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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ala Kai Motel

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Ala Kai Motel
Ranked #42 of 67 Hotels in Wildwood Crest
Drexel Hill
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2014

We love this place! The staff always makes us feel like family and we enjoy coming back year after year! It's always well kept, and in a great location. The rooms are a great size and very clean. The pool is cleaned every day and always the perfect spot! Thanks for making us family!!

  • Stayed August 2014
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Hoboken, New Jersey
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2014

No frills here- property is not new, but is very well maintained and cleaned. We did have a small issue where our cold water stopped working, but maintenance came up to fix it pretty quickly.

Pros:
Our room had a full-size refridgerator and a coffeemaker. Free wifi. Rooms were kept very clean and the staff was friendly.

Cons:
No cups to use with coffeemaker, no toiletries, no iron, no tissues, no hairdryer in the room. If you decide to use a hairdryer, I recommend you turn off the lights and the TV- otherwise you will likely overload the electricity and end up shorting something out (speaking from experience). Wifi signal was not strong in the rooms- it worked best if you sat in the chairs outside the room.

Property is pretty far from the boardwalk- probably not walkable if you have little kids.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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New Windsor, New York
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86 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

This is 3rd year in a row staying here. Staff is welcoming and helpful. Rooms are clean no frills. If you are a bit picky and prefer more fancy this motel isn't for you. However it's close to the beach. The pool is cleaned daily. If you plan to not go to beach and hang out at pool keep in mind pool only goes to 4 1\2 ft deep so for younger kids it's great and for teens they might prefer a deeper pool or diving board. They have a fenced off part of pool for infants. Only other thing is there wasn't a safe in our room..every hotel/motel we've ever stayed at there was a safe. Maybe they have one up at front desk. Overall I will return if staying for a couple days..if we stay longer were going with deeper pool.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised with the Ala Kai Motel. I've been to Wildwood Crest before but never stayed at this motel. It was throw back to 60's but updated with a really cute kitchen and living room.
The room was immaculate, the maid service was good and the front desk people were pleasant and helpful .

I will be booking this place again, and telling my friends as well.

Christy P

Room Tip: If you don't need a kitchen, the motel room is quite spacious. The prices are great
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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northern nj
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61 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

We love this motel for all the things it is, and especially for the things it is not... See my previous post for full details..

Another nice stay in clean rooms, comfy beds and solid basic ammenities.. and being a half block to the beach and having a nice pool to return to in the afternoon makes this place a find, especially for the price..

We saw all the same staff back again this year and it was nice to be remembered and catered too...

Room Tip: There all good. Just depends on if you want a motel room or an efficiency. All rooms overlook the po...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Maplewood, New Jersey
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

I have been staying at the Ala Kai Motel once or twice a year for the past eight years. The rooms are immaculate, the houskeeping is excellent and the staff is helpful. The motel is a great value as it is approximately half the price of beachfront hotels with identical accomodations. I will definitely return to the Ala Kai Motel

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

This was my first Motel stay ever and I was a lil nervous. We arrived on a Saturday morning and was greeted by a pleasant woman who checked us in quickly. Upon entering the room I was pleasantly surprised. The room was very spacious and clean. The carpet was newer and obviously well vacuumed prior to our arrival. The sheets were clean, yes I looked at every inch. I didnt use the kitchen except for the refrigerator. The bed was terribly uncomfortable for us and that is probably due to our back issues. The bathroom is dated but again spotless. It was not nasty at all. I never heard our neighbors through the walls the entire time. The pool was cleaned daily. The house keeper was very nice and spent a good amount of time in each room. They thoroughly clean the rooms. Hotel is a half block from the beach. Less than a minute walk. Do not pass this place by. I can't believe I am saying that about a Motel but it is well kept.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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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 #42 of 67 Hotels in Wildwood Crest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Ala Kai Motel 2*
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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