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TripAdvisor 2017 Travelers' Choice Award
13 Feb

Armada By-The-Sea Receives TripAdvisor’s 2017 Travelers’ Choice Award

The Armada By-the-Sea is very proud to announce that we have been awarded TripAdvisor’s 2017 Travelers’ Choice Award as one of the Top 25 Hotels for Families in the United States! 

This is a very special honor, as it is an award given to the top 1% of hotels reviewed on TripAdvisor each year. 

We are very pleased to receive this recognition, since our motto is that we strive to help families create memories one vacation at a time. There is nothing we love more than watching guests’ children grow up and begin vacationing with their own families at our oceanfront motel!

We could never have done this without our many guests who wrote us positive reviews and so we want to say thank you for sharing in this achievement with us!

If you’d like to help us maintain our streak of excellence, please leave us a review of your own!

If you’ve never stayed with us before, you may be wondering what makes the Armada the perfect destination for a family. Based on guests’ comments, here are a few reasons why families love returning to our motel year after year.

What Makes Armada By-The-Sea a Great Family-Friendly Hotel in Wildwood Crest, NJ

The Location

Band performing at concert in Centennial Park in Wildwood Crest NJThe Armada By-the-Sea boasts one of the best oceanfront locations in family-oriented Wildwood Crest, NJ.

Our central location affords us the convenience of being within walking distance to the famous Wildwood Boardwalk, while also being far enough away from the activity to enjoy the peace you long for on a beach getaway.

Being located next to Centennial Park allows guests to take advantage of the Crest’s free summer concert series, whether at the park while their children run free, or from the comfort of their balcony while their little ones are fast asleep in their room. And, of course, the wide open park guarantees that every room in our building enjoys a picturesque, unobstructed view of the beach and ocean.

Related: The Best Free Parking Near the Beach in Wildwood, NJ

The Beaches

The beaches in Wildwood Crest are ideal for families. While admittedly the walk to the ocean is long, the wide-open space makes the extra effort worthwhile. Extended families often set up tents and umbrellas and make it an all-day affair.

On the beach itself, there is plenty of room for football or wiffleball tournaments without disrupting other beach-goers. The powdery white sand is perfect for sandcastle-building and the gentle, gradual slope leading into the ocean is optimal for toddlers who are tentatively wading into the water.

The Cleanliness

One of the most frequent comments we receive is how clean our property is. To our joy, one guest wrote,

“The Armada is also as clean as you could ever hope for a hotel to be. Our four year old insists on wearing socks in the room and his white socks stayed white!!”

What more could a mom want during her vacation?

The Pool

Guests swimming in Armada By the Sea's oceanfront pool in Wildwood NJThe Armada’s pool is heated, sparkling clean and has a sunny southern exposure all day. Its two-feet-deep kiddie pool is ideal for babies and toddlers while the adjacent covered tables and lounge chairs allow parents to relax while their little ones safely play nearby. The pool-side complimentary BBQ grill provides the option to stay close to family while they swim as you prepare dinner.

At the Armada, You’re Family

The Armada is a family-run business. The first generation built the motel, the second generation now owns it, the third generation works there, and you’ll daily see the fourth generation in the pool. And when you stay at the Armada, you become like family.

Our staff knows our guests by name. The housekeepers remember your special requests. The guests love to talk football with the maintenance staff, who they also know by name. As guests return year after year, they develop relationships with other long-term guests. We’ve seen guests change their vacation dates to make sure they come the same time as new friends. Other guests visit each other mid-winter to hold themselves over until summer. Vacationing at the Armada truly is like coming home.

We look forward to becoming your new home away from home. Call today and join the family.

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