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Best Places to Stay in Ocean City NJ

Are you considering visiting Ocean City NJ soon? Wondering where the best places to stay are? We compiled a list of the 5 Best Places to Stay in Ocean City NJ. Also, the list below does not require the standard Saturday to Saturday rental schedule! If you are looking for a weekly rental in Ocean City NJ, we highly recommend checking out OCNJ Weekly Rentals

1.) The Flanders Hotel

Flanders Hotel Ocean City NJ OCNJ Places To Stay

The Flanders Hotel is a true gem of the Jersey Shore. This Prohibition-era building dominates the Ocean City skyline and boasts an incredible history. It all began back in 1922 when a group of New Jersey entrepreneurs planned to build a stately seaside hotel that would compete with the best in America. It was to be a resting place for successful businessmen and their families, combining all the modern conveniences while still maintaining an air of elegance.

Built in the Spanish Mission Revival style that would become a trademark for the South Jersey beach town, The Flanders was designed by local architect Vivian Smith. For decades, the hotel has stood watch as a guardian of the ocean and has been frequented by travelers and tourists from all over the U.S. and the world. Many families from Philadelphia have been visiting The Flanders for years, and during the 20s and 30s, it also attracted several mobsters and prohibition gangsters who thought it a safe, family-friendly refuge to discuss business in private. Vice President Charles Curtis, the three Lit Brothers of Lit Bros. Department Store on Market Street, cartoonist Al Capp, actor Jimmy Stewart, and Philadelphia’s Princess Grace Kelly were all visitors to the grand hotel known as “The Jewel of the Jersey Shore.”

Today, The Flanders is still one of the most beautiful hotels on the coast, attracting couples, families, friends and reunions in all seasons.

2.) The Osborne’s Inn

Osborne's INN Ocean City NJ

It doesn’t really get more beachy than the Osborne Inn. This place is a classic beach house mansion just a block from the 15th Street beach and boardwalk. This beautiful summer guest house has been owned and operated by Frank and Peggy Ann Osborne. This 100-year-old inn with all the amenities of the 21st century offers a nostalgic beach house charm unlike anywhere else on the South Jersey coast. Families and friends have made coming here a tradition for decades, and they will sit out on the grand, sprawling porch and tell everyone how they feel like the Osborne’s Inn is family.

The polished wooden floorboards of this beautiful home attest to countless memories and stories of deep bonds. Peggy Ann and Frank go out of their way to serve their guests and make sure they’re having a fantastic time in Ocean City.

3.) Ocean Front Motel

Places To Stay OCNJ Ocean Front Motel Beachfront

This classic beachfront motel stands at an ideal location on the boardwalk, just at the start of the action at 15th Street. Motel Manager John Capalbo treats his customers like his family. He anticipates their arrival all winter long and looks forward to the many people who book the same weeks each and every summer. To John, it’s more like a big reunion every year, and he’s proud of his establishment.

Boasting some incredible ocean-front views, the motel provides free wifi, beach tags, coffee, and an authentic beach feel.

Here, you can walk out of your room onto the boardwalk in plain view of the Ocean City Fishing Pier. The motel is right on the edge of the shops, restaurants, and amusements, so it’s the perfect place to retreat back to after a night exploring the boardwalk.

4.) Port-O-Call


Port O Call Hotel OCNJ Ocean City NJ

A little further down the boardwalk, you’ll run into the Port-O-Call. Big and beautiful like The Flanders, this bright pink hotel is also part of Ocean City’s skyline. This place has been a family vacation destination since 1966.

The welcoming lobby and seating area offer amazing panoramic ocean views and just steps away is the oceanfront pool. Destination weddings are the Port-O-Call’s specialty, and they even have their own event planners. he hotel is the perfect location for corporate meetings or retreat. Our sales staff and corporate event planners are here ready to coordinate any event you can imagin5.) Pavillion Motor nd tLodgehe

Like The Flanders, this hotel is the perfect location for corporate meetings or retreats. Many of these ocean-front rooms have their own private balconies. 

5.) Pavillion Motor Lodge

Pavillion Motor Lodge - OCNJ Where to Stay

Located at 8th Street and Atlantic Avenue, the Pavillion Motor Lodge is close to the ocean and a short walk to downtown Asbury Avenue and the various breakfast restaurants along 8th Street.

With a refreshing pool in the center of a beautiful garden, the Pavillion Motor Lodge is a short boardwalk walk to Gillians Wonderland Amusements, surfing lessons at 7th Street, and Playland Castaway Cove out front of The Flanders at 11th.

Clean, friendly, and convenient, the nostalgic beach lodge is just right for friends and family, or anyone needing a vacation to Ocean City.

Honorable mentions: Impalla Island Inn, Watson’s Regency, Beach Club Suites, Ocean 7, Scarborough Inn Bed + Breakfast.



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