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“What a dump!”
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Villa Nova Motel
Ranked #52 of 67 Hotels in Wildwood Crest
NJ
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“What a dump!”
Reviewed August 14, 2011

After reading many reviews on this site, we decided to book this hotel for a last minute weekend get away. We should have known there must have been a reason there was still vacancy. Upon our arrival we walked into the lobby of the motel to find the owner Joanne fighting with a guest who was also checking in. She was making a fool of herself by trying to belittle the guest. As well as saying this was her 3rd argument of the morning so her fuse was low, our arrival time was 10:00 am. I wonder how many more arguments she had that day. Whatever happened to the customer always being right? At the very least she could have held her composure. As far as I am concerned, a business person should not conduct themselves in this manner especially not in front of other customers. I started having second thoughts right away, had another hotel had vacancies I would have left.

We got to our room, only to find black mold all over the bathroom including the ceiling. The white towels are old and stained. The water pressure was minimal. The hotel and rooms look like they have not been touched since it was built in the 70's. The service was all around terrible. I can not think of a better way to describe it than to say it is a dump, dump, dump. Needless to say I will not be booking this hotel next time I am in Wildwood Crest. Found the owner Joanne to be very unpleasant. I would not consider this hotel again.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2011

This is the second time I have stayed here, however the first was about 12 years ago. Things have not changed much except the carpet. The property is right on the beach with a pool. It provides grills to cook on. This is a very family oriented place. It seems that several members of the same family come here the same time of the year. There was a family that must of had 3-6 rooms which is nice that they can meet each year. Since they provide grills it makes it affordable to feed a large family. The beds are as hard as a rock, the rooms are clean. I would come back here again just from the family friendly vibe it gives.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2011

My family has stayed at this motel for 30 years. Great location deep in the Crest. Rooms are always very clean. Service excellent. Our coffee pot broke and they gave us a brand new one in the box! Pool is big, only open until 7 though. Has been updated over the years. Nice, family owners. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed July 2011
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Thank nic s
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed August 22, 2010

The motel was older but very clean! We had 6 of us and the rooms were decent size. We had a problem with our air conditioner and they came with a new one immediately! The only thing was that the trolley only ran at 4:00 pm which was not stated. The pool was clean
and maintained they had a great spot on the beach which is what we were looking for. The price couldn't be beat!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Thank pig1yel
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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2010

My wife and I have vacationed in Wildwood Crest 5 times since 2007, and we've always stayed someplace different each time. Our previous trips were always just right before the beginning of vacation season and with our family. Our last trip was just us. She found the Villa Nova online, and knowing it would just be us, we didn't need a large or multiple room place to stay. For it being prime vacation season, the Villa Nova was very affordable for being a budget traveler. The room was all we wanted- clean, cool, and had hot water. It was quaint and cozy, nothing fancy. It's a 2 story, Doo Wop style motel so there's no elevator. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Latrobe, PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2010

They did a nice job cleaning the rooms, but doors/locks were difficult to operate, doors didn't fit frames, our A/C leaked all over the floor right outside our room, and showers ran hot/cold with low water pressure. Beds were just barely okay. Internet access only in/near the lobby that doesn't open until 9. Had to sit right outside the lobby doors on patron stairs to connect to the internet. We paid just over $900 for 5 nights in a room with 2 double beds, but I think we'll be looking elsewhere and pay a little more for a better maintained place next time. Excellent soundproofing though!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Villa Nova Motel
Address: 8601 Atlantic Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260-3517
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Wildwood Crest
Amenities:
Beach Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#34 On the Beach Hotel in Wildwood Crest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 11
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