Who doesn’t like getting extra perks, for free? You really can’t lose when you’re staying at the best hotels in Long Beach Island! Be sure to take advantage of the freebies available to you. Here are twenty different things that guests can enjoy for no extra charge, while staying on LBI!
For Guests at the Best Hotels on Long Beach Island
1. Free Beach Badges
Most people choose Long Beach Island for the beaches. The only downside is this: most of the beaches in New Jersey are not free to use. Each member of your family will need a daily beach badge, and the average cost is five bucks per person, per day. Certain hotels on Long Beach Island like Spray Beach Hotel and Mariner Motel offer free daily beach badges to their guests, as does the Seashell Resort and the Sea Horse Motel.
2. Free Beach Chairs:
Sitting on the beach is more comfortable when you have beach chairs, towels and umbrellas. There are several rental shops on the island, but you can borrow some of these items for free when you stay at The Sand Castle Bed & Breakfast, Daddy O Hotel , or Island Guest House.
3. Kids Stay Free
Many of the best hotels in Long Beach Island allow children to stay for free in their parents’ hotel room. This is an important perk, and for most parents it will make or break the deal. The Seashell Resort and Beach club allow children age 5 and under to stay free. Check out Lorry’s Island End Motel for their kids-stay-free policy. Spray Beach Hotel and Windward At The Beach have the most generous deal, allowing children 12 and under to stay for free.
4. Free Money in your Pocket
Spray Beach Hotel and the Mariner Motel offer hotel room discounts, and will put money back into your pocket the longer you stay. If you book a long weekend, you’ll see the charges on your bill drop dramatically for each night that you stay:
- Stay 2 nights get $10 off each night
- Stay 3 nights get $15 off each night
- Stay 4 nights get $20 off each night
Victoria Guest House also offers a hotel discount. They will take $100 off of your bill if you stay 3 nights. Check date exclusions.
The Windward At The Beach offers specials for each month. During June, stay 3 nights and get the 4th free. During designated family weeks you get 10% off for a 4-night stay and 15% off for 5-night stay. There are exclusions.
Free Activities at The Best Hotels in Long Beach Island
5. Free Live Entertainment
- Enjoy a cocktail and watch the sun go down at Spray Beach Hotel’s Beach Hut Bar and Oceanfront Pavilion while you socialize with others or just relax on the beach.
- You can walk down to Veterans Memorial Park to enjoy public concerts, courtesy of Beach Haven’s Community Arts Program. Relax under the stars and listen to live music.
Also downtown in Beach Haven, just walking distance from many of the hotels, is the Surflight Theatre and Showplace Ice Cream Parlor. You’ll have to pay for a ticket to see the theatre performances, but you can catch a fun show at the ice cream parlor for free. Buy yourself an ice cream cone and observe the interactive live entertainment by a wait staff of performers at this old-fashioned ice cream shop
6. Free Use of Swimming Pools
The best hotels on LBI all have outdoor swimming pools for relaxing and cooling off while you’re away from the beach. Soak up the sun, read a book, or take a light snooze. Kids can have fun without spending money. The Seashell Resort and Beach Club has a saltwater pool. Buccaneer Motel has both an indoor pool and outdoor pool.
7. Free Games & Videos
When you have a few hours to spare but you’re not ready to call it a day, you might play a game with your family or watch a movie in your hotel room. Victoria Guest House and Spray Beach Hotel have a library of DVD’s, games, books and audio books for guests to use during their stay. The Windward At The Beach has free Popsicle parties, game nights, and beach contests during designated Family Weeks.
8. Free Wi-Fi
Many of the best hotels in Long Beach Island offer free Wi-Fi for their guests. Here are a few that do:
9. Free Fishing
If your trip lines up with New Jersey’s free fishing days, you can spend some time fishing for free without the need for any permits. Hooked On Fishing-Not On Drugs Youth Fishing Challenge is June 10, 2017. Not only is everything free for this day of fishing, but also there are giveaways and prizes for kids up to 20 years old.
10. Free Educational Activities
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park charges a $3 fee for adults, $1 for children ages 5 to 12 and is free for children 5 and under. There are many programs offered at the park, free of charge. Learn about Old Barney, the magnificent lighthouse. Go bird watching and hike the trails, or have a picnic near the water.
11. Movies on the Beach
Shore Flicks sponsored by the LBI Foundation shows free movies on a huge inflatable screen once a week from the last week in June until the last week in August. Bring a chair, pack your favorite snack, and enjoy movies under the stars for a memorable evening!
12. Borrow Bicycles
Bicycling around LBI is a convenient and fun way to tour the island or just get from your hotel to a restaurant. A few places offer bicycles for rent but some hotels in Long Beach Island provide them for guests at no extra charge, like Victoria Guest House ,Williams Cottage Inn, and The Island Guest House.
13. Free Transportation
Traveling around to shops, restaurants and attractions along the 18-mile stretch of LBI is free on the LBI Shuttle. Check their website and download their app so you can always know the exact location of the nearest shuttle. The shuttle runs every day, from morning until evening.
14. Free Computer Use
You may want to leave your laptop at home and give yourself a break. Some of LBI’s best hotels like the Seashell Resort and Beach Club have computer rooms available for guests, incase you need to hop on a computer.
15. Free Rooftop Lounging
Free Food and Drink at The Best Hotels in Long Beach Island
Dining out as a family surely adds up. Depending on the length of your stay, total costs for food may be comparable to the cost of your hotel room. Food, especially fresh seafood, is a major part of the LBI beach vacation experience. Take advantage of savings opportunities and enjoy the best this beach town has to offer.
16. Free Breakfast
Some of the best hotels in Long Beach Island serve a breakfast that will eliminate the need for lunch. On the lighter side, Lorry’s Island End Motel offers a free continental breakfast for their guests. The Victoria Guest House and Williams Cottage Inn has a lavish breakfast buffet for their guests. The Island Guest house serves a breakfast buffet, afternoon tea and refreshments. Enjoy breakfast on the porch at Sand Castle Bed & Breakfast.
17: Free Onsite Dining Credit
Spray Beach Hotel has one of the best restaurants right inside of the hotel serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. They also have an impressive tiki bar and pavilion where food and drinks are served. Guests can exchange cash for sand dollars- the hotel’s currency of choice. Trade $45.00 for 50 sand dollars or trade $90.00 for 100 sand dollars. It’s a fun way to save money.
18. Free Sand Toys
Chef Gators Grill at Fantasy Island serves up kids meals in a free bucket with shovel. This is such a creative way to reduce wasted paper goods, and give kids something they can keep as a souvenir.
19. Kitchenette and Cooking Supplies
Prepare some of your own meals and save on the cost of eating out. While it’s not exactly free, it does save tons of money. The Jolly Roger has mini-fridges Spray Beach Hotel and Windward At The Beach have units with kitchens and Coral Seas Oceanfront has kitchens in every room.
20. Free Coffee and Soft Drinks
Most hotels in Long Beach Island offer free coffee and soft drinks in the lobby. The Seashell Resort and Beach Club offers you a free newspaper as well. Complimentary coffee and soft drinks are available to guests of The Sandcastle.
Everything is Better When it’s Free!
All of these freebies are available for guests at the best hotels in Long Beach Island. These extras are complimentary to make your stay more convenient, more affordable, and more enjoyable. Fun and sun are not the only things that are free on LBI- and everything is better when it’s free!