Spent a night in the Quality Inn as our home base in Atlantic City/Absecon. I am no stranger to this area, as I have stayed at the Crystal Inn & Suites twice before. The area itself is lacking nothing, in the way of fast food restaurants, coffee shops, bars/pubs, and many hotels/motels, and motor inns.
When we arrived a little earlier than our 3 PM check in time, the manager on duty was quite friendly, and made sure that a non smoking room was made up for us, as both my wife and I did not want the generic smoking room that most budget properties seem to hold for priceline.com patrons. And within 20 minutes we were in our rather smallish room, relaxing before heading to the boardwalk to enjoy AC.
The king sized bed was quite comfortable, and there were plenty of pillows. The flat screen TV delivered the usual channels (Networks, ESPN, etc.), and there was both a fridge, and a microwave, which came in handy to keep a few beers cold, and to warm up our subs from the White House, that we couldn't finish.
The bathroom was very small, with no shortage of hot water, but the water pressure was not much more than a trickle. The face plate of the overflow drain was missing from the tub, and we found a hand towel which had been used by a previous guest, and had not been picked up by housekeeping...YUCK!!!
When we woke the next morning, we headed down to the lobby, to have the breakfast that is included in the rate. Make your own waffles, muffins, danish, bagels, cereal, oatmeal, 2 kinds of juice, coffee and tea. No meat (even rubberized sausages, and bacon would have been a little nicer).
The property has a heated outdoor pool, but no lifeguard, and no one is allowed to used it, unless the property owner or manager is on site. Needless to say, it was over 80 degrees, and very humid, and no one used the pool.
The Quality Inn is not a bad place to stay, but it's not great either. Even budget properties can provide a quality place to stay. but this one just didn't meet that criteria in my opinion. The property allows guests to have a dog in the room, and we saw many take advantage of that, as we sometimes had to maneuver around dogs doing their business in the parking lot.
My advice would be to seek a room at the previously mentioned Crystal Inn before the Quality Inn. It is a family owned and operated motel, and they just seem to keep their place a little bit better.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perfect for your visit to the Atlantic City area, The recently renovated Quality Inn & Suites Atlantic City Marina District Area features a heated outdoor pool (seasonal), a deluxe continental breakfast buffet, free wireless high speed internet service, warmly appointed guest rooms, and friendly professional service. Try one of our suites – Romantic Hot Tub Suites or King Suite with a cozy Sofa. The hotel is perfectly located close to Garden State Parkway and Atlantic City Expressway, and only a few short minutes to Atlantic City attractions including the world famous casinos, boardwalk, Jersey Shore beaches, Convention Center, and The Walk outlet shopping. The property is located only 5 miles from Atlantic City Airport ACY. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Quality Inn Absecon
- Absecon Quality Inn