We really enjoyed our stay. We only stayed over night but we both agreed we would stay again and for a longer period of time.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"No Better Find in the Wildwoods"
08/21/14 brad c
Called the hotel last minute and got a three night stay. Sonny was more than personable when I called. I contacted a female employee a few days later with my credit card info-- she was awesome. Informed me of the check-in time and told me the pool was available if we arrived early. The room was clean (air conditioner running) when we entered the room.. The chamber service was on point and thorough. Juan, the maintenance worker was awesome and friendly as well. The other hotels in WW should take their cue from the Sandy Shores service. The employees/hotel go the extra mile for the guests (free coffee, iced tea, music, clean pool/rooms and free entertainment for younger children) to make you feel welcomed. I've been going to the S.S. for the past 2-3 years after staying at another WW hotel for years, The other hotel increased the rates, didn't offer the little perks and didn't remember my name after the many years staying with them. Oh, the hotel is a block and a half from the boardwalk. Good luck finding a WW hotel with reasonable rates, clean rooms/pool, and guest friendly services.
"Vacation turned stressful"
07/27/14 lm1121 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Booked vacation for July 20th-24th. On Wednesday, the 23rd, a staff member came knocking on our door and told my 17 yr old son that we had to check out. I was enjoying a bike ride and he was so upset. I basically ran back to the hotel and went to the office and Marie had said "yes, you booked until the 23rd", I said "No, I paid until the 24th". After a whole bunch of hassle and me crying my eyes out because I was craving this vacation away from a very stressful job just so I can relax and forget about the stress, Sunny decided to show me another room and I stressed to him that I was not paying for it as I already paid for a kitchenette room. The room he showed me was a regular room with no kitchenette on the 2nd floor. My son, my mother and I basically was getting thrown out of our room of which we had been there since Sunday and all comfortable in the room with everything unpacked, had to repack everything for just one more night because of their mistake. They kept telling me the whole time that I said I reserved until the 23rd when I clearly knew when I booked that I said the 24th, to two people at that.....anyway, we were very inconvenienced into moving into another room that was on the second floor which my mother and I were not very happy about, my mother suffered a stroke last year and lost her peripheal vision and I myself having Vertigo, you can imagine, we were not very happy at all. I did receive the refund in the hotel room rate, but it was a MAJOR INCONVENIENCE that we had to pack everything for one last night, while the family who was coming in could have stayed in another room for one night before unpacking. Its a real shame because my brother in law stays there every year and so do friends that I know, and I myself have stayed there before, but I will never stay here again and will tell my friends and family the same. They didn't believe a word I said about my booking dates and finally after all my crying and more stress added, then did Sunny notice that I paid for the 4 nights instead of 3. Highly dissapointed and couldn't enjoy myself when I needed it the most. Sad thing is that I've heard from locals that the cops are always there, for the same reasons and other things. I will never return here again
"visit on june 23 2014"
06/27/14 Mike W Bellmawr, New Jersey, United States
My daughter and I went BACK to Sandy Shores 26th Atlantic North Wildwood from june 23 to june 26th 2014 This is our 1oth year We arrive at 12:15 and were greeted by receptionist Maria with a BIG FREINDLY HELLO and said room is ready Owner Sal came out we exchanged hugs and PLEASANT GREETINGS catching up with family and the dreaded winter We went to our room witch was very clean air was on Sal came up and said Mike and Kelsey you are now unofficial Staff members and gave us 2 Sandy Shores/ Bird of of Paridise staff T Shirts WE un packed I went to pool which was cleaned and water was refreshing and spotted Sals wife Johanna we spoke axchanges hugs talked for 15 minutes and she WELCOME Us Back I rate this hotel a 10 plus the ENTIRE STAFF are VERY FREINDLY Price is reasonably as I am divorced ( and am on a tight budget) and my daughter is special needs and they were very Understanding If you ar looking for a GREAT PLACE TO STAY 2 blocks from boardwalk Sandy Shores is the place to stay even try Sal's other place a half block up Bird of Paridise THANK YOU SAL / Johanna may see you in july HAVE A GREAT SUMMER STAY COOL
"Clean, cheap but lost over $300 due to theft. Very bummed."
09/01/13 louann53 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
I stayed from Aug 25th to Aug 30th. When we arrived check in was fairly easy. To my surprise our suite was very very nice and very clean. We were so happy! Unfortunately the following day, Monday, somewhere btw 2pm and 5pm our room was robbed of over $300. I did not notice this until approx.11pm when I went to take money from my wallet at a pizza shop up the street. I noticed all of my $20 were gone, only had a few tens and a few ones. ( Guess it was a nice thief). I told my family I was with that I was missing money....when we returned to the motel, my daughter in law checked her suitcase and she had an envelope that had $250 in it. Guess what? It was gone!!! This was 11pm. I called the owners and left a detailed message about the theft and asked them to please call me back. I did not hear from them after a second phone call I placed 20 min later. I then called the police to report the theft. I knew my money was gone and I would never see it again. The following morning our cleaning girl came up to clean and I said to her "quote", I am not blaming you for the theft, I just want to put it out there". Clearly she was upset. This was Tuesday. Management did not come up to ask me what happened until Wed afternoon and the only reason they came up was b/c their cleaning girl was afraid to come in to our room alone, so management accompanied her. My whole problem was with management not concerned enough to come up immediately to hear what happened. They claimed this has never happened before, even though the police told us they had been there before for different incidents. Besides the money being stolen, I think management should have treated us differently and came to us to find out what happened the following morning, not wait a day and a half. We were offered nothing, barely an apology. They told us they do not handle thefts, fighting, etc. You are to call the police, not management. When I asked her why she did not come up the morning after, her answer was "well I am here now". I was SO disappointed but tried to make the best of the week. Needless to say, I probably won't be returning. On a positive note, the motel is clean, cleaning service is good and the prices are great. Only a block and a half from the beach. Too bad they didn't have security camera's on the premises. :-(
"Not worth the money"
08/25/13 Anna M Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Stayed here for two nights mid week in August 2013..This place is so dirty-the rooms absolutely do not look like the pictures. The water sits in the tub, takes time to go down, the entire bathroom is so tiny, rusted, and dirty. The freezer was filled with ice, couldn't get anything in it. There were no curtains on the windows, just blinds so the sun was in your face first thing in the morning..the air barely worked-no top sheet on the beds...the carpets were disgusting..the pool water was dirty--would NEVER stay there again, even for free..the only plus is that its close to the beach and boards..
"Dirty and horrible"
07/28/13 T S Baltimore, Maryland
There is only one word to describe this place: horrible. Don't waste your money! The beds were so uncomfortable I couldn't get a goodnights sleep. The bathroom floor was disgusting, couldn't walk on it without flip flops.. The refrigator was rusty. The door knobs were sticky. And the AC was at the bed level so it was blowing cold air directly on me the entire night. Plus there were no curtains in the room, just blinds so the room was too bright in the morning. We stayed here two nights only. After the first night, room service came while we were at the beach but it made only one of the two beds in the room! On my bed they just left a black trash bag which was just bizarre. The only thing that was good about this motel was the location. If you don't mind staying at a dirty and unconfortable place then this motel is for you.
"Home away from home!"
First of all I couldn't agree anymore with pasherriff1v. Very nicely put! We've been regular customers for about 5 years! Were just about part of the family by now! Johnia and Sal work very hard and it shows. There are new renovations every year we go. The rooms are clean and always ready for when I get there. Conrad always calls on the day of arrival to check an arrival time. They're organized, professional and generous! They offer activities such as make your own sundae, corn on the cob night and movie night! The pool is amazing... there's no other way to describe it. Did I mention its heated?! They're located about two blocks from the ride pier, beach, water park, Gateway 26 and of course Sams and Curlys Fries! All this and can you believe the rates are affordable!! If you want to have a good experience you will! I've never had a problem with either of their hotels and would never stay anywhere else! I highly recommend staying at Sandy Shores! Thank you Sal and Johnia for all the great vacations our family has with you guys... We look forward to many more years to come! We love you guys and I'm sure we'll see you soon!
"Best of the Best for the Family and Budget"
07/24/13 frankenstyle Shoemakersville, Pennsylvania, United States
Only about 3 blocks from the boardwalk. We booked the 2 room apartment suite. Check in was super easy. The rooms were spacious and clean. We decided to stay an additional night and even though the rooms we were in were already booked for that night, they located another within the complex and even offered to move our belongings to the next room for us. The price is amazing for all the space we received. You could pay 3 times as much for a much smaller room elsewhere. We also enjoyed the pool. The entire staff was extremely polite and helpful. We will be staying here for now on every year when we go to Wildwood.
07/19/13 Jennifer S Bensalem, Pennsylvania, United States
My husband and I stayed for 3 days and 2 nights (Rm 111). My room was clean, staff where respectable to us! This place was a block from the beach (Moreys pier) and was a great bang for your buck! This place was definitely somewhere I would recommend and stay again. We would come back there in a minute! For all those hater's you are wrong! Enjoy Wildwood.....Jersey is stronger than the storm! HAVE FUN IN THE SUN :-)
"NASTY DIRTY PLACE"
07/15/13 luvmycop Clayton, New Jersey, United States
when i booked they told me i could book one nite, they booked me for 2 when i called they said they only had 2 nite stay available so of course i paid for 2 nights, 338.00 I believe with tax. I would not have paid more then 30.00 a night. Upon arriving at this place lady in office was kind of rude stating that they normally don't take people that are playing for *beach blast* which is a soccer tournament for my 9yr old twins. (never was told that when i booked either) and why the hell does it matter anyway. She stated no visitors were aloud to stop by. House keeping was nice for what they had to work with. I arrived to room the roomed smelled like musty old attic clearly it was very wet at sometime like a mildew smell (i did get two plugs in out of my vehicle vents and put them on air conditioner and humidifier) the room was very out dated, upside down picture on the wall over one bed, rust all over the little lamps and the refrigerator in the room, very small old TV, mold on bathroom floor, ran out of hot water after a 6 minute shower, humidifier beeping because it was full, (i empty and had to do it again at 4.20am) oh and all the floors are tile which are very slippery, cold and personally to dirty for my kids or myself to walk on, the table and chairs, (well should i say table because we didn't have any chairs in our room) was very old and wobbly so of course we could use it anyway, I have a suburban the parking was unreal!! park and leave your vehicle or you will not find a spot (well without paying) There is NO WIFI (well unless u go to office or pool area) which smelled like straight chlorine and unsupervised children running around throwing what seemed to be soda or tea at each other (got all over our chairs and towels). Rooms are very bright NO CURTAINS just blinds. The air conditioners are level with the beds so it blows direct in your face when you lay down. The door to room at bottom had all rust and chipped away paint. The indoor/outdoor carpet on outside of door was covered in dirt and was very wet, which on course when you walk in room the floor was dirty and wet, wow and really slippery. My twins coughed all night and very congested the next day ( i believed from the dampness and moisture in the room.) One of my girls complained of her chest hurting when she breathed. ( so if that is coming from a 9 year old you know something was wrong). I m sure I have missed some things but this should be enough for you not to book for your family to stay here.
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