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Coral Seas Oceanfront Motel
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Beach Haven
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 23, 2012

We are going to Coral Seas this weekend as usual for Memorial Day. This is not a "fancy" hotel, but a beachfront motel. It is clean cozy and quiet. The pool is very clean and perfect for families. You can park your car and walk to everything. We go to the Seashell for Tiki Bar, then back to the quiet of Coral Seas to really relax. Never had a problem with owners at all...they are always pleasant and welcoming. The only time I've seen them upset was with unreasonable, or rude guests who want them to bend motel policies. The one policy you do need to pay attention to though is extra fees for more than two people in a room. Just so you aren't surprised at check in. Housekeeping staff is good, and we never had a problem getting clean, dry towels. Perfect place if you have small children. A wonderful place to kick off the summer!

Room Tip: Get a middle room on second or third floor, and you can sit outside your room and see ocean!
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 16, 2012

Stayed at the Coral Seas for the first time this past weekend and loved it. It was clean, the staff was great and the location was fantastic. I was hesitate at first due to the bad reviews but so glad I did not listen to them. Already booked another stay!!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Kathy A
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

Stayed here for my daughters wedding on Saturday 5/12/2012, along with many of my family and friends. The rooms were very clean and roomy! The service was wonderful and the owners were very friendly and helpful. We will be staying here again along with many people in my family and friends!! Thank you Joy for making my daughter's wedding weekend a wonderful one! xo Debbie S See you again soon!

Room Tip: Oceanfront rooms are great! The suites are very roomy and bright!
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank debbie s
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Reviewed October 13, 2011

Booked an oceanfront room here and the ocean was the only positive thing! For the price they charge we expected something half-decent but was overwhelmingly dissapointed. We travel a lot and have booked many an oceanfront room....most times we have spent half as much for twice the accomodation. Not only are these rooms super small and outdated but dangerous...there is no elevator (we were on the third floor), no smoke alarms in the room, no auto lock doors (or deadboldts for that matter). The reception was unfriendly, the beds were old and soft, we woke up with bites (bedbugs no doubt), the walls were paper thin and there was a foot of water in the tub after showering. We will never stay here again!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Debbi R
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Reviewed September 23, 2011

Don't let the title of this review scare you! This property is exactly as the name suggests - an oceanfront motel. This motel was the lesser expensive one of two selected by the bride and groom of the wedding we went to attend. We chose it because the other property had a two-night minimium, and we could only stay for one.

The motel is located about 8 miles south as you enter LBI, and yes, right on the beach. It's the kind of place that when you pull in you say 'hmmmmm'. But as soon as you enter, you can tell that the caring owners have really put in time, sweat, and money to keep this motel up-to-date. It looked like a family run business. Our room had the typical 'sea side smell' which quickly dissipated. It had a new ceiling, new carpet and a totally updated bathroom - although a little small. My wife remarked that there was no hair dryer or safe - but I found wifi! There was a small refrigerator. Although we did not go swimming, the large pool looked very clean and felt nice and warm. Had we stayed longer, I'm sure the location would have won us over!

Room Tip: The motel is 'U shaped with one side of the U facing the ocean. These rooms might cost more, yo...
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 27, 2011

My husband and I decided on a return trip to Coral Seas for a week with my son and wife, daughter and husband and five grandchildren ranging in age from 4 to 11.
If yo go, don't expect a luxury hotel. What it does offer is a family oriented place right on the beach, with a pool,and in walking distance to everything you need. Everywhere you look there is staff cleaning and manitaining the property. The rooms are adequate, the suites great for families with children.
The kids asked when we can come back again. What more would you want?

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 25, 2011

My family and I have been staying at the Coral Seas for many, many years. What continues to bring us back are the following: excellent management, extremely CLEAN rooms, grounds, & pool, and ideal oceanfront location. I would recommend paying extra for the oceanfront rooms which have their own private back porches overlooking the ocean. The motel is VERY family friendly. Keep in mind, this is not the St. Regis or the Four Seasons...it is a traditional, somewhat dated, Jersey shore motel that is VERY comfortable, but not fancy. All regular rooms have a very nice size refrigerators and most have microwaves. Suites have a well-equipped kitchenette. The owners are a lovely couple (the husband's parents owned and ran the hotel many years prior to him) who definitely run a "tight ship." The pool is very well maintained and definitely larger than ones at motels nearby. The location affords you the opportunity to park your car and walk to shops and restaurants. Bike riding is also a pleasure in Beach Haven.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Coral Seas Oceanfront Motel

Address: 21 Coral St, PO Box 1175, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1600
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Long Beach Island > Beach Haven
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Beach Haven
Price Range: $125 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are oceanfront in the heart of Beach Haven. Our oceanfront rooms each have a private balcony. Our standard rooms and suites overlook the pool. We are a quiet, family and couples oriented motel. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Coral Seas Oceanfront Hotel Beach Haven
Hotel Coral Seas Oceanfront
Coral Seas Oceanfront Motel Long Beach Island, NJ - Beach Haven

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