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“It was all good!” 3 of 5 stars
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Boardwalk Seaport Inn
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1119 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights, NJ 08752 (Formerly Boardwalk Sea Gull Motel)   |  
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Ranked #14 of 42 Hotels in Seaside Heights
Newark, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“It was all good!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Everyone's right - the location is Terrific! Climbing to the 3rd floor w/ luggage was a bummer though but once there the view was great :) Nothing special about the rooms. Clean & comfortable, beds, refrigerator and a working AC! The owner/manager was very nice. He let us stay in the parking lot and use the beach passes even after we had checked out which was great because we couldn't check in to our next hotel until later. We would've stayed here but there wasn't any availability that night.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CranburyInn, Public Relations Manager at Boardwalk Seaport Inn, responded to this review, July 27, 2012
Dear satisfied guest,

Thank you for writing about your excellent experience with us. Our hotel is literally overlooking the beach and boardwalk. The views are absolutely amazing from any floor on the property, especially the top floor, where the sun deck is. We are happy you had a restful sleep and enjoyed the cleanliness and comfort of all the rooms!

Best Regards,
Your staff at Boardwalk Seaport Inn
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Montreal, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

i spent 6nights at the boardwalk seaport in with my girlfriend,her brother and 2 friends because we wanted a short get away to relax and hangout on the boardwalk. i have been down south many times visiting mexico,cuba,antigua and dominican republic all have been 5 star hotels and to be honest besides the location this hotel didnt really cut it for me as it is not up to my standards but this hotel did have something that all of the other places i have travelled didnt :the manager ziko! he was one of the nicest people i have ever met. he treated us better then anywhere else i have ever been. he was friendly and very helpful and did everything he could to make our stay enjoyable. he really made us feel like family and not guests. having an employee like ziko would make any business work.he knows how to treat the guests and how to make them feel appreciated.there wasnt one day that we were there that he didnt stop by to ask us if we needed anything or if there was anything he could do that would make our stay more enjoyable.anything you need he is the man and we want to go back for a weekend to hang out and see him again. the hotel was decent for sleeping and just to shower but ziko mkes this place one of a kind! thank you ziko you are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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CranburyInn, Public Relations Manager at Boardwalk Seaport Inn, responded to this review, July 27, 2012
Dear satisfied guest,

Thank you for recognizing a member of staff for your stay with us. We have a team that supports the hotel and always love to see the dedication recognized. We know we are a more cozy sized hotel at the Jersey Shore and we do have an excellent staff to help make all our guests really enjoy their stay. I am sure our staff will be very happy to have you again!

Best Regards
Your staff at the Boardwalk Seaport
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

the location of this hotel is great as it is directly on the boardwalk. the rooms are fine very simple and basic but fine for sleeping.i came to this hotel with my boyfriend,brother and friend and we all agree that if not for the hotel manager ziko this hotel would not really be worth writing a review about. ziko is the hotel manager and is extremely friendly,polite and caring. he really cares about the guests and always wants to make sure everyonbe is satisfied, no matter what you need ziko will make sure that you get it. he would literally give you the shirt off his back if he had too. if you are looking for directions ziko will give you directions,if you need suggestions as to where to go and eat he will give you suggestions,if you need something in your room fixed or cleaned he will personally do it himself for you. he is incredible and if the hotel is lucky to have him beacuse if not for him this review would not be worth writting. too often people write negitive reviews on hotel and staffs but nobody ever takes a minute to give thanks and praise for those who go above and beyond their duties to satisfy all of your needs. ziko is one of a kind and we are already planning a long weekend to go back and visit him. we love you ziko!

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CranburyInn, Public Relations Manager at Boardwalk Seaport Inn, responded to this review, July 27, 2012
Dear satisfied guest,

Thank you for recognizing that the hotel staff member was so dedicated to your stay. Our team loves to see any member seen as a valuable part of our property. We appreciate your time to write a great review about our staff member and I am sure he appreciates it very much as well. Thank you and see you again soon!

Best Regards,
Your staff at the Boardwalk Seaport
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Moscow, Russia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

My boyfriend and I spent two nights over there last September. Everything was clean and fine, a pretty comfortable room with an awesome queen bed. Service was great, the manager of the motel, Ziko, was very nice and responsive. Thank you very much to the staff of the Boardwalk Seaport Inn for taking an active part in making our vacation unforgettable! Undoubtedly coming back this summer!

PS. The location is PERFECT!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CranburyInn, Public Relations Manager at Boardwalk Seaport Inn, responded to this review, July 27, 2012
Dear satisfied guest,

Thank you very much for your great review of our hotel. We appreciate that you recognize both our staff and hotel for all the effort we put into making our guests visit to the Jersey Shore relaxing. We hope to see you this summer!

Best Regards,
Your staff at Boardwalk Seaport Inn
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

We were at a religious retreat for the week-end at near-by Murray Grove. My wife wanted to spend an extra night at the Shore, "to smell the ocean." The location was perfect. Because it was out of season (April 1st) the Inn was almost empty, so we had our choice of rooms. Top floor, facing the ocean, overlooking the boardwalk, near Casino Pier. The "Jersey Shore" house was just two buildings away. The room was simple and a little small, but everything worked and it was acceptably clean. My wife said it reminded her of staying at a cottage by the ocean. The manager was exceptionally accommodating. The The beds were comfortable. We slept with the window open, listing to the surf and smelling the ocean breeze. It was enchanting.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CranburyInn, Public Relations Manager at Boardwalk Seaport Inn, responded to this review, May 8, 2012
Dear Satisfied Guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review. We are glad you enjoyed our location, staff, rooms, and the ocean! We do try to run our hotel in a cottage style and our staff are always available for your needs. We hope you hear the call of the ocean once again and come stay with us. We would be happy to have you with us once again!

Best Regards,
Public Relations at the Boardwalk Seaport Inn
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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

Brought my daughter to the shore as a father/daughter road trip after returning from Afghanistan. Location was perfect (right on the boardwalk) and rates weren't terrible so initially I thought it was perfect, bad call!! The room was small, but had a tv, bed, and refrigerator. My major complaint was the bathroom, having just spent 12 months in Afghanistan my standards of cleanliness are fairly low but this place was absolutely disgusting. I have never before been in a motel where I felt it was an absolute necessity to clean a shower before I would step into it let alone let my daughter use it.The bottom of the shower was nearly black and the walls were so covered in soap scum/dirt/filth it ran off in sheets when I sprayed it after I returned from the nearby 7-eleven with lysol, gloves, and a scrubby sponge. I would recommend any place else even if it is further from the boardwalk!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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CranburyInn, Public Relations Manager at Boardwalk Seaport Inn, responded to this review, May 8, 2012
Dear Guest,

First, Thank you for your service to our great country.

We regret to see hear such a bad experience for our property.
It seems that you have identified the bathroom as the only issue during your stay. Our staff are always looking to take care of any guests needs and requests. As such, we hope you would reach out to our staff when you identified such an issue.

We are also undergoing a pre-season repair, maintenance, and cleaning program. During this time, our staff has been instructed to increase their attention to the identified issues. We will correct them for all guests to enjoy. I hope you will try us again after our corrections with staff have been made.

Best Regards,
Public Relations for the Boardwalk Seaport Inn
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Marco Island, Florida
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

i stayed there last may. my review of this place was so bad tripadvisor would not print it. to me the place is a fire trap. old dryed out wood and three shaky stairs does not make for a safe hotel. the smoke alarms in the rooms were on the floors and not in service. we could hear animals in the walls. they claim to have a 24 hr. desk but i could not find anyone to check out. if you need a cheap place to stay for one night and someone can stay awake all night on fire duty, use this place as a last resort. i hope tripadvisor prints this review this time.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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CranburyInn, Public Relations Manager at Boardwalk Seaport Inn, responded to this review, February 20, 2012
Dear Guest,

We regret to see hear such a bad experience for our property.
It is unclear as to why you feel the location is a fire trap as it is customary for hotels to be cleared for occupancy on a yearly basis for hazardous standards. We have always received a proper inspection and do monthly self-inspections in the off season (weekly during the summer season).

We try to maintain this property for the enjoyment of our guests. It is unfortunate that you did not enjoy our beachfront hotel. As other Tripadvisor reviewers have stated, they enjoyed our properly very much (including felt very safe).

Best Regards,
Public Relations for the Boardwalk Seaport Inn
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Additional Information about Boardwalk Seaport Inn

Address: 1119 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights, NJ 08752 (Formerly Boardwalk Sea Gull Motel)
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Seaside Heights
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Seaside Heights
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Boardwalk Seaport Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This hotel is located on the boardwalk of Seaside Heights at the New Jersey Shore. The hotel offers stunning ocean and boardwalk views with a private feel with 10 rooms and 2 suites while still being only steps to the beach and boardwalk. Apartment rentals are also available near the hotel for groups of all sizes. A feature amenity is the sun deck on the 3rd floor which gives a wide view of the beach, ocean, pier, and boardwalk. For those who enjoy the famous MTV show, Jersey Shore, we are only a 1/2 block from the house. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Boardwalk Seaport Hotel Seaside Heights
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