I do not like having to give negative reviews, but find it necessary to do so when I feel people need to be aware of things. I originally gave a thumb’s up review last year on this place, but this year is the exact opposite. Was Ken, the owner, just having a bad day, week, month, year…? Don’t know.
Overall condition of the place: Clean and comfortable, yes, but I can find that elsewhere from now on.
Owner: Talk about Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Wow! Ken initially portrays himself as a nice, decent person, but in fact there’s a dark secret side that we had a chance to witness.
Ken treats his establishment like a monitored prison. He listens and watches everything you do and say. When you leave, when you come back, who you’re with… I actually wouldn’t be surprised if there were hidden cameras on the premises. He desperately needs to work on his people skills.
Look Ken, you own a hotel right next door to the biggest venue in Hampton (The Casino Ball Room). There are many, many walks of life that you are going encounter. We are the most light-hearted, easy-going people that you could ever meet. We are not unruly people in the least bit. We want to be able to enjoy the place that we rent with the freedom and relaxation that is to come with a vacation. We are adults… actually Ken, probably the same age as you. When did you lose your spark of life?
We had a couple of friends visit an hour before the show started. No, they were not staying overnight, nor did they intend to. When we rent a room somewhere, we should feel welcome and comfortable in our space. If we have a guest visit they should be able to enjoy themselves while they are there. We do not need someone to give us the evil eye, scowl, huff, puff and throw a tantrum. He almost didn’t even let them in to use our bathroom… really Ken?? Who are you to treat our guests with that kind of insult and disrespect?
Also, regarding the sign in each room, one side has a “Maid, please make up this room”; the other “Do not Disturb”. Even though we did not put out the sign that said to make up our room, our rooms were entered anyway. So, remember folks, at this place, no sign on the door means, please come in and snoop through our belongings (because that is exactly what went on). Be sure to put your Do Not Disturb sign out, but that probably won’t do any good because they know when you are sleeping, they know when you’re awake (and out of the building)…
Many more issues went on, but I would have to write a book if I was to keep going (hey, maybe I will write a book on where NOT to stay).
We travel very often and have stayed at many places. I have NEVER had an owner treat their guests in the manner that he did. This has to be the worst experience we have ever encountered. We are extremely disappointed in you Ken. We will never be going back there as long as you own it. There are many decent establishments to stay at that are right around the corner.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are located at the center of Hampton Beach. 120' from the beach, across the street from the largest arcade at the beach and across the parking lot from the waterslide. We also have multiple patios with bbq grills and umbrella table and chairs. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Grayhurst Hotel Hampton