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“Hands down WORST place EVER!!”
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Oceanside Lodge
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Marmora
Lyndhurst, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Hands down WORST place EVER!!”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

Let's do a list of pro's and con's:

CONS:
- when we got there the room wasn't ready and they put us in a dirty room to get ready for the event we were attending (we couldn't use a clean one?!?!)

- the cleaning lady cleaned while we were there. She threw the comforter on the floor to change the sheets - she did not change the bed liner which looked skeevy too. She also did not vaccuum OR clean the bathroom, and she left the previous tenant's garbage!

- left the AC on icy cold and when we got back to the room it was an ice box that stunk like hell from the old unit... yuck!

- there was PLASTIC on the mattresses. Yes, plastic! Everytime you moved it was loud crunching underneath your sheet. I was woken up constantly from the noise, worst sleep ever!

- bathroom was filthy! Towel bar was broken and the broken pieces were still stuck to the wall. Tiles were falling off the walls. Mirror was dirty. Sink was dirty. Toilet paper was not replenished. Towels felt hard and were tiny. Tub was gross (mildew all over!). Bath faucet leaked a lot and we heard the "drip drip drip" all night. Ughhhh I didn't even want to use the bathroom I preferred the supermarket down the street!

- the continental breakfast was nothing but sweet stuff. Danishes, donuts, waffles, some rotten fruit, and plain bagels. Not my personal preference.

- there were scary people walking the grounds near our room. One of them even cat called my friend. So uncomfortable!!

- the staff barely spoke english! And the lobby stunk too.

- the pool was disgusting and milky-colored... ewww!

PROS:

- easy to find and right near the parkway.

- right next to a TD Bank, a Wawa, Dunkin Donuts, and Shoprite.

- it was near an amazing restaurant called the Tuckahoe Inn. If you are unfortunate enough to be stuck at this horrific hotel that really needs to be demolished, at least eat there. Soooo delicious, holy moly.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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nyc
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2013

Although we didn't encounter roaches (that we know of) there is nothing in this joint that works correctly. The front jacked up the price of our stay $20 over what had been agree upon when I booked the stay at the front desk.. Had I known then what I know now I would have tried the other Econo-Lodge in Somers Point, NJ which is way more convenient to Ocean City and a minuscule amount more. On top of the 30% rate increase thrust at us, the room we were put in was directly across from the hotel dumpster (oh, joy!) If we hadn't need the room right then and there we would have run and run fast. The air conditioner was broken to boot. When we complained the management (aka owner as these are franchises) tried to convince me that it was working. Finally swapped out with one taken from a store room. It blew mildewy air and only worked at max settings.
The staff they "hire" look like it operating as indentured servitude; crammed into on of the guest rooms as lodging because they work them from sun-up to well into the night (saw same guy work well past midnight and back at work at 6 am). Don't go down the same road as us--better to sleep in the car in a Wal-mart parking lot.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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East Greenbush, New York
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2013

First we get to the motel and had to wake the guy up to check us in that took him over 30 mins to let us in to do so! We get in our room and it hasn't been cleaned at all, dust and dirt all over the floor, walls, lights and the lighting above the sink was disgusting, dust, dead bugs, spiders!!! Figured we would have them take care of it in the morning, well low and behold as we were getting ready to climb in to the bed we pulled off the blanket (thank god we did) and found dead COCKROACHES in our bed!! really disgusted and totally creeped out by this point!! went to the office only to get no answer from anyone at all after an hour of waiting we decided to take a 45 min ride to walmart to buy some disinfect spray and new sheets and blanket! (there was more then 10 dead bugs in the bed under the sheets and blanket) laid awake all night long just cringing!! Went and talk to Management in the morning and was told sorry!!! And that they just crawl right in! WHAT??? Went in to the bathroom to take a shower and couldn't get out the room the door in the bathroom was stuck shut! Now I was really pissed off and just about had a panic attack!!! They cleaned the rooms and everything seemed fine, what was I thinking??? Yet again more COCKROACHES! and this time not only in our beds in both rooms but on the floor in plain sight, really they couldn't have cleaned them up!! I am without words and so upset and Defiantly want my full refund of both of my rooms!!! We were staying there as my Granddaughter had an apt with a specialist Dr at the hospital an hour away, We would have went some place else but couldn't afford to get 2 more rooms after spending $600 on these rooms!!

Room Tip: if I could give the motel a 0 rating I would!!! The nicest thing about the place is the pool! &...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2013

The room was really run down and as mentioned in the title, a cockroach ran across my daughter's bed. The carpet was sticky and the room smelled terrible like stale cigarettes. We stayed Friday night before our week long shore rental in Ocean City to avoid traffic. Conveniently located and the pool was nice, but won't stay there again.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Our goal was a quick inexpensive get away... First off we were told it was within walking distance to restaurants, only if you call dunkin donuts and Wawa restaurants. The room was gross then to top it off we were charged 180$ after bring told on the phone the rate was 130$. Please do not stay here. We left and would never return

  • Stayed July 2013
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2013

Beware! 90% of the rooms are for smokers. If you order on-line as we did, you have to opt out for a non-smoking room. The noxious smell of smoke was bad enough but then the attempt to cover up the smoke smell with industrial strength air fresher made it unbearable. The manager insisted that they could not give us a room without the smoke/air freshener combo. We went to the beach for a few hours, hoping the AC would help the air quality. It did not, in fact it was worse; we left and drove back home. The place is old and run down - I don't mind that but you have to be able to breathe.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Greene, New York
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2013

If you are used to staying in clean, newer hotels....this motel is not for you. First thing we did was check for bed bugs....there were NO bed bugs as I read in another review on this motel. So, I guess it could have been slightly worse. Room was so old. Door used to have window in it; all patched up. This type of patch job was in a few places around the room. Black hair on towel....made me think they weren't clean, but they were. I just shouldn't have to question cleanliness.... At 3:30 a.m., awoke to adult male 20 something's hooting and hollering outside our door....went on until 5:30 a.m. All walls...too thin. Could hear everything outside and next to us. Felt a bit nervous about security. Thought for sure our car window would be shattered in the morning because we left our radar detector out in plain view on dash. It wasn't, thankfully. Breakfast was ok; better than expected. Cable and television were excellent. Ceiling had glitter on it...found this most entertaining. These motel rooms would be better priced at 50 to 60 dollars. We overpaid at more than a hundred. Free wifi....don't stay for that because we connected twice and it dropped out nearly immediately. For college kids on a budget on a weekend break......fabulous. For people with children trying to get a restful nights sleep in a seemingly safe area, skip ahead to the next state or stop in Atlantic city.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Additional Information about Oceanside Lodge

Property: Oceanside Lodge
Address: 119 South Shore Road, Marmora, NJ 08223 (Formerly Rodeway Inn)
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Marmora
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Marmora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Oceanside Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 53
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