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The Islander Motel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Ship Bottom
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
“Great Place to Stay”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

Clean, convenient and most of all comfortable, I couldn't be more pleased with our accommodations. Picked this over staying in a house with many family members and so glad we did! Stayed on the 2nd floor 6B, which has a king size bed. Joe, the owner, is one of the nicest people and had great advice for where to go for dinner, drinks, and where to get freshest homemade donuts we've ever had. So glad we picked this place to stay! Will definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

We decided to stay at the Islander for two nights on LBI, based on its great reviews, and we were not disappointed. The main pluses of the hotel are: newly renovated, exceptionally clean rooms with spacious bathrooms, extremely hospitable and friendly hosts, and its location/price. You can't go wrong with the Islander!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stratford, Connecticut, United States
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

We recently stayed at this delightful motel for the fourth time. We have always appreciated the proximity to the beach, restaurants, and shopping. But after Sandy, Joe and Anne Clark had to do renovations on the first level. The bathrooms have been greatly improved. The carpeting and furnishings are new, and even the refrigerator was new. We love this clean welcoming place and highly recommend it to anyone who needs a homey vacation room.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Souderton, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

We stayed at the Islander Motel in LBI for a long weekend. The new rooms (due to Hurricane Sandy) were wonderful. The bathrooms downstairs are bigger and the amenities are much nicer. The owners are so friendly. They added a basketball hoop, three tables and a grill outside to enjoy the evening hanging out. The motel is also only a block from the beach, 2 blocks from Wa Wa and Ron Jon's and only a few blocks from Speakeasy Pizza and Baggle Eddies, which are musts! Also, their prices are more economical than the other motels on the island. I would recommend staying there for sure.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

It was our first stay at The Islander and we were nothing but pleased with our experience. My wife and I have been visitors to LBI for years and I am pleased to say this is the best value on the island. The owner, Joe Clarke, is extremely nice and accommodating. He's also very knowledgeable of the surrounding areas for newcomers to the island. The updated rooms due to Sandy are very pleasant and cozy. My wife and I have already book our next trip to The Islander!

Room Tip: It's a smaller motel so any room, in my opinion, is a good room
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Royersford, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

Just back from another pleasant stay at Long Beach Island's best motel: The Islander. The rooms are recently remodeled due to damage sustained in Hurricane Sandy. Beautiful new furniture, flooring and bathrooms. The owner, Joe Clarke, will do anything for you. Great value. Stayed here many times. Two blocks to the ocean.

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Clearly this is the best value in Long Beach Island. We were return customers from Tucson, AZ and were again very pleased. Its a clean family oriented motel and the owner is there to give the friendly helpful personal service that you don't see in other hotels these days. The beach is a short two blocks away and the motel is located conveniently to most anything you could want (bikes, food, etc) We'll be back again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Property: The Islander Motel
Address: 1202 Central Ave, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Long Beach Island > Ship Bottom
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Ship Bottom
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
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The Islander Motel Long Beach Island, NJ - Ship Bottom

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