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Thunderbird Motel

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Studio Suite, 1 Queen Bed | Living area
Comfort Room, 1 Queen Bed | Free WiFi, bed sheets
Children’s activities
Interior entrance

Overview of Thunderbird Motel

Thunderbird Motel

2.5 star property
Walking distance from Breakwater Beach
8.2 out of 10 Very good
8.2/10 Very good

279 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Non-smoking
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

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Seaside Heights Boardwalk - 4 min walk
  • Seaside Heights Beach - 11 min walk
  • Ortley Beach - 2 min drive
  • Seaside Park Beach - 3 min drive
  • Ocean Beach - 6 min drive
  • Island Beach State Park Entrance - 6 min drive
  • Jenkinson's Boardwalk - 17 min drive
  • Manasquan Beach - 24 min drive

Getting around

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


  • Three Brothers Pizza - 12 min walk
  • Spicy Cantina - 11 min walk
  • EJ's Tavern - 7 min walk
  • Jimbo's - 10 min walk
  • Midway Steak House - 12 min walk

About this property

Thunderbird Motel

Thunderbird Motel puts you 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Seaside Heights Boardwalk and 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Seaside Heights Beach. Guests will have free perks such as WiFi and self-parking. Fellow travellers 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 or hotter


Contactless social distancing 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 sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 31 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 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 Wi-Fi in rooms (speed: 50+ Mbps)


  • Free covered on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • 24-hour front desk


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Complimentary wireless Internet access (speed of 50+ Mbps)

Food and drink

  • Mini fridge
  • Microwave


  • Housekeeping (on request)

Fees & policies

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between 1 September and 30 April.

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 sanitiser; 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 lifts.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Is Thunderbird Motel currently open?
The property is closed between 1 September and 30 April.
Does Thunderbird Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Thunderbird Motel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Thunderbird Motel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Thunderbird Motel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Thunderbird Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Thunderbird Motel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Thunderbird Motel and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include Breakwater Beach (5-min walk) and Casino Pier (8-min walk), along with Seaside Heights Beach (11-min walk) and Ortley Beach (1 mi).
Does Thunderbird Motel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Thunderbird Motel like?
Thunderbird Motel is a short 4-minute walk from Seaside Heights Boardwalk and 5 minutes' walk from Breakwater Beach. Travellers say that this motel is in a good location.



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Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

ants all in me and my sons stuff i demanded a refund and didnt get the so im still beyond frustrated, in top of that took a portion of the hotels money so i didnt get my money back from either party
1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It was a much needed weekend away and hotel was perfect, super clean owner super nice and cant wait to go back..
kathy, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Very nice and clean
Janice, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent location so close to the beach and boardwalk. Owner was very friendly and helpful with recommendations. Perfect for a weekend getaway at the beach
Brett, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location! Only a few blocks from the boardwalk. Took my boyfriend here for his birthday and he loved it!
Kellie Marie, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Pablo, 2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

AC not cold enough
Cleaniness was good. My complaint would be the AC. Not cold enough. They had it set where you cannot change temperature.Uncomfortable sleeping at night. Too far from boardwalk. Next time I will book place with a pool. Nice thing too is upgraded room with kitchenette. I was able to check in earlier.
Yolanda, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place for families or couples
This was my 4th or 5th time staying at the Thunderbird. I like it because it is quiet, about 3 blocks from Casino Pier, free on site parking, the rooms are clean , the staff friendly . I usually get the family suite, because it has 2 BR , and a kitchen, which (A) helps cut down on expensive boardwalk food, (B) gives us healthier eating options. They also have a small fridge with enough room in freezer for ice cube trays for the cooler and a microwave which did a good job on my popcorn. Say you need a drying rack or ice cube tray. The staff will happily lend it to you. Also the ACME supermarket and Spirits liquor store are very close too
mark, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Shawn, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Spotlessly clean room with small kitchen. Very comfortable and check in was effortless. Staff were very attentive and kind.
John, 3-night romance trip
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