We have been going to Wildwood Crest for years and swithched back to the Pan Am after staying at another hotel for years. We missed our former hotel - loved the location and the staff. I can't say that the Pam Am is as warm and friendly, but the room was nicer and the mattresses much, much more comfortable which is why we switched. The kids missed the slide into the pool, but the Pam Am pool is very nice and I liked that there was a lifeguard around most of the time. The only negative was that the AC in the room only had one temperature - we either froze (even my husband who likes it cold) or had to turn it off. The staff said they would try to adjust and did seem aware of the issue, but didn't correct it. I can easily recommend this hotel since it is very nice. We will most likely select it again for next year's week at the beach.