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Warm welcome from friendly staff Sandy and Jeremy ( Jimmy ) , very nice and clean efficiency room with all the ameneties needed for my own meals preps. Nice Ocean and dunes views from balcony. Easy free parking underneath and around the hotel. Right aside the walking and cycling path along the beautiful Wildwood Crest shore. Maintenance employee like Jose is a very nice person. Well maintained hotel and it shows everywhere. I liked that pier that overlooks the largest sand beach in front. Two good elevators to get from the third to the basement parking floor. I liked everything at this hotel and would not hesitate a second to book it again for my next vacations in the Wildwoods. Sandy was very nice in recommending where to go in the close area for my daily walking. I followed her recommendation and went near the Hereford inlet old lughthouse. It was the start of a new remise en forme well needed for me. Thank you Sandy , and Sorry to have leave early not being able to see you and say a proper good bye.

Excellent stay, very clean, comfortable and cozy. Great views of ocean, friendly staff. Enjoyed the fire pit and meeting new people. Room was perfect and beds ,pillows and blankets perfect. Will book again.

Amazing stay. Every person working there is SO . nice, friendly and welcoming. The restaurant had great breakfast and excellent staff/service. Rooms were great too. . We will definitely be back!!!!!!!

I don't think that I can stay anywhere else in Wildwood now - nothing will compare to this beautiful hotel. It is so clean and well maintained. The decor is beautiful. The pool was salt water and heated - the kids had a blast! We will be back for sure!

I've been coming to Wildwood Crest since the early 1960's when the Pan American was built. At the time it differed from the Doo Wop motels of the era being much more upscale and having a unique airline theme. The hotel has been in a class of its own and has remained classy compared to all the more modern motels that were built afterwards together with a glut of condos further down the Crest. The entire staff provides 1st class service including at the on premises bistro. The large circular pool , sunning decks, fire pit, private balconies with great ocean views and parking garage adds to a very relaxing and enjoyable stay!

I spent two weeks in Wildwood this summer. One at the Pan American Hotel and then the other place. What a difference staying at the Pan American! Being as I stayed two places within a span of a couple of weeks, it made me appreciate the difference. The first difference I noticed is how CLEAN the PanAm is. It even smells clean(not like chemicals). You can tell who works for the hotel as they are dressed in the same attire. The rooms are spotless, towels clean and fluffy and they still put out the soaps, shampoo, and conditioner. The staff is friendly and attentive. If you have questions or concerns they address them immediately. They go out of their way to make you stay enjoyable. PanAm is the only place I will be staying from now on.

We have stayed numerous places in Wildwood and Wildwood Crest over the past 30 years+, and the Pan American is by far the best. Excellent staff,rooms amenities and location. Rooms are clean, comfortable and pleasant to stay in. Nice ocean view and wonderfully heated pool. Definitely would and will stay here again.

I am handicapped and the hotel kept asking if there was anything they could do for us. I left an important book to me there and they mailed it back and would not let me pay them back. This is definitely a 5 star hotel. I have been going there over 10 years and I will return as long as I am able.

I’ve been coming to Wildwood since being a small child and recently spent the weekend at the Pan American in “the bunk-bed room”. It was a wonderful trip! Pool and ocean views, directly on the beach and within walking distance to the boardwalk, and even the Piers if you’re up for a little distance. I haven’t stayed everywhere, but I’ve been in my fair share of motels, hotels, and rental homes and this was the best. Everything was clean, the pool was outrageous, and the staff was incredibly friendly. We had family staying in the Penthouse (spectacular!!) and got to watch the fireworks from the outstanding rooftop terrace. Betsy was a doll at checkout and had so many nice things to say about my kids which is always appreciated. The room was perfect for a family, my 5 year old slept in the very-secure top bunk, while we were able to keep our 1 year old separate from us in the kitchenette/living area in a pack-n-play. We all loved it and will be back!

This is a beautiful hotel situated on the beach in Wildwood Crest. My wife has been going there since it first opened in 1964. My only criticism of the hotel has to do with attitudes and lack of customer orientation. While we've gone to the Pan Am frequently for many years, our reception has seldom been warm and welcoming. In fact it is usually quite impersonal. This latest 6 day stay saw us arriving about 2:30pm on Sunday. We asked if our north side room could possibly be changed for a south side one over the pool. The clerk behind the desk told us there were none available without even checking his system. The hotel turned out to be lightly occupied since it ist was the latter part of September. When we asked if our room was ready, he told us check in is not until 3pm...once again without checking. As I said it was about 2:30pm. The hotel offers a coffee service which would be a nice touch if it did not terminate before 7:30am. After then you're told to get your coffee from Alosi which is the onsite restaurant. This appeared to me to be an attempt to force guests to use Alosi. The first morning I went in to this restaurant with two coffee glasses only to be told it would be $10 for our coffee. That's ridiculous and I'm hardly a cheap guy. We went to Wawa. I would think with long term customers especially that management would want to go out of their way to make these loyal customers feel welcome. Basic staff training would ensure that. That has never been my experience at this hotel. While the accommodations are lovely, I feel like I'm nothing more than a credit card or cash to this establishment. This incidently is after using The Pan American for over 40 years.

Ocean Ave Wildwood Crest NJ

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Wildwood Boardwalk
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Wildwood Boardwalk is within a 5-minute walk of Oceanfront Pan American Hotel while other popular sites like Wildwood Convention Center are within a mile (2 km). This 78-room, 3.5-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi.


Enjoy a bite to eat at Alosi's Restaurant, the hotel's onsite restaurant.


All 78 air-conditioned rooms feature balconies, microwaves, and refrigerators. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels and DVD players. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Safes, phones, and ironing boards are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests staying at Oceanfront Pan American Hotel enjoy an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a meeting room, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a terrace.

Room options

Deluxe Hotel Room with 2 Queen Beds and Day Bed

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Ocean Front Efficiency 1st Floor

Queen 1 | Sleeps 5

Efficiency with One Queen Bed and Pullout Sofa

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Ocean Front Efficiency with King bed

King 1 | Sleeps 6

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

89.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 660 reviews

Oceanfront Pan American Hotel

5901 Ocean Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260
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