Ive been staying at the Skylark twice per Summer, for 15 yrs now, and there are many reasons why I refuse to stay elsewhere. Aside from my love for it's doo-wop-era them, and warm colors, I appreciate the cleanliness - rooms are spotless (and pre-air conditioned) upon check in, the grounds are bare-foot walkable, trash/recycle cans are constantly emptied, the pool is immaculate. An obsessive neat-freak will be delighted here. I know - I'm one!
Rooms are as fully equipped as a shore motel room should be. C'mon, who needs a 60" plasma TV a block away from the ocean and boardwalk full of entertainment?! You can Keep Up With The Kartrashians when you go back home. And you can get CNN on your phone. Really.
Theres a 2nd level sundeck that gets a full day's sun, and the lounge chairs are actually comfortable - always a bonus, though rare at other motels.
The pool is a modest size, complete with lounge chairs and kids toys/floatation tubes, and facing the setting Summer sun.
Doo-Wop theme with the coolest neon lights, and palm trees = perfect to sit on deck and admire at night, before turning in. God, I wanna live here!
Location is PRIME - block from boardwalk/Great White coaster. Skylark is on Atlantic ave, where most restaurants are lined up, but none are on that block, so youre minus the noise and crowds that gather at restaurants.
Convention Cr. is only a few blocks away, as is the bus station, and a 24/7 Rite Aid. 3am munchies? Noooo problem. Theres even a corner deli attached to the Skylark.
Prices are among the most reasonable you will find anywhere - especially at such a clean, quality motel, in a prime location!
Now as for the staff.......if I say that they are all wayyyy too nice and helpful, I'd be nailing it on the head! Even when I first started staying there - before they knew me - they were always the friendliest people! It's a family owned and maintained motel, so staying there feels like youre a part of that family. Any info on dining, etc, they will help you with, and theres a member in the office 24/7, watching over the place. No unwanted visitors to worry about.
The cherry on the Skylark cake, is Sophia at the front desk! Never anything but a warm smile and pleasant greeting from her. And though I wish she'd let her hair down once in awhile, she even looks cute with it tied back! How many women can pull that off??:-)
I cant wait to go back in a few weeks, for another 10 days!
Ive stayed on both levels, on all sides, and my only preference is on the upper level, where I have...
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