And I’m back. It’s been a while, I know. However, I am fully vaccinated and outside again, so I have a bunch more things to talk to you about! Starting with my 1-night stay at The Reeds at Shelter Haven. I had a work trip with my Anthropologie family and they put me up at this boutique hotel for the night before heading back to the city.
The Reeds at Shelter Haven is located in Stone Harbor, New Jersey which is a small beach town with a total of 58 rooms. It took me about 4 hours to get there by bus since I don’t drive. The 319 bus from Port Authority takes you straight there. I never knew this part of Jersey existed before but I was pleasantly surprised.
Staying at the Reeds just for one night made me realize why this luxurious boutique hotel has been voted one of Conde Nast Traveler’s “World’s Best Hotels” for three years in a row. The hotel is great for families, couples and is a very popular wedding location. My check-in was super smooth with an attentive and friendly concierge. My room was a standard Town Room View with a balcony but they also have rooms with a Bay View. Very clean and bright with a queen-sized bed. I really loved the coastal feel of the interior design.
Bathroom was stocked with Malin and Goetz products.
Because I was only there for one night, I didn’t really get a chance to do too much. However, I did order room service when I first got there and had dinner at the Water Star Grille which is one of the 4 restaurants on the hotel premises with beautiful water views. There are also loads of shops and restaurants in the town itself and you can basically walk everywhere. I’m going to list some recommendations of places to eat and things to do below.
- Water Star Grille
- Sax at the Reed
- Buckets Margarita Bar and Cantina
- Stone Harbor Pizza Pub
- Cafe Noir – Not a part of the hotel but a short walk. I grabbed breakfast here before getting on the bus to head back to NYC)
- Beach Butler Service
- Salt Spa
- Daily Yoga
- Complimentary Bay Activities
- Stone Harbor Golf Club
- Boutique at the Reeds – Which includes the current Anthropologie Pop-Up
THINGS TO DO:
- Cape May County Zoo and Park
- Aviation Museum
- Stone Harbor Museum
- Rigi’s Amusements
- Cold Springs Village
- Tree to Tree Adventure Park
As I’ve said, I didn’t get to do much but I would definitely go back to The Reeds and stay for a longer period of time. Have you ever stayed in South Jersey? Let me know in the comments or HERE!