Used a Social Living coupon for $99. to escape for a few days, and we were very disappointed. If your main priority is the beach, walking the boardwalk and bike rentals, and you don't care about your hotel room, then this is the place. If you want a B&B/Inn/hotel, something a little more luxurious, then this is not the place. We were looking forward to a wrap-around porch to put up our feet on a lounge chair, read, work on the computer, and watch the ocean. The only place to sit and read at this Inn is on the two couches inside. The whole porch was taken up by the restaurant, so lounging on the porch was impossible. Our bedroom was super small, twin beds, only thing remaining to rent, and the bathroom was the size of a closet, the ceiling dripped between the bathroom & bedroom, and there was a terrible musty-mildew smell. It had 2 windows, one looked out on a parking lot, and the other, the Breakers swimming pool. In addition,the frig in the hallway had frozen ice in the freezer, making the frig not efficient. The wrap-around porch and inside dining room are lovely, but the food is very expensive and mediocre in taste. Our appetizer alone costs us $18. for just a small guacamole dip with black beans and chips. The restaurant will not accommodate special dietary requests, as our waitress informed us after talking to the chef, that everything is cooked in butter. The dining porch view was reduced because the plastic curtains hung down supposedly because rain was predicted. In the morning, we had the worst prepared omelet, and they charged us $3.00 extra for toast. Incidentally, the dining room for breakfast doesn't open until 8am in June! The hotel is located in a residential area making it very peaceful, but for this reason there aren't any restaurants or shops near by. Next door, the corner hotel called The Breakers, had a King size bedroom for $135. with a partial ocean view during this same period of June, and it is very nice hotel with an in ground pool, a porch to sit on, have a drink and appetizer, and look at the ocean, in addition to updated bedrooms. We also talked with other guests at the hotel, and their complaints were much different than ours.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 13 modern guest rooms with pillow top mattresses and some with an ocean view in a Victorian home built in 1883. Location: On the beach and boardwalk. Amenities: Restaurant, patio dining area, cocktail lounge and wrap-around porch with lounge chairs. Dining and dreams packages. Beach passes included. Year-round. ... more less
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