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“Good Hotel Experience”
Review of Garden State Inn

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Garden State Inn
Ranked #3 of 25 Hotels in Absecon
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Good Hotel Experience”
Reviewed August 6, 2014

I was happy with the Best Western Garden State Inn. The room was clean and spacious, the shower was hot and everything worked. There were plenty of power outlets, breakfast was good with hot items and cold. It was close enough to the shore to be a great location but not too close to be outlandishly expensive. This hotel had everything you need for a short stay.
We didn't use the pool so I can't comment on it.
I was very happy with the management who mailed home my son's soft toy that he left in the room (at my expense). They went the extra step to do that for us which I greatly appreciated. All in all, it was a good experience. I can recommend staying here.
Just be aware of trying to turn left into the hotel. You have to go past the hotel and use one of the U-turn lanes going from the right hand side of the road, then turn left and go back. I wasn't expecting it and was stuck in the left hand lane in heavy traffic.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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31048, Manager at Garden State Inn, responded to this review, September 6, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at 1609-645-0697.

Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand.


Sincerely,

Ray
Front Desk Manager
BEST WESTERN Garden State Inn
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Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2014

Room was fine and the location was convenient to Atlantic City. We were in town for business and had our bus with us (we dropped a bachelor party off in Atlantic City for the evening). We parked the bus in the hotel rear of the lot and the staff said it had to be moved. That it cannot stay on property. We asked if there was another lot we could park in and he said no. We then asked how does he accommodate guests with larger vehicles and he told us it wasn't his problem. We then parked in the street and prayed we didn't get a ticket or towed. Finally, the lock on our door did not work so maintenance had to fix it. I would not return to this hotel.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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31048, Manager at Garden State Inn, responded to this review, September 6, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at 1609-645-0697.

Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand.


Sincerely,

Ray
Front Desk Manager
BEST WESTERN Garden State Inn
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Baltimore, Maryland
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2014

hotel is as pictured. as a guest, first appearance is very important. we felt comfortable as we approached the hotel. neat clean and up kept. This set the tone for your stay. We were welcomed and even though we were very early, we got our room anyway. very important to travelers. The only issue ( not complaint), is that the breakfast area is to small. Staff had a hard time keeping up with the guests, and food. I think a separate unused room converted to a breakfast area would be a plus. For staff and guest. breakfast was good. pool was clean and well secluded from public. That is nice. enjoyed our stay. On the negative, It is on a major highway, You will not hear birds and nature, only occasional trucks. but not enough to complain about. Stay Here.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank 6443zig
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31048, Manager at Garden State Inn, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Dear John Ziegler,

Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at 1609-645-0697.

Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand.


Sincerely,

Ray
Front Desk Manager
BEST WESTERN Garden State Inn
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Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 31, 2014

Staff was friendly at check in and check out. The rooms/bathrooms were clean. Continental breakfast was a typical breakfast, but served its purpose. The Inn was located 15 minutes away from the boardwalk which was nice. Overall it was a good first stop on our road trip.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mrs_D928
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31048, Manager at Garden State Inn, responded to this review, August 2, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at 1609-645-0697.

Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand.


Sincerely,

Ray
Front Desk Manager
BEST WESTERN Garden State Inn
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Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

We checked in late after our camping trip was rained out, made the res online but when we got there found out it was for the next day. The night mngr fixed everything, gave us the same rate, same room, worked great. Good tv, cold a/c, and decent breakfast (even though it was a little crowded)

Stayed July 2014
Helpful?
Thank Kelsey G
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31048, Manager at Garden State Inn, responded to this review, August 2, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at 1609-645-0697.

Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand.


Sincerely,

Ray
Front Desk Manager
BEST WESTERN Garden State Inn
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Eastford, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 29, 2014

Expect much more from BW . . price very high with the basics missing or unacceptable. Sheets were shortened at feet, feet on mattress pad on both beds, no laundry bag, no phone, no coffeepot (accessories and pot present). Will never stay there again. Staff were helpful in fixing our TV, breakfast OK! Hate to give poor reviews, but management should not allow this kind of accommodations.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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31048, Manager at Garden State Inn, responded to this review, July 30, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for completing the survey 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.

I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience.

If I can provide any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me directly at 1609-645-0697.


Sincerely,

Ray
Front Desk Manager
BEST WESTERN Garden State Inn
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Norwalk, Connecticut
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2014

So I really didn't know what to expect given the reviews here; they seemed to be all over the place. It's an economy hotel 10-minutes outside of Atlantic City. Is it the best? No. Is it the worst? No. So ignore all of the reviews that tell you one or the other.

We booked a 3-queen room for 3 adults. It was clean and surprisingly quiet (although the a/c ran all night so if you like white-noise for sleeping you're all set). The breakfast had the basics; coffee, waffle maker, cereal, hot eggs, potatoes. Again, I've had better, I've had worst.

There is a pool -- I could not find any pictures of it online so I was leery. It seemed clean, but a bit cold. There are no tables at the pool; that would probably be my one suggestion for management.

The price of the hotel is consistent w/the pricing of AC ... weekends are more expensive but still cheaper than you're paying in AC.

Hope that helps ...

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Helpful?
Thank JakeyJakes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
31048, Manager at Garden State Inn, responded to this review, July 30, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property.

Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at 1609-645-0697.

Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand.


Sincerely,

Ray
Front Desk Manager
BEST WESTERN Garden State Inn
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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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