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Blue Water Inn

617 E Eighth St, Ocean City, NJ 08226 (Formerly Sandaway Hotel)
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

You won't like it here. The wifi only works on the first two floors. When I wanted to use the computer downstairs and asked for help I got a dirty look from some of the staff. The "breakfast" offered to guests is a frozen Eggo waffle you have to toast yourself and eat on the porch outside. The shower in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

We stayed two nights. As advertised. Friendly desk staff. Poor cleaning staff. We experienced the same hot/cold shower temps. Lots of steps. Did not try the pool. Very limited parking. Did not eat the continental breakfast as we slept in both days.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I wanted a quick getaway for our anniversary and your establishment met our needs. The room was comfortable, clean and the AC worked. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The location was awesome and the price was right. We will definitely book with you again.

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Wenatchee, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This was a turn of the century boarding house that has been turned into more of a hostel than hotel. But at 1/3 of the price of any other place in Ocean City it's a good option. We were in room 32 on the 3rd floor, so had a quiet 2 nights. Many families packed into rooms so generally it's... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We just stayed in Apt 1, and this place should probably not be open to guests. We needed something last minute with a separate bedroom, so our options were either here or paying at least $300 per night at the Biscayne. In retrospect, I'd pay the $300 next time. I did read reviews before going, but they seemed kind of... More 

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OnceSpringfieldPa, Owner at Blue Water Inn, responded to this review

Sorry you didn't enjoy your stay. It sounds like the apartment was not ready for occupancy. I will check into it. Perhaps if you mentioned your displeasure to the front desk, we could have relocated you up into the hotel. Thanks for your input More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

I paid almost $500 for two nights and only stayed one night! HORRIBLE place to stay. The staff was nice but that does not offset the bed that was so hard I would have slept better in my car. If you need help with something after 10pm good luck finding someone to help you. I needed blankets, because one is... More 

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OnceSpringfieldPa, Owner at Blue Water Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Maybe you should have stayed in your car. All rooms have a window air conditioner(which has a temperature adjustment on it), blankets and comforter on the beds. Sometimes guests remove the blankets and store on the closet shelf. The place is over 100 years old and we try our best to run a clean affordable "turn... More 

Warrington, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I will preface this by saying the people I dealt with who run the Blue Water Inn seem to be very nice people who mean well. That being said, the following review is not meant to be malicious, but to state the truth so others who are considering this property will know exactly what they are getting. I had seen... More 

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OnceSpringfieldPa, Owner at Blue Water Inn, responded to this review

Its unfortunate that you chose trip advisor to hammer the hotel the way you did instead of bringing this to the attention of the front desk person. We could have responded immediately to your issues. A couple of points: Our home page of the website states "Sorry, no elevators" and the exterior hotel photos show stores on the ground floor... More 

Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Love this place. It reminds me of an old B & B. It is not a super fancy hotel but you are not paying an outrageous price. The staff is super friendly and helpful, you are two blocks away from the beach and boardwalk and there is an awesome deck. The rooms are ok, again nothing fancy but how often... More 

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OnceSpringfieldPa, Manager at Blue Water Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. As you know, the Blue Water Inn was built in 1895 and has a lot of "old world charm". We try and run a clean friendly hotel that includes free parking, beach tags and breakfast. Glad you enjoyed your visit with us More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

It was clean and air conditioner worked. The beds weren't the worst I've ever slept in, but I take my own linens. Place was good for somewhere to shower and sleep. People were friendly. I did not have any expectation of luxury, because there is none. It was good for a last minute night or two, but would not stay... More 

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OnceSpringfieldPa, Owner at Blue Water Inn, responded to this review

And you booked one of our "economy rooms". Probably was the last one left. These rooms have all the same amenities that the other rooms have(TV, AC, Shower) but are a little smaller. We generally provide a free upgrade to guests who select these rooms if we have any other rooms available. We are a no frills hotel close to... More 

White Plains, New York, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Pros: Location, Ability to book online, Inexpensive, Free Parking, Showers you can use after you checkout, outside porch that is nice when it's raining Cons: Really crummy mattress & pillows, crummy shower stalls

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OnceSpringfieldPa, Owner at Blue Water Inn, responded to this review

Glad you had a good stay. We are going to continue to upgrade the mattresses, furniture and carpeting in the off season. Thanks for your feedback. We take it very seriously More 

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