We had a crappy vacation and the only bright spot was where we stayed. It was very near the beach, clean, and fairly friendly. The maid service was the friendliest of everyone.
I am tired of giant chain hotels, giant chain restaurants and giant chain shops, this was a fabulous change. I don't care about a workout room, internet connection and all the other "ammenities". I want a nice place with a nice view that doesn't feel like it is ripping me off.
The lemon bar was across the yard from our room and the music seemed to turn off at about 11 or 12 and that was fine. Any excess noise from there was blocked out by the air conditioning. The building is made of blocks so there is very little, if any noise from other rooms.
I wasn't there during the high season and can see that during spring breaks, or games or whatever it probably is rowdy...but it is probably rowdy everywhere since decorum is now such an old fashioned word. I think the reviewer who was "scared" probably doesn't get out much and is very reactionary and just plain silly. Unfortunately, people do get drunk and knock on the wrong door but he really doesn't understand that that could just as easily happen at the GIANT hotel next door, only the management wouldn't be there as fast.
As for the surliness of the staff...well, the office staff was generally okay. There was one woman that could have been friendlier but I racked that up to the area. I thought, that some of the shopkeepers and waitstaff in the area were surly too. If you want a good examply of it, head over to Shelby's coffee house where they hire friendly men and rude young women. That's a great way to start the day: a cup of coffee served with rudeness. But I am off the path...I believe that Atlantic Beach or Neptune Beach must be a bit surly so I wouldn't take too much notice of it.
In general, the hotel was great. I would recommend it; however, since I wouldn't recommend anyone actually go to Florida (because it is awful: no green energy, no recycling to be seen, no decent public transportation, people text and drive hence very dangerous to walk) then it would be hard for them to stay at the Sea Horse.
- Also Known As:
- Seahorse Oceanfront Hotel Neptune Beach