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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.

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. The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

Luxury lights up the Borgata as you step into one of the spacious guest rooms or suites. Get dolled up for a night with plenty of entertainment: With 11 places to grab a drink, a dozen dining options and a nightclub with a packed calendar, the Borgata caters to the dancer, the beer drinker, and the music fan.

4. Harrah's Resort Atlantic City

Book a room in the Bayview Tower at Harrah's Resort Atlantic City where the stylish and spacious rooms are outfitted with Sleep Easy beds ... if you aren't up all night at the slots or the bars or the shows. Or at the Pool After Dark nightclub, you can even play a hand of blackjack or spin the roulette wheel and celebrate your winnings back out on the dance floor.

5. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Download a curated collection of tunes to get you in the mood for a stay at this dazzling property with views of the city and the Atlantic Ocean. Catch a show at the Hard Rock Cafe, or make your own music with a Fender guitar delivery to your room, where you can strum along with in-room video content or create your own tunes. Rest up before a show at Howie Mandel's Comedy Club, an event at Etess Arena, or go on a shopping spree.

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 of 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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