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Imperial 500 Motel
Ranked #16 of 68 Hotels in Wildwood Crest
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 30, 2013

I would highly recommend, it's the Imperial 500 in Wildwood Crest, NJ. The service is top notch, the venue is immaculate, and the price is perfect. I would stay no where else on that island. The location is away from the noise on the boardwalk, but in the center of everything at the same time.
The staff is very attentive to the guests, the rooms are extremely well maintained. Each year, and we have been going for over 20, the Salerno/Johnson family surprise the guests with a new upgrade... You will not be sorry. Don't take my word, try and get a reservation, it is in very high demand.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

A great family experience start to finish. Super clean, super friendly. Our first experience at the Imperial is most certainly the beginning of a long line of summer visits. A great place to spend the day by the pool. We had a 3 room with kitchenette. 2 large bathrooms. Super cold A/C. Well maintained grounds. I highly recommend this motel. We will definitely return.

Room Tip: Rooms near the elevator are great. They even have LUGGAGE CARTS!
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Rich T
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

I agree with other reviewers that the place is very clean, but it is not comfortable! The beds are absolutely terrible, if you want a good nights sleep, this is not the place to stay. It feels like you are sleeping on boards and springs. The A/C unit is a unit in the bedroom, so the bedroom is cool but the other rooms are broiling hot. When we checked in our room felt like a sauna. The decor is hideous, it's not 70's look-alike, it is straight from the 70's. The ceilings are peeling paint, the wallpaper is peeling off, and the carpet must be 40 years old. Glass covers the dresser in the bedroom and somehow it broke in our room, the owners came to replace it but they never vacuumed, I ended up with a shard of glass in my foot later in the day (thankfully it was me and not one of the kids). If you want a resort atmosphere, look elsewhere. This has a very "campground" feel. We were willing to overlook all of this and make the best of things until we asked to check out one day early, as we have a 10 hour drive home and I was asked to come into the office on Friday. We were told we couldn't check out early unless we found someone else to rent the room. What?? They are not even full, there is a vacancy sign out front and the room next door to us is available, as well as many other rooms. It's not as if they are turning people away because they are full. Add on the other issues, such as no walking on the grass and the pool only being open from 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM (with no balls allowed in the pool area), we will never be back. We are frequent travelers and my advice is to stay elsewhere!

Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
5  Thank TamNTom
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imperial500motel, Owner at Imperial 500 Motel, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2013

From the management at the imperial, we are terribly sorry that the family from Ohio did not enjoy there stay with us. We strive to make everyone’s stay with us an enjoyable one. To address some of your complaints We take great pride in upgrading the rooms every year If the décor is not to you liking certainly you are entitled to your opinion however, the room had 2 flat screen TVs, granite counter tops in the kitchen, new carpeting, fully equipped kitchen with Kerig coffee pot. Safe in your room and free internet… far cry from a camp ground. We again take great pride in our upgrades the décor is not 40 years old. You stated that YOU broke the glass top on the NEW wicker furniture and perhaps got the glass in you foot at that time. We were in your room rite away and replaced it, and cleaned it up Did not charge you the $125.00 Fee we have to pay to replace it. We have generations of families coming back year after year because we treat our guests like family and understand that accidents happen. Any other establishment would have charged you for damages. The rules at the pool our to ensure that every guest is happy and safe I am sure that when relaxing at the pool you don’t want to be pegged with a ball. We have a park across the street that you can take balls there and enjoy with out making anyone unhappy. The pool hours are from 9-7 again to assure some quite time in the evening hours again to accommodated all needs of all guest. You stated that you wanted to leave day early from the booked reservation. We stated that we would try to rent it and at that time we could refund you a days rental never did we say you had to fill it. Again we our very sorry that you were so dissatisfied with our family resort but there are plenty of happy families that have been coming for generations.

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Reviewed June 2, 2013

This was by far the best motel we have stayed at. They couldn't have been more accommodating. The room was clean and fresh. The heated salt water pool was perfect. Grill available, balcony view of ocean was breathtaking!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

I can't wait till summer. Wish i was there.My family and freinds have already started to make plans to stay and meet ther againthis year. Just as we have for many years in the past.One of the many things we see at the Imperial 500 each year is an update to motel.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Daniel P
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Our vacation was perfect thanks to the wonderful staff and accommodations.The rooms and property was one of the cleanest in Wildwood Crest. booked this hotel based solely on the reviews I read on trip advisor as I haven't been to the Jersey Shore since I was a kid. It did not dissapoint! It was CLEAN and very well maintained,It is close to restaurants and the boardwalk, but we did drive to these places. I had researched the area so we were prepared for this, They really do care! All I can say is I will not stay anywhere else, Thank you we had a wonderful time! We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Imperial 500 and can not wait to come back next summer, it is definitely our home away from home .

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Gopal J
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Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

I love it! It is a family owned hotel with great service and a great location. Ive been going for 3 years now and im going to be back. It is across the street from a park and a block from th beach. I would definetly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Additional Information about Imperial 500 Motel

Address: 6601 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood Crest, NJ
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Wildwood Crest
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Wildwood Crest
#8 Romantic Hotel in Wildwood Crest
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Wildwood Crest
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We provide a clean facility, updated yearly. We offer an elevator, 2 flat screen tv's, refrigerator in all rooms, phone and safe's in all rooms, microwaves in all rooms, coffee makers & kerig coffee makers in all rooms, handicapped accessiblaty, daily maid service, heated salt water pool and kiddie pool, barbecue grills, sun deck, shuffleboard, pool tables, horseshoes, game room, laundry facilities, hair dryers in all rooms, free wireless Internet. Free parking for 1 car. ... more   less 
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