Our family of 4 stayed just 2 nights; this hotel is right on boardwalk, less than 100 steps from the beach and is clean, with a pool and great food! What more could you ask for in a quickie family vacation? This was our first time at the Jersey Shore. Now we know why it's so popular. Another family we met from out of town said they'd been coming to this hotel for 8 years. We now understand why! The staff were all extremely friendly and accommodating. We had 3 servers during our meals at the Beach Club Cafe - over the top service and excellent food! Breakfasts were delicious, fast, hot. Same for dinners, though we were never rushed. Crab cakes some of the best we've ever had. The bathroom in our room was nicely updated; though wish there were hooks to hang wet towels and suits. The room was very very quiet except that we were right across from the elevator which was loud when carts came and went in the morning; no fault of the hotel. If we had been down the hall, we would not have heard a sound. We would definitely go back. We found the food, room prices, souvenirs, etc. up and down the boardwalk to all be reasonably priced for a summer tourist location, which pleasantly surprised us. Much better priced that some FL destinations we've visited during high season. As we rode bikes up/down the boardwalk, the Beach Club Hotel pool looked to be about the nicest in size, setup, etc. Our parking lot view room was a bit dark and slightly outdated, but we didn't care - we were in OC to enjoy the beach and boardwalk! It was worth it to save a bit of money, compared to the pool deck or ocean view rooms. The most important factor for us was that the room, beds, etc were clean. We were not disappointed. Also, we left one morning for breakfast, and when we returned, our room had already been made up for the day, which was very nice. Many other places we've stayed, we've had to wait until middle afternoon for the room to be made up. Fantastic weather, waves, hotel and food made this a fantastic end of summer family getaway.