J.D. Thompson Inn

Tuckerton, NJ


Our Policies

General Policies


Advance reservations are recommended and may be made ONLINE from our website or call us at 609-294-1331, 10:00am to 5:00pm EST daily, for advance phone reservations.  To check same day availability and make a last minute reservation please call us by 5:00pm at 609-294-1331.  We do not accept late-night after 5:00pm same-day reservation requests.

All rooms, except Room 6, are maximum double occupancy. Room 6 accommodates a maximum of 4 people (2 adults and 2 children age 5 or older or 3 adults). Children can be accommodated in Room 6 ONLY.  Please note that we will not be able to accommodate you if you arrive with more people then you made your reservation for and you will be charged for your full reservation.


Check-in time is between 3:00pm and 7:00pm. We ask that you let us know an approximate arrival time. Late check-ins must be pre-arranged. Please let us know in advance if you expect to arrive later than 7:00pm, and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Check-out time is 11:00am. We cannot accommodate late check-outs in season, on weekends, and holidays. Off-season (November 1 to March 31) late check-outs are subject to availability and date restrictions may apply. A charge equal to 50% of your room rate will apply to checkouts by 2:00pm. Check-out anytime after 2:00pm will result in a full day's charge. Guests are welcome to go to the beach and come back to the Inn to return beach passes, freshen up, and relax downstairs before leaving. Failure to checkout of your room at the required time without notifying the Innkeepers will result in additional charges.

DEPOSIT - Individual Room Reservations

To guarantee your reservation, full payment  is required for all one-night stays and a 50% deposit is required for two nights or more.  The balance is due upon arrival. Because of the limited availability of rooms, last-minute changes affect us significantly. A fee of $25.00 per room will be charged on all cancellations. In the event that you must cancel your reservation, your deposit will be refunded, less a $25.00 cancellation fee per room, if you notify us at least 14 days in advance. If a cancellation is made less than 14 days prior to arrival, your deposit will not be refunded. Charges for your full reservation will apply to all no shows, early departures, and cancellations made within 14 days of scheduled arrival, and no refund will be issued.  Full charges will apply to all in season two or more night minimum stays, no shows and early departures.


Date restrictions and minimum stay requirements apply to group reservations and full house rentals   Please call to check on terms and availability.  To guarantee your reservation, full payment is required at the time of reservation for group one-night stays and a 50% deposit is required for two nights or more. The balance is due 30 days prior to  arrival.  In the event that you must cancel your reservation in part or in full, your applicable deposit will be refunded, less a $25.00 cancellation fee per room, if you notify us at least 30 days in advance of a room cancellation.  If a cancellation is made less than 30 days prior to arrival, your deposit will not be refunded and full charges will apply.  Charges for your full reservation will apply to all no shows, and early departures.


Rates are per room, applicable to maximum double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Rates are subject to New Jersey Sales and Occupancy Tax.  A minimum stay of two or more nights may apply depending on the season or holiday. A two-night minimum stay is required in-season weekends (three nights Holiday weekends) from Mid-May to Mid October and may be required on certain off-season weekends and holiday periods. In-season rates are effective for all holiday periods. Rates vary depending on the time of year and your room selection.

Children aged 5 and older are welcome in ROOM #6 ONLY. No extra charge for children 17 and under. (See Additional Charges below). Maximum occupancy for Room #6 is 4 people. All other guest rooms have a maximum occupancy of two adults. Only registered guests are allowed in guest rooms.


Adults, 18 and older - $30 per person per night.

Corporate, group, and active military discounts are available. These discounts apply to regular rates and do not apply to already discounted package rates. Please call for information and restrictions.


Full breakfast included in your room rate except for weekdays from November 1 to March 31, Monday to Friday, when continental breakfast is offered.


NO SMOKING allowed in the Inn. Guests may smoke on the porch or deck only. Guests who smoke in their room will be subject to a minimum $150 cleaning fee plus charges for all damages incurred. Guests who smoke in their room may also be asked to leave, and no refunds will be issued.


We do not have accommodations for PETS.  We also do not allow pets to be kept in your parked vehicle during your stay.  If you do so you will be asked to leave and full charges will apply with no refund.  Pet kennel facilities are available  in Tuckerton at Robinswood Kennels 609-296-3627 or in nearby Manahawkin at Luckys Bed and Biscuit  (609) 597-9009.  Please contact them directly in advance to make arrangements.


We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover Card

All deposits must be made by credit or debit card.  Balance on check-in may be paid by credit or debit card or cash.  We do not accept checks.

Check in time 3:00 PM - 7:00PM (Call to arrange late check-in after 7:00PM)
Check out time 11:00 AM
Children age 5-17 - Room #6 ONLY
Pets not allowed