This place is great to get to the airport. But plane cancellations and delays may result in a full house. About 4 bus loads of teenagers arrived when we stayed, but they were of no inconvenience to
us. They would have been if we wanted a late night at the pool, but we were done with the pool. My business advice, they should do something with the massive parking lot to bring in customers on a regular basis. We stayed at the Holiday Inn in Manahawkin, PA and Rome's HI owner should visit to see how to make a real resort of this place. Keep sufficient parking, the lot was empty except for our car and a bus, but also a zip line and go carts for an extra cost. Also, Manahawkin had an outside bar, three fire pits, bocci, corn hole, basketball, putt putt golf, indoor/outdoor pool simply by opening the three massive garage doors, pool lounge area with fire pit, free beach chairs, umbrellas, and bikes to guests. And the food was amazing at Manahawkin, I cannot say the same for Rome! Rome's food was ok, you could eat it, but it was not good. Rome advertises a buffet, but it is not all buffet because you get one entree and the buffet is simply a salad bar. Breakfast was good and a true buffet.
The pool in Rome is clean and deep, over my head and I'm 5'2", but he is 6'5" so it was nice to be able to cool off and relax with some drinks. Bring floats devices for children. The bartender/waitress was rude. Really no service at all, but we are no booze hounds so not a big deal to us. [Less]