My wife and I stayed here in June 2014 for one night. We were in town for a wedding and just needed a place to sleep for the night.
This property is exactly what you'd expect from a beach town motel - you have an average room, that's relatively clean, has some new furniture, and is in a really good location. Across the street is the water and a a great outdoor bar (9th Ave Bar) that extends over the water. There are also several boats docked there for daily fishing expeditions.
Negatives are that you hear a decent amount of noise because you are on a main road and every once in a while a train comes by from the tracks that are close behind the property. We also had an issue where the air conditioner broke in the middle of the night. The front desk tried very hard to fix it and look for a fan with no luck. Luckily it wasn't too hot of a night but it was an inconvenience. The next morning the manager of the hotel was very apologetic and offered a $50 refund from our room rate, so this was appreciated.
This is a good property if you need to crash for the night or are spending time in Belmar or close by with your friends. Like the title of this review states, have realistic expectations of the pros and cons of your typical beach area motel. You are not staying at a Four Seasons or Marriott - if you want that you'll pay triple the price!
- Also Known As:
- Belmar Motor Hotel Belmar
- Belmar Motor Lodge New Jersey