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View was awesome. Beds were comfortable. Location was perfect.,

I made this reservation for my sister's wedding over memorial day weekend. I think, because I was renting this on Orbitz, I assumed this was a standard hotel. It is not. This is an old timey motel that has been turned into beach condos. We rented a one-room condo that had a microwave, little fridge and coffee maker. One queen bed and sofa bed. A couple things make this different from a normal hotel - 1. There is not someone at the desk all the time. When we were there, there was only someone at the front desk from 9 am - 8 pm. I just called to arrange late check in and called again to leave early. 2. The wifi is spotty. Real spotty. If you're planning on streaming anything for rainy beach days, that's not going to happen. 3. It was a little dirty. Again - about as clean as a normal airbnb. Not as clean as a holiday inn. It is right by the beach. That part is fantastic. This is a great community. So I don't want my review to put you off, but if you are looking for a more traditional hotel experience, this is not it.

We stayed for a weekend just past peak season There was no front desk staff and no housekeeping on duty. We had to bang on the front desk to get the attention of the staff in the back to check in. We were not advised there was no housekeeping - just came back to an unmade up room. Then back to banging on the desk to ask questions. The pool was closed. Very disappointing.

Had a great time staying at Cara Mara. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. I liked that it was off of the boardwalk a couple of streets because it was quieter. Just far enough away that you could still walk to the boardwalk. Many resturants within walking distance also so you don't have to worry about paying for street parking every time you leave the hotel. Just one block away from the beach, and the beach isnt as long down in the crest so it doesn't take forever to walk to a good spot to settle in. Over all it was a fantastic relaxing vacation and I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others as well. Thank you Cara Mara!

Always concerned when going to a beach motel for the first time about cleanliness, but was very happy with the room and the area in general. Great access to the beach.

My husband and I were pleasantly surprised. The room was very clean. One bedroom, two beds, pull out sofa in main living room, and a well stocked kitchen would have fit the whole family nicely. Directly across the street from the ocean ("Crest" sign). We could watch the waves from our third floor room perfectly. Pool and playground looked fun for young kids too! Descent place for not a lot of money.

Atlantic Ave Wildwood Crest NJ

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Wildwood Boardwalk
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Wildwood Boardwalk is a short stroll from Cara Mara Resort, and other popular attractions like Wildwood Convention Center are within a couple of miles (3 km). This 3-star apartment building has 45 guestrooms and offers an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Rooms

Each apartment is individually decorated and has an array of amenities, including a furnished patio, a microwave, and a coffee maker. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and a 32-inch TV with satellite channels. Each apartment also includes a phone.


Property features

At Cara Mara Resort, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking and an area shuttle. Front-desk staff can help with tours or tickets, and provide local restaurant recommendations. Other amenities at this family-friendly apartment building include coffee/tea in a common area, an arcade/game room, and a terrace.

Room options

Family Room, 2 Queen Beds, Kitchenette

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Family Studio Suite, Kitchenette, Pool View

2 Queen Beds | 2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Family Studio Suite, Multiple Beds, Kitchenette, Oceanfront

2 Queen Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Ocean View (Full Kitchen)

2 Double Beds, 2 Queen Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 10

Guest reviews for Cara Mara Resort

Everyone (3) Couples (2) Family (2)
5
Everyone

By on Jul 12, 2019

3
Everyone

View was awesome. Beds were comfortable. Location was perfect.,

By on Jul 16, 2018

3

a great spot if you know what you are renting

Everyone

I made this reservation for my sister's wedding over memorial day weekend. I think, because I was renting this on Orbitz, I assumed this was a standard hotel. It is not. This is an old timey motel that has been turned into beach condos. We rented a one-room condo that had a microwave, little fridge and coffee maker. One queen bed and sofa bed. A couple things make this different from a normal hotel - 1. There is not someone at the desk all the time. When we were there, there was only someone at the front desk from 9 am - 8 pm. I just called to arrange late check in and called again to leave early. 2. The wifi is spotty. Real spotty. If you're planning on streaming anything for rainy beach days, that's not going to happen. 3. It was a little dirty. Again - about as clean as a normal airbnb. Not as clean as a holiday inn. It is right by the beach. That part is fantastic. This is a great community. So I don't want my review to put you off, but if you are looking for a more traditional hotel experience, this is not it.

By , from Virginia on May 29, 2018

2

off season limited staff

Couples

We stayed for a weekend just past peak season There was no front desk staff and no housekeeping on duty. We had to bang on the front desk to get the attention of the staff in the back to check in. We were not advised there was no housekeeping - just came back to an unmade up room. Then back to banging on the desk to ask questions. The pool was closed. Very disappointing.

By on May 11, 2015

4

very relaxing!

Family

Had a great time staying at Cara Mara. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. I liked that it was off of the boardwalk a couple of streets because it was quieter. Just far enough away that you could still walk to the boardwalk. Many resturants within walking distance also so you don't have to worry about paying for street parking every time you leave the hotel. Just one block away from the beach, and the beach isnt as long down in the crest so it doesn't take forever to walk to a good spot to settle in. Over all it was a fantastic relaxing vacation and I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others as well. Thank you Cara Mara!

By on Jun 15, 2013

5

great time

Family

Always concerned when going to a beach motel for the first time about cleanliness, but was very happy with the room and the area in general. Great access to the beach.

By on Jun 15, 2012

4

clean, friendly, great location

Couples

My husband and I were pleasantly surprised. The room was very clean. One bedroom, two beds, pull out sofa in main living room, and a well stocked kitchen would have fit the whole family nicely. Directly across the street from the ocean ("Crest" sign). We could watch the waves from our third floor room perfectly. Pool and playground looked fun for young kids too! Descent place for not a lot of money.

By on May 22, 2012

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