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Royal Lodge

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   553 E Absecon Blvd, Absecon, NJ 08201
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Ranked #24 of 24 hotels in Absecon
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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New Jersey
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

HORRIBLE confusion upon ck in..owner nasty and wanted to charge us more and in the end that would have been 30% sales tax on what he could not even eplain. Called expedia and they said he should not have charged more just walk out as nothing on the credit card. DO NOT give that info as dont trust them. we... More

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Berwick, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the worse motel I have ever encountered. We were renting 3 rooms (7/03/14), but spent less than 2 minutes in each one. It appeared to have feces on the bathroom wall, tubs were dirty, toilets filthy. One bed looked as if it had been slept in. Red looking bug on the top by pillow, possible bed bug. All... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked the room on line, photos looked very nice at such a cheap rate. Forgot to bring receipt of confirmation with me. Called manager thursday to confirm saturdays booking, he said "I see you in the system just come in on saturday." Arrived saturday. Not only did he not have me in his system, he was rude, said its my... More

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Long island
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

This place is pure garbage. The staff is by far the worst I've ever had the misfortune of dealing with. Honestly I have never been treated with such disrespect its troubling that they're even still in business. The manger bob is just down right nasty. I called about 10 times to speak to him and I was hung up on,... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

This was by far the worst place I have ever stayed. I called for a one night stay and they stated the price was 129.00. When I got there it was increased to 199.00. The service was terrible. Owner stated I could check in by 11:00pm I was there at 10:45am and I could an extra bed. I wasn't able... More

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Marietta, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

The person that wrote the review on September 1 must be one of the staff. There is no way someone would think this was a great place. The last good review they got was in 2007 until the one from Sept 1, 2013. This place was horrible. Friends of ours booked this place. Never again! The carpet was so dirty... More

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Parlin, New Jersey, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We stayed at the Royal Lodge and it was very pleasant. The owner is very nice and was very considerate to our needs. The hotel is about 10 minutes away from Atlantic City. So if your looking for a hotel that is reasonable I recommend that you stay at the Royal Lodge. Eleonora C.

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Baldev P, Owner at Royal Lodge, responded to this review

Eleanor, thank you for this thoughtful review. I appreciate you mentioning that I did my very best to make sure that you were taken care of during your stay. Thanks for spreading the word about us! Next time you're back in Atlantic City, our door is always open. Until then, Baldev Patel, Owner More

Baltimore, Maryland
14 reviews 14 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

First off, I read the reviews before coming to this motel and was expecting bad but not this bad...This place had to have been the worst place I have ever stayed at! We got to the door and the window of the room was wide open, we couldn't even enter the room with our key so we decided to crawl... More

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Baldev P, Owner at Royal Lodge, responded to this review

I'm so sorry to hear about this. When you arrived at your room, did you let our staff know that the key didn't work and that the room wasn't cleaned? We would have promptly issued you a clean room—you definitely shouldn't have to sleep in a place where you feel uncomfortable. This is inexcusable. Above all, our guests' happiness comes... More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

.upon arriving there were kids with their toys playing in front of the office door which was locked you had to ring a buzzer to get in. Asked if we could see our room first.. he told us to go one way and he went another and would meet us there but not before telling us that if we cancelled... More

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Baldev P, Owner at Royal Lodge, responded to this review

Cindy, I'm sorry to hear about your rather disappointing experience with us. Above all, our guests' happiness and well-being is always top of mind, so this review raises a red flag. I apologize if you thought the first room we showed you was untidy. I can promise you we take cleanliness very seriously — we've passed every health code test... More

Pennsville, New Jersey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

If your looking for a cheap place this is it ,First you must know there is a sign in the office that state " NO REFUND" ten minutes after we hand you the key ! every extra hour past checkout time is $10.00 per hour. We had a Jr jacuzzi suite. First we couldn't even unlock the door the motels... More

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Baldev P, Owner at Royal Lodge, responded to this review

I apologize for just now getting back with you, but I wanted to respond to this review personally. I'm sorry you were so disappointed with us. Above all, we want our guests to have an enjoyable and relaxing stay, so the fact that you had such an unpleasant experience raises a red flag. Did you let us know that your... More

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Address: 553 E Absecon Blvd, Absecon, NJ 08201
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Absecon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Royal Lodge 2*
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Whether you are in town on vacation or are stopping through for business, the Royal Lodge provides a friendly and inviting retreat for you and your family. We offer an affordable, pet-friendly and personalized alternative to larger chain hotels in the area. Situated near the Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall, the Convention Center, and the Steel Pier, as well as countless shops and restaurants, our location is hard to beat! ... more   less 
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