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Review of Sealark Bed and Breakfast

Sealark Bed and Breakfast
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Sealark Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 2 Avalon B&B and Inns
NJ
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Should have known the rates were too low...”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2011

First off, I have one very simple requirement in an accommodation: Be clean. I wish I had known what I was getting into, or took the previous reviews seriously. We stayed in the apartment across the street from the B&B. The room was not cleaned once (if ever, all summer) the entire time we were there. Apparently cleaning consists of making the bed and emptying garbage. Thankfully, there was a vacuum in the closet. The filter was so clogged, I had to take it out to use the vacuum. Once I did, the amount of filth that machine picked up was sickening. The couch was covered in dog hair, so we had to use the bed spread as a cover. The linoleum and tile on the floors was filthy. I didn't dare go barefoot the entire stay.

The owners are simply not nice people. We were forced to leave early due to an oncoming hurricane (mandatory evacuation). When we let the owners know, we received an "ok". No, apologies, no offers of a partial refund, nothing. They got our money, and that's all that mattered.

I will say that the breakfast was pretty good, and not a simple continental breakfast.

I can't vouch for the actual B&B, but the apartment is simply disgusting. Hopefully these negative reviews that are piling up will do some good.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Jerusalem, Israel
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2011

we stayed at an apartment across the street from the bed and breakfast with our three young children for one week. It was a great disappointment; even a college student would feel this place is creepy. the apartment was dirty, many lightbulbs were broken, the couch was torn and the rooms were simply run down and depressing. the shower still had soaps and shampoos from prior visitors and my rough-it husband couldn't even bring himself to use the shower for the week we were there, it was so disgusting! (he showered at a friend's). there were clothes and tissues on the floor left by a previous renter. one room had an air conditioner, the other did not. the proprietor, a woman, was unfriendly and rude to us. do yourself a favor and find somewhere else to stay!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Spring City, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2011

Convient to beach & stores. Great accomodations. Would highly recommend it. Especially enjoyed the breakfasts.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2011

I booked my stay at the Sealark due to the convenient location. It turned out to be such a wonderful experience. We stayed in an apartment that allowed all our friends to be together. We had a deck in the back where we could all hang out. The couple that runs the B&B did everything to make our stay extra special. They were always available for everything we needed. The breakfast was so delicious. It was nice too that they have you sign up for a time so you can ensure there is room for you and your travelmates to have a lovely breakfast together. I cannot say enough great things about this place. My only sadness was that they ran out of cookbooks with their wonderful recipes.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mystic, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2010

The only way to describe this place is horrible. It is dirty, the hosts are not friendly, the breakfast was awful, and it was expensive. We stayed for two nights as we were visiting friends who rented a house in Avalon. I wish we had done more research but went with "the only bed and breakfast in Avalon". Our room/apt was so moldy and smelled so bad. My children actually asked if we could go stay somewhere else. Our sheets had a stain on them and the place was so antiquated, it was a sin for what they were charging ($230 a night). The breakfast was minimial and quite honestly not that good....they should be embarrassed. Both days we had to go out to breakfast after as we did not find the meal appetizing. The one good thing is the location to the beach, but quite honestly it did make up for all the bad about it.

Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Sealark Bed and Breakfast

Property: Sealark Bed and Breakfast
Address: 3018 1st Ave, Avalon, NJ 08202-1738
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Avalon
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Avalon
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,275 - ₹ 9,826
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lovely turn of the century building. Tastefully decorated. Daily breakfast buffet with hot and cold dishes. We are new owners and very enthusiastic about our new venture. We are making some improvements, but hoping to preserve the charm of this old house. All rooms are air-conditioned and heated. We are open year round. We are one block from the beach, and one block from the stores and restaurants of Avalon. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Sealark Hotel Avalon
Sealark b&b

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