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“Your basic Jersey Shore rental”

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Cara Mara Resort Condominiums
Merion, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“Your basic Jersey Shore rental”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Cara Mara Motel is in Wildwood Crest, which is pleasantly off the beaten path to the arcades, piers, shows, and waterparks. There is a nice bike path and a short walk to the beach nearby. (Free beaches in Wildwood, no beach tags needed.) The pool was clean and enjoyable. Overall, the motel seemed clean, and we got lots of clean towels but the maid service did not include making up beds.

Main complaint was the box air conditioner which was in the bedroom. It was so loud it was impossible to sleep with it on or even to hear the person in the other bed! Plus, one bed really froze, but the air conditioner didn't fully cool the front sitting room and there was no ceiling or other fan.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Brick, New Jersey
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

Upon arriving the hotel owner was not even there for us to check in. They arrived about an hour after we got there and then we finally checked in. The room was alright but we found small black bugs everywhere in the room (even in the beds) we were not sure what kind of bugs they were. On the plus side the location was only 13 blocks from the boardwalk and a two minute walk from the beach. When we checked out the hotel owner did not even ask us how our stay was. The customer service was terrible and the cleanliness of the room was awful.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Travellers are raving about these Wildwood Crest hotels

Wallkill, New York, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2013

I was very skeptical of every review I read...this is a really nice motel and the location was great..its 13 blocks to the boardwalk so it is walkable..there is a beautiful park right in front of the motel so you dont get blocked and can see the ocean from the motel.I rented one of the condo rooms directly from the owner and she kept it sparkling clean and had everything we needed. If I were to go back to Wildwood, I would make this my first choice again. The price was very reasonable. The owners are fairly new to this place and seemed to do whatever they could to make our stay nice, they were also friendly.For price and location pick this place!! The pool was open to 8pm every nite. They also had three bbqs to cook on along with table and chairs to sit outside with. Snack machines, laundry and a game room, what more could you want?!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Essington, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 August 2013

My Family and I stayed here for the first time in June 2013. We really liked the place. My Children loved the play area and the pool. The Staff was very friendly and helpful. It is very close to the beach. The room was neat and clean. We ordered food (Pizza) from Anthonys it was really good and delivered hot. We did walk to the boardwalk but it was a hike. We can not wait to return next Summer!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2013

We just got back from our stay and we had no real complaints. The hotel was bug free, had a great location and amenities for the family, It was a bit outdated and the room could have been a bit cleaner (we found a couple of candy wrappers and ketchup packets behind the side table and the sofa). The layout of our room was a little odd too, (the kitchen was in the bedroom) but workable. For the price we paid and the proximity to the beach and boardwalk it was a great place to stay. The staff was very nice and accommodating. Not major issues and we would stay again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

Location is perfect for the beach and the boardwalk. walking distance to everything, yet in a quiet neighbourhood. looks very mid-70s but it is very cleanand well maintained. Only complains would be sofa bed needs updating (in some rooms I presume as well as appliances but they work.) Game room is a bust-not interesting for kids. Wireless is weak in the rooms. Must be outside on patio for good reception. Note: no room service or gym, so ignore my scores below. Had to put something.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Newton, New Jersey
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

We stayed and had room 312. It was nice and clean. The kids loved the pool and outdoor area. We made great use of the grills and everything was clean. The beach is right there as is beautiful centenial park where there is entertainment. The staff was friendly as were the cleaning men who did a great job on our room!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Additional Information about Cara Mara Resort Condominiums

Property: Cara Mara Resort Condominiums
Address: 6701 Atlantic Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260-4005
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Wildwood Crest
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Wildwood Crest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Cara Mara Resort Condominiums 3*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cara Mara is a colorful "Doo Wop" style resort condominium hosting families and couples in the classic Wildwood-by-the-Sea fashion enjoyed year after year by visitors to the Jersey Shore's most complete resort. The Cara Mara is one of the most famous Wildwood NJ Motels and features beautiful Wildwood Crest oceanfront rentals that have great views overlooking our sandy white beaches. The Cara Mara is located directly across from the largest, safest free beach on the East Coast and just minutes from all the excitement of the Wildwoods' world-famous boardwalk and entertainment district. Historic Victorian Cape May and the exciting Atlantic City casinos are just a short drive away...Planning your vacation to Wildwood Crest? Don't forget to check out the Cara Mara Specials available! ... more   less 
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