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Blue Heron Motel
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Reviewed May 15, 2014

We stayed here again for 3 nights getaway, had a top floor corner room(remember NO ELEVATOR!) The view at this level is the best and it's the quietest room. Our room had 1 double bed and a sleep sofa, table by the window with 2 padded chairs, small dining table and 2 wooden chairs, full refrigerator, microzap, small stove with 4 burners, coffee pot, small bathroom, 1 pole in corner to hang clothes, and 2 drawer dresser, and a small night table between bed and sofa. Deck was separated from neighbor by a partition, and had a small table and 2 plastic chairs. Indoor pool and hot tub was available and mostly unused, and 2 outdoor pools were open. Boardwalk across the dunes to sandy beach. The place was clean,comfortable, pretty quiet, and very reasonable price for beach front hotel. Bring shampoo & hairdryer, and be prepared to climb steps, or stare at the dunes.

Room Tip: If I'm at the beach, I want to see the ocean--so climb to the third floor for best views.
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank William S
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

If you're lolling for a 5 star resort with tons of amenities, this isn't it. If you are looking for a clean room in a good location for a reasonable price, it's a good bet. I would recommend bringing your own towels but it's clean and a good value. The third floor rooms offer the best views of the beach and the fridge and microwaves in all rooms, (kitchenettes in some), are a plus. Not the Taj Mahal but not the high price either. They don't allow pets which could be a drawback for some but I would stay here again

  • Stayed: April 2014
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1  Thank bsmithfta
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

We have been staying at the Blue Heron for years and years. As other reviewers have said, it's clean, the staff is nice, the rates are good, the rooms are large and all face the ocean (those on the second and third floors have a wonderful ocean view), and it's in a great location. We had an efficiency with another adjoining room which worked perfectly for the five of us. It was comfortable and we certainly enjoyed our stay. I do agree with some other reviews that they need to do some updating of the rooms and amenities. Some aspects of the hotel are starting to look a little run-down; for example, the cabinets in our kitchen were so very old as was the TV in our other unit (our efficiency did have a flat screen TV). Would be nice to upgrade the bathrooms, too. Modern lighting wouldn't hurt either. My nieces loved the indoor swimming pool and that was certainly a bonus since our weather wasn't good and we couldn't go on the beach.

Room Tip: If you want a good ocean view, choose the second or third floor rooms. Remember, however, there is no elevator.
  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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3  Thank 1890girl
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for the weekend to celebrate our anniversary. Staff were very friendly, and we had a seamless experience checking in. We had a king room on the 3rd floor with a view of the ocean that was to die for. The cleanliness of the room was immaculate. Bed was comfortable, and it was great to have a mini fridge and microwave to use. The TV was a little small for our liking, but we got used to it. The balcony area is private and spacious. The only complaint would be the lighting outside of the front door was very bright, and made for a difficult time falling asleep. We didn't use the indoor pool, but it was very clean inside. There is also a soda machine and ice machine on the first floor. We can't wait to stay here again in September!

Room Tip: 3rd floor has a full ocean view. 2nd floor the ocean is mostly blocked by the dunes. 1st floor you have no ocean view.
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank ravishinglylow
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

This motel is very, very clean I will say that and staff are extremely nice. Rooms are large, great views of both sound and ocean. Beds are uncomfortable, microwaves 20 yrs old, 19" TV with terrible sound, Indoor pool was nice. Sound proofing not good kids running early in the morning sounded like they were coming through the wall or ceiling, Price was right, cheapest motel over here with ocean view,

Room Tip: Good ocean views , no elevator.
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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3  Thank thebamsx5
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