I stayed at this property as it was one that was recommended by a local. As I looked on their website, I thought it looked pretty decent and more updated than the has been motels in the area. Before I start my review though, I must say that it was during the off season and things were pretty much operating in the off season mode. I'll start with the good.
The staff was very friendly and helpful with my needs when I had needs. Even though it was a little too cold for the beach, it's literally a great spot if you like spending your days on the beach. I did sleep well through the night which being on a business trip is always a bonus.
Now kind of the bad. For one, the hotel needs a REAL makeover. The carpets are old and overall it just feels old and that no one cares to keep up appearances. And for the price, they should use some of that towards to remodel. It's kind of sad because on the website everything looks clean and to date but in person felt it was the opposite. Because of this, it felt a little depressing always coming back to this room. Also, the only other problem I had was with the restaurant. I only had breakfast there so I can't comment on other times but I just felt the service was not up to par. It was a bit slow and felt the servers were not very attentive. The main hostess/manager was very nice but the staff was luke warm. I do like a second cup of coffee or at least asked if I want more.
Again, I know it was off season so I am very aware of that fact but I do expect a better quality of service. Would I stay here again? I'm not sure. THe only reason why I might is because it's only 1 of 2 hotels in the area that are full service and as a business traveler, I need that.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Golden Inn is a seasonal seaside resort and conference center located in beautiful Avalon, New Jersey. The Golden Inn is open year round and offers many great amenities such as our in-house restaurant Sea Glass, outside Beach Bar, pool & beach service, on site parking and complimentary beach tags. The Golden Inn’s state of the art meeting facility is the perfect place to hold your next meeting or conference. Nestle on the dunes of Avalon’s award winning beach, the Golden Inn provides the perfect atmosphere for your dream sea side wedding. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Golden Hotel Avalon
- Golden Inn Avalon Nj