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“Not what we expected”
Review of Ocean Vista Hotel

Ocean Vista Hotel
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Ocean Vista Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Ocean Grove
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 reviews
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“Not what we expected”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

We realized right away that we had paid way more than we are typically willing to pay primarily to see the ocean from the porch. Our basement room was freezing at night (had to ask twice for more blankets) and really noisy in the morning from the foot traffic overhead. There was old food in the fridge from previous guests and the linens were dingy. Our teenage kids were good sports about the saggy pull out chair-beds, but with all the beds in use the quarters were tight and uncomfortable. We will never go back.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Beacon, New York, United States
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Reviewed 30 October 2012

If you are looking for an unpretentious, relaxing atmosphere with innkeepers whose focus is on treating you like family, you've arrived at the right place. We have been coming to Ocean Vista Hotel almost without interruption since before Pete and Diane took over and could not be happier with the level of service, cleanliness and old fashioned simple comforts like feather pillows, rocking chair porches, a cozy library and vintage decor. It has always felt like our home away from home, only better, because the beautiful blue ocean is right out front!

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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3 Thank Mary F
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Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2012

I spent a refreshing five days at the Ocean Vista, where I have stayed four other times in the past seven years. As always the room was clean, the staff friendly, and the atmosphere relaxing--best of all it is right across the street from the beach. I love the balconies overlooking the ocean, the very comfortable bed, the excellent price, and the proximity to the Asbury Park boardwalk's restaurants and shops. Can't wait until my next visit!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2012

We really enjoyed this Victorian place by the ocean. Very comfortable and friendly. Only complaint we have is that the "breakfast" consisted on little Wallmart style pastries, which was disappointing to say the least. Kind of felt ripped-off in that regard. Will come here again and bring our own breakfast.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Upstate NY
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

I have been coming here for years and I have always had a wonderful time. The owners are always determined to ensure that all of their guests are comfortable and informed about area events. I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 27 November 2011

Lovely, helpful service. Clean, neat inn. A little older decor but an excellent value.

  • Stayed November 2011
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2011

We had a very nice basement apartment room with refrigerator, microwave.and a separate entrance. The hotel is oceanfront and although we could not see the ocean from our room, it was terrific being able to come and go privately and the room was comfortable and large, although, you can hear nightly coming and goings above your head, so this is something to think about if that's not your thing. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. The hotel accomodates a later stay after 11 am checkout which gave us an extra day. The view from the porches was very disappointing as they have a bar above the porch rail, so the only way you can see the ocean was to look for it and move yourself so you can see it between these two bars or stand. In addition, if you are looking for a breakfast meal, this is not the place, as they only offer coffee, tea and very mini pastries, Overall, though, I would still recommend this hotel for it's excellent location (directly across the street from the ocean and a short walk from the town's center), comfortable, clean rooms and friendly staff. One extra, they offer chalk for children to draw on the sidewalk, which the kids loved.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Ocean Vista Hotel
Address: 13 Ocean Ave, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756-1664
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Ocean Grove
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Ocean Grove
Number of rooms: 345
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Ocean Vista Hotel Ocean Grove, New Jersey

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