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“Great timeshare near NY” 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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Ranked #1 of 24 Hotels in Absecon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great timeshare near NY”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

I used points to stay here as I was in disney for 4 nights in April. I must say I was pleasantly surprised. The rooms were beautiful and the resort has a lot to do. The staff were very nice. We went to brigantine to the beach and had a great time. Pool area is nice but a little crowded. Adult pool by the spa was amazing.There were several complimentary activities such as wine and cheese and s'mores that were complimentary. It adds a nice touch. We got in the villa early and checked out an hour later. This was a huge plus. Definitely would return.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Cherry Hill
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Interior is typical of other Marriot villas. The grounds are situated on a golf course. I suspect this would be a golf lover's paradise if you are into that sort of activity. The tennis courts are worse than those that can be found in an inner city. There are plenty of daily activities which is a great feature.

My biggest complaint is the number of toddlers and babies. I have young children (7 &9) but to see little kids in diapers frolicking in a 102 degree hot tub is a breeding ground for the cocksackie virus. The place has a kiddie pool so keep you <3 year old children out of the hot tub. The management should do a better job overseeing this issue--it is not only dangerous to the young child but it is also a potential health hazard. Also, parents freely change diapers right on the lounge chairs. Little kids with swimmies are more prevalent than adults. There is a kiddie pool so stay out of the hot tubs!

The pool itself is on the smaller size. The pool this week was extremely crowded. However, the pool is heated and it was quite warm. Again, I hope I don't walk away ill because of the high number of toddlers, most of whom WERE NOT wearing swim diapers. I counted about 25 toddlers and younger to the approximate 75 people near the pool. I've never seen this many babies--I wonder if this place is affiliated with MyGym.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Houghton-le-Spring
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
24 helpful votes 24 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
44 helpful votes 44 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.

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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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Additional Information about Marriott's Fairway Villas

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
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel 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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