My girlfriend and i struggled at the last minute (as usual) to find a hotel to stay at in Ocean City NJ with an open room for our two year anniversary. We decided to gamble and try the homestead hotel (The worst mistake we ever made). As i pulled up i immediately thought of the horror movie Hostel coinsidering the outside of this hotel looks like an abondoned small European hotel. As we walked in to the front desk we realized everyone that worked there barely spoke English and it felt like i was in a small town in czechlosavakia (excuse the spelling). We were then informed that there was no parking and i had to pay an extra 150 dollars to park in there municipal parking spot about 5 blocks away. It got worse from there. We got into the smallest, oldest, and slowest elevator known to man kind. No lie it took about 5 minutes in this crammed elevator (My overnight bag, me and my girlfriend barely fit) tomove 4 floors. When i stepped out of the elevator i couldn't believe the crappy cracked plaster walls and ceilings with exposed flaky painted pipes that i was seeing. It truly felt like i was in an abondoned hostel or something. Then we made it to our room for the next surprise. Our room was the size of a small jail cell. The pictures on their crappy bs web site should be considered illegal in that they are so ridiculously decieving. There was a kitchenette with the corner of our bed about 2 feet from the kitchen sink. Our double bed literally took all the space wallto wall of the rest of the room. There was a 2 foot by 2 foot smelly dusty closet with no light. To top it off there was a small dirty bathroom with the crappiest shower known to man and the toilet leaked through the bottom when flushed. I literally was afaraid to get into there grimy sheets at night. There was no phone at all in the room so goodluck calling anyone in an emergency especially if you do not have a cell phone. There was no maid service at all for our 5 day stay and we had to fight with the czechlosavakian "crew" at the front desk in order to get some clean towels . I wouldnt reccomend staying at this bleep hole to a dieing homeless person. Immediately after posting this sad but true story i am going to report this crap hole to the better business bureau and hopefully they will get shut down like they deserve.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Under New & Improved ManagementThe Homestead Beach Hotel has fully furnished efficiency condo studios (1 room) in the center of family-friendly Ocean City, NJ. It boasts an incredible beach block location with many studios having ocean or side ocean views. The Hotel is in walking distance to the beach (1/2 block), boardwalk, restaurants, pizza, ice cream, shops, concert hall, rides, miniature golf, etc. Individually decorated studios have daily maid service and can accommodate from 1- 4 guests, depending on room size and beds. Each furnished room contains a kitchenette with cooking/eating utensils, stovetop & refrigerator, as well as basic digital cable TV, window air conditioner (some have ceiling fans also); and a full bathroom. The building has a coin-operated washer & dryer and an ice machine. We do not allow smoking or pets. While other hotels charge higher rates, our affordable hotel rates take into consideration that there is no onsite parking. However, our front desk will provide information about nearby overnight parking lots, and nearby non-metered streets where you can leave your car for your entire stay (parking has not posed a problem for guests). Our staff thrives for customer satisfaction so you enjoy the vacation you looked forward to. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Homestead Hotel Ocean City