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“A pleasant surprise!” 4 of 5 stars
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Beau Rivage Beach Resort
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   9103 Atlantic Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260 (Formerly Beau Rivage Motor Inn)   |  
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Ranked #43 of 73 Hotels in Wildwood Crest
Gibbsboro, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A pleasant surprise!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Born, raised & still living in South Jersey, I've been vacationing nearly every year in Wildwood (mostly the Crest) ever since I was a little "Jersey Girl". I've stayed in a number of home rentals & hotels/motels and most are old and subpar. This was my first stay at Beau Rivage and I was pleasantly surprised. I had an oceanview efficiency on the 4th (top) floor and the view was as good as being oceanfront. The room was very clean and well-kept. Beds were very comfortable. All the staff were very pleasant and helpful. No problem parking in their lot. The Flip-Flop Beach Grill had very good food; I just wished they stayed open later, like 4:00. Enjoyed the pool which was also very clean. Only real negative was they advertise having a Gameroom, but the room is totally empty - no games! Two minor things they could improve on: Install a shelf or med. cabinet in bathroom (not enough room for personal toiletries) and kitchen needs more kitchenware. Only a few pieces of silverware, no knives or cooking utensils other than a spatula, no can opener. There were only a few plastic drinking glasses and a few plates & cups, no serving bowls. Overall though I was very pleased & will return.

Room Tip: Higher floors for great ocean views & breezes (they have an elevator).
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Harleysville, PA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

I recently enjoyed my stay at the Beau Rivage Beachfront Motor Inn. A dear friend of mine invited me to join her and her (elderly) parents as part of the hotel’s “excursion package”. Her parents have been coming to this location annually for 26 years (often 2x per year), which tells you a lot.

*** FYI, this review describes the Beau Rivage in general, as well as their "Excursion" package which is offered in June and September each year ***

The hotel is not fancy, but it is clean, spacious, and right on the beach. Only a handful of rooms have full ocean views, the others have partial ocean views from the shared balcony area. We stayed in a “2 room efficiency suite” which offered a great layout with plenty of room and ample dresser and closet storage. This unit (room 208) includes a living / dining room (the dining table seated 6), full size sleeper sofa, nice flat-screen TV, small kitchenette with 2 burners, full size refrigerator, small microwave, and other kitchen basics; small bathroom with tub/shower combo; and a good sized bedroom with 2 double beds, lots of closet space, mini safe, a smaller older TV, and a clock radio. There was also an ironing board/iron and hair dryer provided.

The beds were comfortable, and the overall space worked out great for our needs. The best points about the hotel are the excellent location (you can directly access the beach from the property), their friendly and efficient staff/management, and the overall value. Only minor complaints were that the bath linens were on the skimpy/cheap side (however, they did give us enough towels, so it wasn’t a problem), and the place can be noisy (we heard the crashing of nearby dumpsters being emptied early on the first morning of our stay).

Wildwood Crest features a nice wide beach with soft sand, and you can venture pretty far into the water before it gets deep. Lifeguards are on duty during the summer season. It was about a one minute walk from our room to the beach.

The “excursion” package is definitely geared for senior citizens (and the people who love them). The package includes most meals and a few activities. From what I hear it is basically the same itinerary from year to year.

Breakfast is provided daily in the hotel’s indoor/outdoor Flip Flop Café (overlooking the beach) and that was quite good. This is a casual sit-down restaurant with friendly waitress service; guests can choose from a limited menu, and the food is made fresh and is quite tasty. Remember to tip the waitresses (while the meal is part of the package, gratuities are not).

There was a Pizza Party for lunch one day (served overlooking the pool), and that was fine (just don’t delay – they don’t leave the food/drinks out for much more than 30 minutes).

Dinners are off-site at local restaurants, and you’ll ride there by school bus (very bumpy and no A/C, but it did the job and I guess it helps to keep the price down). The off-site restaurants/meals were just OK. Guests are seated as a group (with everyone else on the excursion package), and given whatever meal has been selected for the day (our 1st dinner was chicken, 2nd dinner was prime rib, 3rd dinner was choice of ham or fish).

If you go on the Atlantic City Casino trip, you’ll ride an actual “motor coach” (which makes numerous other stops in addition to the Beau Rivage). You might want to bring along a jacket as they really blast the A/C on the bus! Travel time was at least 1.5 hours each way when all was said and done. We were taken to the Resorts Casino, and given a $25 slots voucher and $10 towards the Buffet Lunch (which will then cost you an additional $10.65 to purchase, but it’s quite good.) The itinerary allowed for about 5 hours at the casino, which seemed plenty to me.

The other “entertainment” was pretty hokey, in my opinion. At Schellenger’s (chicken dinner place) they had a singer who strummed a guitar and sang along to karaoke style background music. He actually had a very good voice and clearly loved to sing, it just wasn’t my style of music. At the prime rib dinner (I think the place was called “Lighthouse Point” or something like that) they had an Elvis impersonator. Oh my!! Clearly some of the clientele loved this, but I truly did not… The singer wasn’t bad, but it just seemed SO cheesy… Oh well, to each his or her own!

Overall I was pleasantly surprised by the Beau Rivage, and I would recommend it to people who are looking for nice clean accommodations that are right on the beach. I don’t think the “excursion” package is for everyone, but it is definitely an excellent value and we all enjoyed it in our own ways. From what I heard from the many repeat guests, the Beau Rivage owner/manager (Randy) does a good job of continually maintaining and improving the property. Our units were recently renovated, and plans are in place to renovate the entire property in the next 1-2 years.

Other notes: Free parking is included with your stay (pick up a parking pass when you check in), they have free WiFi, and the built-in pool looks very nice! There are also several grills overlooking the pool area that guests can use, along with a number of picnic tables that offer shade.

FYI, there were no traces of Hurricane Sandy damage to this property or its beach. Randy told us they only had minor roof damage from the storm, which they were able to repair quickly to prevent further issues. There’s no reason to let any Hurricane Sandy concerns keep you away from vacationing here.

In my book, this place was a really good find!

Room Tip: The hotel is in the midst of off-season renovations, so you may want to ask for one of the rooms tha...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We come to this hotel every year! And have been fortunate enough to have had the best weather and time. We will continue to come because of the value and location is great! Never disappointed! Thank you!!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

it is a great time every time we come here. we will continue to come here every year :) I love the view and we always are so lucky to have the best weather. I hope it continues to be this nice whenever welcome down here and I'm so happy that sandy spared this great town

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

My family and I just got back from yet another great vacation at the Beau Rivage. We were pleasantly surprised by some of the many upgrades that have been made since last year. The pool was just redone and looks awesome as ever and there is some new seating on the upper decks where we enjoyed our nights barbequing and relaxing. Our room was also updated and upgraded, new bathroom, new couch.... everything just seemed so fresh and clean. Keep up the great work and this is one family that will come every year!

  • Stayed June 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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Bensalem, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

My Family and I have been going there for the past 10 years everyone is very friendly its clean and we love that the beach is just steps away and the Flip Flop cafe is nice to get up and go for breakfast grab some lunch when you come off the beach or just get a snack what more could you want.

  • Stayed August 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
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Middletown, PA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Nothing fancy in the décor. Comfortable beds. You can't beat this place for convenience to the beach, a quiet evening stroll, and friendly staff. It would be nice to see some updated linens on the beds (comforters), etc..... Each room should also have dish detergent.

Room Tip: Ask for an ocean front room. The rates are pretty good!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
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Address: 9103 Atlantic Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260 (Formerly Beau Rivage Motor Inn)
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Wildwood Crest
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#25 On the Beach Hotel in Wildwood Crest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Beau Rivage Beach Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Beau Rivage is a beautiful oceanfront beach resort that puts everything you could possibly want from a perfect vacation right at your door. We have in mind a vacation that you will only be able to describe as "the best!" The best accommodations that are designed with your every comfort in mind. Located directly on the beach in Wildwood Crest, NJ! Ocean-views complimentary with all rooms. ... more   less 
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