Surf City Hotel

Located a few steps from the beautiful Atlantic Ocean, The Surf City Hotel is a historic landmark on Long Beach Island. Home for over 100 years, in the family friendly Borough of Surf City, NJ, the legendary establishment is open for hotel guests April through October. Families will find a variety of accommodations available including guestrooms in the historic hotel, the cottage or inn. In the cottage, there is a fully-furnished, newly renovated, two-bedroom apartment, which features a kitchen and outside deck. For added value and convenience, beach badges are provided to guests with a refundable deposit. There are several dining options at the hotel and families are within walking distance to even more restaurants, shops and mini golf.

Surf City Bistro, The Clam Bar, Sushi Bar and Liquor Store are located at the Surf City Hotel for the enjoyment of our valued guests and locals. Our dining options are open weekends March through mid-June. Our daily summer hours begin mid-June through Labor Day. The Fall is great at the shore, and the Bistro is open weekends until December. During the summer, the Surf City Hotel offers live entertainment daily at the Bistro during dinner hours or in our Beach Club for late night. The Beach Club is 21+ and hosts the best bands on LBI.

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The Surf City Hotel offers a variety of comfortable accommodations, including rooms and suites in the original historic hotel as well as rooms in the Cottage and Inn. There is also a 2 bedroom private apartment with deck, offered at daily rates. Rooms provide private bath, HDTV, AC, Mini refrigerator, and Free WIFI. Hotel guests receive 10% off food/alcohol (except happy hour) in the Bistro and Clam Bar. Hotel guests (21 y/o & older) pay no cover charge for 2 guests/night in our Beach Club.

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Bistro, Clam Bar & Sushi Bar

Our casual dining is offered weekends in the Spring and Fall. Please call 609-494-7281 ext. 333 to confirm hours of operation as days and times are different. We are open 6 days a week Tuesday - Sunday.  Hours of operation are Tuesday - Thursday open at 3 pm and Friday - Sunday open at noon. Happy Hour and Dinner daily during the summer months. Dine in or outside on our porch or patio as you stroll off the beach.

The Bistro, Clam Bar and Sushi Bar offer great happy hour specials, authentic sushi (prepared on-site), clams, oysters & the freshest seafood, USDA Prime Beef steaks, and of course, decadent desserts, coffee, cappuccino & espresso!

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Parties, Weddings, Special Events

Just steps from the beach, in the heart of Surf City, The Hotel and Bistro is ideal for private parties, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, reunions, banquets, and cocktail receptions of all kinds, accommodating from 30-200 guests. We offer outdoor dining on our porch and patio which is perfect for cocktail hour or smaller events.

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The Beach Club at the Surf City Hotel rocks out with the best bands on Long Beach Island. Bands perform every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday nights. Must be 21 and over. ID's checked at the door. Live entertainment is also offered Thursday - Sunday afternoons from 3-7 outside on our patio and is family friendly. ID's checked at the bar. Click on READ MORE to see the band schedules, Thursday -  Sunday Happy Hour entertainment, Bistro entertainment and additional band dates over holiday weeks/weekends.

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