This was our first time at the Amethyst--I stayed there from June 22nd through June 25th with my 11 yo daughter. When I booked our room back in February, I'd seen some pretty poor reviews here, BUT, I've found repeatedly that perfectly wonderful hotels sometimes get a bad rap on Trip Advisor for no other reason than that some people are just whiney perfectionists with an axe to grind.
This is now the THIRD hotel I've stayed at that received less than stellar reviews on Trip Advisor and turned out to be outstanding!
Our room was newly painted in a cheerful yellow, clean, and completely devoid of mold or mildew (I'm severely allergic to mold and I would've known if there was a problem.) The A/C worked incredibly well, the TV was fine, and the shower was fantastic--no shortage of hot water and plenty of water power.
The heated pool was a pleasant surprise--very well kept, spotless, and a nice comfortable temperature (while the ocean was freezing, the pool was just right and even on less than hot days, we could still swim in comfort.)
Continental breakfast was ok. Granted the bagels tasted better when toasted (several toasters were available!), but other than that, it was a good bargain and included OJ, apple juice, and plenty of coffee. Later in the day, after breakfast, they served delicious iced coffee in the patio.
The people running the Amethyst went out of their way to be helpful and polite. Every single person we came in contact with was completely professional and a pleasure to deal with.
The location of the motel was perfect. All one had to do was walk at most 2 blocks to get to the main part of Jenkinson's boardwalk, and yet it was very quiet at the motel itself. Our room looked out onto a little lake/pond with geese and swans--a very pretty view.
I've stayed at other motels in PPB. I will never consider going anywhere other than the Amethyst again.
- Also Known As:
- Amethyst Beach Hotel Point Pleasant Beach
- Amethyst Beach Hotel
- Amethyst Beach Point Pleasant
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 2012 RENOVATIONS TO ALL ROOMS COMPLETE, PICTURES COMING SOON. Amethyst's Beach Motel welcomes an opportunity to serve you this summer. The location is the best of any motel in Point Pleasant Beach, overlooking Jenkinson Boardwalk, Beach, Amusement Area, and directly across from Silver Lake Park and Point Beach Band Shell, Plenty of parking, walking distance to town and shopping area. We are only 20 miles from Six Flags New Jersey, Hurricane Harbor & Great Adventure. ... more less