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“Comfortable” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Blue Marlin Motel

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Blue Marlin Motel
Ranked #29 of 67 Hotels in Wildwood Crest
Paramus
1 review
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“Comfortable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

If you want the lap of luxury, go somewhere else, but if you want value, cleanliness, friendly and relaxed, the Blue Marlin is the place to be. Family owned and operated, clean heated pool, steps from the beach. Owners pleasant and accommodating. Yelling at guests????Must of had a good reason. We never heard the owners raise their voices. Noise? You're at a motel with families. Want total quiet? Go to a convent. You cannot find a better value or better place for a great summer getaway for a family!

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank 05grandkids
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

My family and I stayed here. She keeps the pool nice and clean. Rooms are clean. Very close to the pool. Linda was personable and nice throughout our stay I would recommend to anyone in Wildwood crest prices are great.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank Jaclyn V
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Connecticut, United States
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

We have stayed at this motel on and off for the past 20 years and I swear there has not been anything new at all during those 20 years except for the addition of curly corded phones. Even the draperies and 1950s gas cooktops in the efficiencies are THE SAME! The only reason we stayed here was because it was inexpensive, but now that it hit over $125 per night, the outdated decor and just plain OLD rundown rooms really aren't worth it.

PLEASE UPDATE THIS PLACE!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Ladlab
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phila.pa
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2013

We had a fantastic time at The Blue Marlin ! It was The 4th of July and we were invited to FREE a barbecue Hosted By Linda and Joe ! The Rooms were very clean and tidy . If you forgot anything ,the staff was quick to loan it to you ! And just steps to the beach ! Everyone including the guests were so friendly ! The only real problem were THE BEDS ! The beds were like sleeping on a rock or a piece of plywood. Make sure that you have plenty to drink so that you can pass out on the beds, but beware when you wake and your back and neck are in pain ! You may want to bring some extra pillows as well. Honestly,The Blue Marlin Hotel was great , affordable and clean except for the beds . They need to invest in some new beds .
The Beds are the ONLY reason that we will not return. I hope that they do, so that we can come back !

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank michaelbjohnston
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2012

Even though Linda was so nice over the phone and the first 30 minutes of our stay there...she gave us an attitude. The next day she was even worse screaming at guests from one side to the pool to the other very unprofessional and rude. This is definetly not a way to treat guest if she had a problem with a guest she should of call him and talk to him privately no manners whatsoever...the maids were very nice, the pool area was clean, the price and location was nice, the rooms need a little upgrade specially the kitchen area. Overall it was an ok experience but we are definetly not coming back... My kids were so afraid to go near the pool after they heard Linda screaming so unprofessional doesn't make you feel welcoming....

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 Thank Lowreley80
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2012

I am very disappointed to say that this hotel is not nearly as nice as all of the wonderful five star reviews would make it out to be. As those reviews say, the owner of this establishment is indeed very, very friendly to her guests. However, I would also like to think that the people who read reviews on here are interested in an honest review of what the room itself is like. The Blue Marlin comes up well short on this end. The first thing I noticed when I walked in was that the carpeting did not appear to be swept and still had quite a bit of sand in it from whoever stayed here last. In fact, I'm not entirely sure if the room had been cleaned much at all before we got here. To make matters worse, we got a corner room on the first floor which was basically next to the stairwell. Either way, this blocked all natural light from entering the room and gave it an odd mildew smell which was disconcerting. Pool was clean but very old. I'm going to assume that this type of room experience was due to traveling here on a busy weekend, and is not typical. However, despite the friendliness of the owners and the proximity to the beach, I can't recommend that you stay here. There are much nicer options I've stayed at in the Crest, including the Park Lane and the Caribbean.

Room Tip: If you get the lower level corner room, ask to be switched or stay elsewhere.
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Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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fairlawn nj
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

I have been staying at the Blue Marlin during the Elks Conventions and there is not a better
place to stay. Clean rooms and steps from the beach. Love the view from the 3rd floor patio.
Linda and Charlie just make you feel like part of the family. With everything changing to condo, it's good to know that old time shore feeling is still around at the Blue Marlin.
Thanks to Linda and Charlie and the crew it's always a great vacation.
captjack50

Room Tip: Try the room up top. A great view and and even better place to watch the sund go down.
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Jake J
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Additional Information about Blue Marlin Motel

Property: Blue Marlin Motel
Address: 401 E Toledo Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260-3660
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Wildwood Crest
Hotel Style:
#34 Family Hotel in Wildwood Crest
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Blue Marlin Hotel Wildwood Crest
Blue Marlin Wildwood Crest

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