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“Not bad, but not great.”
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Starfire Motel
Ranked #17 of 76 Hotels in Wildwood
Livingston, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Not bad, but not great.”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

Rooms were small, but very clean. Property outside is also very clean. Owners were very nice and hands on. Very quiet except for when the people upstairs from us decided to drop a suitcase or something on the floor between 1 and 2 a.m. They then starting stomping around and were either yelling or talking VERY loud. I can assume that they must have been pretty drunk. This went on for quite a long time. Needless to say, we were awake for the rest of the night.

Also, it seems a lot of the guests smoke (permitted outside) so I felt like anytime I was outside I was walking through smoke. A lot of people drinking beer at the pool and this was before lunch and it was not a bunch of kids, they were 50ish. One woman in this group actually announced for the whole pool to hear that she was going in to take a "whiz" - classy! I think this was the first time in my life that I ever heard a woman use that word.

My review is nothing against the motel, I guess I had more of a beef with the guests.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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New Jersey
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

We've stayed at many Wildwood motels over the years, and the Starfire was the cleanest and most up to date room we've stayed in yet. Booking rooms at the Jersey Shore is always a little dicey. Motels are pretty booked up all summer due to demand, so owners don't have a lot of incentive to go above and beyond the basics. It's nice to find a place that really seems to care about providing a quality stay.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2013

We were very satisfied with our stay at the Starfire. Friendly owners; clean comfortable motel room containing refrigerator, Microwwave oven, hairdryer, large flat-screen tv,and wifi.
We will probably stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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North Tonawanda, New York, United States
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised with our stay at the Starfire (although not sure why). When I'd done research about all of the "motels" in the area, this one just looked to be the best. The location is THE BEST with mere steps to the boardwalk/beach. We found a great place to eat breakfast too, a short 5 minute walk from the motel. The staff was pleasant, helpful and accommodating (Rosanna even let us keep our car there for a few hours until we left NJ which she didn't have to do). Since there is not a plethora of true "hotels" in the area, we were more than thrilled with this little gem. Small, but clean and just as advertised!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Howell, New Jersey, United States
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

I have been going to the Starfire with my family for 6 years and I wouldn't stay anywhere else. I love how clean it is, its location, the pool and lounge chairs, and their customer service. I cannot wait till next year!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

This year was my second time in wildwood and with prices rising at the place we stayed laat year we figured we might as well try somewhere else. I can honestly say that was a great choice, because we won't be staying anywhere else from now on in wildwood! Service was phenomenonal, felt so safe and very welcomed! Owners were able to answer all of our questions, give directions and were just very friendly. Free morning coffee was nice too. Didn't get to try out the pool but it looked nice. Everything in the room worked, and was clean. Not what i was expecting for a motel. Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Wilmington, Delaware
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

Review: All I have to say is that we had a very pleasant stay, the reviews below pretty much say it all, and we will be back sometime in August . Here is a tip, the oceanview rooms on the second floor are so worth it.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Starfire Motel

Property: Starfire Motel
Address: 5100 Ocean Ave, Wildwood, NJ 08260-4429
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Wildwood
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Wildwood
#5 Romantic Hotel in Wildwood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Starfire Hotel Wildwood

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