Bel-Air Motel
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Bel-Air Motel

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#46 of 63 hotels in Wildwood Crest
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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Welcome to Bel-Air Motel, your Wildwood Crest “home away from home.” Bel-Air Motel aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer air conditioning and a refrigerator, and you can stay connected during your stay as Bel-Air Motel offers guests free internet access.

Plus, Bel-Air Motel offers a pool and an on-site restaurant, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

While you’re here, be sure to check out Bandanas Mexican Grille, one of the Mexican restaurants that can be found in Wildwood Crest, which is a short distance from Bel-Air Motel.

Bel-Air Motel puts the best of Wildwood Crest at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Internet
Pool
Outdoor pool
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Location

5510 Ocean Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260-4324
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Kristine F wrote a review Jun 2023
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed Saturday and Sunday night for BCMF the service from the owners was amazing the motel is dated as many are but the towels were great linens were good the bed could have been softer for my liking and I would have liked an exhaust fan in the bathroom for the shower steam. But we had a great time met some amazing people at the pool cooked dinners on the grill together as a group and very much enjoyed our stay. I will stay here again!
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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erich1047 wrote a review Jun 2021
Teaneck, New Jersey
5.0 of 5 bubbles
06/09/21 - 06/14/21 - We have been coming down here since 2007, for the American Legion Convention. This place was recommended to us. To us Steve and the staff keep the place clean and up to date. We always try to see what changes were made or added. The pool looked great with a fresh coat of paint. We always get the same rooms every year. This is a Doo Wop Motel that was built in 1956, so it's not going have all the what the newer motels or hotels or condos would have. This motel is in Wildwood Crest, there is the Boardwalk 2 blocks away. Places to eat are just around the corner. We will be back next year and yes, we recommend this place.
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Chrissy wrote a review Jul 2021
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This motel was recommended to us by a close family friend. It’s very reasonable in price, the staff is extremely friendly, the pool was a lot of fun, and it’s very close to the beach and boardwalk. We had a wonderful time thank you.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jimmy N wrote a review Aug 2022
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My family has been coming to Wildwood do over 30 years never had a bad experience with a motel we aren't coming back, to this place and most of the regulars aren't either based on conversations. The new management made it extremely inhospitable and unwelcoming. It's not cleaned regularly and it's overall a very poor experience.
When we got there, we checked in early was told maid was cleaning room now would be ready soon the room wasn't ready until after 3 and the manager told us that we needed to pay an extra $156 a night because we added an extra day. This was the cost and they wouldn’t make us change room as originally planned. I would rather of changed rooms than pay more per night for reservation already made The room we get sleeps 6 we had 5 and our invoice included 5 guests.
I was told we could park our second vehicle at night for free when complaining about the extra rate charged to credit card and second deposit took morning of check in because we added a night we had to repay a deposit unheard of so basically I said to Owner Lucy your charging us $1000 for one night then her husband jumped out of a door and said yes you have to pay more for each night it’s new reservation I was told I could not obtain a new invoice they didn’t have a printer I asked for email and was told no I would be given a breakup by 2pm I said I would like breakdown at 3pm I had to go to office e to find Lucy who called her daughter in therefore I could not argue with her.
That night her husband left me a voicemail I could part my car for extra 100 a night I said I’d rather pay a meter. That I wasn’t paying there unauthorized upgrade price either I had already called my credit card company they laughed. I wonder if their laughing now my credit card company reimbursed for original and only invoice provided to me like I advised them.

Our sofa bed wasn't supplied with sheets, even though we had people who needed to sleep there. There were definitely not enough towels given daily only 3 when the reservation was made for 5 we had to ask for towels.
So on top of Having to almost beg the staff for towels, we received maid service once even though we asked for it daily.
The pool was cleaned every morning. They didn't test the Ph, and just poured gallons of chlorine in one corner.

I do not think they know how to run a motel, and the quality of the Bel Air has gone down. We will not be coming back, and you should not come here. It feels like they are trying to pay off motel after the summer with all extra surprise charges for guests after checking in dam well knowing it was hard to find other accommodations.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Chuck T wrote a review Jul 2022
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
I have stayed at this hotel for 41 of my 43 years. I have been through 3 previous hotel owners, all of whom were professional, cleanly, and made our experience wonderful. The new owners, as of spring 2022, have turned the Bel-Air into a place I never want to return to. Although the website still says daily maid service, this is no longer true. We had to beg daily for towels, washcloths, and toilet paper. We emptied our own trash and borrowed the vacuum to clean up our room. I brought lots of quarters to run laundry like I usually do (website still says second floor laundry). I had to ask the manager (sister of owner) to move the cart and unlock the door. She told me to wait, while she put towels in 1 of the 2 washers. Those towels were still in that washer 2 days later. My husband and brother in law ended up doing laundry the rest of the week at the local laundry mat. Never mind that it wasn’t heated, I was especially worried about allowing my kids and their cousins in the pool. Steve used to clean it daily. It was not cleaned the entire week I was there. I finally asked about it and the manager said she’d send her young daughter out, if she wasn’t busy. She never came out. My 12 year old used the pool net to clean out the dead bugs floating on top. However, my bald husband swam up out of the water with long strands of hair on his head. That pool needs cleaned…with a skimmer vacuum on the bottom and sides of the pool…using correct amounts of chemicals. People are going to get infections - ears, eyes, skin. She obviously has no idea how to run a motel. One of the palm trees was missing it’s leaves. We found the rusted pieces laying beside the ping pong table, just asking to give some competitive player tetanus when they accidentally step back onto it. We like sitting outside our room for meals, but I did not enjoy sitting beside dirty sheets for 3 days. Please see photos that were taken over our week long stay.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Melanie M wrote a review Sept 2022
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I am sad to say that I will not be returning to this once perfect motel. My family and I have been coming here for so many years. We returned because of the excellent care of the business and work ethic of Steve the previous owner. Steve and his staff were always working hard and cared a lot about the Bel Air. Now the new owners have created such a messy, dirty and unorganized motel in such little time. It was sad to experience.
The inside of the rooms are still very clean and kept well cared for by the friendly and hard working room service employees and that is the only positive thing I can say about this motel.
The pictures I took throughout the week will show the mess my family and I had to sit with the entire 7 nights we stayed. Day 2 I asked why there was a huge pile of laundry stacked in the pool area and the response was "it's getting picked up tomorrow" it sat there for the majority of our stay. That pile also sat in a rain storm to get wet and then develop mold and mildew. I wouldn't want to sleep on those sheets and use those towels after that.
The pool was never cleaned or serviced that I saw. It was always cloudy, had lots of sand in the kid part and desperately needed someone to skim the top. When I asked the rude women at the desk when was the last time the pool was cleaned her response was so out of line. She accused me of already writing a negative review about the place and said none of it was true. I write reviews after my stay and wait and try to tell my concerns to the staff and hope they get resolved. All of my complaints to the owner were ignored and she really did not care. Well here is my one and only review of this motel. A trash dump as I would best describe and will probably get worse. All pictures of the mess are included. Flies around the garbage bags near my door were fun to sit with the last evening.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Maria H wrote a review Aug 2023
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
2.0 of 5 bubbles
If you have very limited funds, and cost is the primary driver without regard to comfort, then by all means I would say to book a stay. The room was clean and there were adequate towels. That unfortunately, is the extent of any positive comments on my stay. The bathroom is really tiny; I cannot honestly see how a large person can take care of their "hygienic needs". Further, the toilet flow, as well as the shower, is simply horrible. You must flush multiple times to ensure the toilet is cleared. The shower pressure is so poor I decided not to wash my hair because of the inadequacy of the water stream. The two full size beds have one very cheap pillow per person, requiring you to fold it to avoid neck pain. The pool was not cleaned by any staff during the two days we were there. For some reason, the staff stores exterior ladders right up against their outdoor ping pong table, a safety hazard in my opinion. The owners were polite at check-in, but they were not very visible during the day so I can't comment on them otherwise. While somewhat nit-picky, be careful where you park your car in the spaces they provide. The lines are so close, the driver has to pull out before any others can get into your vehicle - alot of scratched doors...on our last morning, we opened our draw curtains to see an opossum sitting on top of the outdoor grills. tells me something about garbage removal as opossums are scavengers. I failed to do my research before booking, don't make the same mistake.
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Date of stay: August 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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StanT1952 wrote a review Jan 2023
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We had stayed at the Bel Air for close to 20 years. Previous owner Steve and his staff did a marvelous job of maintaining the motel . Everything always well kept , clean , lots of towels, pool sparkling .
Now garbage stacked up ,cans overflowing, pool is green with dirt and algae growing in it ,no heater,no filter and no one has a clue how to operate it..
I had always paid Steve cash ,this year when I arrived I found they had already charged my old credit card which Steve had on file ,without ever telling me !!.
No room service ,which I can live with but only 2 bath towels ,2 hand towels and 2 wash cloths. LOL. Sandy the previous employed maid would have the bathroom stocked full ! .
So pool too filthy to use ,dirty laundry stacked up by pool table so on to the gas grills . Which didn't want to work but I discovered why ,THE GAS WAS TURNED OFF BUT I knew how to turn it on ,last to 20 years with Steve. Ignitors didn't work but I had lighter..
Location and rooms were the only good thing . We helped ourselves to towels from the maids cart since they didn't use it
At check out I asked about reservations for next year 2023 ,just out of curiosity ,and I was told to go online in 2023 with Booking.com
BUT I'd be afraid to go back .Filthy pool and my wife loved the pool when Steve took care of it .
OH and when people came to check in or look ing for a room ,the new people stated some unheard of high prices to these poor people.I talked to to different couples and they were charged hundreds of dollars different from us and each other
I can not imagine recommending this motel to anyone . I'd love to go back but after 20 years to see this trash and hear the way people were treated ,NO ,Never again.
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Date of stay: September 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Go elese where
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Thomas N wrote a review 16 Jul
1.0 of 5 bubbles
this place is just horrible they have the audacity to charge $320 a night. this place is not worth $150 a night thats what happends when you dont do your homework....do yourself and your family a favor dont stay at this dump. they have many other places to stay in wildwood that are much nicer
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Date of stay: July 2024
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: find other places even if you have to walk a mile
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Romaine L wrote a review Jul 2022
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We have been going to this motel for Ten years we found out there were new Owners, but we thought let's try to see if everything the same we understand everything not going to be the same but never thought things would be this bad. We checked in for three days we checked out this morning we will never go back again. I have attached pictures showing towel rack in the bathroom that was once always filled now empty, Trash in our room that was not once emptied the three days we were there they never cleaned our room I went into the main office they told we had to ask them. Pool was dirty Main office hours on door say 8:30 AM until 10:00 PM it was now 10:00 AM this morning and people were checking out and nobody there to drop off their key so all of the guest's just left their keys on the front step the couples we spoke to said it was their first and last time going there.
We are so sad we loved this place we will now look into a new place in the crest next year. Pictures on the Website make Property look so nice totally not nice.
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Go somewhere else
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ChristieNJ asked a question Feb 2017
Toms River, New Jersey7 contributions4 helpful votes
Does this motel have free wifi throughout?
Answer from Patrick D
Wildwood Crest, New Jersey, United States41 contributions7 helpful votes
Yes, it does. They are really nice people too.
Thomas N wrote a tip 16 Jul
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"find other places even if you have to walk a mile"
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StanT1952 wrote a tip Jan 2023
Williamsport, Pennsylvania8 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go elese where"
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Romaine L wrote a tip Jul 2022
4 contributions5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go somewhere else"
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David S wrote a tip Jun 2022
1 contribution6 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are no good rooms"
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Brenda T wrote a tip Jul 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"all good on 2nd floor where we were"
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Which popular attractions are close to Bel-Air Motel?
Nearby attractions include Mulligan's Shore Bar and Grill (0.2 km), Eddies Surf & Supply (0.4 km), and Wild Ocean Surf Shop (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bel-Air Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Bel-Air Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Bel-Air Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bel-Air Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Duffer's, Bandanas Mexican Grille, and Little Italy Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bel-Air Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Bel-Air Motel 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 Bel-Air Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Historic Cold Spring Village (7.5 km).
Is Bel-Air Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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