Where to Stay in Stone Harbor and Avalon

Check out these popular lodgings on Seven Mile Island.

Sunset from the deck at the Water Star Grille at The Reeds.
Sunset from the deck at the Water Star Grille at The Reeds.
Photo courtesy of The Reeds at Shelter Haven

Beachcomber Resort
7900 Dune Drive
Avalon
609-368-5121
Last summer, Beachcomber was showing off its upgraded pool area, including hot tub, gas-grilling station, movie screen and giant TV. There are 55 one- and two-bedroom efficiency units; décor varies from room to room. The location—a half block from the ocean—is choice. High-season rates: $235-400.

Concord Suites
7800 Dune Drive
Avalon
800-443-8202
A family-friendly and freshly renovated all-suites hotel one block from the beach. The brightly painted suites—all with kitchens and central AC—sleep up to six. Amenities include two pools (one heated) and the Concord Café for lunch, dinner, or late- night dining. High-season rates: $263, with multi-night discounts.

Golden Inn
Oceanfront at 78th Street
Avalon
609-368-5155
One of the island’s two oceanfront hotels, the inn features a large heated pool and secluded sunbathing gardens just steps from the beach. The hotel’s Seaglass restaurant offers al fresco dining adjacent to the pool. Check their website for getaway packages. High-season rates: West Wing: $275–$380; East Wing, $350–$515.

The Lark Motel
9800 Second Avenue
Stone Harbor
609-368-2500
Family owned and operated since 1967, the Lark is well maintained and popular with return visitors. Fourteen of the 21 rooms have kitchenettes; all were renovated in 2014. It’s located two blocks from the beach and near downtown. High-season rates: $114–$190.

The Reeds at Shelter Haven
9601 Third Avenue
Stone Harbor
609-368-0100
The three-year-old Reeds offers casual luxury in a downtown location convenient to the beach. There are nine room types, including bay-view suites and two desirable town-view corner rooms. Amenities, service and dining are first class. High-season rates: $379–$899.

Windrift
Oceanfront at 80th Street
Avalon
609-368-5175
You can’t beat Windrift for beach access and oceanfront views. The entire hotel was gutted to its concrete shell in 2012 and redone with modern amenities and cool California earth tones. Dining and in-season nightlife options abound. The wine list features more than 450 bottles. High-season rates: $147–$982.

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