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Commander-By-The-Sea-Motel
Ranked #34 of 67 Hotels in Wildwood Crest
Brick, New Jersey
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“better and better every year”
Reviewed July 24, 2010

I have been coming here for over 25 years. started off as a teen now with family. If your looking for a place that is not like the usual high rises and is family oriented, this is the place. No college kids families and couples. Great time!!!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2010

Very enjoyable experience, well-maintained motel w/upgrades, very clean, staff & proprietors helpful & friendly. Right on the beach, can't beat the location. Will be happy to return.

  • Stayed July 2010
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Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2009

What a wonderful job these people do here! From friendly smiles to spotless rooms (thanks Olga!!), the Commander is the best of the best! its not often you find people that care, but here, youre family. The cleanliness and upkeep, the free hot coffee and newspapers, the location, the price, you cant beat it! Staying here makes a vacation exactly what it should be, a very enjoyable and relaxing experience!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Pittsburgh, PA
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2009

it's the people that run it. They know that if they keep the place nice and treat people right then they'll come back, just like we did. Maybe it's the small things like a friendly greeting , coffee and complementary newspaper each morning. Or maybe it's the bigger things like the meticulously well maintained facility, nice clean rooms, patios and pool area. We just returned from another very pleasant and peaceful weeklong stay at the Commander (our second year staying there) and this motel was booked solid when most of the other nearby places had plenty of rooms available, that alone tells the story.

William Beynon- Pittsburgh PA

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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New Jersey
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Reviewed August 15, 2009

We stayed in a lovely suite. The space was adequate for a family of four. It was quiet at night, no problem sleeping. The owners are very friendly and make their guest feel at home. We had a wonderful time and I look forward to returning.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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NJ
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2009

My husband & I took our two children (both under age 3...yeah, we're brave! LOL) to Commander for 4 days. We had a wonderful time! Our 2d floor oceanfront room (#216) was very clean (despite a strange odor that dissipated once we turned on the a/c). Our housekeeper (Kathy) did a wonderful job! The view from the balcony was fantastic! The owners are very pleasant and welcomed us warmly upon arrival. The staff kept the grounds, the pool and the b-b-que grills (very convenient!) spotless.

We're looking forward to another great family vacation at the Commander next year!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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New Egypt, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2009

The Commander is not a newfangled, faux doo wop hotel, yet it is ranked among the best and newest Wildwood Crest hotels. Why? Because it is spotlessly clean, well maintained, and run by a friendly family who truly care about their guests. In addition, their price per night was over $100 cheaper than the other top rated places. The hotel is laid out in the familiar "shotgun" style of the older area hotels, yet the cheerful bright decor prevents it from seeming sad or claustrophobic. You can't get a better location either, directly on what I consider the best stretch of beach in NJ. For families on a budget, this is the best value in Wildwood.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Commander-By-The-Sea-Motel

Property: 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:
#29 Family Hotel in Wildwood Crest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Commander-By-The-Sea Hotel Wildwood Crest

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