We came back from another great long weekend at the Marquis to be surprised by a review claiming the website is "phony". If you are unhappy with your stay, that is one thing, but to falsely accuse an establishment of a phony website is irresponsible. I looked over the website to see what they could be referring to. There is a photo of a staff person in a navy blazer with a name tag, in front of the front desk. If you choose to interpret that as a "uniformed concierge", you will be disappointed. The yellow silk orchids in the same picture were there for a long time, but have since apparently been retired. I hardly think that is cause to accuse someone of being misleading.
Most establishments in Cape May are family and locally run. They are not huge conglomerates with a deep bench of staff. If you are expecting a bunch of people at your beck and call, anticipating all your needs, you will again be disappointed. But when you call the desk with a specific problem it should be fixed, and it always has been for us. A previous guest had lifted the "Cool Cape May" reference book from our room, one of the cleaning staff called in sick on the Friday of a sold out weekend so we had no paper towels in our kitchenette, and the screen door on our penthouse balcony was missing (apparently gone for repairs). All were fixed within an hour.
The maid had saved a small item for us that we had left on a previous trip. She also opened the sofa bed where our son was staying and remade it every day. The room was immaculate. At breakfast we sat next to a couple who had been happily staying at the Marquis since 1984. Some of the little things we love are you always have a parking spot, you never have to wait long for an elevator, there are luggage caddies so you can do all your luggage in one trip, you are right across from a beach entrance, the breakfast is plentiful and delicious, and there is coffee in the rooms. And the wifi actually works. This is, of course, in addition to the best view and location in Cape May.
We like the fact that the bedrooms are dark, because we like to sleep in the dark. There is an overhead light and two bedside lights, so plenty of light when you need it. The living room is full of light from the beachfront view. There are blackout curtains in the living room, and drawers in the living room so anyone using the sofa bed can sleep and have some storage. The lobby is dominated by the original wooden desk from the 1800's version of the hotel, so if you don't like Victorian antiques, you won't like that either.
For some reason Trip Advisor estimates the cost of this hotel as one of the most expensive. It is not. It is in line with the other beachfront hotels. So check it out, it may be the one for you.
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- Also Known As:
- Marquis De Lafayette Cape May
- Hotel Marquis De Lafayette
- Marquis De Lafayette Hotel Cape May, New Jersey