Travel Blogs from Bay Head
... watermelon, spinning plates, aaaannnndddd….throwing a pie in a volunteer’s face. The volunteer was me. I got a five second tutorial on how to take it ("So, when you hear me say 'HUP’, close your eyes, and blow out your nose. When the pie shell falls off your face, scoop out your eyes and blow out your mouth to make the shaving cream fly.") and when it got to that time of the presentation, I was able to hand off the camera I was recording ...
... Kathryn came to the girl's house and kicked the door in. Kathryn bested her in the Tradiional Forms by 1 point. They tied in weapons. When that happens, you both do the tradiional weapons form and then do your own freestyle form. Kathryn had a very solid performance. Then when it came time for her freestyle, she forgot it and winged it. Her smile to the judges was precious! Kathryn took 2nd in weapons. ...
... in all categories of restaurant and hotel services. Its ashame, the Grenville of the past no longer exists. Back in the day it was the place to go for elegance and professionalism. The White Sands is where I evenutally ended up, and found it a very soothing and relaxing establishment with an in ground pool, full service gym, walking distance to the boardwalk and beach, as well as walking distance to many fine restaurants. Very ...
... called a circle!
Seeing nowhere suitable to park up for the night we continued on to take our chances at another New Jersey state park, this time Cheesequake near Aberdeen. It couldn’t have been more of a contrast to the last one. The staff were friendly and helpful (and hadn’t gone home early), there were security barriers in place and the showers were clean. Unfortunately there was no electric hook-up, but hey, you can’t have everything.
... tradition with the ever-modernizing world. For all our concerns about safety and crime in West Africa, the twenty-plus people in the group traveling there for several months experienced only two minor crime incidents: Blair's pocket was picked in Dakar and Trudy's chain was ripped off in Douala. Perhaps the extensive precautions we took along the way contributed to this good record, but I'm impressed by how little rather than how much crime there is in ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Grenville Bay Head
This hotel is not for the picky - which I guess I am. The room looked very cute & was decorated w/antiques. I had a small refrigerator (missing the bar to keep the food in the door), a coffee maker, a TV, and a in-room AC unit the supplement the central air). They provide beach tags, chairs, and umbrellas. Parking is on the street. Since we were there during the week, it wasn't much of a problem, although drivers DO NOT STOP to let you cross the street. Trucks rumble past the hotel and actually make it shake at night. The first night, I thought there was an earthquake! And, I agree w/ the other poster, the garbage trucks & the staff dumping out bottles early in the morning and late at night is alarming.
A nice suprise
Went to the Grenville for Brunch. Was very suprised to see all the changes. The new owners are working hard to make improvements. The food was excellent as usual. The service I found to be a lot better than the other times we have been there. Definately an improvement for the better.
Had a super time
I knew from the other reviews of The Grenville, that the restaurant was top notch, but there were mixed reviews (more poor than good) of the accomodations. Happily, our room and the service were very good. Everything we saw and used was attractive and well maintained. The only thing that could have been better was the air conditioning unit in the room. My husband loves lots of AC and he would have liked it cooler. But he would go back without hesitation. In addition to the excellent and beautifully served food, dining out on the veranda was perfect. I highly recommend The Grenville.
Spent last weekend at the Grenville. It is now under new ownership & boy does it show. It is not a B&B. It is a Bed & Coffee, but for $9.99 you can buy breakfast. At $300+ per night, I think a simple $9.99 breakfast could be included. This hotel is way over rated & way over priced. I had a fourth floor "suite" with a view of the ocean & the bay?? The best views from the room were the dumpsters, which were emptied at 7:15 Saturday morning with a bang, and Route 35, which runs in front of the hotel. There is no on-site parking & the Saturday evening parking valet tries to keep the entire street in front of the hotel for his private use. Didn't want us to park near the hotel. The room was nicely appointed with cute furniture, but only queen sized beds. Brightly colored sticker notes remind you to keep the shower curtain in the shower (duh!) and to run the exhaust fan & keep the bathroom door closed to prevent the fire alarm for activating. What's that all about? The shades were for privacy, not to keep light out. And all did not match. A bright security light remained on all night at the outside rear exit stairway. It was like leaving a 60 watt bulb on all night. The wall paper in the elevator was torn, revealing the old pattern. The ripped pieces were attached with scotch tape. The pressure balance in the shower was irratic. It went from comfortable to HOT and back to comfortable again. A pink envelope was given to us upon check-in. This was for the housekeeping gratuity. It should have been a pink-slip as the beach sand remained on the floor all weekend & the coffee pot was not cleaned after use.
My fiance' and I ate there one night while on vacation at the shore in Sea Side and we thought the food was very good. The next spring we stayed there for a weekend getaway and it was nice for what it is. It's not the Waldorf but it's a nice place for a seaside in. The staff were pleasent and accomidating and the food is better than most places in the area.
Mickey d's and a tent
you are better off sleeping on the beach with a tent and eating mcdonald's for food. the staff, particularily the office trolls are horrible and the restaurant staff rushes through everything as if we were an inconvenience to them. horrible and spreading the word to all about the worst experience possible!
I did not stay at the Grenville, but did enjoy a wonderful dinner party that was held there.
My wife and I and several friends stayed at the Grenville Hotel on Saturday night and booked the Queen Anne Package, which includes the room, dinner voucher, and champagne upon arrival. To our disappointment no champagne was found in our nicely decorated, but somewhat worn, room overlooking the highway. Not concerned at this point, since we had brought our own wine anyway (the only wines they serve at dinner are those of the owners other establishment, Renault Winery) we began our adventure. Dinner was a pleasure. The food was wonderful and the service was attentive. Upon retiring for the evening, our friends found the heat in their room was inoperative. In addition the staff had only provided them with one bath towel. Several calls to the desk in an attempt to rectify these problems fell upon deaf ears, as they were told I am the only one on duty now, and I couldnt possibly help. My friends slept in a cold room and shared a towel that night. I of course was luckier. My room had heat, which emanated from a register in the wall directly above the headboard with the velocity and noise of a 747 at takeoff. Flights departed every 5 minutes or so throughout the night. Needless to say both couples failed to have a pleasant restful evening. I would recommend the restaurant to anyone but spend the rest of your evening in your own bedroom.
Go somewhere else
Spent $245.00 for a Saturday night 7/20/02 at the Grenville Inn in Bay Head, NJ. Had to deal with rude employees at the counter, a broken down mattress and rock hard pillows. The room was noisy and way too cold. Probably the worst nights sleep I've had at a hotel in years. To add insult to injury, we asked to hold on to our beach badges until 3pm rather than 12PM and were told "if we do it for you we have to do it for everyone, you understand right? You can buy more for $5.00 a piece a few blocks down". How's that for customer service after paying $245.00 for a single night!
Best lunch in Bay Head
The best lunch in Bay Head is served on the veranda of the beautiful Grenville, a classic painted lady of the Jersey shore. The atmosphere is unmatched, the food is wonderful, and the price is very reasonable--most entrees are less than $10.00. Be sure to have a glass of the excellent columbard made at the Grenville's own winery.