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Royal Lodge
Ranked #22 of 25 Hotels in Absecon
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Don't stay here!”
Reviewed 29 April 2012 via mobile

I paid for my room walked in and the sheets had some urine stains and there was dried blood splatter on the wall.. Tv doesn't work window didn't lock.. I didn't even ask for a refund I just packed up and left and stayed elsewhere

  • Stayed April 2012
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Seaside Heights, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2012

nasty, dirty, and EXPENSIVE motel...friends of mine had their poor little dog killed when the jerk low-life manager took it upon himself to enter the room and their little dog got out, ran outside, and was hit and killed by a car!! What a terrible, horrific experience and this is a pet friendly hotel??? AVOID this slum hole at all costs, if not just because its a filthy, dirty, crack head motel, then do it for justice for bear!!!!!! Thank you!!! AVOID!! AVOID!! AVOID!! AVOID!! AVOID!! AVOID!!!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Orange City, Florida, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2012

Please go to this website to write a review on the nasty hotel that killed our poor 4 year old dog, Baby Bear
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it's the only place you can speak your mind and let people really know how we feel about this sleazy crack motel.
To here our story you can goto Justice for bear! Please help us to help other families, so they don't have to experience the horrific terror and death that we are feeling now.

Room Tip: don't stay there, hotel owner opened my husbands door while he was at his fathers memorial servi...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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5 Thank Diane D
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2011

It is best to avoid this place at all costs. The rooms were filthy all of the fixtures in the bathroom leaked. There was excessive mold and mildew in the bathroom. When complained management was very rude and unprofessional. In addition it was ovious there were ladies of the evening working out of there. Overall a filthy dirty disgusting place that would have to work to earn 1 star. Would not reccomend unless you want to rent a room for an hour if u get my drift

  • Stayed July 2011
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5 Thank bgmk13
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2011

Upon arriving, my family was greeted by semi-friendly staff. We did not make a reservation ahead of time, however we got a room easily, and were told that any refunds must be made within ten minutes of the moment we are handed the room keys. This is when I first got suspicious that there would be a catch to staying here. From the moment we first entered the room, we were overpowered by an odor of "death and decay." The room was filthy, to every possible measure. Crumbs, dust, dirt, hair, lint, and more were all over the floors and furniture, and inside every drawer. Tables, Lamps, and TV were falling apart, and contained various burn marks. In addition, nearly every button had been deliberately ripped off of the telephone. After sitting on the room's chairs, our arms became covered in black grease from the armrests. A majority of the wallpaper was held up by scotch tape. The bathroom was also, you guessed it, filthy. Faucets leaked, and bugs crawled around. My family, myself included did not want to go near the beds. Each pillow had dark brown stains all over. Sheets were also stained But we decided to stay after everything we had seen. Then we were greeted by a mouse, which peeked out from behind the room's refrigerator. This was the last straw. We informed the manager we were leaving, however, he tried to convince us to move to another room. We declined. Do yourself a favor: If you come to Atlantic City, stay anywhere else but here.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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5 Thank Jinx09
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Jamesburg, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2011

Crap motel. Owner claimed motel was booked except their "premium room", which was a dirty, cheap room with rotted bathroom walls, a dead bug on the floor, and a dirty tub which my GF wouldn't even take a shower in. Meanwhile their parking lot had the same 5 cars in it at 1 AM as it did at 9 AM, so unless their guests walked there, the owner's claim of full was a ploy to convince unwitting guests to rent their "$69 "Premium" room. And they have the nerve to offer AAA discounts, as if AAA would ever be associated with something like this motel.
Then there's the amenities. The shampoo and conditioner is in very small envelopes from a dollar store that wouldn't be enough to shampoo a bald head. And their "continental breakfast" is Tang breakfast drink and a dollar store pastry both of which you need to ask the owner for, which she needed to go to her kitchen in the back of the 6x8 office to retrieve.
I'm thinking that the value of this room even if it were New Year's Eve would be in the neighborhood of $39.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank goodguy099
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Denver, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2010

After driving around Atlantic City and getting lost, it came down to this motel after frustratrion. My first mistake, i did not make reservations before hand. It did not appear bad when driving in, but then..... met the owners, bad english spoken. the room stank. was afraid to sleep in the bed, didn't know if i would catch anything. The continental brkft. was a danish wrapped in plastic brought out of the back room. Across from the motel was a sml. inlet, and it stank ,rotten fish smell. When the air-conditioner ran, it put out this musty smell. Noise from the highway and heavy drinking neighbors till 3a.m., well my best bet was to stay out of the room as much as possible. My advise- stay somewhere else.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank redhead580s
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Additional Information about Royal Lodge

Property: Royal Lodge
Address: 553 E Absecon Blvd, Absecon, NJ 08201-2244
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Absecon
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 25 Hotels in Absecon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Royal Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you are in town on vacation or are stopping through for business, the Royal Lodge provides a friendly and inviting retreat for you and your family. We offer an affordable, pet-friendly and personalized alternative to larger chain hotels in the area. Situated near the Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall, the Convention Center, and the Steel Pier, as well as countless shops and restaurants, our location is hard to beat! ... more   less 
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Royal Hotel Absecon
Royal Lodge New Jersey/Absecon

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