I would recommend this motel to anyone who has been to the Island before. You have to first know that LBI is not your typical "Jersey Shore" community. This is NO Seaside Heights or Wildwood party town. If you have been to LBI before, and understand that most people typically stay in rental houses, it is a family kind of place, and there are NO hotels, and just a handful of dated motels, you will be satisfied with your stay at Haven Beach.
-Fantastic location: at a narrower part of the island, on the bay, 1.5 blocks to beach
-Big, Clean Room
-Beach Badges, Outside Shower, Pool, Grill, Big Fridge in room, Picnic Tables
-Nightly stays available (SO hard to find on LBI) Great Price
-Bathroom! Now we knew this would be an older motel and expected it to show a bit of wear but come on! The bathroom was bordeline offensive (room 2). A new faucet and tube of caulk do not cost THAT much. I have a bath in my older home much the same style, and small things can be done to maintain the charm of the tile bath. AT LEAST caulk the tub so you are not staring at old moldy crap. An inexpensive faucet to replace the rusty, nasty stuff would go a LONG way.
-No 24 hr. management. I'm fairly sure there is a way to reach management while they are off premises but what a bother. Our upstairs neighbors were outrageously loud at night and fought horribly day & night but I wasn't about to interfere in their family drama for the sake of my family's comfort, (karma) but this is a manager's job. During the day we were mostly gone, but we did consider calling management at night a few times. The whole thing was uncomfortable.
-It would be a plus to have any local info in the rooms for people without cell phones to find food & activities (or even a way to reach management posted IN the room.)
Other than the miserable family we got stuck under (which was simply bad luck,) and the bathroom issues, we liked the Motel. If they cleaned up the bathrooms, I would highly recommend it. It is a great place if you need a few days of relaxation on LBI.
**There is a great little place across the street (Jersey Girl) with awesome coffee, great food & service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our rooms have A/C, Refrigerator, Micro-Wave, Coffee maker, hair dryers and free Wi-Fi. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Haven Beach Motel Long Beach Island, NJ - Beach Haven