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“A Great Family Holiday” 5 of 5 stars
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Marriott's Fairway Villas
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   500 East Fairway Lane, Galloway Twnshp, Absecon, NJ 08201   |  
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
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“A Great Family Holiday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This was our first time in New Jersey and we didn't know what to expect - however we had an excellent two weeks and the Fairway Villas is a great base to have.

Accommodation - the apartments were superb with everything you need for a great family holiday. Plenty of room, good kitchen facilities, lovely beds and a good balcony with fly screen.

Location - 10 minutes from Atlantic City, 50 minutes from Philadelphia and just over an hour and a half from New York! Plenty to do when you don't want to relax by the pool

Staff - excellent customer service. They can't do enough for you.

Activities - plenty to do for all ages!!

Room Tip: High floor and near the pool!!
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Receptionist at arrival was very friendly. As soon as we walked in to the room a very bad rotten food smell hit us, there where crumbs left in the kitcken aria from the previous visitors.
We called in a complaint and I got response the next morning.
There was no hot water at night, neither was in the morning, when we complained about it we got a small water tank excuse... wich i dont get, becuase its a double family room with the capacity of 8 ppl.
as we checked out we asked the front desk to notify the room service that we need to pick up our food from the fridge, she said she did. When we arrived to the room to pick it up we find the room service having a party with our food, we went back to complain, the manager first argued with us that they didnt. Then she justified there act by explaining that checkout is @11 am so after 11 am the house keeping has the right go in to your room and throw out everything( I guess she was upset that she missed the party)
They said that we can't get any accommodation's because we booked throw Expedia.
To sum our experience the place needs lots of maintenence. And if they want costumers they better be more accommodating.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Ryan N, Corporate Customer Care Manager at Marriott's Fairway Villas, responded to this review, August 26, 2014
Thank you for visiting Marriott's Faiway Villas. We are disappointed to hear your experience did not exceed your expectations due to service issues. This is not typical of the resort and we would like to personally respond to your concerns. Please email us at customer.care@vacationclub.com with your preferred method of contact and include your TripAdvisor Username. As an alternative, you may reach us directly by calling 800-860-9384. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
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Philadelphia, Pa.
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We have been coming here for the last four years in August. We have always had a great time. Lots of great restaurants nearby, large, clean pools, modern villas, convenient, beautiful golf course, stores are convenient, pool grill has tasty food, ten minutes from A/C, twenty minutes from Ocean City boards. Can't say enough good comments! Look forward to it every year! Forgot to mention walking trails all over the community.

Room Tip: All rooms are good.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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13 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I had a lukewarm impression of Marriott's Fairway Villas the last time I visited. However, since we found so many positive reviews of the property on Tripadvisor, we decided to give it another try.

I was happy to receive an email from Marriott to get our room preferences several days in advance. I requested a high floor near the Marketplace Express because I didn't want to hear running feet over my head and preferred to be close to the activities and refreshments. When we arrived around 2:30pm, the room wasn't ready which wasn't a problem, because we were early (check-in is 4pm). As we would have done even if the room was ready, we decided to get something to eat and buy some groceries. While we were in the restaurant, we received the call that our room was ready.

Our room preferences were granted exactly. We were placed in the Congressional building on the highest floor as requested. I found that the halls were newly carpeted and the room was completely refurbished. What makes this Fairway Villas unique is that all the rooms are virtually the same. There are no hierarchy of rooms, no one building better than the others. It is just a matter of a guest's floor and view preferences and how far they want to be from the activity center, pool, resort entrance, golf, basketball courts, etc. Marriott really did a nice job with updating the furnishings and wall art. The open space layout comprising the kitchen, dining room and living room really encouraged togetherness amongst our family irregardless of whether one was watching TV, cooking or focused on a mobile device.

There was no shortage of activities to do for our entire family of 7 which ranged in age from 72 to 12. Onsite at the resort, there was a wine and cheese social around the pool area (kids were served soda) complete with great local entertainment, there was a daily grill special with a beverage for only 5 bucks, a state-of-the-art fitness center, arcade games and air hockey, billiards, ping pong, board games, a 1.1 mile nature trail, the Kids Night Out event, arts and crafts, movies and much more. I could've enjoyed just sitting in the shade in one of the rocking chairs in the gazebo for an entire afternoon with a book.

There are many things to do offsite as well. There is dining and a great shopping area in nearby Mays Landing, bicycle riding, casinos and outlet shopping in Atlantic City, an indoor amusement center called iPlay America about an hour away from Fairway Villas. Our most favorite place however was the Cape May County Zoo. It had an abundance of animals complete with a playground, clean restrooms, picnic tables, and scenic landscapes - all for FREE.

Marriott's Fairway Villas felt like a home away from home. The environment was tranquil and family-friendly and the other guests definitely contributed to the good vibe. I regretted going home back to the big city. It was the best vacation I had in years!

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ryan N, Corporate Customer Care Manager at Marriott's Fairway Villas, responded to this review, August 26, 2014
thank you for your five-star review! We are so glad your family decided to visit us again and had such a great time. Our team looks forward to seeing you again at Marriott's Fairway Villas!
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87 reviews 87 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Recently returned from Marriot Fairway in Galloway Township, and what a great week it was. I had a 2 bedroom villa that was extremely comfortable. Its a resort that is situated close to areas of activity, including Atlantic City and its Casinos, beaches, the Old Town of Smithville, and Cape May, a locale that takes you back in time to the Victorian ages. Back to the Marriot, for you golfers, the green is beautiful. I had my grand daughter with me, and she enjoyed the kiddie pool, while we adults had our own. There is a Red Door Spa on site where you can be pampered. On Wednesdays, enjoy the beats of the steel drum as an entertainer plays his music. Hugh outdoor gas grills, and grilling areas, benches provided.The staff is friendly and helpful. will definitely return.

Room Tip: They are all good.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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new york city
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234 reviews 234 reviews
230 hotel reviews
Reviews in 142 cities Reviews in 142 cities
513 helpful votes 513 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I found this property by googling "villas within 100 miles of NYC". Our family of 2 adults and 2 kids ages 6 and 8 had a really good time here. Our villa was flawless -- 3rd floor facing woods and a golf area with 2 beds and 2 baths and a screened porch. Kids enjoyed the kids activities including Kids Night Out on Saturday night, magic show and various activities as early as 8am. The pool is heated, kids are allowed in the jacuzzi, and they have a bunch of toys in a shack that you can play with such as frisbees and wiffle ball and lots of board games. The Sea View hotel next door has a really nice miniature golf course, beach volleyball court, and a 1 mile nature trail. The hotel will drive you over in a golf cart or it is a 5-10 minute walk with a shortcut between the properties. On the grounds is shuffle board, tether ball, horseshoe throwing, corn-bag toss and BBQ areas. We are told they getting ready to construct another pool with a slide, which will be a big hit. The breakfast room there was fine, and dinner in their tavern was excellent, with real home-made desserts. The sandwiches were huge and made for footballers. Our salads and soups were excellent. We were really pleasantly surprised for the two dinners we had there. Mulligans at the pool was very good and they were grilling things at the pool. Concierge was very helpful pre-arrival with ideas of things to do; they have an arrangement with a babysitting agency. The Red Door Spa was fine (although they need to fix up their jacuzzi in the men's section) and the gym was rather good. A few weeks ago we went to Crystal Springs resort in New Jersey and we preferred this much more. Much more relaxing, not so many people around, the food is better, there are much more kids activities, the pool is warm here and no hard times getting tables at the restaurants. We didn't have to run around chasing our kids all the time around the property; we brought a scooter and let our 6 year old go free. It would be great if they had some bicycles around that people could rent or use, especially a few with training wheels. We would also be happier if they kept extra towels at the pool instead of making you depend on towels you bring from your villa. We took Amtrak to Philly and drove here but still hit traffic early Sunday afternoon heading back to Philly; next time I would try driving directly from NYC; mapquest says you can do it in just over 2 hours. We had a nice afternoon at Steel Pier in Atlantic City and the Rainforest Cafe. Next time we would try visiting Ocean City NJ which also has a kid-friendly pier. Checkout here is at 10am; we got an extra hour for free and then another hour for $25 (they had a full house for Sunday night and needed us out by noon) but they allow you to use shower facilities at the spa. Guests and staff were both very friendly here and the kids camp counselors work hard. We'd be very happy to return.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Ryan N, Corporate Customer Care Manager at Marriott's Fairway Villas, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Thank you for your TripAdvisor review and for sharing your vacation experience. We are happy to hear you and your family enjoyed the many amenities at Marriott’s Fairway Villas including the pool as well as the activities area. We greatly appreciate your comments regarding your experience and we look forward to seeing you all again soon!
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Boston, Massachusetts
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521 reviews 521 reviews
121 hotel reviews
Reviews in 157 cities Reviews in 157 cities
347 helpful votes 347 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed here off season in March. It was cold, so we were not able to take advantage of the activities on site (bummer, golf was only $29 18/w cart then!) The rooms had been recently remodeled and they were beautiful. We took my parents, and it was very comfortable for four people. We had a fireplace, screened in back porch, fully equipped stainless steel kitchen and tons of other amenities. We were in a corner unit and it was very quiet. We just happened to be over at the guest area for a welcome night and enjoyed free wine, cheese and live music. We loved our visit and we hope to return! Very close to the casinos and nice restaurants.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 500 East Fairway Lane, Galloway Twnshp, Absecon, NJ 08201
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Absecon
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 24 Hotels in Absecon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Marriott's Fairway Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 270
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