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“Nice place to stay for family vacation” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wild Dunes Inn

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Wild Dunes Inn
Ranked #14 of 32 Hotels in Ocean City
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nice place to stay for family vacation”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2012

We stayed in August 2010 and it was very nice. The suite had a nice living room, kitchenette, bathroom and bedroom. Central AC was nice and the location right off the boardwalk was great. It was quite and clean and we enjoyed our stay. The pool is at its other hotel Impala, right down the street. Also, it is right across from Playland's Castaway Cove and can seem noisy around 9, but you get used to the sound and it closes before 11. Would recommend this hotel and stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Philadelphia, PA
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2012

I never write a review but my wife and I decided to write one after we had such an amazing 2 night stay at the Wild Dunes in mid June ( so amazing that on our way home we were thinking of coming back in a couple of days to do 2 more nights to take advantage of the great location, room rates & lack of crowds-however having twin girls with the thought of packing up again was just too much...plus we had other obligations)
It was exactly what others have said in their reviews:
-very clean rooms
-right across from the rides (yes the roller coaster is loud but it didn't bother my wife, who's noise sensitive and my 2 year old twin daughters).
- rooms were smaller than they appear in the pics however the room was fine for us. Our girls slept on the pull out Queen size sofa bed (comfortable for a sleep sofa) and my wife and I had our king bed in our own room.
-fridge was great - nice size with separate freezer. Microwave and stove although we only used the fridge it was nice to know it was there. It also had all the plates, cups, cutlery etc. you needed to cook a full meal

All in all we were very pleased and will stay here again! Thanks Wild Dunes Inn
-location,location,location- it's in the middle of everything you need!
-yes, we did hear the noisy trash trucks in the morning (I would say the only negative to our stay but we were so worn out from the previous night's activities that it wasn't a major deal. Keep in mind it was on Sat & Sun. that we stayed and there may be more trucks during the week).
-check in is at the Impala Inn (across the street) where there was one of the 2 pool options- the other is a very small pool that we didn't use.
-parking is extremely tight but convenient
-if you love Kohr Bros. Ice Cream it's only steps away

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Christopher B
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Rockville, Maryland, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2012

Stayed here in early June 2012 while in town for a family wedding (we had a group rate so I can't comment on price). The location was wonderful - close to beach, church and other wedding festivities. Others have mentioned the noise from the Playland park across the street, but the park closed PROMPTLY at 10:45 pm and from the bedroom (located on the back side of the building) you really didn't hear any noise (except the trash trucks in the alley early the next AM). Room was very clean, bath towels were some of the softest I've ever used. Parking is tight - we have a Toyota Sienna minivan and it took some maneuvering to get it in and out, but it was doable. The best part (and I should have planned better) was the kitchenette - microwave, refrigerator with a SEPARATE freezer compartment, dishwasher, coffeepot, 2 burner stove, dishes, utensils, even dishwasher detergent. If you come prepared - you can make a lot of your meals in your room! A/C worked great and was fully adjustable. I would definitely come back.

Room Tip: We had a room on the 3rd floor (top floor) so there was no noise from overhead.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Kenny C
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New Jersey
Level Contributor
26 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2012

I just stayed here with my husband and daughter from April 27, 2012 to April 29, 2012. The rooms were clean. The location was great. And the off-season rates were fantastic. I would agree with a previous reviewer about the sofa bed mattress, as well as the mattress in the bedroom, not being very supportive, but I don't think it would stop me from staying here again. My review of this hotel is pretty much on a curve because I don't think you can find the quality of a four or five star hotel at the Jersey Shore. So this hotel is definitely acceptable, all things considered.

Room Tip: Our room was on the very end near the stairway. Since there weren't too many people in the hote...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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Winchester, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2012

Had a great stay at the Wild Dunes Inn in Ocean City. Stayed there just after the 4th of July, a bit less people than normal in Ocean City. Have stayed there over the last three years and have seen improvements in the lobby area and room. Nice new TV's and remodeled living room/bathroom just this year.

Love the fact that OCNJ has no bars. Wild Dunes is right in the middle of all of the activities. Kids had a great time at the amusement park. I had a great time hanging out on the beach during the day and resting outside in front of the room at night.

Room Tip: Get a 2nd floor room. If you get one near the fire stairwell, it's quicker up into the room. R...
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Douglas B
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DELCO
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2012

we stopped by on Thursday at 10pm and got a apt on the 3rd floor.The places was spacious,spotless and surgically clean,even the silverware.We walked to the beach from the boardwalk less than 50 feet away,and then into clean,crisp sheets in a king sized bed. the next morning we had made coffee in the kitchenettes and sat on the balcony watching the crashing waves and hearing the seagulls calling to us .It was a magically wonderful stay.Quite suppressed,having stayed at other Ocean City motels before.I never write reviews nor even read them,but the Wild Dunes was quite civilized and pleasant,we are planning on coming back again.

Room Tip: ask for a unit on the 3rd floor on the west side.The view is awesome and no noise from the boards.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank dashRipRoc
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2011

This is a wonderful place to stay, very clean, and updated. Close access to the beach & boardwalk, but had a few minor issues with the room service, which the problem was rectified. Also a few minor problems with the restaurant not having enough help when ordering our breakfast, but they were very courteous & apologized for the issue. I would definitely stay here again as this suite was a lot better than the Forum! I love Ocean City for their boardwalk & the Wild Dunes is withing walking distance to many of the attractions! The only thing that they need to update is their TVs. Hopefully on our next stay!

Room Tip: You do have noise from the Playland, but you don't hear it when you are in the bedroom, and the...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Sherry L
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Additional Information about Wild Dunes Inn

Property: Wild Dunes Inn
Address: 801 E 10th St, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3507
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Ocean City
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in Ocean City
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Wild Dunes Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Imagine spending your vacation in a luxury suite - spacious and completely furnished. Imagine being so close to the warm, inviting sand, the sparkling ocean waters, and the fun-filled boardwalk that they are just steps from your door. Imagine being able to boat and fish, play golf or tennis, swim in a heated pool and luxuriate on a sun-drenched deck. Activities close to our inn include sailing and kayaking, boat rides, jet ski rentals, surfing, bicycling, golf, arcades and a variety of amusement parks. ... more   less 
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Wild Dunes Hotel Ocean City

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