We chose this place because we planned a beach trip last minute. I can’t believe how overpriced this place was. It was one of the cheapest options in the area, but still felt overpriced. At check in, the employee was nice, but he did not wear a mask, but he was standing about several feet away behind plexi glass. That was the peak of the “good service.” Our room was very okay, at best. The carpet was moist. The fridge was rusty inside. The AC would turn on/off randomly and was obnoxiously loud. The shower was clean but by then we didn’t trust anything we touched. The walls were paper thin; our neighbors were yelling and banging on the wall in the middle of the night. However, the bed was comfortable. To say the least, the “lodge” could use some major renovations. And, it is not “oceanside.” It’s about a 15 minute drive to Sea Isle Beach (not terrible, but not the closest).
My husband and I checked in on 101019 and secured a non smoking room. This was the worst motel room we were ever in. There was a hole in the wall behind the door. Bugs were crawling in underneath the door. The floor lamp was unbalanced and fell a number of times. The bathroom had running water from the sink, bathtub and toilet. The bathtub was so grossly dirty that it seems the bath tub has never been cleaned. A lot of stains in the tub and tub walls. Same for the sink and toilet.
The worst part was the manager of the establishment. The AMERICAN FLAG WAS LAYING ON THE GROUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FLAG POLE. IF I DID NOT FORCE THE MANAGER TO GO OUT AND PICK UP THE FLAG, IT WOULD STILL BE LAYING ON THE GROUND. THE MANAGER STATED THE FLAG POLE WAS BROKEN BUT THIS SHOULD NOT HAVE STOPPED HIM FROM GOING OUT AND PICKING UP THE FLAG. HE JUST DIDN'T CARE ABOUT THE FLAG BEING ON THE GROUND. THERE WAS ANOTHER VETERAN, HE AND I WENT AHEAD AND UNTANGLED AND PICKED UP THE FLAG. THE VETERAN THEN TOOK THE FLAG TO BE PROPERLY DISPOSED OF AS THE FLAG WAS SHEDDED. THE MANAGER WAS NOT FROM THE USA BUT FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY.
The best they can do with this property is to get a bulldozer and take it to ground level.
THIS IS THE WORST PLACE WE HAVE EVER BEEN TO. HIGHLY DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE. The beginning of looking this up on the internet, the picture that shows the ocean waves coming in. That is not so. Misrepresentation to the public.
My wife ending up having BUG BITES from being in the room.
Front desk person was very nice. First room key didn't work but he resolved that issue. At first glance the room looked nice but then one after another, we saw damaged, dirty or ignored cosmetic wear around us. Pulling back one bed comforter, we saw the underside of it was worn through a layer of the fabric. There was a streak of smeared blood on the wall. The cabinet edges were worn and dented. The tub was peeling. There was a piece of soap in the tub drain and no plug for it. The clock was unplugged. There was a small empty bottle of some kind of drink in the nightstand drawer. Those are the things that stick out in my mind.
The room was quiet which was good for sleeping. The bathroom sink was updated and the toiletries were provided. Towels were nice. Breakfast was better than nothing but there were ants on the counter while I waited for my toast. I saw the host add a few bananas from a bag from under the counter and try to train someone how to refill the coffee pot. He also switched out an almost empty bread bag for one that was half full which was interesting. So nothing was life threatening but it was disappointing. I think the management is in over their heads.
Took 3 different rooms for my son plus the mgr to get key to work. No apology from night manager just asked if we wanted money back.
2nd room A/C didn’t work and told mgr at 5am and he said you slept here all night so not reimbursing you at all. Came into room while 3 people sleeping yelling and cussing. Very disrespectful and rude.
Rooms were clean but definitely worn. Not worth $221 price tag at all!!
We were prepared for the worst judging by the reviews here and other places. We were expecting bugs and dirty covers, old carpet and nasty bathroom. We were kind of stuck with this motel after our other reservation got cancelled so the booking and payment was made prior to me checking the pictures here. After I did, I was expecting this place to be outdated and dirty but to our surprise we got a renovated room I guess. Hardwood floors, nice beds, clean furniture and decent bathroom. They had breakfast too (typical motel like) don't expect so much. But room was ok, sheets were clean and everything went well. After reading the reviews I actually had brought extra sheets with me and I didn't have to use them so this was a decent stay. I've been in both horrendous and great hotels, I'm not saying this is definitely great but compared to the other travelers out there, our stay wasn't bad at all.