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Matador Oceanfront Resort
Ranked #7 of 41 Hotels in North Wildwood
Certificate of Excellence
Spotswood, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
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“hands down the best place to vacation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

Upon a reference from our friend we decided four years ago to give it a try. With that said we refuse to stay anywhere else. The beach is only steps away, a park for the kids, the boardwalk is also steps away. The upkeep of the property is awesome and very clean. They have a friendly daily cleaning crew to clean your room. The type room we stay in is a type 6 and oceanview. The view is beyond gorgious. Two balconys to choose to relax on. The pool is also very clean. They have a bbq area with grills in which are clean and work very well. Needless to say with how clean they keep it and having such a wonderful and outgoing staff and everything at your finger tips before you stay at another location. Please give the matador a try you wont stay at a better place. Also promise that you'll keep coming back. I know my family can't get enough so we vacation twice a year at the matador. :-)

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

This was the second year that we stayed here. My friends that I came down with have been staying here for years. We had a great room. Ocean front view. Room had everything in it. Refrig, stove, sink, coffeepot micro. Even dishes, pots and silverware. The beach was right in front of us. Not a far walk. Best of all the beginning of the boardwalk was right there. Very convenient. The staff was great. Our room was always cleaned. We stayed 4 nights right after labor day. Great time to be there. Not to croweded.Coming back next year. Already put in our reservations and deposit down. Can't wait.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

My family & I always vacation in Wildwood for our summer trips to the beach. We decided to stay at the Matador this year and our experience during our visit was wonderful. The staff, location, and
hospitality was first class. Our rooms were beautiful and clean, beds very comfortable. Our children loved playing in the pool and having the hotel right on the beach. I look forward to creating many more memories with my family at the Matador next summer and many
more summers to come.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

My family and I stayed at the Matador this past June for five (5) days. We had a wonderful experience.

The air conditioning was excellent. The rooms and linens were clean. The staff was very courteous, kind and extremely helpful. The people at the front desk were incredibly friendly. The hotel staff treated us like family! We will be returning soon! Do not hesitate to visit the Madator Resort in N. Wildwood, NJ. You will not regret your decision.
Nancy P., Massachusetts

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Meriden, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

We had stayed at the Matador for many years, pleasant staff, great housekeeping, grounds and walk way very clean, great location to boardwalk and beach!

When we arrived we were told about the new smoking policy which made complete sense, no smoking near the rooms only on the top deck (and maybe the lower deck.) The problem was that we were right outside the top deck, we do not smoke. Every guest that did smoke was on that deck - outside our room. We were unable to sit outside our room or on the deck because we did not like the smell of smoke.

Please do not let this post stop you from staying there, this post is to ensure that you have a great experience at the hotel as we did in previous years. Make sure if you do not smoke that you do not stay on the 4th floor by the deck. On the flip side of this post, if you do smoke that IS the floor you want to be on.

Sleep quality was not ideal due to the fact many people visited the deck to drink and smoke, we did not experience this in previous years. Also, we had used the sofa bed which was hard, squeaked when you moved, beds were comfy.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

My family and I use to stay here 15 years ago. We stopped because it was becoming run down and not modern at all. When I booked it for our vacation this year I did so hesitantly. I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived, the room was clean, spacious and somewhat modern. The AC worked! We stayed on the fourth for where there is a huge beautiful deck. We enjoyed the view immediately. One drawback, not sure why the quiet rule was not enforced after 11pm on our visit. We stayed in room 407 and there is a table no more than 3 feet on the deck outside our room. It was the party table all 4 nights we stayed. We had to listen to loud laughter, music, and conversation up to the wee hours of 2am. I did not complain while there, who am I to ruin grown ups partying on their vacation. I will go back but I would not recommend room 407 unless u plan on partying with the other guest. I have to say the staff especially the cleaning ladies and the gentleman who maintains the property were kind, and very accommodating. They smiled and greeted every guest who passed them by.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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bellefonte, pa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

The Matador staff bend over backwards for you. The place is clean and quiet. The have quiet hours from 11:00 p.m. until 07:00 a.m. and they mean it. It's at the end of the boardwalk close to everything. This was our first time staying here and we will be back.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Matador Oceanfront Resort
Address: 16th and the Beach, 511 East 16th Avenue, North Wildwood, NJ 08260
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > North Wildwood
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in North Wildwood
#5 On the Beach Hotel in North Wildwood
#7 Family Hotel in North Wildwood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Matador Oceanfront Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family-owned and operated for more than 40 years, the Matador Oceanfront Resort is one of the most renowned North Wildwood NJ hotels located directly on the beach and boardwalk. Affordable rates for family vacations. Rooms, suites, vacation rentals. Hotel rates and specials available. Our hotel is on the beach, ocean and the boardwalk in North Wildwood NJ. ... more   less 
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