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“Not Bad” 3 of 5 stars
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Coral Sands Motel
1010 Boulevard, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #29 of 43 hotels in Seaside Heights
Trenton, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Not Bad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

So last week, August 20th to the 23rd, we stayed at this hotel. Pool was nice, the rooms were a little small for 4 people, but it did the job. We were at the hotel to change and go to bed. The motel is somewhat renovated, but it still needs work. We found out there's new owners and he just took over in July. The plan is to make bigger showers, they were a little small and new beds, they were a little uncomfortable. You're about a block from the beach, and the boardwalk and the motel gives out 2 free passes to the beach while you're there. There is one other bad thing, parking, you get only one space per room. We had 2 cars, so what we did was had one car at the hotel and we dropped off our car at an offsite location, this was not part of the hotel.
All in all, it was a nice place and good area, wouldn't mind staying there for another vacation.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

This is definitely a dive motel. One of those ''when all you need is a quick shower and place to sleep when you make an unexpected trip to the beach in peak season and nothing else is available" places. Let's just say you wouldn't want to be here otherwise. A one-night-stay place, for sure.
Our room was not dirty per se, just severely outdated and in need of a major renovation. From the lack of wash cloths, to the lack of electrical outlets, to the institutional overhead lighting, to the made in China soap and shampoo, this place reeks of either Communist accommodations circa 1979 or urban housing projects circa 1969. The front desk clerk (? owner) was friendly enough, but smoked horrible smelling cigarettes in the common walkway which made the area reek.
On the positive side, the location is very good for anyone who wants to check out the boardwalk and Jersey Shore television show setting. But that's about it.
Consider yourself warned.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Room was filled with tumble weed composed of hair, dirt and lint. Cigarette ashes all over the sink. Showers were absolutely disgusting and scuzzy, Going out on a limb here and say they were not even cleaned at all. Incredibly uncomfortable beds, pillows the thickness of a pancake, unclean linens. TERRIBLE SERVICE. RUDE FRONT DESK, FILTHY HOTEL. Would've made GG Allin proud.
Worst hotel ever.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012 via mobile

Staff was wonderful! Pool and room very clean enjoyed my stay. Breakfast was offered very reasonable rates. Short walk to the beach and again couldn't ask for nicer staff. Walking distance to restuarants . Very quiet family orienented motel.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012 via mobile

I checked into the motel it was so dirty there was still stand around a sshower drain the sheets were so dirty with footprints burns and other god knows what it was on them sheets. I have a bed bug detector it. it bed bugs and larva. I confronted the manager and he said no no bed bugs here . I told him I was not staying in that room he puts me in another room the same thing but worse . after struggling to get my money back I found another hotel they also said many problems there . they have eyes need to call the code enforcer he was very nice and friendly although he said he did not see bed bugs he shut down both of the rooms because hhow dirty they were . I would highly not recommend this hotelif you do my advice would be look at the room before you pay for it. especially if you have young children

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Hi everybody.
I just stayed one night as I planned but I felt very dissapointed with the cleaning. The floor was dirty (food or something else) and the shower as well (some hairs around ) so I asked to change the room but... I prefered to stay in mine ( I won´t come back that motel never again). A the moment of the checking no entusiams at all from owner or the person in charge who behaved like he was making me a favor for staying there. Besides, the room have a microwave and that allows people to eat in the room wich is too small for that porpouses.
I did not like it at all.

Room Tip: There is not tip, the motel is what they have and that is it all. It should be renovated completely.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

Do not stay here! I warn you, it was horrible. Dirty room and dirty staff. Ownder was not professional and put is in a dirty room,withouth even checking if it was clean. It was so bad we had to lose $300 and go elsewhere!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Address: 1010 Boulevard, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Seaside Heights
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 43 hotels in Seaside Heights
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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