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“If you want to be near the beach this is the place!”

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La Mer Beachfront Inn
Ranked #19 of 37 Hotels in Cape May
NY,NY
Level 6 Contributor
159 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“If you want to be near the beach this is the place!”
Reviewed 22 April 2013

We went to Cape May in April 2013 and decided to mix it up with one nite in a Victorian B&B and another in a motel on the beach. Both were great! We loved La Mer b/c it is across the street from the beach, has a great restaurant/bar "Pier House" attached, staff is super friendly, covered parking, large rooms ( ones with ocean view and balconies are great) and also fridge, microwave and sink in the rooms. This hotel is a bit far from the Washington Street mall but it is an easy 5 minute drive. It is away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds. It is a very large property with over 100+ rooms and they are all spacious and super clean. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. The beds are comfortable and the room even had a small table and chairs for eating. This hotel is across the street from the beach and next to Peter Shields House which is a 5 star restaurant. We had a king partial ocean view room with a small balcony and it was heaven. The decor was a bit dated but for the room rate it was worth every penny. Our front desk agent, Lynne, was super friendly and informative. The room rates seem to be comparable if not lower to other motels.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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marakis, Manager at La Mer Beachfront Inn, responded to this review, 6 May 2013
We truly appreciate your positive review on this platform. We are thrilled you chose to stay one night in a B&B (they are so special to Cape May!) and one night with us. We adore the fact you took advantage of our beach and restaurant, too. We will also be sure to let our staff know you found them super friendly. Again, thanks for the kind words and we hope to see you again!
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Lindenhurst, New York
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Reviewed 21 April 2013

This was my first visit, and certainly not my last visit, to the LaMer...Rooms are spotless and very large with a wonderful ocean view..the staff was very friendly and accomodating. Can't
wait to return there.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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marakis, Manager at La Mer Beachfront Inn, responded to this review, 6 May 2013
WOW! Thank you so very much for your amazing 5-star review. We strive hard to appease our guests and it's customers like you that make us jump for joy! We are over-the-moon that this was your first — and certainly not your last visit to our Inn. We are over-the-moon you found our rooms to be clean and spacious. We are so happy you enjoyed our breath-taking ocean views, too! We can't wait to see you again!
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Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 19 April 2013

We ALWAYS traveled to La Mer when we were a young couple in our twenties. It was reasonable, and it was always friendly and immaculately clean.
Well, years passed by and we were able to afford places like "The Virginia" and "The Carroll Villa". So, we started to get into that "boutique hotel" thing. We enjoyed being in the center of town and having all of the amenities we wished for within the confines of our inn.
Times have changed as of late, and for many years we have witnessed La Mer transforming into a larger, prettier property but we didn't give it much thought other than to say "it might be nice to go back there for "old time's sake".
When we decided to return on April 13th for a 2-night stay, were WE blown away!! The staff was SO incredibly delightful...I felt like I was registering at a four-star establishment in Philadelphia! The lobby was beautiful! But then THE ROOM!! Ocean-front, with a MAGNIFICENT view! It was spacious and contained a king-sized bed, full refrigerator, stove, etc. We were SO happy! It was CLEAN as could be, and we delighted that the weather allowed us some beautiful afternoons to sit outside and soak up the sounds of the lapping surf and watch children run up and down the beach, their dogs in tow. Since it was April, the parking meters were shut down, and the population of tourists was significantly depleted, so getting around town was NO big deal at all!
The bed and bathroom were as clean as one could imagine, and COMFORTABLE!! I had some of my best night's sleeps here in ages!
I cannot WAIT to return to La Mer! It was ALWAYS a pretty place in the hidden corner of Cape May's Poverty Beach area (don't let the name fool you! One of the best beaches EVER!). But I cannot believe how much more improved it is! Just absolutely LOVELY! Don't hesitate!

Room Tip: We went off season and a complete ocean view room was available. It was absolutely beautiful! If mon...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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marakis, Manager at La Mer Beachfront Inn, responded to this review, 6 May 2013
WOW! Thank you so ver much for the amazing 5-star review. The fact you used to visit our Inn in your 20s and then gave the boutique hotels try and returned to us holds a lot of water. We are thrilled you found our property beautiful, our staff friendly and our rooms clean, spacious and comfortable. Again, we are so happy you rekindled your love for the La Mer. We are thrilled to have you back as our guests!
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Hillsborough, NJ
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Reviewed 15 April 2013

We stayed at La Mer while doing the Cape May wine trail last weekend. We had our teenage daughter with us, and it was hard to find a B&B that could accomodate 3 people, so we went the hotel route. We were pleasantly surprised by La Mer. It is at the end of the strip but in a nice section of town, with pretty and well-kept homes surrounding it. Most of the hotels we saw on the strip looked to be old 60's-era hotels; La Mer looked newer and well-kept. Our room was clean and was huge; bathroom was very large too. We also had a kitchenette with a fridge, microwave, coffee maker, etc., and it even had dishes and silverware, and a little bottle of dishwashing soap and dishtowels so we could wash all our wineglasses! Our partial ocean view was great to sit out on the balcony in the morning sun. Covered parking was nice too. While it is true that it is not within walking distance of many of Cape May's shops and restaurants, it is quieter "off the beaten path."

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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marakis, Manager at La Mer Beachfront Inn, responded to this review, 6 May 2013
Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us while in town for the Wine Trail. We are thrilled you found our hotel worth of a 5-star review, too! We are over-the-moon you found our rooms clean, spacious, and well appointed with amenities. And you are certainly right, while our Inn is nestled off the beaten path — there's a definite allure that! We hope to see you again and again, thank you for the kind words.
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Hagaman, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2013

We recently stayed at the La Mer. We have stayed there before, and keep going back because of the location, cleanliness, and overall appearance of the hotel. The view is beautiful, and the rooms are large. The staff is always very friendly.

Room Tip: The rooms on the upper floors have a gorgeous view.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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marakis, Manager at La Mer Beachfront Inn, responded to this review, 6 May 2013
Thank you so much for the stellar five-star review! We love our repeat guests and truly appreciate the notion you have taken time from your busy schedule to praise us. We are over-the-moon that you keep returning to the La Mer compliments of our location, cleanliness, large rooms and friendly staff. Again, thank you for the awesome review! We hope to keep serving you in the future.
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New Jersy
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2013

We had our annual wine event at this place and the hotel is great. the ocean front rooms have a great view. The rooms are quite large and have a small kitchen. The place looks great and they make you feel very welcome. They have an adjoining restaurant which serve good food. I highly recommended, especially in the summer.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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marakis, Manager at La Mer Beachfront Inn, responded to this review, 6 May 2013
Hooray for a Good Stay! Thanks so much for the lovely review, too. We are thrilled you chose to stay with us during our annual wine event and that you found our rooms large and well appointed with kitchenettes. We will be sure to our staff know you found them warm and accommodating, too. We are happy you savored our restaurant, The Pier House, as well. Again, thank you for the awesome review and we hope you return soon!
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Pa
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Reviewed 7 April 2013

I have stayed at the La Mer several times over the last 9 yrs or so. I've come with my husband and baby girl and other times for a girls weekend with my Mom. I have never had any issues or complaints about any of my stays. The staff was always friendly and helpful. Rooms and grounds clean and well kept. Pool was nice and clean. If I come to Cape May I always try to stay here if there are vacancies

Room Tip: Oceanfront rooms AMAZING
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Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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marakis, Manager at La Mer Beachfront Inn, responded to this review, 6 May 2013
Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you for the five-star review! There's nothing we love more than a repeat guest and the notion you keep choosing to stay with us while you are in Cape May means the world to us. Again, thank you for the stellar review and we hope you visit us soon.
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Property: La Mer Beachfront Inn
Address: 1317 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204
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Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Cape May
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Cape May
#13 Romantic Hotel in Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — La Mer Beachfront Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 144
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Go where the sun and sand thrive. Perched at the edge of the beach in Cape May, La Mer Beachfront Inn invites you to soak up the serene spirit of its seaside setting. Cool, ocean breezes beg for days spent lounging in the sun on the beckoning beach, just steps from the hotel's modern, cozy guest rooms. ... more   less 
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