Ratings based on 141 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.4 out of 5
80% of guests recommend
3.6 Room cleanliness
3.6 Service & staff
3.3 Room comfort
3.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Beautiful but very tired hotel close to the beach

Posted Sep 22, 2015
Pros: Location, architecture of the building.
Cons: The positive spin on this hotel is that it could be considered "shabby chic". However, there was too much shabby for my taste.
Location: Bay Head beach, a lake, shopping, walking.
The architecture of this grand old home is stunning from the outside but it needs considerable TLC on the inside. While my bedroom had recently been painted the wood trim all over the hotel was dirty and needed repainting. The ceiling on my floor was old fashioned ceiling tile which in many places was discolored and falling down. Woodwork in the public areas needed repainting, some bedroom furnishings were incomplete. For the price paid, a fully cooked breakfast should have been included, not just a continental breakfast. We were given beach towels with holes and stains which was indicative of our entire perception. This hotel could be gorgeous if some appropriate renovations and redecoration were done. However it appears that what has been done is just enough to be functional.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from new jersey

Hotel in need of renovation & upgrades.

Posted Jul 21, 2015
Pros: Location
Cons: Need to update & hire a interior designer.
Location: Location is great!! Right by the beach.
A b&b should be a warm and charming environment. The Grenville is located in beautiful Bay Head NJ & it should reflect the beauty of it's surrounding, the beach. Instead the room looked like a dorm room. Also the hallway outside the lobby & restaurant was always stacked with boxes of supplies. (Had to walk through to get to elevator). Also landscaping was a mess!
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from G

Very accommodating . Staff was great!!!!

Posted Jul 13, 2015
Close to the beach and boardwalk but far enough away to have a relaxing weekend.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by Michelle from Rahway


Posted Jul 4, 2015 on Hotels
I was assisted by HOTEL.COM in my selection of this hotel for a surprise get-a-way for my husband as we celebrated our 8yrs anniversary. He was extremely happy and impressed with my hotel selection. He highly appreciated the opportunity to relax on the beach, be thrown around by the rough waves, play games on the Jenkinson's boardwalk and then rest in the comfort of the luxurious, cozy room of Grenville Hotel. I would highly recommend a stay at Grenville Hotel but I don't think the words "and Restaurant" is a relevant part of it's name.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Houston, TX

Dirty Stinky Shabby

Posted Jul 2, 2015
Needs a total renovation with good taste. Our room was supposedly "new" but we heard furniture came from old Marriotts. Everything smelled like old pyjamas and was dirty and worn out. Junk and trash everywhere. Dead bugs in the room. Windows so dirty they were opaque. Breakfast was inedible. Despite its filth and neglect, rate was as high as a very good hotel. We will never return and strongly advise others to avoid.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by Franz from Schuylkill Haven

Must stay

Posted Jun 4, 2015 on Hotels
Remarkable quaint place. Rooms felt like being at home.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted May 19, 2015
I stayed for three days and it was pleasant stay. The staff were very polite and the hotel was very quiet
3 out of 5
for Families
by Vinceni from shavertown pa

needs improvement not like it used to be

Posted Apr 28, 2015 on Hotels
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Off-season stay

Posted Apr 18, 2015
I stayed with my family and 2 dogs for a relaxing get away in the middle of the week and that's exactly what I got. The hotel had access to the beach within a short block, the room was clean, and very pet friendly. The Staff was outstanding and would stay there again because of them. I recommend this place for anyone looking to be treated as priority and have all their needs met!!! I couldn't be happier.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Never Again

Posted Mar 9, 2015
Pros: pet friendly
Location: great location
the room was old, dirty, uncomfortable. no climate control, no clock, one small light, not very clean....etc