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Compass Family Resort Motel
Ranked #16 of 67 Hotels in Wildwood Crest
Certificate of Excellence
Manalapan, New Jersey
1 review
“Great Family Resort!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2014

I stayed here for 3 nights with my sister-in-law and 3 young children. We all had a great time in the pool and we loved that there was a 1-foot section that was gated off for the kids to play in! The accommodations were great (we stayed in a one-bedroom with kitchenette) and it was only a 2-minute walk to the beach. The motel was packed with families and the kids enjoyed playing with the other kids there! The owners and staff were very pleasant and friendly. All in all, it was a great stay! We are looking forward to making this a yearly vacation!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014

The Compass is very clean, friendly and family oriented. The owners continuously reinvest in the quality of the resort and every year we see new improvements and added benefits.
Our family loves not only the pool and the deck with the ocean breeze and view, but also the variety of things to keep the kids occupied at the hotel (the mini golf, the ping pong table, the game room, shuffle board game). For a group like ours with a mix of young children and elderly, the proximity to the beach and boardwalk are a plus. The owners are incredibly friendly, and the staff very accommodating. We get to enjoy the beach and the great pool, even after dinner - thanks to it being open until 10:00 pm. This was the 5th year our entire family came back to the Compass and we had another great stay.

Room Tip: we always take an efficiency, because with 3 kids it's easier to warm something up for any meal.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

I stayed at this motel for 3 nights with my family. Overall its a good motel without any major issues, and I would stay here again. A few of my complaints are the beds, the wifi, and lighting. The beds were very firm, like you were laying on wood! The lighting in the living room area was very low, with one fan lighting with that had 3 bulbs, with one being out and the other two being very dim. You can't open the curtain for more light, since they only have blackout curtains and nothing sheer to get a little light in with some privacy. The wifi; just about non existent in the rooms. They give you a passcode when you check in, but once your in the room, none of the devices will pick up the wifi, that was kind of frustrating.
The room was mostly clean, and I cant complain about that except for a couple of bathroom hairs!!

The hotel is about 15 minutes from the start of the boardwalk, which we walked to every night, on the nice lighted path that ran parallel with the beach.

The hotel is the next block from the beach, but it's a really short block and you can see the ocean from the 2nd floor.

There is a hose and shower to clean off sand which is nice. The bagged ice they sell for $1.00 is good too!

While we where there the hotel was very pleasant and quite, and we didn't hear any sounds while in our room, that was nice too!

I would recommend this motel to a friend, and will most likely be back!! I had a good experience overall there :)

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

We have been staying at the Compass for years now and we love it! The staff is wonderful, friendly and will do anything to make your stay even better. The rooms are clean, spacious and always cool. They have great stuff for kids like a little mini golf course and game room. Pool is always clean as well as the entire hotel. Definitely make this hotel your home away from home when you come to Wildwood!

  • Stayed August 2014
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1 Thank AnthonyPizza
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Jersey City
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

We have been coming to the Compass for years now, and we absolutely love it! Perfect for families! The rooms are very spacious and very clean, service is amazing. Everyone is always very friendly. My son loves the little golf course and we love the whole atmosphere of the hotel. I recommend this hotel to everyone!

  • Stayed August 2014
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Brick, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

The motel is clean and has a nice amount of room. We got the one bedroom without a kitchen. The motel itself has little touches that make it fun, like the mini-mini- golf with animal statues, shuffle board and ping pong outside. The pool is a nice size and they have a nice area to eat outside. It's a great place for families with young children to go. The location is great close to the boardwalk, beach and park. The only thing I wish they had was coffee. There are coffee makers in the room, but no coffee for them. The front office doesn't have coffee available for their guest. Next time we will know to bring some.

  • Stayed August 2014
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2 Thank Danielle L
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

My family and I could not be more pleased with EVERYTHING at the Compass. Very likely that this establishment is the safest, cleanest, renovated, and family orientated motel in the Wildwoods. They have a HUGE swimming pool (heated), mini golf, a REAL shuffleboard course, ping pong table, and a game room. All this is great because the kids were entertained at no extra COST!! Not that we needed anything anyway but we could see the willingness the staff had to accommodate everyone as much as possible. My children made new friends during there stay and we are planning to come back the same time next year to stay with the same families and friends we met at the Compass.
Anyone that stays here can see all T.L.C the owners put into this place. So many things here have to be brand new as the furniture, appliances, patio furniture etc. The room met all my wife's expectations and mine. Even the bathrooms had new sinks, tiles, and toilets which was refreshing compared to other places we have stayed at in the past in the wildwoods.
The beach is right across the street, and the perfect distance from the boardwalk where you didn't get the noise and traffic of the boardwalk but close enough to walk or take the trolley.
Id like to THANK the Compass Family Resort's staff for all hard work and great service they provided my family and I during our stay.
Traveled in August.

Room Tip: We had a first floor efficiency, very pleased
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Compass Family Resort Motel
Address: 6501 Atlantic Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260-4001
Phone Number:
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Wildwood Crest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Wildwood Crest
#12 Family Hotel in Wildwood Crest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A family resort nestled along the picturesque Jersey Cape in a family-oriented Wildwood Crest, New Jersey. At the Compass, we take great pride in providing our guests with an uncompromising level of hospitality that is second to none! We continue to build upon a hard-earned reputation for quality and service that has evolved into the standard by which others are judged. We invite you to experience everything the Wildwoods, and the Compass Family Resort, have to offer. ... more   less 
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Compass Family Hotel Wildwood Crest
Compass Family Motel

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