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“Port Royal - "Best in the Crest"” 5 of 5 stars
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Port Royal Hotel
6801 Ocean Ave., On the Beach at Palm Rd., Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260   |  
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Ranked #6 of 74 Hotels in Wildwood Crest
Walhalla, South Carolina
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Port Royal - "Best in the Crest"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We stayed at the Port royal July 10-14, 2013 - same room, same week every year. We do this because we know what to expect from the Port Royal - Wildwood Crest's best. From the time we get reservation confirmation in February to the time we arrive in July, the clerical staff is efficient and accurate. Checking in is a breeze with the professional and courteous staff at the front desk; these ladies are some of the nicest people in Wildwood. Hotels can be fancy or plain, expensive or cheap but all should be clean and the housekeeping staff at the Port Royal keep it absolutely spotless. During our stay, Sommer took care of our room. A room couldn't be cleaner once she finished her chores. Throw in a friendly smile and a little sympathy because it was raining and you couldn't ask for a nicer encounter. And that's the way it is with all the Port Royal employees - sharing an elevator with a maintenance guy carrying a light bulb - he smiles and says hello. The pride of the employees shows up in the quality of the hotel. My reservation is made and my deposit paid for 2014.

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  • Stayed July 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Ridgefield, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Hotel and room were clean and modern. Very nice pool and snack bar that was reasonably priced. Very happy with the Port Royal! Did lots of research on hotels since last year was our first stay. My husband, children, and I are going back next month and we can't wait!

  • Stayed August 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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South Glastonbury, CT
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

The Port Royal just gets better and better. We stay for two weeks, and it is truly our "home away from home". We have been going to the Port Royal for twelve years now and we've seen numerous improvements each year. We see many of the same guests year after year and have watched their children grow up as they have our son. As others have noted, this year the gift shop was removed in favor of a maritime themed library and sitting area. My wife missed the gift shop but my credit card account and wallet did not (LOL). Seriously though, in addition to the stylish clothing and gifts, the shop offered various sundries, snacks, and other items of convenience for the hotel guests. We are sure we are not the only guests who missed having the gift shop as an option. They did do a terrific job on the new maritime library. We only hope the clientele keeps it nice. The game room was re-done a year ago and some of the games have been abused by the guests to the point where they need repair. Nevertheless, the place is so very well kept and very clean. The rooms are immaculate. The pool area is beautiful and the property is not only steps from the beach, but is flanked by two parks. Simply put, it is the best in Wildwood Crest. The staff is so kind, courteous, and efficient. Whether it is the front desk staff, management, pool attendants, maintenance, or housekeeping, the staff is friendly and dedicated to making your stay special. In fairness, there are a couple of areas that we would like to see addressed. As many have stated, the Port Royal charges for its indoor parking garage. We have always been more than happy to pay for this extra as a matter of convenience. There is no charge for the outdoor parking. Indoor parking patrons get a certain type of placard that must be displayed and is good for the length of stay. Outdoor parkers get a hang tag and it is identified as for the outdoor parking privileges. I cannot tell you how many times we saw multiple cars in the garage either with a hang tag (outdoor parking) or nothing at all. The hotel should have someone patrolling the garage from time to time to enforce the parking rules. The nominal fee for indoor parking is not the point; rather it is the principle involved. Additionally, there are frequent instances of the general public parking in the outdoor spaces while going to the beach and/or the pool (we observed this personally). These cars should simply be tagged and towed. The other item we would like to point out is that some folks seem to think that it is ok to bring bottles of alcohol to the pool. In fact, one group reveled in having their libations in the pool itself. This would not have happened if A.J. were on duty at the pool; we felt compelled to mention this to the front desk and they acted promptly; only to discover that a bottle had been broken on the pool deck. Just when you think the children need to be watched, it is their parents that prove to be the most juvenile. I guess this could happen anywhere. Certainly no one would be concerned if they left their bar in their room and simply brought cups to the pool without the glass bottles. So, we once again thank the entire staff; John, Louise, Susan, Virginia, Rodney, Scott, Jake, Rita, Chrissy, A.J. and all other members of the staff at the Port Royal for another unforgettable and restful vacation. See you next year!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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
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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

I just returned from a trip to Port Royal in Wildwood Crest. The hotel was a great find. It is clean, newly updated. The rooms all have balconies, nice size with 2 sinks one in the bathroom and one in the dressing area. The lobby was well kept with a new sitting area and game room. The game room was super expensive each video game was $1.

My only issue with the pool area was there was no lifeguard on duty. The pool area was great, directly across from the beach with plenty of chairs and umbrella's. The pool is a nice size with a kiddie pool directly next to it making it easy to keep an eye on your kids. There is a restaurant/grill right across from the pool with a nice selection.

The location of this hotel is perfect if you want to be away from the chaos of the boardwalk. It's in a perfect spot to the beach, a bike route, and parks. It's in a quiet section with easy access to all the above. It's about a mile from the boardwalk. I would definitely return to this hotel.

  • Stayed July 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
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Garnet Valley Pa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

Just got back from a great 4th of July vacation. The hotel is the best in the area. Well keep friendly and helpful staff. This place is the best kept secret in Wildwood Crest.
Already have plans to stay next year.

  • Stayed July 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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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This hotel was fantastic for our family getaway. We stayed in a very spacious and clean efficiency suite which was located poolside on the 4th floor. This suite can definitely accomodate a family of 6-7 people comfortably. The hotel has ample outdoor parking, but we paid a mere $2 a day to park in their underground lot. It is about .5 miles from the boardwalk so we did drive there, but it was a quick and easy ride, and parking was ample on the streets at meters or in pay lots. The stay and play package was amazing..I believe we paid around $250 for our family of four to gain unlimited ride and water park access at the three piers, which was nonstop fun. The cleaning crew was friendly, thorough and efficient, and even loaned my friend detergent to run her laundry the first day there. It is right on the beach and the main and kiddie pools were clean and staffed by a vigilant lifeguard. There was even a restaurant, but we only ate from the snack far (food was good enough for a light lunch). Do yourself a favor and book this for your family trip to Wildwood. We loved the hotel AND the destination and cannot wait to return.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Montreal
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
52 hotel reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

You have to go inthis hotel if you are travelling with kids and want perfect vacation. This hotel is not too small not too big. Very clean and offers allservices a family needs. Away from noise and cars, it is very safe. But, you can walk to boardwalk and enjoy action in a few minutes. prices are very reasonnable. Snck on the pool. restaurant for breakfast. A goodasolution for memorable vacations with kids.

Room Tip: Oceanview family suite with bunkbeds are ideal!
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  • Stayed June 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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Address: 6801 Ocean Ave., On the Beach at Palm Rd., Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Wildwood Crest
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Wildwood Crest
#3 Romantic Hotel in Wildwood Crest
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Wildwood Crest
#5 Family Hotel in Wildwood Crest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 100
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