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“A Very Memorable Weekend, Great Location!” 5 of 5 stars
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Jolly Roger Motel
6805 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260   |  
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Ranked #23 of 74 Hotels in Wildwood Crest
Philadelphia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“A Very Memorable Weekend, Great Location!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I stayed here for the weekend with family and friends to celebrate a birthday and we all had a wonderful time. First off you can't beat the location, right across the street from the beach. We were lukcy enough to have an ocean view room with a balcony which was jsut terrific. There's also a park across the street with a stage that played live music Saturday night. We had great seats from our balcony of course. The room was spacious and clean. The maid as well as the rest of the staff were very kind. Beds were clean and comfortable. I had no issues with the booking of this room, again the staff was very friendly. Also, each room has a designated oarking spot, (as does the majority of hotels in Wildwood Crest), although there is additional parking near the tennis courts on a first come first service basis which was very convenient! The only down side I could see is that there are no elevators. This wasn't a problem for us at all though. Overall this was a great hotel and I'd definitely stay here again/recommend to others!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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JollyRogerMotel, Owner at Jolly Roger Motel, responded to this review, June 22, 2014
Becoming the NEW OWNERS of the Jolly Roger Motel has truly been a GREAT start to a TERRIFIC ride eventhough we have only been on the ride for 4 months now. We look forward to many many more years getting to know all of you who are regulars here and making improvements for all of you to be excited about now and in the future. The first 4 months have really and truly been exhilarating on so many levels. We are very thankful to be here!!!
We thank you for coming to the Jolly Roger to celebrate a magnificent birthday and we have found the Jolly Roger to be a GREAT place to house a celebration!!! Several families have held family reunions here and there have been several conventions already which have all been a HUGE success. Entertaining a large or small party within the grounds is so easily done and we are open to any and all ideas.
Your comments about the proximity to our world famous free beaches and the two national parks across the street is truly a plus!!! The parks house great open space to engage friendly competitions of many kinds and is the home of the infamous concert series which bring in some GREAT live music shows...all for free!! And you can enjoy all of it right at your doorstep and even take advantage of listening to the concert series right from your balcony or the upper pool deck.
Parking is NEVER a concern here at the Jolly Roger so you never need worry about the issue. We have ample parking for a single car per unit and there is plenty of street parking within a block or two.
We pride ourselves on truly caring about YOU as a guest and hope that it continues to show. The Jolly Roger has always been about that and we are only going to continue on with the same notion but do it even BETTER!!
It is true that the Jolly Roger does not have an elevator. The building was built in 1960 and it does not allow itself to easily fit one into the plans. But we are always on the drawing board to figure it out. IN the meantime, if a lower floor is needed, we shall do our best to accommodate your plans for it. Thanks again for the great endorsement and we hope that you continue to be a guest aboard the Jolly Roger!!! Come see us again in 2014 and beyond!!!!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Wildwood, New Jersey
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

My family and I (my wife, two daughters, son, my youngest daughters boyfriend and also her best friend) just arrived at the Jolly Roger for our annual "Griswold family vacation". My wife and I have been coming to the Jolly Roger before we had our children. The jolly Roger is not the "Taj Mahal" but if extremely friendly staff and that "family atmosphere" is what you are after then the Jolly Roger is the place for you. We see many of the same guests year after year and the staff actually remembers your name! I travel the entire country professionally and stay in the same hotels time after time and this is never the case! The free FULL breakfast and the free dinner at a restaurant of your choice is just icing on the cake:). The pool is great and always nice and warm and every single year the hotel updates something on the property, whether it's new furniture, rugs, appliances something is upgraded! The atmosphere is "family" orientated, almost always nice and quiet and the staff actually cares about your needs. Imagine that in todays day and age!! Go to Wildwood, stay at the Jolly Roger and have fun. WE WILL!!!!

Room Tip: Ocean view rooms in the rear of the building!!
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  • 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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JollyRogerMotel, Owner at Jolly Roger Motel, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
WOW!! 30 Years & counting!!! Being new to the Jolly Roger since only February 2014 as the new owners, it is impressive to be able to experience the stories and the happenings of what has made the Jolly Roger such an icon since 1960. We learn daily here by listening and experiencing and making the time to understand the history of such a wonderful property and incredible group of guests. While some of the stories are poignant, touching and emotional, others are humorous, entertaining and enlightened.....but in the end, they are all a part of the history of a property that has such become the very fiber of the history of so many families. It is, to us, an honor and a privilege to be a part of it and learn from it and to add more to it as we begin our journey into the story of the Jolly Roger!! We are excited to be HERE at this time in this moment!!
Our staff remains partially intact after the sale and improved in every way and on every level. They will leave you not wanting for anything!! While we understand that there is a reputation for the "Crest" to be a bit more elevated in cost to stay, we love the fact that the Jolly Roger can play its part in remaining a more fair-priced family motel offering a great deal for its rental fees. We continue to offer numerous specials and packages to assist you in any way with fulfilling your vacation needs. You can always visit our website for rates and a Google 360-degree tour of the motel & grounds. You can even LIKE our New FaceBook page and receive one-of-a-kind specials posted no where else.
We definitely put into practice what we preach and, getting to know everyone as personally as possible, is exactly what we mean. The Jolly Roger is a fun place to put into practice our very un-shy approach to knowing your name and give you a very personal experience while with us. As new owners for only the last 4 months, we are excited to get to know our new guests & "friends" and we encourage all those that stay with us to follow the same theory when sitting out by the pool or BBQing out at the Pit. Some of our other properties have had the same dynamic as to the interrelations among everyone and we are so glad that the Jolly Roger is exactly like that. We need to also thank you for bringing other motel guests into your circle and doing your part to make the Jolly Roger a social dynamo!!! We have found the guests friendly and open to new people which is great for us!! Everyone is truly a Family here and everyone seems to house a genuine interest in their fellow loungers...Keep up the Good Work and make sure to come see us as the new owners, Joe, Vince & Cindy!!!
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Clifton, New Jersey
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

have been going there for years, from when our kids were less than a year old. if you go every year at the same time you will start to recognize the same people. Though not a new motel they try to keep it up dated,

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Binghamton, New York, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We have stayed at least 20 times if not more. Keep coming back each year and each time we have a different experience better than the last. Heated pool,clean rooms,free breakfast & not continental but sit down with eggs,bacon,and home-fries and coffee or tea included(everyday)!!! And one free dinner for both of us at the restaurant of our choice. We always choose Little Italy the best Italian place in Wildwood Crest!!!

Room Tip: There is three floors and no elevators,so the first floor is nice.
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Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Philadelphia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012 via mobile

I understand why some people say a place is in need of an updating but if you want modern select a new building. Part of the charm of the Wildwoods is the doo wop motels and the Jolly Roger is charming! I thought the place was reasonably clean, the rooms nicely furnished and the staff very friendly and helpful. We were only here for a couple of days due to not being able to get accomodations at our favorite place on short notice but my wife and I discussed coming back next year for a longer stay on vacation. Short stroll to some very nice restaurants also. They also had a tennis court, shuffleboard court and bocce. Pricewise they stack up well and their pool was clean, heated and seemed to always have a guard present. I would definitely recommend th JOLLY ROGER.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Olyphant, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

My daughter and I stayed two consecutive years the first time was July 2009 Room was clean and nice. In July of 2010 we upped to a two bedroom and the bedroom was as She and her friend put it "CRUSTY" meaning food under the beds and dirty. The place looks shopworn and is not worth the few bucks you may save. We have since moved elsewhere and likely will not return. It was built in the early 1960's (I know because I saw it being built as a child) and shows every bit of it's age.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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JollyRogerMotel, Owner at Jolly Roger Motel, responded to this review, June 14, 2014
We appreciate all comments and learn strongly from all of them. We just bought the Jolly Roger in February of 2014 which was in the hands of the original family who built it since 1960. As only the second owners of such an iconic building and resort, we are loving the challenge of getting it back to its grandeur and the customer base is reacting very positive on so many levels. It has been GREAT to hear!!! Our guests are loyal and LOVING the positive and fun improvements we are making to the property always keeping in mind its incredible mid-Century origins. It is an homage to a bygone period of creative design themes and free-flowing mindsets.
We have worked hard in the last few months to get the Jolly Roger cleaned up thoroughly and brought back to a clean and inviting atmosphere for EVERYONE to enjoy and relax!! Elements like the new Heated Salt Water Pool and the Ever-Fun Activity Arena including Bocce, Tennis and Shuffleboard Courts are a HUGE Hit. The Rooms are being freshened up with Fresh Paint and Thorough House Cleaning so that, once you enter the walls of your personal room, you have nothing to worry about except sitting back and forgetting the worries of your world. It is truly an escape from the everyday and one we all deserve....So, if you are ever back in the area, stop on in and give us a look to see the changes and improvements for yourself. The Jolly Roger is back on top and our Welcoming Pirate is ready to WELCOME YOU BACK!!!!
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Upstate NY
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

We made plans at the last minute to take a short trip to the ocean. We had no idea where to stay, we wanted someplace close to the beach, not too expensive, clean, comfortable and kid friendly. I am so glad I chose the Jolly Roger. Price is right, rooms are clean, the staff is AWESOME. I highly recommend to anyone with a family on a budget to visit the Jolly Roger.

  • 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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Additional Information about Jolly Roger Motel

Address: 6805 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Wildwood Crest
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Wildwood Crest
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Wildwood Crest
#26 Family Hotel in Wildwood Crest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Jolly Roger is a classic Wildwood Crest family motel. One block to the Beach. ... more   less 
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Jolly Roger Hotel Wildwood Crest

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