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Seaside Sands Inn
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   61 Sumner Avenue, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751 (Formerly Gangplank)   |  
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Ranked #37 of 42 Hotels in Seaside Heights
nj
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“gross motel not worth a penny”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

nasty motel no parking bed bugs or something got bit by something, when walked in room found dirty sock under bed, and covers looked like blood stains, poeple that live here walk around and hangout all hours a little scary, people that worked there were nice upon checkin and thats it, i dont wish that place on anyone, waste of money i left room didnt even stay but paid....gross bed bugs dirty no parking stainded sheets, bad enviroment and no idea about customer service...reall people dont make my mistake read reviews before booking in seaside....this place was a dump and over priced for it...

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Toms River, New Jersey
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

2 words everyone- BED BUGS. The parking lot is a joke. You have to give your keys to management 4 your stay-not allowed to use your car for your stay. Management are VERY nice- Joe and Bunny. I feel bad they have to work for such a nasty and CHEAP boss. OVERPRICED for your accomodations. NOT a place for families with children. I would NEVER go back there. You do NOT WANT` to come here unless you want to get bit by something your whole stay.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Somerset, New Jersey
2 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

This place is a DUMP! The rooms are disgusting and upon arrival they looked they were never cleaned from the previous guest. Staff is so rude and actually came into our room to scream at us when we asked for extra towels. I even got bit by something while sitting on the unwashed comforter (bed bugs?). Oh and they have an outdoor shower where they would like you to wash after the beach which is good and fine exept the fact that they have two cameras facing into the shower. GROSS! Oh and the parking, be ready to give the owner your car keys for the entire weekend so that the can move your car throughout seaside parking lots as he pleases. Do not stay here there are so many other hotels for the same price!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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union city, nj
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2010

Had a wonderful weekend, the three teens spend the entire time walking around the place. The motel is close to everything, one block from boardwald. The Hemingway and Karma are just around the corner. Perfect for parking your car and getting around. The Managers/Owners were very friendly and did everything possible to accomodate us. We felt extremely safe being that there was an off duty officer looking out for everyone in the place. The rooms were just perfect for the occassion and the managers made sure we were well taken care of. It seems to be under new owners and they have replaced some of the items in the rooms in order to keep everything more current. Looking forward to going back with the little ones.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hackettstown, New Jersey
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2010

Most of the motels in seaside don't allow visitors unless they have a rist band, but the people at this motel were atleast nice enough to let them come over real quick or something. You couldn't be caught with a visitor at any other motel or you were basically kicked out. Not to mention the owners of the motel were amazing and so friendly. One of them gave me a water every single night when I was thirsty, it was awesome.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tappan, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2010

this place was really nice the service they gave was great they were very kind and understand everything. i think the rooms were great you get a tv microwave and a frig. the location is also great its close to the board walk so you dont need to drive you can walk rght there. i had a great time when i stayed there. the owners were great they helped me out a lot. ive stayed here many times and ive had a great stay everytime.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bergenfield, New Jersey
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2010

As we first arrived, I opened the door to find a thin door closing up the junction between the people next door to us. They were blasting music and you'd swear it was coming from my room. Immediately the room smelled like mold and my girlfriend found blood on the inside of the bathroom door, which made me believe that they do not up keep with the cleanliness. Very minimal channels on the TV and the curtain covering the window wasn't even long enough to stretch across the entire length. We had to put up a beach towel to cover the rest. The mattress was horrible. I sat on the edge and I sank down. Very tight policy of absolutely no visitors- not even allowed 10 feet on the property. Annoying police and staff checking for your wrist braclets at least 3 times a day. Obscenely overpriced for the quality we recieved.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Seaside Sands Inn

Address: 61 Sumner Avenue, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751 (Formerly Gangplank)
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Seaside Heights
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 42 Hotels in Seaside Heights
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Seaside Sands Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
WELCOME TO SEASIDE SANDS INN!!!Come and stay with us at the Seaside Sands Inn, Seaside Heights, New Jersey! We are a family owned and operated property and offer newly renovated deluxe rooms. The Seaside Sands Inn is located right in the heart of Seaside Heights and is a half block from the beach and the boardwalk, and one block from restaurants, shops, and amusement park. Our spacious inn offers clean, quiet rooms that allow you to escape after an exciting day! We want your vacation stay to be as enjoyable as possible no matter if you stay for a day, a week, or longer. Check into the Seaside Sands Inn – you’ll be glad you did.THANK YOU!!! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Seaside Sands Hotel Seaside Heights
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