10 Great Places to Stay Near the Boardwalks

Stay near all the attractions and excitement of the Jersey Shore boardwalks, while being only steps from the beach.
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When it comes to finding the perfect hotel or motel, a lot has to do with finding that ideal location. If you’re planning a beach vacation along the Jersey Shore this spring or summer, make sure to check out these hot hotels and motels near the boardwalks, listed from north to south.

Point Pleasant Beach

Kid-friendly activities abound along the mile-long boardwalk of Point Pleasant Beach.

1. Pelican Point Motel
Just two blocks from the beaches and boardwalk area – and walking distance to Jenkinson’s Aquarium – this recently renovated motel boasts an idea location for a beach getaway. While you’re here, enjoy free Wi-Fi, free parking, an onsite swimming pool and beach chair rentals.

2. The Sand Pebble Motor Lodge
With family-sized suites and apartments, the Sand Pebble is conveniently located near the south end of the boardwalk. This budget-friendly hotel is within walking distance of Lighthouse Point Miniature Golf Club and South Beach Arcade. Take advantage of free Wi-Fi, a recently renovated pool and free parking. Plus, kids under 16 stay free.

Atlantic City

For glitz, glam and gaming, you won’t want to miss the action of Atlantic City.

3. Resorts Hotel Casino
Book one of the spacious guest rooms or suites and stay just steps from the Atlantic City Boardwalk and the flashy rides at Steel Pier. This hotel and casino also offers plenty of entertainment, nightlife and dining onsite, so whether you want to get in on the action at one of the exciting table games or relax in an upscale wine bar, there’s plenty to experience.

4. Caesars Atlantic City
Surrounded by attractions and dining hotspots, this Atlantic City hotel is located on the boardwalk and within walking distance from Boardwalk Hall, Tanger Outlets and Atlantic Wonder Park. Meanwhile, on property, you can shop the upscale stores at The Playground (built on a pier overlooking the Atlantic Ocean), catch a live show or dine at a restaurant by a celebrity chef.

5. Tropicana Casino & Resort
Also located along the Atlantic City Boardwalk, this dazzling property offers an array of entertainment and nightlife. Catch the free multimedia and light show every 30 minutes from 7:30 pm to 11 pm daily, or during the summer, watch the free fireworks show every Saturday night at 10 pm. Marvel at a larger-than-life 3D movie experience at the onsite IMAX Theatre, get a soothing spa treatment at Bluemercury, or enjoy fine dining at one of the many restaurants.

Ocean City

Bring the whole family to Ocean City, touted as the number one family beach community in the U.S.

6. Atlantis Inn
For a luxurious getaway or a romantic retreat, book a stay at this award-winning bed and breakfast, located a couple blocks from the hustle and bustle of the boardwalk. To bring out the kid in you, have some fun at the nearby Gillian’s Wonderland Pier or OC Waterpark, and then after a long day, retreat to your plush room or the inn’s onsite rooftop deck with ocean views.

7. Brown’s Nostalgia Bed & Breakfast
Meanwhile, this 1900s Victorian bed and breakfast also offers yesteryear charm with an unbeatable location near Playland’s Castaway Cove, numerous mini-golf courses, go-kart speedway, and of course, the beautiful boardwalk overlooking the beach.

8. Beach Club Suites
For a true home-away-from-home experience, stay in one of the one-bedroom suites at this luxury hotel, which come with a European kitchen and a widescreen high-definition TV. For some entertainment, walk next-door to the Surf Mall or Jilly’s Arcade, or just stroll along the boardwalk.

The Wildwoods

Discover the dazzling attractions along the boardwalk, or stretch out on the free beaches of the Wildwoods.

9. Blue Palms Resort
If water adventures are on your must-do list, this vibrantly decorated hotel is the perfect home base. Walk to the beach or boardwalk to catch some sun, or get into the action at one of the many nearby water parks: Splash Zone Water Park, Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Waterparks or Ocean Oasis Waterpark. You also could ride on old-fashioned amusement park rides at Mariner’s Landing.

10. The Starlux Boutique Hotel
Take in the retro vibe at this vintage-inspired hotel, where awe-inspiring architecture and bold décor captures all the whimsy of classic Americana culture. Take in the sights at the nearby Wildwoods Boardwalk, or ride one of the roller coasters at Adventure Pier.


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