I found the Engleside to be the perfect location for [our family]. I also found the staff to be very pleasant. We were traveling to the Inn a day after Hurricaine Irene and I was amazed at how quickly LBI and the hotel were back in action. The hotel staff notified us to arrive a day later and we were able to stay a day later as well. The location is wonderful, right on the beach with a great pool bar and nice acoustic music in the afternoon. We had an ocean view efficiency that was neat and clean with a balcony from which you can hear the tunes. It was very peaceful at night. The food at the pool bar was great for lunch. There are several really cute things to do with the kids within walking distance from the Inn. I would highly recommend this Inn as well as Beach Haven for young families.
Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
Had a wonderful stay in an oceanfront room with a balcony. The spacious room was nicely decorated (it all looked very new) with a flat screen TV, small refrigerator, microwave and a Jacuzzi. The balcony had comfortable chairs and lounges. The king size bed was made with fresh linens which included a duvet cover which meant no bedspreads or quilts that others had used. (A big plus with me.) There was an outdoor beach bar for light fare and drinks and a very good restaurant on the property. The beach was only steps away, and all the shops on the Boulevard were only a two-block walk. And best of all we could bring our dog. (And there was a great park right across the street to walk him.) We will definitely be going back!
The Engleside has been our home away from home for the last 20 years. We travel the country but when we want a relaxing long- weekend, it is the Engleside. Rooms with ocean views are great, the corner suites even better. One of the many wonderful things about the Engleside is that they allow dogs to stay during 'shoulder' season. The food is very good in the restaurant....but the Sand Bar is where we love to spend time. Relaxed, fun and great service; the burgers are awesome, the grilled fish tacos addicting and the clam strips award winning. We now own in Beach Haven and lunch at the Sand Bar has become a staple.
My family and I have been going to the engleside for the last two mothers day! I asked for a room off the ground floor because it can get noisy. The put us in a great room over the restaurant and it was tons of room for my family of 4. This time of year is great no one is down for another two weeks so the beach is ours, but you better like dogs because they come out by the dozens because they can't go on the beach after memorial day and the weather tends to be really nice this time of year! See you next mothers day!
Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
Very kid friendly. Great proximity to beach pool and town. Park once and walk everywhere. So don’t forget to bring your bikes. Great early am activity.
Stayed August 2012
November 17 & 18, 2012, residents of decimated Holgate on LBI, were given the opportunity to return to their homes for a grab-n-go. Because the damage to my home was so extensive, I opted to reserve a room @ The Engleside Inn for a hot shower and a soft place to lay my weary head. Mike offered me the option to check in upon arrival to the island, 9 am, and check out @ 5 pm, the following day, in order to grab a shower after sifting through contaminated belongings. On top of his kindness, I had an oceanfront room. It had two glorious queen beds covered with crisp, white linens. I recently stayed at the Boca Raton Yacht Club for 2 1/2 times the amount of money, and hands down, The Engleside Inn was my favorite place. Again, thank you for your support and compassion through such a difficult time.
Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
Clean rooms. We were here for Thanksgiving dinner. The food was fabulous! Everything you could want for a Thanksgiving meal without all the preparation and clean-up :) Would definitely do it again.
I've stayed here for over 20 years, and have avoided reviewing the hotel because I've questioned my objectivity. I do not own the Engleside, or any property on the island, but after a lifetime of vacationing on the island, 20-some years of it at the Engleside, I feel that maybe I know it better.
The island is rebuilding after amazing damage, but I just spent several days and have to say that the hotel is just as it has been during my earlier visits. The staff are helpful, the rooms are super clean, and the oceanfront room view is still wonderful! Bed is comfy with big fluffy duvet, and the big chair is a great place to watch the beach while the wind whips around outside! (rooms vary-your room and view may be different!)
LBI is rebuilding, but the spirit of the people there is strong and I would not hesitate to return. The beach is still beautiful, the ocean is still fascinating, and the Engleside is still comfortable and friendly.
Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple.
We’ve been going to at the Engleside for over 20 years. Once in the 'off season' so we can bring our dogs. They are very pet friendly in the off season and the dogs love the beach. I've always felt welcomed by the staff and they always treat us like family. We return in the summer, just the two of us. It's always a very busy area with tons of things to do. I suggest that you check out the rooms as they differ greatly. Some are simply motel type rooms, others have balconies, some have kitchenettes and some have a great view of the ocean. Like anything else, you get what you pay for. Of course things are more expensive 'in season'. We have always loved having a kitchenette and breakfast on the balcony. It's just a short walk to the Surflight Theater or the supermarket. Always clean, always friendly. And I just booked us for another weekend!
Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
Best of the beach with excellent food. Rooms are updated and the restaurant is a favorite of visitors and locals alike. There is even an early-bird menu for those inclined and a variety of specials during the week. As an extra added attraction, the Engleside has one of the best Sushi bars on the island.
Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
Had a great time. Staff was super friendly. Lots to do within walking distance.
We spent 4 lovely nights/5 days at The Engleside Inn in Beach Haven, NJ and would have to say, we'd always return! From our check in at 8pm, there was someone there to take our luggage up to the 2nd floor (no elevators) to the checkout Friday, the staff was terrific. The Inn is very spacious and we stayed in one of the "motel rooms" which had a fairly large fridge and a coffee maker. They also have suites as well as kitchenettes, but since The Inn is walkable to wonderfully fun restaurants and we chose to do that. We could sit on the balcony and watch the ocean easily. The restaurants, both the sushi bar - better than any I've ever eaten in - as well as the main restaurant there were excellent. Best on the island definitely. The bar is friendly and full. The Sand Bar, the bar/cafe by the pool and yet again on the ocean, was full of good drinks and good food. The entire place is directly on the beach, so if it too rough for you in the ocean, go to the pool. The price was good and the room, as well as the entire place, was clean. Lovely place. Will return.
Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
Had a terrific experience at the Engleside Inn. My husband and I stayed in the efficiency suite with our dog, Bella, and had a great time. Staff was friendly, room and property were clean, and the beach was wonderful and well-kept. Very pet friendly. The food at the restaurant was delicious. Bella loved the beach and ocean! Look forward to our next stay at the Engleside!
Love the Sand Bar. Great bar, afternoon entertainment, beach access, pool. Can't ask for more!
Great place to stay. Love the lobster bisque in the Leeward Room. Clean rooms. Kids loved the pool. Parents loved the Sand Bar ;) Highly recommend.
We had one of our most enjoyable weekends at the beach staying at Engleside Inn. We were in room 307 which is a suite with 2 doubles. We were told that it had a nice deck that overlooked the courtyard, but it was far nicer than that. We had a great view to the ocean. The room was clean and functional. We had a mini-fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee maker. We really enjoyed the location being able to get to restaurants, shopping, etc. very easily and still having the quiet of the hotel. We were traveling with our 4-year-old so we only ate at the beach bar which was just as you would expect of a beach bar. We would travel back here in a heartbeat.
Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
Another wonderful vacation at the Engleside Inn. Always clean, friendly and the weather was perfect. Our dogs love the efficiency suite - they think its home away from home. I recommend anyone staying for more than a few days, to book the efficiency suite. Full kitchen, living room and separate bedroom. Lots of room for the dogs to run and play. See you in the Spring.
Lovely! Right on the beach. Very nice restaurant with sushi bar, pool area with a bar and of course the wonderful beach! We like coming here in the off season; however summer is a great time too. I think you get more peace in the spring or fall! We always return to LBI, hurricane or not.
The Engleside Inn has been in my family for a very long time - dating back to when my adult children were growing up!! It has been the root of very many fun summers on LBI - and now - finding myself in a situation where my trailer in Holgate has been damaged with flood water - I needed a place to go for a hot shower, meal, and a comfortable place to sleep. Holgate has no power, electric, or running water at this time. The Engleside Inn provided us with all of this and even let us check into the room early - go to the trailer - and come back to spend the night!! I cannot say enough about the accommodating management here - I have said it before and I will say it again - this place rocks!! Thank you Engleside!!
Stayed November 2012, traveled with family