Just got back from vacation! Didn't like the reviews I read about bad service and what not! I thought it was a great place to stay. employees were very nice and helpful. The place was clean, just a little dust build up in the rooms. Wiped right off with a rag! Pool was clean compared to other motels! Our friends stayed at the tuscany the same week that we stayed at the Cardinal and could not believe how clean our room and the pool were. I went to see were they were staying and it was "DIRTY"! and the pool had a film floating around it! We will def stay at the Cardinal AGAIN!!
The cardinal is like the best motel around to stay with great prices. I went every year to the Cardinal with my family growing up, and now that I am a wife with a husband and child we come here every year also. I've been staying at the Cardinal for like 20 yrs. and service is great and it is a great family motel. Would highly recommend staying here.
Well I had mad reservations over 2 months ago and requested poolside on the lowest possible floor. When we got there we got the other side of the building 2nd floor and when I said I requested pool they said well we dont have any available right now. Friday night we decided to stay in and relax since we knew it was gonna be a busy weekend. At 930 was out talking to a few people staying at the hotel when the old women running the place came around and said could you keep your voices down and started to actually move our chairs. There was not 1 person being loud meanwhile there was a keg party on the other side. Next day maid came in didn't clean anything didn't take trash nothing! Its ashame because I have stayed here before but after this weekend I would not even recommend this place. God forbid you have kids thats a whole nother story and the pool is open till only 7 when the others are open to 11. Grill hours till 630. Most people are just walking back at that time.
I have been staying at the Cardinal Motel for almost 30 years. My parents began taking me as a baby and I have continued to go each summer since. I love Wildwood and the Cardinal is a huge part of that. The staff is very friendly. Everything is very clean. The pool is wonderful. Being three blocks from the beach and boardwalk is awesome! Very reasonable rates. They have gone above and beyond to give us the room we ask for each year. I have so many amazing memories in Wildwood at the Cardinal Motel. I would never stay anywhere else and would highly recommend it! *****
i stayed at this motel a few years ago.i love it. im trying to get a room for beachblast weekend and they arent answering when we call or leave messages.does anyone know how we can get a hold of them.
i just saw the reviews and and a bit upset with some negative comments i read. First of all this is one of the cleanest hotel i have ever been in. And the staff (which is all family) are the nicest and sweetest people ever. Their pool is cleaned daily, and lot is constantly being kept after. As for the cleaning service, it is done by an outside cleaning service (to my knowlege) as are the majority of your high class hotels worldwide (and by the way i never had a dirty room yet). And as far as the updating (it is late 60's early 70's) but i think of it as a restores classic car, old but in great shape. And that is one of the biggest reasons we (wife and 2 children) have been coming here for over 15 yrs. It is the old school hotel atmosphere. And it is only 3 blocks from the beach. But if you want to be closer and pay much more and have an updated hotel that is your choice. But once again these people and their hotel are great and very clean and a great price (rates have been unchanged like forever) !!! and to the cardinal staff we love coming here to vacation thanks for making us feel at home and god bless all of you !!!
My parents stay here at least 6 times a season (Houtz's) and we love it!! Yes, you can stay at a newer hotel for twice as much as you would pay to stay here. The owner and her sons are great and take great pride of the hotel and guests. Close to the beach and boardwalk. Highly recommended!!!
our family visit's the cardinal every year we love it..they r cheep n they keep the place clean.. we go back every year and wouldnt stay any where else. the staff is very nice and they care about their motel.
I read the posts on this page and was amazed at the bad experiences. Yes, the place is outdated, but so are many of the other motels in the area. Rates are great, the staff was helpful and funny, and the rooms were fine.
The room we stayed in was someone dated (late 70s?), but very nice, and you can tell that the owners care about their property. We had just come over from the Surf 16, which was HORRIBLE, and twice as expensive as this place. We were very lucky to have come upon this motel; the price was right, and it is right in the middle of everything.
Amenities:Whirlpool (In Room). Telephone. In Room Wireless Internet Access (Free). Coffee Maker. In Room Broadband Internet Access (Free). Television. Balcony/Terrace.
Non Smoking Rooms. Air Conditioning (In Room). Microwave Oven. Kitchen/Kitchenette. Fan. Daily Maid Service. Hair Dryer. Hot Water. Radio/Alarm ...
Amenities:Telephone. Microwave Oven. Hot Water. In Room Wireless Internet Access (Free). Kitchen/Kitchenette. Daily Maid Service. Non Smoking Rooms. Television. Refrigerator.
Coffee Maker. Air Conditioning (In Room). Television (Cable/Satellite). Private bathroom. In Room Wireless Internet Access. Hotel ...