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“BEST FAMILY FRIENDLY MOTEL IN THE CREST”

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Commander-By-The-Sea-Motel
Ranked #30 of 67 Hotels in Wildwood Crest
Ringwood, New Jersey
1 review
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“BEST FAMILY FRIENDLY MOTEL IN THE CREST”
Reviewed 22 June 2012

We spent a week at the Commander recently. It is the Cleanest,Well Kept Motel we have been to in many years. The owners are very friendly and always available to offer advise on things to do in the Wildwoods and Cape May. The rooms are very comfy and the pool is clean and heated. The staff are friendly and always willing to tend to any and all needs you may have.
JM

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2012

I totally. This place is in a GREAT location. The rooms are what you'd expect for a W.W.Crest Motel. The N.J. Shore Smell, the Smelly A.C.'s etc... The room we stayed in was fine. 2 beds and a pull out couch. Nice Fridge, microwave, cable, kitchen cabinets. The only negative would be the EVER PRESENT POOL GUY. It's ok for a while but, like mentioned, he NEVER stops talking. 'This is what it was like 20 yrs ago...'' Throwing coins into the pool for the kids is nice but, after 2 hrs of doing it??? We're trying to GET AWAY FROM PEOPLE not being FORCED to talk to some guy about the Motel ALL DAY. We're on Vacation. Leave us ALONE please. Other than that, the place isn't too bad.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Niskayuna, NY
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2012

This hotel is in a good location, right on the beach! And it's pretty clean but unfortunately the staff is just awful. They watch you from the balconies, they follow you around. When you come up from the brach they blast your feet and things with freezing cold hose water! They never leave you alone. Their actions are not the only weird thing about them, they constantly join in on your conversations. One of them always called my 7 year old daughter honey or sweetie and put his arm around her.
My family likes the hotel but because of the staff never leaving you alone and always watching you and harassing you we can't stay there anymore... what a shame.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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5 Thank David_Niskayuna
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Niko26, Owner at Commander-By-The-Sea-Motel, responded to this review, 18 April 2012
Thank you for your review. Our mission at the Commander is and has always been to continue to improve our property and do all that we can to make sure our guests have a very nice vacation. We are a family operation and we take great pride in our staff. They have been with us for many years and we receive many compliments each and every year about how helpful and friendly our staff is with our guests. Because we are so close to the beach, sand is an issue that we must deal with every day. Our experience has shown that beach sand must be rinsed off or it ulimately ends up in guest rooms, bathtubs and our swimming pool filter. We ask that our guests rinse off after returning from the beach and when it gets busy, our staff members offer to assist them in this regard.
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2011

Although this is a no frills motel , it was a family friendly place to stay close to the beach. The kids loved the pool. Management was very accomodating. The place was immaculate. We would definitely stay again on a future trip.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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West Paterson, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 August 2011

Absolutely well run and clean. Owners are curteous and friendly. Location could not be better. After 30+ years at another location in the Crest , this is now our place! Stayed for 4th of July and couldn't have asked for more! Will be back next year!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 August 2011

Not so much anymore. Felt like we were being watched by owner all the time. My family has been coming here off and on since the 60's..stopped going here a couple of years ago. We are a large family that rent 6+ rooms. We naturally wanted to eat, swim, conversate with each other. It was obvious that it was frowned upon when we did these things together. I know a lot of families who rent from other motels and were never treated this way. So... we found another establishment that appreciates our business and never complains when we are all together.

Room Tip: If your a large group with many rooms...find another establishment.
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  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with family
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2 Thank ginerikadex
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NJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2011

My husband and I stayed at Commander-By-The Sea Motel in Wildwood Crest, NJ for the very first time (July, 2011) for six nights. We were so happy with our choice to stay here, the room was immaculately clean and spacious and we had a fabulous view overlooking the pool and the ocean. The owners and cleaning staff are extremely attentive. We enjoyed having the efficiency kitchen in the room which we utilized a few times for making breakfasts and lunches. It was nice to have a full sized refrigerator also.

This place is top notch and not to be missed!!! The owners make you feel comfortable and their interaction with the guests is really great and sets them many levels above many other local establishments. The attention to detail here is well noticed....we enjoyed the recordings of the calypso steel drum music played by the pool and thought it was really great when they would throw change into the pool for the kids to find. We also enjoyed the free coffee outdoors every morning and the newspapers left by our door each morning. The beds are also very comfortable and the bathrooms immaculately clean!

We cannot thank the owner's enough for making our stay so pleasant and memorable. You know it's a great place when you talk about coming back and you have just begun your vacation!!

Thank you again! Commander-By-The-Sea is truly a gem by the sea! You hold a special place in our hearts! <3 <3

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Commander-By-The-Sea-Motel

Property: Commander-By-The-Sea-Motel
Address: 8803 Atlantic Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260-3401
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Wildwood Crest
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#29 Family Hotel in Wildwood Crest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Commander-By-The-Sea Hotel Wildwood Crest

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