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“clean and comfortable”
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Garden State Inn
Ranked #3 of 25 Hotels in Absecon
Bronx, New York
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“clean and comfortable”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

Didn't know what to expect but all was good. Greeted with a smile and easy check-in. stayed 2 nights. Room was clean and the bathroom was larger than expected with a Jacuzzi tub. Bed (king) was comfortable with many pillows. room had a flat screen tv, table with 2 chairs. real closet with a door. microwave, refrig and a mini sink. wifi in the room. Pool (but did not use) About 7 miles to the boardwalk and casinos. Breakfast was a little more than continental. waffles, bagels, sausage, eggs, cold cereal. Close to some fast food restaurants and Shoprite grocery store. You must have a car. Yes, i will return to this property and recommend to others.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bristol, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2012

Clean well appointed rooms with out door pool. Beds are very comfortable. Staff is friendly and helpful. Good breakfast. Grate and quite place for family to stay away from AC. Close to Shop rite and resturanets.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2012

Nothing spectacular, just what you'd expect from a mid range motel. It has good driving access to Atlantic City, about 12-14 minutes. White Horse Pike is a barrier divided hiway, you can't make a left turn to change directions on it. That's very ackward returning from Atl. City to the hotel. There is a variety of restaraunts nearby including a 5 guys. Continental breakfast is included, but the same old boiled sausages get very old after a few days. They do not have a restaurant.

Would I stay here again, yes.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Cold Spring, New York
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

On par with other Best Westerns; Clean and well laid out rooms and helpful desk/maid staff. There was another I'd been at that had a small breakfast area but if your not rude and impatient you can deal with it. Staff politely refilled depleted items quickly. I will be back for Casino show trips since they're only 15 minutes away and the room rates are excellent for peak-of-season. This is the only Best Western I'd been in that didn't have a workout facility. There's a huge gym no hotel could have that I used only a block walk away...It would be nice if the Inn could negotiate a preferred rate for customers they sent there, but less facilities means lesser room rates so I'm ok with that.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2012

I came here with my family, including 2, 12 year old girls. As soon as we pulled in and saw "drug deals" in the parking lot there was no way in holy hell I would ever stay there.

The man at the front desk was very rude when I went to cancel. He must love the bags of garbage and fecal matter on the sidewalks.

If you have children, book somewhere else.

  • Stayed August 2012
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31048, Manager at Garden State Inn, responded to this review, August 10, 2012
Dear Customer,

Thank you for giving the feedback regarding your recent stay at our property.

On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for guests in the future.

Sincerely,

Ray
Front Desk Manager
BEST WESTERN Garden State Inn
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2012

My husband our 3 kids (2 toddlers and a teenager) and I went just this past weekend (7/29-7/31) for a quick trip to the shore. The hotel was far beyond my expectations for the price. The staff was friendly and helpful; the room was clean; the beds were super comfy; breakfast was decent and we had no problem bringing it back to the room; the pool is nice; location was just minutes away from AC driving. Considering the fact that I am a SUPER picky person, trust me when I say this hotel is definitely a good choice for the money. We plan to go again before the summer is over.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2012

This was a stopover to Atlantic City because we wanted to have a breakfast and a pool for the girls in the morning. I was pleasantly surprised with the breakfast. It was a small area for the breakfast but there were hot and cold items and the food was good. It was kept filled and the overall atmosphere was pleasant for breakfast.
We then went to the pool before we left. It was a very good size pool for the hotel and was clean. The overall stay was good but the main problem was the air conditioning in the room. It was SO NOISY!!!! We did not sleep well because of the noise of the unit. The bed was comfortable, the room was fine but the unit was too noisy to get to sleep well. This was the only negative we had about the place.
If you are stopping over at night before you get into AC, this is a good place to stay. The staff was very friendly.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Garden State Inn

Property: Garden State Inn
Address: 701 White Horse Pike, Absecon, NJ 08201 (Formerly Best Western Garden State Inn)
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Absecon
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 25 Hotels in Absecon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Garden State Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 62
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Best Western Garden State Hotel Absecon
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