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“What a plesant surprise!!!”
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Buckingham Motel
Ranked #33 of 37 Hotels in Cape May
Wethersfield, CT
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“What a plesant surprise!!!”
Reviewed 2 July 2008

We just got back from a week stay ( June 21 thru June 28) at the Buckingham Motel...and really cannot find the right words to describe our stay there! Lets put it this way...we made reservation for next year already!! We booked the Apartment unit and somehow we really didnt expect to be that spacious!! It surely was a plesant surprise!!! The motel is located on the quiter side of Beach Avenue...2 MINUTES FROM THE OCEAN!!!And the restaurants and action are really in walking distance!!! At night the soothing sound of the waves really helps you get a restfull night's sleep!!! Very clean place too!!! And the entire staff really goes out their way to make you feel very very welcome!!! Thank you Crystal, Janet, Vickie and Barbara!!! You've been very beautiful people!!! Can't wait to be back!!! AAAA++++

  • Liked — Location, cleanliness and very friendly staff
  • Disliked — Cant think of anything
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank enzoc45
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Strasburg, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2008

We had a King room which was very reasonably priced and included a small microwave and refrigerator. What sets this place apart is that room was immaculate and the staff very friendly. I would definetely stay here again.

  • Liked — cleanliness of room
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with friends
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1 Thank masttrim
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quakertown, pa
1 review
Reviewed 12 June 2008

We stayed at the Buckingham Motel from June 9-12. It was an amazing stay. We stayed at an efficiency unit, that slept 6. The room was fabulous, clean, and always well stocked. They have all of your cooking needs, even filters for the coffee makers! We loved the staff- they were so personable, and friendly. There were chase lounges and a picnic table outside for our use, even a grill. The room was made up every day, the only thing we were responsible for, was the dishes we used. Which we used disposable. It was heaven. We cooked, and someone else cleaned!!!! It doesn't get any better than that!! I cannot wait to go back.
The best thing for us was it is located right across the street from the beaches, and that was wonderful!
Again- this hotel is a well kept secret! You pay inexpensive rates, but get 4 star quality! It is a VERY family friendly place. Crystal and janet do a fabulous job running the place! Thanks guys!!

  • Liked — The host/owner of the hotel was not only gracious, but very personable. They take great interest in their guests.
  • Disliked — Nothing- the whole thing was fabulous!
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with family
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Thank basketbrains
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Surfside Bch
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2008

The Buckingham was perfect for our anniversary trip. The cost is low, there is no pool, phones or ice. In a cell phone world, that did not bother us. The motel was the cleanest ever and the staff was very friendly. We were there for Mother's Day and they sent some carnations to my room....how nice!!! Janet and Vickie were gracious hosts and could not have been more helpful. Being directly across the street from the ocean, our balcony room was perfect. They even have a couple of rooms smokers can enjoy.
Do yourself a huge favor and save the money you would spend in a fancy inn and go out for a delicious meal. How much time do you spend in your room anyway? Impossible to find friendlier people than in Cape May, or the Buckingham Motel.

Jane Marquis, Pine Bush, NY

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Jane Powell M
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Poconos
Level 5 Contributor
36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2008

We returned yesterday from 4 nights at the Buckingham and we really enjoyed our stay. I'd thought all the raves about the cleanliness of the place must surely be exaggeration, but they were not - it was absolutely spotless. Our room, one of the 2nd floor ocean fronts, was very basic - not even a picture on the walls - but it suited our needs perfectly, and the view from our porch, where we saw dolphins swimming, a rainbow over the sea after a storm & even a beautiful beach wedding on Saturday afternoon, was worth a thousand pictures. Because of inclement weather, we didn't get to enjoy the gas grills and picnic tables set on a grassy area beside the hotel, but we'll be sure to plan our next visit a little more carefully so we can.

To be sure, the motel is older and has its quirks...we received abundant towels & wash cloths, but no hand towels...the tiny bars of soap dissipated after one shower...one window had to be held open with a wooden bar...but these little things, which would've probably bothered me anywhere else seemed perfectly normal in this quaint little beach motel. We loved our stay, and we'll return.

A special thank you to Janet, who runs the office, for her kindness and friendly manner - the flowers you gave out to the ladies on Mother's Day were such a thoughful touch!

  • Liked — Location, Price, Staff, Cleanliness
  • Disliked — The mattresses could use replacing
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled with family
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2 Thank pawriter
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Rockland NY
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2007

The positives outweighed the negatives for this hotel. It was clean, the staff was friendly and you just can't beat the proximity to the ocean. Also, the price was great.

The issues with the Buckingham were are easy to fix. Maybe they'll do something. 1) No wireless or modem access. 2) There was only one end table in the room (my wife got it) and no light for me to use to read in bed. 3) No hair drier. 4) I didn't like the pillows. They were too stiff for me.

Still, I'll probably go back. The place is a bargain!

  • Liked — Location and price
  • Disliked — No pool. No internet
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank RocklandMan
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Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2007

I just happened upon the Buckingham on my way to a motel that was almost twice the cost. I had the intelligence to ascertain before I rented my room that there was no pool! It is about a 10-minute walk to the commercial heart of Cape May and 30 seconds to the beach. Located in a quieter area. The personnel here are courteous and helpful, my room was spotless and I had no problems when I drank the water...
Definitely a keeper.

  • Liked — value
  • Disliked — no internet access
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled solo
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2 Thank VirginiaNan
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Property: Buckingham Motel
Address: 1111 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-2628
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Cape May
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 37 Hotels in Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Buckingham Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Buckingham Motel is an oceanfront getaway location that provides affordable rooms with a full range of amenities. Our location allows you to take advantage of Cape May's sparkling white sand beaches, entertaining local seashore activities, quaint historic surroundings, and gourmet eateries. Our commitment to you, our valued customer, and Cape May shines through in all of our services, including our meticulous attention to details and all of our amenities. It is always our top priority to provide you with hospitable service in order to make your stay in beautiful Cape May as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. At The Buckingham Motel, we are here to cater to your every need and look to be a vacation destination for you and your family for years to come! If you, your family and friends are looking for motels in NJ or beach motels with breathtaking views at affordable rates, please get in touch with our friendly staff at The Buckingham Motel today! ... more   less 
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