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Icona Golden Inn

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Why We Love It

  • Iconic beachfront property reopened in summer 2016
  • $15 million renovations included revamped guest rooms and two new restaurants
  • Heated outdoor pool featuring daybeds and cabanas
  • Free Wi-Fi and parking

93% (27 Member Ratings)

"The room was beautiful, the staff was courteous"
Mary Ellen
Apr 22, 2017
Coal Township, PA, United States

Map & Directions

The hotel is 45 minutes from Atlantic City International Airport and offers free parking on-site for guests.

Rooms & Rates

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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).

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.

In addition to direct beach access, guests of the inn can use the property’s large heated outdoor pool, adult spa pool and the sundeck with cabanas, daybeds and umbrellas. Rain or shine during the summer season, the hotel’s activities directors keep guests of all ages entertained with arts and crafts, organized sports, bingo tournaments and face painting. A spa is slated to open in 2017.



  • 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 (in some rooms)
  • 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: 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 daily resort fee of $15 applies and is included in the total price shown on check-out. The Resort Fee includes: WiFi, monitored parking space, luggage assistance, pool & towel service (when applicable).

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 21+ staying in the room.

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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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93% Positive
(27 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Icona Golden Inn over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.3 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The room was beautiful, the staff was courteous
Other Comments
The confirmation we got had a total price of $306.68, $129.00 per night + all the applicable fees. My husband checked us out & I didn't notice until we were home, they charges us $170.00 per night. Total cost was $425.58, a difference of $118.90
Mary Ellen Apr 22, 2017 Coal Township, 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
The hotel itself, with its renovations, is beautiful
Michael Dec 19, 2016 Wilmington, DE, 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
Everything was great. The place is beautiful and can't beat location.
Ann Marie Nov 16, 2016 Philadelphia, PA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The room was beautiful. The food certificate kept us there for breakfast.the fire pit outside was really nice but it took a lot of time to find and get someone to turn it on
Other Comments
We were looking forward to the avalon brew pub but it wasn't open which was disappointing.
Karen Nov 07, 2016 Eht, NJ, United States
Enjoyed Most
excellent location, friendly staff, great food, newly renovated rooms
Lawrence Nov 01, 2016 Westmont, NJ, United States
Enjoyed Most
Clean, new
Other Comments
Jamie Oct 31, 2016 Scranton, PA, United States
Enjoyed Most
It was excellent. The staff was very friendly, efficient, and accommodating. It was very clean. The maid staff was good. It was a nice spray.
John Oct 30, 2016 Quakertown, PA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Staying at the newly remodeled IGI was a pleasure. The place is lovely and the staff most accommodating. The location (right near the beach) is perfect and the outdoor pool/spa area is wonderful. The rooms were modern and spacious and included a small balcony. The beds were comfortable and the bedding was luxurious. The room also had a little bar area with a fridge, Keurig coffee maker and microwave. Oh, and they had robes! What more could you want?
Marilyn Oct 21, 2016 Lancaster, PA, United States

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