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“Awesome place.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rus Mar Motel

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Rus Mar Motel
Ranked #20 of 76 Hotels in Wildwood
Certificate of Excellence
Magnolia, NJ
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4 reviews
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“Awesome place.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

This is the first time we stayed at the Rus Mar Motel. We will definitely be back. The rooms are clean. You can sit on the balcony and watch the beach. Great location. Right across the street from the ocean/boardwalk. All the people that work at the motel are very friendly and helpful. We are trying to plan our next trip and this is where we will stay. Can't wait to come back!!!! :-)

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank stephanie d
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Burlington, New Jersey, United States
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013

We just stayed at the Rus Mar and had a marvelous experience. The rooms were so so clean! We were right across from the beach and spent the day watching the ocean. I never feel like i am at the shore if I can't see the water. If you want a clean place to stay in a great location check out the Rus Mar. They don't have a pool but like the manager said they have the ocean.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Michael872
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Willingboro, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

I stayed at the Rus Mar this July and it was a great experience. I was nervous because I saw they took pets and I thought it might be dirty. Wow! I could not have been more pleased. It was by far the cleanest room I ever stayed in. The tile floors were clean and the entire room smelled great. They even wash the comforters after each stay. Mine smelled clean and fresh. When I sat in front of my room I could see the ocean and I felt the stress leave! The staff is friendly and Ed the manager is always available with advice on restaurants or activities. I will definitely be back!!

Room Tip: Get second floor it is a great view!
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wayne, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

This July 4th weekend we went back to the Rus Mar Motel with our two dogs, and son. 3 grown people and 2 large dogs might be cramped quarters, but we had no problems whatsoever. Ed and Emil did everything to get us back into the same room we had last year. This may not matter to some folks, but we really like the location and layout.

The hotel underwent renovation work after the storm, and in addition to a fresh coat of paint, there is new furniture. The rooms are simple, very clean and cheery. Hotel Management also procured another wifi system to ensure all rooms have seamless coverage. We enjoyed fresh clean fluffy towels and linens brought to us daily by wonderfully attentive staff, and in the morning, made quick trips to the office for fresh brewed coffee in oversized to go cups.

It is nearly impossible to find a hotel that will allow my two 100+ pups to come along, let alone not charge an exorbinate pet fee; so the Rus Mar is truly a treasure as they are so reasonable! My in-laws down the street paid more than double what I did, and were no more comfortable.

Comfortable, an excellent beach location and accomodating staff - the hotel has what you need and works very hard to ensure your satisfaction! I highly recommend the Rus Mar and will be back!


  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank farfadooty
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Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2013

We stayed at Rus Mar for two days last weekend. The price was fair considering the other motels in the area. The motel's pet friendly status was our main drawing point. It is also across the street from the beach and a block from the boardwalk. Our room was small but thats all we needed. It was also very clean, so props to the room service crew. It had a mini fridge, which was great, a coffee maker and a microwave. The AC worked great when we wanted to use it. The beds were comfortable. The floors were tiled instead of carpeted with was really nice, as was the entire bathroom. The only suggestion I have is for there to be some blackout curtains as it was very bright at night due to outside lights being right outside the room. There was a small notebook on the dresser that has some info on pet friendly beaches in the area. The owners and staff were very friendly and helpful. All in all our stay was great and we would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank john k
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RusMarMotelMGMT, Manager at Rus Mar Motel, responded to this review, 22 July 2013
Thanks John.... the Rus Mar listens to our friends feedback. We have installed a dimmer system on our outside lighting to cut down on the motel's overall brightness at night. Thanks again John for choosing the Rus Mar and we will see you next time.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

We moved to this hotel from a previous hotel that was infested with bugs. Thank god we were able to find another hotel that was near and allowed pets. The rooms are very clean. the beds are a little hard but the stay was great. I know on my next vacation i will make reservations here again. The manager is as kind as he can be.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Melanie G
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Dallas, Texas
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36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2013

This is a bare bones motel but, i love motor inns where you park just outside of your room.. Not a lot of eateries around but the kitchenette is awesome. Hotel in good shape.

My reason for 3 stars is the lack of comfortable bedding and no black out curtains

The bed is hard, the linens are low quality and a scratchy unnatractive , thin bedspread. I wish they had comforters.....the pillows are flat

The outside lighting cannot be turned off and you see the lights on from your room at night. The blinds and door let a lot of light in at night and in the morning

Staff courteous, hotel is convenient, but not close to the midway section of the boardwalk. Overall a good deal for the price paid, but sleep quality is highly important to me, so this wasn't perfect for me. It was quiet and other guests were courteous unlike hoards of loiters at other hotels

Room Tip: No blow dryer
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Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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RusMarMotelMGMT, Owner at Rus Mar Motel, responded to this review, 22 July 2013
Even though we thought a three rating was a little harsh. We have worked to address the issues that got us our only three-rating we have received in the three seasons of operations under our ownership. What is a shame is that it is clear that this visitor liked a lot about our little place. Still we strive to always do better. We have installed a dimmer system on the outside lighting and purchased pillow-tops to accommodate those who enjoy a softer mattress. Irons and hairdryers are available in the office upon request and the room books explain that. We will install hairdryers in all the rooms for next season. Hurricane repairs delayed that happening for this season. Our linens are not cheap we simply dispute that claim. We are constantly rotating out old stock and apologize if this visitor got items she found unsatisfactory. Though we disagree with the three we do thank her for taking the time to provide feedback and for choosing to stay at the Rus Mar. Hopefully she will stay with us again and give us a chance to earn a 5 star rating!
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Additional Information about Rus Mar Motel

Property: Rus Mar Motel
Address: 5010 Ocean Ave, Wildwood, NJ 08260-4552
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Wildwood
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 76 Hotels in Wildwood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We still have the same amazing location! On top of that!! The Rus Mar is under new management and has been totally renovated! Each room has new fixtures, beds, linens, and paint throughout! A fridge, microwave,and coffee pot is standard in every room. Some rooms are also efficiency units with stovetop cooking. You can still see the ocean from our rooms! Come stay with us! We remain pet friendly! ... more   less 

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