My family has stayed at a few different properties in Wildwood Crest over the years. Going into this summer, we didn't intend to be in Wildwood so I had not reserved a room. About a month before our stay, with a week off from work looming, we decided to return for a stay. I called our previous stay locations but they could not accommodate two rooms in a location of interest on their properties. So, I turned to TripAdvisor for assistance with alternative options. After reading the positive reviews on Aztec, we decided to give it a try.
Ending our stay yesterday (07/09/14 - 07/12/14), we left the motel extremely pleased. It was the details, at this location, which truly mattered. First off, on-site owners, Adamo Sr. & Jeanette, is an exception in this area. Normally, the motels have a staff member at the desk and owners who are never seen by guests. Not at Aztec (or American Safari & Gondolier, same owners), the owners are always present, showing they truly care about their businesses. Warmly greeting and assisting guests, it was refreshing to see them present and seemingly always positive.
Another differentiator for this resort, compared to other places we stayed, was the presence of an overnight security person. Constantly roaming about the property, it allowed me to rest comfortably knowing someone was present at all hours. The area is absolutely safe so the security personnel is not truly necessary, yet it was comforting to have someone with the guests best interest available overnight.
Cookies & coffee provided daily, free, in the mornings. Awake each morning and you will find a fresh variety of cookies to snack on and piping hot coffee in the lobby. These cookies were not the cheap, generic grocery store brand either. Instead, the offering was an assortment of cookies dipped in chocolate, others with jellies in the middle, and varieties of shapes.
Rooms were clean upon entry and refreshed perfectly by the staff daily. They always smelled wonderfully clean. Beds were comfortable, air conditioning cold, and plenty of storage for clothing available.
There was ample seating always available around the pool, as well as the property in general. At no point was there a crowded feeling or the compelling need to get up early an 'save' chairs with towels. That was exceptionally relaxing. No need to compete with other motel guests for a spot unlike so many other places I have stayed.
The entire property, rooms, common areas including walkways, patio, pool, & parking lot, were ALWAYS clean. Fellow guests were very nice and respectful. Nearly all families at this property.
Prices were reasonable, actually much lower than other places I contacted for a stay. The value provided at the Aztec is exceptional. Our family has found a new home while vacationing in Wildwood, I am thankful to have found such great people who care about ownership.