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“Tradition makes for a fun and satisfying vacation.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ala Kai Motel
Ranked #39 of 67 Hotels in Wildwood Crest
Binghamton, New York, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Tradition makes for a fun and satisfying vacation.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

Since the mid 1960's my husband, Bill, has been visiting Wildwood Crest and staying at the Ala Kai Motel. In the 60's he was a child and thirty years later he brought his wife and children to the beach and, of course, we stayed at the Ala Kai. It's relaxing. We stay in a room with a kitchen. It is truly a slice of 'home away from home'. Impeccable rooms and pool, friendly and courteous staff and a mere block from the ocean! What more could one ask for? I only ever recommend the Ala Kai to family and friends when they mention a Wildwood Beach excursion.

Room Tip: We always get a room with a kitchen and the extra bedroom off of the main room. So far, room 111 wa...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kate M
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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New Windsor, New York
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86 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

Stayed here with wife and kid for a couple nights. Staff was helpful and friendly. Location to beach was very close 150-200 ft until you hit the sand. Inground pool was clean and is cleaned daily. Rooms were mostly clean and average. Only things i noticed were boxspring under mattress was dirty. When i say dirty i mean from being outdated or for not having a bedskirt. Other thing was lamp shade over tv top of it was brown crusted dirt.Im not a picky person maybe if they had a bed skirt to cover it up wouldnt of even thought about it. Overall i dont think it was a housekeeping issue more like room not being updated. This is a hotel for people to sleep and be out at beach all day and boardwalk all night. Will i ever stay here again? probably not.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nyy n
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reading, pa
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196 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

I needed a room on very short notice. I was given their best room at the basic room rate which impressed me. I felt like family when we checked in. Yes, the room is a bit old fashioned but it was clean, the AC was ice cold and our bedroom was quiet even though we were right at the pool. Loved the full size fridge and the great water pressure for our showers. Loved being on the beachblock and the beach around there was not crowded. Priced very reasonably for a great location. We had a very good experience here for sure.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank initfrfn
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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2012

We stayed at the Ala Kai after storms knocked out our power in Linwood. The staff was super friendly and the rooms were clean and spacious. The location was quiet as the Ala Kai is located far from the hustle and bustle of the boardwalk area. We would definitely recommend the Ala Kai to anyone going to Wildwood/Wildwood Crest.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Elsamarie C
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2012

I used to spend one week every summer as a kid at the ALA KAI Motel. That was 20 + years ago...
Now that I have 2 kids of my own, I also take them to Wildwood Crest every summer and would not stay anywhere else ! We love the location, the rates are reasonable, the place is well kept and the staff is very knowledgeable about the places to eat and the fun stuff to do while visiting the Island.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank leftlaner_30
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2012

Love staying at this motel. Rooms are clean, staff very helpful & friendly. Been coming to the ala kai for about ten years. I bring my grandchildren, also spend weekend there with my friends. The beach is right there. Pool and pool area is safe and clean. Just a wonderful family place. Will be there in July with family coming in from Atlanta. Jay, Joann and the staff do a great job. See you soon.

Room Tip: second floor large deck
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kathie f
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2012

Loved our recent vacation to Wildwood Crest. The Ala Kai was the perfect hotel for our family. It was very quiet, the staff was very accommodating and the location could not have been more perfect. We will definitely be back next year.

Room Tip: Not a bad room in the house
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michelle M
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Additional Information about Ala Kai Motel

Property: Ala Kai Motel
Address: 8301 Atlantic Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260-3609
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Wildwood Crest
Amenities:
Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 67 Hotels in Wildwood Crest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ala Kai Motel is a family-oriented motel located in the heart of Wildwood Crest on the beach block. Close to Beach, Boardwalk Trolly Stop, Restaurants and all area attractions. Rooms available with efficiencies and private bedrooms. Daily maid service for your convenience. Heated pool, Bar-B-Q facilities, and tropical decor. Friendly staff to help you plan and enjoy your vacation. ... more   less 
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