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Surfside Motel

201 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Levittown, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We saw the place and immediately decided it wasn't worth staying there. People revving engines drinking and parties do not bring family or kids here. It will be a terrible experience. I would never recommend anyone stay here and we heard it is used as a welfare house during the winter.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Needed to get away for 1 night to be able to rest and get a good nights sleep. My kids and I were woken up by the maintenance man outside our room using a generator to power wash the balcony and the wall and door to our room. Not only did we wake up to this at 9 am, but... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I came to the jersey shore for a huge music festival. There were only 5 United States tour dates chosen by a British band, I'm assuming they chose Seaside Heights because they had no idea of it's not so shiny reputation. Despite what we had heard, this was the closest location for us so we came. This... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I user to live in seaside heights 9 years ago. One thing most people do not know is that these hotels are used in the winter for welfare rooms and drug parties. Therefore they get used hard. This hotel is very outdated and dirty. But I was passing through with my daughters to see old friends and gave it a... More 

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Milford, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

This motel was not great inside, it had a mini fridge and a microwave which I like but we realized the cord was too short to plug the microwave in unless you had it on the floor so we passed on heating anything up. The bathroom door did not shut properly but the bathroom was bigger than others I've experienced... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place is disguting. It is in a great area but the rooms are sick. We stayed there one night and my family couldn't sleep we had ages 6,7,10,17, and 62 who couldn't sleep. So at 11 at night we left Seaside and had looks over 5 hotels in Toms River and they were booked. Finally we found a Comfort... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My husband and I only booked one night at this hotel, thank god! As soon as we walked into this place we were hit in the face with a strong cat urine odor that was so overpowering ...everything in this room was absolutely disgusting from the carpet to the beds to the walls and everything else...I think taking a shower... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This vacation was very last minute and the hotel we wanted was booked so we took a chance and went with location because the stay was only 3 nights. The location was great and right off the boardwalk, we walked everywhere and never moved our car. When we arrived at the hotel the woman at the front desk was very... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

When we arrived we were greeted walked to 2nd floor came around the corner and literally had to step over a drunken women who was asleep blocking our door (1pm) upon entering the room we were hit with the patient smell of bleach the room was so filthy it was something out of a movie. Pillows and blankets has stains.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Decent price ideal location. I've stayed here twice once in 2011 and then July 2014 Botha rooms were cleans and smelled nice just both rooms did have slanted beds no big deal. We spent more time on the boardwalk and pool rather in bed. The only thing the motel staff doesn't come and switch out towels for you. But other... More 

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