by Caroline Costello
Adventurer Oceanfront Inn offers affordability and heaps of family-friendly amenities for travelers heading to the Jersey Shore’s Wildwood. In addition, the inn’s location is a big bonus! Adventurer Inn is set right in front of the beach, and it’s just a stone’s throw from the Wildwood boardwalk. Families staying in oceanfront rooms will enjoy beautiful views of the sea — and they can check out conditions on the beach right from their balcony before they hit the sand.
The inn offers lots of amenities that cater to vacationing kids and parents, from efficiency rooms with kitchens and dining areas to onsite laundry facilities to a game room, not to mention a heated beachfront pool with a separate kid’s pool, so it makes sense that families are flocking here.
Our Editor Loves
- Excellent beachfront location
- Rooms with kitchenettes
- Free parking
- Theme Park
- Water Parks
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Game Room
- Kids' Pool
- Onsite Dining
Find the Best Price for Your Stay
The sheer range of rooms available at Adventurer Inn makes finding the right accommodations for your family a breeze. Crib and cot rentals can be arranged by contacting the front desk.
There are two-, three-and four-room suites with oceanfront, ocean-view and poolside views. Suites are ideal for large families as they provide plenty of privacy with separate rooms and multiple bathrooms (depending on suite selection). In addition, the suites' kitchenettes, which feature full-size refrigerators, pots and pans, stoves, and more, are a great option for budget-minded families looking to cook their own meals.
The guestrooms on the first floor, which have either one king bed or two queen beds in a single room, and are the cheapest option. There is a mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker and a flat screen television.
Room amenities include private balconies (on all rooms), maid service, climate control and cable TV. The elevators can be a bit slow, which is something to keep in mind when selecting a room on any higher-level floors. Free Wi-Fi is also available in the rooms.
Although I was very pleased with this hotel, I gave it four stars instead of five because it was my first time here. I always like to leave room to go up or down in my review when I return. The hotel and grounds were clean and well cared for. The room was clean and very comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful. Being right across from the beach and next to the boardwalk was perfect! I will be back!
by Paula M
By far this is this best place I have ever stayed at. Chris & Mary were very accommodating. The suite was nice and clean. No stupid fan in the bathroom that blows the shower curtain in the bathtub while you are showering. Nice fluffy soft towels, Unlike the ones you usually get the little rough towels that are not much bigger than a dish towel. They even provide pool towels! There’s a little breakfast/lunch place and a workout room. Very convenient. The beach is right in front of you and so is the boardwalk. I hope to stay there again next year.
Paula M. , Clifton Heights PA
Families are only steps away from the wide beaches of Wildwood and the Atlantic Ocean.
Hit the beachfront pool and you'll feel like a Wildwood V.I.P. It's in the perfect location right next to the ocean, so you can check out the action on the beach without getting all sandy. The heated pool is surrounded by plenty of comfy lounge chairs, and there's a separate kid's pool for youngsters.
Keeping with Wildwood's vintage theme, the Adventurer Inn's game room features fun, classic arcade-style video games. It's a great place for older kids and teens to get some energy out on a rainy day.
Head to Green's Bike Rentals, located adjacent to the inn for hourly bike and surry rentals. Biking is permitted on the boardwalk until 11 a.m.
Adventurer Pancake and Family Restaurant
The views are great at the Adventurer Inn's oceanfront restaurant, the Adventurer Pancake and Family Restaurant, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There's no breakfast buffet here in the morning, but families can choose from favorites like eggs, bacon and, of course, pancakes! The Adventurer Pancake and Family Restaurant is popular with families regardless of whether or not they're guests at the hotel -- locals and Wildwood visitors who aren't staying at the Adventurer Inn frequent the eatery. This restaurant does have a kids' menu.
There's only one onsite restaurant at the inn, but a variety of restaurant options on the boardwalk are just a short walk (or tram car ride) away.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
The front desk staff at the Adventurer Inn is friendly and welcoming, so families should feel free asking questions about local activities and attractions. There's a big case of brochures featuring things to do in the area in the lobby, which is helpful if you need activity ideas.
If you're booking a suite with a kitchenette, you can stock up at the Acme supermarket (5300 Park Boulevard), which is located just a short drive away from the Adventurer Inn. There's also a Wawa (418 West Rio Grande Avenue) nearby that sells hoagies, soda, snacks and prepackaged foods like sandwiches and fruit.
Coin-operated laundry facilities are available on site.
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available.
The Art of Smart Timing
Room rates vary by season. You'll get the cheapest rates by traveling in spring or fall. Of course, summer rates are most expensive. Book rooms well in advance for best availability, especially during warm-weather weekends.
Atlantic City International Airport is about 45 minutes from the hotel.
The Adventurer Inn provides free parking for one car per room; this is wonderful to have on summer weekends when virtually every parking spot in town appears full. Wildwood is a great town to walk or bike through as well.
For Mom and Dad
The adults will love the calming sound of the ocean from your beachfront room.