I recently stayed at the Hotel Alcott with my mom for a long weekend. We looked at the website & saw the charming victorian style rooms and thought~this would be perfect for a Cape May weekend. We were certainly disappointed. Unlike what you see on their website, the room we stayed in was SMALL and PLAIN at best. Our room had just one double bed, and the walls ended just outside the 2 night tables. The closet was half the size of a normal basic closet. There are many things that most hotels have that this one did not. For example: no alarm clock/radio, no coffee maker, no refrigerator ~if you wanted one in your room you would have to pay an EXTRA $15 + tax PER NIGHT. no iron/ironing board ~ unless you REQUEST it. Below average continental breakfast.
My 2 BIGGEST issues would be that there is NO elevator in this hotel. There are 2 large flights of stairs to climb to get to the second floor. While I have no problem climbing stairs, I do have a slight problem with it when I am carrying 2 LARGE SUITECASES and a CARRY ON. And there is NO WHERE TO PARK YOUR CAR. Yes, you read that correctly~NO PARKING LOT. They give you a parking pass for a lot that is approx 5-6 BLOCKS from the hotel, about a 10 min walk. Keep this in mind if you are going in the summer~By the time I walked to my car to head out for a nice dinner, I was already sweating like crazy. When you want to load or unload your luggage, be prepared to HUNT for a parking spot in front of the hotel for a while. There are meters everywhere.
and you will pay 25 cents for every 15 min's in front of the hotel.
I would NOT recommend this hotel, nor would I return to it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautifully restored Cape May Victorian hotel. Steps from the ocean and town center. Complimentary continental breakfast daily. Egyptian cotton linens. Tile/granite private baths. Complimentary lending library. Complimentary afternoon refreshments daily in-season. Special mid-week rates. Off-site parking. Fine dining in-season. Available for weddings and special events. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alcott Hotel Cape May
- Alcott Cape May
- Hotel Alcott Cape May, New Jersey