Well, it always looked pretty cool on the outside, turn of the century building a half block from the beach. I purchased a week in July and a day in june to check it out with the family.
Strangely, never was sent a lease, even after they had my money!
And then we got there....
The cramped front desk wanted to see a lease, some kind of paperwork...I had nothing from the 'owner'. Check in turned out to be different than I was told. No matter, off to the beach to wait out the snaffu!
When we returned I was a little shocked...what was listed as 'one of the largest and nicest" was in fact a tiny shoddy room- bare plaster patch over a hole in the wall, futons with long flattened cushions, food particles still on the floor, and a cracked surface toilet seat that should have been replaced years ago. A nice but harried manager (who was bewildered I had no paperwork) was quick to explain his frustration with the 'condo-tel' situation (had no idea WHAT that was at the time). What we originally found odd also was the mildewy urine smell in the hallway.
We just wanted to get to the beach.
That night, we were treated to a backwrenching partial sleep.
our sheets from home did little to improve the smell or discomfort of these cushions.
The next day, before checkout, after breakfast, my son lay down for a nap while my daughter sat quietly with me playing cards. Some thump or jolt caused a nearby shelf in the Cabinet to collapse, sending a coffee urn, a heavy pitcher and an acrylic ice bucket tumbling down onto my son's head. Upon inspection, two of the four supports that needed to be there to hold up the shelf were missing. This was our last straw. We checked out of Room 410 immediately, refusing to wait for the desk man to take our key card, leaving it with another fellow at the desk.
Obviously a poor stay, and when informed, not only didnt the owner make any effort to correct or have concern for the situation but has thusfar refused to return our money for the week in july or issue a lease which clearly I wouldnt sign.
I cannot vouche for all the rooms but this place seemed to be having a number of problems! Avoid at this time but especially room 410!
- Also Known As:
- Homestead Hotel Ocean City
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Under New & Improved ManagementThe Homestead Beach Hotel has fully furnished efficiency condo studios (1 room) in the center of family-friendly Ocean City, NJ. It boasts an incredible beach block location with many studios having ocean or side ocean views. The Hotel is in walking distance to the beach (1/2 block), boardwalk, restaurants, pizza, ice cream, shops, concert hall, rides, miniature golf, etc. Individually decorated studios have daily maid service and can accommodate from 1- 4 guests, depending on room size and beds. Each furnished room contains a kitchenette with cooking/eating utensils, stovetop & refrigerator, as well as basic digital cable TV, window air conditioner (some have ceiling fans also); and a full bathroom. The building has a coin-operated washer & dryer and an ice machine. We do not allow smoking or pets. While other hotels charge higher rates, our affordable hotel rates take into consideration that there is no onsite parking. However, our front desk will provide information about nearby overnight parking lots, and nearby non-metered streets where you can leave your car for your entire stay (parking has not posed a problem for guests). Our staff thrives for customer satisfaction so you enjoy the vacation you looked forward to. ... more less
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