My husband and I love Ocean Grove charm, plus the added delight of being in such a beautiful place with solid spiritual values. We chose Ocean View Inn after hearing of the recent fire across the pathway of Manchester Inn, plus wanting a change in accomodations.
We were greeted nicely by Bob, the manager, and he suggested several places to have dinner, offered us complementary beach towels and discount beach passes. The continential breakfast was your typical various cereals, store-bought pastries and fruits, etc.
The problem with the Ocean View Inn was that we were in a room that had an electrical problem and Bob, the manager, was notified several times that the electric would suddenly go off....and it was one time that the maintenance personnel was up on our floor and just flicked the breaker back on and said, "There you go"! This happened several more times over our 3-night stay, but this time we were left to our own wits and "flicked" the breaker back on ourselves, sometimes in the middle of the night when the air conditioning went off and we were steaming in the 100-degree heat of the East Coast heatwave. Once again, Bob, the manager, was called and he told us that the electrician would be called...time and time and time again. No other rooms available for us...booked up due to Bridgefest in town for the weekend. By the last day the breakers were "hot" to the touch.....and Bob was informed on our checkout that the place was in danger and that there was potential for a fire....he informed us, "I'll call the electrician," -- at this time scaring the pants off the patron that was checking in and within hearing distance. Don't stay in room 305......be aware...and if you do stay in Ocean View Inn, be aware of all surroundings and lock up your things.....our snack box was even taken from our room by the cleaning staff...pretending that it was trash...but then it was found, after pursuing the situation, by the manager's desk.....hhhhmmmmm, if it was trash, why wasn't it thrown away and found in the lobby next to the manager's desk???? Do you think he was hungry for cheese crackers and peanut butter, or was it our tuna mix with crackers....or maybe he just wanted the knives that we brought for cutting up our fruit????
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ocean View, a century old inn, boasts interiors that will enchant you with an exotic Caribbean décor. Big city style abounds in the casual luxury of this Ocean Grove Hotel that features 15 stylishly decorated rooms and suites, all including private baths, air conditioning, ceiling fans, flat screen cable TVs,refrigerators, WiFi and Continental Breakfast. ... more less
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- The Ocean View Inn Ocean Grove, New Jersey