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“Rising Star-light after Sandy”

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Starlight Motel & Luxury Suites
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ortley Beach
Lodi, California
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12 reviews
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“Rising Star-light after Sandy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

After Superstorm Sandy decimated the Jersey Shore, particular areas were slow to come back from the disaster; Ortley Beach was one of those places, though not for lack and love from business people and family's that did not want their beloved Jersey Shore memories and families that returned year after year to not have a place to return. Such was the drive of the owners of the Starlight. They set a vision in motion and worked tirelessly to achieve opening to the general public for summer. Our business was working on helping New Jersey come back to life and had the privilege to stay, first on the 2nd floor while the third and then first and motel side of this motel. The apartments on the side we stayed were comfy and very home-like. Thank you Charlene, Sheree and your husbands for accepting us into your family and making such a valiant fight for your community and leading by example!!! Awesome choice on your pool builder; he was an artisan!

Room Tip: Book early and well in advance. These rooms go fast for a very good reason! Families can get noisy b...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

I have stayed at the Starlight several times over the years for short getaways. This year I was so thankful the motel completed all renovations needed due to damage from Hurricane Sandy. With all the destruction still visable on the surrounding streets of Ortley, I was so happy to have a place to stay so I could enjoy one of my favorite beach towns.
The rooms are always clean and have the convenience of a small refrigerator and microwave. The suites are even more comfortable for longer visits. Best of all the staff is friendly and truly make you feel welcomed. So I hope you all get a chance to stay visit the Starlight and support the local economy in Ortley Beach NJ!!! You won't be disappointed...

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Hudson Valley NY
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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
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Washington, DC
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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
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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!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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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
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Colonia,NJ
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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
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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
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ortley Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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