As others have noted, if you're looking for a party hotel, the MarLane isn't for you; it caters to couples and families, not frat boys throwing keggers. The motel is about 2 blocks from the boardwalk and convention center, and right across the street from Fox Park. The room my husband and I stayed in was small and simple--this isn't a luxe hotel, either--but it was clean and had everything we needed for a short stay. We'd chosen a smaller room because we only stayed 3 nights; larger rooms are available, and I'd opt for one of those for longer stays.
The owners, Lisa and Chris, are very conscientious and seem to sincerely want their guests to have a good experience. On the first morning of our stay, we discovered that the shower was broken. Even though he had literally just returned from his morning run, Chris came up to fix it and had it working again within 10 minutes. The housekeeping staff were just as courteous and friendly as the owners. They clean the rooms quickly and thoroughly.
The Internet service was FAST, much faster than typical hotel Internet service. The pool was small (5.5' at the deep end) but clean. The beds were comfortable and we had a small but very nice flat-screen TV with a rather large selection of basic cable channels. The front desk has limited hours and amenities like a clock radio and free shampoo are missing, but as I said above, this isn't a luxe hotel. We are budget-conscious travelers; we'd rather save the $100.00/night or so more that we'd have to pay for silly little "extra's."
The only beef I had was that the pool closes at 7:00 p.m. I'm guessing this is to keep noise levels down, but I am very fair-skinned and it's just safer for me to swim in the evening; it'd be nice if they kept it open until 9:00 or 10:00. However, that's not a deal-breaker for me; I would return to the MarLane and recommend it to others.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A tradition of families and couples. One block from beach, boardwalk and convention center. Free morning coffee, WiFi, parking, BBQ patio and heated pool. Clean, comfortable and reasonably priced accommodations. Owner operated for 32 years. Please call us directly for reservations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marlane Hotel Wildwood
- Marlane Motel Wildwood