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Sahara Motel
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   510 E. 18th Ave, North Wildwood, NJ 08260   |  
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Ranked #5 of 42 Hotels in North Wildwood
Wildwood, New Jersey
1 review
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
“Save your money and stay somewhere else!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

For starters, the owners are rude and disrespectful to their guests. We hold a family reunion in September and this year was our 40th Anniversary. Two years ago the motel had great owners "Nicky and Kenny" , but it was recently sold "Adam and Robin". They complained to the adults about immediately leaving the premises after check out. Our family likes to hang around after check out to socialize and eat lunch. They wanted to charge an extra $50 for an infant because it is 4 to a room. Their are other places along the boardwalk that are much better.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Adam C, Owner at Sahara Motel, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
This review is probably one of the most interesting to respond to. Firstly this so called renunion is just a complete mob of people who want to break every rule of the place because they feel they are entitled to. The previous owners allowed them to do anything they wanted including bringing in outside guests that disturb all other guests which can not be tolerated. In ref to the previous owners, I can not speak for them except to say that they are no longer at the Sahara and I can not comment on there business practices. This particlar reviewer came to the property on the wrong date she had a reservation on Saturday and Sunday, as it was a two night min for this weekend. She arrived on Friday and we got her and her family of three children another motel to stay in. In stead of going to the other motel she decided to stay in other rooms Friday night, and cancel her reservation for Sunday night, so she stayed for the entire weekend for the price of one night. When she was approached for Sunday night and or paying for her stay Friday night she agreed to pay a small 50 dollar fee and then left the property without paying. Her ref to paying for an infanct was far from the truth and this family is making that up. She also parked and took up another guests parking spot for the entire 3 days. We clearly stated that she would not have to pay for that child. In her case she paid for nothing and still feels she was entiled to more. Her husband also verbally assaulted the female owner whichy is disgusting and will not be tolerated. He was immediately asked to leave the property. I think that this particular family should find another place for there renunion as they want to stay and not pay, plus have an additional 50 guests swarming the property even to the detriment of all our other guests. We did tell the renunion that they are not welcomed back and that the Sahara Motel has rules and they are in place to secure that all of our guests have an enjoyable time and a fabulous vacation. The Sahara will always insure that is the case, and the Motel is not in business to cater to a single group that feels that they dont have to follow any of the Motels rules which are designed for everyone not just them. We have more then ten complaints about this family throughout there stay from our other guests. Finally, throughout the weekend as always the ownership did everything possible to insure that this group was happy, like giving them extra parking, allowing them to have early checks, keeping extra staff on site to cater to the needs...Nothing and I mean nothing was good enough for them...That being said we are very proud of our establishment, and are very lucky and fortunate for ourgreat loyal customers that made 2013 a great season. It is funny how this person ran home to write this review and make up such lies, when they should look themselves in the mirror and realize that they took advantage of our Motel business and decided to steal our services for 3 days and nights instead of just paying as every other guests should have. Throughout the enitre season we have never seen such gross negligence towards Motel rules and respect for other guests. We can not be more happy that this family will bring all there troubles to another Motel...good luck trying to find someone to take you and your disrespect for the rules....We have discussed this event with many other Motels in the area, as we are close with all of them, and have encouraged them all not to cater to this group....The Sahara Motel.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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1 review
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

First of all I would like to begin by how clean this resort is. All of the workers work so hard. Next I know the owners and they are very kind shout out to Adam and Robyn. Also this motel is placed right next to the board walk and the beach, which is amazing. I stayed for the weekend and will be coming back next summer..thank you again.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Adam C, Owner at Sahara Motel, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Thank You so much for your fantastic review. I am so happy you had such an incredible time at our resort property. We look forward to seeing you again next season. Thanks again. Sahara Motel.....
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Sahara Motel the first week of August. I must say the new owners were very accommodating. Our room was ready before my check in time. I have stayed at other places in North Wildwood and this motel was very clean. The location to the beach and boardwalk couldn't be better. We literally parked our car and never had to move it until we checked out !! My family and I are all ready looking forward to coming back to The Sahara next year!!!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Adam C, Owner at Sahara Motel, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Thank You for your great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your vacation. It is so nice to hear about families like yours having an incredible time. We look forward to seeing you again next season. We are now taking reservations for 2014. See you at the beach soon. Thanks again. The Sahara Motel.....
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Turnersville, New Jersey
1 review
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We just finished ourbweek long stay and I must say coming back to the sahara was a wonderful
decision.The new owners could not be more helpful with any and all our needs.Having not been
To north wildwood the past 4 yrs it was a pleasure to come back.the pool was clean and warm
The flat screen tvs wereva definite improvement.The new owners are planning many new upgrades in the off season so this family can not wait to come back! O by the way the view is amazing

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Adam C, Owner at Sahara Motel, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Thank You so much for your fantastic review. We are so glad you enjoyed your vacation. We look forward to seeing you back next season. We are taking reservations now for 2014. Contact the Motel direct and we will assist you. Have a great fall and winter and we will see you back at the beach before you know it. Thanks again...Sahara Motel.
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New York City, New York
1 review
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

I just returned home from staying at the SAHARA OCEANFRONT MOTEL in north wildwood nj. What an amazing time we had. We had my husband and 2 children and my sister and her husband and 2 children. It was great we had adjoining rooms and the view was so nice at every angle. The rooms were also very spacious and very clean. The new owners remembered it was our first time in north wildwood and had a folder of their favorite restaurants and things to do in town. They were right about everything. This motel is truly magical. The staff were so gracious.
Next year we are staying for 2 weeks. Thank you Sahara for being so clean and kind to our family.
See you in 2014 for another great vacation.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great as they are facing to beach/boardwalk. Can't go wrong
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Adam C, Owner at Sahara Motel, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Thank You for your fantastic review. We are so happy you and your family had such an incredible vacation. It was our pleasure to make sure that everything was perfect for you, and we hope that your first time in North Wildwood is the beginning of a long tradition of future summer vacations for you and your entire family. See you again next season. The Sahara Motel.
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Lindenwold, New Jersey
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I've stayed at the Sahara many, many years since 1976 including the last ten exclusively. While the rooms are indeed outdated the new management staff is a delight and we've been told major renovations are about to take place which will modernize the motel. As always it was clean and whatever I needed (towels, information, etc) was addressed immediately. You can't beat the location as it's literally on the edge of the beach and boardwalk! I would definitely recommend staying here and look forward to my return next July to see all the new renovations the motel will incure!

Room Tip: 2nd and 3rd floor are best.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Adam C, Owner at Sahara Motel, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Thank You for your Fantastic Review. It was a pleasure having you and your family at the Sahara Motel. We look forward to seeing you again next year. It always make us happy to hear about our guests having amazing vacations at our Resort Property. See you again soon. Sahara Motel.
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Exton, Pennsylvania
1 review
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

My family and I booked here because it was kind of last minute and the Matador 2 blocks away was booked. The rooms are really outdated with the counter near the sink bending down as if it was rotting away, the rugs were filthy, and there were knats all over the room. The AC (which was in the back bedroom wall) was on 66 for the 4 days we were there and the cool air never made it past the bedroom door...in 4 days??? The service was ok, and the location was fine, you guys just really need a major overhall of the all the rooms! Back to the Matador we go.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Adam C, Owner at Sahara Motel, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Sorry you did not enjoy your stay. Would like to make a few comments to your review. Our rooms are far from outdated. In fact we have made many upgrades since taking over the property including new Flat Screen TV in all the 36 rooms. In additon we clean our rugs with professional machines daily and our rooms are spotless. There are no knats in the rooms and we have had thousands of guests this season and have never heard of anything like this. In fact that part of your review is offensive to managment personally and our fantastic property. In addition we have replaced more then 20 AC units this season, and if any guest would have complained that there room was not getting cool we would have addressed it and changed the unit. Our committment is to the best service at the BEST location in North Wildwood. Sorry to see you go back to another Motel...Best of Luck. To All, Look out for more fantastic changes and upgrades at the Sahara Resort Motel....See you at the beach. Thanks to all our guests this season so far for an incredible year...We take personal pride in making everyones summer vacation incredible.....
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Address: 510 E. 18th Ave, North Wildwood, NJ 08260
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > North Wildwood
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in North Wildwood
#4 On the Beach Hotel in North Wildwood
#5 Family Hotel in North Wildwood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Sahara Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 36
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