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“Sunday After Jam Session Featuring Jerry Blavat”
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La Costa Motel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sea Isle City
Pennsylvania
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118 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Sunday After Jam Session Featuring Jerry Blavat”
Reviewed 29 May 2013

We headed for the LaCosta to join the Jerry Blavat Sunday afternoon Jam Session (4-7pm) in the Lounge - a Shore tradition during the summer for people from Philly and South Jersey, Geatorville. We arrived early to check out the scene in Sea Isle City. There’s a small parking lot at LaCosta - one of our friends joining us actually was able to find a space. On the street, there’s parking at electronic meters charging $1 an hour which we thought was reasonable.

We walked up to LaCosta about a half hour before start time and were told, “If you want to go in early, you can.” That was nice. We staked out a place at the bar. If you want that, come early. The LaCosta complex appears to include not only the Lounge, but a deck bar, a motel and a liquor store as well. The lounge has a huge oval bar ruled over by fast and experienced bartenders. Those guys are so good they could be part of the show - all smiles and all business. Before the 4pm start time, several age-appropriate Geator fans wandered in and took their regular positions. Jerry himself came around 430 and the fun began.- Jerry’s loud signature music as well as a few new ones thrown in. The crowd was mostly respectful with only a couple exceptions during the time we were there. It was a mix of Geator-generation and young Sea Isle types looking for an afternoon of fun. Figuring out the bill at the end, it looks as if the drinks were about $5 each.

We are fans of Jerry Blavat, the Geator with the Heater, so this was a fun afternoon all around.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 9 March 2013

Horrible motel, and even worse management. The rooms are extremely outdated with broken items in the room... and watch out, because they will charge you for those broken items that were already defective. Cockroaches are present. Ironically, the rooms are entirely overpriced as well. It is very unclean and very uncomfortable - Sea Isle is a great beach town but I would NOT recommend staying here because it will put a damper on your trip.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Pitman, New Jersey
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 25 August 2012

Great location, great bar attached, but you don't want to know what could of went on in any of these rooms. Don't walk around barefooted! Basic warn down amenities, with no holds bar, anything can happen at 3 am!!

  • Stayed August 2012
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new jersey
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

Great town to have a good old fashioned beach buzz. The jersey shore gets a bad rap from the bull%^& on tv. This is not Seaside Heights. Great destination if you have kids. Restaurants are very competitive- hit the lobster loft by the amusement park for great seafood. Tiki bar is awesome.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank scallawag540
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2012

Broke air conditioner, damp floor and bedding, weird smell in room. Add in the rudeness of the staff... real downer to my vacation. Left after first night. Was told I would receive refund for additional two nights, still haven't heard back from owner. Save your money.

  • Stayed July 2012
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7 Thank Steak808
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Blackwood, New Jersey
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Reviewed 7 August 2011

Simple, clean, outdoor bar with live music and great location. In the heart of all the action.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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Reviewed 20 June 2011

I found the accommodations to be clean, but that was about it. It's dated and tired.

The best thing about it is that you can crawl up the stairs from one of the reunion parties it holds on the plaza outside on Saturday nights. It wasn't cheap...however, the staff was friendly and helpful, even though they looked tired too. Got the wrong room and they quickly switched it. But, for the money, there must be some nicer places

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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6 Thank JerseyTraveler4
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Property: La Costa Motel
Address: 4000 Landis Ave, Sea Isle City, NJ 08243-2016
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Sea Isle City
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sea Isle City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 225
Also Known As:
La Costa Hotel Sea Isle City

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