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BEST WESTERN Garden State Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   701 White Horse Pike, Absecon, NJ 08201   |  
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“The room was great except....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2010

We stayed only one night on a Saturday. The room was clean and bigger than we expected! But that night when we went to bed,the bed was horrible!! It had a spring mattress which was so hard, and it slopped into the midle. It was supposed to be a queen, but was only a full size.We had a miserable nights sleep. Too bad- get some new mattresses and you`ll have a nice Inn.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2010

The staff was very helpful and pleasant.

Our room was spacious and clean. The ac worked great! Our cable was out on the tv but we called the front desk and the young man came up within 5 minutes and fixed it.

The continental breakfast was just right to start our day. Free wireless internet worked out well for us.

This hotel is about 12 - 15 minutes from Atlantic City and Brigantine Beach.

The rate was very reasonable.

If you want a quick and casual dinner close to this hotel I recommend The Phoenix Diner. It's not much to look at from the outside but very nice inside - food was good, prices decent and servers are friendly.

I would definitely recommend The Best Western Garden State Inn for those who want a day at the beach or a night at the casino and need a good place to sleep. It's by far half the cost of any casino hotel.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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10 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2010

So my friends and I were having quite a bit of trouble while looking for a hotel to stay at for Memorial Day Weekend. We had decided to stay at this hotel due to the proximity to Atlantic City and the reasonable pricing. We had arrived around 2pm (prior to the 3pm check-in) and the attendant, Sam, allowed us to check-in early! Once I got into the room, I did a careful inspection. The room was clean, the beds was comfortable, and the AC cooled down the room within minutes :). The drive to the casinos on the boardwalk was only about 10 minutes away, which is a good thing. If I had to pick a hotel near Atlantic CIty, this one would be a wise choice. I will definitely consider staying here again :D

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Union, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2010

On Friday, May 21 , 2010 we stayed overnite in order to attend a wedding the next day in Brigantine.
The price was very reasonable at $50 a night , unlike hotels on the boardwalk.
We checked in by 3pm and despite some of the reviews (but not all) that I had read, I found the room to be very clean and well appointed with a nice TV.

The bathroom was very modern and clean with a large sink and large counter area next to it. There were enough towels, hangars in the closet area and there was even a microwave and small refrigerator. The bed was comfortable and the bed linens and pillows were fine. The couple that I traveled with and who stayed in the room next to mine also agreed. We had requested rooms farthest away from the highway since I read in the reviews that it's located on the Whitehorse Pike and that's heavily traveled.
It was a short ride to Atlantic City, maybe 15 minutes. We had a late supper at Goodfellows Restaurant a short distance from the hotel. The food there was very good and a nice atmosphere (karaoke on Friday night).
Our rooms were quiet (located away from the highway) and there was a nice breeze from the screened window during the night. The other couple said that their air conditioner didn't work well so they felt warm during the night.
The next morning I walked to the breakfast area in the small lobby and was greeted warmly by the person at the front desk.
There were a lot of items to choose from including cereals, toast, bagels, some fruit, hard boiled eggs and you can make a fresh waffle in the waffle maker.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2010

This motel is a sufficient place to stay for one night in the Atlantic City area. It's about a 10-15 minute drive straight to the boardwalk where you'll find plenty of highway signs directing you to the various casinos.

The room was very clean, including the carpets and the sheets. The bed wasn't so bad either; but, the pillows were barely pillows. The bathroom was quite large for a motel, even for most hotels. But the sink was small; I suppose that was done on purpose to save money and to allow for more sink space for your own toiletries. The shower pressure was very good; however, there was a loud screaming noise coming from it I'm guessing because of something "off" in the water pressure. But the noise went away 5 minutes into my shower.

The only thing I truly did not like was that our room was situated directly in front of the motel's outdoor sign. Of course, there were room-darkening drapes, but, they didn't completely close all the way, nor were they flush against the wall; so, we had fluorescent light streaming through our room all night.

I would stay at this motel again, but, I would definitely request a room away from the street sign.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2010

I recently stayed at the BW cause the weather was bad on my way back from AC , and it was a good experience.The rooms were clean and the the bathroom as well. And it was only 52 dollars with tax included good steal.Right down the street from AC like 8 to 10 minutes good place to stay!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2010

We stayed Jan 1-2, 2010. Rooms were very clean. I'm always nervous about staying in new hotels and was happy the rooms were clean. Had mini fridge and microwave which was convenient. It was about a 10 minute drive to Atlantic City.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 701 White Horse Pike, Absecon, NJ 08201
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Absecon
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Absecon
#4 Romantic Hotel in Absecon
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Garden State Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to BEST WESTERN Garden State Inn!Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast at this Absecon, New Jersey hotel located just minutes from exhilarating Atlantic City. Discover the BEST WESTERN Garden State Inn ideally located just 7 miles from thrilling Atlantic City, known as the World's Playground, and all the exciting Atlantic City attractions including the world-renowned boardwalk and casinos. Within a short walk or drive from this Absecon hotel, guests can enjoy a variety of activities including golf, shopping, dining and visiting area beaches. Each well-appointed guest room at the BEST WESTERN Garden State Inn features a microwave, refrigerator, cable satellite television and high-speed Internet access. King rooms with Jacuzzi® tubs are available at this Absecon hotel. Guests are welcome to a complimentary continental breakfast each morning. For added comfort and convenience, the BEST WESTERN Garden State Inn comes equipped with an oversized outdoor heated swimming pool open during seasonal months.Less than an hour's drive from the hotel guests can visit historic downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Families especially will enjoy being located less than an hour from Six Flags Great Adventure Theme Park®. Make a reservation today at the BEST WESTERN Garden State Inn and save! ... more   less 
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