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Anchor Motel
Ranked #4 of 39 Hotels in Seaside Heights
Reviewed July 22, 2013

The property is in the process of,being updated and remodeled after Sandy. The room we stayed in was small. There was no lamp near the bed only an over head light. Bathroom was very small. The room was clean but the floor was tile instead of carpet. There is no laundry machines available on sight. (So what to do with your wet suits and towels from the beach? We had to find a laundry mat. ) The owners were friendly and very helpful and the free beach tags included was an added plus. You are close to the board walk and the beach (about a block and a half. )

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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seapalace, Owner at Anchor Motel, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2013

Dear Guest,
We are happy you liked our service, staff and cleanliness. We do not have laundry service on premises. We will be having lamps added to each room by 2014 season. We are striving to make each guest stay as comfortable as possible. We hope to see you next time.

Sincerely,
JD

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Reviewed June 7, 2013

My family and freinds have stayed at the Anchor Motel many times over the last 8 years.This hotel is located right where you what to be.The 7/11 and water park are around the corner.5 minute walk to the boardwalk.Respectful people,nothing spectacular, just clean and comfortable. I have never been disappointed .When I go to Seaside Heights I really don't spent much time in the room just sleeping or changeing .The negitive reveiws are a little right the rooms and showers stalls are small if you are super big this is not for you. Read the cancellation policy before making reservations they mean what thay say. I think some of the bad reveiws comes from guests that wanted a refund becaue it was a rainy day and wanted out early .I have never seen anything bad or dirty.

Room Tip: try some Minor League Baseball lakewood blue claws just up the road in lakewood god entertaiment
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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seapalace, Owner at Anchor Motel, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for writing a great review. We love to hear from our loyal guests who has been coming for many years. We have made many improvement after the hurricane Sandy. We went through major renovation in last six months. We have installed Tiles throughout the property to eliminate odors which carpet may hold, new furniture, lighting, 32" flat screen TV, newly installed showers and vanity. All rooms were freshly painted. Please go to our website to see the updated pictures.

Please visit us this summer for new and improved Anchor Motel.

Sincerely,
JD

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Reviewed July 5, 2012

For starters, when you leave the motel everyone will agree a great place to go is an STD clinic. The service and people were great. However, because of the previous reviews we decided to inspect the sheets. This is where problems occured. We pulled back the comforter and saw that the sheets and pillow was filled with multiple blood stains accompanied by other mysterious stains even Sherlock Holmes wouldnt want to investigate. Then I entered the bathroom, and it was small, but we could look past that. What we couldnt look over was the bloody thumb print across from the toilet looking you dead in the eye. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the hairs I found in my bed aswell. In order to sleep I had to lay my own blanket i brought from home over the sheets and covered myself with my beach towel.. and i used my gymbag as a pillow. Needless to say opening the door and starring face to face with multiple cop cars and cruisers was very reasurring when I wasnt trying to smoke a fat L. They said cable tv and wifi, so that actually meant 16 channels and no wifi. All in all, bring a pillow, a sleepingbag, some febreeze, but for the love of christ leave the blacklight at home. <3

  • Stayed: July 2012
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seapalace, Public Relations Manager at Anchor Motel, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2012

Dear guest,

We are glad you like the service from the front desk. I had hoped if you liked the service you had voiced your concern to the front desk. Our linens are changed upon each checkout and they are sent out to be cleaned by outside company. I do want want to apologize for stains which may have been there. We will be looking into new laundary services who may provide better cleaning. We do have more than 16 channels on TV but may be TV programming may have changed. We do have wifi available. We would have corrected all the issue if we given the opportunity to do it. We will take your issue and created new procedure to avoid more negative reviews.

Once again I am sorry for issues with your stay. We look forward to improve service for our future guests.

Sincerely,
JD

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Reviewed September 6, 2011

As other people said, I found hair on the sheets, so don't know if they were changed since last guest. Bathroom door wouldn't even close. The bathroom light and loud fan on switch was way too annoying. Too expensive and not so nice. No thanks to coming again.

Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 24, 2011

We went in both July and August. The staff was friendly and the place was very clean and pleasant. A short distance from the beach. The pool was clean and the entire stay was great. We will be back next year.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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3  Thank George K
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Reviewed August 23, 2011

Nice location, excellent service, and friendly, respectful people. This is my 3rd time there and its better. We will return to the same place. Come and see yourself.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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2  Thank miriamchavez
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Reviewed August 15, 2011

The sheets were very dirty and we asked the front desk to send the cleaning lady to change the sheets and also the blankets that smelled bad and had stains. The cleaning lady said they only change the blankets once a week. We had found one earing between the sheets in one of the bed which means they didn't even change the sheets and only made the bed for diffremt guests. We sleeped with no blankets because they did not give us new ones and only changed the sheets for one of the beds. When we called to make reservations they said we could have our rooms at 10am but when we got there we had to wait until 1pm which was very disapointing because it was rainning and we had to wait inside the car.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Anchor Motel

Address: 145 Sheridan Ave, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751-2010
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Seaside Heights
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Seaside Heights
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Seaside Heights
Price Range: $55 - $264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Anchor Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Anchor Motel is walking distance to famous Seaside Heights beach and boardwalk. We are also walking distance to nightlife and bars. We offer free WiFi, beach badges, parking and discounted tickets Casino Pier. We offer standard rooms, suites and apartment. ... more   less 
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