We have been coming to the Ocean Vista ever since their second summer of operation, and even if we only manage one weekend, we can't imagine a summer without a stay there. Warm, welcoming, and friendly, the Vista owners and staff are just the greatest. Pete and Diane have put so much love and care into this hotel. But the magic of it is that it balances being a Victorian-styled B&B with being a beach house. A little sand on the floor is not going to give anyone a heart attack, and that casual approach keeps it from being intimidating. The rooms and beds are comfortable and airy, and the hotel is clean and neat as a pin, thanks to the hardworking day crew. There are porches to sit on to drink your morning tea or coffee, libraries to read a book, puzzles for those rainy days, and no TV, except the one in the lobby which is very small. We love that; after all, as Diane says, if you want to watch TV why are you coming to the beach? There is AC, which is very welcome on days such as those 100' scorchers of last week. Be sure to buy your beach passes from their desk as they are cheaper than at the beach itself. Most rooms have private bath, but the shared bath is easy and immaculate and should not deter you from trying this special gem on the shore.
- Also Known As:
- Ocean Vista Hotel Ocean Grove, New Jersey