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Blue Water Inn

617 E 8th St. And Ocean Ave., Ocean City, NJ 08226
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#27 of 28 hotels in Ocean City
Family-owned hotel. All new windows, new carpet, new paint and friendly staff. We want to be your home at the shore.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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PawelJK wrote a review Sep. 2020
Pennington, New Jersey130 contributions94 helpful votes
A reasonably priced place close to the beach and restaurants, one block from bicycle rentals. House is old, rooms are small with very basic furniture, but it was clean (fresh paint), toilet, shower, tv - all worked. WIFI not great, but most of the time acceptable. There is a really nice shaded front porch.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Gayle wrote a review Jul. 2020
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Loved this place. Super friendly, clean. In walking distance to the beach. Cute little shop down stairs. We will definitely stay here again. Lots of close restaurants. Bike rentals were a block away. Great place
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Date of stay: August 2019
dwith5 wrote a review Jul. 2020
Orefield, Pennsylvania6 contributions3 helpful votes
Should have paid attention to other reviews. Very dirty, old and run down. Had to fill the garbage can with water to flush toilet. Thought about just sleeping 8n my car. At $250 some of that could be put into fixing the place.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sean H wrote a review Jul. 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Yes, it''s an old hotel, in fact it's a historical building, some of us appreciate keeping some history around. Honestly, if you're at the beach and spending all of your time in your hotel room, you're there for the wrong reasons. Beds, tv, fridge, bathroom with a shower - all the basics you need to sleep, shower, change, chill between adventures. Very reasonable rates, excellent, friendly customer service from everyone on staff. The best part? Even after you check out, they have some extra rooms to use if you want to squeeze in one more beach day, to rinse off, change and get yourself together. It's so close to the boardwalk and the beach, and pleny of fooderies in town within walking distance too. I've been bringing my son down for his birthday weekend for the past few years since we stopped camping, and I hope to continue the tradition for years to come.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Kaitlynricci88 wrote a review Jul. 2020
4 contributions4 helpful votes
The only nice thing I can say about this place is that the front desk staff ( with the exception of one) were very pleasant. The Inn has NO ELEVATOR which would not be a problem if rooms weren't 3 flights up in narrow, hot hallways. The room we got has 2 rooms with a doorway...no door blocking the 2 areas. Not ideal. The standalone sink (no vanity) was in the bedroom. The medicine cabinet was taped shut because the door wouldn't stay shut and posed dangerous when exiting the bathroom. The bathroom has a box-shaped aftermarket shower that was filthy. There was barely any space to do a 360 turn in it...which didn't make sense because there was ample room in the bathroom. The shower curtain did not contain the water. The caulking was exposed all over. The pipes were exposed, including the blue and red rubber tubing. HUGE eyesore. The water took 17 minutes (I timed it) to get warm. Horrible water pressure and the whole shower felt like it was going to fall over at any moment. The dresser was old and the drawers stuck. Also an eyesore. There were no curtains, only blinds, so even at 1am it felt like noon in the room from the street lights. The air conditioner units were window units. The one room had no filter and hummed so loudly. Both a/cs were plugged into power strips- huge fire hazard that I complained about twice. The mini fridge smelled of rotten milk... How cliche is that? Every time we opened it the smell lingered for 10 minutes. It was nauseating. Drunk kids and teens crowded the halls and porch at all hours...I assume because there was no staff present. I will say the room was quiet, though. You could not hear street noise. Outdoor pool was quaint, but not upkept. Sand covered the whole bottom and it was not vacuumed and of the days we used it. The railing was loose (I let desk know) and my daughter fell and cut her leg. The whole experience was disheartening. This place was a literal example of "no one cares about the rooms so we can overcharge for beach and boardwalk use." I will never return here. I loved Inns until this experience. Back to hotel/motels for me. Property never answered me. I went through third party booking site who contacted on my behalf and was simply told to speak to the desk for housekeeping issues and "no compensation will be given". I didn't want compensation. I would pay 3x the amount for an OCNJ room. I just wanted a clean and habitable room.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Water Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Blue Water Inn?
Nearby attractions include Ocean City Boardwalk (0.4 km), Liberty Escape Rooms (0.4 km), and Shrivers Salt Water Taffy (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Blue Water Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Blue Water Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Blue Water Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Blue Water Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blue Water Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include OC Surf Cafe, Jon & Patty's Coffee Bar & Bistro, and Augie's Omelette & Waffle.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Blue Water Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Blue Water Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Ocean City.
Are there any historical sites close to Blue Water Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Lucy the Elephant (7.0 km), Somers Mansion (4.1 km), and Ocearn City Life Saving Station (0.7 km).