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“Great motel on the beach of Wildwood”
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Gondolier Motel
Ranked #29 of 67 Hotels in Wildwood Crest
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“Great motel on the beach of Wildwood”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

Just got back from a stay at the Gondolier Motel in Wildwood Crest, NJ. Our family had 2 rooms - a regular motel room and a 2 room suite. Both rooms were great, very clean, which is what's most important to me. The 2 room suite had a great ocean view (3rd floor), the regular room had a land view (also 3rd floor). We booked the rooms less than a week in advance, and the staff couldn't have been more friendly and accomodating. The location of the motel is perfect, right on the beach and 2 blocks from the boardwalk. The pool was nice and warm and even had a diving board! Haven't seen one of those in years. Coffee and cookies was offered every morning. The lobby had a great selection of souvenirs, beach items, toiletries, etc, all very reasonably priced. There was a BBQ on the sun deck and lots of lounge chairs by the pool. This really was a great stay and we will definitely be back and would highly recommend the Gondolier.

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Teaneck, New Jersey
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

I don't usually do motels because they're usually 2 stars or less, but this was a business trip to Wildwood Convention Center and the company put me up. The Jersey Shore isn't known for great motels, but I was pleasantly surprised by the Gondolier. It looks like they've done some renovation. The room was clean, but simple motel decor. The living room was nicely appointed with a table for 6 (laminate w/ upolstered chairs) and a faux leather sleep sofa (it didn't have spots and it didn't sink to the floor when you sat down.) The television are old but work. The room sleeps 6, but with 1 small bathroom, I would hardly recommend it. I was alone and it was fine for the 2 nights. Some rooms have ocean view (I had a side ocean view from the walkway terrace, but there are chairs to sit out and relax. Kitchen was adequate and clean. New microwave. Air conditioner did not have the usual moldy smell (a plus!) Bed was liveable (no pillowtop here.) Relieved to see washable coverlets instead of those awful bedspreads! Carpets were in good shape (no stains.) Convenient to the convention center (6-8 blocks away,) I would recommend for a short stay, off season. I'd give it 2 1/2 stars.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Union, New Jersey
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

Been coming here for many years, several times over the summer. It's a perfect spot for us: In wildwood crest (peaceful & quite), on the ocean, 2 blocks from the boardwalk, block from bike rental, mini market, & diner. Very nice staff, very clean, heated pool with diving board and kiddy pool, complimentary coffee daily and complimentary Sunday beer & buffet. I like the motel style because I can open my door and walk outside without having to wait for an elevator in a high story building. This motel does have an elevator though so you can easily move your luggage from one floor to another.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Denville
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

Mary Ellen
I am relaxed just thinking about the Gondolier and Wildwood Crest. I've been going there for years with family members to go fishing and I also go solo a few days a year. There are various room sizes and amenities to choose from, but ALL are clean. Most have a pool view or direct ocean view, but even if you are roadside, there is a fabulous sun deck overlooking the ocean. The owners are wonderful! The hotel is walking distance to the beginning of the new and improved boardwalk and is steps away from a great bike rental place. The ocean pier is also steps away. Balconies are off most rooms. Free coffee and cookies are available every morning. The heated pool is very large and is clean. There is plenty of lounge or table seating around the pool and on the sundeck. Even the plants are beautiful! When you stay, be sure to go to Sunset Beach in Cape May Point for the flag lowering ceremony and for the best sunset you will ever see. Also, be sure to catch the sunrise from your room balcony or from the sundeck! I've been there during quiet times as well as busy theme weekends, but I've always had a great experience!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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South Orange, New Jersey
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Found this hotel in July of this year when I could not book the Imperial 500 where I usually stay because it was sold out and stayed twice this year. No it is not a luxury hotel not many are in Wildwood crest. But it is clean, has a nice pool, quiet and comfortable room and is right on the beach. The owners are very nice and are on site and also own other hotels on the block. They have a nice hospitality room with free coffee and cookies every morning. They also had a very nice party for their guests on Sunday with free food wine and beer that was fantastic. As far as location to the boardwalk we walked to the begging of the boarwalk which is only a few clocks and took the tram which picks you up right their. The rates are also good compared to others that are on the beach. My kids are already asking when they can go back.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed September 3, 2012

We spent Labor Day weekend at the Gondolier Motel. The owners are very friendly and accomadating. The room was very clean as was the rest of the motel including pool area. The air conditioning was great and we had no complaints. It was quiet and right on the beach and within a few blocks of the boardwalk. They provided coffee, cookies and biscotti in the morning. Also on Sunday they provided a buffet out by the pool and had a great entertainer. We accidentally booked this place but were glad we did and we will be back next year. Great place for the money.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

Right in the heart of Wildwood Crest. Very clean motel. Nice pool and great welcome party. Owners were awesome and so friendly and welcoming. We would definitely stay with them again. Only drawback is the distance from the boardwalk is about a mile.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Property: 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
#23 Family Hotel in Wildwood Crest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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