Motels Near Lavallette, New Jersey

by Joe Fletcher

A short drive from the booming beach mecca of Seaside Heights, Lavallette provides an escape from the hustle and bustle and a more family-oriented beach destination. You'll find a peaceful, mile-long boardwalk, access to two bay beaches, and a number of ocean beaches for swimming and surfing.


Lavallette is a smaller, quieter town along the Jersey Shore. As such, only a few motel properties are in Lavallette itself. Seaside Heights to the south is a much larger tourist town and offers a much deeper selection of lodging. Lavallette's inland neighbor Tom's River is another large town with more lodging to offer. In addition to its two motels, Lavallette has rental homes and condos available through organizations like Birchler Realtors.

Lamplight Motel

The Lamplight Motel is a 22-room property in northern Lavallette within walking distance of the beach and local restaurants. Though the beach is close, with two sun decks and a heated pool, you may not feel compelled to leave the motel. Guests choose between queen and double rooms, all with redesigned bathrooms in Italian marble or porcelain. The property is air conditioned and smoke free.

Tradewinds Motor Inn

Another property located within walking distance of the beach and restaurants, as well as a local playground, the Tradewinds Motor Inn is located in southern Lavallete near Ortley Beach. The motel offers 45 air-conditioned double rooms that come with two beach badges. Rooms have refrigerators, and the property has a 40-foot pool and sun deck.

Atlantic Motel

The Atlantic Motel is located toward the north of Seaside Heights. It is within walking distance to the boardwalk and main entertainment section of Seaside, but its location makes it one of Seaside's closest properties to Lavallette. It is located smack in the middle of the peninsula, two blocks to the beach and two blocks to the bay. The property has air-conditioned double- and full-bed rooms and a pool. Rooms have refrigerators and some have microwaves.

About the Author

Joe Fletcher has been a writer since 2002, starting his career in politics and legislation. He has written travel and outdoor recreation articles for a variety of print and online publications, including "Rocky Mountain Magazine" and "Bomb Snow." He received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Rutgers College.