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“Clean, close, and friendly place!” 5 of 5 stars
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8803 Atlantic Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260   |  
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Ranked #28 of 74 Hotels in Wildwood Crest
Pequannock, New Jersey
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“Clean, close, and friendly place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

The place was recommended by a friend because it was clean, great location, and heated pool. Our friend was right on all accounts! Some other reviews are spot on with cleanliness, proximity, and friendliness of the staff, etc. This was a girlfriend get away for the night and was a great choice. Not fancy, but impeccably clean and we loved the pool. I will be back with my family! We really felt like family with the friendliness of the staff. We felt like we were visiting their home with their hospitality!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New Milford, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

A relaxing place, it felt like we were part of the family:) We stayed a few days and wish we planned to stay longer:) Its so close to beach, and the shuttle, which staff recommended brought us right to the boards. Its very clean and everything in the room worked perfectly. The efficiency allowed us to snack and save on buying breakfast and lunch! I would go back in a minute:)

Room Tip: I loved the corner efficiency, large deck kept us outside all the time!
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  • Stayed August 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

My family had already had our major vacation for the summer, so wanted a shorter and less expensive trip before school started. A friend told us about the Commander, so we checked Tripadvisor and booked our reservation. Commander was exactly what we expected it would be. It is an older, small resort with nothing luxurious or fancy. It is, however, close to the beach, comfortable, and impeccably clean. The staff is friendly and helpful, rooms look recently updated, parking is really convenient. The pool is small, but updated and sparkling! Don't try the Commander if you want fancy shampoo and lotion, in-room coffee makers, or elevators. Do give it a try if you want a reasonably priced, conveniently located, and family-oriented place to stay!

Room Tip: Keep your drapes closed during the day to keep your room cool, and book a first floor room if you do...
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  • Stayed August 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Sparkling clean, well-sized pool. Great location right on the beach. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Rooms older but very clean and everything in working order. Family-run. Have been here five times during past few years and find this the best combination of value Would definitely come back.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NJ
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We spent three days with our kids in an Oceanfront room (#214). Clean room. Very comfortable. The mini kitchen (fridge, cooktop, etc) is a plus with a young family. Enjoyed afternoon snacks on the balcony overlooking the sand & surf. We used the grills provided; they're cleaned daily. The pool was sparkling, ping pong table was fun for the kids. The overall appearance of the Motel is clean and nice. Staff are friendly. Check-in/out a breeze. Another nice stay at the Commander!

See you next Summer!

Room Tip: 2nd or 3d floor oceanfront rooms are our favorites! Great place for parents of young children to re...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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King of Prussia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Booked a two Room Oceanview Suite (room) - in August 2012 for two college students just before their return to school for a Dad and Boys time away - the older one decided to take a late summer class so it turned out to be just for two. The room would have been plenty for six if needed - but with two we had our own rooms - and if you spend any time with a college student - you would like them to have their own room. The Hotel was very family oriented typical Wildwood Crest hotel - on the beach, with a pool, sundeck, ping-pong and no streets to cross if you have those little ones. There are enough local restaurants (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) places close by if you wanted to just park the car and walk - but for the amusemant rides and boardwalk - you need some wheels. The Hotel has a Community coffee urn out front that you need while you wait for your twenty-something college student to wake-up...who seemily would sleep the entire week if allowed. Hotel perfectly situated - to wake up the kids - sleep-walk them down to the beach and watch "a" sunrise (something that I require each year from my kids to do for those of them that still listen to me - along with watching at least one sunset from a beach as well - that way they have to get to a beach every year even if they live in a place that is land-locked). The check-in, rooms, parking - the hotel entire experience - was a very good experience and valued right for the price paid - it's hard to find a place where the kids can roll out of bed, roll into the pool, roll out of the pool, roll down the beach and then roll into the ocean - then reverse gears and roll back and do the same things only in reverse order. After spending my whole life going to the South Jersey Cape - the walk to the oceran - even from beach front hotels - just continues to lenghten - on a clear day - you have to walk so far to the ocean from the hotel pool - that I believe you can see France...I'm too old to carry the "twenty somethings" and can only wonder how the younger parents with the Little-ones have to truck all "that-stuff" like I did when mine were "little-ones" - that can't be fun...Overall - good location - away from the noise and crowds - but close enough if you want and need that...my not-so little one(s) are looking to go back to sleep-in.

Room Tip: Note - only a handful of rooms have "direct" front ocean view - almost all other rooms hav...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sewell, New Jersey
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

This hotel is so very clean. Something myself and my family always look for. The rooms with the kitchens are spotless, right down to the utensils. The B-Q's which can be used are always cleaned everyday. We bring ribs and burgers to grill. The owners take pride in their hotel. This is a family hotel so although you can hang out at night there is none of that loud party atmosphere. The pool is always kept clean and yes there are always workers cleaning-not creepy men as someone wrote in a previous review, making sure that nobody goes into the pool that has sand or mud all over them which some people may try to do but they make sure that doesn't happen. The beach is right there to walk down to. This is our third year coming back now. The rooms are not fancy but comfortable and clean and the maid service is great. They clean everyday. If you need anything or have questions-just ask Suzanne or her Mom or brother-extremely caring people! We will be back this summer in July and already booked Labor Day weekend. The rates are reasonable and for the location I think it is a great price! Thank You Commander for being a wonderful place. My daughter can't wait to come back this summer and now I have my brother coming down with his family. I think you will find this hotel a wonderful place to make family memories!

Room Tip: No elevators, so if that is an issue ask for first floor-stairs to go to second or third floor. But...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Additional Information about Commander-By-The-Sea-Motel

Address: 8803 Atlantic Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Wildwood Crest
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#32 Family Hotel in Wildwood Crest
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Commander-By-The-Sea Hotel Wildwood Crest

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