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Periwinkle Inn

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Reviewed 8 September 2016

Clean hotel across from beach, not on beach like pictures show. Very small room, tiny bathroom. Nice staff but unaware of things happening in the community. Overpriced for what we had but enjoyed the 4 days in Cape May.

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Thank Laurie N
PeriwinkleInnHotel, Manager at Periwinkle Inn, responded to this review

Hello and thank you so much for taking the time to review our business. So sorry that you thought we were on the beach, actually no hotels are on the beach in Cape May, only the arcade, and some stores are and of course our beautiful Convention Hall. Again we truly appreciate your time and your opinions about our hotel....

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 September 2016

The Periwinkle Inn is a great place for a family to spend a few days at the shore, in charming Cape May, NJ. The hotel is directly across the street from the beach - an extremely easy walk. We stayed in a one bedroom suite, with a kitchenette and pullout queen. The room was on the ground floor with a...

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PeriwinkleInnHotel, Owner at Periwinkle Inn, responded to this review

Hello previous guest thank you so very much for taking the time out of your busy day to write about our business. We take each and every review to heart. We try to please everyone however we do know sometimes we cannot do so. We've been in business for a long time yet we still take everybody's thoughts and suggestions...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I had a lovely stay here at the Periwinkle Inn; the room was very pleasant, the bed was really comfortable, and the pool was big enough that the water hadn't heated up to the point that it was uncomfortable. The people at the front desk were pleasant and helpful, and I would definitely stay here again.

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PeriwinkleInnHotel, Owner at Periwinkle Inn, responded to this review

Hello Periwinkle Inn Family, We call you that because we consider you just that. You are part of our family now so consider the Periwinkle Inn your home away from home in Cape May! Thank you for taking the time to review our business! Sincerely, Periwinkle Inn

Lebanon, Tennessee
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I can not express how much I enjoyed my stay this past week. Every aspect of this experience was perfect. The suite was clean, beautiful and we wanted for nothing. The pool was clean and catered to children as well as adults. If you are considering this place, book it now as I promise you, you will be beyond thrilled....

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PeriwinkleInnHotel, Owner at Periwinkle Inn, responded to this review

Dear Periwinkle Inn Family, We call you that because since you have stayed with us, we consider you family and this is your home away from home in Cape May, NJ! I can not tell you how nice it is to hear things were perfect for you here at the Periwinkle Inn! My family has run it for 44 years...

Mid Coast Maine, Maine
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Sadly this place back in the day was a great place to stay. My family had spent MANY summers here ever since I was a very small child. My grandmother lived in northern Jersey, so we would pick her up along the way and spend 2 weeks at the Periwinkle Inn. It had a great feel to the place, and...

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PeriwinkleInnHotel, Owner at Periwinkle Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your time in rating our hotel. I am sorry to hear of any disappointments that our guests may have had while in Cape May on their vacation. The show changed the look of one of our rooms (as one can see while viewing the show). However our renovations were done by Periwinkle Inn only, and...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Hotel looks like old Cape May from the outside, but the rooms are nicely redone and modern on the inside. Right across the street from the beach, great service from hotel staff and in office. Onsite pool was well kept, though closes early. Right across the street from beach. We planned on staying one night but then stayed an extra....

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PeriwinkleInnHotel, Owner at Periwinkle Inn, responded to this review

Dear Previous Guest, We thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on our hotel. Every year we learn something new however we do try to keep people happy at our establishment. It's hard to please everyone but please know that we do try. We know your time is very valuable and we really appreciate your...

Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights. Cleanest beachside hotel I've ever been at. Staff were super friendly. Big pool and very nicely kept grounds. Partial view of ocean from 2nd floor room. Better than I expected!!! Very kid friendly and surprisingly quiet and relaxing for the number of kids there.

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PeriwinkleInnHotel, Owner at Periwinkle Inn, responded to this review

Dear Previous Guest, Your previous guest thank you so much for taking the time to review our business. Your thoughts and your words do mean a lot to us! We take each and every review to heart and definitely see what we can do better. We've been business for a long time, however everybody can always get better we thank...

Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We stayed at the Periwinkle for 3 nights. The hotel service was great, the pool was wonderful and well maintained. The kids enjoyed playing shuffle board and walking across the street to the beach. We had a first floor room which was great as we could walk right out to the pool through our slider. No view of the beach...

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PeriwinkleInnHotel, Owner at Periwinkle Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for spending your precious time on reviewing our business! We do strive to be very welcoming to families and are so glad you saw that you saw that trait in the Periwinkle Inn. Hope to see you very soon. Sincerely, Periwinkle Inn

Lemoyne, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Only negative was a broken elevator! People real friendly and rooms great! Property well taken care of! Would do this hotel again! Beach is just a walk across the street! Had a great person who cleaned my room! Overwhelmed it with elephants and birds made out of folded towels, I never knew what to expect when I came back to...

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PeriwinkleInnHotel, Owner at Periwinkle Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for reviewing our business! We love the fact that you especially loved the special touches of the animal towels in the rooms! We do want you to know we are so sorry about the broken elevator, but safety is our utmost priority! So looking forward to seeing you again in the near future! Sincerely, Periwinkle Inn

Riverdale, New Jersey
Reviewed 10 August 2016

supposed ocean front room view was obstructed and too far away from the ocean. I happened to have a bruised knee elevator was out of order for my whole stay. this was very inconvenient. The grounds were nicely kept and the room was cleen and comfortable, however when I felt misled by the description ocean view.

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PeriwinkleInnHotel, Owner at Periwinkle Inn, responded to this review

Hello previous guest, I am so sad to hear of your disappointment of our business and take all reviews to heart and I am truly so sorry that the elevator needed a part! I do thank you for your thoughts on other parts of our business as well. We hope you might consider us again in the near future! Sincerely,...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
As Cape May Hotels go the Periwinkle Inn is top of the line! Cape May, NJ is Americas very first seashore resort, and it is the home of the oceanfront Periwinkle Inn Hotel. Cape May is located at mile zero on the Garden State Parkway. The Periwinkle Inn is located on famous Beach Avenue, with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and steps from the white sands of Cape May Beach! All boutique-like rooms offer modern amenities including flat screen TV's, free wi-fi, microwaves, refrigerators and ocean views with private balconies or patios. We have 7 different styles of rooms including 2 room suites. Our Five star outdoor pool is heated and includes free pool/beach towels. We offer new chic designs while giving our guests an unmatched level of service. We care and we do everything to service our guests and provide wonderful vacation memories. Our hotel attracts travelers from all over the world. The Periwinkle Inn has a distinctive waterfront location, and is right where the Cape May promenade starts. We are located in the heart of Cape May City around many restaurants, sightseeing and everything else Cape May's got to offer. With a large heated pool, shuffleboard court, sandbox, BBQ grills surrounded by flowering gardens, we provide an ideal location for your Cape May family vacation. Stay with us, you will call it your home away from home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Periwinkle Inn

Address: 1039 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-1613
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Cape May
Price Range: RM876 - RM1,689 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Periwinkle Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Periwinkle Hotel Cape May
Periwinkle Motel Cape May
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#2 Green Hotel in Cape May
#14 Family Hotel in Cape May
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Cape May
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“Ask for the rooms that have a view of the ocean and the sunrise. One the ground, it's easy access to the pool and lawn area.”
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“If want a direct ocean view choose M3 style rooms”
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“We had a pool view, but you could actually see the Ocean from our living room. Don't worry so much about paying for a view.”
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“any room is excellent”
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“I was in 309 and it was fine!”
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