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“Nice Hotel for a Nice Price! Staying there again next month...” 5 of 5 stars
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5600 Beach and Buttercup Rd, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260   |  
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Ranked #30 of 74 Hotels in Wildwood Crest
Avoca, Pennsylvania
1 review
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“Nice Hotel for a Nice Price! Staying there again next month...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2011

The hotel was clean and one block from the beginning of the boardwalk before the conference center. The staff is curteous and very accomodating. When you arrive for check in, there are luggage trolleys by the soda machines to the left of reception. The bathroom was spacious and our shower consisted of plenty of hot water. The pool is very clean but I wouldn't say it felt heated.....however it's 90 degrees there so the cooler water was a welcome. The pool is open until 8 I believe but I'm not sure. We were always on the boardwalk by dinner time. They also have two shower/ rinse areas. One by the beach entrance near the ramp and one in the pool area. Your internet is free, so bring a laptop to upload photos or skype etc. Just be sure to ask for the log on code at the front desk. We found a washer and dryer on the 3rd floor but had no use for them. We stayed on the top floor and will stay on the same floor just different room again this august. The balcony appeared or felt to have a tilt forward which was a little offsetting. We were in 506, however my husband tested and assured the railing was secure! There is a gorgeous sundeck on the 5th floor for anyone to use and the view is spectacular! On the third day of our stay the elevator broke but they had it fixed that evening working straight through the day in the sweltering heat and calling in repairmen to boot! We were so thrilled at their expeditious attitude because the 5th floor is one heck of a climb! The elevator is very slow, but you don't know a good thing til it's gone!! They say don't hang towels over railings but never hasseled us or anyone else if we did. Our housekeeper was Nora and I can assure you our bedding was changed EVERY day! I had mascara on my pillow from crashing after a full night of the boardwalk and the next day....bright white pillow cases! They are very good about providing towels and washcloths and there is cups and drinking glasses provided but I think you have to wash them yourself after use because each day after the room was cleaned we'd come back and they were still in the used condition. I don't know why...didn't inquire and cleaned them in the bathroom with some shampoo.... Be sure to bring a pen and paper (they don't provide them which is a little odd but not important) to make your own sign "Do not disturb". They don't have those either and housekeeping will show up at 9:00am for all you late sleepers and open the door while you're laying in bed! This only happened the first day, as soon as my husband told them not until 11am, the next 4 days we hadn't a problem and didn't even make up a sign. I'm bringing the pen and paper though this August! LOL They have a cute little coffe/bagel/ice cream shop in the back of the building and the coffee was pretty decent. They make special bagels as per your request which I found to be a quaint touch. There's a Breakfast/Lunch cafe across the street from the hotel if you'd prefer a larger meal, and a Subway so close that will deliver to your hotel or the beach...just give them a crossroad point nearest your area on the beach to meet the delivery person and their prices are the same as your local subway. There is water, soda and treat machines in the pool/grill/pool table area right off the elevator and the water/soda is $1.50 which is what it costs in our area and does take dollar bills. There's an ATM in reception just make sure the receptionist is off the phone or it doesn't work. They must share the same line. 3 blocks away from the hotel is a Rite Aid and their prices were as-home also and we picked up milk, cereal, cough drops etc. We're from NE PA so our prices here are pretty low compared to bigger PA cities such as Philadelphia! Cereal was $4, Milk $3 etc. This hotel is conveniently located to everthing! The A1 rooms are a tad bit confining...I'd say it's fine for two people, we also bring our grandaughter and the bed was VERY roomy and comfortable, however from the sliding door to the bed it would measure approx. 3-4ft. From the bottom of the bed to the door approx. 4-5 ft. From the Left side of the bed to the bathroom approx. 3-4ft. so it was a little boxey. My Brother got a suite on the 3rd floor and It looked like a roomy apartment!!! Huge! for his 8 person party they had plenty of room and 2 car parking. Call and ask what they'd suggest for your family or party size before booking. As I stated before we spend most of our time out of the room so it's fine for My husband, our 5 year old grandaughter and myself. I'm pretty picky and am used to more upscale surroundings out of the U.S. but won't be robbed for upscale at the Jersey Shore!! The area is overpriced to say the least, so grabbing a bargain is a welcome! This is exactly what you want if you want clean, comfortable, and decently priced!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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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River Edge, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2011

Had another great stay at the Water's Edge! Great staff, clean rooms and best location! I'm sure we'll be back again!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

We stayed at the Water’s Edge and had a great time. As a family on a budget the price was right and the location cannot be beat. The room was clean and provided enough room (Type C) that the four of us were not tripping over each other. The staff is very attentive, friendly and addressed any issues promptly. As an example we were have any issue with the refrigerator (it wasn’t getting cold enough) we called down stairs, a staff member came to the room checked to see what was going on and had a replacement in place within 30 minutes.

The best feature of the room is the proximity to the beach and the ability to watch the sunrise each morning. It’s not too far to walk to catch the tramcar to the amusements on the boardwalk and there are plenty of restaurants nearby. We are making arrangements to visit again in 2011, can’t wait to go back.

Leonard & Ann Marie

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Jersey
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2011

Although we had a very nice time at the Acacia Beachfront Motel last summer, we decided to try something closer to the boardwalk this year since we had four young adults with us. The room was clean with newer furnishings, nicer than most Wildwood motels. And in fact, the location was very convenient ... which is probably why the place was mobbed. Mostly with Elks (the lodge members, not the animals; although by the noise they made it was hard to tell) They had a DJ playing loud music until after 11:00, and then the party continued long after that. The place didn't quiet down until after 3am. What really amazed me was at 9am, there were a considerable number of people already (or still) up with bloody mary's and bottles of beer in hand milling around the sundeck. Those Elks can party! All of this was not a major issue to us. We had an idea what we were getting into staying as far north in Wildwood as we did. But a family with young children looking for a quiet vacation by the ocean should think twice about booking here.

Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2010

We weren;t expecting "The Ritz" so this made our initial evaluation of the Waters Edge easy.
Rooms were clean and well kept and the view was exceptional as all rooms view the ocean beach. The receptionist was friendly and informative and recommended a nice resturant for us and she was on the mark. The complimentary breakfast was in the form of choices of three off site locations,two very close and one a few blocks up the street and were fine for a simple fare and coffee. I would recommend this hotel for a getaway stay or for a family vacation anytime.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
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Woodbridge, New Jersey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2010

We just came home from staying 2 weeks at the Waters Edge. While there were a few minor problems, nothing was that serious. For example, the wifi is not that good. I had a hard time getting on the internet or staying on it. The biggest problem I had was the lack of marked handicapped spots. There are 2, one is wider then the other, but neither is marked with the typical blue lines or signs so non handicapped people tend to use them. When we checked in, my husband asked where they were and was told it didn't matter because the hotel was not that full. The weekends when the hotel was full were a parking night mare.
Having said that, otherwise, we had a wonderful stay. I did not find the elevator slow as reported by other reviewers; only maybe when a lot of people were checking in. The rooms are very roomy and clean. The kitchens are well supplied. The maid was very nice and attentive. The view is the best, and the proximity to the Boardwalk is great! We have already booked our room for next year!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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River Edge, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2010

Was very surprised by this hotel. The staff was pleasant, the rooms were upgraded and very clean and the location was great!! Will definitely stay here again!!

  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Water's Edge Ocean Resort

Address: 5600 Beach and Buttercup 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 Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Romantic Hotel in Wildwood Crest
#21 On the Beach Hotel in Wildwood Crest
#30 Family Hotel in Wildwood Crest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 68
Also Known As:
Water`s Edge Ocean Hotel Wildwood Crest
Waters Edge Ocean Hotel
Waters Edge Ocean Motel
Waters Edge Ocean Resort

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