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“Low key B&B near ocean”
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Shawmont Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Ocean Grove
Certificate of Excellence
Westport, Connecticut
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Low key B&B near ocean”
Reviewed 11 June 2013

Beautiful location. Block from beach. Adequate lodging, clean w/ friendly staff. Wrap around porch lovely. No breakfast included in rate :( Easy access to walk to new boardwalk. Near lots of amenities. Area itself is very quaint. Very close to downtown OG. Great shopping/walking area.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

We were fortunate to get in here on the last minute notice. Someone else had canceled. We stayed four nights. Just love everything about this place, the rooms, the location service, the friendly company. Plan to come back...for shore..for sure.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

We spent 4 days at The Shawmont for the Memorial Day weekend. The B&B is a quick 2 hours from our home, and a great place to rest and unwind. We always ask for Beachfront room 100 which has a king sized bed, mini-fridge and an inviting deck to enjoy the beautiful views of the ocean, beach, and what's left of the pier. (Fisherman Ralph is still sitting at the edge to greet visitors) Ocean Grove is a beautiful town full of quaint shops and restaurants. We enjoy the close proximity of Asbury Park via the connecting boardwalks. Both towns are working hard to get things back and running for the beach season, and we had an excellent stay as always.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 19 May 2013 via mobile

Best way to unplug for a weekend. Terrific combination of small hotel and B&B. Stayed one rainy,cool night in mid-May on a romantic getaway. Clean, friendly, quiet and modest. Outstanding ocean view from the large front porch. Rocking chairs a must. Simple rooms are spotless and fresh in this 19th century historic building right on the ocean road. Comfortable sitting areas, unobtrusive staff and an ample, fresh continental breakfast. Good coffee. Recommend for a romantic getaway or family reunion. Techies beware: tvs are old and wi-fi spotty. But if you want to read, stroll the beach or just relax, it's hard to do better than this.

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

I've been to Ocean Grove many times but have not visited the Shawmut until last week.
It was lovely -- it was clean, sweet and accommodating. It's right across the street from the beach and central to all. The one thing I liked the most was that there was attention to detail, e.g., instructions on using the TV remote and cable; envelope for housekeeping; tissues in bedroom, extra pillows for both beds, it's own climate control, etc. -- some which you don't always find in a B&B. It's my new "go to" place down the shore :))

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Enfield, Connecticut
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Reviewed 3 May 2013

We had to visit the area on short notice and google-mapped to see which was best. For the price we were pleasantly surprised. We reserved a room without any issues. The Shawmont is right on the Ocean, parking was an ease, and they were welcoming as soon as we walked in the door. Being from New England we felt right at home here. The decor pleasant, the room was clean, new, bright, and comfortable. We were welcomed with a tour, offered tea or coffee right away (and offered to bring to our room complementary), shown the kitchen area to use whenever we wanted (late night snack bagels-yum!), and just overall astonished by the hospitality overall. We even discussed coming down to NJ on-season just to stay here to feel right at home again. There is nothing more enjoyable then told, "If you leave in the evening and come back late we leave the light on for you" and they did just that. A++++. Thank you to the lovely folks of the Shawmont!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 December 2012

I had the opportunity to take a mid-week night away at the Shawmont, so I took the Academy Bus down from work in NYC for the night (very easy to do, and at $16 each way and about 2 hours, not a bad deal to get you a few blocks from the hotel). It was just a short night with an early departure, but it gave me a chance to see what this beautiful place is about.

The room I occupied, #100, was a beautiful corner oceanfront room on the second floor, with a terrace over the front porch facing the sea. This was great to go to in the morning to watch the sunrise with a cup of coffee before heading back to work! The room is fully equipped. The bed was EXTREMELY comfortable, and I slept soundly. Pillows were high-quality, linens soft.

The bathroom seemed recently renovated, and well-done. Nice tilework, quality fixtures, and a very good shower. Toiletries were small in size, but the single-serve shampoo bottles were much better than wasting, and were nice stuff.

The room was equipped with Dish Satellite TV, a nice convenience. Even though I'm away down the shore, it was nice to be able to watch the morning news.

On the whole...in a very crowded market of Ocean Grove B&Bs and hotels, the Shawmont is definitely worth your serious consideration. It's a quality property in a great location. And in this time where the New Jersey Shore is hit hard, I can tell you that Ocean Grove is functional enough for a weekend getaway...and more than anything else, a visit to a beautiful place like this is what the coast needs to recover.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Shawmont Hotel
Address: 17 Ocean Ave, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756-1662
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Ocean Grove
Amenities:
Kitchenette
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Ocean Grove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Shawmont is a fully refurbished 30 room hotel facing the Ocean, in historic Ocean Grove NJ right on the NJ shore. All rooms have private baths, AC, and Cable TV. Built in 1865 all rooms have updated and many have outstanding ocean views. ... more   less 
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Shawmont Hotel Ocean Grove, New Jersey

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