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La Mer Beachfront Inn
Ranked #17 of 37 Hotels in Cape May
Elmsford, New York
1 review
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“Great Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2010

Clean, Updated rooms. Great restaurant. The location was near the end of the strip, so it was quiet, which was perfect for us. Nice clean beach across the street. It is the last oceanfront hotel, next to Victorians. Great Ocean front views from our room. Pricy, but worth it. I will definitely bring the family back.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2010

Stayed at La Mer on August 24th and August 25th..... : ) My room was right on the 4th
floor........ Ocean front............ : ) What a gorgeous, fabulous view........ : ) Before arriving
in Cape May, I must admit I made a few phone calls and spoke to Kevin. He assured me
I would have a view of the ocean. WoW what a view it was!!! Cape May is such a
charming town.. : ) Everyone I came in contact with was super friendly....... : ) We are
already talking about making plans to visit Cape May in the Summer of 2011....... : )
Kevin, again a BIG THANK YOU...... to you and your staff for making our trip such a
memorable one......... : ) I can see why folk never want to leave......... my family felt the
same way......... : ) The Hospitality we encountered while in Cape May was so nice...... : )
It is no wonder I keep singing the song...... " On The Way To Cape May " : ) : ) : )
The Logan's
Pleasant Grove, Alabama

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2010

Very nice hotel in cape may. Rooms are super clean. Beds are as comfortable as home. Nice flat screen on the wall. Very satisfied and can't wait to go back next year.

  • Stayed August 2010
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2010

This is one of the best hotels on the shore, period. Very comfortable beds, updated rooms with all the amenities-- Even a hair dryer! Clean and fresh, great housekeeping and front desk staff--Jamie and Christina even remembered us from last year! We have a handicapped child and the front desk was able to get her in to the room by noon at check -in. Very helpful, as she needed to lie down. Love the location and the greek salad served poolside by the Pier House right next door was great!!!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Roslyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2010

First time to Cape May. This Motel is located at the most eastern/northern end of the Island, so it is quieter then the southern/western end of the island. The rooms are nicely decorated, comfortable bed and sitting area and two T.V's, one a flat screen on the wall opposite the bed. Internet access in the room. Good size refrigerator with freezer, microwave and coffee maker. Plenty of drawers for clothes, large walk in closet and kitchen cabinet space. All the staff we met were friendly and helpful. I loved that when we were at the pool they had pool side food and drink service. Definitely would stay there again. The trolley service was also right outside if you didin't want to take your car into town.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2010

This was our fifth visit to the La Mer hotel, both in the summer and in December during the holidays, and each visit is as good as the last. It is a lovely hotel across the street from the beach at a quiet end of Cape May's Beach Avenue. The front desk staff is professionally dressed and has always provided stellar customer service. The rooms are incredibly clean and almost every time we stepped out of the room there was a housekeeper's cart somewhere nearby. The housekeeping staff is extremely courteous and always greets you with a smile. The property is beautiful. Some of the beachfront properties can fall flat in this area, but La Mer keeps everything in excellent condition. The pool area is clean and neat with numerous lounge chairs are and a few umbrella tables. The staff is outside cleaning the pool every morning. The Pier House restaurant is attached to the hotel and has really excellent food with a large selection and outdoor seating area. Eating outside is highly recommended since you are across from the ocean. There is also waitress service at lunch by the pool so you can have food and drinks poolside which is a lot of fun. We have stayed at the hotel with my parents and two young children and the space is very accommodating for families, but also for couples. The doors on the rooms are heavy so you don't hear a lot of noise in the hallways or between rooms. The price of the hotel is a little on the high side, but you really get what you pay for. We have stayed at three of the other beachfront hotels nearby that are less expensive and there is a good reason for that. La Mer truly stands out from the others and is highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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new york
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2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2010

Just returned from a 4 night stay at the La Mer.
The positives:
1. Entire Hotel and room was very very clean, well kept, and fairly attractive grounds.
2. The room itself was great. Granite counter in small kitchen area with stainless fridge...nice! Very nice bathroom with granite counter again and nicely tiled floor.
3. Very quite in a corner room with two balconies......nice views!

4. Very fast service when I had to call down for extra towels for the room.

Negatives:
1. The room we were in was directly above the restaurant so the exhaust fans which were very very noisy blew the kitchen smell directly up and onto our balcony if the wind wasn't blowing in the right direction. I asked to have our room moved as the smell the first night made me feel sick but they said they had no other available rooms that had 2 queens and a pullout sofa which I needed. The rest of the stay the wind luckily picked up and the smell was not as bad but it was still an awful location for a room and I was very disappointed in that.
3. There is no service at this hotel AT ALL for getting even an early morning coffee. The restaurant on the premises is not owned by the hotel which is fine but they didn't even open until 8am. So, for my early morning (6:30am) coffee I had to drive to the town each day and then drive back for my stroll on the beach. Of course I could have made coffee in the room but my 3 children were sleeping in each day and I didn't want to wake them up. So, this may not be a problem if you are traveling alone or with just your spouse.

4. The pool closes at 6pm (ridiculous) which was a huge disappointment to my older teens as they love to go for an evening swim in the pool after hitting the town.


Pro or Con depending on your views:
1. This hotel is the first hotel on the "strip" and is not walking distance to the town's shops or restaurants. In one way this is great as you are in a very quiet, very beautiful end of the town which makes for some serentiy. However, if you want to be able to leave your car once you get there you cannot do that from this hotel. It depends on what you like/need for your stay.

Summary:
All in all I would say this is a very nice, very clean, well kept hotel but I would not stay there again due to the lack of coffee service, and the early pool closing time. If I did stay there I would make SURE not to get the corner room on ANY floor near the restaurant. In my opinion, they shouldn't even have rooms in that location.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Property: La Mer Beachfront Inn
Address: 1317 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204-2726
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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):
We invite you to stay with us and enjoy the luxurious comfort and seaside serenity at La Mer. • Spectacular oceanfront views• Private balconies• Granite wet bars w/ microwaves and refrigerators• High-speed internet• Heated pool with sundeck• Outdoor gas grill• Elevators• On-site laundry facilities• Personal safes • Multiple telephones • 40-inch LCD/DVD Televisions• Business Center • Banquet rooms• Off-street, covered parking• Beautifully landscaped grounds ... more   less 
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