$149 – No. 1 Oceanfront Hotel on the Jersey Shore

Icona Golden Inn
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The Deal

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With newly renovated stylish rooms, seaside decor and an amazing beachfront location, Icona Golden Inn is the place to be this summer to beat the city heat.  Travelzoo members save more than 30% on stays into fall, when the water temperature is actually at its highest and beaches are less crowded.

  • Rooms start from $149 per night in October, but last-minute summer stays are $269 per night
  • Pay $70 more to get a $100 food and beverage credit -- saving $30

Why We Love It

  • Made TripAdvisor's list as the No. 1 hotel in Jersey Shore
  • Perks include direct beach access and 24-hour front desk service
  • Heated outdoor pool featuring daybeds and cabanas
  • Located in Avalon, which Conde Nast Traveler names one of the Best Beaches in New Jersey


Occupying an entire oceanfront block of Avalon, New Jersey, the Icona Golden Inn was a Jersey Shore landmark for half a century before being purchased by the Icona Resorts brand in 2015. Reopened in summer of 2016 after a $15 million renovation, the hotel features all-new interiors with custom furnishings in classic Nantucket style. The resort now boasts two restaurants including the new Shimmers Bistro and the outdoor Sandbar Village (open seasonally). Avalon Brew Pub is set to open in early August.

Each room at the resort has a balcony, marble bathroom, minifridge, microwave and Keurig coffeemaker; Wi-Fi is free throughout. Accommodations are flooded with natural light and feature white walls, carpeting and sheer drapery. Against tufted, creamy leather headboards, marble tables and painted wood furnishings, pops of nautical navy suggest a seaside theme. Visitors can upgrade to studios with galley kitchens and bistro dining tables or suites that add the space and comfort of living rooms with sleeper sofas.

A spa and fitness center are slated to open in the fall.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 10am.

Children and additional guests: Children welcome. Pack and plays are available on request, free of charge on a first come first serve basis. Extra beds are not available.

Pets: No pets allowed. 

Fees: A resort fee of 7% (subject to tax) per room/ per night is additional and will be added to the total price at check-out. This fee includes WiFi, monitored parking space, luggage assistance, pool & towel service (when applicable), Beach Tags for each adult on the reservation, and ICONA coffee & robes in each guest room.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details:

  • The outdoor heated pool is open seasonally through October, weather permitting. 
  • The Sanbar Village is open weekends in October, weather permitting. Shimmers Bistro is open daily from 11 am - 11 pm and serves food until 9 pm. 
  • Each room must have an adult age 21+ staying in the room.

Over 30% off

$149 / night


When You Can Go

Sunday-Thursday options through October

96% (45 Member Ratings)

"Very clean and staff was wonderful"
Jul 02, 2017
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, United States

Getting There

The hotel is 45 minutes from Atlantic City International Airport and offers free parking on site for guests. It's about a two- to three-hour drive from Philadelphia, New York City and Baltimore. 

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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96% Positive
(45 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Icona Golden Inn over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.7 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Very clean and staff was wonderful
Robin Jul 02, 2017 Englewood Cliffs, NJ, United States
Enjoyed Most
room and staff
Other Comments
we had been before it was renovated and before Icona was involved.
Andrea Jun 26, 2017 Norristown, PA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful room, very friendly staff, wonderful location!
Other Comments
Very nice place to stay, would recommend it to others
Rhadjena Jun 09, 2017 Gilbertsville, PA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Everything. Everyone was very nice. Our room was beautiful and bed was very comfy!
Donna Jun 25, 2017 Quarryville, PA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Quiet getaway.
Other Comments
For a newly renovated hotel, more attention should be focused on upkeep. There were marks all over our hotel room and elevators. The balcony was very dirty. Resort fee was too high for what was provided.
Theresa Jun 24, 2017 Douglassville, PA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The pool
Other Comments
The walls in the rooms were pretty thin.
Jared Jun 15, 2017 Philadelphia, PA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Every member of the staff that we came in contact with went out of their way to be friendly, informative and helpful.
Marian Dec 04, 2016 Merchantville, NJ, United States
Enjoyed Most
The room lay out
Other Comments
The maid stole items
Jonathan Jun 04, 2017 Philadelphia, PA, United States
Enjoyed Most
steps from the beach, can hear the waves crashing from balcony
jack Apr 18, 2017 Verona, NJ, United States
Enjoyed Most
Rooms were very lovely but having a short walk to beach with chairs & umbrella was the best.
Other Comments
A little disappointed that we didn't have access to the outside restaurant for breakfast.
Anita Jun 05, 2017 Springfield, PA, United States

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