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“Would not recommend” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Buoy 16 Motel

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Buoy 16 Motel
Ranked #9 of 39 Hotels in Seaside Heights
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Would not recommend”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

Price is right, but the rooms are not (at least ours). Extremely dated, no fitted sheet (just a loose one thrown on top of the bed) and it was stained, dirty, and they even wanted to come in our rooms and spray for bugs. I would never take my family here again.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank leonbp10
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

This motel is in proximity to the beach / boardwalk / entertainment.
Practically on the Boardwalk! Once you park your car you probably won't drive it
until the end of your stay. The room we stayed in was quiet and clean / equipped
with the basic necessities to have an enjoyable vacation.
An Above Average Experience!

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Anthony S
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

This place is NOT what you get on any hotel booking website!! It's very old and rickety the doors are extremely unsafe light shines through all around them, the parking lot is tiny, there was dead bugs in the corners of the room, the beds were the worst thing I've ever slept on in my life!! I've had more comfort on floors! They're outdated old spring mattresses, brown and dingy looking held up with what looks like a piece of plywood underneath! The bathroom was clean but other than that and the closeness to the boardwalk I will never stay there again! For what we paid we could have at least had a pool and some better beds, they need some serious I updating in that place cus I'd rather sleep in my car! Complete crap! So if you like dirt and bugs and waking up with a horrible back ache, this place is for you!! :)

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kittty1108
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2013

My friend and I were treated royally by the two brothers who manage the Motel - very gracious and kind - offering to help with whatever we needed. The room was quiet, close to the boardwalk,
restaurants delivered food, free passes to the beach. They really cared about making our stay enjoyable - and it was!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2012

Stayed here one night with my friends. First impressions of the motel on the outside was that it looked clean.
The inside was a whole other story. The room was damp, smelly, and dated. The beds were not comfortable, and i didn't feel comfortable sleeping in the sheets so I slept on top. From my bed, i could see through the edge of the door, it was letting a lot of light in... didnt look secure at all. The bathroom was plain nasty.. had hairs, grim, and rust stains everywhere. The shower requires flip flops...
When we booked this hotel we orginally said there was two people, when we noticed we called and added two other people... the guy said it was going to be 80$ more... When we said never mind we wanted to cancel our reservations, the guy changed the price to an extra 20$. I believe we ended up paying about 160$ canadian for the room... TOTALLY NOT WORTH IT!
On the upside it was very close to the boardwalk and Casino Pier...

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Magellan613
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2012

A couple issues with the room were a small refrigerator, a small simple room and no microwave which was advertised, but overall we were looking for a hotel with good location and value, and that is exactly what we got. Other than that we weren't expecting much and the owners were nice and we really enjoyed our stay. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank devlinc
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Quakertown, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2012

This was our first time staying at this motel and the last time!! Price and location are decent, but it was old, creepy and the decorations were a joke! There was no fitted sheets on the bed...we basically slept on a mattress! The sheet that was on the bed had stains on it! We will never stay there again!!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
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Thank Stacy M
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Additional Information about Buoy 16 Motel

Property: Buoy 16 Motel
Address: 711 Ocean Ter, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751-2115
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Seaside Heights
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Seaside Heights
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Buoy 16 Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Once you check in you will never have to get back in your car - because the shores hottest attractions are right across the street from Buoy 16 Motel. The Boardwalk- Restaurants-Waterpark- Casino Pier Rides- Games- and night-time entertainment are all just a short stroll away. The Buoy 16 Motel is a clean-beautiful property with a friendly staff set on making your vacation in Seaside Heights the best possible. ... more   less 
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