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Red Carpet Inn Point Pleasant
Harrison, New Jersey
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“STAY AWAY! Rather sleep in my car!”
Reviewed 5 July 2013 via mobile

Where do I start?! Please do not stay here. Place needs to be condemned. Not fit for humans or animals! I booked through a hotel hotline and this was only available at last minute so I took it. I SHOULD HAVE CHECKED WITH TA FIRST! Drove in and had only 3 cars in lot. Place was empty, now I know why. Office was tiny, smelled of curry and had an Indian gentleman, still don't know his name because when he said it I couldn't understand it. I tried to be optimistic. Got the key to room 1. Suffering heat, smelly, scary I ran out and asked for different room. Room 2. Stifling hot. The AC was turned on and blew warm air with debris coming out. Again, bad odors, moldy, mildew, bugs, filthy. After 4 minutes I had to leave and get fresh air. Honestly, the room wasn't habitable for my 4 year old who suffers highly from these allergies/asthma which he has been hospitalized. I was so emotional upset that I got sick. I checked out immediately! Enough about me. The people who own/run this place do not seem to care or put any effort into this property. Chips, cracks, stains, filth, disrepair. Pool was cloudy with dirt and bugs, unattractive. Sorry I have do not anything positive to say. I am still trying to get my money back. Then I will take it up with their mother company, Best Western and the BBB.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 June 2013

I booked in advance and the price was lowest compared to nearby hotels. room were neat and clean. Staff, Ray, was very helpful and courteous. Hotel was close to beach and me and my family enjoyed boardwalk, beach and 2 nights in Red Carpet Inn.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2013

Upon arrival the inn looked like it could be nice. Then you walk into the rooms. I was instantly hit with the smell of mildew and mold. The room was disgustingly dirty. The "kitchen" was a sink, moldy refridgerator, and dirty microwave. The beds were even dingier with burn holes in everything. When we went to take showers the water came out brown, and no matter how long we tried to run it, it stayed brown. The most disturbing part of the stay, was while we checked the rooms for our belongings as we checked out, we noticed all the rat feces under the beds. Spend some extra cash and go elsewhere. This place should be shut down.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Freehold, New Jersey
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2012

Ok, So I stayed here for 1 night. The place was gross, mold in the bathroom all over the shower doors and the tub. The kitchen was gross, it looked like it had never been cleaned. There was mold in the fridge...EW! I hear that the owner of this place is the same owner of Mariners Cove too on Point Pleasant Beach, I stayed there too once w/ friends and that place was the same way. Whats funny is Hurricane Sandy just hit the Jersey Shore and I drove by the motel and they had all the blankets and sheets out there drying on the pool fence, i guess they are saving all the flood damaged stuff too, all the other motels had carpets, dressers, TV's out to the curb this place had nothing out to the curb...these owners are horrible...they need to be shut down. Oh and both places smelled like curry and both pools were dingy.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Silver Spring, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
497 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2012

Under most circumstances, this place would be considered pretty dumpy.
However, having stayed at several hotels near the Jersey Shore - this one ranks pretty high for the price.

Pros
- Not on the main roads and a walk to the beach
- Staff is pretty cool
- Some rooms have kitchenettes
- Most have fridges
- Some rooms are being remodeled
- Small pool
- New bath tub refitting in some rooms
- Good for the price
- Most rooms are pretty decent sized

Cons
- Rooms need some serious cleaning
- Musty smell throughout
- Towels are thin, small & rough
- Pillows are about 2" thick
- Furniture needs to be tossed out and start all over - new chairs, tables and definitely couches
- Some internal doors are in pretty rough shape
- Regular price per room during the summer hereis $22;9 which is standard for a Hilton in Chicago, or a Marriott Courtyard in Miami -- not a dive motel in Jersey.
- Shower came out like a fire hose (cone of spray was about 5" diameter
- Still on the "physical key" system - and only ONE issued per room (this was one of the MOST frustrating issues)

Suggestions
- Find some discount furniture store to refresh the place
- Invest in thicker towels - Overstock.com
- I have a feeling that if they invested a few $K in this place, that people would treat it better.
- Need to do regular maintenance (pool, parking lots, etc....)
- Don't be afraid to call the cops or kick-out the riff-raff when they start acting badly
- Staff was nice enough, but didn't seem to care about the property at all

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Toms River, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2012

. in a boring nothing town is a depressing disgusting demoralizing dirty dump where insult follows injury and misery is normal, where the worst of degenerate subhuman slime inhabit every room of this snake pit on Bay avenue, complete with disease, drugs, bedbugs, horrific noise and filth of every kind. this property should be condemned and burned down.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Catskill, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 August 2011

Although the staff were friendly enough, this motel was very dirty. The musty dampness of the carpet smelled so bad that I was sick for three days with a sinus headache! The maid did not come in to clean or even change the sheets and towels and the pool had dirt in it. Their website advertised a kitchenette with cooking facilities and there was only a sink and tiny refrigerator. (We bought all this food to cook that went bad because of this.) The price was ridiculously high for such poor service and unclean accomodations.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Red Carpet Inn Point Pleasant

Property: Red Carpet Inn Point Pleasant
Address: 1609 Bay Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-4559 (Formerly Cove Point Motel)
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Point Pleasant Beach
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #15 of 16 Hotels in Point Pleasant Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Red Carpet Inn Point Pleasant 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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