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“NICE BUT A LITTLE OUTDATED”

Sand Dune Resort Motel
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Sand Dune Resort Motel
Ranked #43 of 67 Hotels in Wildwood Crest
BROOKLYN NY
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178 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“NICE BUT A LITTLE OUTDATED”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2011

Nice place. Clean and neat rooms with kitchen eating area plus bedroom. There is a mini golf course on grounds. Not sure if there is a separate charge for that. Nice looking pool. I say nice looking because we didn't use so... Also a small game room on premises with air hockey and video games. Nice owners. One thing I found very annoying was the lack of an ice machine. Ice was available for purchase. This was a big no no to me.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 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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Gatineau, Canada
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22 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2011

This was a top 5 motel in the Crest a few years ago. Nothing has changed so I'm baffled as to why it has dropped down in the ratings. Its clean and up-to-date. They have a laundry and game room for guests. Free, freshly brewed coffee in the morning. They happily googled a restaurant for me in the office. When I asked for extra towels and Tp they were prompt in delivery. THe pool is well kept and the clientele are polite and quite Although not located on the beach, there is a vacant lot between the beach and the motel. When the A/C is on in the back baedroom you cannot here anything. Bike rental on the corner and the best breakfast at Admirals's on the next corner. I'll be back next year.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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New York City, New York
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30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2011

We stayed at the Sand Dune again this year for our annual Wildwood Crest vacation. Overall we had a fabulous vacation, but did notice a few issues with the Sand Dune...

Pros:
Value, excellent price for Wildwood Crest, most hotels in the immediate area are
at least $80-$100 more than the Sand Dune.

The outside grounds are very clean, especially around the pool, spotless.

It is right on the beach.

Cons:

The parking spaces are so small. You can easily get a ding or a scratch on your car from someone parked next to you. Our minivan barely fit in the spaces, so we parked on the street every night (Atlantic Ave)

The washer/dryer is so old and in desperate need of an update. I like to pack light, and I usually have to do a couple loads of laundry 1/2 way through our vacation.

The beds are hard, and uncomfortable. It took a few nights to get used to them.

In the two room suites, the air conditioner is only in the back bedroom, so the front room tends to get very warm. So, if someone sleeps in the front room (on the pull out couch) you HAVE to keep the bedroom door open so the air flows out.

Last but not least..... I have read on several reviews here that the owner (the Mr.) is very "stalker" like.. In the past I never noticed it. Well, this year, wow, I noticed it big time. He walks the grounds of the hotel all day long, watching everyone. Seriously watching everyone....We almost felt that if we moved the wrong way he would say something to us. It was weird...


Overall, is it a good value for the price? yes! But, I think we might look for somewhere else to stay next year.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2011

Family of 5 for 4 nights. a little tight in the room but worth the $$. rooms, pool and overall hotel were very clean. short walk to beach is also a plus.

Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Delran, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2011

Not sure if its because they usually have their grandbabies to attend to or maybe the nature of the business is getting to be too much. The MRS. acts like she is doing us a favor renting a room to us she used to be very freindly.....they dont seem to like the older kids over 8, who can manuever about on their own at the game room, the golf course is obnoxious, with balls pinging off the windows of the downstairs rooms when they go astray of the course which is right in front of rooms, common sense would tell them to put a barrier up or some kind of protective plexiglass in front...Not sure we will go back again..it will be a last resort if we do...Im sure they wont miss our lousy weeks rental...
The Mr. seems to also seems be watching everyone and it feels a bit like stalking.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Montreal
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2010

Let's face it this is not the Hilton. We don't care, all we needed for the family was clean place near the beach at the right price. We had 3 kids 5, 2 and 4 mths. We had a enough utensils and bowls to have cereal and toast in the morning and a couple of burners to boil water for the baby's milk.
The room is old and defintly needs to be updated but I didn't go to Wildwood for the hotel, I went there to bring the kids to the beach and the boardwalk. The room was there for us sleep, eat and pit stop for our next activity.
I'd recommend this place as nice economical place for the family. We statyed for 4 nights and will come back soon!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Wildwood Crest, NJ
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2010

My husband, teen, & I recently stayed at the Sand Dune for a long weekend. The owner/management are very nice, accomodating, and didn't even charge an extra fee for our 13 year old. Because we booked at the last minute, we weren't able to get an efficiency; however, we had an ocean front motel room, with a perfect view of the ocean/beach directly across the street, overlooking the park/field, at a much cheaper price than the "directly on the beach" motels/hotels. The pool was always clean & refreshing, and having the convenience of a restroom/shower near the office made things a lot easier! The only drawback is that our room didn't seem to have any upgrades in a very long time: No socket in bathroom - just an old lightswitch with an extremely noisy old vent; old, uncomfortable mattresses, and no socket close enough to the mirror for a hair dryer. BUT: We still loved the location, even though we had to "rough it" a bit!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Sand Dune Resort Motel

Property: Sand Dune Resort Motel
Address: Atlantic Ave. & Myrtle Rd., Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Wildwood Crest
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 Family Hotel in Wildwood Crest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 48
Also Known As:
Sand Dune Hotel Wildwood Crest
Sand Dune Motel

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