I wanted to go back to the Rio after not going for years and I googled it and its a big empty lot????
I can still see the corner foundation of the room we would stay in.
very corner 1st and second floor.
very san,,, Wildwood will never be the same now,
The little statue and burro were always right outside our room.
My family been going there since 1969. I grew up there. The oldtimers knew my dad (gone now 7 years) "John Pistek" My best to the Aspenburg family. P.S. I met alot of girls there lol. made lots a friends parties ect.
I was just told this past weekend that the Rio was torn down for Condos. I couldn't believe it. We have not been down to Wildwood for the past few years due to family conflicts but that was the only hotel we had ever stayed in from the time we took our quadruplets to their very first ocean vacation when they were about 5 years old. I remember they didn't even come close to seeing over the counter when we arrived to check in. By our last visit when they were 12 or 13 they could definitely be seen across the counter.
It saddens me to know that we will not be able to visit the Rio as a family ever again. With the kids all going off to college next year those memories of the 6 of us in our 'suite' on the third floor will be all we have left of our earlier days with our children and our yearly beach visit. We do have pictures as well to keep those memories alive.
Best of Luck to all of you. We hope this is a new adventure for you and your staff and that the future will be a good one.
Kathy, Rich, James, Gregory, Jessica, David Haklar
came down for 2006 valentines day package and it was great piped in oldies music,dinner and breakfast ,bottle of wine fresh roses and a box of chocolates,that was just the perks.been going to wildwood for 30 years,and this is a great place to stay.clean oderless room and the service was super very warm,will be going back again. mike c
I loved everything about wildwood. My family and I never had such a great vacation until we went to wildwood to bad it was to short. we wanted to stay longer but we had to go back to work. Hopefully this year we stay longer... Its a great place to go with friends and family. Its nice quiet no one to disturb you at all. It was the best time i ever had.
We have been staying at the Rio for the past 8 years when we comw in from Pittsburgh to the Firefighter's Convention every year. We are going to miss the convenience of having everything in one place. Restaraunt, pool, view, and the entertainment every night! It will be hard to find a place that compares! Just came back from the convention last week and stayed at a hotel up towards the north end of the boardwalk. Could not compare to the freindly, homey atmosphere of the Rio. We did stop at the Pink Cadillac Diner and say Hello to everyone, though! I recommend everyone stop at the Pink Cadillac. It's very reasonably priced!
The Rio Motel will be greatly misssed be me and my family, we came to look upon alot of the staff as family members .I hope everything works out for them in their new jobs .WildWood will not be the same for me and my family now that they are gone. I did go on vacation this week and it just did not seem the same to my family staying someplace else , you just cant replace a place you considered a second home for alot of years . But on the bright side , if you want to find the staff of the Rio cafe they are now at a resturant called the Pink Cadillac . I will always remember the wonderful times I had there with a great bunch of caring people
My fiance and I have been going to Wildwood for the past three years. Last year, we stayed at Rio for the first time. It is very convenient from the highway. It is literally one of the first hotels you reach as you enter Wildwood. Rio is about a block away from the start of the beach (the walk to the ocean is LONG from the begining!). It is about 3-4 blocks away from the begining/end of the boardwalk. I prefer something closer to the middle of the boardwalk as opposed to a few blocks away. We had an ocean view room with a balcony. The room itself was very clean but was very small. It was barely big enough for the two of us. There is no counter space. So if you come with food or snacks, be sure to bring a cooler or extra bags to store it. The ocean view is deceiving. You are directly above Atlantic ave so there is a fair amount of noise due to the traffic and the pedestrians walking right below. Do not expect a quiet, private room. Because the beach is so far away from the shore, your view of the ocean is barely visible. The extra price for ocean view is definately not worth it. We wished we had gotten a standard room. Overall, I do recommend Rio, but not the ocean view.
My wife and her family have been going there for 25 years. When I first met my wife, she insisted that we had to stay at the Rio. We have been going there for 6 years, a couple of times a year. We are saddened to see it close. The staff was very friendly, kind, and remembered us from year to year. The rooms were always clean as well as the grounds kept very nice. Alot of milestones have been met at this hotel for my wife over her years. We have always requested and was fortunate to have Room 307 every time we stayed there. The balcony view was superb. It was always a sense of relief knowing what to except when traveling the parkway for our "getaways" at the RIO. Now I am feeling a little uncertaintity not knowing where to stay or what to expect. We wish the Rio family best wishes in the future and thank them for a job well done.
Bill J. Abate
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