I stayed here with my wife (we are in our 30's) and and 3yr old twins for 4 nights over the July 4th weekend. There are two features that distinguish this motel from others in the Wildwoods (and the Jersey Shore). First and foremost are the owners - Sandra and Ernie are even more fantastic in person than the glowing reviews here indicate. Their presence and energy create a wonderfully relaxed family atmosphere.
The second feature is the cleanliness. This is a Wildwood Motel, so the furnishings are extremely dated and if you are looking for luxury this is not for you... and frankly Wildwood may not be for you. That being said, I have stayed in many luxury hotels that do not even come close to the cleanliness of The Sunflower. The daily made service is excellent and something to keep in mind when considering whether to stay here or rent a condo. Beyond the daily maid service Sandra and Ernie keep up on the common areas almost around the clock.
During two nights of our trip we had a wonderful singer/guitar player who was a guest at the hotel give a fantastic concert poolside. It really added to the very friendly atmosphere here. It's nice to drink a can or two of beer on your porch at night (glass is not allowed on the porches, but Good Night Irene's 2 blocks away has a great selection of craft beers in cans). This is by no means are party motel, if I were in my 20's going with some buddies, I would stay elsewhere.
My only note here would be that they should add wifi. When I booked I thought it would be relaxing to "unplug"... unfortunately in this day and age my children have become too accustomed to their devices that run on wifi. The Sunflower is a small cozy motel, and adding wifi would not be that much of a challenge for them.
The location is great, and this was one of the most enjoyable family vacations we have ever had. I can't wait to go back next year.
I stayed on the second floor, but will try and book on the first to cut down on the stairs for my yo...
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