10 Great Places to Stay Near the Boardwalks

Put yourself in proximity to all the attractions and excitement of the Jersey Shore boardwalks, while being only steps from the sand. Here are the where-to-stay hotels and motels we know you’ll enjoy – listed from north to south.

Point Pleasant Beach – Kid-Friendly Activities Abound Along The Mile-Long Boardwalk

  1. Point Beach Motel
    When you stay in this family-owned motel, you’re in eye-shot of the beach and only a six-minute stroll to the fun and excitement of Jenkinson’s Boardwalk. Rather call it a pool day? No problem, Point Beach Motel boasts a heated outdoor pool surrounded by comfortable lounge chairs.

    Jenkinson’s Boardwalk

  1. The Amethyst Beach Motel
    Just an eight-minute walk from Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, this cozy motel offers overnight accommodations in your choice of traditional guest rooms, efficiencies, suites or apartments. Amenities include an outdoor heated pool and a welcoming patio with barbecue grills for dining in the ocean air.

Atlantic City – Glitz, Glam & Non-Stop Action

  1. Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
    Located directly across the boards from the Steel Pier, this property amps up the fun. Live like a rock star in a deluxe guestroom or suite. Dine in your choice of casual eateries and upscale restaurants. Get pampered in the spa. Make a splash in the pool. And check out one of the country’s largest collections of music memorabilia.

    Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

  1. Showboat Atlantic City
    Just a seashell’s throw from the Steel Pier, you’ll find Showboat Atlantic City. It’s an all-ages gaming haven with the country’s biggest arcade. Families also love slipping and sliding in the property’s Island Waterpark – with a retractable roof, it’s a tropical oasis every day of the year!

    Showboat Atlantic City

  1. Resorts Casino Hotel
    Home to lots and lots of slots – over 1,300 to be exact, Resorts brings the bells and whistles to your beachfront Be sure to dine alfresco at LandShark Bar & Grill, Atlantic City’s only beach bar on the sand side of the city’s famed boardwalk – putting you just steps away from the Steel Pier.

    Resorts Casino Hotel

Ocean City – America's Greatest Family Resort

  1. Ocean 7 Motel
    The shortest of jaunts will get you and your family to the buzz-worthy Gillian’s Wonderland Pier. Nothing cookie-cutter about this motel, each suite and studio offers a kitchenette and unique aesthetic, designed by individual owners. Claim your spot at the beach or on-site pool for fun in the sun by day and hit the boards after dinner for a night of thrills.
  2. Coastal Chateau (formerly Atlantis Inn)
    For a luxurious getaway or romantic retreat, book a stay at this award-winning boutique hotel, scheduled to reopen in summer 2024 after an extensive renovation. Bring out your inner child at the nearby Gillian’s Wonderland Pier, and then after a long day, retreat to your plush room.
  3. The Forum Motor Inn
    Winner of a 2023 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award, this property is just a block from the beach and an easy-breezy walk to Gillian’s Wonderland Pier. Choose from stylishly designed guestrooms or spread out in a spacious suite, all with access to a stunning sun deck and heated outdoor swimming pool.

The Wildwoods – Dazzling Attractions Along The Boardwalk & Free Beaches

  1. Blue Palms Resort
    If water adventures are on your must-do list, this Doo Wop-decorated motel is the perfect home base. Get into the action with included passes to Morey’s Piers and Water Parks when you book direct. Or take advantage of the property’s rental bikes or complimentary beach chairs and head out to catch some rays.
  2. Beach Terrace Motor Inn
    Step out onto your oceanfront balcony to see all the fun you’ll have with family on Wildwood’s wide swath of sandy beach and lively 2.5-mile-long boardwalk – where you need to listen for “watch the tram car, please” announcements! The tropical-inspired motel also offers an on-site restaurant, night club and outdoor pool area for your entertainment.

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