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.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Shawmont Hotel Ocean Grove