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“Much Better than Expected” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dunes Motel
Melville, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Much Better than Expected”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

I came to Point Pleasant Beach with my family last August, and we all can agree that our trip to the Dunes Motel was memorable. I was skeptical at first, but the manager gave us a chance to check out our room to see if we were unsatisfied with anything. After thoroughly searching through our room for what some people claimed to have seen, we found nothing wrong. The bathroom was a bit small, but nothing that was truly an issue. The staff was very accommodating throughout our entire stay, and catered to our requests. The Dunes Motel has a wonderful patio, where my wife and I could sit back and relax while our kids could enjoy the wonderful pool this motel offers. The Dunes is located right next to the beach, but the boardwalk is a short distance away, so it is best to take a car. In total, it was a great stay, with much to do around the town and in the motel itself. It is definitely worth the money, and we will certainly be returning this year.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Steve S
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

I had a great time at dunes last year. Courteous staff. Beautiful view. Pool side is fun. Perfectly located by beach. We had good fun. New very clean and tidy rooms. Bathroom were sanitized properly. Spacious rooms. Good they renovated.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Shweta J
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Long Island City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

I visited this hotel last summer with my family. The hotel was newly renovated and place looks very nice. The rooms were clean and the staff was very friendly. We had a great weekend. Overall a great value of money.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mike79247
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Newark, New Jersey
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

There is no way you can get your money back if your stay is shorter than what you booked for. Even if you were sick/some extremely bad news in your family/or ANY other reason. And they will make you sign on such an agreement.

I booked a 3 day visit with my family on summer of 2013 but on the very 1st day, I became sick and we had to return. On requesting for a money back for the other 2 days, it was a firm NO. Under no conditions will you get ANYTHING back. Summer months are charged at $200/day..so we paid some $600+tax and with their rules, we were definitely losing more than $400.

However, they will say that they would adjust the price in future - if you return, but then, the conditions are: no adjustment for weekends/holidays etc. So in summary, you have to have them choose your dates of vacation if you want an adjustment. That doesn't make any sense.

Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013

Unfortunately, our stay here was unpleasant. The efficiency apartment was not what we thought it to be. For the money spent it was not worth it! Although the staff was nice, the manager was rude. Our complaints made: dead bugs in window sill, no curtain in bathroom shower, dirty refrigerator ( we had to clean ourselves with bleach), dirty refrigerator door handle, no glass on light fixtures, and the ultimate unsanitary item; finding a female birth control on the door handle! When I complaint, the staff said I'd be compensated, but when I spoke with the manager and showed pictures, he said he wouldn't refund my money. He said, "I have no control over what people do in the room". No you don't, but you do have control over making sure the room is clean and sanitary for your guests. I will NEVER stay here again. They are overpriced!!!!!!!

Room Tip: Do not stay here!!!!!!!! Unsanitary!!!!!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Cindy S
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Yonkers, New York
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

Went there Aug 16 to Aug 19 2013, 3 adult women, Had a great time. The staff was helpful when needed and trying to keep up with the property. Not the most eye pleasing Motel, but the rooms were clean and just what we needed. The walk to the beach was about 2 blocks but beautiful homes to see on the way. Loved the stores and had a beautiful weekend. Will be back.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013

My family and I have been guests at the Dunes Motel over the last six years of traveling to Point Pleasant (with our most recent trip being on July 21, 2013). During each stay, we have been extremely pleased with the accommodations and respectable staff. On the surface level, the Dunes Motel is not the most eye-catching; however, the aesthetic appeal should not hinder your judgment.

As mentioned previously, the accommodations are welcoming, as they include a two beds, mini-refrigerator, full bath, dresser, and television. More importantly, since the unfortunate occurrence of Hurricane Sandy, the Dunes Motel has taken the time to remodel. These renovations include the pool as well as the ground floor rooms, which now have better décor, flat screen TVs and significantly more appealing bathrooms (with larger showers).

Lastly, the owner and staff that have talked with us on a business and personal level are very helpful and friendly. There has never been one instance of disrespect or insincerity from those who have come in contact with us. Now while this not a fancy and luxurious five-star hotel, the amenities, price, and distance from the private beach (for which guests receive 50% off) are more than enough at the Dunes Motel.

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms have been remodeled as a result of Hurricane Sandy
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Josh S
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Property: Dunes Motel
Address: 1601 Ocean Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-4655
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Point Pleasant Beach
Amenities:
Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 16 Hotels in Point Pleasant Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Dunes Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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