The Waikiki Motel is located in Wildwood Crest, NJ. Although this is an oceanfront motel, be prepared to walk quite a ways to get to the ocean as the beach is quite deep. I still gave them a 4 out of 5 rating for location because it is actually oceanfront. Starting with the the exterior of the property, they tried to give it a Hawaiian theme. Walking into the small lobby you'll notice a small sitting area and a brochure stand for local attractions. Checkin process was relatively smooth. Make sure you have $10 cash per room because they require a room key deposit which they return back to you at check out. A parking lot is located adjacent to the pool area with a smaller one located in the rear of the property. Some spaces in this lot are way too small for some of the SUV's on the road these days. Note one space per room. You may be given a permit placard for your windshield and be told to park on the street at a metered spot adjacent to the motel for no charge. It seems they have more rooms than parking spaces. Now to the pool area. The pool is a nice size for the motel. I did notice maintenance checking the water quality a couple of times during the stay so it seems they are up on that. However, seagulls run rampant in Wildwood and there were bird droppings on some chairs the entire time we stayed. This was never cleaned the while time we were there! There is also a deck on the second floor which give sunbathers a perfect location to get a nice tan. Two grills are also located on the deck for guest use. They were not very clean either. On the too floor you'll find a roof top restaurant. Unfortunately we did not get to try it because it closed at 1:00pm everyday. On to the rooms......Our first room was a basic room. King size bed, pull out couch, and a small bathroom. The room itself was decent. Furniture had seen better days but fit the Hawaiian theme they were going for. The bed was comfortable and clean. The tile floor was extremely sandy. Bathroom is rather small as compared with other modernized properties in the area. Toilet was extremely small and looked like it belonged in a child's bathroom. Shower worked well with hot water never being an issue. A small old TV is in the room offering some basic cable channels. You'll also find a refrigerator and small sink in the room just outside the bathroom. Our second room was a two room efficiency. Very nice view of the ocean with a small private balcony. This room was equipped with an electric cook top range, full size refrigerator, dishes, utensils, pots, pans, and larger kitchen sink. Two full size beds are located in the main room with a pull out sofa in the living room. There is also a kitchen table with small flat screen TV in the living room too. The bathroom was similar to the one in the standard
I did find that this property was bit over priced. Similar properties were offering rooms for less but were sold out. The location of this property is very nice as it is on the beach and a short drive to the boardwalk. The are some coffe shops located at neighboring motels.
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- Also Known As:
- Waikiki Oceanfront Hotel Wildwood Crest
- Waikiki Oceanfront Motel