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Jetty Motel
Ranked #32 of 37 Hotels in Cape May
Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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“Best of Cape May”
Reviewed 19 April 2012

This place is the best. My aunt has been staying for years and recommened the Jetty. Cindy, Patty and all of the staff from maids to desk clerks to maintenance all make you feel like part of the family. I have been here 4 times in the last year, summer, fall and spring and will be going back many more. It is clean and anyone who says otherwise like the woman who got eaten by monster bed bugs must be a competitor or someone who smoked in the room and got charged or something of that nature. Who knows, but it is clean and the rooms are cheerfully decorated. On top of all this the location is wonderful, right on the beach. This is a what I want. I dont need bottles of fancy shampoo and lotion and a large screen TV and phony desk clerks with plastic smiles like at the Hilton. I am here to enjoy the sites and the beach. Off seaon when prices are lower I have been able to get a 2nd floor room and can sit on my chair and see the ocean. I travel alone and enjoy the peace and quiet but also enjoy having conversations with the many friendly guests, (many of them repeat customers) and the staff. No smoking in rooms and no pets allowed, the is what keeps it nice and clean and peaceful. There are ashtrays supplied outside for smokers. In summer the pool is clean and refreshing and a nice size compared to larger motels that have the same size pool. As to a reviewer who said the pool should be open unit 8 pm, all of the hotels close the pool at 6:00 in the Cape. Even in July with the ocean breeze it is chilly to swim later in the evening. I will be back many more times. This is what Cape May should be all about.

Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Stillwater, New Jersey, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2012

The Jetty is one of the last remaining 60's style motels in Cape May. It has been maintained over the years and had some subtle updates. Two stories with all rooms having at least a refrigerator and microwave if not a kitchenette. Always clean and located at the very end of Beach Ave. It is the southernmost motel in NJ.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2012

My friend igor stayed there in December and woke up in a bloody mess. His ankles and hands were covered with bleeding bug bites! If they rid the bugs , it is other wise a nice motel.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2011

We just returned from a trip to Cape May, NJ where we stayed at The Jetty Hotel. It was a very charming hotel where everything you needed was provided. There were no alarm clocks or hair dryers but hey, you're on vacation and shouldn't care about what time it is, right? The staff was great and our room was very clean. The receptionist was very helpful providing suggestions on where to dine, etc. and very friendly. Great location with a homey attmosphere. We've stayed at many places during our 50 years of visiting Cape May and this is definitely a keeper. We will return!

Room Tip: We had an efficiency apartment as we wanted a microwave, refrigerator and coffee pot. Plus it was f...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2011

OK, first we want to say that we have faithfully stayed at the Jetty for over 5 years now. Our more recent visit gave us pause. We Love the Jetty & hate to complain, but this time our stay beckoned us to give it a review, so the next unsuspecting vacationers might be informed of these issues, allowing them to make an informed decision whether to stay or go.

The view is spectacular & the staff are pretty friendly & the rooms accommodating, given the age of the Motel. We clearly understand that they had a hurricane the week before our vacation stay, but what we encountered this time around made me very sick with a terrible chest infection that ruined my entire annual vacation! I know that this is the reason, because a similar situation occurred 2 years ago at a Red Roof & my Doctor blamed it on mold in the room. He warned me to never stay in a room that has experienced water damage again. But this was our vacation week & we sooo Love the Jetty Motel, we decided to give it a chance.
The suite had a terrible smell of mold & I mentioned to my husband that they now had a dehumidifier in the room, as we had stayed in the same room in July & there was none at the time. Also, the large living room throw rug was replaced from prior pictures we had taken in the room.

It was quite obvious to us that they had taken on water in the room, as the grass out front was completely gone, and again we compared to pictures taken in July. We literally dumped gallons of water daily out of the dehumidifier!

The "Chamber Maid" assigned to our room did not leave us any cups, tissues(I used a lot due to becoming sick), soaps, etc. We also saw her yelling at another worker that had been friendly to us over the years & cleaned our rooms to perfection. Very unprofessional! Finally, we got the other lady to clean our room towards the end of the stay & things were much improved.

What I would like to say to the Jetty Corporation, if I could find an owner online(almost impossible!), is that there is a necessary upgrade needed to these suites, and that they should have at least told us of the rooms mildew/mold issues & asked us if we would prefer another room. They also, need to check in with the Management periodically, to verify that their staff are professional & doing their job.
We like it so much there & hope to stay there again, given we know that the personnel will take this seriously & act on it, but it also takes the corporation owners to do something as well.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Stone Ridge, New York
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Reviewed 25 August 2011

Great location and very clean. We loved being the last hotel on the strip. Convenient to everything. The pool looked nice, we headed for the beach and walked every morning on the ocean side walk way.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Kearny, New Jersey
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Reviewed 9 July 2011

Staff is over friendly and nice! Perfect location on beach as it's the last motel right on the beach. Pool area should be open from 8am to 8pm. Room was HUGE. However, did not have microwave. Advice to the owners - for about $60 you can put a microwave in EVERY room, it doesn't need to be an efficiency room b/c it has a microwave. A TV stand would also help b/c the dresser is small. The maid was excellent on our first day there but, we had to ask her to clean our room the rest of the stay, it was annoying. The room was spotless though. The pool is is clean. The wi fi is very good.
We would stay again. But they should make the above adjustments anyway.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Jetty Motel
Address: 2nd and Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Cape May
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 37 Hotels in Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Jetty Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Jetty Motel is only a few steps away from the beach. Here you can swim in the Atlantic, go fishing, or just have fun. We have a full-sized pool with a separate kiddie pool and spacious pool deck. The Jetty offers rooms with two double beds or one king-sized bed featuring air conditioning or heat, cable television, refrigerator, and daily maid service. Washers and dryers are available, and ample off-road parking. We are also close to one of the best birding spots and within walking distance to regularly scheduled bird and butterfly walks. ... more   less 
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