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El Coronado Resort
Ranked #15 of 67 Hotels in Wildwood Crest
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not worth cost!”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights. Checking in on a Thursday, couldn't get in our room till around 5:30 pm. Room not cleanest, very crowded for 4 adults. AC in bedroom did not work. Our room was on second floor sanwhiched between garbage dumpsters and hotel laundry room, deck virtually unusable. Garbage pick up very early and mound every day to dump dumpsters was a negative for vacation. Seem to have a hard time understanding that 4 adults needed more than 3 towels, we could get them but at over $300 a night, don't think that should be an issue. Last time here for sure!

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Teaneck, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2013

Just returned last night from our 3rd stay at the El Coronado. I have read all the reviews from this month and I have to say that we did not agree with the negative for our stay. Sure, while it could use upgrades...we also realize that we are not staying at Sea Pointe Village which costs $4500/week. We choose to stay here and our experience was great. We have stayed on both sides and my only choice now would be to always stay on the South side . The garbage pick up is 730am every morning on the North side and is very loud. The café was wonderful .We did not have a bad meal and we had both breakfast and lunch. The pool entertainment is always fun. The location is perfect. Will return next year !!!!

Room Tip: South side quieter in the morning. The north side has garbage pick up at 730am
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Wood Ridge, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2013

I have just returned from spending 1 week + $1700.00 for what was suppose to a memorable vacation. I have stayed there 13 years ago, and I can honestly say, nothing has ever been updated. It all looked the same. First I must comment on the cleanliness or lack of it. There was grapes someone dropped in one stairwell and popcorn in the other stairwell was there all week. I guess no one cleans there! We had sand left in front of our door, that was there all week also. I could go on, but you get my message. Secondly, the ice machines were broke all week. We had to go to the restaurant to buy ice, which they ran out of!
With all the hotels that are in wildwood, this is not the place to stay.

Room Tip: Do not stay in the 201,301,401.....rooms on the poolside. It is in the corner and your balcony is ri...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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albany, new york
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2013

We walked into a very dirty room. dust on all the furnishings. Dirty dishes left in the cabinets. Black hairy mold growing on the ceilings. Items left in the room from previous guests like hair pins loose change fake bugs. Dried bodily fluids one of the beds. We removed it from the bed and put it on the floor and it remained there for two days until we said something to the housekeepers, which communicating with was nearly impossible because they didn't speak english. Sofa so spotted we were afraid to sit on it. Carpets spotted. Some days no wash clothes left or soap or towels enough for all of us. When we called down to have these issues corrected we were given attitude. They have pool rules but no one inforces them. People diving off thr bridge railings. No glass bottles or such around the pool no one said anything to these people. All in all it was one of the worst places i have ever stayed. This is one familythat won't be repeat guests. YUK!!!

Room Tip: Find someplace else to stay
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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4 Thank foodman86
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Dirty walls, dirty carpet,dirty couch, mold, mold, mold.

The cleaning staff is incompetent. We called down to complain and we were told "they run the vacuum." Are you serious? I had festering mold on a ceiling tile and houskeeping blamed maintenance. How about everyone looks out for the guests and does their job? Also, what good is having an "ocean view" room if your window is so dirty you can't see out?

Pathetic for the price. Really sad; just because you have a prime location doesn't mean you should throw all customer service out the window.

  • Stayed August 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2013

Don't waste your money coming to this place!!!! We paid 3000 to stay at a dirty room!!
Dirty walls
Dirty carpet
Dirty kitchen
Dirty bathrooms ( like really change the shower curtains they only cost $1.99!!!)
I can go on and on about this dirty place. Not a healthy place to stay at..
I will never returned to this place..

  • Stayed August 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2013

very good location but need to improve the cleaness of the kitchen. It was a great location, pool is great and the view of ocean was beautifull. We rent an appartment with 3 rooms (EE) the rooms were big and clean. We were very disappointed about the cleaness of the kitchen: carpet is durty, walls are a mess, we ask a sheet to cover the sofa . Also we were not able to have a parking for 2 cars, we rent an appartement for 10 people... I will return but I will ask if they have renovate the kitchen before.

Room Tip: room with ocean view
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about El Coronado Resort

Property: El Coronado Resort
Address: 8501 Atlantic Ave, at East Preston Avenue, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260-3515
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Wildwood Crest
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Wildwood Crest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — El Coronado Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 123
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
El Coronado Resort is a beachfront full-service condominium hotel located in the heart of Wildwood Crest just minutes from fine restaurants, nightlife, the world famous Wildwood Boardwalk and just a short drive to Cape May and Atlantic City. With a variety of accommodations from guest rooms to spacious 1, 2, 3 bedroom suites, El Coronado can meet your vacation needs. Enjoy breathtaking ocean views from your balcony or relax on our beachfront sundeck. El Coronado offers free poolside barbeques and live entertainment in season for your enjoyment along with many other amenities. ... more   less 
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