I decided to take a last minute, end of summer trip to the coast with my teenage son. The Sea Side motel was one of the very few places left with vacancies. I chose it because of the photos from their website, however they were much nicer than the room itself. They may have been taken a few years prior and do not show the wear and tear.
When I called to make the reservations, I was told that the last room available had just been vacated and was being looked at by maintenance but would be ready by the time I arrived.
Everything appeared to be in working order but the room had not been changed for a new guest, just "cleaned".
The room was dank and the "carpet" felt moist. The chain latch on the door was broken and the curtain track was rusty, making it hard to open and close them.
The sheets on the bed were ill fitting and wrinkled. There were long hairs in the sheets and on the pillow cases that were not mine or my son's. There were four towels on the vanity; two bath towels that were the size of hand towels, two wash towels, and one hand towel. All were supposed to be white but were dingy gray; also with the same colored hair that was in the bed sheets. There was an extra blanket, folded and on top of the clothes rack that looked as though a dog had slept on it and dragged it on the floor. The towels as well as the sheets did not have that freshly laundered look....they seemed as though they were used, dried, and re-folded. YUCK. The complimentary toiletries looked like they were recycled and old.
The bathroom......The shower was stained brown at the bottom and had the plastic non-slip mats that were also brown with the same mystery hair as the sheets and towels (shocker). The shower curtain was covered with soap scum and hard water spots. The toilet bowl and seat were surprisingly some what clean, however the tank cover had blackish looking mold trailing down the front.
Unfortunately, there were no other vacancies available so we stayed. We made a trip to the local grocery store and got cleaning supplies. We sprayed down the bed with lysol and slept on top, fully clothed and used our own blankets. We also sprayed the floor but didn't walk on it without shoes. We used clorox wipes throughout the bathroom, but still wore shower shoes. Fortunately we had our own beach towels to use as bath towels.
The only positive thing I can say about this place is that it is located footsteps away from the beach and it's pool was clean.
try to make plans as far in advance as possible
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