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Desert Palm Inn

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Bathroom was tiny I could barely take a shower (5'8"@170lb) there was alot of humidity in the room and bathroom and the a/c / heater was not working . If you looking just for a night stay this is it. Over priced

The staff was friendly and room was what we expected for the price. However it was noisy at night, I would recommend ear plugs.

there was a bugs in the room . the lights did not work no electricl outlets in bathroom cant use the hair dryer. not clean hair on the sheets . manger moved us to another room . the bath room was not clean urien in the tolet a very wet towel in the bathroom . i wont stay there again the manger is going to give me a refund my money

Hotel was clean, affordable,n close to the beach. Hotel staff was friendly. Great for a little family getaway.

The hotel was nice and clean. IT was not old and need of renovation in the inside. We stay overnight and close to the boardwalk. So the location was very convent. Staff were nice and there was free breakfast. If we were to go again we would use this place because the rooms were clean and renovated. also they let you park there even after before and after check out.

The bathroom had mold. Despite the fact that the motel is across the street from the beach (its sole benefit), the room floor was covered with sand and sand was on the bedspread. Parking is available, but tight. Very noisy. The free "breakfast" consisted of coffee, juice and cookies.

It was a really nice place to just sleep. If you plan at being at the beach or going places all day during the day then i highly recommend it. Its a smaller sized room but with the beach right across the street who needs to stay in the room or go in the pool that's there. The bathroom and the room itself were both really clean and well taken care of.

Hotel is close to the beach and boardwalk to walk to these sights. Breakfast is few choices.

the hotel was horrible it had a great location near the board walk and right next to the beach but the staff was not friendly the room was small, there were no outlits, the walls were not that sound proff and we heard people doing it in the next room it was horrible the room was a little clean but the maid service never came to clean up so we had to walk to the office to get our own towels the bathroom looked nice but was very small and there was no room to move at all in the shower i had the best time in seaside park but i had the worst time in the hotel. i suggest going to a differnt motel becuase the room was the size of a closet with a king bed in it and there are so many better places to stay dont waste your money

The location was great!The board walk and beach is right across the street! You could literally never move your car from the parking lot because everything is within walking distance. It is an older motel but it has recently undergone renovations. It was no 5 star motel but it had the basics. Large bed, flat screen tv. The rooms don't have phones but I didn't need one (This is the cell phone era you know). The owners were real nice! They even let me keep my car in the parking all afternoon on the day I checked out. I was only there over a weekend so I didn't get in the pool but it looked very clean and inviting. Bring your own hangers to hang your clothes!

This was our first time there, but would return. The office staff was helpful, and polite.We were allowed to leave our car in the lot after checking out, to go to the beach. The location to the beach and boardwalk was awesome!The free breakfast wasn't so great, but a nice place to meet the "neighbors".The pool area, as well as the room, was clean- if a little beaten up inside. It served our purpose, which was a place to change, and sleep. For us-it's all about the beach.

The rooms were a little small, the shower extremely small. They never came to clean our rooms so we had to ask for clean towels and give them our dirty ones. Some fixtures in bathroom were broken. The location to the Ocean and activities was perfect. Would go back if things were updated a little bit.

We went to the boardwalk and beach. The hotel room was small. There was no phone. Apparently all the keys fit all the rooms because our first night there we had someone try to enter our room. Good thing I had the chain on the door. Their free breakfast was donuts and cookies.

This hotel was perfect for our family! We were traveling with 2 families and requested rooms side by side, the hotel did not have anything side by side in the basic room that we paid for...so the manager upgraded us to ocean-view rooms side by side for no additional cost :) The ocean was right across the street and the boardwalk was about a 2 minute walk...we did not have to drive anywhere the entire time we were there. They included a breakfast of waffles each morning and had an endless candy bowl in the lobby that the kids loved. Staff was very friendly and willing to make our stay as comfortable as possible. Hotel is older but they have made some nice updates, rooms are updated and clean. This hotel was as nice as any on the ocean strip in this area.

The location of this motel was incredible. Right across from the beach and a block to the boardwalk. Rooms and bathrooms were small. Employees very nice and responsive. Free breakfast was make your own waffles which the kids just loved. Pool was heated, which was not necessary. Could have used hooks in the rooms to hang towels and bathing suits. Would stay there again.

Our hotel stay at seaside was good. Rooms were clean and were a decent size. Hotel staff was polite and helpful. Overal it was one of the most decent beach hotels i've been in. I will go back.

It was fair overall. The upside was the location to the beach and boardwalk. The pool was small, but nice. Some things you should know that I would like to have known up front: Free Breakfast means 2 boxes of donuts to feed a packed hotel, a plastic container of chocolate chip cookies, and coffee. Free beach passes mean they charge you $40 per pass (so we paid $80 for 2). Then you get the amount refunded when you check out. The downsides were... the really small shower which I could not shave my legs without soaking the floor. The biggest downside was none of the staff could speak English. At first I was okay with this, but when trying to ask any questions it was a VERY difficult task that usually ended with no answer. The main guy could understand parts of what I was saying. The day I went to check out I had to wait 45 mins, because the "main guy" was not there. The woman in the office barely understood what I said and kept saying 5 minutes. After 45 mins of 5 more mins, I got really irritated and then the lady refunded me my $80 deposit on the beach passes. She made me wait 45 mins for something she could do. She caused us to be late to our next destination. I would stay here again in the future. I now know what to expect though. If the location had not been as great as it was then I would probably would look elsewhere.

My husband,adult daughter & myself arrived to a disapointing room. Newly renovated wasn't what we saw. Doors, baseboards & walls needed much cleaning & fresh paint.The boxsprings & mattresses were very old.We found long hair in the towels.Our channel changer for the T.V. didn't work. One of the staff entered our room without knocking. The T.V. was even on & the 3 of us were getting ready to go out for dinner. When we checked out the woman at the desk spoke no english so she couldn't give my husband a receipt.We could hardly wait to leave! The only positive thing going for this motel was the pressure of the shower head & a half decent view of the ocean.

Good pool, awsome kids there! I highly recommend this hotel to kids for Prom and any family who wants a good location by the beach! Thumbs up!

Because this is right on the jersey shore there was not a sole there but me. It was very quiet.

1505 N Ocean Ave Seaside Park NJ

Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour front desk

Located within a 5-minute walk of Funtown Pier, Desert Palm Inn is within a 15-minute stroll of Seaside Heights Beach. This 50-room motel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Coin Castle and Breakwater Beach are a short walk away.


Dining

Free breakfast is included with your stay.


Rooms

All 50 air-conditioned rooms feature refrigerators. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with cable channels.


Property features

Guests of Desert Palm Inn enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a seasonal outdoor pool, and coffee in a common area. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready.

Room options

Guest reviews for Desert Palm Inn

Everyone (1) Couples (5) Business (1) Family (11) Friends (2) Other (2)
3

close to beach

Everyone

Bathroom was tiny I could barely take a shower (5'8"@170lb) there was alot of humidity in the room and bathroom and the a/c / heater was not working . If you looking just for a night stay this is it. Over priced

By on Sep 7, 2016

Review comment responded on Sep 28, 2016

Hi, Dear Sir, /madam Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests Sorry we have policy for beach passes 2 night minimum . I share your feedback to my entire team to make sure in correct way . We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, General Manager Das Patel

3

2daygetaway

Couples

The staff was friendly and room was what we expected for the price. However it was noisy at night, I would recommend ear plugs.

By on Oct 11, 2009

2

needs to be updated . there were bugs

GetawayWithFriends

there was a bugs in the room . the lights did not work no electricl outlets in bathroom cant use the hair dryer. not clean hair on the sheets . manger moved us to another room . the bath room was not clean urien in the tolet a very wet towel in the bathroom . i wont stay there again the manger is going to give me a refund my money

By on Sep 14, 2009

3

average hotel

Families

Hotel was clean, affordable,n close to the beach. Hotel staff was friendly. Great for a little family getaway.

By on Aug 31, 2009

3

very good over night getaway

Families

The hotel was nice and clean. IT was not old and need of renovation in the inside. We stay overnight and close to the boardwalk. So the location was very convent. Staff were nice and there was free breakfast. If we were to go again we would use this place because the rooms were clean and renovated. also they let you park there even after before and after check out.

By on Aug 31, 2009

1

beware. you get what you pay for.

Singles

The bathroom had mold. Despite the fact that the motel is across the street from the beach (its sole benefit), the room floor was covered with sand and sand was on the bedspread. Parking is available, but tight. Very noisy. The free "breakfast" consisted of coffee, juice and cookies.

By on Aug 21, 2009

4

great location

Couples

It was a really nice place to just sleep. If you plan at being at the beach or going places all day during the day then i highly recommend it. Its a smaller sized room but with the beach right across the street who needs to stay in the room or go in the pool that's there. The bathroom and the room itself were both really clean and well taken care of.

By on Aug 20, 2009

3

ok

Families

Hotel is close to the beach and boardwalk to walk to these sights. Breakfast is few choices.

By on Aug 19, 2009

1

don't stay here

Families

the hotel was horrible it had a great location near the board walk and right next to the beach but the staff was not friendly the room was small, there were no outlits, the walls were not that sound proff and we heard people doing it in the next room it was horrible the room was a little clean but the maid service never came to clean up so we had to walk to the office to get our own towels the bathroom looked nice but was very small and there was no room to move at all in the shower i had the best time in seaside park but i had the worst time in the hotel. i suggest going to a differnt motel becuase the room was the size of a closet with a king bed in it and there are so many better places to stay dont waste your money

By on Aug 9, 2009

4

desert palm inn review

Singles

The location was great!The board walk and beach is right across the street! You could literally never move your car from the parking lot because everything is within walking distance. It is an older motel but it has recently undergone renovations. It was no 5 star motel but it had the basics. Large bed, flat screen tv. The rooms don't have phones but I didn't need one (This is the cell phone era you know). The owners were real nice! They even let me keep my car in the parking all afternoon on the day I checked out. I was only there over a weekend so I didn't get in the pool but it looked very clean and inviting. Bring your own hangers to hang your clothes!

By on Jul 28, 2009