Hershey Motel Seaside Heights Compliment - Hershey Motel - Family Seaside Heights Accommodations
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NEW JERSEY -- First let me say that I have been going to seaside all my life. I wanted to stay here at the Hershey because it was a throwback for me to the late 60s and early 70’s when my mom would take us for a few days during the week from Philly while Dad worked. If you know Seaside Heights, it still retains a lot of that quaint small resort feel, despite MTV’s exposure. Unlike Wildwood, there isn’t the same push of condos everywhere and the family owned motel is still in vogue.
Having said that and understanding that any accommodations in town will not rival the Four Season, then one should be very satisfied with a stay here. The staff is very friendly, the family atmosphere was great, and for an old place, it was well maintained overall.
Pricing was reasonable and breakfast was included daily. The walk to the beach and boardwalk is short, which you can customize to take you past the “Jersey Shore” house to see what’s up at a given time. Saw a few of the TV show’s characters as the filming wrapped up, but the extra curricular buzz around them is very avoidable should one want to plan a trip to town while these er..um.. “talents” are still around.
The rooms aren’t particularly decorated well, there are no phones in them, and the sheets they call queen size are no doubt twins.
Get past that, and you probably will like everything else. A bar, restaurant, game room pool, sandbox, and weekend outdoor BBQ are all there.
In closing, if you are planning a trip to the NJ coast, go to Seaside and stay here. Make reservations though because it books up daily.