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Levittown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 8 October 2016

My friend and I stayed in one of the apts on the ground floor near an alley way. That alone should have been a clue but it had space and was cheap and they would allow my Chihuahua to come and stay there. I did not see it prior to coming dow, trusted my friend to handle it and after...

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Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We spent Sept. 9th - 11th here. Somewhat quirky hotel, but it is 120 years old. Our room (11) was clean with a medium size refrigerator and a full bathroom. We were very pleasantly surprised to find our rate included the continental breakfast. I thought that was only available June through August. It was very nice with fresh fruit, muffins,...

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Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Functional air conditioning, no bedbugs. Here end the commendations. And now for the rest. No I was not expecting the Waldorf Astoria, but I was certainly expecting more than what awaited me at the Blue Water Inn in Ocean City, NJ upon my arrival yesterday. DO NOT be taken in by the photographs (I was), which give the impression of...

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4Thank _jeremydesiderio
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I were very excited to go to Ocean City. While the hotel is important, we were looking forward to the beach, boardwalk, and minigolf. What we needed was an affordable place to sleep, a shower with hot water, a toilet, and air conditioning, all hopefully within walking distance of the beach. This hotel met and even exceeded...

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4Thank coolasice14
Exton, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We took our kids for a week, best decision ever. The kids loved the pool, there is even a grill by the pool that guests can use to cook their food which was amazing when you have kids who get hungry often. The hotel was nice and quiet at night, clean, and super close to the boardwalk (2-3 blocks?). There...

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2Thank DramaFreeMama
Mullica Hill, New Jersey
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

This is a nice place to stay just for a day or 2. Right down the street is the boardwalk and there are also a lot of cool places to eat near it. The beds are comfortable and the workers are really nice. So, this is a nice place to stay for 1 or 2 nights if you don't have...

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1Thank Bearsy123
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 6 July 2016

This is by far the absolute worst place my family and I have ever stayed. The Manager "Tom" was very rude. I was burned by the water in the shower because they fail to inform you that the water system is set up like an old house, if you are showering and someone in ANY OF THE OTHER ROOMS flushes...

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2Thank cmwelch1229
New Jersey
Reviewed 20 June 2016

The good: Close to the beach and the boardwalk Close to several restaurants Quiet Outside porch is fine for hanging out. Front desk folks were friendly. The bad: Very old and pretty dirty. They could really use a vacuum a little more. Bring a sleep mask. Only small blinds on the window so it was perfectly light in the room...

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3Thank Dugong1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Do not stay here!!! You would be better off staying in a tent. We've stayed here twice, both times because the price was cheap, it is NOT worth it. The management is rude and there are people constantly drinking and making noise. The rooms were disgusting and had clearly not been cleaned as our beds were filled with sand. Do...

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4Thank Sarah J
New Jersey
Reviewed 13 September 2015

You won't like it here. The wifi only works on the first two floors. When I wanted to use the computer downstairs and asked for help I got a dirty look from some of the staff. The "breakfast" offered to guests is a frozen Eggo waffle you have to toast yourself and eat on the porch outside. The shower in...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Family-owned hotel. All new windows, some new carpet, new paint and friendly staff. We want to be your home at the shore. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue Water Inn

Address: 617 E 8th St, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3743 (Formerly Sandaway Hotel)
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Ocean City
Price Range: €85 - €171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Blue Water Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Blue Water Hotel Ocean City
Hotel Style:
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
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“The rooms are terrible.”
 of 5 bubbles cmwelch1229, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Get one near the lobby.”
 of 5 bubbles elliottb771, 12 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Pick a corner, on the 3rd floor.”
 of 5 bubbles WenatcheeMom, 23 Aug 2015 | Read review
“If you are a couple with younger kids, room #33 has two full beds in two adjoining rooms. Only one room has the tv but both have ac. Our kids didnt mind because they had tablets to keep them busy for the short time before going to bed.”
 of 5 bubbles Luci_J_M, 15 Aug 2014 | Read review
“We love the 3 bedrroms”
 of 5 bubbles lilmagrif, 7 Jan 2014 | Read review
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