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The Star
Ranked #23 of 37 Hotels in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence
Middletown, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed 3 April 2006

This was the most adorable place I can recall staying...cozy, beach house feel. We LOVED it and will be sure to return. The staff was very friendly and the Blue Pig Tavern served amazing food! Overall, it could not have been a more pleasant stay! Plus, the prices are GREAT!

  • Stayed March 2006
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Albany, NY
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Reviewed 17 August 2005

My husband and I stayed at the Star in the first week of August. This was our first stay (in the hotel part), as we were longtime guests of the Sandpiper Beach Inn down Beach Ave., near the Lifeguard building. Unfortunately, the Sandpiper was sold this year and no longer operates as an Inn. Compared to the Sandpiper, the Star came up short in some respects: the view of the ocean is oblique at best and the room, while nicely appointed, was much smaller than our accomodations at the old Sandpiper. All this for double the price of the Sandpiper! On the plus side, the Star is conveniently located, the room was very clean and the staff is friendly and efficient. Be advised that the Star/Congress Hall allows children (the Sandpiper did not), so if it's peace and quiet you're seeking, you may not find it here (especially at the pool...).

  • Stayed August 2005
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Reviewed 8 July 2005

My wife and I stayed at the Star Inn the last week in April, 2005. What a nice place! We were on the top floor in room 7 -- romantic room with a very nice view of the ocean. Indiviually controlled AC. Very clean and nicely furnished. Free Internet access; a good TV and nice bathroom. I would stay there again; the service was top-notch. I would highly recommend the Star Inn. The Inn maintains charm -- but is very hip and modern.

  • Stayed April 2005
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Chicago, IL
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 20 June 2005

We stayed in room #7 for three days in mid-June and had a wonderful, romantic time. The ocean view, exceptionally comfortable bed, Aveda toiletries, and mini-fridge were all very much appreciated! We loved the inn's old-fashioned yet hip decor--very cool. We spent the late afternoons enjoying pre-dinner drinks on the front porch, looking out at the beach and the passerby.

Unfortunately, the inn's coffee shop wasn't open for the season yet (which no one told us), but the breakfast vouchers were good for $14/day toward two breakfasts at the Blue Pig, which serves delicious food. We also weren't told that we could use the free Congress Hotel umbrellas and deck chairs on the beach, so we paid to rent an umbrella at another section of the beach on our first day--grr! But other than those minor things, we loved the Star Inn and would stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed June 2005
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2005

We were in Cape May attending my cousins beautiful wedding. We stayed at the Star Inn 3 nights the first week of June. We had reserved room #6 after hearing it was the best. Right on. We had a very late arrival on our first night due to a pit stop at the Borgata. We called ahead and told them we would not be arriving until about 1am. No problems at all. Quick easy check in. We were given a code to the main door of the Inn, which is great for security. You must know the code even to enter the building. The Star is located directly across the street from the main building Congress Hall and is about one block or so from the beach. Our room had a nice view of the beach(although no balcony)and the bed and linens were lovely. A nice touch also are the Aveda toilletries. Only thing I would have liked is a small fridge in the room to keep my water cold. However there is an ice bucket and a machine down behind the builing to use. We seemed to be the only ones there it was so quiet and peaceful. Very enjoyable stay! Also the Inn gives breakfast vouchers to use either at the coffe shop down stairs or at the Blue Pig over at Congress Hall. We wouldn't hesitate to stay at the Star Inn again if given the opportunity. Although it rained during 90% of our stay the Star Inn brightened up our stay!

  • Stayed June 2005
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new castle, delaware
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Reviewed 28 March 2005

If you are a light sleeper, this is not the place for you. We were up late one night with people talking in the lobby and walking back and forth between rooms. It is an old house converted with thin walls. It was very cute though, and convenient to a lot of things to do.

  • Stayed March 2005
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Seaside Park, NJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2004

What can I say? The Star Inn has hit a homerun in Cape May, NJ. Their impeccable service, gorgeous accomodations and detail-oriented presentation outshine ANY hotel/motel/inn or B&B. The 2 bedroom carriage house we stayed in was on the second floor (no elevator, though). The decor was right out of "House Beautiful!" Huge flat screen tv w/ DVD and VCR players, hardwood floors, velour couch, full kitchen with all the amenities, 2 breathtaking bedrooms (one with a private balcony); tremendous living room area w/ private balcony, 2 bathrooms (I miss a tub bath)...shower only w/ top-of-the-line complimentary toiletries (Avena brand). I will only stay here when I visit Cape May. You have to stay here to believe such a place exists ... especially in a seaside community. You might expect to see this sort of "class" in NYC or LA...surprise...you can experience right here in Capr May, NJ! Excellent job!

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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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