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Rockland County, NY
Reviewed 27 July 2013

Love this motel! We stayed here for two nights with our 8 month old baby in July 2013. The location is perfect...you park your car and never need it again! You are steps away from the boardwalk and directly across from the ocean. The room was great, and accommodated the pack n play for the baby....I thought it was kept...

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1Thank TravelQueen3333
Toms River, New Jersey, United States
Reviewed 24 May 2013

Please don't fret previous reviews; this place has been re-mananged and renovated and has a great location on the beach. King rooms with jacuzzis and flat screens by the tub are amazing. Highly recommended - clean, affordable and friendly helpful staff! You won't regret it!

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5Thank Leonard V
NY
Reviewed 6 November 2012

I have stayed at each motel in Seaside Park and this past September my cousin booked the Dessert Palm. The "Tiki Bar" appealed to her. Well.... Upon entering the room and looking in the bathroom there was long hairs in the shower, sink and on the floor. I'm guessing this bathroom wasn't cleaned at all. This prompted me to shift...

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1Thank Solaris1
Glenham, New York, United States
Reviewed 17 September 2012

I stayed here for two nights in August and was very pleased. The motel was very clean and the owner very helpful. It is not easy to find a decent hotel on the Jersey Shore and the prices are very high. This motel was reasonable and right across from the beach......and at the end of the Seaside Heights boardwalk. We...

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Reviewed 16 September 2012

Reasonable rates, very friendly staff, across the street from beach, 2 beach passes included, clean room, balcony (shared) has table & chairs for each room facing ocean, nice warm pool w/ lounge chairs (bring your own beach towels), and after checkout, you can use the amenities for the day. Everything we hoped for! Will definitely be back.

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Mertztown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 12 September 2012

First off, we weren't going to stay here. My dad made reservations at the wrong hotel but that's another story. Where to start… the main door let light and a breeze through, door did not fit door frame. The shower was small and there was hair in it! I was the first one to take a shower! Same with the...

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Beacon, New York
Reviewed 4 September 2012

We stayed there this past weekend the weekend of Labor Day the busiest time of the year when summer comes to an end, It was our first time visiting the Desert Palm Inn and it was wonderful, the owner was very kind and generous and the rates were very reasonable for an ocean front motel you can walk right across...

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Thank Jamie G
Reviewed 3 September 2012

I want to start of by saying this motel saved our vacation. We were staying at another hotel in seaside heights and it was filthy behind belief. We came to the owner at around 10:30 Sunday night asking if they had any 2 or 3 room apartments available, he did but would not be ready until the next day. We...

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bloomingdale
Reviewed 31 July 2012

When I look for a hotel in the seaside heights area, cleanliness is at the top of my list. This hotel was all in all pretty clean. Clean sheets, bathroom, towels, and floors. The furniture was very mismatched and out dated, but served its purpose. Also, the front desk man was very pleasant. We asked to change from 2 nights...

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 24 July 2012

Stayed here for a family trip and boy was I disappointed! Filthy bathroom, tiny shower, caulk and paint were peeling all over the walls, found food between the mattress and the box spring, door was so ill-fitting that we could see light and feel a breeze blow in the room, hairs were on the "clean towels," banged up furniture, huge...

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dspinseaside1, General Manager at Desert Palm Inn, responded to this review

Hi, Dear Guest, Thanks for your feedback in tripadvisor.We welcome honest criticism and use it as a tool to better serve for our new guests. Any complaints are always dealt with swiftly to make our guest experence as enjoyable as possible . Thanks, G.Manager

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Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Desert Palm Inn

Address: 1505 N Ocean Ave, Seaside Park, NJ 08752-1230
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Seaside Park
Price Range: $79 - $279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Desert Palm Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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Desert Palm Motel
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“need to plan in advance to get one of the rooms with ocean view, but those in front have a covered hall with seats to view ocean as well.”
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“Best views, jacuzzi room, third floor.”
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