A girlfriend and I traveled to Point Pleasant beach the weekend following 4th of July. This property stood out to us because it is VERY well-kept and very close to the beach. I called the location and the manager said that they have rooms available, but that they do not accept reservations over the phone. We drove to the location immediately and got there within 5 minutes of making the call. My friend is white and I am black. She walked up first and said that we had just called about room availability and the manager mentioned that he had rooms (plural) still available. As he was taking our information, I noticed he was asking a LOT of questions and was taking a long time with each of our ID cards. He took her card and had it for about 10 minutes (no joke) and then took mine and had it for about the same amount of time. During this time, two people stopped asking about rooms. A young, hip-hoppy looking guy and a black guy. He told them both he had no rooms available. When they left, he rolled his eyes towards us and said he has to keep certain people out of his hotel. Obviously, he had no idea what type of people they were. We were all checked in and went to the room, which was clean and exactly what we needed for the night. As we were leaving, we saw a white couple checking in! What?! I thought there were NO ROOMS LEFT?! We went about our night and came back later on. We met up with a couple of friends we knew and they came back with us (they happen to be minorities). The next morning we woke up to someone banging on our door. The manager told us we had too many cars in the parking lot and that because of that he was going to have to call the police if we didn't leave immediately! It was 10am and checkout was at 11am. I guess he could not bear to have minorities in his motel or their cars in his parking lot for one more hour. We were very respectful of the motel, the parking lot, the staff, etc. The management team had NO reason to threaten to call the police on us. Even when he came to the door, we were respectful to the manager and he STILL continued to raise his voice towards us and make threats. We did not deserve the horrible treatment we received at the Surfside Motel and we will never stay here again.
- Also Known As:
- Surfside Hotel
- Surfside Motel Point Pleasant Beach
- Surfside Hotel Point Pleasant Beach