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“Wonderful hosts that treat you like VIP … Very Important People” 5 of 5 stars
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VIP Motel
6505 Atlantic Ave. & Forget-Me-Not Rd, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260   |  
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Ranked #15 of 74 hotels in Wildwood Crest
Hazlet, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Wonderful hosts that treat you like VIP … Very Important People”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

The hotel is clean and the owners take pride in maintaining it and in making sure their guests are happy. Like most motels on the Crest, it has a retro feel and it’s clear the owners put money back into upgrades every year, with obvious new changes like renovated baths and kitchens, new TVs, the pool was recently refurnished, there’s new grills and (comfortable) outdoor chairs, etc. Melissa is so approachable, as was her husband, daughter, son and daughter-in-law. This is really a family establishment. And no attitude from any of them; always friendly. They are regularly seen on the property doing something around the hotel to ensure all was in order. They have “family fun events” that include a weenie roast and evening movie screening. The pool has a diving board which the kids love. There’s never a line at the grill to use it (i.e., there’s several grills), there’s also a shuffleboard and ping pong table, and a large play area for young children (that includes sand pits, slides, rope climbs and a huge wooden ship). The outdoor common dining area is great for family and neighbor gatherings, to sit and enjoy the days/ evenings. And, the rooms, pool, playground and outdoor dining areas are all smoke free, so no butts laying around; and we saw the owner enforce this, so she definitely goes out of her way to make sure everyone respects everyone else’s expectations. The motel is super close to the beach and there’s also a park across the street that is perfect for kids to play ball and has free concerts on Wed and Sat. The beds are VERY comfortable and the service maids handle your requests with a smile. The value to service expectation was definitely exceeded, especially when compared with other motels in the area. We will be looking to return next year!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Enjoyed this year just as much if not more than last year. Last year was my first year here and just returned from another 5 night stay. The VIP is like returning home. It's so clean and comfortable. The owners make you feel like you belong there, not just a paying guest that they will never see again. This is what makes VIP so special. The location is wonderful. Close to the beach, close to the park and my son and I enjoyed the walk each day to the boardwalk. It's reasonably priced compared to others in the areas. We enjoyed the weenie roast and unfortunately missed the movie they played poolside one evening. The only complaint I have, which has nothing to do with the motel itself, is the groups of families that vacation together, and somehow take over the outside patios and chairs. One family in particular, kept their towels on 5 chairs by the pool from Monday to Thursday, all day long and never once used the chairs. We went out in the morning the towels were there, we would come back in the afternoon, the towels were there, go out at night and yes the towels were still there. They also monopolized certain tables on the outside patio, but there are plenty of tables for the guests. Three grills also. If you have small children, I recommend the first floor. Much easier. If you want a nice clean comfortable stay in the Crest, this is your place to be. I returned home last night from the VIP and I miss it already.

Room Tip: Second floor for couples, first floor for families with children
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  • Stayed July 2013, 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
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Waldwick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

we just got back from a great 5 night stay at the vip motel. this has been our second time staying there. it is a perfect family vacation place to stay. the rooms and pool are clean and the staff is very friendly. it is very reasonably priced. we will be going back again in the future.

Room Tip: i think the rooms are basically very similiar. it is only two floors.
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

Parents stayed there as they were a young couple, then had us kids. Every year we'd come back as a family, and now looking forward to taking my husband and child...
Many happy memories as a child, teen, and adult.
Friendly and family environment, and very clean. Very good location in the crest, and on the "sunny side" of the street for afternoon tanning... :)

Love the V.I.P

You won't regret staying here, and will want to come back year after year like so many of their "guests".....

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

The VIP family motel is the best they make everyone feel like family and are always available when you need them. Me and my boyfriend stayed there for the weekend last May an it was so relaxing an the beach is right there.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 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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Montreal, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We had an excellent stay in this fine motel, probably the best money/quality you can get in Wildwood Crest. We rent a two rooms accomodation with kitchenette. Although the room is small (yes it is small!), it was clean and comfortable, which are most important criteria anyway. Hats off to the owners for their attention to details and friendly attitude; this is what makes the differences between average stay and great ones! Along with the pool, there is a shuffleboard deck, a ping-pong table and small playground for young children. Movie night as well next to the pool.

Short walking distance to the beach, not too far from the beginning of the boardwalk.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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
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Toms River, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

My mother took us to the VIP every summer when I was little, and this Labor Day Weekend I had the pleasure of taking my kids-30 years later! They loved playing in the playground and the pool. We never even made it to the boardwalk because they had so much fun right at the hotel and on the beach! The park that is caddy corner to the hotel had a concert one night and it was fabulous sitting on the VIP patio to listen to it. Yes, the rooms are retro, but who cares? They are functional and clean and serve their purpose. My walk down memory lane was better than I expected, and Melissa, Roland and family are keeping the charm of the VIP alive. Thanks for that! The VIP is now MY family's tradition! See you next year!

Room Tip: Choose a room on the first floor if you have small children. Bring dish soap!
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  • Stayed September 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
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Additional Information about VIP Motel

Address: 6505 Atlantic Ave. & Forget-Me-Not Rd, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Wildwood Crest
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Wildwood Crest
#12 Family Hotel in Wildwood Crest
Also Known As:
Vip Hotel Wildwood Crest

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