Posted Oct 11, 2016
My wife and I have stayed here and other hotels in the Absecon area in the past and pretty much all we need is a decent bed to sleep in after spending the day in Smithville. However, this stay was doomed from the start. After a two hour drive from Philly, we arrived at about 2pm. I realize that check in is 3pm, but I have never been to a hotel that did not allow you an early check-in, assuming the room was ready. I was told to come back at 3pm, and the parking lot was EMPTY. There was definitely a language barrier and the gentleman behind the desk did not speak much English, but he spoke enough to tell me that if I wanted to check in an hour early, it would be $10. If I had an additional guest it would be $25... I reminded him that it was only an hour but he refused to allow us to get in. Thankfully, my wife and I had dressed before traveling, so we just proceeded to Smithville.
As far as the room, the only good thing about it was the bed, which was comfortable and the sheets appeared newer and clean, and the carpets appeared newer. Other than that though the place really needs work. Holes in the walls, damaged dressers, and the sign that no one had been in the room for some time was the fact that there was mildew all over the toilet seat. Obviously, because the room had been vacant for some time and the air was heavy with moisture.