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Where to Stay in The Wildwoods

Where to Stay in The Wildwoods

This area offers a wide variety of lodging options including hotels, motels, inns and guesthouses. There are also plenty of opportunities for  condo and home rentals for weekly, monthly and seasonal stays. Regardless of whether you wish to stay in vibrant North Wildwood, bustling Wildwood, cozy Wildwood Crest or swanky Diamond Beach, you are sure to find something to suit your tastes.




The hotels here range from large, to small. There are sprawling beachfront resorts. There are smaller mid-century motels built in the iconic “doo wop” style for which this town is so famous. Hotels are scattered throughout the island, but many are concentrated around the boardwalk in Wildwood City.

hotel-icona-diamond-beachThe hotels range from higher end options such as the Icona Diamond Beach, to smaller motels that have seen better days. Most of the hotels and motels on the island offer pools and other amenities and are well within walking distance of the boardwalk, shops and restaurants.




Wildwood offers overnight travelers the option of staying in quaint bed and breakfast inns as well as privately owned apartment and guesthouses. These accommodations are located throughout the island, but many are close to the beach and boardwalk and offer a variety of amenities. The bed and breakfast lodgings tend to be in older, historic homes. Guesthouses and apartments range from large complexes with pools to smaller, more intimate B&B type houses.




Camping is always an option for those who wish to have a more rustic experience. Many campgrounds are located off-island along Route 9.



Home Rentals:

Most renters will go through traditional real estate agencies to rent condos and houses, however there is a growing number of options appearing online. Websites such as Vacation Rental By Owner (VRBO), Home Away and even AirBNB are starting to show options for weekly and, at times, shorter stays via website.

Where do you stay? If you would like to make a recommendation or share information about your favorite hotel, motel, inn or rental, please leave your reply below, or contact us if you have an interesting story about where you stayed in The Wildwoods.

To learn more about The Wildwoods, please follow the links below:

“Wild, Wild Wildwood Days” – All About The Wildwoods
History of The Wildwoods
The Wildwoods Beach Information
Where to Eat in The Wildwoods
Things to Do in The Wildwoods


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