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“Excellent stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Starlight Motel & Luxury Suites
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ortley Beach
Hudson Valley NY
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60 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Excellent stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

Short walking distance to the beach and a great stay with the extended family. No worries about the kids walking for ice cream or to the other very close food venues. Clean and surprisingly quiet, we highly recommend this well run and affordable motel. Nice heated pool and plenty of outdoor seating space to gather in the evening, we definitely plan to return again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Washington, DC
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

I was heading back to the jersey shore last weekend for the first time since Hurricane Sandy and after many years being away. I wasn't really sure what to expect. But we found a room at the Starlight and it was a great experience.

First of all, I want to say that the owners were really accommodating. They have a 2 night minimum stay on summer weekends, but they waived this for us since we would only be in town for one night. They let us check in early and check out a couple hours late.

The room was very simple, but it was clean and functional. Great minifridge, good air conditioning. Clean shower, comfortable bed. The pool was really nice, and my husband and I enjoyed the fact that there is a little patio to sit out at, since we have a one year old who goes to bed at 6:30 PM!


This is a great place to head for a few nights with your family. We were really iimpressed with everything the hotel owners have done to restore and improve their business following hurricane sandy. We would definitely come back and I would absolutely recommend this place to friends.

Room Tip: probably worth it to get a suite or efficiency for extra space if you are traveling with little kids...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank emscronce
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Ridgewood, New Jersey, Usa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

Location! Across the street from Barnacle Bills and 2 blocks walking distance from beach, ice cream across the street and heated pool on site. Hospitality! Kind, generous, helpful and kind. Cleanliness! Well kept property maintained with pride of ownership. Vacationed with my husband, our four kids and my mom. Suggestion for families... Get the rooms with queen size beds. The motel room double beds were a tight squeeze. A next time must for us...the suite with the washer/ dryer. With sand and salt water your towels with need it and you don't have to hang your wet stuff all over the room. Definitely a place we will return to!

Room Tip: Get the room with queen beds and washer/dryer. Bring cups plates and napkins if you plan on eating...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank R C
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Morgantown, West Virginia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

Loved this place. Friendly staff. Very clean. Close to Seaside, Point Pleasant and a block from the beach. We stayed in an apartment and it was worth the extra money. Had a full kitchen. Cleanest and biggest bathroom at the beach ever.

Room Tip: Get an apartment it's worth it!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Dontpickuphitchhiker
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Colonia,NJ
Level Contributor
64 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

Although there are many areas in and around Ortley Beach still devistated it is great to have the Starlight up and running again!!
Michelle and the folks at the Starlight are a wonderful group. I have been going to the Starlight for over 30 years and it never disappoints. The renovated rooms are very nicely done as is the pool and the office areas. The beach area is a few blocks smaller right now so it was crowded over the holiday weekend. But it was crowded that is he important thing!
Everyone should make there way to this great little gem at our Jersey shore!! Support the area!!
Good Luck Starlight and thanks for a great weekend.
See you soon!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank LaboColonia_NJ
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Charleston
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

I stayed in one of the luxury suites for several months due to a job assignment. The kitchen is fully stocked with pots, pans, and other cooking utensils. The suite has a great layout, with a separate bedroom. The in-room washer and dryer was a great convenience. Grills are provided and the courtyard , with tables and umbrellas, is a great place to eat and visit with other guests.

Room Tip: For the ladies: The shower is stand-up, with no ledge to balance your legs for shaving. Waxing bef...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AA_N_SC
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Providence, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

This Motel was very clean and updated inside. I had a regular king room which comes with a mini fridge and microwave. The bed was comfy, the TV had a bunch of channels and the pool was heated and had plenty of open lounge chairs. The beach is only 2 blocks away and the mini gold course across the street looks like it will be reopening from the storm soon. My friends had 2 different large suites which were really nice. Updated full kitchen (island,dishwasher,full fridge, stove,oven) they had a big bedroom one had a nice leather sofa the other had a regular fabric one and they had a washer/dryer in unit. I would definitely stay there again.

I would say it was about a 5 minute drive to seaside which is not bad at all, the beach is $7 per person to get on and the tandem parking was a little annoying but still not a real issue.

Room Tip: Get a large suite on the bottom level to be near the pool, like rooms 20-25
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank has615
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Property: Starlight Motel & Luxury Suites
Address: 1963 Route 35 N, Ortley Beach, NJ 08751-1246
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Ortley Beach
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ortley Beach
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Starlight has been and continues to be the ideal spot for a perfect New Jersey Shore family vacation, reunion, or weekend retreat. We take great pride in our impeccable reputation for cleanliness, hospitality, and attention to detail. ... more   less 
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