We stayed here just before rates got raised for the summer season. We had the PH suite on the side of the building but still had a wonderful view of the ocean! The rooms here are a bit outdated and could use some renovation but we were fine and comfortable. Our PH had a full kitchen and refrigerator so we had two other families come over one morning and we made full breakfasts for 6 adults and 6 kids and there was enough room for everyone to relax and enjoy the view from our "living room" and balcony over looking the ocean.
Our kids and friends' kids enjoyed the pool which was heated ( a little too heated, but not complaining!). The place is only 5-10 min drive to the boardwalk with all the riff-raff but this place is a quiet place from all that but close enough if you want to go. Our kids love going to the boardwalk for the arcade games. We went to Bum Rodgers Crab Shack for dinner twice and though the service was SUPER slow to get our food, the food was very yummy and satisfying. The crabs dinner was huge and I'm craving it now.
We stayed in a regular room a couple of seasons ago and I would recommend upgrading to the PH rooms for sure. Living room, dining area, kitchen, bath and a full bedroom. There a pull out couch as well in the living room (though really thin mattress and not very comfortable). Our 2 little kids ended up taking the bedroom since they sleep earlier than we do and we got the pull-out! (Oh my back!). There's also a single recliner chair in front of the tv which looked more comfortable than it was. Super itchy fabric on the recliner and who knows how many skins cells are embedded in that scratchy fabric!
The floors in the living room are tile so it was easy to sweep up and no icky carpet to feel grossed out about.
The easy access to the beach is wonderful! Such a gorgeous weekend and we could easily go back to the room to get cold snacks and drinks from our refrigerator!
Would absolutely go back!
- Also Known As:
- Island Beach Motor Hotel Seaside Park
- Island Beach Hotel
- Island Beach Motel