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“A Great Stay!”
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Pan American Hotel
Ranked #2 of 67 Hotels in Wildwood Crest
Certificate of Excellence
Pennsburg, Pennsylvania
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“A Great Stay!”
Reviewed 5 October 2013

Once again, we had a great stay at the Pan American. Even the weather cooperated and gave us a fabulous week. The only negative was our continuing problems with their DVD players. We never seem to have any luck with those. Otherwise, we had an excellent stay and look forward to going back in 2014.

Room Tip: The oceanfront corner rooms are excellent!
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 September 2013 via mobile

This hotel met every expectation. Clean, friendly, great location and positive atmosphere. Our room had a kitchenette which had Corelle dishes and Kitchenaid appliances with a fullsize coffee maker and a toaster. Refrigerator is a perfect size. Kids loved the built-in wall bunkbeds.

  • Stayed September 2013
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JimKellyMgr, General Manager at Pan American Hotel, responded to this review, 7 March 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for sharing your Pan American experience with the world. I am pleased to hear that we met all of your expectations. We strive to excel in customer service and take great pride in providing all the comforts of home. Our Deluxe Efficiency with the bunk beds is a family favorite.

Thank you again and please join us as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary this year. Our reservations office is now booking the 2014 season. (609) 522-6936
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Kingston, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2013

It was our first trip to the Jersey Shore and we did not know exactly what to expect. One of us (Hmmm....wonder which one?) is not a fan of motel settings, so when we discovered the Pan American, we were delighted. As soon as we walked into the lobby, we were taken by the interesting décor and the friendly greeting at the desk. Throughout our stay, the staff were quietly attentive, which we value. Our room was perfect. We had an ocean front suite with a balcony and we could, indeed, smell the sea and feel the sky when we opened our balcony doors. The room was spotless and well appointed. The kitchen area had everything we could ever need. (It really is a joy to prepare your own meals for a change after days on the road, especially in your pj's and on your own timeline. Wildwood has great grocery stores.) The living/dining area was just right in size and in comfort. The bedroom and bath were excellent. People often comment on the distance between the buildings and the beach on this shore. We enjoyed this walk as part of the overall experience. The beach outside the Pan American is amazing. It was not crowded when we were there and the views in every direction are outstanding. There's a long pier right there inviting you to walk out to its beautiful sitting area. The pool area was attractive with lots and lots of cushy looking chairs, however, not being pool people we can't comment more than that. Parking around the hotel was plentiful or underground parking was available. The boardwalk is so close you could be there in minutes. The first area of the boardwalk is the quiet, strolling type where you just soak in the setting. When you reach the busy, built up part, there are tons of sights and sounds to savour. We walked the whole length one morning and our walk was not impeded in any way by the unusual hordes of bicycles of all shapes and sizes pedalling by us. Although many attractions were closed for the season, many were open. We couldn't imagine what it would be like there when everything was in full operation! We sipped coffee and ate frozen custard and smiled. We should mention that one evening we did go out to a local restaurant and were surprised to find out that Wildwood Crest is "dry". With an ample wine supply in our room, this was no worry, just surprising. The Pan American is a great place to walk by the sea, fall asleep to the sound of the waves and wake up in a lovely room fully relaxed. We recommend it whole heartedly.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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JimKellyMgr, General Manager at Pan American Hotel, responded to this review, 7 March 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your wonderful review and sharing your experience with the world. I am so pleased to hear that you chose the Pan American to be your vacation destination as your first trip to the Shore. Our Team takes great pride in providing excellent customer service and clean and comfortable accommodations. We are delighted you found everything you needed in your Ocean Front Suite.
Many guests have found our location to be perfect. We have the boardwalk just a short walk away and the fishing pier gives you amazing views of the Ocean and Boardwalk. When its time to relax you can find a perfect oasis at our pool area and Alosi's Bistro has a take out window poolside.

Thank you again and please join this year as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary! Our reservations office is now booking for the 2014 season.

Best Wishes and hope to see you and your family again.
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Maryland
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

My family has been going to the Pan American for many years....first as a kid, and now with my family nearly 35 years later. The Morey family keeps their properties in great shape, always very clean, updated and well kept. They are very accommodating and friendly. We have severe mold and food allergies in our family which can be challenging to accommodate, but The Pan American always manages to meet our needs and surpass our expectations. As they approach their 50th Anniversary, I would like to both thank them for being a part of our family's rich memories and congratulate them on such a successful and quality business venture!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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JimKellyMgr, General Manager at Pan American Hotel, responded to this review, 25 February 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your very kind review and sharing your experience with the world. I am please that you have been part of the Pan Am family for so many years. The whole Team here at the Pan Am is committed to providing our guests exceptional accommodations and we are always willing to go out of the way to insure comfort for a memorable vacation.
It is our pleasure to welcome you and your family back each year.

Please come and celebrate our 50th Anniversary this year! The Reservations Office is now booking for the 2014 season.

Thank you again for your comments and I will be sure to pass them along to the entire Team.

Best Wishes
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Wildwood, New Jersey
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

The Pan American is the best place to stay in the Crest! The other reviews are on the money. My family and I have stayed here many a year and it just keeps getting better. I love the fact that they are continually updating the facility. The rooms are beautiful. The pool is my personal favorite! From the management to the staff everyone is professional and works to take care of the guests. You will not find a better place to stay!

Room Tip: I like the pool side. Amazing ocean views!
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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JimKellyMgr, General Manager at Pan American Hotel, responded to this review, 24 February 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your wonderful review. It is always a pleasure to read how much our guests love to return to the Pan American. We are pleased to hear that the Staff here continues to go beyond customer satisfaction. Its Guests like yourself and your family that make our commitment strong in being number one not only in extreme cleanliness but treating Guests like our family.

Please join us this year as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary! Our Reservations Office is now booking for the 2014 Season!

Best wishes and safe travels.
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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2013 via mobile

This hotel is really great! It is NOT the typical jersey shore hotel or motel, which I usually find to be old, dingy, musty-smelling, run-down. The Pan American is the complete opposite - very clean and nice! They have white duvet/linens on the bed which is a great indication that they have to keep it clean. Other places at the shore usually use those gross polyester flower patterned blankets that they probably never clean.

The bathroom is great because there is a sink area outside of the main bathroom and then the full bath with another sink so one person can be getting ready while someone else showers. It makes getting ready easier.

We had room 418 which was a 4th floor oceanfront efficiency suite - so worth the money! Even though you can see the ocean/beach from one of the side rooms, it's nice to have a straight-on completely unobstructed and gorgeous view. It's so serene and peaceful.

The efficiency kitchen was very convenient - good-sized refrigerator, microwave/convection oven combo, 2 burner stovetop, with basic plates, bowls, pots, pans, utensils, etc. They even supplied dish soap and a sponge.

The pool area is also great. They have a sun deck where you can lounge and literally overlook the beach.

The Wildwood Crest location of the hotel itself is perfect - about 3 or 4 blocks south of the boardwalk if you want to go, but far enough away that you wouldn't hear the noise (we stayed mid-week Sept so it was quiet all around). And only a 15-min drive to Cape May.

Overall, super nice place to stay and will definitely return!

Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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JimKellyMgr, General Manager at Pan American Hotel, responded to this review, 24 February 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for sharing your comments regarding your stay with us here at the Pan American. I am happy to hear you enjoyed all the amenities our Oceanfront Efficiency Suites have to offer including the breath taking views of the beach. We pride ourselves in making all our rooms exceptionally clean, comfortable and with the conveniences of home for a more enjoyable vacation experience.
The pool area is a Hotel favorite and we have now added a beautiful fire pit to the area.

Please join us again this year as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary! Our Reservations Office is open and we are now booking for the 2014 Season.

Best Wishes and Thank you again,
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Wilmington, Delaware, United States
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

I have been staying at Pan American with the group "Keepsakes and Memories" for a few years and they never fail us. The hotel staff is the best from maids up to the front desk employees, they do an excellent job making our stay another yearly memory. I cannot wait till next September to relax in the beautiful surroundings and enjoy the company of my wonderful traveling friends. Great job Pan American...kudos to you all.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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JimKellyMgr, General Manager at Pan American Hotel, responded to this review, 16 October 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your review and making the Pan American Hotel your group's vacation destination! We are so happy that all of the Pan Am Team has continued to exceed your expectations each year. We truly look forward to our "Keepsakes and Memories" arrival every year.

Thank you again for your kind words. I will pass them along to the entire Team.

Have a safe and happy winter
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Property: Pan American Hotel
Address: 5901 Ocean Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260-4227
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Wildwood Crest
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Wildwood Crest
#3 Romantic Hotel in Wildwood Crest
#3 Family Hotel in Wildwood Crest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pan American Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 78
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