Have stayed both on the boardwalk in Wildwood/W. Crest (noisy, incredibly expensive) and out-of-town motels like this one (tiny rooms, dirty, damaged, smelly). The Reeves is a place we have passed by on bicycles and made a note of, and this year we couldn't book at our usual spot and gave it a try. The rooms are hardly suites, but they are on par with a typical hotel room, not cramped at all. Small fridge is included, powerful wall air conditioner, and small but excellent pool - sign said 6' deep at deep end, actually ore like 7' deep, a tremendous improvement over the 4' pools at most of these type places. But the huge, huge pleasant suprise - with one exception I'll cover in a moment - was that the pool, the room, and indeed everything was meticulously clean. The pool had very little chlorine in it, it didn't need it. The room didn't have a gallon of air freshener sprayed, it didn't need it. No puddles of rusty water, no smashed mirrors. Just a nice clean place, which sad to say is practically impossible to get at the Shore for under $250 a night - unless you stay at the Reeves.
No, not everything is perfect. The bed was a bit soggy - needs a new, firm mattress (but no worse than practically every other shore location). And for some reason, there were flies in the room the first night - the room even came with its own fly swatter so it must be a constant problem. They certainly weren't breeding in the room and we couldn't find anyplace they were coming in from, so they must have flown in while we were unloading the car. Strange, because I never say a fly while outside...but this is The Shore, and there are swamps to the west that sweep in hordes of flies (including some nasty meat eaters) when the wind is right. They rarely make it to the boardwalk but they are one of the "features" of living at The Shore whereever you go.
Two miles north you intersect with 47, the main road heading into Wildwood, with lots of restaraunts and shops (but Dock Mike's is now gone, R.I.P. the best nearest pancakes and ham), Literally a hundred yard to the south is the bike path leading into Cape May proper (the "Island"), the lighthouse, and the quaint shops. Since north is by car and south is generally by bike, in a very real sense The Reeves is actually better situated than the motels we usually stay at, which are strung out along 47.Biking from, for example, the Meadowview all the way down to Cape May Point is downright exhausting, but from The Reeves it's a very pleasant jaunt; while driving into Wildwood by car will add only three minutes to your trip.
The Reeves was inexpensive, friendly, perfectly situated (short of being on the beach), and clean.
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