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.

“Will be coming back!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ala Kai Motel

Ala Kai Motel
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Wildwood Crest
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Ala Kai Motel
8301 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #35 of 74 hotels in Wildwood Crest
Aspen, Colorado, United States
1 review
“Will be coming back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

I went with my family and loved the experience. Rooms were very clean and comfortable. Staff was more than accomodating and the location was great. Have tried other hotels in the area and compared to the experience at the Ala Kai we will only stay at the Ala Kai in the future.

  • Stayed July 2011, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

20 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    12
    6
    1
    0
    1
See reviews for
15
2
1
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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 (6)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

As far as the old school du-op motels go, this is a gem. v It is not fancy, it is not modern, but it is clean, then family that runs it is so nice, and you can't beat the price. On the beach block and a nice pool, makes it great for families of little ones. We will definitly return!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

We have used the Ala Kai Motel for about five years, and we always enjoy ourselves. They have well kept rooms and baths that are always clean and prepared for us. The decks and grills are a nice feature we enjoy since our room always has a refrigerator. Grilling and the refrigerator save on costly meals out. The pool is always crystal clear and well managed. The staff are courteous and helpful. Jay, the manager, does all he can to accomodate any special requests or needs. The price is more than reasonable. all and all it would not seem like a good summer without some good times at the Ala Kai Motel.

Room Tip: We like the rooms that are upstairs so we can enjoy the balcony and chairs in the evening.
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Havertown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Excellent service. Very close to the beach. Very close to cape may. My family loves the crest and will be going back to the Ala Kai Motel.

Room Tip: First floor in front of the pool.
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2011, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
West Chester, pa
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

We had a great family vacation at the Ala Kai. The rooms were clean, staff was freindly and the location perfect.

  • Stayed June 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
whitehouse station
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

The service we received on the phone when booking the motel was excellent, along with the service when checking in. As far as amenities, the few that were in the bathroom (soap, plastic cups) had been taken from somewhere in Virginia. There was a coffee pot but no coffee or filters. When I asked for a filter I was given the wrong size and coffee leaked all over. It's "beachfront" only becuse the one building between the motel and the beach had been torn down leaving an unsightly mess. The rooms was the worst. The mildew stench was so bad that it triggered my daughter's asthma. Everything in the room stunk of strong mildew; the dresser drawers which we refused to put our clothes in, the carpet, the bathroom. Luckily the linens seemed clean and odorless. After this trip, my two daughters refuse to consider a "motel" again and insist on staying at hotels.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
northern nj
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2010

My family has been going to Wildwood Crest, NJ for 45 years. Because its the "dry" section of the Wildwoods, the party / board walk crowd doesn't stay here making it perfect for a family vacation for couples, or with young kids and teenagers..For us, "going down the shore" means a traditional "Wildwood" motel like the ALA KAI MOTEL... It has been our place to stay for the past 16 years....WHAT ITS NOT, is one of new, multi story, ant colony condo projects with no pool which have sprung up all over Wildwood and cost at least $2,500 per week or more to stay in.. Its not a place to brag about how "fabulous" you are for staying there. It is a well kept motel, with decent size rooms and comfortable beds in the heart of the Crest. ...It's 1/2 block to the beach and has a nice heated pool. At 35 rooms its smaller than most and that's fine with us. The same owner has run it for the past 7 years and has done a good job of keeping the place up. He gets a good share of return guests and we have seen many families year after year even forming friendships with some. Rates run from about $90 per night to $190, depending on the time of summer and type of room (motel room, 1 and 2 room efficiencies). They do run specials so ask.. .Return guests get a modest discount........While my family likes staying in 3 and 4 star hotels when we travel, the ALA KAI, even with its dated bathrooms and modest cabinetwork will remain our place to stay in the Wildwoods...

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 4 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.

Been to Ala Kai Motel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Ala Kai Motel

Address: 8301 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Wildwood Crest
Amenities:
Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 74 hotels in Wildwood Crest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ala Kai Motel is a family-oriented motel located in the heart of Wildwood Crest on the beach block. Close to Beach, Boardwalk Trolly Stop, Restaurants and all area attractions. Rooms available with efficiencies and private bedrooms. Daily maid service for your convenience. Heated pool, Bar-B-Q facilities, and tropical decor. Friendly staff to help you plan and enjoy your vacation. ... more   less 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

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

Bookmark for later
Save Saved
You added Ala Kai Motel to your Saves list