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Gondolier Motel
Ranked #28 of 67 Hotels in Wildwood Crest
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Norwalk, Connecticut
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Nice stay at Gondolier”
Reviewed 24 July 2012

Just got back from a quick long weekend in Wildwood. If you know Wildwood, you are familiar with the types of 50's and 60's motels in the Doo Wop style common there. The Gondolier is an excellent choice. Very helpful staff - had to call late one night when we came back from the Boardwalk and there was no parking - they directed me to their other hotel across the street and had an excellent recommendation for seafood (Two Mile Crab House). The room was nothing special - a clean suite with 2 doubles in the back and a small living room with a kitchenette. It is 3 blocks from the boardwalk with a nice pool and right on the beach. We will definitely go back.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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Reviewed 12 July 2012

Very friendly staff, beautiful ocean view from the balcony with chairs to enjoy, nice sun deck and pool, excellent goodies for breakfast!! Our room was clean, comfortable and well worth the money! Wish we could've stayed for more than one night, we were in town for a concert. Will definitely return next time we are in Jersey. Short walk to the boardwalk, great location!

Room Tip: Definitely opt for a room with the balcony, has an awesome ocean view.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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selinsgrove, pa
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 July 2012

Having stayed at a few different motels in Wildwood, the Gondolier is our favorite. We have stayed there the past two years. It is a good value as far as Wildwood goes. When comparing it to the other motels in the area, it is cleaner, the staff is nicer, and it is the perfect location (3 blocks from the boardwalk without the hustle and bustle). The pool is nice and heated. The rooms are an adequate size (not huge, but remember, your in wildwood). The staff is pleasent and helpful.

The only improvements I would ask for is the air conditioner not be so loud, the TVs be larger flat screens, and they could use a little more parking.

We had a great stay. Will stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 27 June 2012

Motels in Wildwood are mostly mom and pop, very few national chains. Some are dives, and you can't tell from the websites. This place is a treasure! We had a GREAT stay here! I took my teenaged niece and nephew for a few days, and this place was perfect! The location is great, right off the beach and boardwalk, with enough to do for the kids, but this part of town is calm in the evenings, which was just right for me. The rooms are small but VERY clean, with a fridge and microwave in each room. We parked at the motel and hardly moved the car in three days. Adam was very friendly and helpful; his family has done a wonderful job running this hotel. There is only one thing I would change, and it's so tiny I feel like a whiner complaining about it! Over our room door was a window, I think called a transom, and it let light in each morning, VERY early, as our room faced the beach. Light wakes me up, and I didn't want to be awake that early on a few days of vacation! If this was covered, or painted over, our stay would have been perfect! (See, I told you it was tiny!)(One more thing, the website is pretty lame. An investment here would totally pay off!) I would highly recommend this motel!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Burlington City
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80 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2012

Wildwood, being right next to Cape May was a good choice if you can't always do the 2-3 night minimum stay and the costs associated with the wonderful B and B's in the Cape. So we searched, found a few good reviews, The Aztec and the Gondolier, and they just happened to be owned by the same family. The personal touch started at check in,through the baisc but nice breakfast of coffee and biscotti. What was impressive was the location, the price, and the value. And to top it off, we left a cell phone charger in the room. Called the next day, they found it, and sent it to us in 1 day. What great people and a return stay despite our focus was Cape May, will be one we will consider for sure.

Room Tip: get a room with an ocean view if possible.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Baltimore, MD
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2012

I stayed two nights at the Gondolier in late April of this year during a weekend with some family members and friends in the Wildwoods. If you've ever stayed in this area you know there are no five-star Hyatts or anything like that, but the Gondolier is one of the best places I've ever stayed at in the Wildwoods, hands down.

The room was clean and comfortable, and the shower was in good working order (not always the case at Wildwood-area motels). Also, the motel staffers were courteous and helpful.

Like I've said... this is not a five-star property and the amenities are relatively limited, but the ones that were available were just fine for a motel in this area. The only minor complaint I have was that I had trouble controlling the temperature of the in-room refrigerator... the temperature toggle wasn't working properly.

There is no on-site restaurant or coffee shop, but there is a limited continental breakfast with coffee, and there's a pretty good diner/deli within easy walking distance.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Fall River, Mass
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2011

We stayed at this motel with a senior travel group earlier this year. The rooms were very nice and the motel personnel were very nice, My only complaint was that the bathtubs did not have a non-slip coating when we were taking a shower. One lady bruised her knee because of this. The office might have had bath mats if requested but none were in the room. Except for this problem everything met our expectations and would recommend this motel to anyone. They have a very nice location and not very far from the boardwalk.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Gondolier Motel
Address: 5701 Ocean Ave, On the Beach at Lavender Road, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260-4353
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Wildwood Crest
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#16 Romantic Hotel in Wildwood Crest
#23 Family Hotel in Wildwood Crest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Gondolier Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located on the beach and just 3 short blocks to the Boardwalk. Bike rentals, a park, basketball courts and restaurants are only steps away. The Gondolier features one, two and three room suites and kitchens. Perfect for a family vacation. Spring and fall packages are also available. ... more   less 
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