Just got back from a 5 day vacation at this hotel. It has the classic Wildwood hotel charm to it with a patriotic theme of red white and blue. It is a beachfront hotel,but you won't see the beach if you have a first floor room There is a nice balcony on the second and third floors with a picturesque view of the ocean. We booked our trip last minute, so didn't have a choice over room location, but if we had a choice I would definitely chose the second or third floor rooms. Our room had a street view only, with no balcony. It was a one room efficiency. The fridge is not a full size fridge, but not a mini fridge either. It had a 2 burner stove and a mini microwave (not a standard size), It also has a coffee pot in the room. The sink for the bathroom was located outside of the bathroom. The bathtub surround was cracked and pieces of caulking where coming off. There was also mildew growing there. Kinda gross really. I think they need to invest in some improvements on the bathrooms.The tub and sinks drained well and there was plenty of hot water, although we would have liked the water to get a bit hotter. Our room had wall to wall carpeting. If you walked around without shoes, the bottom of your feet would be black, so we wore flip flops. Our room was a good size. It would be nice if they continued the patriotic theme from the outside of the hotel on the inside of the rooms as well. Some interior updating (bedding, curtains, art work, changing out the carpeting for more hygienic flooring) would make this place even better. Parking at this hotel is ample and we always found a spot to park our vehicle. I will say that we returned home with some scratches on the hood of our car which we believe was caused be someone sitting something on top of it. There is no way to know if this occurred at the hotel or in one of Wildwoods parking lots. The pool is large , clean and a good temperature. We didn't like that the pool closed at 6:00 pm and that the office also closed at that time. 8 or 9pm would be a more reasonable time as many people are just leaving the beach at this time. The hotel rooms are non smoking, but you can smoke outside of your room. There were ashtrays everywhere. We are non smokers and prefer non smoking environments as well, but it wasn't a problem as they kept the trays clean and we didn't actually see to many people smoking around the pool area. Our room was the only room in the whole hotel that did not have chairs placed outside of our hotel room. We used one of our beach chairs to hang our swimsuits out to dry. The hotel is in a good location, 1 block from the end of the boardwalk. Also, the beach is a bit more narrow on this end of wildwood so you don't have as long as a walk to the water like you do in other parts. The hotel is well lit at night. Bring your own bath towels as the ones they provide are stained, rough , thin, and small. We found hairs and leftover makeup on some of ours. The beds were not comfortable at all. Extremely firm mattress and flat pillows with rough sheets and blankets. If we weren't exhausted from activities this would have bothered us more. There is free internet, however it was incredibly slow in our room. So much so that our cell phones provided better internet service.The owners prefer money order or cash to pay for the room so plan ahead for that. There is an ATM in the office to use. Also there are vending machines of candy, soda, and ice cream. There is a public bathroom available by the pool to use as well. They have a hose to spray off sand as you enter the hotel. There are several outdoor tables with umbrellas to sit at around the pool and plenty of lounge chairs. The first two days of our trip every one of these was taken with peoples towels and stuff on them. There was some kind of family/friend reunion thing going on that made the hotel very loud those first two days. They also monopolized all the chairs and seating and made it difficult to walk through the first floor hallways. It would have been nice if they were a bit more respectful/courteous of other guests in the hotel. The price was typical for in season Wildwood. Overall we agreed we would stay here again in the future.
- Also Known As:
- American Hotel
- American Hotel North Wildwood
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Friendly and courteous staff, Family oriented. Large heated swimming pool with kiddie pool attached. Daily maid service, Fully equipped kitchens with microwaves in all efficiencies. color TVs, phone, refrigerator and coffee maker in all units. Fully heated and air conditioned. ... more less