I just returned from a 2-night stay at this hotel and I quite honestly don't know where to start. This hotel was pet friendly and was rated 11th out of 43 N. Wildwood hotels so we took a chance even though the reviews were mixed.
When we arrived at the hotel, we knew we had made a mistake by booking this hotel. The exterior was severely weather-beaten and was in need of a desperate makeover and some paint. Paint was blistered and chipping on the exterior and the benches which were outside of each room were rusted and dirty. When we opened the door to our room, we quite literally wanted to run away and go to another hotel. The bathroom tile was from the 1930's era and the flooring in the living and sleeping area consisted of 12"X12" self-adhesive tiles. I realize being a pet-friendly that carpeting would be a no-no, but 12” adhesive tiles in place of ceramic tiling were a disgrace. The so called bath towels were of the cheapest quality that I would not wash and wax my car with these towels for fear of scratching my paint, let alone dry my body. I never walked on the floors of the hotel room WITHOUT having my sandals on and slept in the bed with my socks on my feet as the room appeared to be out of a Stephen King novel or for you older readers, an Alfred Hitchcock movie.
The kitchenette looked like something removed from a 100 year old Gettysburg cabin used shortly after the Civil War. There were no utensils, plates, or plastic cups, however, for a deposit of $25, you could have borrowed them from management. The utensils would have been an upgrade to say the least. The cabinet above the stove top was rusted and appeared to be at least 50 years old. There was no way I was going to place anything in this cabinet with the exception of perhaps a screwdriver and wrench. It resembled a cabinet one would keep in their shed to store mechanicals.
There was one (1) lamp and one (1) light bulb for a room which consisted of two (2) queen beds and a kitchenette. There were literally two (2) electrical outlets for the entire room. We had to remove the 1960's model 15" color television from an extension cord to; yes I said extension cord, to recharge my cell phone. I don't know how this hotel would ever pass an electrical inspection. Paint was slapped on woodwork trim throughout the room and was all over the bathroom door. In addition, the owner of this hotel has the audacity to charge its guests to access a WI-FI signal. I ask you, who today charges its guests to access the Internet?
And finally, I must comment on the older woman who attends the front desk who was rude, impolite, and never smiled.
We have stayed at the Jersey shore before and this hotel ranks as the worst in every way imaginable and THE worst we have ever stayed. With the limited number of hotel rooms in North Wildwood due to the development of condos over the past several years, the owners of this hotel are quite literally robbing tourists who wants to visit and stay at the Jersey Shore for a weekend.
I have no idea who the people are who gave this hotel a higher rating, but PLEASE listen to me and the others who rated this hotel as Terrible.
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