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Pavilion Motor Lodge
Ranked #23 of 32 Hotels in Ocean City
GreenLeadersSilver level
NYC
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“This place is a dump!”
Reviewed 1 September 2010

I read the other reviews before booking myself and 2 other families w/ small children and thought this would be a great spot for a mini vacation. What we found was a dump!!! The rooms were small, not even enough room to fit in an air mattress if you didn't like the bed. Often I would find hairs on the clean, unused towels. The worst was there were NO fitted sheets on the bed -- which means that the bottom sheet's edges were not only flat - it didn't fit the size of the bed -- you could see, and then sleep on the mattress -- YUCK! People who know me, know that I am the farthest from a "germ-a-phobe" but this place was not cool. Also, let's discuss the folks at the front desk -- not the sharpest tools in the shed -- I feel like they tried to help, but just didn't understand the concept of good service. The best thing about the place is the location -- right near the b-walk, and stores/restaurants which is probably why they don't really try very hard to impress their guests. The free parking was a great asset too.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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pawcatuck
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Reviewed 7 August 2010

The hotel was no frills but clean. The location was great. We were able to walk everywhere we wanted to go. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. My only complaint would be that the beds did not have fitted sheets. This was not a problem for my husband and I, but our children tossed and turned in their bed and woke up with the sheet in a ball and they were on the bare mattress. I did not care for that. Overall, I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Allentown, PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2010

So it was my first trip to OCNJ. I traveled with my hubby, 3 year old daughter, and my in-laws.
Cons- No blow dryer. 20 dollars per extra towel needed. 20 dollars refundable deposit for beach tag. Dirty, and stale room. (Our feet were black from the carpet) Small tub. Outdated Furniture. Racks to hang clothes; no hangers. Not enough outlets. 25 cents for a bucket of ice.
Pros- Convenient. Not half bad restaurant. Heated pool. They let us park for and extra 8 dollars so we could go to the beach after check out. Also let us borrow the beach tags. Outside shower for rinse off. Friendly staff. Changing area. Refrigerator. Working TV.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Seamenow, Manager at Pavilion Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 8 July 2011
Since this reviewer chose to add pictures of rooms, I would invite her to return and photograph our newly refurnished rooms. Each and every year we choose a large project for renovation. She happened to stay on the last floor that was refurbished so her pictures are inaccurate representations of the property.

We have NOT changed our rates in 5 years although we continue to renovate and increase the level of services provided such as free room amenities like hairdryers, toiletries and free fax services. In 2011 alone, there was a $9000 WIFI and Security System upgrade, a $10,000 installation of new cabinetry in all rooms and the proactive installation of $14, 000 worth of protective bedding.

As a independant family-run company for over 45 years, our utmost goal is to make your stay as enjoyable as possible - to treat our customers as we would want to be treated on vacation.
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Hazleton, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 24 July 2010

Our family had a wonderful experience at the Pavilion! The staff was very friendly both at the desk and around the building. We were very pleased with the room we selected
(two queen beds) and the chambermaids did an excellent job of keeping the room clean
and fresh. You can walk to the beach in 2 or 3 minutes which is great! The Pavilion has a very nice pool as well and we used it everyday. We had no complaints at all and would gladly recommend the Pavilion to anyone who wants a nice place to stay within walking distance of so many things!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Randolph, New Jersey
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Reviewed 22 July 2010

Cant say enough good things about this place! I've been in Jersey for 43 years and have stayed at MANY places in MANY shore towns. This is the best place I've ever stayed in! Josephine, Sam and family are wonderful hosts! Beds are very comfortable, rooms are spotless, minutes to the beach and boardwalk, heated/clean pool, beautifully landscaped area between buildings with tables for eating, breakfast/lunch next dooe with hgh quality food, and on and on! Finally found a place I wouldnt think twice about going back to. Thanks for a memorable time and see you next year!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Marlton, NJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 July 2010

Hold onto your wallet! $20 if you want room keys; $20 for beach tags -- oh and that free parking...NOT. Can't make the most of the day at the beach without shelling out even more for each minute after checkout (11am). Want ice? be sure to bring your change purse. The staff acts as though they are doing you a favor by taking your money. Room was clean enough, but the floor is NASTY! Will not stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 July 2010

This hotel is no frills but very clean and is in a great location. Kids loved the pool and we were close to all of the rides. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Property: Pavilion Motor Lodge
Address: 801 Atlantic Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3679
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Ocean City
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Ocean City
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pavilion Motor Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 98
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Ocean City - on the beachblock of 8th Street. Heated Pool, Restaurant, free internet and free parking. 26 foot rooms with 2 queen beds or a king and a double bed. ... more   less 
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