How has this motel rated in the past?
- Non-smoking hotel
- High-speed internet in room
- Swimming pool
- Non-smoking rooms
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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Historical Traveler Reviews Windswept Motel Point Pleasant Beach
Above Average for Jersey Shore (But That's Not Saying Much)
We recently returned from a stay at the Windswept. It's difficult to write a fair review because the Windswept is indeed above average for the central Jersey Shore, but still far from great on any kind of broader scale. Our stay started with a small disappointment that our "oceanview" room was really a "parking lot view" room, with a glimpse of the beach if you stood in a particular spot on the small balcony and sort of craned your neck around to the side. Make sure if you want a real view to book the "oceanfront" rooms, which are the same price but seem to go pretty fast. The room itself is clean but very basic. The bedding was fine, and the sparse furniture was decent. They do provide beach passes and towels, but not chairs or umbrellas. The small pool was fine for an afternoon dip, and generally not too crowded. There are no restaurants on site, but the restaurants at the White Sands next door were convenient and decent (especially the beachfront Lido Cafe).
Overall, the staff was very friendly and helpful. The location is terrific, on the ocean side of Ocean Avenue, and just steps from the beach, boardwalk and restaurants, and a short drive to a bunch of other good stuff. I understand that the short season and the great demand results in these crazy prices for a very basic motel room (we paid around $300 per night all in). But at these prices, it would be nice if they would provide decent soaps and shampoos, a hairdryer, beach chairs, maybe a few more inexpensive "creature comforts" that you generally find in resort quality hotels, to help take the edge off of paying these prices.
The bottom line is this: What the Windswept does have is fine; there just ought to be a little more of it for these prices.
It was an alright stay
When we went to the windswept in Summer of 2000 it was an alright stay. The rooms weren't that clean. But the people there were overly friendly. The pool was beautiful the water was warm and clean and I enjoyed just being able to walk across the street and be literally on the beach it a very nice hotel for families and couples despite the few minor problems we had with our room but the people when to great heights to help us repair the problem and get our vacation started :)
A wonderful motel
The Windswept Motel is a magnificent motel. I have been going there every year and it gets better and better. It is a great convenience. The board walk is a few steps away and the beach is just a small view away. It has wonderful restuarants near by and all the staff is awsome. Whoever is reading this and has never been to the Windswept, please dont think twice and go! You`ll love it! Thanks, A.N
Clean roooms friendly staff
very clean well kept nice getaway !! checkout a little 10:00am sometimes they will work with you for a later checkout. been staying there for about 8 years.
No problems here
Recently stayed at the Windswept and was quite pleased.... Friendly staff and the rooms are very clean and nice sized.....also ample towels provided and they are nice and fluffy! Close enough to walk to the boardwalk as well. Would definitely stay there again!
The Windswept is above and beyond anyting else in Point Pleasant. Clean rooms, caring family oriented staff. Took us a few years to find it, wouldn't stay anywhere else !
The Perfect Getaway, all season long.
My husband and I have been going to the Windswept for year and we are always delighted by the very clean accomodations, the pleasant and accomodating staff and the wonderful private beach. We've never been disappointed!
After years of dissappointing experience at another local hote, found perfection at the Windswept with friendly, accomodating staff, clean rooms which are very nicely decorated (not like a typical shore hotel room), great oceanviews, clean pool....just an all around great experience!
Windswept Motel is Great
We just returned from a trip to Point Pleasant NJ for the Colombus Day weekend. Our accomodations at the Windswept Motel were excellent. Last year, however, our room was double the size but this one was great also. If you go ask for a room in the second building (not the building where the office is). If you ask for 2 queen sized beds the rooms are huge!
This is a great hotel, esepecially for families. My family has been staying there since I was a little kid. It is family operated and is very clean and well taken care of. It is a minute walk away from the private beach and Jenkinsons' boardwalk. The only thing is that you have to book very early to get the ocean front rooms, as they are the most popular.
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Travel Blogs from Point Pleasant Beach
... to stay. For five miles we passed nothing but holiday homes and condos, then we reached Long Branch, and spotted a Motel sign right next to the beach. A laconic guy showed us a room and gave a discount for cash. Within walking distance was an area of shops and restaurants, mostly upmarket for a nearby spa resort, but we found a reasonable diner. Walked back along the beach with the moon over the ...
... find something to improve our opinion this evening as our hosts are taking us to a local Japanese restaurant... (Angela) Sub arctic temperatures again, I shall be going home to Scotland to warm up a bit! A huge shock to the system to go from +34 degrees to -8 degrees. I have at least four layers on. As we waited to get on the ferry we saw about five large American black vultures sitting on the grass, they were eying us up, luckily Snake ...
... some time at the park on the boardwalk where we finally devoured our chocolate mousse cake. We were also quite terrible in that we video taped a somewhat taunting video of our enjoyment of the cake for a friend of Jessica's who is a huge fan of Cake Boss. Sorry, Sydney, but there was just no way a sampling of his dessert would have made it home for you and still been edible. The T-shirt we bought you will just have to do.
We were then intending ...
... are no bears around, but we looked anyway.
Behind trees, bushes and on the side of the trail.
For a second we thought we saw a huge grizzly bear...but no...it was a squirrel - a common mistake we understand.
At the end of the trail, after we scared away all the bears which we never saw - we played at the playground until the park closed.
... meaning the type of stateroom you purchase dictates the type of dining you experience. Queens Grill is the highest category, followed by Princess Grill. The QM2 has a new category called Britannia Club. The majority of passengers dine in the Britannia Room. Everyone in the Queens and Princess Grills dressed appropriately each evening. I was told by a passenger that some people in the Britannia Room did dine in jeans at night and nobody asked them to leave ...