My husband and I just returned from a weekend in beautiful, quaint Ocean Grove, NJ, where we stayed for two nights at The Inn at Ocean Grove, at first glance a perfectly charming bed and breakfast. We had the "pleasure" of staying in Room #4, nothing more than a "glorified closet" with a double bed, although it did have a private bathroom. As the weekend progressed, the lack of attention to detail became more and more apparent. Now, I must admit that I am not a "clean freak" but when I am spending hard-earned money at a pricey Jersey Shore B&B, I expect not to have to share the dirt of the room's previous occupants. In addition to the room appearing somewhat "run down," there was a definite lack of thorough cleaning. When you wipe water from the floor after a shower with a white towel and the towel turns black, it speaks volumes about the last time the floor must have been adequately washed. It was also obvious that no one had swept/vacuumed very well under the armoire.
Breakfast was "okay," consisting of a freshly-prepared choice of scrambled eggs, cheese omelet, french toast or pancakes served with turkey sausage and a slice of cantaloupe. Serve-yourself items included coffee (no decaf), orange juice, whole peaches and plums and streusel-topped pound cake. Immediately prior to checking out this morning, we sat down to enjoy breakfast and after starting our meal were joined by two other guests. As mt husband had nearly finished 1/2 of his pancakes (WITH SYRUP) one of the women poured said syrup on her french toast, only to discover it was infested with gnats. Needless to say, my husband promptly discarded the remainder of his breakfast.
Upon checkout, the proprietor/manager (not sure which he was) did not even inquire about our stay. That being said, I would definitely never stay at this establishment again, nor would I recommend it to anyone else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Free Wi-Fi in the entire Inn with a tv room w/ cable & Netflix. A year round romantic retreat with full gourmet breakfast an easy walk to beach, shopping and attractions. Designer decorated rooms with emphasis on style and comfort. Special rates for groups, weddings and retreats. ... more less
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