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Matador Oceanfront Resort
Ranked #7 of 41 Hotels in North Wildwood
Certificate of Excellence
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Location Great, Hotel OK”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2008

The Matador's location is awesome. North Wildwood's shorter walk to the beach as compared to the 1/2 mile trek when staying in Wildwood or the Crest really makes a huge difference especially when you're carrying chairs, coolers, etc.
The staff was very friendly and accommodating. We had a few hiccups, too minor to detail, and the staff were very quick to respond. Maid service was quick and efficient, extra towels were never a problem and the maids were happy to work around you. Also, the room we had, had central a/c which cooled both rooms, that's a big plus for me!

Last year we stayed at the Adventurer in Wildwood Crest with the same amt of people (4 adults, 2 11 yr old boys). The Adventurer's 2 room efficiency was spacious and we were disappointed with the smaller size of the Matador's efficiency, but the Adventurer charged additional $ for extra people (their rates are based on 4 persons even tho they advertised their room as accommodating 6) whereas the Matador did not charge anything additional.

The only real critique I would offer the Matador would be:
1. Laundry facilities should be updated. Washers and dryers
are old and small causing the necessity for multiple
wash loads & additional $ for drying time
2. Grills for guests - they only had 2 small grills. For the volume
of guests they have, they should have more grills. We
attempted to use the grills several times and never could.

All in all, our stay at the Matador was pleasant and would stay there again!

  • Liked — Location to beach
  • Disliked — 2 room efficiency was small for 6 people
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Dunmore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2008

We have stayed at the Matidor for the past three years with our children and grandchildren and love that it is so close to everything, i.e. the beach, ocean and boardwalk. The area and rooms are always clean and the management makes sure all guests are not disruptive, which makes for a nice family atmosphere.

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Phila PA
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2008

Our stay was really nice. We went with three other families, and they all really liked the place too.The location couldn't be beat. We stayed on the 4th floor, ocean veiw. The room was kept clean.
Freshly painted, beds were ok. The little kitchen could be updated, but it was clean as well. The maids were prompt, and extra towels were no problem The pool was very clean.{brand new)
The staff is constantly outside sweeping & cleaning The front desk women were very freindly.This motel is family friendly, our teenage boys were running around the hotel at 2:00AM, and the night manager handled it very well, needless to say the boys only did that once. I have already booked for next year.

  • Liked — the veiw
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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Beauharnois, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2008

This was our third trip to Wildwood and we were looking for something different, less doowop. Well, this motel is surely not doowop.

Great location, right on the beach and at the end of the boardwalk. Relatively quiet spot, but close to the action.

The room was great. We were on the fourth floor, a direct view of the beach, right in front of the pool. The BBQ are super, and everything was clean.

We were told when we left that the pool, the doors and the AC were suppose to be renovated, new doors and central AC. The pool was to be bigger or something like that.

The owners and the personnel were nothing short of making sure we had a great stay and very friendly.

I would recommand that hotel to all family and couple looking for a spot very close to the water (shortest distance to walk in the hot sand) and the action.

  • Liked — The location
  • Disliked — The pool, too small.
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
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Philadelphia, PA
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2008

Not only would I never stay anywhere else, but neither would my parents who have also been staying at the Matador for the past 25 years. Although they are older now, they still enjoy staying there with my kids and I. I was sadened to see that others had given the Matador such terrible reviews. I have always had the best experiences at the Matador. The rooms are always very clean and if I had found something to be unsatisfactory the staff was very helpful in correcting the situation. The location is PERFECT! So close to the boardwalk and the beach! As a kid and as an adult I have enjoyed the Matador. Also, the staff is very helpful in ensuring a great stay! As always, I can't wait to go on vacation for our 26th year at the Matador.

  • Liked — Location
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
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Thank gpd83
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litaHazletonPA
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2007

I was pleasantly pleased with the Matador
Resort Motel. Having stayed at the Montego Bay last year, this hotel was a very welcome change. It was so much cleaner and the workers were very friendly and went out of their way to make our stay a pleasant one. There was always someone cleaning and making sure the hotel was well taken care of. I highly recommend this hotel to any family with children or a couple making a trip to Wildwood.

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Additional Information about Matador Oceanfront Resort

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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