After a much excited anticipation of our family vacation, it went down hill as soon as we check-in in this motel!
I would always booked our Wildwood vacation and every year we always have a nice stay in other hotels. This year, because we had our family pet, my sister took care of booking since she's the one who wants to stay in a pet friendly hotel.
My husband and I normally get a puppy sitter but my sister and her family who are also coming with us decided to take her dog and since we got ours too, we all decided to go along with my other cousins (who doesn't have pets but since we want to be together, they book the same hotel). The other half of our extended family who didn't have pets were booked a hotel nearby...
As soon as we checked-in, Lola (the owner) had all this rules and regulations posted all over the hotel area (all hand written). She told us to pay a balance which was not the original balance she told us and long story short, we had proof that we were right and so she gave us a refund on the difference (strike one)...then she kept coming in our room to count how many people is staying inside (strike two). We were cooking downstairs by the pool (grilling) and she came out saying that we cannot make noise (we weren't) and as we stayed thru the 10 o'clock mark, she closed the lights and put a chain on the grill (3rd strike). We told her that our other relatives are coming from the other hotel to visit and warned her ahead of time that we will not make noises, they are coming just to greet us and we will go somewhere to do our stuff but as soon as she saw them, she came out and kick them all out! You could just see the shocked and embarrassment we had!!!! We were going to leave and get refund but NOOOOO we cannot do that so we were STUCKED there! The hotel rooms are run downed! i Mean REALLY RUN DOWN! as if you were staying in Back to the Future 1950's flashback! It was horrible! The bathroom doors are vibrating sounds that almost sounded like someone is trying to break in while you're inside. We were charged an ocean view rate but there is no view bec. there is another condo build right next to this motel and our view is the condo! Maybe it was an ocean view when Lola was 15 yrs old! now she's in her 80"s-at least that's how she looks like! The water in the shower is too HOT and you have to run it for few minutes to get an even hot and cold! We ended up showering in my other relative's hotel!...my sister felt really bad. This is the very first time she booked for us and this is what we got (i don't know how many strike there is now). When we left, we just left without checking out (oh! we cannot do that bec. Lola just don't want our business anymore, she has another handwritten sign to just leave the keys in the mail box!)....Oh! what a vacation!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pets allowed, Large heated pool with slide, Beach block with no streets to cross,Two bedroom units with kitchens, All units are supplied with a coffee maker, microwave and a refrigerator, Free wireless internet, Tile floors every room, Minutes to Cape May, Trolley stop to boardwalk and attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beach Colony Hotel Wildwood Crest
- Beach Colony Motel