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Commander-By-The-Sea-Motel
Ranked #29 of 68 Hotels in Wildwood Crest
Reviewed February 28, 2009

Our family (ages 10 thru 73) has been going to the Commander for 5 years now and we love it. The great ocean views, the barbeque grills, the attention to detail that Susanna and her family give to each aspect of running a small motel in this day of mega-everything; these are the things that keep us coming year after year. They are constantly updating the furnishings. I don't think you can find a better value anywhere in South Jersey. We'll be back again this August.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 19, 2008

Just returned from a 4 night stay at the Commander and highly recommend this hotel. The location is great – right on the beach – and the place is kept clean and well-maintained. Complimentary coffee and local paper are some of the special touches that keep us coming back to the Commander year after year. Many units have kitchens, and there are high-end gas grills available for use. One of our favorite parts of the hotel was the second floor deck which overlooks the pool and beach. With plenty of lounge chairs and tables it was a great meeting spot, and we brought dinner back to enjoy up there one evening.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled with family
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Thank Amanda M
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Reviewed July 12, 2008

We just came home from a terrific 5 night stay at the Commander by the Sea! We had a huge family reunion and the staff and management couldn't have been more accommodating! I was particularly impressed by the upkeep of the property throughout any given day... BBQ's cleaned each morning after major nightly use (how nice is that....to have someone ELSE clean the grill!); sand washed away from the shower area many times throughout each day; plenty of table/umbrella/seating areas in addition to the pool area to congregate w/ family and friends-most w/ great views of the shoreline; attentive staff who bring out new ping pong paddles for amateur players w/ competitive streaks!;.... the list could go on! Not to mention the proximity to the beach and the quick shot up in to the action of bikepaths and boardwalks if you want to go that route! Thanks for a great little vacation!!

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled with family
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Thank KTLady61
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Reviewed June 22, 2008

I first stayed at the Commander when I was 6 years old withmy mom and dad,now I take my family 41 years later! The motel has the same owners since it was built and they take pride in what they do.It has remained a real quiet family atmosphere from the beginning and as long as I am able,my family and I will keep coming.Thanks guys for another wonderful stay!

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled with family
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Thank caboat
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Reviewed January 31, 2008

We have been going to Wildwood, NJ for 17 years, and this is by far the best. Small, Family orientated, quiet, CLEAN..... Can't wait to go back..

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 27, 2007

It's difficult to find a hotel in Wildwood during high tourist season that will give you a 2 night reservation, but my neice was coming from Kansas and that was all the time we had. I booked a 2 night stay at the Commander sight unseen based on the positive reviews here and because they agreed to a 2 night stay. What a pleasant place to stay! The hotel was clean, the staff was very friendly and the place was quiet. The Commander is in the Crest, approx 20 blocks from the boardwalk and the trolleys that run ($2 per person one way) are not dependable. So, if you have young kids or plan on spending alot of time on the boardwalk, you must either like to walk or are willing to drive and pay to park.
We had an oceanfront room with kitchenette on the 3rd floor and couldn't have been more pleased. The pool was extremely clean, right on the beach and never overly crowded.
I would definitely stay here again and again!!!

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled with family
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1  Thank maggiezpa
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Reviewed July 23, 2007

i have been going back for 4 years now and suzanne and her father make you feel right at home. the rooms are clean people are pleasant . you can cook on two gas stoves available . nice pool quite beach ,short walk to water. great relaxing time..

  • Stayed: July 2006, traveled with family
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Thank coolvinny
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Additional Information about Commander-By-The-Sea-Motel

Address: 8803 Atlantic Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260-3401
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Wildwood Crest
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 Family Hotel in Wildwood Crest
Price Range: $163 - $428 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Commander-By-The-Sea Hotel Wildwood Crest

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