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“Four Fun Days in Wildwood Crest at the Armada by the Sea”
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Armada By-the-Sea
Ranked #2 of 67 Hotels in Wildwood Crest
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“Four Fun Days in Wildwood Crest at the Armada by the Sea”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

We loved just about everything about this hotel. The only downside is parking can be a problem. We were able to park across the street after 10pm and move our car by 8am the one night we could not find a space. Everything else was great. We will be back!

Room Tip: Room 212 facing the ocean with private balcony has microwave and minifrig, Queen bed and an extremel...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Hazlet, New Jersey
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

Our family of four with two teens have stayed here for Fall extended weekends now for 3 years. The rooms are very clean, with the usual hotel layout. Some areas of the hotel show it's age, but regular upgrades can also be seen, so there's money going back into the hotel to keep updated for guests' comfort. We always get a room with an efficiency that is nice to have and most all items needed to prepare meals are included. The family that runs this place does their best to make sure your stay is enjoyable. They are always very welcoming and can be seen around the premises. The bathrooms are a little on the cramped side, but we’ve seen same at more expensive hotels ~ where they weren’t as clean either (it just gets tough for 4 over a few days). It’s a very nice place to stay in Wildwood Crest; across from a public park (concerts scheduled regularly during the weeks ~ so you have a great view/seat), you have full view of the ocean (from pretty much any room), a clean refreshing pool, and a very nice, helpful staff. If you stay on one of the top floors, be aware you may wait at times for the elevator. All in all, a good value in a great location, on the quiet side of Wildwood.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Blackwood, New Jersey
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3 reviews
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Everything we read about this motel on Tripadvisor is true!
The owner's and staff are VERY friendly and made us feel like we knew them forever. This motel is extremely clean and well maintained. We could hear the ocean from our ocean-from room. We will be staying there again next year.

Room Tip: Ocean front is quiet and you can see and hear the ocean.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Boothwyn, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

We've stayed many places in Wildwood Crest but this one was one of the nicest. The people working were very helpful and accommodating. When we arrived early to check in, the room was not ready but the allowed us to park and relax by the pool. When we said that we would take a walk they offered to take our cell phone number and call us when our room was ready. We were not disappointed in the Armada and we will go back again!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Parsippany, New Jersey
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

We have stayed at the Armada now for the past 3 years. We LOVE this hotel!! The staff is always friendly and super helpful! We have stayed in both ocean front and pool front rooms. Either location is good. The rooms are CLEAN and NEVER a musty smell that most rooms at the Jersey shore have. The staff is constantly cleaning - every morning the pool area is cleaned and even had our windows cleaned. If you want a friendly clean hotel this is it!! We are going back next month too and I can't wait! It's nice to know that the room we are getting will be clean and comfortable.

Room Tip: Ocean front rooms are private balconies. Pool front rooms do not have private balconies but you get...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Troy, New York
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

My family has been going to the crest on vacation for the past 3 decades. We were loyal to a particular hotel until it changed management about 10 years ago and then steadily declined. I believe our search for our new "regular" hotel is over. The Armada staff was the nicest of any I have ever dealt with. On check in the 2 ladies at the desk were very sweet...asking where we were coming from and if we were familiar with the area. The room was very clean and the grounds were immaculate. Bed was a little uncomfortable but not a deal breaker. I was so impressed with the guy who diligently cleaned the pool area every night. Very thorough. We stayed in an efficiency which came with a full sized fridge, small stove and various small appliances (microwave, toaster, coffee maker). A few tips... this hotel is directly next to one of the parks where they have concerts and do yoga 3 days a week. If you do not like loud noises or music it may not be for you. But for anyone else I highly recommend it. Only feedback I would give the hotel owners is that it seems dangerous on the back staircase that there is not a "guard" between the bottom step and the landing. My daughter ran over towards the stairs and had I not grabbed her in time her leg would have gone right down through. I don't necessarily think all the steps would need them, but I would think the bottom one mostly for little kids who would walk up to a staircase and not be looking down. Might be something worth looking in to.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Bound Brook, New Jersey
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

A much needed mini vacation with our grandchildren. We were very impressed the the Armada Hotel. Staff was very friendly and attentive to our every need. Hotel was very clean and just perfect. The location was outstanding. Can't wait to return next year.

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Property: Armada By-the-Sea
Address: 6503 Ocean Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260-4017
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Wildwood Crest
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Wildwood Crest
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Wildwood Crest
#4 Romantic Hotel in Wildwood Crest
#5 Best Value Hotel in Wildwood Crest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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