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“Budget Beach Experience”
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Colonial Lodge
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Stone Harbor
Reviewed May 30, 2014

The Colonial is the cutest little old fashioned motel--the kind my family and I stayed at in the 1950s. This one is in the gorgeous shore community of Stone Harbor, NJ, and offers a budget option to the expensive hotels in the area. Some of their units even have small kitchenettes. (Actually, the regular rooms have refrigerators and microwaves) You could stay their for quite awhile preparing your own meals and saving a bundle. It's only 2 blocks from the beach, and a block from the main shopping area. In the off-season it's very inexpensive, and not too bad during the high season. Friendly staff and clean facilities completes the picture.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Laurie B, Manager at Colonial Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2014

Thank you so much for sharing your positive experience on Trip Advisor. We also like to think of Stone Harbor as a secret little gem! We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed December 5, 2013

very clean quaint motel, very friendly helpful staff, stayed there in October.
throwback retro 50s/60s bathroom with tile of the period, Queen Ann furniture. Room was just the right size for a 3 day weekend for the two of us. Close to beach,shopping. Would return.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

We usually rent a house for the week in June, however this year our schedules wouldn't allow a whole week. We selected the Colonial for its location and reviews. We were very happy with the accommodations, particularly the cleanliness. The staff were friendly. We would go back there again with out reservation.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Wendy H
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

My husband and I wanted to spend a few days in Stone Harbor and the Colonial Lodge came to mind. We remembered that it had nice "curb appeal". We were not disappointed. We booked the "motel room". It was a perfect size for the two of us - two queen beds and a small sitting area by the front bay window. Yes, the rooms have bay windows! The room was exceptionally clean and the beds very comfortable. The staff are friendly and accomodating. We absolutely will stay here again.

Did I mention location? Perfect again as it is a short walk to the beach, shopping and dining. No real need to move your car from its parking spot at the motel your whole stay!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

My husband and I stumbled across this cute little motel online when planning a last minute weekend trip to the shore. We had never been to Stone Harbor, so we only had online reviews to go off of when choosing our lodging. We couldn't have been more pleased! Although the office closes at 10pm, they gladly accommodated our late check-in. The room was immaculate (I've never stayed in a more spotless hotel!) and the location was ideal (a quick walk to the beach and to the strip of shops/restaurants--we never had to use our car). Although it is technically a motel, it feels much homier than your run-of-the-mill place. There are wide balconies with chairs and tables that are perfect for enjoying the evening with a book and a glass of wine. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and will be sure to return!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

The Colonial Lodge is located in the heart of Stone Harbor, one of Jersey's most charming towns. It has been managed for years by the same family, whose top priorities are hospitality, service, cleanliness and the utmost friendliness. Fashioned in the Williamsburg style, rooms are tastefully decorated and feature up-to-date amenities. Just outside the door is a bike lane, where cyclists enjoy the right-of-way on the main thoroughfare. From here, you are only two blocks from the 93rd Street Beach, a beautiful strand--or walk a few paces to 96th Street, where one is transported back to small-town America. Tree-lined streets feature fine shops, US Post Office, banks, a movie theatre, ice-cream parlors, good restaurants and fun pubs. Stone Harbor has won awards as a family resort with excellent recreational activities, greenery, flowers, gracious homes and safety. The Colonial Lodge, quiet and cozy is at the center of it all.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

The Colonial Lodge is small, friendly and a great place for a family vacation. CLEAN, FRIENDLY, close to town and the beach, who could ask for more? With so few places to stay in Stone Harbor, we've stayed in all but one of the motels and this one is the best which is why we keep coming back.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Address: 93rd and Second Ave., Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Stone Harbor
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Stone Harbor
Number of rooms: 17
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