we love beach towns, but let's face it, usually there are slim pickings when it comes to finding a hotel that is both clean, well appointed, and not catering to young kids who book a room for two, and then cram another six of their friends in it and use it as a party hall / crash pad (been there, done that, many many moons ago).
the inn is very similar to a b&b, with every room decorated in a unique style, and if you book in advance, you usually get to choose the one you prefer. we've stayed in quite a few different ones, most of them have little decks, and whether you stay facing main street or the parking lot (not as bad as you think, as far as the view is concerned), it is relatively quiet at night.
there is no check-in process / reception desk, so you can arrive at any hour, and simply let yourself in. with the exception of the random cleaning girl during the day, we've never seen any hotel personnel - communication is done by phone, but they typically return your call immediately. the process is simple - you book on line, you get an entry code, and the rest is a breeze.
rooms have a small refrigerator and a coffee pot (i think).
the worst thing i can say is that it's not on the beach - but that's not a fault of theirs.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boutique hotel with modern spacious rooms - all different from each other - balconies, gas fireplaces, pillow-top mattresses, plantation-style ceiling fans. Ideally located near beaches and surrounded by restaurants and quaint village shops. All rooms have private bathrooms, central air-conditioning, refrigerators and ipod players. Design is modern-residential; architecture is Nantucket-Jersey Shingle Style. Inn on Main brings affordable shore luxury to Jersey. 4-minute walk to NYC trains. On the ground floor, is Central Jersey's new leading restaurant, Firefly Bistro, a BYOB establishment. ... more less
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