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Golden Rail Motel
Ranked #17 of 41 Hotels in North Wildwood
Collingswood, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Average Motel”
Reviewed 29 July 2011

The Golden Rail is an average Wildwood Motel. The place was clean, but very outdated. It reminded me of my childhood days of the 80s in Wildwood. The owner isn't people friendly at all. Likes to stare at you but not greet you. My brother stayed at Harbor Lights a few blocks down and that place was much better than this.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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New Oxford, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2011

I made a reservation for the first week of June on May 31st for a 4 night stay and when I had to call up to cancel I was told by the rude woman by the name of Sue that I had to give 2 weeks notice. I told her that there was not even a two week time period between when i made the reservation and when we would be checking in . Her response to this was you lose your $100 deposit . I said how can that be since you never told me and she said I tell everyone two weeks to cancel . After I brought it to her attention that it was not a 2 week time period in between she said well then I am charging you $25 . I was very frustrated by this so after 2 days of thinking it over I decided to call her back and say that I was disputing this charge with my credit card company . Her response to that was to yell into the phone well why did you bother to call me back and then hung up on me. Very rude behavior for a business woman.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Levittown, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 July 2010

The Golden Rail hotel was very clean and well maintained. It is not a 5 star hotel but if you are looking for a good, reasonably priced place to stay in Wilwood the Golden Rail is the place for you. It is only one block from the boardwalk and beach. It has a nice pool area with plenty of lounge chairs. The only complaint about the pool is that it closes at 6:00pm. Our room had a full size refrigerator/ freezer, microwave and coffee maker. The owners stay on the premises and show pride in their place.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with friends
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Shady Side,Md
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2010

If you want a 5 star resort then this motel is not for you. If you want a quite, clean relaxing spot near the boardwalk then you found the spot. Its a older motel and could use a bathroom make over but its was clean. The owners / manager are very friendly. We stayed in room 207, which had a pool and a slight ocean / boardwalk view. The kitchen had a full set of dishes, pots and pans if you plan on cooking in your room. Water pressure in the kitchen was poor but was still able to wash everything we used daily. They have a large ice machine on the ground floor near the pool area. The pool was clear, clean and very warm, lots of chairs to soak up the sun and on the second floor they have a small sun deck over looking the pool area. Its one block off the boardwalk, one street to cross over nice and safe for kids to walk to the beach or boardwalk. Its a easy walk to a small corner store and places to eat. A easy drive or walk to AL&P my must stop place to eat. If you want a clean quite stop close to the family fun this is not a bad place to stay just don't expect a 5 star hotel. We plan on staying again this Sept 2010 for a weekend get away before the season comes to a end.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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PA
1 review
Reviewed 24 August 2009

We stayed here just last week...rented 2 rooms. Rooms were pretty good. Plumbing in bathroom could use a little work though...was always afraid the faucet would come out of the wall when lifting the knob for the shower. One of the rooms was a two bedroom and 1 of the bedrooms could have used another outlet...only 1...had to unplug tv and lamp in order to plug dryer in then was difficult to see without lighting. Overall, I would stay again. Owners were very nice and maid service each day was nice as well.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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niagara falls, ON
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2009

Great area, lots to do, nightlife, good for kids, clean.

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  • Stayed July 2006
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PA
1 review
Reviewed 26 August 2008

There were 6 of us in a type A room. We had two private bedrooms and 3 tv's. There was plenty of room for everybody and the staff is especially pleasant. The pool is warm, but not too warm and it's larger than I expected. Ideal location - Very close to the beach and close to the active part of the boardwalk.

  • Liked — private bedrooms with tv
  • Disliked — small bathroom
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
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Property: Golden Rail Motel
Address: 1702 Ocean Ave, North Wildwood, NJ 08260-5555
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Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > North Wildwood
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in North Wildwood
#14 On the Beach Hotel in North Wildwood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Golden Rail Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family-owned and operated for more than 20 years , only a few steps to the Boardwalk and the beach. Relaxing, quite, yet close to all of the activities offered in the area to make your stay more pleasant. Affordable rates for family vacation. Special available. ... more   less 
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