My wife booked two rooms here based on the proximity to the boardwalk/beach. Price $129 night each room, a Sunday night in August. She did read negative reviews (as I found out later on) but I guess figured "how bad could it be?" Lets just say it is the last time I will let her book a room.
Now if you don't mind offensive odors with an attempt to mask them with cheap perfume and air fresheners, broken, chipped and damaged furniture, faded paint and damaged walls, dirt, grime, stains, other peoples pubic hairs on the sheets, missing smoke detectors, naked 4/5 year olds swimming in the pool, 20 year old tube TV's with blurry screens and very shady, questionable and scary looking co-guests...then this may be the place for you.
No way I would allow my family, or myself, to stay in this place. I managed to get one room refunded but the manager - who I'm quite sure by the way she acted goes through this drill quite regularly - would not provide a refund for the second room stating motel policy. I threatened to call the Building Department to report the missing smoke detectors and deplorable conditions to which she replied "Ok please do." And I shall.
We drove over to the Hershey Motel and rented two rooms for $99 per night which included a free breakfast the following morning (pay extra for beverages, bacon, etc.). Although not a Marriot or Hilton by any stretch, the staff was very friendly and the rooms and grounds though dated, were clean and well maintained.
I still get itchy all over when I think about the Cloud 9 Inn. The good news is we now have a great story to tell and so far dozens of jokes about our 1 hour stay there. For $129 plus tax it is well worth the years of laughs we will get from this experience. But then again I am an optimist.
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- Also Known As:
- Cloud 9 Hotel Seaside Heights
- Sand Castle Hotel