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What We Love

  • Cushy extras such as free WiFi, electric car charging, evening turn-down service and seasonal activities such as standup paddleboarding in the harbor and morning yoga classes
  • Seasonal beach service is included in the rate; hang a beach card on your door the night before, and the beach concierge will shuttle you to the shore the next day (though it’s only a two-block walk from the hotel)
  • Views of the bay from the excellent Water Star Grille attract a well-heeled local crowd as well as hotel guests

What To Know

  • Each of the 37 guestrooms is configured slightly differently (but they’re mostly between 325 and 375 square feet)
  • The hotel is a major wedding destination
  • There’s a rooftop with a small plunge pool and hot tubs, better for relaxing with a good book than swimming


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
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Upscale Jersey Shore retreat with two restaurants, a roof deck and 37 guestrooms in the heart of Stone Harbor

The Look

The interiors at the Reeds at Shelter Haven reflect the hues of the beach and ocean just beyond the doorstep. The lobby is decked out in tranquil blues, sand-tone marble and Midcentury Modern furnishings, while the sleek light fixtures and fireplace give off a sense of warmth.

Bed and Bath

Each of the 37 guestrooms is clean and comfortable, with blond wood headboards, blue or taupe accent walls and simple shell details throughout. WiFi, Keurig cofeemakers and iPhone (5!) docking stations come standard in each room. The uber-comfy beds are decked out in Frette linens, and the white subway-tile bathrooms are outfitted with chrome fixtures, Malin + Goetz amenities and marble-clad sinks.


Despite having only 37 rooms, the Reeds at Shelter Haven has the all amenities you’d expect of a large-scale resort, with free paddleboarding and yoga, two restaurants, a bar, and a small rooftop with a plunge pool and hot tubs. The roof deck is nice, but you’re better off taking advantage of the hotel’s included beach service: You can coordinate golf cart drop-off and beach chair setup on Stone Harbor’s sandy shores, just two blocks from the hotel. But the Reeds’ crown jewel is the Water Star Grille, an umbrella- and twinkle light–filled alfresco restaurant with spectacular views of the boats and upscale homes fronting Shelter Haven Bay. Come winter, the indoor restaurant Sax seats up to 64 and serves equally delectable New American cuisine.

In the Area

No trip to Stone Harbor would be complete without sampling the crab cakes from Back Bay Seafood, a hole-in-the-wall takeout spot 15 minutes north of the hotel on foot. Stay closer to home with dinner at Quahog’s Seafood Shack or the hip new taco spot next door. Satisfy your sweet tooth with an ice cream cone from Springer’s Homemade Ice Cream or Nutella latté (made with La Colombe coffee) at Café Noir. Stroll along Stone Harbor’s 96th Street, which is lined with shops, boutiques and cafés, just beyond the hotel’s doorstep. Directly across from the hotel, Fred’s Tavern & Liquor Store is a favorite for lunch, liquor shopping (there’s a store in the back), or partying like a local into the wee hours.

How to Get There

The Reeds at Shelter Haven
9601 3rd Avenue
Stone Harbor, NJ 08247 United States


4.5 Very Good 303 Reviews
Perfect venue for our rehearsal dinner!
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this hotel for our 55 person rehearsal dinner and I have to say we were not disappointed! We reserved the rooftop
lounge and the dinner and hordeurves were great. We loved our friendly bar tender, Art! He was so accommodating and friendly.
All of the servers could not have been more helpful and friendly.
Perfect for our sunset event!
We booked the 360 suite. Very nice room. Breakfast was below average in the downstairs dining room,( but plenty of dining options close by the hotel.) I expected better, as we had lunch and dinner in the past there, and it was pretty good. The valet parking was convenient and all the attendants were friendly.
This is the nicest hotel around, but there is no swimming pool.
The walk to the beach is only 5 or 6 blocks and they even have a shuttle that can take you with beach chairs down to the beach! Lots of restaurants and fun little shops near by.

Quaint Getaway
Reviewed 2 months ago

Took an unplanned trip south and found ourselves at The Reeds. On first impression it was quaint, clean, beachy and welcoming. Friendly front desk clerk and housekeeping took care of all of our needs. Had dinner at Sax and it was delicious! Then an evening walk in the charming center of town. Found a sweet treat waiting for us at bedside when we returned that we enjoyed with our in room morning coffee the next day. Comfortable bed, inviting colors and beach decor in the room, clean bathroom. Will most definitely return.

They are two steps behind good
Reviewed 2 months ago

I carried 4 bags into the hotel by myself. There was no door man or bell hop to provide help. There was no parking. The front desk was indifferent. The room was immaculate and the restaurant was worth every dollar. However, they short you on the items that distinguish quality, including single-ply toilet tissue. There isn’t even a box of facial tissue. Yet in peak season, you will pay top dollar. I recommend staying at another location with parking and just come for the bar/restaurant for dinner. Tim is a top-quality server. Look for him.

Spent this past weekend here celebrating our son's wedding engagement.
Reviewed 2 months ago

The room was immaculate,staff and service commendable. Dining is excellent. I would like to stay during the summer months as they offer outside bayside bar and restaurant. The facility is located in the center of town well within walking distance to fine restaurants and quaint shops.

Stay and Wedding Reception
Reviewed 2 months ago

Just got home rom attending wedding at Reeds Hotel. Also spent two nights there. Everything was absolutely excellent. Staff was extremely effective and went out of their way to accommodate every need. Wonderful stay!