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“Clean and convenient location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pavilion Motor Lodge

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Pavilion Motor Lodge
801 Atlantic Ave Beach Block of 8th St, Ocean City, NJ 08226   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #16 of 34 hotels in Ocean City
GreenLeadersSilver level
Souderton, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Clean and convenient location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

I just want to say our stay at the Pavilion was great. The room was clean, it had a nice carpet that was clean even with considering it is a beach town. Everything in the bathroom was white! The tile on the floor and wall was white and clean, even in the grout. The room was quiet all night, we didn't hear any outside noise. We stayed in the fountain room and enjoyed it. We had plenty of towels for baths/showers, but you will need to bring plenty of towels for the beach/pool because the humid air makes it hard for drying towels overnight. We will also pack a towel hanging rack with us for next year because we could've used one outside our door on the patio area for drying our clothes. The hotel does have a clothes line for use at the pool. And the outside shower and changing room was a nice touch to keep us from tracking sand everywhere. The internet was slower than we are used to, and we weren't able to stream videos, but overall we are really happy with our stay. We loved the pool, it was a great temperature and easy to swim with our 2 kids, not overly crowded. We noticed some sand at night, but the next morning it was clean... wonderful. We were about 1/2 block from the beach/boardwalk and we felt it was a great spot right at 8th st. We found parking to be easy and while we had to walk a little bit to the room, it wasn't bad. The air conditioner worked great, it was cool and dry inside. We enjoyed the breakfast at the restaurant, early bird special from 7-8 am is $1.99 for 2 eggs, 2 pieces of toast, and hashbrowns- great deal. We thought the staff at sign in and check out was friendly and helpful- we would stay here again!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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newton
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

let me start out by saying this hotel is QUIET at night! oh my goodness, i couldn't believe it was nearly sold out and i didn't hear a thing all night. a testament to the structure! and it was clean inside and out, very clean. new carpet in our room, it really is in a great location too, you are close to everything, and we really did not move the car once. a great location to bike or walk from for shopping or the beach or the boardwalk (all of which were also very nice). the staff was very friendly and helpful (and large in numbers! i couldnt believe how many people they have on staff to make things run smoothly!) i will say that they need some umbrellas for around the pool. there is zero shade and no relief for parents or grandparents who want to sit and watch the kids. there is a nice garden area with tables and umbrellas but not in safe "babysitting zone". nice shallow area for kids.
our room had a unpleasant odor near the door (think; diaper) but we only really noticed it when it POURED that night -could have been from rain soaking the floor, there was a sizable rot hole in the bottom of the door, attempting to hide behind trim. FAIL
as for the towel comment from someone above; we had more towels then we could shake a stick at, no one cut us off, they just asked for our room number and that was that. i could understand them noting which room had more towels - there IS a beach up the road and they probably lose more towels then they'd like to deal with..... like the keys and beach badges, makes you accountable. if your not stealing, who cares!
you should note, this is sort of a bare bones hotel; no shampoo or lotion here. and no tissues either. but there is free wi-fi!
i would stay here again, and more impressively my picky husband says he will too.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Milwaukee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

I've been going there for years. I going there next week all the way from Milwaukee for almost two weeks. This family run motel and apartments are so convenient to everything. I find they will go out their way to please you. If someone that was there before you took something out of the room or apartment, ask for it and they'll replace it. You can't beat the location and no, i'ts not a four star hotel but your at the ocean on vacation! Every year they do some updating of the place. How long do you spend in your room anyway? The cafe for breakfast is great. Right out of bed and to the nice courtyard with table service. Right on the beach block os great too so you don't have to worry about kids crossing any streets to get to the beach or boardwalk! I love the place abd highly recommend it.

Room Tip: You can see the ocean from some of the rooms on the top floor.Rooms on the first floor are close to...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We decided last minute to spend a few days down the shore surrounding the Fourth of July. The Pavilion was very inexpensive compared to EVERYTHING else we looked at last minute. The rooms were clean and the staff was friendly and helpful. The do charge you deposits for rooms keys and beach tags but the tags are available and free, once you return them. It was in the beach block very close to the board walk. We wanted to catch the fireworks and the hotel is at eighth street where the put the barge to shoot them off. This was very convenient and we enjoyed our time even if it was just a few days.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Palmerton
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012 via mobile

My family & I decided to give this hotel another try after the bad experience we had last time. This time the staff was friendly in comparison to last time when I called to request more bath towels I was told "What kind of hotel do I think this is the Ritz Carlton". The pool is nice since it has a shallow area for the kids & a deep area for the adults. It's close to the beach & boardwalk which is nice. The rooms are alright the only recommendation I would have is to shampoo the carpets more frequently. I understand they get dirty due to the location & that's why I recommend it. One other small disappointment was when I notice an ad for a breakfast special at the little restuarant attached to the hotel. It was $1.99 for 2 eggs, home fries & toast between 7AM-8AM. I came in at 7:55AM & ordered & it took about 10 minutes to make. When it was time to pay the cashier/waiter tried to charge me regular price over $4. If Ocean City, NJ wants customers hard earned money then they need to work for it & treat people the way they should be treated with a smile & respect. This may be the reason people are going on their vacations to other cities instead of theirs. Treat people poorly & they won't return. If you do decide to go here check out the Haunted Golf on the boardwalk it's like the Haunted Manson at Disney but with mini golf.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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York, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

I liked this motel. It is very near from the beach, it has nice service, it is very clean and my family and I liked it very much.
We will come back again.

Room Tip: I try four diffrent rooms all were nice
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bucks County, PA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

This place is really skimpy on EVERYTHING....one would be better off staying almost anywhere else in OCNJ. There was no clock in the room and hardly any toiletries....just a couple small bars of soap. There was also no tissue box, CLOCK or hair dryer. When we checked in, there were only 2 very small bath towels--one per person. We were able to get more....but had to ask 2 separate housekeeping attendants. The bathroom was relatively clean, but the sink (outside the bathroom) had what appeared to be feces caked on the faucet (yuck!). The linens and towels were clean and not dingy, but the floor in the sink area and the carpet did not look the cleanest. This place was supposedly remodeled, but the bathrooms are ancient and new flooring is needed. From the mostly good reviews here, I expected better. I would not recommend this place at all.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Pavilion Motor Lodge

Address: 801 Atlantic Ave Beach Block of 8th St, Ocean City, NJ 08226
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Ocean City
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Ocean City
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Ocean City - on the beachblock of 8th Street. Heated Pool, Restaurant, free internet and free parking. 26 foot rooms with 2 queen beds or a king and a double bed. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Pavilion Motor Hotel Ocean City
Pavilion Hotel Ocean City
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