This place reminds me of the old beach hotels in New England. It's classic in so many ways. Understand when going to the beach, you get beach hotels that have been around for a long time. It may be more rustic than non-beach hotels, but we never go to the beach and spend too much time in the room, so it was perfect for us. In fact, I am writing this because we are going back this year, and wanted to add my 2 cents.
We stayed one night, in the Lankford Lodge (Their second building) which is 100 feet off of the boardwalk,and is about 3 stories tall, well kept, and is not loud. No view, but we were on a short stay, so that wasn't important to us.
The rooms are perfectly functional and the place is well kept. Only issue I had with the room, was the sub-par shower head that really needed replacing, but we made out just fine. If it were a longer stay, I would have found a better shower solution.
The lobby can get a bit steamy - no AC - but the fans and the ocean breeze help a lot- at times. One thing you must do, is sit on the front porch of the main hotel, in one of the rocking chairs... very nice.
The staff is friendly and gives the place that family feel. The location is fine. It's a small hike to the rides, but it wasn't too loud at night, so it was a good trade off.
I found the overall experience good. I believe this is partially due to setting my expectations accordingly. If you want a newer place or more amenities, they are around, and you pay more for them. My in-laws would never go for an older beach hotel, they like the service of the high end resorts, so I would not suggest it for them. It is like most beach hotels, a little rough around the edges (Face it- these places have taken some serious wear and tear over the years- the ocean is tough on them), but it's not dirty or anything like that.
If you want a nice little classic beach hotel with a friendly staff and a great location, try it out.
Oh, and Thrashers is just outside the front door of the main hotel... mmmm... fries...
We have stayed at the Lankford at least once a year for the past 30 years! When we were young, we always booked a room for the week, but as we aged, the room seemed too small so we began to book an apartment. Have reserved the same apartment for the same time period for the past five or six years! It feels like home! The owners and staff are extremely kind and helpful. The hotel is so convenient to everything and is walking distance to many restaurants and amusement areas. We have nothing negative to say! Looking forward to this summer's visit!
We used to stay off the boards, my parents always wanted to stay on the boardwalk, so one year we suprised them with an apt in the Lankford. They had such a wonderful time and just loved the reception and the personal touch everyone there gives. The staff at Lankford makes you feel just like family. Our parents are gone now, but we still keep going back to our apt away from home. Each year we can't wait to get back there.
Everyone at the Lankford is so friendly, the apt. is always neat and clean. The view from our apt is wonderful.... Hey, What is not to love!!!
Looking forward to seeing everyone there in July
I stayed in the Lodge part of the hotel and the location to the beach was fine but the room it self was very disappointing. The picture on the web site was nice but the room was so small. The bathroom had no plugs for my hairdryer not even in the room. The TV was so small and old. The toilet over flowed. The web site said that it was an ocean view but there was no view and the room was way over priced. So in short if your just looking for some place to sleep and shower and dont care about price then its fine, but I will never stay there again.
The Lankford makes us feel so at home. The staff couldn't be more friendly. The rustic atmosphere is very pleasant and relaxing. There's a continental breakfast daily in the lobby, which is very convenient and time saving. NO CHARGE either. The central location is great. I can't say enough for this place. Can't wait to get back.
We discovered the Lankford Hotel one summer
just walking on the boardwalk. Thought it
was just so pleasant with the rockers on the
porch and the cozy lobby. So now every summer for the last 8 years we have visited the Lankford Hotel and have always been just so pleased with our stay.
Clean and convienent to everything.
The only thing that could be improved is the
I highly recommend the Lankford.
I went 10 years ago, loved it so much I have gone twice a year every year since. It is right on the boardwalk you can walk either direction and find anything you need and the service is really good. TV's are a little small but what the heck we go there to go to the beach , right?
We stayed at the lodge , it was on a side street about 100 ft off the beach.
It was very old but was very clean and a good value for the price. Television was from the 70s and very small, 13" but did have cable and a remote. The main thing I didn't like was they don't take any kind of credit cards , all cash business. But for all purposes we were there for the beach and this place was perfect if ya want a safe clean place to stay.
We love the Lankford Hotel. In 1985 friends of ours asked us to join them for a week at the beach. We all stayed at the Hotel. Have been coming here every summer with our family since then. Except for the 2 times we went on cruises, we have been in several different apartments. We are now in the Lodge East and Love it. The porch is wonderful in the evening after a day on the beach, dinner and a walk on the boards. This is a very family/oriented Hotel and we love it. Everyone is friendly and helpful. What a relaxing week we spend with all of you at the Lankford Hotel!! Thank You All!!
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