StarLux Boutique Hotel: A Retro Hotel & Sand Between Our Toes

Starlux Boutique Hotel: A Retro Hotel & Sand Between Our Toes

Planning a beach vacation idea this year? Head to Wildwood and stay right by the boardwalk!

Starlux Boutique Hotel: A Retro Hotel & Sand Between Our Toes

StarLux Boutique Hotel:  A Retro Hotel & Sand Between Our Toes

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Located in Wildwood, New Jersey. The StarLux Hotel is a boutique hotel with a retro mid-century look. It feels like the Rat Pack should be walking around sipping on martinis, ya’ dig daddy-o? The hotel has a 1950’s and current modernity appeal and doesn’t take itself too seriously, but this quaint destination still manages to be all things you need and want in an ocean side resort.

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We enjoyed a three-room suite, with a large area functioning as a combo living, dining, and kitchenette situation. There are flat-screen TVs, a cool retro microwave, and a medium size refrigerator.  The bedrooms worked out perfectly for our family of 5; the larger bedroom has 2 Queen size beds, and the smaller bedroom has a single Queen bed. You will also find the couch in the living room situation is a sleeper bed, what a nice surprise. Who knew?!

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You also have a bathroom with a shower and bathtub combo (and lots of fluffy white towels). The rooms have lots of natural light (no windows in the bathroom though) and are decorated with retro touches like lava lamps and a funky paint scheme adorning the walls.


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We found the rooms bright, well-appointed, very clean and with lots of space for all your travel gear. I also liked all of the electrical outlets; we’re a gadget family and gadgets need to eat too.

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Oh yeah, and there are balconies too, and ours had a great view of the big (reminiscent of Hollywood) Wildwoods sign on the boardwalk.  And even though the Atlantic ocean is a stone throw away the Starlux has a pool. After we had settled in, the boys spent almost 2-hours test driving the pool. The verdict? Yes, the hotel pool passed with flying colors.

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Traveling with Autism

Like most kids, and especially with our boys, they need space to veg out and regroup. I’m sure that’s the case with every child (and adults too). Staying at the StarLux Boutique Hotel allowed our family to enjoy this vacation by providing us with lots space, and it didn’t cost us extra. We kinda like to think we’re special, but guess what? They treat all visitors to an extra dose of stretch out and relax your weary bones space. I know everyone may not understand HOW important it is to have space for our HFA kids, but it’s at the top of my list when I look for hotel accommodations.

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Overall Review of the hotel

  • Perfect for families; 3 Star Rating
  • On-site Washer & Dryer (this is a free amenity, just be sure to bring or buy detergent)
  • The Wildwood’s Boardwalk is less than 2 minutes (literally, walk out the hotel, make a left and it’s right there)
  • Friendly and accommodating staff
  • Budget-Friendly Hotel. Keep an eye on their Facebook page. They run specials quite often during the summer!
  • Having a Fridge, Microwave & Sink Area is great for light cooking. ( Bring a small crock-pot. Put your dinner on in the morning and set it for 8 hours. And while you’re exploring the boardwalk your dinner will be cooking. This is an excellent way to save money on food!)
  • Free Breakfast (light, continental style breakfast)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary Beach Gear to use (you can also check out beach chairs)
  • Complimentary Beach Cruise Bicycles
  • Game Room
  • Complimentary DVD in-house Library
  • Year-Round Hot Tub & On-site pool

We had a wonderful time visiting the Wildwood area. The StarLux Boutique Hotel helped us feel right at home with the spacious living space, easy access to countless amenities and just a short walk away from restaurants and more activities for everyone to do!

We give this hotel two thumbs up and recommend this as a great place to stay for families, budget-friendly travelers, and those looking to stay right by the beach.

What are some of your favorite or must-have amenities when looking for a hotel? Leave me a comment below and let us know!

For more information and to start planning your stay, visit the StarLux Hotel’s website.


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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary stay to facilitate this review. However, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
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  1. August 20, 2015

    I love themed hotels. I’ve actually never been to NJ although I want to visit one day. And you definitely can’t beat FREE washer and dryer use!

    • August 21, 2015

      Definitely! I was able to get all of our clothes washed before leaving!

  2. August 20, 2015

    I need to make my way out to NYC (it’s been a long term plan of mine to shop shop shop) and I’ve been told to stay in New Jersey while I’m there, then commute into the city. Love how clean the hotel looks, and quite honestly with you, it looks like a small apartment more than a hotel. I love that, like a homey feel to it!

  3. August 20, 2015

    My husband would love this hotel because he loves Mid-Century modern architecture. We used to live outside of Philly and I had co-workers that would go to Wildwood every summer for vacation. We never made it, thought it sounds like a neat place.

  4. August 20, 2015

    What a lovely place to stay. I love the overall look of the building and it looks clean and spacious. Having a kitchen is important because this will save you from eating out three times a day. This hotel is perfect for vacationing families.

  5. August 21, 2015

    This looks like great hotel to stay at! I love going to the beach and finding a good hotel can be sometimes hard! I love that they are so close to the boardwalk; the colors in the room are so bright!

  6. August 21, 2015

    This loks like such an amazing destination. I love the set up of the room and the ammenities seem great! I mean a washer dryer is the ultimate when you are traveling with kids… Pinned & Saved…

  7. August 21, 2015

    Super-cool looking hotel! Design-funky, fresh-looking, and fun things to do (I could spend all day at the beach, personally). I haven’t stayed at a Starlux hotel yet, but I’ll definitely have to keep them in mind to check out in the future. 🙂

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  8. August 21, 2015

    Wow I love this retro hotel! The wallpaper and carpet are both so cool! You don’t see hotels styled like this very often- so cool! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  9. August 22, 2015

    Oh I am in LOVE with themed hotels! The Starlux Boutique Hotel looks AMAZING! I love the themed rooms and decor throughout. If we are in New Jersey we will be sure to check this out. Thanks for your detailed review!

  10. August 24, 2015

    I have never stayed in a themed hotel before! What a great post and a great place to stay and enjoy as a family! Your post was very helpful today and will be sharing with friends in new Jersey locally!

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