We just got home from a wonderful 5 day, 4 night stay at the Gondolier Motel in Wildwood Crest. We miss it already.
We were right on the ocean and a quick walk from the boardwalk. The motel isn't fancy, but it is CLEAN and everyone who works there, from the front office to the pool man to the always smiling housekeepers, made it the most enjoyable and relaxing vacation we could have wanted. The weather helped, too!
Our room had a living room with a TV, a full size refrigerator, a microwave oven and coffee maker along with a couch/pullout bed and table/chairs. The bedroom had 2 double beds and another TV. The housekeepers kept us stocked with plenty of towels, which doesn't seem like a big deal, but believe me, with a wife and 3 girls IT WAS HUGE!
The pool was fun, especially for the kids, as it had a deep end with a diving board. Not all the motels have pools with diving boards. And there were plenty of lounge chairs and umbrella tables all around the pool.
They also had 2 big grills at poolside, where we had our own little bar-b-que one night, which was a great touch....they don't let you do that, at those big, fancy hotels.
At night after spending the day at the beach or poolside, if the kids didn't get down to the boardwalk, they just went down the walkway to Gondolier's own game room.
and to keep the really efficient mothers happy there is a laundry room!
The only gripe the kids had, was that the pool closes at 8pm...they probably would have swam and dove all night long, but I guess some people like to get to sleep early so they can hit the beautiful beaches early or get in a bike ride before it gets too hot.....
Anyway, if you are looking for a nice, clean, fun place for a reasonable price ( we paid around 240 a night for 5 people), I HIGHLY recommend The Gondolier.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Gondolier Motel Wildwood Crest
- Gondolier Hotel Wildwood Crest