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El Coronado Resort

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   8501 Atlantic Ave., at East Preston Avenue, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260
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Ranked #49 of 74 Hotels in Wildwood Crest
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Carolpa186 Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently over the Christmas holiday, I was telling our close friends about our very pleasant stay this past summer at your wonderful motel. While searching the internet to show them the El Coronado, I came across this site (TripAdvisor). After reading a few reviews I decided that I would leave a review of my own. We enjoyed ourselves very much... More 

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brucemo123, General Manager at El Coronado Resort, responded to this review

Carol: Thanks for the great press. We're working now on other pool entertainment venues for this coming season. So pleased you enjoyed your stay last year! More 

Pittsburgh
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We stayed here in June of 2014 before the start of their busy season. The room was a good size but needed alot of updating! The carpets were very dirty and need replaced as well as the furniture. There was leaking from the ceiling in the hallway going to the main lobby. It made it very dangerous to walk on... More 

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brucemo123, General Manager at El Coronado Resort, responded to this review

Hi, Pittsburggal: Our plumbing pipe wrapping on the 1st floor was trying for us too. This issue came to light after our season opening and, therefore, had to be addressed. So sorry it effected your stay with us. Please know that new carpeting for our entire hotel was approved as well as new kitchen backsplashes, unit artwork and new bedding... More 

Clifton, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I stayed for 9 nights from sept. 2-11. The pool was warm, the weather was great and the room was, excellent! I couldn't believe how clean the oven was, thought Iit was new! Had a shared balcony because I was in the newer wing. It was nice having people to talk to. Anyone who complains about a shared balcony must... More 

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brucemo123, General Manager at El Coronado Resort, responded to this review

Brian...always glad to see you at the hotel. After all these years, you're like family to us all! I will share your kind words with the staff who always enjoy your extended stays (and your regular chef treats). Happy New Year! More 

Kearny, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The beach was nice, not great and not attractive to me, but very clean - the pool is spacious and very confortable deck for a gathering with bbq grills available for guests. The beach view room was very nice to see stars at night from the balcony and the sound of the ocean waves. The bed was confy and clean... More 

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brucemo123, General Manager at El Coronado Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for the write-up, Vilma. We've got some cool changes for the property planned so check us out next season. Regards and enjoy the rest of 2014! More 

Lehighton, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My husband and I and several friends have been coming to this hotel for many years. The staff is always friendly and helpful. Sometimes things do go wrong but they are always try to correct whatever they can. The only reason no 5 stars was given is because of the wifi. Had no reception in room 519 and only partial... More 

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brucemo123, General Manager at El Coronado Resort, responded to this review

So pleased to hear your stay with us was a good one. I will report your WiFi problems to our IT man...after a whole new WiFi install last July service should be excellent everywhere in the hotel. Antonette and Sara say hello. We all look forward to hosting you again next year! More 

Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Hubby and I decided to getaway to Wildwood Crest for a long weekend to celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary. We had not been to the El Coronado in several years and quite frankly all the negative reviews almost turned us away. Learily, we did book a 4 night stay and we are EXTREMELY glad we did! The facilities were clean... More 

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brucemo123, General Manager at El Coronado Resort, responded to this review

My staff and I wish you a most Happy Anniversary!!! Thanks for making El Coronado a part of this milestone. More 

Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We went back to the hotel September 2014 and had a amazing time. The Staff was friendly. The room was beautifully painted. New lamps and microwave in the room. Nice thick towels in the bathroom. The pool was heated and a beautiful plenty chairs around the pool. the staff had the pool open from 9 AM to 9 pm for... More 

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brucemo123, General Manager at El Coronado Resort, responded to this review

Hi, Marie: Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at my hotel. I really appreciate your kind words and will read your review at our weekly staff meeting. My manager's will appreciate your comments too. Happy Fall! More 

Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I have to admit: we've been going to Cape May for the past 30 years at least twice a year. But sadly, Cape May has become extremely expensive and beyond our range. So, when we wanted to get away for a long weekend this September, we searched high and low for a place in the vicinity where we could still... More 

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brucemo123, General Manager at El Coronado Resort, responded to this review

Thank you, Mr. Mobile, for taking the time to share such an awesome review. I plan on sharing your notes with my management team who have worked so hard again this season to please our valued guests. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Had some issues with the room not being clean upon check in, dirty sheets left in the sofa bed. Floor not vacuum. Once we let front desk know how unhappy we were the manager went above and beyond to correct everything and made right by us. We would return next summer

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brucemo123, General Manager at El Coronado Resort, responded to this review

I'm sorry Housekeeping missed the sofa bed make-up from the previous guests. When guests close the sofa bed on check-out my Room Attendants are supposed to open it to ensure the sheets are removed for the next guest but apparently they missed it. I was glad to see my Housekeeper addressed the problem to your satisfaction. Thank you. More 

Hudson River Valley, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We stayed for 4 nights with our family, room was adequate but dated. The room was not adequately cleaned upon check-in,we found cereal and toe nail clippings on the floor 😝. The balcony location was shared with other rooms, and our neighbors had to walk through our balcony to get to their room.

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brucemo123, General Manager at El Coronado Resort, responded to this review

So sorry my Housekeeping Department fell short in preparing your room for your arrival. I will immediately address this issue directly with her. Thank you. More 

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Address: 8501 Atlantic Ave., at East Preston Avenue, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Wildwood Crest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — El Coronado Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 123
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Also Known As:
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#27 On the Beach Hotel in Wildwood Crest

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