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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, finding the ideal location is key. If you’re planning a beach vacation along the Jersey Shore, 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 beach and boardwalk area – and walking distance to Jenkinson’s Aquarium – this recently renovated motel boasts a perfect location for a beach getaway. While you’re here, enjoy free Wi-Fi, free parking, an on-site swimming pool and beach chair rentals.

2. The Sand Pebble Motor Lodge

With extra-spacious suites and apartments available, the Sand Pebble is ideal for families and small groups. This budget-friendly hotel is conveniently located near the south end of the boardwalk, just a short walk from Lighthouse Point Miniature Golf Club and South Beach Arcade. Take advantage of the pool-side snack bar, free Wi-Fi, and free parking. Plus, kids under 12 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 lavish guest rooms or suites. Get dolled up for a night with plenty of entertainment: Choose from more than a dozen dining options, try your hand at the casino, see a music or comedy show, or dance the night away at Premier Nightclub. Spend your days relaxing by the pool or enjoying luxurious spa treatments.

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 – perfect for sleeping in after an all-nighter at the slots, bars or shows. Or at the legendary Pool After Dark nightclub, where you can dance to the music by celebrity DJs and performers.

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. Get your music fix with dueling pianos at Hard Rock Cafe or see a headliner at Etess Arena. Then enjoy a fresh catch at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, or go on a shopping spree without ever having to leave the hotel.
 

OCEAN CITY

BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY TO OCEAN CITY, TOUTED AS “AMERICA’S GREATEST FAMILY RESORT.”

6. Atlantis Inn

For a luxurious getaway or a romantic retreat, book a stay at this award-winning boutique hotel, located a couple of blocks from the hustle and bustle of the boardwalk. Bring out the kid in you with some fun at the nearby Gillian’s Wonderland Pieror OC Waterpark, and then after a long day, retreat to your plush room or the inn’s on-site rooftop deck with ocean views.

7. Ocean City Mansion

Calling all dog lovers! Located just five blocks from the boardwalk and a short drive from the Long Port Dog Beach, the Ocean City Mansion offers dog-friendly accommodations and even dog-sitting services. This beautiful B&B was built in 1898 and still maintains its historic charm today. Step back in time and enjoy a freshly cooked breakfast on the porch.

8. Beach Club Suites

For a true home-away-from-home experience, stay in one of the one-bedroom suites at this family-friendly resort. Each suite is equipped with a European kitchen, a sleeper sofa in the living room, 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 Motel

If water adventures are on your must-do list, this vibrantly decorated motel is the perfect home base. Get into the action with discounted amusement pier and water park passes to Morey’s Piers and Water Parks, including Surfside Amusement Pier, Ocean Oasis Waterpark & Beach Club, and Raging Waters Water Park. Or take advantage of the complimentary beach chairs and bikes and head out to catch some sun.

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. Enjoy the on-site pool, mini golf course and ice cream parlor, take in the sights at the nearby Wildwoods Boardwalk, or grab your pass and head to Morey’s Piers and Water Parks.
 

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