We booked the Wavecrest for Labor Day weekend. For the price charged, you'd think I was staying at the Ritz-Carlton -- wrong. My first indication that thins might not be a great choice was the deposit -- 50%, payable ONLY by check. (The balance could be paid by Mastercard or Visa.)
I booked the Wavecrest for 3-nights for two queens for my wife, my two young kids and me. I was in the area for business so brought my family for the Labor Day weekend. The hotel is worn and pretty shabby and consists of three or four separate buildings. Actually, it probably needs bulldozing and starting over. Strangely, the sound proofing wasn't too bad with adjoining rooms, but above you could hear people walking back and forth. The beds were hard and uncomfortable, and the pillows like artificial sponges. The kitchenette was adequate, but the bathroom was pretty wretched -- the width of the shower stall with a toilet and no vent fan (though it did have a window). The sink was in the kitchette area. Perhaps one of the weirdest aspects of the room layout was the positioning of the AC. It's was in the entry area/kitchenette. The difference in temperatures was about ten degrees between there and the bedroom proper. It was separated by a demi wall which kept the kitchenette/bathroom sink area ice cold and the bed area semi-cool.
Probably the best aspect of the hotel is the beach (and my reason for giving the place 2-stars rather than one). The beach is generally very clean, quiet and not crowded. A young man on summer break provided beach chairs and towels with a friendly manner and delivered the chairs and umbrellas to whatever spot you chose on the beach. If it weren't for the fact that you had to sleep there, the hotel wasn't bad in that respect. Front desk service bordered on outright unfriendly. (I they feel they have you, so why make an effort.)
If you stay there, be prepared to make your own meals or know that you will need to drive 20-minutes (in horrible traffic at almost any time of day) for even a cup of coffee in the morning.
Overall, even for a peak weekend, the hotel was grossly over-priced. I felt raped and pillaged by the pricing for the worth and value of the hotel. I've stayed in hotels, literally around the world and am in NYC frequently through the year. I feel many hotels are priced in the city, but none to the degree that I experienced at the Wavecrest. One question: why is it called a "resort"?
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