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Summer Sands Condominiums
Lancaster, PA
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61 reviews
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“Great peak season Jersey Shore value”
Reviewed 17 April 2013

We've stayed a week at SSC unit 100 (3 BR) for the past 2 years in during July. We're booked again July 2013. The unit is more than adequate for all of us (5 adults - 3 children). The common areas are very nice at this property, Pools, upper deck w/tables and chairs, gas grills, etc. There are quite a few breakfast places within easy walking distance. And there are a few lunch and dinner places as well. Our favorite is Fitzpatrick's Crest Tavern, which also is a beer / package store! We've booked this through Lee's and VRBO.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 27 February 2013

We stayed in oceanfront unit 412 in July and September 2012. The unit was bright, very clean, and well-equipped for our family of 5 and has new, cheerful decor. Summer Sands had a very friendly family atmosphere and, while full, never felt too crowded. We really enjoyed the oceanfront location. There are many nice restaurants in the area, our favorite being Marie Nicole's. The Wildwood boardwalk is several minutes away by car or the trolley that passes by the Summer Sands. Thanks for a great stay! We will be back!

Room Tip: Get oceanfront if you can. We loved the 4th floor corner condo as it has more windows and is sunnier...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2013

I have had the pleasure of staying at the Summer Sands several times (all in mid September). I love everything about it! The condo's (individually owned) have been spacious and well appointed. You will only need to bring towels and bed linens. I have stayed in two seperate, two bedroom units and was very satisfied with both. The view is lovely and enjoyable from the large furnished decks. There are assigned parking (most under the building) spots for each unit and an elevator and wheeled luggage carts for your convience. You are literally steps from the beautiful beach. There are two pools, well maintained-as is the whole property and ample grills for your use. There are laundry facilities on each floor. Management is receptive and friendly, and maintenence is outstanding. It is only a few miles to Cape May and a short drive (or trolley) to the boardwalk. The hotel across the street has a restaurant for breakfast and lunch. It is located in 'the Crest' which is a quieter area, away from the hustle and bustle of the boardwalk area. All in all, it's a great vacation spot and I highly recommend it!

  • Stayed September 2012
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Westchester_NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2012

Friends of ours have stayed at the Summer Sands every summer for a few years now and highly recommended it. Needing a reasonable family getaway we decided to give the property a try for a last minute (three weeks in advance) trip. First lets talk about the overall property. The location is certainly on of its best points as it is right on the beach. It is also a short drive to all the attractions in Wildwood such as the Boadwalk and amusement piers. The two pools, while a little smaller than some other properties, are still more than adequate and well maintained. Six BBQ grills means no waiting to cook dinner if that's the course you decide (in visiting/observing other properties I did not see quite as many grills available). The property in general is well kept and clean. In regards to the room ours was a 1 bedroom with an efficiency kitchen (2 burners, full size fridge, microwave, toaster oven). One A/C unit was located in the bedroom which made keeping the living area cool a bit difficult if everyone was in the room. A ceiling fan did help and the unit will keep the place cool while you are out of the room. The major caveat with Summer Sands as opposed to the many motels in the area is that each unit is individually owned so how each one is furnished can vary widely. #218 for example is a bit light on utensils and only stocks down comforters for the beds. As long as you are prepared to bring your own blankets & linens then this should not be a mojor deal breaker (this probably applies to all units). Unfortunately we found the mattress on the bed to be woefully uncomfortable. Had the unit's futon been a queen rather than a full we definitely would have switched with the kids (I am over 6 feet tall so there was no way I would fit). Our lack of adequate sleep tainted the experience somewhat and prevented this from being a 4 star review. Let me be clear that I would certainly try the property again. I would just do a little more research on the rooms (I'm sure there are more comfortable beds available) and try an book as early as possible.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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new jersey, usa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2012

The facility was clean and cute. It offered b-que grills that were kept very clean, two pools and a luandry facitlity. This unit was located right in the front of the building facing the street, right in front of the ppol and next to the grills and laundry. The location was convenient for myself and family of 4 small children. There is a trolley stop right in front of the building and the hotel next door has a restaurant if you do not feel like cooking or making your own coffee each day. The condo was quiet and a short walk up the street to the beach :) Everyone who stayed was friendly and you did not need to worry about anyone taking your personal items if left outside your room.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

I have no idea what the last reviewer is talking about- I stayed in unit 101 last week and it was great! The other reviewers seem to agree. I stayed with my husband and a few friends and while it was a bit more "family-friendly" than we expected, we had a great time. The unit was exactly what we expected- and as advertised- small but cute and really close to the beach and to the trolley that takes you to the more exciting parts of wildwood. The property managers were great and helpful, and people were friendly but kept to themselves. Two warnings though- first, if you go out and take the trolley, make sure you're on the midnight trolley back because you will have a hard time finding a cab, and it's a long walk, after that. Second, my parking spot (and a few others) was TINY! If you stay in unit 101 make sure you have a small car or else you won't be able to park.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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New York, New York, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2012

This place and people are so rude. This was a one of the worst place where I stayed. We spend few days on this Condominium. When we swim on the pool the people who were there took our pictures. It was like people, run away from zoo.


Andy Palermo- who's a manager, so rude. When he explained something he yelled and he followed us all the time. It wasn’t a vacation. I hope you understand that we cannot stay all the time in the room. In our contract when we got one more day left, they tried to kick us. When you rent from owner the room, the manager (Andy Palermo) is following you all the time, he is so angry to the tenants.


Moreover, when you put your closes or your staff on porch, if the neighbor does not like it they throw your staff away. This is ridiculous. Knock the DOOR AS A NORMAL HUMAN BEING and ask us to take our staff if this disturbing you guys!!! We rent a room on 3rd floor. This was first time in USA when I faced with a horrible treatment. We wanted to call police, it was harassment.

In conclusion, if you want spent your time nicely, do not even go there.

Room Tip: This place and people are so rude. This was a one of the worst place where I stayed. We spend few da...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Summer Sands Condominiums
Address: 8401 Atlantic Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260-3501
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Wildwood Crest
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Wildwood Crest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Summer Sands Condominiums Hotel Wildwood Crest

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