Hotel Tides has done a nice job modernizing an old building. Public areas are fun, with a great vibe. Nice, private pool area. Good bathrooms, beautiful fixtures, very very clean. Rooms are inconsistent in terms of size within same price category. Traveling with a group of friends gave us the opportunity to see 5 different rooms. Overall I think the rooms are overpriced considering the lack of amenities.
We had a queen size room, very comfortable bed, though with barely any room to walk around it. In fact I hit my knee several times throughout the weekend on the corner of the bed frame and left with bruises. No chair, NO READING LAMPS, no tissues, it was indeed the most minimalist hotel experience ever. Ask for a corner room, they seem to have plenty of space plus a chair or bench to put some clothes on, as opposed to having to put everything on the floor. Both were the same price. Our room should only have had a double bed so something else could go in it.
Location is good, close enough to walk to the beach far away enough from the boardwalk and noise. Rooms are not soundproof at all, you can unfortunately hear through the walls. The restaurant is only open for dinner, food was excellent, in fact one of the best meals I've had in a restaurant in the area.
Staff was a mixed bag. Front desk is often unattended. I can't remember her name, but one of the staff who may have been an assistant manager was great; courteous, efficient, thoughtful, a true hospitality professional. I wish I could say the same for the actual manager. His rude, sarcastic (and not funny) sense of humor was quite insulting. He may have a good eye for decorating but has a lot to learn about customer service. It is his unfortunate attitude that colored much of the experience and in combination with the lack of basics in the rooms that will keep me from returning.
- Also Known As:
- Tides Hotel Asbury Park