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Aquarius Motor Inn
Ranked #29 of 76 Hotels in Wildwood
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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“Needs Work”
Reviewed February 14, 2011

Stayed with my wife and kids for a weekend in July. This place is in a great location right across from the beach and boardwalk but thats about all the hotel has going for it. The rooms were small and dirty and the pool is unheated. There are other options nearby that are better for the same price. Its a shame because this place has the potential to be a real gem. Hopefully the owners will make some improvements and we will try it again in a few years.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 17, 2010

Nice family-owned hotel right across from the Convention Center and Boardwalk. Spacious rooms with kitchen. Older hotel that really needs updating but worth the lower price.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed August 18, 2010

The room was very small. The pool wasn't heated. The bed was awful. The location was good.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Reviewed July 23, 2010

Value all the way. Renovations are underway. Family owned and operated.Nancy is back. Exterior remod done. New windows, air conditioners,stucco& carpets.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Laval, Canada
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Reviewed July 17, 2010

THE BEST LOCATION IN WILDWOOD! Situated at the beginning of the boardwalk and facing the ocean. Very friendly. Super clean. MAJOR RENOVATIONS are being done. POOL is always cleaned. All rooms are OCEAN FRONT VIEW! We were in room 202 situated on second floor and will definitly go back in same room. There are no sofa bed to sleep on springs. Instead there is an extra double bed in room. You don't find that anywhere. It is a 2 room apartment, which has 2 double beds in 1 room and 1 double bed (sofa) in other room. Very confortable for 6 people. You also have, not 1 but 2 TVs. One in the bedroom and 1 in the other room. The stove and refrigerator are functional. We had no problems. You also have FREE ICE. There is an air conditioning in bedroom and you also have a special fan that brings the air from bedroom to other room, which i've never found elsewhere, which is perfect so the whole apartment remains nice and cool during the day and night. It is many years that i go to Wildwood and we finaly found the perfect place for our family and friends to stay. Next year I will definitly go with my family and friends so we can rent 2 or 3 rooms. A BIG THANK YOU to AQUARIUS!!! See you next year!!!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 23, 2010

The Aquarius is an older hotel. Like many older hotels in Wildwood, it is outdated. But if you can get past the old furniture and beds, you will be sure to like it. In addition, new carpets were installed in 2009, and major renovations are currently being done-this is all the management would tell us. The rates are considerably low for Wildwood, but the lower the better, right? There is daily cleaning service if you want it, an elevator, and heated/air-conditioned rooms. Due to the geography of Wildwood's beaches, in the southern area of Wildwood (Where this hotel is located) the beach is around a half mile wide. This means you need to walk a little farther to get to the ocean. No problem here, it's just like walking from Cedar Ave to the Boat Tag, not really a long walk. With the new renovations, which will be revealed this Summer for most of the rooms, it should be a nice spot to stay in a quiet area. Overall, good place. Been staying there for a good 5 years now. Also another addition for this year is FREE WI-FI ACCESS!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
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Toronto
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Reviewed August 10, 2009

We just got back from a road trip with our two teenagers, with a two nights stay in Wildwood. Our first night we stayed at another motel checking in after 9.00pm, at that time we were told that we could have the room for two nights, and to come back the next morning to pay for the second night. I let the family sleep in and around 10am I went to the office to pay, only to be told that we had to check out in one hour and that they did not have a room for us for the second night. When I asked the lady if she knew of any other motels that had any vacancies, I was told, no just drive around.

So after packing up we hit the road to find sutiable accomodations. We saw so many no vacancy signs that my recommondation is to book in advance especially in the summer! We were told by one motel to go to the Aquarius as they may have a room. Much to my suprise it was on the ocean and they had a room available. Although they preferred us to stay for two nights, they gave us a two bedroom suite (I'll get to that in a moment). We could check in right away and it was before 12.00 so that we could take full advantage of this motel.

The room we got was 405, a two bedroom suite. It is actually like a one bedroom apartment with cool retro furniture! A living room with a double bed, and a seperate bedroom with two double beds and a fully equipped kitchenett. This motel and the surrounding area motels have done a lot to preserve the look and feel of the 50's. Right down to the colors of the motel doors, interior furniture. This room was clean, and well kept. The entire motel had a nice feel to it with retro patio furniture. The motel is right across the road from the boardwalk and ocean. The pool is clean and well used by children in the day. This motel is only a short car drive to a grocery store, and walking distance to resturants.

Would I go back definately and would stay longer!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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Property: Aquarius Motor Inn
Address: 4712 Ocean Ave, Wildwood, NJ 08260-4515
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Wildwood
Amenities:
Beach Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 On the Beach Hotel in Wildwood
#22 Family Hotel in Wildwood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Aquarius Motor Inn 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Aquarius Motor Inn, the perfect place to enjoy delightful seclusion in the midst of Wildwood’s many pleasures! We’re reserved a special place in the sun just for you because we know you’ll love everything about our luxurious motor inn. The whole family will enjoy our heated adult and kiddie pools with spacious poolside patio, our magnificent oceanfront sun deck, the beautiful beach and sparkling surf. Our property features Deluxe Motel rooms and fully equipped 2 room Efficiency Suites, free WiFi, fabulous recreation activities, and so much more. Additionally, all the attractions of Wildwood’s wonderful resort life, like the Convention Hall, amusement filled Boardwalk, fine shops, restaurants, supper clubs, churches and theatres, are just a few minutes away. From our beautiful oceanfront setting to our friendly hospitality, this is the seaside vacation you’ve always dreamed of. ... more   less 
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