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“"Apprentice Show Failure"” 1 of 5 stars
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Sea Garden Motel
Ranked #15 of 41 Hotels in Seaside Heights
Guilderland, New York
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“"Apprentice Show Failure"”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We stayed at this hotel for one night and managed to get a few laughs, unfortunately it was at our expense. We were also "lucky" enough to land the Apprentice Suite. Apparently featured in the show. A 1st floor reno in need suite that consisted of one regular sized room with a bath. No wash cloths, shampoo, closet or hang up spot, suit case stand, telephone or motel ice machine. They only have 8 spots in front for parking with more available on the next block! When our toilet plugged we were told that we had to unclog it. Really?? I don't think so. The nicest touch was the vinyl flooring nailed on the bathroom walls to look like tile. Ha Ha !! Boy did we laugh at that one! We were trying to think if this might be the worst motel we ever stayed at and figured it must have at least tied. Pool was fun with other kids having a good time. As for the other reviews, yea we read them too. Maybe we were the last room yet to be made in to a palace. I'm still getting a laugh!!
Really, skip this one and you won't be sorry.

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Middletown
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165 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Where do I start...I guess by saying if Hampton Inn can give me a room that needs no repairs, has light bulbs in lights, no graffiti on the bathroom walls, adequate air conditioning, no cob webs in bathrooms, has wash cloths/hand towels/shampoo, no brown crap where wall and floors meet and toilet paper that doesn't look like someone with greasy hands put it there all for $100 plus throws in breakfast I would think Sea Garden could too when they charge $250. Things to note before staying...I think some of the rooms are rented as apartments so expect the pool and tables to be occupied by them, parking is so limited they help you park your car so close to the next car that don't be surprised if your door has a ding and no one enforces a quiet time so the partying noise came through the thin walls/doors till 2am. On a positive note the location is a block from boardwalk, the fridge was clean, when I asked for sheets and toilet paper they did respond well and the tiled floors were clean. I rely on tripadvisor and I find it odd that the recent great reviews were from people who only have 1 review.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars
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Iselin, New Jersey
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We always stay at the Sea Garden on our summer vacation to Seaside, The location is great & the staff is accominating. It's a few feet from a breakfast shop, & the boardwalk is 1 block away, My Mother even goes in the pool, we look forward to having more good time there. The kitchen and the sofa makes it feel like home away from home. See you there...Tom S./family

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Clearwater, Florida
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My family recently stayed at the sea garden and had an excellent time. The rooms where large and clean and the location was perfect - just 1 block from the beach and boardwalk! The staff was very friendly and went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. It was great relaxing in the pool before dinner and the location made it convenient to get to all the restaurants and attractions. Our room had a kitchen with a full sized fridge so it was easy to pack a cooler for the beach every day and keep everyone happy! It also had 2 bedrooms so we got a little privacy. I would recommend this as the best place to stay in seaside heights!

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The Sea Garden Motel was such a great way to spend the weekend. This is our second time spending a couple of weeks of the summer there, it is the perfect distance from the beach and boardwalk, and the pool is always clean. Great place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Lindsay C
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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It is our pleasure to write this review. The "Garden", as our employees referred to it that week, was a great place to start and end their day down at Seaside Heights. After spending the day at the beach it was a short walk to the Garden to relax by the pool or in their rooms. Waking up and enjoying breakfast at one of many great breakfast places, one which is attached to the Garden, was a great feature.
You will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere at the Sea Garden.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Richmond G
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Staten island
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I recently stayed at the sea garden motel and was delighted at the family friendly atmosphere. The accommodations were spacious and clean. The pool was very clean and they were nice enough to lend me a bicycle ! Everything I needed for the week was within walking distance. I only had to drive to the supermarket . I will definitely be back .

  • Stayed July 2014
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Property: Sea Garden Motel
Address: 6 Boulevard, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751-2514
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Seaside Heights
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #15 of 41 Hotels in Seaside Heights
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Sea Garden Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 38
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