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“Nice little hotel”
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The Star
Ranked #23 of 37 Hotels in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence
Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nice little hotel”
Reviewed 3 January 2014

My husband and I stayed here In early December and plan to make it an annual event. The hotel is in a great location right across from it's big sister, Congress Hall where we went to enjoy the Winter Wonderland and restaurants. We stayed in the efficiency room and it was very nice, with a lot of room, king size bed with updated linens and two flat screen television's. Located a very short walk from the beautifully decorated shopping streets in Cape May it was a great way to start the Holiday season.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Pennsylvania, USA
Level 6 Contributor
182 reviews
43 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

We just spent two nights on the second floor of the motel unit at The Star. It was a two-room efficiency suite with a great lounging couch, flat screen TV in each room, kitchenette, great bed/bedding, and an ocean view. We had access to Congress Hall but were tucked away in a quiet place. The town was decorated for Christmas which was beautiful. There wasn't much going on and many places were closed for the season, but we found great places to eat and just spent the time relaxing. We love Cape May and it was an excellent time to take advantage of off-season rates.

Room Tip: Second floor of the motel unit have ocean view from a porch with rocking chairs.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York
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131 reviews
95 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 620 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2013

I have been to Cape May many times and have stayed at a number of The Star's sister properties including Congress Hall and The Sandpiper. My family made a somewhat last minute decision to spend Labor Day weekend in Cape May. Of course, most of the town was fully booked already, especially considering we were 4 adults looking for 2 rooms or a multi bedroom suite. Congress Hall directed me to The Star that luckily had one of their 2 bedroom carriage houses available. It couldn't have worked out better or been more perfect.

The location across from Congress Hall, around the corner from the Washington Square Mall and a block from the beach couldn't be better. Guests at The Star enjoy all the perks of being a Congress Hall Family guest including access to beach club and pool. The beach club alone makes staying within this family of hotels worth it. Attractive men set up lounge chairs and umbrellas on the beach for you and then bring you food and drinks. No schelping, prime beach real estate and always a handsome view. Guests at The Star also enjoy free internet and coffee and tea in the lobby.

The room itself was beautiful. It offered a full kitchen, two full bathrooms, two bedrooms and a couch the size of a bed in the living room. There is a sweeping balcony with rocking chairs and a hanging bench swing that you can see the ocean from. The bedrooms weren't huge, but the overall space of the room was. The decor in the room is very similar to that found in the rooms at Congress Hall in terms of the paintings, color schemes, old fashioned white tiled bathrooms, and little touches such as table books. The price was reasonable for a 2 bedroom in the center of town and all of our needs were met and exceeded. The staff was always friendly, parking was easy and the internet was fast. All things I love in a hotel.

I'm very glad we had the opportunity to stay at The Star. It is a great find for larger families or friends travelling together and I highly recommend this and any Cape Resorts (Congress Hall Family) Hotel for visits to Cape May.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2013

We stayed here for the weekend to go to Oktoberfest in Cape May. We had one of the dining
Motel-style Efficiencies on the 2nd floor. The room was great. My only complaints were the bathroom was a little small and they use flat sheets instead of fitted on the beds, which tend to come off in the middle of the night. Other than that the room was great. The amenities offered by Congress Hall were good. It was close to the beach and tons of places to eat.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

I have stayed at Congress Hall (same owners at the Star) but could not get a room for this weekend so we decided on The Star. The hotel / Inn is very nice and clean but not as compared to Congress Hall. Our room was room #8 and was Claustrophobic! It was in the attic of the house and the fire escape ran right through our room...a little wierd! But overall we had a very nice stay

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Duryea, Pennsylvania, United States
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2013

My husband and I booked the Star for 2 nights (Saturday/Sunday). Good points- Very warm and friendly staff, Beautiful property, Ammenities offered by Congress Hall, Close proximity to shopping. Bad points- Room at the Inn was incredibly small for the price of over $400 with tax for 2 nights. Looking at the layout of the rooms, some were larger than others and I feel that the size of the room should be based on price. The property does have Motel rooms available with Living Rooms and Porches.Should we return next year, we will book one of those suites. All in all, very cute and cozy.

Room Tip: If you are looking for some room to move, book a Motel Suite.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Morris Plains, New Jersey
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

My husband and I stayed here for two nights to celebrate our anniversary. The Star Inn was very clean and quaint with a great location. The staff were friendly and welcoming. HOWEVER, the room was incredibly small (12X16). The sink in the bathroom was the size of a sink in an airplane, (no lie). There was a small glass shelf directly over the sink and you could not wash your face or brush your teeth without hitting your head off the shelf. The door in the bathroom also stuck, so you had to push it a couple of times before it opened. The ceiling in the bedroom was slanted and my husband banged his head on it numerous time. (LOL). Luckily, we did not spend much time in the room as we were out and about most of the time. I am shocked that this room was $299 a night, I did ask if there was another room available, unfortunately for us they were sold out. I would definitely stay here again as the facilities and amenities (use of the Congress Hall pool and beach service breakfast at the Blue Pig, etc) were a big plus, however I will make sure not to stay in #9.

Room Tip: While making your room reservation, specifically request that you do not be put into room number 9.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Star

Property: The Star
Address: 29 Perry St, Cape May, NJ 08204
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Cape May
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa
Hotel Style:
#15 Romantic Hotel in Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Star 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located less than a block from the ocean, The Star is a classic Cape May beach hotel, lovingly restored to provide an ideal blend of nostalgia, fresh seashore design and modern hotel comfort. The Star offers a range of accommodations to suit the needs of every type of beach traveler, including nine comfortable guestrooms, 10 motel-style efficiencies with kitchenettes, some with private backyards and two luxurious two-bedroom carriage houses featuring full-length decks overlooking the ocean. All feature imaginative, evocative décor that's inspired by the classic beach house experience with lots of bright, sunny colors and playful nautical accents. ... more   less 
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