across the street from the ocean. Everything is in walking distance - restaurants, shopping, the Great Auditorium, Asbury Park and, of course, the beach. It has a wonderful porch full of rocking chairs to talk in the atmosphere. The staff is wonderful an friendly. The room was sweet and only issue... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We absolutely loved this place. It's pricey but no more expensive than any other place in the area. It's one of the very few places in Ocean Grove that actually accepts toddlers and young children because virtually every house is Victorian and antique and I guess no-one wants the trouble. But this hotel does accept children and very accommodating. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

We recently spent a couple of nights at the Shawmont Hotel and we were totally delighted. It's situated right across the boardwalk, opposite a wide, clean, sandy beach--no cigarette butts or litter. The hotel rooms are smallish, but the common areas make up for that: We enjoyed sitting on the front porch and chatting companionably with family members before dinner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Last year we stayed at the Albatross and found it to be old, small, and not well kept. This year we discovered the Shawmount Hotel. It's a large Victorian home with a beautiful porch full of rocking chairs that faces the ocean. You simply cross the street and you are on the boardwalk, at lifeguard post 3, which is left... More 

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Shawmont is a fully refurbished 30 room hotel facing the Ocean, in historic Ocean Grove NJ right on the NJ shore. All rooms have private baths, AC, and Cable TV. Built in 1865 all rooms have updated and many have outstanding ocean views. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shawmont Hotel

Address: 17 Ocean Ave, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756-1662
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Ocean Grove
Price Range: $85 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Shawmont Hotel Ocean Grove
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