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Gondolier Motel
Ranked #26 of 68 Hotels in Wildwood Crest
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

Made a quick visit to the beach and stayed at the Gondolier. Price was right. Owner was super nice at check-in. Room was ready at 3pm. Stayed in 2 room kitchenette - Sleeps 6. Room was super clean. Not a speck of dirt or sand on the floor. Bathroom was clean and they provided plenty of towels. Air conditioning was perfect and could be adjusted to your liking. Not a ton of noise being right by the pool which was nice. Pool was clean, they also provided water faucet to rinse sand off after beach. Location was directly across from beach access and a block from the boardwalk entrance. Free coffee, biscotti and cookies in the morning. Perfect location, great price.We will definitely be return visitors. (And we are super picky about where we stay).

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

Well this will be my last review of the Gondolier because it's still super, it's still so clean everywhere on their site, it's owners and workers are still so nice etc. We will go there next year again for the fourth year and I'm sure it will be the same good place to go. This year again we saw many people who where there the few past years.It sure means something.and this something is that they just love the place. Only thing I would wish is that they would have larger parking lot. But like many other resort parking cannot be enlarge .With all those monster vehicules nothing really can be done I image. Anyway, by all means, we again, do not hesite to recommend this place you will be close to everything (sea , boardwalk, supermaket etc..) Have fun

Room Tip: Get a room with full effeciency you will be able to have your meals without going outside
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

My extended family has vacationed in Wildwood Crest every summer for the last dozen years, and we always stayed in the same motel. This year we switched it up and tried the Gondolier, and were very happy with our stay. The owners are extremely attentive and friendly. The vibe is very relaxed. One amenity that sets them apart-- they serve free coffee and cookies every morning until 11 am in a common room, which is furnished with tables and a TV. Also, they are just a few blocks from the Boardwalk and a few steps from the beach. The price for the rooms was reasonable-- these are not luxury rooms, but they are functional and very very clean. Very nice pool area with music piped in. Even the guests were friendly at this hotel. I recommend it as great for families. The only downside is the parking. The owners don't seem to have a handle on who and how many cars are in their spots. We came back too late one night, and all parking was taken. It was a bit of an inconvenience as we waited for the owners to respond. It worked out in the end-- they gave us a parking meter pass which allowed us to park on the street. To sum up-- we were quite happy with this motel, and will be back next year.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

Just got back from a quick long weekend in Wildwood. If you know Wildwood, you are familiar with the types of 50's and 60's motels in the Doo Wop style common there. The Gondolier is an excellent choice. Very helpful staff - had to call late one night when we came back from the Boardwalk and there was no parking - they directed me to their other hotel across the street and had an excellent recommendation for seafood (Two Mile Crab House). The room was nothing special - a clean suite with 2 doubles in the back and a small living room with a kitchenette. It is 3 blocks from the boardwalk with a nice pool and right on the beach. We will definitely go back.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

Very friendly staff, beautiful ocean view from the balcony with chairs to enjoy, nice sun deck and pool, excellent goodies for breakfast!! Our room was clean, comfortable and well worth the money! Wish we could've stayed for more than one night, we were in town for a concert. Will definitely return next time we are in Jersey. Short walk to the boardwalk, great location!

Room Tip: Definitely opt for a room with the balcony, has an awesome ocean view.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

Having stayed at a few different motels in Wildwood, the Gondolier is our favorite. We have stayed there the past two years. It is a good value as far as Wildwood goes. When comparing it to the other motels in the area, it is cleaner, the staff is nicer, and it is the perfect location (3 blocks from the boardwalk without the hustle and bustle). The pool is nice and heated. The rooms are an adequate size (not huge, but remember, your in wildwood). The staff is pleasent and helpful.

The only improvements I would ask for is the air conditioner not be so loud, the TVs be larger flat screens, and they could use a little more parking.

We had a great stay. Will stay there again.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

Motels in Wildwood are mostly mom and pop, very few national chains. Some are dives, and you can't tell from the websites. This place is a treasure! We had a GREAT stay here! I took my teenaged niece and nephew for a few days, and this place was perfect! The location is great, right off the beach and boardwalk, with enough to do for the kids, but this part of town is calm in the evenings, which was just right for me. The rooms are small but VERY clean, with a fridge and microwave in each room. We parked at the motel and hardly moved the car in three days. Adam was very friendly and helpful; his family has done a wonderful job running this hotel. There is only one thing I would change, and it's so tiny I feel like a whiner complaining about it! Over our room door was a window, I think called a transom, and it let light in each morning, VERY early, as our room faced the beach. Light wakes me up, and I didn't want to be awake that early on a few days of vacation! If this was covered, or painted over, our stay would have been perfect! (See, I told you it was tiny!)(One more thing, the website is pretty lame. An investment here would totally pay off!) I would highly recommend this motel!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Gondolier Motel

Address: 5701 Ocean Ave, On the Beach at Lavender Road, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260-4353
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Wildwood Crest
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#16 Romantic Hotel in Wildwood Crest
#21 Family Hotel in Wildwood Crest
Price Range: $119 - $238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gondolier Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located on the beach and just 3 short blocks to the Boardwalk. Bike rentals, a park, basketball courts and restaurants are only steps away. The Gondolier features one, two and three room suites and kitchens. Perfect for a family vacation. Spring and fall packages are also available. ... more   less 
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