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“Great Little Place”
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Shawmont Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Ocean Grove
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 1, 2011

What a nice place to stay. It's right on the ocean. We got an Oceanfront room with a porch overlooking the beach. The people at the front desk were so nice and helpful. The room was a bit small with only a double bed, but in fairness the Hotel is 140 years old and the rooms due tend to run small. The town of Ocean Grove is only one square mile and is very family friendly. It is a dry town, due to the fact that it was founded by a Methodist group, who still meet there during the summer. They serve a nice continental breakfast for the guests. Just enough food for most people. The restaurants were fine, some were better than others. All in all, I really liked the place and the town. It is truly a hidden gem.

Room Tip: Not really recommended for wheelchair folks.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 7, 2011

My wife and I stayed here for a weekend and had such a great time. The Shawmont staff were all so very helpful once we arrived. You couldn't ask for a nicer group of people. Our room was clean, and the a/c refrigerated our room. LOL. Breakfast was light, (bagels, yogurt, juice, danish, fruits, and juice) The coffee and tea were always available. Nights spent on the outdoor porch were a taste of Heaven, not to mention attending Big Splash which was fantastic! I would certainly stay there again. My only reservation about writing this review is that it would tell others about such a hidden gem and there would be no rooms left if we wanted to book again. LOL.

Room Tip: Request a room on the lower floor if you have difficulty navigating stairs....they are pretty steep.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank NewYorkJusRelaxin
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Reviewed July 31, 2011

my fiance and i stayed there during asburys sand blast.... the walk ro the asbury parties is short and pleasant and the hotel is right across the street from the beach... the people who work there are very sweet and treat you like family the rooms are quant and very clean. even the housekeeping ladies are charming... we loved our stay and we loved just sitting out on the poirch at night. there is no gym and the breakfast is just ok.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 13, 2011

Every year, I need some time to chill and regroup, and be free of life's day-to-day stresses. The Shawmont fits the bill for me, and this year was no exception. It's a clean, bright, well-maintained inn, across the street from the beach. In addition to a nice breakfast, they serve the best coffee on earth...TM Ward, NJ's finest..and it's available all day long!! Thanks to Joanna, Diane, Sue, and Imperia for all their hard work in making the Shawmont a real gem!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 12, 2011

My family blocked off several rooms here for my cousins wedding. It was a very nice quaint hotel. Our room was a single room and rather small but I honestly have no major complaints with my stay here. The staff was friendly and the rooms were clean. My cousin did have a bigger room with a double bed and a balcony and her room was much more pleasant then ours. Overall great stay. Wonderful location right across the street from the beach!

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 26, 2011

Just got back from a two night stay at The Shawmont..my wife and I had a great time.
The rooms were comfortable and clean. The staff friendly and helpful. The location couldn't have been better which all added up to a five star recomendation!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank MarcoOldBridge
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Reviewed June 9, 2011

Stayed at the Shawmont and had a great stay! Check in went smoothly and the hotel even asked what we liked for breakfast and had bananas and oatmeal ready for us in the morning!

The room was extremely clean and nicely decorated. The air conditioning was cool and much needed during a hot weekend.

Ocean Grove is such a nice quiet town. The hotel is located right on the beach and within walking distance to lots of unique shops and things to do. Also within walking distance of the updated Asbury Park boardwalk and shops as well. A great place to visit in the summer - especially if you are looking for Jersey Shore without the drinking and drama. Great place for family and kids.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Shawmont Hotel

Address: 17 Ocean Ave, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756-1662
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Ocean Grove
Amenities:
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Ocean Grove
Price Range: $85 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Shawmont is a fully refurbished 30 room hotel facing the Ocean, in historic Ocean Grove NJ right on the NJ shore. All rooms have private baths, AC, and Cable TV. Built in 1865 all rooms have updated and many have outstanding ocean views. ... more   less 
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Shawmont Hotel Ocean Grove

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