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The Crusader Oceanfront Family Resort
Ranked #17 of 67 Hotels in Wildwood Crest
Certificate of Excellence
Andover, NJ
2 reviews
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Reviewed September 9, 2008

We stayed here about four years ago and again this year and both times it has been very clean. The room was very spacious and we had a great view of the ocean. Great pool, the kids loved the diving board. The staff was very helpful, house keeping were friendly. The diner downstairs had good food, especially lunch and breakfast. The only complaints I can think of are that management did not want anyone to hang towels outside to dry or leave beachchairs or sand toys outside the rooms,( which makes it difficult when you have a family of five with three little kids and you are on the beach all day) and the pool could have been open a little later. Otherwise the people that ran the Crusader made sure we had a great vacation! A very positive experience, both times we stayed.

  • Liked — cleanliness
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
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paramus,nj
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Reviewed May 27, 2008

The night staff was very friendly, it's the day crew who are duds. One fat man in particular at the desk, for example: we asked where the Sandcastle restaurant and he said I don't know. Its a popular eatery and there is a motel named after it 5 min away.
The place was neat and clean, but ask for extra towels and you may be questioned why rather than just getting a "gladly" The manager seems nice but doesn't bend any rules. I felt like I was in a dormitory rather than vacation

  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 22, 2007

Our family stayed here for a short 3 night stay. We have 3 young boys (the oldest is 6) and this was the perfect place for us to be. It is located on the beach and the hotel has its own pool. There is a great little diner/restaurant on site. The rooms were clean and neat. Public areas were also well kept and clean. We would definitely recommend this hotel and plan to stay there again ourselves.

  • Liked — Cleanliness
  • Disliked — Short pool hours
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 24, 2007

We just returned from Wildwood Crest. We stayed at the Crusader Resort. There were good & bad points about this place. First when we got there there was no parking spot for us at the resort. We were given a tag for the meters and had to park on the street. We got in our room at 3 pm (when we got there). Room was decent, kind of small. The pool was nice, pretty big, nice small pool for kids as well. The lifeguard though on Sat. spent some quality time on his cell phone while children and adults were swimming. The resort restaurant was nice. Food was good, service was FAST (which was good for us with three small children)....But the drinks cost A LOT of $$$$$. So, either take out the food and get drinks from a local store or pay $$$$.
The waitresses there were VERY nice...We only had one roll of toilet paper for 6 of us. My friend called and asked for more, so we were given "1" whole roll..yeah, generous.......For the last two nights we were woke at midnight and 1 am by screaming, laughing kids as well as adults outside or near our room. Which was VERY disturbing. We traveled home the next day exhausted!! (traveled 5 hours)...The woman in the giftshop was VERY nice, very pleasant....So, to sum up our trip, it was ok....Some bad points but some good points as well. Would I return here, probably not at this resort though. Sorry.....

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Property: The Crusader Oceanfront Family Resort
Address: 6101 Ocean Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260-4107
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Wildwood Crest
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Wildwood Crest
#15 Family Hotel in Wildwood Crest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Crusader Oceanfront Family Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Crusader Oceanfront Family Resort is located directly on the beach in beautiful Wildwood Crest, New Jersey. Here you will find the cleanest, whitest expanse of sandy beaches on the entire East Coast. There is surfing and water sports nearby and we boast the best amusement boardwalk on the coast featuring Morey's Amusement Piers and Water Parks within walking distance. Our 40+ year reputation is a benchmark in cleanliness and hospitality. We look forward to serving you. ... more   less 
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