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“Location, Location, Location!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Harbor Inn Motel
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Stone Harbor
CommonCents09
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Location, Location, Location!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2009

The Harbor Inn Motel met all of our expectations. The room was very clean and the staff was friendly. Most importantly, the location is great! You can walk to the beach and all of the attractions in Stone Harbor. We would definitely consider staying here again!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Hudson, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2007

We stayed at the Harbor Inn for 2 nights while on vacation. Stone Harbor is one of those quintessential Jersey shore beach towns that just never seems to change. VERY family oriented, lots of quaint shopping, restaurants, and the main attraction - the BEACH!

The Harbor Inn is located about 2 blocks from the beach (each block is like 2-3 houses long, so it's a very short walk). It is a very standard older hotel - small in size, double beds (not too comfortable), TV, minifridge, small bathroom with NO counterspace whatsoever (we're talking a pedestal sink here). But let's face it people - you are here for the beach and the beach only, not to spend time at the hotel. And quite frankly, all the other hotels in the area are basically the same.

They do have on-site parking (which can be a premium during the summertime), and you are literally across the street from the main part of town with all the shopping, food, etc. To go on the beaches in Stone Harbor you must purchase a Beach tag - the Harbor Inn will provide them to you for a $20 cash deposit per tag, and will reimburse you the deposit on the tag's return.

One important thing that you will not even see on the Harbor Inn's promotional brochure - this hotel does have a small, outdoor pool. The owners of this hotel also own the Seaward Hotel right next door which has a big pool right in front. They charge more for the Seaward, and they do publicize that pool. But if you stay here, just walk around to the back of the building and you will find the pool. Lounge chairs are also there, and at times makes a great alternative to the beach (especially if you have children that are afraid of the waves, etc.)

I absolutely LOVE Stone Harbor - I can't say enough nice things about the place. But as far as lodging, the pickin's are small, and they aren't noticeably different from one place to the next. Location is primarily the key. So understand that going in, and you won't be disappointed. Besides - you're there for the beach remember?!

  • Liked — Location, location, location
  • Disliked — Lack of bathroom counterspace
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Perkasie, Pa
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33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2006

The room was adequate with the two double beds and fridge. We stayed for a "weekend getaway" special that gave us vouchers for breakfast and allowed us to stay until 4pm on Sunday versus the regular check-out of 11am. That made such a difference! We were able to enjoy a full day at the beach and then shower before heading home. All for $199. We're looking into a different weekend this year for $156.

Stayed June 2005
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Additional Information about Harbor Inn Motel

Property: Harbor Inn Motel
Address: 97th and Second Ave., Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Stone Harbor
Amenities:
Beach Room Service
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Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Stone Harbor
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Harbor Hotel Stone Harbor

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