I now been here twice with extended family and experienced mixed results. I am not certain. What the hotel wants to be. The prices when including the attached Sea Salt restaurant are not cheap. The guests are a mix of folks with families and those who might enjoy their vacation more if not around children.
The options in Cape May pretty limited which is how this budget hotel attempted to renovate and reinvent itself as a pseudo upscale option. At $400 a night it is not outrageous but the service is a crapshoot. The staff seems genuine and wants to be helpful but they are pretty unsophisticated and they do not seem to really understand the hospitality business at times. Our room was not ready at check-in (3:00 pm). Our air conditioning was broken for the first night of the stay but they were very responsive about fixing it and the manager sent a bottle of champagne to our room to apologize. On the other side of things, our lunch by the pool took over an hour to be delivered and other requests, like additional towels or glasses were met with a grimace.
The rooms are small and the furnishings are nothing special but the view really is wonderful. The bathrooms are tiny but new.. The last ice age happened faster then the elevator so if you mind stairs this is not a good option for the higher floors.
The top floor is an adult only floor. When my wife took our eight year old up to visit his grandmother's room on the sixth floor a cranky old guest accosted her and told her no children were allowed on the floor.
The pool is relatively large with a nice bar but the guests are an interesting mix of older folks and families with young children. The children behaved like normal children in the pool and this seemed to annoy many of the older guests.
In summary I would recommend it but folks should have their expectations set up front.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ocean Club Hotel redefines the luxury Cape May hotel experience. Designed by Tyler Duncan of Duncan Design Group, this boutique hotel provides the perfect blend of style and comfort. Indulge in the hotel’s breezy elegance, modern sophistication, lush bedding and chic custom designed furnishings. Leisurely pass the day sipping a cocktail poolside, on our spacious sundeck offering spectacular views of the ocean or bask in the sunshine on the beach with our complimentary beach service. Stroll along the Cape May Promenade, just steps away, and enjoy all the attractions Victorian Cape May has to offer. Finish off the day with stunning floor-to-ceiling panoramic ocean views from your private balcony. Though The Ocean Club Hotel’s greatest amenity is its location and accessibility to everything Cape May has to offer, the grounds and guest rooms also come with an abundance of amenities and guest services to make your stay even more relaxing. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ocean Club Hotel Cape May, New Jersey