ICONA Avalon

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Why We Love It

  • Made TripAdvisor's list as the No. 1 hotel on the Jersey Shore
  • Located in Avalon, which Condé Nast Traveler names one of the Best Beaches in New Jersey
  • Perks include direct beach access, a 24-hour fitness center and two outdoor pools (open seasonally)
  • The on-site Avalon Brew Pub serves craft beers that are brewed in-house

Enjoyed This
(97 Member Ratings)
"Proximity to beach, general ambience"
24. Jun 2018
Lansdale, PA, USA

Map & Directions

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. 

Rooms & Rates

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Occupying an entire oceanfront block of Avalon, New Jersey, the ICONA Avalon 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) as well as a brand new 24-hour fitness center.

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.



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


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center
  • 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
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Complimentary parking
  • Valet service (fees apply)


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

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


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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.
A Valet Parking Fee of $15 (plus tax) applies per day and will be added to your bill directly at the hotel (one car per room). This rate is subject to change at the discretion of the property.
Self Parking is complementary.

There is ongoing minor construction with the HVAC unit, the completion date is TBD.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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

Enjoyed This
(97 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Icona Golden Inn over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Proximity to beach, general ambience
Bev 24. Jun 2018 Lansdale, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The beautiful accommodations and friendly staff.
Other Comments
Thank you for making us feel special! The location was perfect and the rooms were clean, fresh looking and had outstanding amenities.
Susan 23. Jun 2018 Hatboro, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Hotel decor, location good amenities with pool / hot tub and several places to grab a drink and meal. Staff very nice and helpful.
Other Comments
Staff were very nice and accommodating. Initial room didn’t have such a great view asked if we could move. Easily moved to pool side room, granted the weather wasn’t the best but nice to have the pool/hot tub so close. Enjoyed our stay will be back in fall when rates are reasonable! Travelzoo deal was great value.
veronica 23. Jun 2018 West Chester, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Heated Pool
Margaret 22. Jun 2018 Pine Hill, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
great service,super clean and great location
Deborah 22. Jun 2018 wyndmoor, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
It was clean nicely decorated, the pool, good food in pub
Other Comments
Alex at front desk was great
Ronald 23. Jun 2018 MalvernMalvern, PA, USA
Other Comments
I only wish I was informed about the construction taking place at the resort. Other than that, the hotel/staff were perfect and enjoyable. Loved our vacation there and will definitely go back.
Tina 08. Jun 2018 Mechanicsburg, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Lovely setting right on the beach. Staff was friendly and very efficient. Beautiful rooms.
Lisa 09. Jun 2018 Camp Hill, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The rooms were spacious, clean, and beautiful. The beds were extremely comfortable. The staff was very accommodating.
Anita 22. Jun 2018 Wallingford, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location, the professional staff and the overall feeling they are there to make your stay great!
Other Comments
Fantastic trip!!
June 21. Jun 2018 West Chester, PA, USA

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