I stayed here for two nights in August and was very pleased. The motel was very clean and the owner very helpful.
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. Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple.
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 the street and the Ocean is right there, free beach passes, free breakfast and Tiki bar.
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 came back 2 hrs later needing just a place to stay.
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 to 1 because we needed to be home a day earlier, and he gladly refunded us.
We've been taking short trips to Seaside for years, and have finally found a perfect spot! You have the advantage of cleaner and quieter beaches in Seaside Park, while only being a block away from the boardwalk. The rooms were nice and clean, and the heated pool was awesome. The owner was also very nice. We will definitely return!
Let me start by saying that I have been going here for the past 20 years since being a kid and never had one complaint about this hotel! The rooms I've always had were clean and very comfortable. All rooms have a microwave, mini fridge, small flat screen TV with few channels, but who's there to watch TV. The pool is very clean every day, even with the overcrowded people in it.