Recently stayed at Pelican Point over this past weekend (Aug 17 to Aug 19, 2012) and had a 2 night stay in the 2 bedroom suite. I do have to say that the pictures of this place make it look better than it is. The staff was okay but seemed a little unorganized.
We arrived about 11AM on Friday (check in wasn't until 2PM, which we knew) but wanted to see if we could get some beach tags and pay the second half of the room balance before we hit the beach. At first we were told the tags were $3 each, so I went back outside to collect the money and when I came back in 2 minutes later there was another lady at the desk who told me the beach tags were $4 each. I paid the extra money and went on with our day.
When we came back from the beach and went to get the room key, we were told that there was a mix up with the rooms but they had it figured out and we were in Room 26. The lady then told us to make sure that we do not have too much plugged in at one time because the circuit breaker for that room will trip. For example, if we need to use a blow dryer we have to turn off the AC unit or the television first. Also, if we trip the circuit breaker after 3AM when no one is there, we are out of luck and electricity until morning..... Awesome.
We went up to our Room 26 and unlocked the door and there was luggage already in there! So I went back downstairs and explained the situation ... twice ... and apparently the front desk had the books all messed up because of the previous mess up with the rooms that they had "figured out." Finally I got 2 keys for Room 25 (right next door, same room set up) which was currently being cleaned so we had to wait another 20 minutes for our room. In the end I am kind of grateful it worked out the way it did with the rooms because we definitely would have blown a fuse in the other room with all of our iPhone chargers, blow dryers, both AC units running AND the television on!
As for the motel itself.. I didn't hate it. The rooms were very clean and both televisions and AC units worked. The bathroom was a lot cleaner than I had expected for a motel at that price. I was actually very pleased to see there was a refrigerator that actually kept things cold and a microwave to heat up our leftover dinner. The closets were pretty large as well. I can't say the beds and pillows were of great quality (the pillow still had a $9.99 Kohl's tag on it) and I think my spine is still recovering from two nights in those beds.. But I saw no issue with the sheets or comforter.
I give this motel a 3 out of 5 simply because of the issues on the first day. If that didn't happen I probably would have given a 4 out of 5. I would stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Pelican Point Motel is proud to introduce to you our newly renovated, meticulously decorated hotel guest rooms. All lower level rooms and bathrooms have been completely renovated right down to the studs. All rooms are equipped with new tile flooring, HVAC units for your own personal climate control, wooden slat blinds, upgraded designer furniture, microwaves, refrigerators, 32" flat screen televisions, and much more.... The Pelican Point Motel is just two blocks from the beach and boardwalk area, a short walk to downtown shopping and fine seafood restaurants, and just minutes to the Point Pleasant Beach Train Station. All upstairs rooms have also gone through renovations as well including new tile landings, upgraded carpeting, designer furniture and fixtures and much more! We also provide free parking, Free WIFI, inground swimming pool, beach chair rentals, and maid service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Colonial Hotel Point Pleasant Beach