We are regular visitors to the Shawmont Hotel in Ocean Grove NJ. My mother has been a regular there since the early 1970s, and we drive nearly 350 miles every year to spend a week there. Okay, so it's NOT elegant, and the wireless can be spotty throughout the hotel. But the wireless works fine in the living room, although not in most of the bedrooms. The rooms are airconditioned, the beds are reasonably comfortable. They are cleaned daily by a very cheerful set of maids, several of which have been there for donkey's years. It's not the Taj Mahal, and it isn't intended to be. The rooms are small, but who spends time in the room when you're at the beach? Not my mother and me. We sit on the spacious front porch and chat with other guests. We go to the beach, which is across the street. Literally across the street! The television is one of the satellite services, and it has limited channels, but again, who watches tv while at the beach? The continental breakfast is included: fruit (watermelon and bananas), yogurt, buns, bagels, OJ, and instant oatmeal and coffee is available all day. If you want a more substantial breakfast, there are several restaurants nearby that can serve your needs. There is also a guest fridge, to stash things, a microwave, and a toaster. One of the rooms is an efficiency, and at least one of the beach front rooms has a small fridge in it.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Shawmont Hotel Ocean Grove, New Jersey