My boyfriend and I are Seaside regulars. We've stayed at a number of motels in the area during the summer and off-season. This was by far our worst experience of the lot. What I will say is that the service was good. Everyone was very friendly and helpful (as much as they could help this disaster.)
We requested a King bed and a room with a microwave (We like to bring our own late night/pre-game snacks) The room was tucked away in a corner which was nice because we didn't get the noise of the 30 teenagers raging just a few rooms away. Upon entering we were just dumbfounded.
The air-conditioner was hanging out of the wall, letting plenty of warm air in and cold air out, not to mention a nice gaping hole that landed your eyes right on our bed, creepy. It was only moments before the smoke alarm went on the fritz and fortunately a maintenance man came right away to fix it.
Except he didn't speak a lick of english and apparently didn't realize we'd have to sleep on the bed he was so causally standing on in his work boots. After about 30 minutes of that my boyfriend was so upset at the condition of the room he considered just going back to a place we were familiar with and forfeiting the money we paid for this room.
Adding to the awfulness was the parking situation. You have to park behind the motel and walk around the building to come back to the room. I was displeased with this as A. I can't keep an eye on my car/hear the alarm and B. After making a trip to the car alone, in the dark, on the walk back to the room I encountered more skeezy young men than I'd care to interact with in a 5 minute time span. We definitely will not be returning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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- Also Known As:
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