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Surfside Motel

201 Ocean Ter, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751-2537
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#39 of 39 hotels in Seaside Heights
Surfside Motel is the place to stay for fun and sun in Seaside Heights. Being a family owned property we take each guest with the hopes of making your stay as comfortable as possible. Talk to any of our friendly staff and they will make sure all your demands are met.
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201 Ocean Ter, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751-2537
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dan wrote a review Aug 2021
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania16 contributions3 helpful votes
DO NOT DO IT!!!! ZERO STARS!!! this was by far the WORST place i have ever stayed. i have stayed in some shady places before but this was barely habitable. we had 2 rooms. both were disgusting. sand and dirt everywhere. our shower had no hot water other did but both disgusting. no toilet seat in our room. that should say it all. beds were busted and you could feel the springs right through it. basically no padding left on them. pillows looked like flat tortilla shells and a tortilla woulda been softer and cleaner under my head. cops were at the place multiple times. each night 2 just stayed at the lobby. thats how bad the patrons and area were. it IS right off the boardwalk but that didnt overcome all the horrible experiences. screaming and blaring music all night each night. expect to navigate groups of people on the walkways everytime you leave and come back. drugs seem to be everywhere. i have no problem with whatever but we had 4 kids with us. not okay. staff could care less. one staff basically told us they dont clean anything. we bought our own sheets and blankets. it was a step up from sleeping under the stairwell. that mighta been cleaner. at least the rain woulda washed the ground. i cant say enough negative things. if i was a broke college kid its still too disgusting to stay here. i have been in cleaner frat basements. my sink was barely staying in the wall and was slanted down so far my stuff actually fell off it. the pool was the best part. i shoulda bought a floatie and slept in it. although multiple nights random drunk kids jumped the fence and dove in on their way home from bars. i cant believe this place passes ANY type of inspections. we spent 4 nights in this asylum. it was so disgusting and insane it became comical. not enough parking so dont plan on taking ur vehicle IF you find a spot in their lot. good luck navigating it. i wish i could post my pictures! ultimately it became a good story to tell people for years to come. but please for the love of god dont take your kids here. they all got to witness arrests and people pissing on cars and plenty of drugs and cursing to last a lifetime. if you choose to stay god speed and make sure you're up to date on your shots. dont say i didnt warn you. :) i showered in bleach and penicillen when i got home.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Michael M wrote a review Aug 2021
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We arrived on a Sunday with our family and we’re really excited. Our party had a group of 10 with three young ones. The young ones were riding their scooters and we were approached by the owner named Richard and were told they could not ride them. We were initially okay with that. But then that night we were playing music and bouncing a ball and got approached by him again. We realized at that point how ridiculous things were getting. It felt like all the fun was sucked out of the room. The next morning this guy approached us for the last time and told us to be out by 11am. He didn’t give a single official reason and was super rude. We were kicked out of our rooms within 24 hours for playing music, bouncing a ball, and riding scooters. The owner Richard has outrageous rules and makes them up as he goes. DO NOT STAY HERE. Literally the worst experience we’ve ever had. I beg you to not stay here.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
doris g wrote a review Jun 2021
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Looks nice in all the photos but when you get there it's totally different. We stayed there for 5 days and no housekeeping came to our room for all those days. Had to ask for more towels & toilet paper. TV wasn't working so someone came up twice to fix it, but after he left it stopped working again. We just gave up on that. The stairs really need to be fixed. We stayed on the 3rd floor and it was really scary going up and down the stairs. Also lots of parties going on at all hours of the night and no management or police there to stop it. I will never stay there again no matter how close it is to the boardwalk and never recommend it to anyone.
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Date of stay: June 2021
trailerkeith wrote a review Sep 2020
South Hackensack, New Jersey28 contributions10 helpful votes
So adjust expectations accordingly. This place has great bones and the potential to be a jewel in the crown of the Garden State if ownership put some money into it. The phrase that best describes this place today is "It's seen better days". Now we didn't experience any of the dirty conditions some others have, but everything is dated and in some cases past its sell by date. The room we had although it had a king bed, had no table or room for much else. The floor was clean, but it is a tile floor (better than carpet at a beachside location IMO) and the very small shower/toilet room with a sink in the main room made getting ready interesting for 2 folks. From what I saw about 30 years ago they did a renovation and have managed to keep things patched since. The person I dealt with at the desk was from Poland so I did have to let her know my bit of hard hearing meant she had to speak up a bit, but she was great. Now for a place to crash for a shore weekend, I am sure I could have found better/more expensive locations along that area, But I am sure I could have done worse. Just keep in mind, 50 steps from the boardwalk to the hotel pool and even on season it's inexpensive. BUT you need to adjust your expectations.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: 2nd or 3rd floor near the ends are usually quietest.
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Micki wrote a review Aug 2020
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Not fit for humans!!! Our room was filthy. Dirty rags in shower, sink was moldy, floors unswept, food on the walls. Used soap. They gave me cleaning products to clean my own room, when I wiped the sink my towel turned brown. Neighbors next door upon check-in found a gun!! They do not clean the rooms. They don't even clean up around the pool, trash is everywhere and the clientele isn't the best. Even the pool had trash and funk in it. We left. I'd rather sleep on the streets than in there.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
United StatesNew JerseyJersey ShoreSeaside Heights
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Frequently Asked Questions about Surfside Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Surfside Motel?
Nearby attractions include Van Holten's Chocolates & Sweet Shop (0.4 km), Lucky Leo's (0.2 km), and Coin Castle (0.3 km).
Is parking available at Surfside Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Surfside Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Klee's Bar and Grill, Maruca's Pizza, and Sawmill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Surfside Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Surfside Motel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Seaside Heights.