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“Sorry to go anywhere else.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Island Beach Motor Lodge

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Island Beach Motor Lodge
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Seaside Park
PA
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Sorry to go anywhere else.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

We went to Chincoteague Va this year, rented a beautiful house, and missed IBML every day. We missed the location of the beach, the staff, and just the "at the beach" feel. We missed the fishing end (which was basically shut down due to bird reproduction) and the locals were extremely rude, which was so unlike the friendly seaside park residents. We missed being able to walk a few yards left into the state park and find our own quiet piece of heaven away from people when we wanted a little quiet to ourselves. We missed the ability to drive to the boardwalk (if the quiet got to be too much) but most of all, we missed the convenience of being able to wake up at the crack of dawn and grab a cup of coffee, throw on a hoodie and just walk out on the beach to catch the sunrise stumbling over your 2 feet because your not awake yet. No loading up the car, driving 10 mins...its all right there. IBML is a little dated, but for us true beachgoers that are on the beach from before sun up to past sun down...we basically only use the rooms to shower and sleep (and occasionally to eat) so old tiles dont make a difference. Never ever will i go anywhere else. We love this place so much, we came back from Chincoteague and booked another vacation here in early fall.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank vacationlivin
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Demarest, New Jersey
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94 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

We stay here any time we want to spend a weekend at the shore. It is right next to Island Beach State Park, has its own private beach, large, clean rooms, efficiency room available and wonderful workers/owners. Plus it is next to the best restaurant at the shore, Atlantic Bar and Grill.

Room Tip: I like to face Island Beach State Park.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank jgfly
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Binghamton, New York, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

I have been staying at this hotel every summer for the past 15 years and it never disappoints. This hotel is exactly what you expect at the Jersey shore. It is clean, reasonable and right on the ocean. You are only steps away from a beautiful, private sandy beach. The people who run the hotel are friendly and helpful. It is a perfect family hotel. There is very little, if any, damage in Seaside Park from hurricane Sandy. Enjoy you summer at this hotel.

Room Tip: The rooms that have a separate living room are a little more expensive but well worth it. You not on...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Geri R
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thornhurst
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

I recently visited the lodge with my elderly mother. I had been staying there for over 20 yrs on and off. This place never changes. That is a PLUS..The staff and receptionists (exception to one) are so charming and accomodating as always! They keep it immaculate and are so responsive to their guests. I always liked the proximity to the beach state park. You wont get the crazy noise and college atmosphere here. They have an amazing restaurant of special cuisine but make sure you check out the tiki bar there on the beach..its so cool..they make a great frozen margarita and its such a great island treat.Cant wait to get back there this summer! Even tho tho the boardwalk is still in transition, you can still get the feel (and give your support!) to the experience. You can still have fun,eat, ride some rides and get the boardwalk feel .

Room Tip: If you like to stay in and conserve a bit for meals their efficiency rooms are great. You have a sin...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank suzycardell
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Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

We just returned from island beach motor lodge and we went there because we went ladt year and was very pleased. The receptionist Dawn had taken care of us and she was wonderful. Also if we needed something they were on the ball and took care of it right away. We will diffently go back again. Also I have a big family and will be bringing them also.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sissy383
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Lafayette, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

The motel is simple but acceptable. The location is great, close to the beach with a choice restaurants. Jerri the receptionist was really rude! I was greeted with a condescending, snarky attitude. The other staff members were very accommodating and friendly!

Room Tip: There a are few rooms up top with an ocean view.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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10 Thank Peggy B
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Newton, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

This motel would do well to fire the rude, miserable person Jeri Hickey so called[ receptionist ]@ front desk.she acts like she hates the world, God forbid if you ask for extra items!!! When it comes to meeting & greeting the guests she could use a crash corse in charming,kindness, & the odd smile wouldn't hurt.......I have been going to this motel for 6 years & Jeri is the only bad thing about the place.

Room Tip: Front side of building nicer than backside,efficiency's are very big, I like the pent house with...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Irishgirlsrule555
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Additional Information about Island Beach Motor Lodge

Property: Island Beach Motor Lodge
Address: 24th and Central Avenue, Seaside Park, NJ 08752
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Seaside Park
Amenities:
Beach Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Seaside Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 75
Also Known As:
Island Beach Motor Hotel Seaside Park
Island Beach Hotel
Island Beach Motel

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