Whilst on vacation from the UK my wife and I planned a few days in Cape May. We chose the Inn of Cape May from the internet, the webpage made it look very inviting. How wrong can you be? When we were shown to the room we could not believe our eyes. Everything about the room was cheap and nasty, and I mean cheap! The furniture , the carpet, the bedding ,the bathroom ,the curtains, the futon/sofa were all apalling, but , worst of all were the two iron marks on the carpet right next to the bed. The iron shapes were perfect even down to the steam holes.
We expressed our disappointment to the reception staff, who explained that the hotel was 110 years old so we were not going to get modern. I accept that one should not expect modern but one can surely expect a reasonable level of quality. It is such a shame as the exterior of the hotel is so delightful. We decided not to stay and were fortunately able to get accomodation a short distance away at the Le Mar which was excellent.
To their credit, and I do thank them, the Inn of Cape May did give us a full refund.
- 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
- Inn Of Cape May New Jersey