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“Mediocre hotel for top dollar in the area”
Review of Tiffany's Motel

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Tiffany's Motel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Surf City
Certificate of Excellence
novakaren
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Mediocre hotel for top dollar in the area”
Reviewed July 8, 2008

Tiffany's was not terrible, but I expected far more bang for the buck than I got. At $170/night, it was the most expensive room of its size in town, and in fact, larger rooms were available at that rate, so I expected it to be top notch.

The window AC unit leaked into the unit, landing on the bathroom vanity. The unit was not well cleaned. The pool was nice enough, but the scum line had not received any attention in quite some time. The outdoor showers near the second pool (in front of the main "motel" building vs. the new one behind the condo building) had a stop work order posted, citing no permits for the work.

The walls are thin, making the place really noisy even if the patrons are not. We had some noisy teens above us, but the office was closed so we had nobody to call unless we wanted to call the cops---which would have been tricky, given that there is no landline phone in the rooms. The kitchenette was pretty nice, but it was awkward to use the cooktop because of where it was installed, and the fridge is a dorm fridge with freezer, limiting the fridge space considerably.

I found the bed comfortable, but the pillows were bricks. Between that, the noise, and the light (only a sheer covered the patio door, meaning it was fully light in the room by about 6:30am) I didn't sleep well.

I would go back for about $115/night in that market. I would take my own pillow, something to cover the patio door, and an extra cooler. I would not pay $170 again.

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  • Disliked — Service
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2008

I have stayed at this hotel many times but never will again. I booked my room in advance and even recommended it to my boss who stayed the same week. Upon checking into my suite I found pubic hair on the toilet, dried fecal matter inside the toilet, dirty dishes in the kitchen sink, dried toothpaste in the bathroom sink, and the beds were not made. There were linens balled up at the base of the beds but I am not sure if they were clean or dirty. When I complained the manager asked "Did you not notice when you checked it" and stated that they had been having trouble with the housekeeping staff. She said If I stayed again ask for her and she would make sure I got the royal treatment. Throughout the week I had no made service, and had trouble getting clean towels or toilet paper. In the past I had written a good review of this hotel but I retract anything good I have ever said about Tiffany's. I expect more for 200 bucks a night.

  • Liked — The View and beach access
  • Disliked — The Cleanliness and rudeness of staff
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
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    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2008

Tiffany's is just average so that's the rating I am giving. My family flew in from Kansas and we went to Tiffany's for a couple of days for rest. We had kids with us so having a pool where the little kids wouldn't get pumbled by waves was very important to us. The hotel boasts that it has two pools. Well it doesn't. One pool is still being built and the other is under construction. The hotel also says it has a community room. Nope, that's still being built, too. The actual suite was nice. But the beds were so uncomfortable - not up to hotel standards at all. So with false advertising and uncomfortable beds, I have to give Tiffany's just an average rating.

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Property: Tiffany's Motel
Address: 1502 N New River Dr, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6628
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Topsail Island > Surf City
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Surf City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the world's most family oriented vacation destination, Tiffany's offers great accommodations and amenities that will keep your family returning year after year. Just steps from the ocean and close to Surf City shops and restaurants, Tiffany's exclusive location is on one of North Carolina's most beautiful islands. Large enough to feel private but small enough to feel cozy, Tiffany's is North Carolina family owned and operated. Indulge in true Southern hospitality and enjoy the beach the way it was meant to be - with your family and ours. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Tiffany`s Hotel Surf City
Tiffanys Hotel Surf City
Tiffanys Motel Surf City
Tiffany's Motel Topsail Island, NC - Surf City

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