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“Great location, poor maintenance” 2 of 5 stars
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Oceanview Motel
1.5 of 5 Motel   |   7201 Ocean Ave., Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260   |  
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Ranked #71 of 74 hotels in Wildwood Crest
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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“Great location, poor maintenance”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012 via mobile

My sister and I arrived for a girl's weekend. Immediately upon arrival we were informed that the elevator was broken and would not be working anytime soon. We had booked and paid for an Ocean View Suite. After being assigned a 4th floor room I expressed concern over the steps. (I have a bad hip) The front desk clerk offered us a handicapped room on the first floor. We opted for the 1st floor standard interior room because there was no way I could repeatedly handle 4 flights of stairs. I was still charged the Ocean View Suite rate.
The room was clean and one of the remodeled ones so while basic, it was in reasonable repair.
It was Fire Fighters weekend, so there was a lot of loud parties and luggage cart racing down the halls. I have no issues with our hero's letting off steam, but feel the motel should have a noise curfew for the rest of us to be able to enjoy a good night sleep that began before 3am.
This is a no frills place, with an amazing location.
I was very disappointed that we were charged for a room we were unable to enjoy.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Bronx, NY
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012 via mobile

The smell of mold is everywhere - even in the lobby. The toilet seat couldn't close. They didn't clean the room. The smell of mold was unbearable
I would never stay there again even if it were the only room available for miles.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

My definition of a Wildwood Motel
Older Motel from the 60’s
Not updated except for the furniture
Rust spots in sink or bathtub maybe on the window ledge or floor
Older style bed spread and blinds
Damp carpets
A smell that at first is not recognizable
A bar of small Soap for the whole stay
A/C works some of the time
maybe a broken tile or two in the bathroom
Internet connection ??????
Older Style TV in room
Not the cleanest room on earth
Small parking Spots

NOW with that being said, I have stayed at some of the nicest hotels/motels to some of the worst. In my opinion this Motel had a lot to offer and yes it needs to be fixed up.
This hotel is average when it comes to Wildwood Crest Motel.

THIS IS YOUR TYPICAL MOTEL IN WILDWOOD.

It makes sense to have a room that fits your stay. Do you want to cook or not. View of the Ocean or not. The things that mean the most are not for me but for my kids. They did like being next to the beach, going to the board walk at night, bike rentals, pool, mini golf, arcade. Keeping them happy made for a great stay. So if you go you know what to expect.

This Motel does not get 5 stars but 3 stars but the staff tried hard to make a good stay for everyone. :)
Jerry Ehrlich from the Great City of Philadelphia

Room Tip: Just ask questions. The front desk will do what they can to help. Remember this is not the Borgata...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012 via mobile

My family stayed here after leaving another hotel for being dirty this hotel was not much better the worse part was the dampness in the rooms the bathroom was very outdated and has very poor water pressure the towels smelled bad . The furniture and decor was good the kitchen cabinets were falling apart but the motel did provide dish soap that was an improvement if the they only cleaned the rooms better maybe it would have been ok but for the rate they charge it wan unacceptable . I would not recommend this place to anyone

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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bethesda
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

The hotel is across the street from the "Admiral West" and used to be known as the "Admiral East" but changed their name to the Oceanview. Unfortunately you will find the Oceanview in a rundown condition with issues such as holes in the wall, broken or missing tile, torn carpet and wallpaper, ... etc.

Worst - for some reason the hotel has tried to nickel and dime its customers by making them pay extra for internet access. However the pay for service internet access they offered did not even work. They put me through to some outside tech service where I was on hold for ever then finally spoke with a "level 1" tech, who after 45 minutes decided to put me through to a "level 3" tech who would call me back, but then never did.

Nothing wrong with my laptop computer ... I had no problem with WIFI access when I drove to McDonalds each time I wanted to get internet access, until I discovered other hotels in the area that were providing WIFI at no charge, but what an inconvenience. In this day and age this type of customer service is unacceptable. The hotel could easily provide free internet service to its customers, but is too concerned about squeezing more $$$ out of them.

One more thing, don't even think about sleeping on the sofa bed. You will have springs sticking up into your body all night ... OUCH!!! Oh yeah - and the pool is quite cold (not heated).

Room Tip: Look for another hotel
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Whiting, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Don't stay at this motel , it is a hazardous to your heath !! The rooms are dirty , mold in bathroom , living room couch has stench smell of urine. Grandaughter was throwing up from 1ST day we arrived,left day early after they changed room for us. the other room was worse yet.Mattress was stained with who knows what?Left 3rd day Would not refund our money for that day.left anyway.Put a stop on credit card payment> City health department should close this Motel. almost 2 miles from board walk< DUHHH Ocean view is a BIKE RENTAL GARAGE

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012 via mobile

I can't even begin to describe what kind of a crap hole this place is! We were moved to another room because our first one had a faulty refrigerator,blood stains in the mattress and our couch was covered in rust, only to be moved to an even more disgusting room the carpets are filthy and the bathroom towels smelled like urine. There was nothing fresh about this place the beds are just as crappy with the sheets to match. The smell was unbearable ,no iron,no hair dryer and barely any outlets that work. Needless to say we left a day early and will NEVER be back . Stay anywhere BUT here!!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Oceanview Motel

Address: 7201 Ocean Ave., Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Wildwood Crest
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #71 of 74 hotels in Wildwood Crest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Oceanview Motel 1.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Oceanview Motel, our accommodations are comfortable offering one bedroom motel rooms and suites that can sleep up to seven. All suites include individually controlled air conditioning and heat, a refrigerator, phone, and TV. Our motel is stocked with a video arcade, gift shop, laundry services, wi-fi, BBQ hut, and a beachfront grill. A family friendly motel, Oceanview Motel also has a supervised children's program featuring water balloon contests, egg toss, pie eating contest, swim races, miniature golf, and arts & crafts. Enjoy family bingo with prizes, beauty parades, and hula hoops. Other activities nearby include bike rentals and a bike path directly to Wildwood piers, golf, tennis, sailing, surf casting, and deep sea fishing. ... more   less 
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