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“First time staying here, loved everything about it and it will now be our new home..away from home!”

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Riviera Resort & Suites
Ranked #8 of 76 Hotels in Wildwood
Certificate of Excellence
East Greenville, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“First time staying here, loved everything about it and it will now be our new home..away from home!”
Reviewed August 1, 2011

After staying at the same motel for 10+years, after some ownership change we decided to stay at the Riviera. I could not have chose a better place. Staff was wonderful, helpful and very polite. Very clean outside, and the rooms were exceptionally clean and spacious. I have now found my new home, away from home for the summers! Keep up the great work, looks faboulous!

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 31, 2011

W have stayed here almost every year for the past 12years. We usually have a wonderful stay. This time was very different. Front office staff were rude and forgetful and we could not even unpack because our dressers smelled so badly of mold/mildew. They promised me three times they would bring an ionizer to our room. It never happened. Maybe this is because our room was ground level and we usually stay up higher, not sure but if they are willing to put a repeat customer in this room #105 I will not be back. Disgusting is the only other word I have for it!

  • Stayed July 2011
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New Castle, Delaware
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Reviewed July 29, 2011

The Riviera is our family's only choice for our annual visit to Wildwood over the July 4th holiday. It's clean, the staff is friendly and helpful, and it's across the street from the world-famous Boardwalk! The rooms are spacious, clean, semi-tropical in decor, the parking lot can get a little cramped, the pool is nice, the hot tub isn't always really warm, the beds in some of the rooms are extremely comfy, and the family suites have everything you need for a home-like stay (especially if you're into saving $$ and cooking while on vacation!). Staff was always maintaining the property, sweeping, wiping, etc, so it was easy to see they care about the resort. Guests of the Riviera can also swim at the motel across the street--as long as they have a wristband. The motel is close to a great deli (Bonelli's has fresh fruit/veggies, canned goods, snacks, dairy products, lunchmeats, etc.--but ask for an 'Old World' Italian sub; they're great!), not far from a Rite Aid, and is within 4 blocks from excellent dining, such as Schellenger's Restaurant, Land & Sea Buffet, and Rusty Rudder. If you happen to stay at the Riviera during a holiday weekend, go up to the 2nd or 3rd floors to watch the fireworks show! Ask the owners where to eat; they may tell you about places not in the brochure case in the lobby. Rent a bike in the early morning. Go to Mack's Pizza. And don't forget: "Watch the tram car, please!"

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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New York, USA
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

We booked here based on Tripadvisor. We have never been disappointed with any property after researching on Tripadvisor and the Riviera was no exception. We found the Riviera exceeded even the five star comments here on Tripadvisor.

We had booked for two nights (Sun and Mon). As fate would have it we were going to Jersey during the heat wave of the century. Our plans had us staying with relatives in Belmar who have a great house by the beach...but no air conditioning!!! Friday night was too hot to live. On Saturday morning we called the Riviera to see if they could fit us in a day early. This would be a Saturday night in the height of the season. They had a room for us :) On the way down we hit 109 degrees on the Garden State Parkway. No joke. It was so hot that my GPS mounted on the windshield fried and stopped working.

We got to the Riviera at a much more comfortable 103 degrees. The room was ready and they had the AC cranked to the max for us.

The innkeepers at the Riviera are some of the best and friendliest that we have ever come across. Nothing was too much trouble. Every single staff member gave us a hello and a smile. The room was as clean as any room that we have stayed in. The pool is clean and every inch of the place is well maintained.

We have stayed at beach towns up and down the shore and I have to say that I was impressed with this place. It is very modern and has no musty odors, sand, or some of the other things that come with living by the beach.

The location is perfect. One block from the best part of the boardwalk. Macks Pizza right there. Great NY Pizza at the shore. The Doo Wop Diner right there. I got the King Burger. It was three 1/2 pound patties with the works. It came to the table about a foot high give or take a few inches :) I laughed for a solid minute when it hit the table. The Jersey Girl restaurant for a fantastic meal a couple of blocks away. Great prices for some really non beach food. Tuckers Pub is a ten minute walk but well worth it for their $2 iced mugs of any beer at any time deal (includes Guinness!!!) Their wings (bourbon) are incredible.

All in all a great trip and the Riviera was the perfect home base.

Thanks again...Brad and Kat (red Jeep...came in hot and tired, left relaxed and quite happy)

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

Year after year we return to "our friends" at the Riviera. It has become like visiting family. Everyone remembers you, even though you only spend one week a year with them. It's that warmth that one can't wait to return to. This year finds the motel in great shape as always. New bedspreads, window treatments and kitchen ammenities were a pleasant upgrade.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Windsor, Connecticut
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Reviewed July 22, 2011

This was our first time in Wildwood and we read other reviews of this hotel before we booked. It lived up to all the great comments. The staff were very friendly upon arrival and throughout our stay.The room was clean and the maid service excellent. We had a little kitchenette alcove and a wonderful deluxe balcony. It was just a very short walk to the boardwalk and the beach from this hotel. I would absolutely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Garwood, New Jersey
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Reviewed July 11, 2011

This is our 13th year going back to the Riviera Hotel. It is like going to visit family. Each person there is treated the same. The staff there are wonderful, cheerful and very pleasant to be around, and very willing to give you special attention. We stay in a 2 bdrm suite, in July, I have a fully equiped kitchen to cook some meals, a reg room in Sept. The hotel is spotless at all times. Rooms are cleaned daily. I look forward to going again in September for Labor day and again in the middle of the month for the fire convention. The pool is clean and refreshing. The beach across the street, it is clean and free. The boardwalk is directly across the street, so convienent. Our family has always enjoyed our stay there. We think there is other place to go. Reggie, Beth and Jeffrey pay special attention to everyone there. It is close to the Cape May zoo, fireworks on Friday nites. Free concerts. A great Family place.....

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Riviera Resort & Suites
Address: 3920 Ocean Ave, Spencer & Ocean Avenue, Wildwood, NJ 08260-4765
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Wildwood
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Wildwood
#15 Romantic Hotel in Wildwood
#18 Family Hotel in Wildwood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Riviera Resort & Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fully modern facility across from the beach, boardwalk, and amusements. Close to convention center. Two bedroom efficiency suites, private balcony units, and couple whirlpool units with steam sauna. Large heated pool and upper level sundeck. All rooms have microwave, coffeemaker, refrigerator, and in-room safe. Catering to couples and families we provide immaculately clean accommodations with knowledgeable friendly service. ... more   less 
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