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Water's Edge Ocean Resort

5600 Beach and Buttercup Rd, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260
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#8 of 67 hotels in Wildwood Crest
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Looking for a place to stay in Wildwood Crest? Then look no further than Water's Edge Ocean Resort, a family-friendly motel that brings the best of Wildwood Crest to your doorstep.

Waters Edge Ocean Resort is a family-friendly motel offering a flat screen TV, a kitchenette, and a refrigerator in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

The motel features sun umbrellas, outdoor furniture, and a sun terrace. Plus, guests can enjoy a pool, which has made this a popular choice among travellers visiting Wildwood Crest. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

If you like seafood restaurants, Water`s Edge Ocean Hotel is conveniently located near The Fish Factory, Admiral's Table Restaurant, and Coastal Blue Oceanside Bar & Grill.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Water's Edge Ocean Resort as you experience everything Wildwood Crest has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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michaelsburnett wrote a review Aug 2021
14 contributions12 helpful votes
The Water’s Edge is our home away from home. Absolutely friendly and helpful staff. From a dining suggestion to an activity. We feel very secure here. Welcome the ability to have the pool in the early hours to ourselves and be just across the street from the ocean and 3 blocks from the Boardwalk, as well as the ability to walk to favorite restaurants. This is OUR place to stay in the Wildwoods.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: Rooms overlooking pool is always our choice.
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Response from Diane Ranalli, General Manager at Water's Edge Ocean Resort
Responded 22 Aug 2021
Michael, Thank you for the kind words. We enjoy our wonderful guests and it is always a pleasure to have you stay with us. Have a safe and healthy Winter, The Water's Edge Motel
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Mary H wrote a review Aug 2021
Easton, Maryland55 contributions44 helpful votes
My entire family including our new great granddaughter stay at the Water's Edge every year. The owner and all the employees are awesome to deal with and go out of their way to make your stay pleasant. The property is kept updated and clean. If you need anything, all you have to do is call the front desk or grab the maid. Every year there is a new update such as carpet, furniture, appliances, etc. Our family has been staying here for many years and we will not go anywhere else. This is our home away from home for vacation. Thank you so much Water's Edge. We will see you again next year.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: the higher the floor, the better the view.
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Response from Diane Ranalli, General Manager at Water's Edge Ocean Resort
Responded 22 Aug 2021
Mary, We are so glad you were able to get away and enjoy a vacation with your family. Thank you also for the kind words on the updating. Every year we try to update as much as we can and it is always nice to get positive feedback. Have a great rest of the year, The Water's Edge Motel
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Helen M wrote a review Aug 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Another wonderful vacation at Water’s Edge Ocean Resort. This resort is so clean, staff is helpful and friendly. Steps to the boardwalk. 2nd year staying here, will be back again. Ocean front suites are great.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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jennekepay wrote a review Aug 2021
Brewster, New York3 contributions
The hotel is in a great location but for the price we paid we were disappointed. We paid $2100 for four nights and expected more. The hotel was very dated. It was clean inside but outside the elevator was dirty and could use a good cleaning. The hotel is ocean front so I thought it would be close to the ocean. The ocean is actually across the street and it’s a really wide beach so you have quite a walk. This can be a problem if you have someone who has trouble walking which was the case in our group. There is a BBQ pit outside ny the pool area with no instructions on how to use it. I finally asked someone sho was able to help me. The lighter that you need to start the BBQ also wasn’t working. Also the unit came with two bathroom but only one bathroom had a hairdryer. Would have been nice to have two hairdryers since there were nine people in our group. The staff was pleasant. For the money we spent in my option the place is not worth it.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Diane Ranalli, General Manager at Water's Edge Ocean Resort
Responded 22 Aug 2021
Jenny, We are very sorry you were disappointed with your stay at the resort. Two blowdryers are provided in all units. If you needed another item for the room, call the front office and we would be glad to provide anything needed. We are a family-run business and try our best to update as much as we can every year. This year has been tough since we are short of help and supplies are hard to come by. We don't have any control over how large the beach is, but the Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol provides assistance if needed. You should've come into the front office and provided these suggestions as we are always open to them to help make the resort the best it can be. We do hope to enjoyed your grandkids surprising you and it wasn't a complete disappointment. Thank you for your understanding.
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Dave L wrote a review Aug 2021
Mahopac, New York27 contributions2 helpful votes
Ignore any bad reviews, which are usually from disgruntled people who think the world revolves around them. We were VERY happy with our stay! We've stayed at a bunch of other hotels in Wildwood & this one is the BEST. Staff very friendly & accommodating, room was very clean & more spacious than the pictures show. It was on 4th floor, balcony overlooking the beach. Room had 2 double beds & a fold-open couch. They were as comfortable as can be for a hotel, and a/c was working great. Kitchen area had all you needed for a short stay (coffee machine, microwave, fridge, stove & sink. plenty of utensils & plates/glasses. Outdoor patio/deck, which is small but private (nobody walking across your room) overlooks the beach - great view! Pool was great, and next to it was a small game area where you can play ping-pong, pool or just chill while grilling dinner. Upper deck is by far the largest patio/sun-deck area of all the hotels, with plenty of lounge chairs, chairs, tables with umbrellas - just a great view overlooking the beach. 1 block north is start of the boardwalk, which is great. In the past, we've had to walk 10 or 15 minutes just to get to it. Fresh fruit truck comes by several times a day, which is great. Right next door is a Bagel Time café (bottom level of adjacent hotel) - great food there. And, Water's edge has it's own built-in ice-cream parlor! Overall, we absolutely loved this place & will be returning the next time we go to Wildwood.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: Book the room early - by end of winter to get good room.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Water's Edge Ocean Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Water's Edge Ocean Resort?
Nearby attractions include Mulligan's Shore Bar and Grill (0.3 km) and Wild Ocean Surf Shop (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Water's Edge Ocean Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Water's Edge Ocean Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Water's Edge Ocean Resort?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Water's Edge Ocean Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Water's Edge Ocean Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Britton's Gourmet Bakery, Bandanas Mexican Grille, and Little Italy Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Water's Edge Ocean Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Water's Edge Ocean Resort located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Wildwood Crest.
Are there any historical sites close to Water's Edge Ocean Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum (7.9 km) and Historic Cold Spring Village (7.4 km).
Does Water's Edge Ocean Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Water's Edge Ocean Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.