We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Much Improved” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lu Fran Motel

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Save
You added Lu Fran Motel to your Saves list
Lu Fran Motel
5106 Ocean Ave., Wildwood, NJ 08260   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #17 of 77 Hotels in Wildwood
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Much Improved”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

The family and I have stayed at the LuFran occasionally the past 20+ years. We would book several rooms together and have a good time esp out on the sun deck and pool. The past few years, the former owners ran this place into the ground then sold it. Ralph and his family are the new owners as of May '13 and are on their way to bringing the place back to life. Ralph is very accommodating... ANYTHING you want or need, he is right there for you. Great location, clean rooms, beach front view, access to boardwalk and surrounded by many restaurants... this place is a tremendous value. ~Dominick

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

115 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    74
    18
    6
    5
    12
See reviews for
42
18
3
1
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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (12)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I cannot say enough good things about this motel experience. First, the place was clean, the owners are fantastic, friendly and helpful. I go to Wildwood every year for the NJ State Firefighters Convention, the owners of the Lu-Fran made this year the BEST ever. I will be a life long customer, we love this motel and the staff!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bryans Road, Maryland
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I've been staying at LuFran with family and friends for the past six years. My family and friends have been staying there at least 20 years. Went up there twice in 2013, Very disappointed when we went in July and when we went back in September it was even worse. When Greg and Donna were the owners, the place was immaculate and they had rules that everyone had to abide by. The new owner, Ralph is a very nice man and he is very accommodating; however, he is very disorganized. He tries to please everyone...if you don't want to checkout until later then that's o.k. with him, but you can't do that because it's not fair to the people wanting to check in. They are inconvenienced because the room is not ready due to late check out. The parking was ridiculous. In the past, if there was not enough parking, then Greg would have you park in the parking lot across the street. Ralph didn't want you to do this. I guess because he did not want to pay the price. The rooms were not clean. Saw a roach in the bathroom and my cousin had a roach in her bed. Never saw any bugs in prior years when Greg owned the place. Love the location, but if things don't change, then we won't be returning. Hopefully, Ralph will get his act together and LuFran will once again be a nice place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
East Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This was my family's first stay at Lu Fran Motel, and I cannot say enough about how wonderful the stay was. The owner Ralph, the housekeeping staff and anyone else I had the pleasure of meeting were beyond helpful and very friendly. The accommodations were clean and comfortable. I needed extra towels for my kids because it seemed like there wasn't enough left by the housekeeper. Ralph was prompt about bringing them and encouraged me to contact him if we needed anything else. The hotel is right across the street from the boardwalk and beach. Location could not be any better. Looking forward to staying at the Lu Fran for many more summers to come.

  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Whitehall, Pennsylvania
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Miss Donna and Greg...however, new owner Ralph very friendly but seemed a little disorganized at check in time...price was still the same for that time of season and he actually reduced the rate for me if I paid cash, which he gave me a day to run over to the nearest B of A and I paid him the rest of the stay later in the day.

Big Big con....room was not that clean...floor of bathroom not clean, light bulb in ceiling of bathroom out, and even though I notified Ralph, still was not replace by stay's end. No maid came in to do beds/vacuum or change out towels at all during our short two night stay, though I saw the maid in the back of building occasionally grabbing a smoke. Oh and, low and behold, a burned out old butt of marijuana found in microwave by my daughter. That is one area where the former owners had it way over the new. They need to keep the price reasonable, and keep on it, update wise and clean wise or it will go down hill...its the LuFran, granted a good location but its not the Reges in the Crest!.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Ralph the owner was very accommodating. My reservation was wrong, wrong type of room. He fixed problem right away and followed up with me twice. Very clean. Seems a lot of people return every year. Very noisy even late at night. I mean even well after midnight. Room is tight with two beds in it. No space between bed and AC unit. Vertical blinds old. Did not completely close the outside lights that stay on all night shone into the room. Quite bright when trying to sleep. Clean pool, flexible check out time. Half the number of parking spots than rooms. No parking passes to use lot directly across the street. Would go back again only if could not find more reasonable choice price wise. Not the worst experience but there has to be more organized elsewhere.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

I visit this motel every year. This year the visit was a bit different as it has new owners. First, The Hotel: The hotel is a nice hotel in a great location! Still my favorite area with a nice view.
The Staff: The only one I got to know is Ralph (one of the owners) He is very friendly, generous, and accommodating. Spoke to another young man on check out, and he was kind. The housekeeper, very busy! The only one I saw. They need more. When I called to make reservation, a woman answers but does not answer by hotel name and is a little pushy.
The Visit: check in at office.....the office is in shambles. No organization at all. Flyers thrown around, mail on piles. No car pass was given. The room, I was saddened. It appeared clean, but food wrappers under and behind things. Bathroom smelled bleachy/sour (like puke) at the same time. Bedding appeared clean and beds were neat. Kitchen was clean. Only 1 trash can in kitchen, used to be 1 trash and 1 recycle can.
Did not see the same standards of clean this year as previous years. Linen thrown on piles outside on sidewalk. Did not see pool being cleaned, not that it looked real dirty. But Ralph was very friendly. Hotel was not as busy as others. I hope to give a better review next year, after they have had time to settle in and get organized. This was and I hope it will continue to be my favorite motel of WW.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Lu Fran Motel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Lu Fran Motel

Address: 5106 Ocean Ave., Wildwood, NJ 08260
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Wildwood
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#20 Family Hotel in Wildwood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 26
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline and Odigeo so you can book your Lu Fran Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Lu Fran Hotel Wildwood

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Lu Fran Motel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.