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Bungalow Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Bungalow Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

A great boutique hotel in the Pier Village. Great rooms with a fireplace (all with fireplaces?), nice staff, small bar in house and an all around great experience. We wi;; return again. Great even in the off season. Maybe even better in the off season?

I feel our room and experience was worth about $150 per night, not (pre-tax) $320 for Thursday and $340 for Friday in off-season (mid-October). Let me start with parking. The parking garage is very convenient, however, in order to get in (and out!) of the garage, the driver needs to exit the car to press a button to get someone to open the gate. That's bad enough, but the wait for someone to actually open the gate took anywhere from 2 to 5 minutes (never less than 2 minutes; all the time standing outside pressing a button) with no indication that anyone was even aware we were waiting to gain entrance (and exit!). Why even wait for exit when it should be motion sensor? The hotel was also very short staffed. The person handling registration was also the person answering phones and opening the bar. No one was available to help move our bags to our room. At times when we needed something, there was no one available at the desk. As for the room, there were only two towels even though three were staying in the room. We ran out of toilet paper very quickly with no backup roles available. There was no comforter or blankets provided for the day bed. There was no micro-wave. There were no pastries or anything other than coffee/tea provided in the morning, which, for the price we paid, we would have expected. A very minor thing was that the clock in the room didn't work. While minor, it says something about the lack of attention to detail that would be expected for the price. While this may be a design feature, it would be desirable to have a door to the bathroom for privacy when showering. Our visit to the Bungalow was a disappointment.

I stayed at the Bungalow in March 2017 and thoroughly enjoyed a weekend stay during the off-season! ...in Oct 2018, I was married at McLoones Pier House in Pier Village and chose to spend two nights along with my family at the Bungalow for the wedding. I was extremely disappointed with the stay due to the price we paid...had it been more affordable, I would have been happy with the stay. I spent approx $350 per night on a Thurs and Fri in October which is clearly the off season in NJ. Reception was mostly unavailable and we had to wait up to 15 min for assistance when checking in and checking out. My in-laws had a clogged sink...our room had broken outlets and the rooms seemed a bit worn down. Not a room worth $350 per night. At that price, I would have expected a higher level of hospitality and service during our stay.

I have been seeing The Bungalow and finally had the opportunity to experience the Hotel. Its reminiscent of the Asbury but even better. The staff is exceptional and welcoming. The rooms are large, well appointed and comfortable. The Overhead Shower is hot, strong and relaxing. The bar, within the hotel, is well appointed and accommodating. The outside Fire Place is warm and welcoming. The Bungalow is a rare breed. It easily accommodates Business and Pleasure patrons by providing integrated venues that are both private and "fun" diversions that include Pool, Cribbage and Foosball. A complimentary Parking Garage is steps away. The various restaurants and shopping are as described. Enjoy!

Myself, daughter and niece (teens) stayed in the Kahuna Suite for a fun birthday treat for my daughter. The room was super cool - every corner of the hotel was fun to check out from a design perspective. We played pool and board games in the lobby. Lots of restaurants, ice cream, ice skating and of course the beach. There were bikes to borrow and the staff was super nice and parking super easy.

This was our first time here - loved this place - walking distance to beach, shops and restaurants- would definitely stay here again and Highly recommend it - great stay Rooms had fireplace, modern decor

My wife and I came here as part of a NYC, Jersey Shore anniversary celebration. The Bungalow hotel was a great choice for the Shore. We had a wonderful room: clean, spacious, great bed and bathrooms. Alicia at the front desk was one of the best customer oriented people we have met: helpful, cheerful, very good- could not have been better to work with. Matt, the GM, when we made the reservation and he found out it was an anniversary celebration, gave us the loving couples package as a free upgrade. This place will always be fondly remembered. We will surely stay here anytime we visit the Jersey Shore.

I enjoyed it overall. Negatives= Staff was friendly but a bit slow to get something they promised. (I saw this young man also stall another guest who had a simple request). The curtains aren't designed to keep out the light as well as they could be. The big disappointment is the kitchenette. Big counterspace and lots of EMPTY cupboards. I thought there'd be a microwave and a hot plate at least. Throw in a pan and a can opener and a few things and it would be great. As it is, the kitchenette is less helpful than a counter-top microwave would be. But, we had a good price. The design was unique. The walk to the beach was easy. It was quiet between rooms. So, overall, I'd give it 4 stars.

It’s a really cute hotel, but at $600 per night with a 2 night minimum stay it’s very expensive for what it is. It offers no facilities and you need to pay $35 pp for access to the beach club and pool, on top of that rate. Rooms are nicely decorated, and there are some cute touches like free popcorn and iced flavoured water in the lobby.. but at that price you don’t even get a complimentary mini bar, and very basic amenities. Staff are friendly, but overall it does not offer value for money in high season.

The staff was very helpful and friendly. The decor was very stylish. I would visit this hotel over the larger hotels in the area. It's a small hotel but they offer free bikes, a pool table and nice sized rooms.

50 Laird Street Long Branch NJ

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Bar/lounge

Bungalow Hotel places you within a 10-minute stroll of Broadway Center and New Jersey Repertory Company. This 24-room, 3.5-star hotel has a bar/lounge along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. It's also close to Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park and Monmouth University.


Dining

At the end of the day, relax with a drink at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

An LCD TV comes with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and down comforters, and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a kitchenette, a fireplace, and a refrigerator.


Property features

Guests of Bungalow Hotel enjoy free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and a TV in a common area. You can put free parking to good use if you drive.

Room options

Suite, 2 Bedrooms (Kahuna)

King 2 | Sleeps 6

Room (Hang Loose)

King 1 | Sleeps 5

Luxury Studio, 1 Bedroom, City View

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 Bedroom (Pipeline)

King 2 | Sleeps 7

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

76.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 254 reviews