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The Crusader Oceanfront Family Resort

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

The hotel is nice...it's Wildwood, so I'm not going to say it's the Four Seasons...but it's perfectly nice. The real advantage is the location. We usually go with 2 or 3 families...the kids always have enough to do, and the parents are able to relax. Shuffleboard, ping pong, a few arcade games and pool are all in the hotel, in...

1Thank Tom H
bruce hamlin, Owner at The Crusader Oceanfront Family Resort, responded to this review

Hi Tom thank you for taking the time to comment on the Crusader. As new owners we look forward to meeting you and your family this Summer. Bruce Hamlin

Allentown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This was the first time I and 3 other friends stayed at the Crusader. Our other 4 friends stayed there ever year for The Irish Festival They insisted we stay there as well. They said we would love it So, we stayed and we did love the hotel The minute we met the people at the front desk, we knew...

Thank Iannelli57
Bruce h, Owner at The Crusader Oceanfront Family Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind response. We hope to see you again in 2017. Bruce

Rutherford, New Jersey
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Very friendly staff. Pool was large and kid-friendly. Lots of pool-side seating. Right on the beach! All rooms have a balcony with seating. We had a suite with a whirlpool tub. The trolley stopped by right on the corner and we took it down to the boardwalk. $18 for the four of us round trip.

1Thank alibell929
Bruce h, Manager at The Crusader Oceanfront Family Resort, responded to this review

Thank you, Bruce

Westchester, NY
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Was greeted by an older woman upon check in. They were kind enough to let us check in a tad early, however, she didn't really try to see if our room was ready until I asked a 3rd time after arriving. I then got the list of "rules" read to me aloud. Yes. Rules. About drinking. Smoking. Being loud. (I'm...

Thank Summer3317
Bruce h, Owner at The Crusader Oceanfront Family Resort, responded to this review

So sorry to hear of your experience. I can assure you as a new owner (Oct 11) we will do everything in our power to ensure your next experience would be a vastly different one than the one you experienced in 2016. Bruce

Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

If you looking for a great location in wildwood this is the place to go. It was clean and the pool was fantastic. They had a great cafe for breakfast and lunch. Everyone was amazing. Can't wait until next year to visit again

Thank ChrissyMarks17
Jana B, General Manager at The Crusader Oceanfront Family Resort, responded to this review

Hi Chrissy, What a delightful review! Thank you for joining us and taking the time to write. We appreciate your business and look forward to having you with us next year! Have a beautiful Fall & Winter season... Jana

Reviewed 27 August 2016

I'm very irritated with management and the employees of the Crusader. When I made my reservation with the front desk it was approximately one month in advance, and over the phone. I was an idiot to not ask for the individual's name that I spoke with in order to provide more information to the staff while checking in. When my...

2Thank Christine G
Bruce h, Owner at The Crusader Oceanfront Family Resort, responded to this review

Dear Christine, so sorry to hear of the negative experience. as the new owner (Oct 11, 2016) i would like to personally hear from you in order to invite you back to the Crusader for 2017. I did read your response and i bet the disappointing greeting was in fact the ruination of your experience. if you feel i am...

Reviewed 25 August 2016

Ok. It's not a five star hotel. But the room was comfortable, the pool was lovely, the view was great, and they cleaned constantly. The Crusader is located at the beach--no long schlep from blocks away. The people were great, very friendly. They cleaned the room. Then someone came and checked that it was done right. They cleaned the windows....

2Thank Kerri Lee F
Keyser, United States
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I booked this place late for an impromptu trip and really didn't know what we would find. I know these places have some age on them, but this place has been well taken care of. The staff was extremely nice, the pool was big with plenty of chairs, tables, and umbrellas. There is a life guard on duty. He even...

Thank Sharon H
Bruce h, Owner at The Crusader Oceanfront Family Resort, responded to this review

thank you

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Growing up my family vacationed in Wildwood Crest every year from when I was 2 years old... Went back recently after many years and I must say... wow... the area really built up nicely! The nearby homes which were beach cottages are now built up beautifully! Stayed at the Crusader where we stayed for 17 years! It is very clean!...

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Jana B, Manager at The Crusader Oceanfront Family Resort, responded to this review

Hi Deb! Your kind words mean so much. Thank you for the time you spent with us and thank you for remembering the great times you had here in the Wildwoods and at the Crusader. We hope to see you next year. Come and enjoy! Sincerely, Jana

Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We booked very early this year and were very pleased with our room. The hotel is very clean and the staff (including the lifeguard) were friendly. We had an oceanfront room for eight nights and the view from the balcony is fantastic. It is a great location to everything. My wife and I are very active and walked and bicycled...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Crusader Oceanfront Family Resort is located directly on the beach in beautiful Wildwood Crest, New Jersey. Here you will find the cleanest, whitest expanse of sandy beaches on the entire East Coast. There is surfing and water sports nearby and we boast the best amusement boardwalk on the coast featuring Morey's Amusement Piers and Water Parks within walking distance. Our 40+ year reputation is a benchmark in cleanliness and hospitality. We look forward to serving you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Crusader Oceanfront Family Resort

Address: 6101 Ocean Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260-4107
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Wildwood Crest
Price Range: $185 - $432 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Crusader Oceanfront Family Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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Also Known As:
The Crusader Oceanfront Family Hotel Wildwood Crest
Crusader Oceanfront Family Hotel
Hotel Style:
#15 Family Hotel in Wildwood Crest
#19 On the Beach Hotel in Wildwood Crest
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“Go for the closed end of the walkway...facing the pool, street side, any floor. Like a private balcony rather than a walkway.”
tomhL8580KX, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We were 3rd floor over-looking the pool and had a view of the ocean.”
alibell929, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The rooms on the 1st floor surround the pool. This might be very convenient or annoying depending on your point of view.”
723kerrileef, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Not all rooms have a private balcony to view the ocean.”
sharonh414, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I like the Oceanfront type 6 on a high floor or type 4S - on a high floor.”
YouCanCallMeFussyBut, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
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