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Oceanview Motel
1.5 of 5 Motel   |   7201 Ocean Ave., Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260   |  
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Ranked #72 of 74 Hotels in Wildwood Crest
Philadelphia, PA
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“Ho hum!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We stayed at this motel for a basketball tournament. Like others mentioned, it was like going back in time. Although it looked clean and the location was great, the room looks like it hasn't been updated in 40 years at least. We're not rich, but we're used to a little more luxury. I realize this is a beach town and this hotel is not a resort, but a few modernizations to the decor would not hurt at all.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Hi we just got back from this hotel the older women at the front desk with blonde hair is a creep. Has no personality we got no hello no nothing she was pretty miserable. Anyway the location was excellent room was ok the admiral Resturant across the street is excellent staff is great and food is awesome. If I had to stay at the oceanview again I would if I had to since it was pretty much the cheapest place around the crest. The oceanview room has pretty great view.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Went in late June till early July with my husband and children. Although quite a far walk from the boardwalk, we all had a great time. The beach was great because of location and the sundeck was just perfect for relaxing in the sun. The staff was all very kind and helpful.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Flemington, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

We decided to go last minute and saw this motel online, but was not sure because the reviews were mixed. So I called and spoke with Pat who was very nice over phone and gave a lower rate than online. I booked it and Barb let us check-in a little early. The room had 2 double beds in front room and 2 in a separate room which the kids loved. Had table with chairs, fridge, tv, but no coffee maker or microwave. The bathroom was small, older style tiles but very clean. Beds were clean and comfortable. Right outside the room was a nice mini golf, no charge, big clean pool with kids pool, game room and a grill area that has 4 grills you can use to bbq. Ice machine was convenient and clean. Plenty off free parking. Location awesome right on beach and boardwalk a few blocks away.
Craig the manager has been there a long time, is very personable and generous. He helped me with an issue that made my stay memorable. Also the handicapped rooms are great. Newly renovated - new tile floors, furniture, full kitchen, roll in shower, flat screen tv.
I have a Bachelor degree in Hotel/Restaurant management and as far as motel's go, this is a great one. If you are looking for the Ritz Carlton, this is not the place for you. But if you are looking for a clean, comfortable motel on the beach, you found it!

Room Tip: Some rooms have kitchen's, our room had a fridge. Remember this is a motel style so people do h...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We have stayed at this motel 3-4 times in the last 6 years, always in the oceanfront room which offers a king sized bed. The motel is in a great location, literally on the beach and the room has a balcony. There is a bike rental shop and a playground next door. There is also a path that leads to the boardwalk which is within walking distance.

Unfortunately the balconies are not private and most times people are smoking on the balconies which blows right at you but the view is great, especially at night. The pool is fairly large and clean but always packed. There are BBQ grills to use, a small mini golf course, a small arcade room and multiple vending machines. There is a small elevator which is nice when you are on the 3rd floor and overpack! Parking is tough, the spaces are very tight, unless you own a motorcycle or a mini!!! Wifi is offered but only in the main office.

I only give this motel 3 stars because of the rooms.......very very outdated. The air-conditioning does not work well and last visit, it looked like it was about to fall out onto the balcony. It is placed in a hole in the wall above the door to the balcony so you get water dripped on you when you go out the door and it is not sealed so you can see outside around the unit. The bed is ok, no major complaints there. There is a slight musty, mildewy smell in the rooms, nothing that I was too grossed out over. Otherwise the rooms are clean. The bathrooms are tiny and really need upgrading. The water pressure and temp were fine. Towels are the typical white, scratchy ones but were clean. The small fridge is a great addition and worked well. I think 2012 was our last year here. Not worth the price even though the location is perfect.

Room Tip: Oceanfront rooms are worth the extra $. Great view and nice ocean breeze!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Clay, New York, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

The Oceanview is a very family friendly place to stay where the staff is always smiling and welcoming. Every year for over 10 years now I have brought down a large group of teenagers for a field trip (some of which have never seen the ocean) and each and every year I have not been disappointed. the location is perfect, the rate is very reasonable and the rooms work very well for us. It is not meant to be a high end hotel; it is meant for the average family that will be tracking sand and playing in the pool. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to have a good time.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

The location is great, right on the beach, nice clean pool, bbq grills to use, easy access to the boardwalk. Sounds great, but once we stepped into the room, we noticed this musty, mildew smell. The rooms was very much out dated, poor water pressure, the beds were was too hard my liking, and the sofa bed, well we were afraid to sit on it, looked like something from a junk yard. So, if you don't spend a lot of time in the room, and don't mind sleeping on the floor, then this is the hotel for you. I'll pass next time, and spend a little more for a bed I can sleep on!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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 #72 of 74 Hotels in Wildwood Crest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Oceanview Motel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 108
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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