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“Great location but that's all that's great.”
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Desert Palm Inn
Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in Seaside Park
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Being across from the beach was very nice but the rooms are SMALL & the bathroom is very tiny as well. No dresser, table, chair or closet in the room. Seemed clean at first look but after a few minutes realized not very clean. Housekeeping brought fresh towels each day but never cleaned the room. The tv reception was awful. The front desk blamed it on the satellite.

  • Stayed: August 2014
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dspinseaside1, General Manager at Desert Palm Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2014

Dear sir,Madam,
Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel.

On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for failing to exceed your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you provided to make improvements to ensure we offer an exceptional experience for our guests in the future.

I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience.

Sincerely,
Das Patel
General Manager

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Reviewed 4 August 2014

Stayed 4 nights and they only cleaned the room once and this was AFTER several requests to the front desk. Thier ridiculous response was they had a lot of people. Had to get my clean towels, garbage bags, toilet paper and the broom to sweep the room myself from the front desk EVERYDAY. The balcony was disgusting. There were food wrappers, a left over sandwich, a comb, and cigarette butts my entire stay. Will never stay here again. Room was small and dirty. Everything was falling apart...bathroom full of hair, no curtain on window that looks out onto the balcony, I had to put a towel in the window. Beds very uncomfortable, air condition barely cooled the room and the refigerator was full of sand. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY! Shame on you Dessert Palm Inn!!!

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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Doreen A
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

Rooms small, floors covered with silt of sand despite maid service, cable TV gets maybe ten or twelve stations, two of them HBO. Toilet mechanism kept going on blink. Showers functional but very cramped. But the real kicker is a bunch of rowdy, drunken revelers, many of whom gather outside the rental office at a table all day and well into the night, making enough noise to raise the dead. I brought this to management's attention, indeed had to address some of these idiots myself, and management just smiled -- "oh, the security guard was here." Yeah, right. Also, the parking lot is crammed with SUVs and you can enter nose first, but you have to back into the main road to get out. Recommendation: avoid Seaside Heights and Seaside Park hotels altogether. Tradewinds Motor Lodge in Lavallette is much nicer, and it's got wonderful bakery on the corner, Italian restaurant right across the street, and is a very short block from the ocean.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank Ron4Sure
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Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

Great location. Directly across the street from Beach. Within walking distance to beach and boardwalk. But far enough away from noise. Pool was decent size and heated. Room was dated but clean. Disappointed that room was not what was quoted on the phone. Paid extra for deluxe room with 2 queen beds and private deck. Room had 2 double beds and deck was not private.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Ann H
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

My hubby and I just returned from our little stay in Seaside Park. We enjoyed our accommodations at the Desert Palm Inn. We had room 148 the king room with the large tub. We had plenty of hot water and our view of the ocean was just amazing. We had our morning coffees and ate our picnic lunch on the deck-- overlooking the ocean. The staff was very friendly. The other guests were quiet and lots of well behaved kids made for a sweet stay. This hotel is in a super location. And the GM always had a smile. Yes , there were some details that could have been addressed within the room but they certainly were minor. For this area , this hotel is great and the four circle rating does not equate to a four or five star rating of properties I have stayed at around the country. I am pleased with the nicer, cleaner, quieter Seaside heights boardwalk and the beautiful beach of Seaside Park-- we have stayed in so many hotels / rentals in Seaside and this is one we would certainly return to next year.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Travelswithhubby2014
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dspinseaside1, General Manager at Desert Palm Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2014

Dear Sir,Madam,
We would like to thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey. Feedback from our guests is very important to us and your input helps with our continuing efforts to provide excellent service and a great stay.

Thank you so much for your business and we look forward to seeing you in the future.
Sincerely
General Manager

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Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

My husband and I travel to the NJ shore just about every year hoping that this will be the year we find a nice hotel. Each year we are disappointed, and this year was no different. After reading the reviews for the Desert Palm Inn we were hopeful, but the accommodations were shabby. We requested a non-smoking room, but all the rooms are smoking. Wish I knew that before we booked. The room, the bedding, curtains, smelled like an ashtray. The manager assured us that the room was non smoking and gave us a can of air freshener. The bed spread had three cigarette burn holes in it, the lamp shades were torn, the desk and chair had cigarettes burns, the mattress had no mattress cover on it, the bath room was gross, hot water was iffy, the bath room door had a hole in it, the floor was covered with sand (we had to request housekeeping to vacuum), the window was not seated in its frame very well, the parking lot is jammed, and we spent over $500 for an uncomfortable 3 night stay. Yes there is a "breakfast", and the staff was friendly, and the pool is ok, but I wont stay there again. It's a shame because with a little work the place could be decent.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

Rooms are small but that's the beach. Ocean view fron 2nd floor. Baths are tight - shower is maybe 30"x30". Toilet paper is the thinest I have ever seen. Management is good. WiFi works fine. Only a hundred yards or so from Funtown Pier. The property is probably above average for the beach area, below average for most travelers. There are no phones in the room, 24" TV. There is a small fridge and microwave.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Greg S
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Additional Information about Desert Palm Inn

Address: 1505 N Ocean Ave, Seaside Park, NJ 08752-1230
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Seaside Park
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in Seaside Park
Price Range: £45 - £161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Desert Palm Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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