The Royal Atlantic Beach Resort Hotel upgraded their rooms recently (don't be fooled this is not a hotel --this is definitely a motel). They make a big deal about the flat screen TV, and upgraded baths and kitchenettes. I am sure many people appreciate those upgrades and visually they do lend much to the rental. But I still believe that when you rent a room it should have comfortable bed, decent sheets ( I don't care about thread count but like sheets that don't reflect their history), and breathable air. All three were missing at the Royal Atlantic suite that we rented....and from talking to neighbors in other rooms we weren't the only ones that felt we landed in a dive. The Bed - old, deeply grooved and hard. The sheets - although freshly laundered they had stains. The air - musty and damp. When we mentioned that to the front desk they suggested we open the windows and air out the room. That would have been a thoughtful consideration that the motel might have considered before we arrived. By the way we slept (fitfully) with the windows open since we couldn't breath if we closed them. The Royal Atlantic also makes a big deal about their free breakfast. It is the equivalent of any good deli except at deli's the staff smiles. The two days that we stayed at the Royal Atlantic the staff was as sullen as could be....maybe they are overworked, underpaid and exhausted.....but isn't greeting a customer a basic skill that you extend in the hospitality industry. The housekeeping staff cleaned the room nicely but when we turned down the bedding there was a long hair in the bed. Neither of us has long brown hair. Not everything at the Royal Atlantic is a downer. Here are the positives - they are ocean side- the ocean is stunning and the beach is wide and silky. So if you don't need to sleep the Royal Atlantic is the place to go....but if you are human and after 18 hours of celebrating a friend's wedding you would like to crash in a decent room with breathable air and a comfortable bed then this is not the place you should choose. Like me you will wish the entire night that there was a Holiday Inn Express nearby.
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Atlantic Beach Hotel Montauk
- Royal Atlantic Beach Montauk
- Royal Atlantic Beach Resorts Montauk, New York