Adequate Describes It The Best A review of The Oceanfront Inn
I thought the The Oceanfront Inn was overpriced for what was offered. I paid like $150 for a weeknight during peak season. Howeever, the rate was cheaper than the other oceanfront hotels I was looking at. That's why I booked here.
The rooms were a little dated with their green carpeting. The bathrooms were small. Not enough room for 2 people, unless one was in the shower. Some of the towels were light and fluffy. Others felt like sandpaper. The toliet paper was thin and nearly useless.
There was no dresser to unpack the suitcases. If you overpack like my boyfriend and I do, then you have to jimmy the suitcases and the chairs so you can access your belongings and the chairs. The beds were hard. The cable channels were limited. There were about 15 channels. CNN, MSNBC or FOX News wasn't among them. I know you don't go to the beach to watch tv, but I'm just making a note for you. The view of the ocean was worth it. (We got to see a school of about 30 dolphins one morning.)
Parking in front of the building was tight. I drive a Ford Explorer and had difficulty manuevering. (One guy had a Hummer, I have no idea how he got around.) I preferred parking in the hotel's parking garage across Atlantic Street. The spaces were bigger and it was less crowded.
Location is ok. A few blocks to the south was the heart of the action. The restaurant in the hotel was good. The restaurant in the Hilton right next door is even better.
If you're not looking for fancy or a place full of amenities, this is a fine place to lay your head in between the beach and Beach Street USA. It's clean and safe. I would be fine paying off-season rates for a room at The Oceanfront Inn. However, when you go during peak season... the law of supply and demand takes over.