Where to Stay in Sea Isle City
While Sea Isle has a bustling town center, a Promenade and an active nightlife, it does not offer much in the way of overnight lodging options for visitors wishing to stay for less than a week. There are only three hotels in Sea Isle so most vacationers rent condos or homes on a weekly, monthly or seasonal basis.
Here I have provided you with a list of the hotels and a brief description. I encourage you to Sea Isle City’s website, as well as other travel websites such as Tripadvisor – not only for different options and pricing, but also to for the traveler reviews to determine if a particular hotel would be a good fit for you.
Sea Isle City Hotels
Sea Isle Inn – 6400 Landis Avenue, Sea Isle City
The Sea Isle Inn is an iconic hotel built in the 1960’s. As a matter of fact, it hasn’t changed much since then, but it remains Sea Isle’s only family-oriented hotel. The Inn includes deluxe motel rooms, fully equipped efficiencies and suites for 2 to 4 guests. All rooms feature individually controlled air-conditioning and heat, private balcony and free Wi-Fi. Daily maid service and ample free parking off-street are available. Located just one block from the beach, the Sea Isle Inn offers a large pool, a poolside bar, a restaurant serving lunch, dinner and late night snacks. Around the corner is Kix, a lounge with nightly entertainment and a package goods store. It is next door to a shopping center that includes a new and expanded Acme, a CVS, a few restaurants and Sands Department Store.
The Coast Motel (aka LaCosta) – 4000 Landis Avenue, Sea Isle City
This motel is located two blocks from the beach on Landis Avenue and offers 33 spacious rooms with balconies. Amenities include daily maid service, free beach tag use for the duration of stay and an elevator. A few years ago the motel pool was filled in and the LaCosta Deck Bar was put in its place. Guests can enjoy live music, food and drinks in this outdoor venue seasonally. Attached to the hotel is Casino Steaks and Pizzeria as well as the LaCosta Package Goods Store. Due to it’s bar-centered atmosphere and proximity to Sea Isle’s other bars, this may not be the best hotel for families but may be fine for singles and bar-goers.
Sea Isle City Inns and Guesthouses
Colonnade Inn – 4600 Landis Avenue, Sea Isle City
The Colonnade Inn is Sea Isle’s oldest existing building. Serving as a hotel back in the 1880s, The Colonnade was renovated in the twentieth century and now offers privately owned units that range from a basic hotel room with a private bath to 3 bedroom, 2 bath suites. It is located one block from the beach on Landis Avenue and its exterior features a wrap-around porch with rocking chairs, perfect for watching the passersby. Inside, the lobby is warm and welcoming and coffee and tea are served each morning. Offering daily and weekly rentals, the hotel features a newly redecorated interior and Wi-Fi, cable and air conditioning. Linens are provided, with maid service each day during the season.
Surfside Suites and Apartments – 4101 Landis Avenue, Sea Isle City
Surfside Suites & Apartments is located above Angelo’s Pizzeria & Ristorante, and both have been owned by the Camano Family. The apartments on the third floor of the building once served as the family’s residence for the first 10 years that they owned the building. The units were then rented out seasonally to nice families. Their son, Angelo Jr., worked with an architect to design and implement the plans to convert the second floor of the building into 6 units, 4 suites and 2 apartments. All units include individually operated air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, refrigerators. Suites include kitchens with microwaves and coffee makers. The building, which includes laundry facilities and a sundeck, is centrally located in the beach block on the corner of Landis Avenue in the heart of Sea Isle.
Townsends Inlet Hotels
The Dunes – 8600 Landis Avenue, Townsends Inlet (Sea Isle City)
Townsends Inlet, best described as Sea Isle’s southern neighborhood with a small-town vibe, recently added a new option for visitors seeking luxury overnight accommodations on Ludlam’s Island. The Dunes, which opened in 2016, is an upscale condominium complex offering 13 suites with either 3 or 4 bedrooms. All units have full kitchens, free Wi-Fi and linens and towels, however, daily maid service and extra linens (such as for the pull-out couch) are not available. Each unit receives 2 parking spaces located in the parking garage below the building. Guests can choose to add-on amenities such as beach chairs and umbrellas but beach tags are not available. These units are available for rent on a weekly basis (Sunday – Sunday) or for 3 or 4-night “mini-week” stays from Thursday-Sunday or Sunday – Thursday. Located in the building is Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House.
All of Avalon and Stone Harbor’s camping options are off-island along Route 9. Check websites for more information.
Most renters will go through traditional real estate agencies to rent condos and houses, however there is a growing number of options appearing online. Websites such as Vacation Rental By Owner (VRBO), Home Away and even AirBNB are starting to show options for weekly and, at times, shorter stays via website.
In closing, I strongly encourage you to visit online reviews of all these lodging options to get more information and find feedback about other guests’ experiences to better make a decision about what is right for you.
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