My wife and I along with 2 of our daughters ages 23 and 28 stayed at The Inn of Cape may the 2nd week of August. We never stay at the Inn before so we did not know what to expect. Although I checked and saw mixed reviews on Tripadvisor, we figured “how bad can to be. I don’t understand and can’t explain how some people think this place is so charming, “Charming” has passed this place a long time ago. We booked a, I guess it was 2-bedroom suite with 1 queen size bed in one room and 2 twins in the second. They should call it the “Herman Munster Suite”. It was very unappealing in every aspect from the curtains to the lighting, bedding, walls, furniture, etc. When the A/C went on it sounded like a freight train was passing by. The drains for the tub and bathroom sink back up and that’s with very low water pressure.
Speaking of furniture…there isn’t one comfortable chair in the entire hotel. Randomly placed torn and tattered couches and upholstered chairs in the corridors and common areas.
They’re also proud to let you know they have the oldest working elevator in New Jersey that’s the size of shoebox and seems boarder line dangerous, we used the stairs.
Towels for the pool/beach are available at the front desk just make sure they are returned at the end of the day. The second day we inadvertently brought the towels up to our room, we figured we just exchange them in the morning. My daughter brought the towels down to the front desk and she got reprimanded for not bringing the towels back at the end of the previous day. The woman behind the front desk actually said they were going to charge us $10 each for the towels…Really? I’m on vacation, I would like to be treated that way. We weren’t checking out and stealing your crappy towels. This is in addition to other rules you’ll need to follow, So much for leisure.
The pool…the pool is small with cloudy water and it’s shared with the Avondale Motel next door. You need to give your name and room number to the gentleman sitting near the gate, because I’m sure tons of people are dying to sneak in. And don’t even think about eating anything at the pool, like licorice as we did and were told “No Eating at the Pool Area”.
Breakfast was included in our booking. Let me correct myself - an allowance for breakfast was included. $47.03 per day for the 4 of us. Not sure how they came up with that amount for 4 people but if you go over you have to pay the difference. Not a big deal but I thought it was odd. Although we only had breakfast I have to say the food was very good.
All in all, I had a wonderful time with my family and was happiest when we left. We will never consider going back for any reason.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For over 110 years, the Inn of Cape May has been a grand, gracious retreat for guests seeking a wonderful getaway. Come see the splendor of our unique Victorian village with its beautiful beaches and gentle ocean. Relax on our porch rockers beneath our signature purple awnings. Take a carriage ride. Enjoy fine dining. It's all here, as it has been for over 100 years at America's premier seashore resort. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Inn Of Cape May Hotel Cape May