For generations of families, friends and beach lovers, the Matador Oceanfront Resort has been their vacation home away from home on the shores of Wildwood, New Jersey year after year. If you’ve never stayed with us, we invite you to learn more about the experience at our beloved hotel by seeing us through the eyes of your fellow travelers. Please check out the hotel reviews and videos below, then make plans to start your own chapter at The Matador.
What Our Guests are saying
"If you are looking for a place that prides itself on family fun, its the right place to be. You walk up the ramp and you are on the boardwalk. You sit on the deck at night and you are on a soothing vacation. Its that type of place that lends itself to what you make of it.
The rooms are clean and the care for the hotel decks and pool are great. There is always someone sweeping and doing chores. If you need something, you call. There has never been a time when you wait too long for anything. Maintenance and often the owners will run up to your room and do what they can to help. They really do care if your vacation is a pleasant one. On any day you will find the owners grandchildren or son walking around. There is always someone present. Its family owned and OPERATED. Just owning a place doesn’t matter if you don’t spend the time and monitor the facility. They do and believe me, even if something gets past them, it gets fixed as soon as they hear about it.
We go year after year and there is always a big smile and a great hello. The Matador may not have a spa or restaurant bar with umbrella drinks, but its a place that becomes familiar, like a home away from home for all its guests. Now if you are a true NJ shore vacationer, that’s what you truly want. Kick off your sandy shoes and relax, have fun or do whatever. The Matador offers the warmth of family vacation."
– The Quinn’s
"The Matador is everything to us. We’ve been vacationing twice every summer at the Matador for many years now. The staff is always at their utmost Best, and they can never do enough to make sure you have everything you need.
The convenience of being right at the Boardwalk and the Beach is awesome. To wake up at 6AM and walk out on the deck to see the sun rise, it’s the best view. To sit and watch the ocean with the sun sparkling on it or the moon shining on the water at night like little diamonds dancing on the water. The view is spectacular. We love to dolphin watch just sitting outside our room.
I love the fact that it is truly a family oriented motel, and my entire family all come down at the same time at summers end, and we always have about 3 or 4 rooms booked. My Mom Theresa Clark, loves to walk around and talk to everyone, and the nice thing is everyone is always so nice, every year you make new friends.
The Matador IS truly our home away from home, wouldn’t dream of staying anywhere else. We have become the eternal guests of the Matador.
To Rosalie & Carmen, Stephen, Sammy, Tex, Torchy, Marianne, Carol and to whoever else I might have forgotten to mention, our vacations are what they are because of all of you. If it was up to me, I would give you 5 stars. Thank you for all the years of pleasure, fun and R & R. Love you guys."
– Mary Murphy & Family, and Therese Clark and Joe
"You guys know I think you are the best and I wouldn’t stay anywhere else unless you didn’t have a room for me, and luckily so far that has not happened. I have been staying at the Matador since 1988, except for a couple of years after my husband died and I will continue to come there as long as I can. Take care of yourselves until I see you again!"
– Marie Hawkins
"We’ve been going to WW for years and just started staying at the Matador a few years ago, and it is the BEST in WW! So close to the beach, best views, nicest people that work there. The rooms, and we’ve stayed in the smallest and the largest are all great, clean and comfortable and really good water pressure in the shower, that is important to me.
We would recommend the Matador to anyone. Family friendly, and the closeness to the shore and boardwalk is the best. Can’t wait to come back!"
– Amy Kestler Artim
"I have been staying at The Matador for several years and love it. The staff, rooms different layouts we have been in. Service is #1….. And the heated pool! tops it all. Near everything, just steps from the boardwalk… And the tram begins right there so if tired no worries…. I used to go with my kids, this past summer we took my first grandchild!!! Hope to be back soon, checking dates now!"
– Brenda Chickonick
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