My husband had a recent business trip to NYC and we were looking for a good compromise that allowed us to go to the beach while he was working. This hotel provided us a good option. This hotel is located right off the Garden State Parkway and close to the Prime Outlet-Tipton Falls. It is also located close to a Walgreens, Walmart, McDonalds and Arbys. It is about a 10 minute drive to the beach. I would recommend visiting Avon Beach. There are not many options to stay on the beach. It is nice to have a good breakfast in the morning and the option to make lunch or dinner if you don't want to eat out. The hotel is relatively clean, although there were times when we were not left toiletries or the dishes were not washed. The hotel was not busy during the week, but we could hear our neighbors talking next to us. I understand that this hotel can be quite busy on the weekend and I am sure noise could be a concern with children running around. There is a no party policy at this hotel,of which you must sign a paper acknowledging this when you check in. Additionally, the beds were very hard. Overall, this is a nice hotel and I would recommend staying here.