Decided to head down to the Wildwood area at the last minute and found this place on Trip Advisor - so glad we picked it. We were looking for a place on the beach, quiet and clean - the Commander By the Sea fit the bill!
Parking was free, there were grills to cook out on (they cleaned them regularly!), an ice machine by the office, and a fridge in the room (we did not stay in an efficiency, so can't report on those). TVs in bedroom and living room (regular cable). Appeared to be wireless internet available, but not sure if it was free or not - didn't bring the laptop. Room was clean - a little old school, but seems like that's the thing down there!
There are two decks you can hang out on with umbrella tables, etc. and even if you don't stay in an "oceanfront" room, you can still get a pretty good view of the water outside your door, which is nice. Didn't hang out at the pool, but it seemed fine. Lots of chairs to hang out around poolside. Just make sure you bring your own hair dryer, beach towels, beach chairs and umbrellas (although there are chair/umbrella rentals on the beach right by the hotel if need be).
Staff was friendly, it seemed like maybe a family owned operation. Always saw maintenance working hard, which is always a good sign!
Location is good if you want to get away a little from the Boardwalk scene - after Labor Day it was easy to drive down there in about five minutes anyway, so we felt like we had the best of both worlds.
Wish we could have stayed longer!
- Also Known As:
- Commander-By-The-Sea Hotel Wildwood Crest