Thunderbird Motel

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Thunderbird Motel

2.5 star property
Walking distance from Breakwater Beach

8.0/10 Very Good

241 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Bathtub
132 Kearney Ave, Seaside Heights, NJ, 08751
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Near the beach
  • 24-hour front desk
For families
  • Microwave
  • Private bathroom
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Free self parking
  • Mini-fridge
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Seaside Heights Boardwalk - 4 min walk
  • Seaside Heights Beach - 1 min drive
  • Ortley Beach - 2 min drive
  • Ocean Beach - 3 min drive
  • Island Beach State Park Entrance - 10 min drive
  • Jenkinson's Boardwalk - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • Belmar, NJ (BLM-Monmouth Executive) - 30 min drive
  • Atlantic City Intl. Airport (ACY) - 66 min drive
  • Newark Liberty Intl. Airport (EWR) - 76 min drive

About this property

Thunderbird Motel

Thunderbird Motel puts you 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Seaside Heights Boardwalk. Guests will have free perks like WiFi and self parking. Fellow travelers like the comfortable beds and helpful staff.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 31 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in rooms (speed: 50+ Mbps)


  • Free covered onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • 24-hour front desk


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi (speed of 50+ Mbps)

Food and drink

  • Mini-fridge
  • Microwave


  • Housekeeping (on request)

Fees & policies

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between September 1 and April 30.

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Thunderbird Motel Motel
Thunderbird Motel Seaside Heights
Thunderbird Motel Motel Seaside Heights

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Overall score and ratings


Very Good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very Good

Linda R, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Good, basic hotel a few blocks from the boardwalk
Good, basic hotel a few blocks from the boardwalk and beach. Friendly, helpful staff. On site parking.
ERIC, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Love this little hotel
Just a great little place and will always be our go to place. The room was spacious and of coarse very clean. We took pictures because the room was so cute. All staff are friendly and truly go out of their way to make sure you have everything to ensure your stay is perfect. This hotel is in walking distance to beach and restaurants. We loved our room. Shower was great. AC was nice and cold. Once again our stay was awesome and will be back again soon.
LESLIE, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Stacey, 2-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

A bit disappointing beach town motel
The room was a little disappointing as the door was ajar when we arrived with the key waiting for us inside the room. Bathroom and bedding were clean, older unit that obviously has been renovated but more updating needed.
Susan, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

When we arrived we were told it would be another hour til our room would be available. When we finally got inside the room there were flies in the bedroom & bathroom. The room was supposed to have been cleaned during this hour we had to wait but the sheets had brown stains on them. My husband & I were so uncomfortable we ended up leaving a few hours after we checked in. If we go back to Seaside we will definitely look for another place to stay.
Carmen, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Alicia, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great service
The concierge met us is the parking lot, took our name and a few seconds later, came back with our key. Really great service. The room was comfortable and clean and on point for the price.
Robert, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Best in seaside
Great stay! Pleasantly surprised by how similar the actual room was to the pictures. Very clean and new. The only complaint is that the bed was a bit worn but you figure it out for the short stay it is. Great experience :)
Mark, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Great budget motel
The location is a short walk to the beach and boardwalk which is ideal. On arrival the young lady working the reception desk was polite and chatty. The room was spacious, furniture was in good condition and comfortable. Tv and air conditioning was all in a good working order. Room smelt clean and had no orders. The bed was comfortable and all bedding was clean and crisp. The bathroom looked fairly new and towels were all clean and fresh looking. We had no issues with noise. Only downfall was our room had no refrigerator, it wasn't a real issue as we only stayed only 1 night. Over all we had a pleasant stay.
Bronwyn, 1-night family trip
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