Where to Stay in Stone Harbor
With a motto of “The Seashore At It’s Best”, Stone Harbor offers a lot to visitors, including beautiful beaches, delicious restaurants, a popular shopping district and reasonably priced options for overnight lodging. Here, we lay out the options for overnight stays, including home rentals and more.
While there is only one hotel and six motels, Stone Harbor has a wide variety of classic and contemporary condos and homes available for rent on a weekly, monthly or seasonal basis.
Here we will discuss the options for hotel and motel lodging. If you are a seeking a place to stay on Seven Mile Island, you may also wish to check out Where to Stay in Avalon since both towns are right next to each other with nothing but a nondescript street separating them (80th Street). As a matter of fact, all of Avalon’s hotels are located between 78th and 80th Streets in Avalon, right next to the Stone Harbor border and within a reasonable walking distance to the shopping district on 9th Street.
The Reeds at Shelter Haven – 9601 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor
The Reeds at Shelter Haven is Stone Harbor’s only upscale resort hotel. Located at the corner of 3rd Avenue and 96th Street, on the bay and right in the heart of Stone Harbor, the Reeds is a popular destination for those who wish to find the luxuries offered by a finer hotel.
The Reeds offers 37 distinctively designed guest rooms with either town or bay views. Some rooms have balconies. Onsite indoor and outdoor dining options include the classy Water Star Grille and Buckets Margherita Bar and Cantina, both on the bay. Located next to the sleek lobby is Sax at the Reeds as well as a pizza pub and an ice cream shop. The Reeds offers full, complimentary daily beach service with attendants who are available to take guests to the beach in an electric car along with beach chairs, towels, tags, and umbrella. The resort also offers complimentary bay activities including kayaks and paddle boards. There is a complimentary daily Yoga Instruction every morning on the roof garden sun deck, and guests can enjoy a plunge pool and hot tubs. Towels and custom outdoor furnishing are provided for all hotel guests to use.
The Reeds has partnered with Stone Harbor Golf Club, a world-class golf course, to provide exclusive guest access. Tee-times can be arranged before guests arrive or throughout their stay with onsite concierge services. The Salt Spa will be opening in 2018 to provide guests with signature services and treatments.
Colonial Lodge – 93rd and Second Avenue, Stone Harbor
The Colonial Lodge is located in a residential neighborhood one block off the beach and close to the Stone Harbor shopping district at 96th Street. The lodge features classic motel rooms as well as one and two room efficiencies, all with refrigerators and microwaves. While there is no pool, there is a sundeck area. Beach umbrella and chair rentals are available, as are beach tags upon request. Daily maid service is provided. Golf privileges with start time at Avalon Golf Club are also available.
Dunes Motel – 9801 2nd Avenue, Stone Harbor
The Dunes Motel is located only one block from the beach. It features three types of units, each with refrigerators. Amenities include a heated pool with spa privileges, a large sun deck, daily maid service and free Wi-Fi. Beach umbrella and chair rentals are available and free beach tags are provided during stay (with deposit).
Harbor Inn – 9700 Second Avenue, Stone Harbor
The Harbor Inn is located a block from the beach and close to shopping on 96th Street. It offers classic motels rooms, all with refrigerators and daily maid service. Amenities include a heated pool & spa, a sun deck, free Wi-Fi and free use of beach tags.
Lark Motel – 9800 Second Avenue, Stone Harbor
Located one block from the beach and two blocks from 96th Street shopping district, the Lark Motel is family-owned and offers guests a choice in classic motel rooms or efficiencies. Guest rooms include a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and maid service. Amenities include a large pool area, gas-fired barbeque grills and a comfortable lounge area. Guests can enjoy unlimited complimentary internet access and complimentary beach tags with deposit.
Seaward Motel – 9724 Second Avenue, Stone Harbor
The Seaward motel is located one block from the beach and two blocks from the 96th Street shopping district. The motel offers classic motel rooms with one queen or two double beds, mini-fridges and microwaves. Efficiency units include kitchenettes and sleep up to six people. Amenities include a spacious sundeck and a heated pool and complimentary Wi-Fi. Beach tags are provided with a small deposit.
Sun N Sand Motel 284 102nd Street, Stone Harbor
Located 2 1/2 Blocks from the Beach in Stone Harbor, the Sun N Sand Motel offers two-bedroom efficiencies with kitchens. The motel has a barbecue and picnic area. It offers complimentary Beach Tags (with deposit), Wi-fi and free off-street parking. Beach chair, umbrella, and ice chest rentals are available as well.
All of 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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