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“What you need.” 4 of 5 stars
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Anchor Motel
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   145 Sheridan Avenue, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751   |  
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Ranked #9 of 42 Hotels in Seaside Heights
Mirabel, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
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“What you need.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Pros: Clean, very helpful owner on premise, perks, location, price.

Cons: The tsunami siren or air raid siren or whatever that is that seems to be under the bed but is probably on the Police station or verrrrry near of the hotel. Ok, they test it once a day I believe, just that one day they tested it at 6am... Not in any way the motel's fault!

Honestly, if I was driving by and saw this motel I wouldn't stop to stay there. But after, reading the reviews on Tripadvisor I gave it a try.

I took their 3 nights weekday packages, and the perks given almost pay for half the room itself. 60$ worth of rides and other discount for the attractions + the beach passes (only two per room they mention on their website) but the owner was kind enough to lend a third one for my 12 y/o son. (Don't take this for granted if the motel is full you probably won't get extras)

The area: it's Seaside Heights... motels from the 50s and 60s all around surrounded by privately owned beach houses and boardwalk food. Anchor Motel is right next to Police/fire Station, 1 block away from 7-Eleven and a liquor store and 2 blocks from the beach and Casino Pier.

The Motel: I would guess that they have around 20 to 30 rooms at most, owners have their house attached to it. Parking is tight but I didn't had any problems having a spot, small private pool that is well maintained and clean and BBQ available for guest, free WiFi.

The rooms: (I saw two,room 4 and room 16, as I was travelling with more ppl) Both room had a decent size when you think that you're in SH to go on the beach and not stand in your room all day. Decor is minimalist, but rooms seemed like they got an overhaul not too long ago. NO CARPET! Which is a must near the beach. Cleaned daily.

The owners let us leave our cars parked there on the checkout day, and we were also allowed to keep the beach pass for the day.

I would definately stay at the Anchor Motel again and have no problems recommending it either.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We came to this motel for an end of summer quick getaway and we are so glad we did. We had a very clean room with a king size bed and another room attached with 2 double beds and a pull out sofa. Plenty of room for 5 adults. No problems with the cleanliness of the sheets, bathroom or floors. This motel is a family run business and they truly go out of their way to help you in any way they can. The location is great. Close to the boardwalk and not loud at night.

We will definitely return again.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We stayed at the Anchor for two nights and it was clean and the owners are very friendly. Very close the boardwalk, water park mini golf and the arcade (my son's favorite!) We enjoyed our stay and would stay again.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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JD D, Public Relations Manager at Anchor Motel, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
Dear Allisen,
Thank you for choosing our establishment for the recent visit to Seaside heights. Our housekeeping has done great job in cleaning and make sure everything is great. We hope to see you soon.
Sincerely,
JD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

My stay was excellent the rooms are clean the staff are very nice, the service is awesome,the pool is clean and they gave us free beach passes for our stay I would recommend this motel to anybody and I will definitely come back here again Good Job Anchor motel!

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JD D, Public Relations Manager at Anchor Motel, responded to this review, August 14, 2014
Dear Tara,
It was a pleasure having you stay with us. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you soon. We will keep up the good work we are doing and continue to provide best service as possible.
Sincerely,
JD
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Kearny, Arizona
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The motel has almost everything one wants,good location, cleaning, care, pool and grill.
Maybe just be wanting to include a coffee maker, sometimes very early or at night seems to drink a cup a coffee and not leaving the room.

Room Tip: I was hosted with my mom and a few friends and i liked that had a room with separation , made it mor...
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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JD D, Public Relations Manager at Anchor Motel, responded to this review, August 14, 2014
Dear Ani,
Thank you for taking time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed our accommodation and service. We hope to see you soon. Next time you decide to stay with us we will offer discounted rate for taking a time to write a review.
Sincerely,
JD
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Rockaway, New Jersey, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

In all the season that I have traveled to the Jersey shore for a summer vacation this Motel was by far the best! Upon arrival the room that we were given location inside right next to the office was not appealing. We like to be able to enjoy the beautiful weather on the balcony outside and watch all the vacationers around us. Immediately the staff showed us another room. Even after that one was okay but we didn't jump for joy the showed us yet another. This room was AWESOME!! It accommodated 8 so I paid a little more but it was worth it. Clean, roomy and the STAFF I cant even say enough about. Nicest people to deal with. Would definitely stay there again! Thanks for everything!!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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JD D, Public Relations Manager at Anchor Motel, responded to this review, August 14, 2014
Dear Laurie,
We want our guests to be happy so we are willing to go that extra mile to care of all the needs of our guests. We hope to see you soon.
Sincerely,
JD
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Milford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

I stayed August 9th for one night. The room was a great size but the bathroom was so tiny, it felt like an airplane bathroom, the shower was also very small and the water pressure was very low. The room was clean and there was a mini fridge and microwave. We had a problem with the electricity in the room, twice we lost lights in the bathroom and to the air conditioner. When the a/c was on though, it worked very well. The pool is on the smaller side but it was not crowded and we were more concerned with going to the beach anyway. They gave us beach passes and offered to let us use the pool and beach passes after check out. Good location, close to 7-11, about 5 or 6 minute walk to the beach, about the same to karma and bamboo. It was also very quiet for a Saturday night. I would stay here again

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JD D, Public Relations Manager at Anchor Motel, responded to this review, August 14, 2014
Deal Melissa,
I would like to apologize for loosing electricity in the room during your stay. We will look into what may have caused the failure. We are centrally located and everything is walking distance. Once you park your car in the lot you can pretty much walk anywhere in the Seaside Heights. Please call us next time and we will discount your rate.
Sincerely,
JD
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Additional Information about Anchor Motel

Address: 145 Sheridan Avenue, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Seaside Heights
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 42 Hotels in Seaside Heights
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Anchor Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Anchor Motel is walking distance to famous Seaside Heights beach and boardwalk. We are also walking distance to nightlife and bars. We offer free WiFi, beach badges, parking and discounted tickets Casino Pier. We offer standard rooms, suites and apartment. ... more   less 
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