"The hotel was clean, but the AC in my room was noisy and blew hot air on the small balcony. The mattress wasn't comfortable. The employees were extremely friendly and helpful, and breakfast was good.2015-09-18"
"Hotel was clean, and the staff was welcoming. I loved staying here and recommend it.2015-02-24"
"Convenient to the beach, boardwalk, restaurants, and shops. Inexpensive. The room and amenities were as expected for a 2-star hotel. The room was clean but small, and the bathroom was tiny. The staff was friendly. The phone didn't work, but we didn't need it. The check-in desk was in the parking lot, so we had to go outdoors to reach it, and also had to go out to reach the elevator. The pool was tiny and right next to the parking lot, with just a fence for separation. Adequate for a short stay.2016-04-12"
"The hotel was old, and it was under construction when we stayed. The room was only partially remodeled, and the pool was dirty. Seemed more like a cheap motel.2015-09-24"
"Good hotel for the price. The room was very clean.2015-03-26"
"Hotel door was locked and the lobby was dark when we arrived just after 4 AM - after pounding on the door, we finally called 911; police officer shined light in window, and a clerk came and let us in - he said he was working in back, but it was obvious he'd been sleeping, and he initially gave us the wrong room key - room was nicely laid out - ceiling fan in the bedroom was filthy - shower wasn't cleaned our 2nd day - weekend clerk apologized, but the manager never did - don't recommend=2014-05-01"
"The room was beautiful, and the service was outstanding.2021-07-28"
"Great location. The hotel staff was amazing and extremely helpful. I had to extend my stay, and they handled it without any problem. The restaurant wasn't open yet, but breakfast was good.2021-06-29"
"Nice hotel with oceanfront views. Good experience.2016-09-26"
"Good hotel stay. Close to everything. The pool was too cold, but I liked that it was open 24 hours a day; the whirlpool was, too. The view of the ocean at night was beautiful. Hopefully I'll be back next year.2015-08-05"
"Great location right by the boardwalk. The hotel was OK but really needed updating.2021-08-12"
"The hotel room was nice. The only negative was that I wasn't informed that the restaurant and pool were under construction, so I wasn't able to swim and there was no complimentary breakfast.2020-03-11"
"The hotel wasn't lavish, but the accommodations were satisfactory. We were met by friendly, competent employees when we arrived. Throughout our stay, the attention to detail was excellent.2016-07-25"
"Good rates. The room was clean but somewhat small. I didn't hear any noise even though we were right by the ice machine. The hotel staff wasn't that professional, and didn't ask for ID when guests asked for extra room keys. 2016-07-21"
"Clean room. The hotel staff was friendly and accommodating. Had an indoor pool, but I forgot my swimsuit. Limited parking, and the spaces weren't made for a large SUV. Great restaurants on the same block, including a breakfast place.2015-10-21"
"Great hotel. The room and bathroom were clean, and the showerhead worked well. Nice view from the balcony. The only negative was that the room was a bit cramped withe the fridge, coffee maker and such. Not enough counter space by the sink. Good stay overall; I recommend it.2017-11-01"
"Ask for a room on the new side of the hotel complex.2017-07-17"
"The hotel room was clean, and the ocean was great. The food at the Square Whale was terrible and overpriced; don't eat there.2022-04-14"
"Good location. We had a pleasant hotel stay. All the employees were kind and responded quickly to any issues. The toilet in our room made a strange noise, and it was fixed within an hour of my reporting the problem. No TV guide in the room, and the cable TV selection was poor. The pool was clean, and the restaurants were nice. We enjoyed the breakfast buffet.2020-09-16"
"The entire hotel staff was pleasant, courteous, and welcoming. They helped with all my needs and were very attentive.2019-03-19"
"The motel was falling apart. The room was dirty and had bugs, and there was hair in the bedding and bathroom. The toilet was loose. Don't waste your money here.2020-09-07"
"Great value and across from the ocean. The motel was small. The room served our purposes well, though the desk, shower rod, and toilet paper dispenser needed repair. The staff was great and extremely accommodating. Small lobby and parking lot. Breakfast was minimal, but there were plenty of restaurants nearby.2016-08-16"
"The motel exterior looked run-down, but the room was nice and clean. I got what I paid for.2015-08-15"
"The staff was friendly and helpful, but the hotel was way below par and in need of renovations. It took a long time to get hot water in the sink and shower, and the water temperature fluctuated. The bathtub didn't drain well. The hot food at the breakfast buffet was lukewarm to cold, and breakfast cost $14.2017-01-24"
On place pages like this, we order hotels from lowest cost to highest except we list low-rated hotels at the bottom of the page.
Most of our competitors order these same hotels in other ways that make them more money.
How Do We Define Motel?
To us, motels are smaller lodgings that have rooms you can enter directly from the parking area.
At hotels, on the other hand, you can enter your room only through a hall inside the building.
Hotel Booking Tips
Beware of non-refundable reservations that could cost you a lot of money if you change or cancel them. +Non-refundable reservations are a gamble that will usually save you less than $10. If you make a $90 non-refundable reservation instead of a $100 refundable booking, you are betting $90 to win $10. Would you do that in Las Vegas? -
Don't assume you can cancel a non-refundable reservation without penalty if you notify the hotel weeks or even months in advance. +Often you cannot because some hotels' profit strategy is to get paid more than once for the same room for the same night. -
Always read cancellation policies carefully before you make a reservation. + When is the latest date and time you can cancel without penalty? - More >
When you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation email. Take a copy with you to the hotel.
The earlier in the afternoon you check into a hotel, the more likely you will get a room or suite that matches your preferences.