We traveled down the Eastern shore in mid August for some sun and beach. It was a last minute trip we did as an add on to a house rental we had preplanned. What we forgot was how hard it is to get a room in Cape May this time of year....all rooms in Cape May were booked solid the week prior but the day before our departure I found a cancellation at the Beach Shack. Our first choice would have been one of their sister hotels, "The Congress Hotel", but we were very happy about The Beach Shack find...it is a wonderful gem in a great location. Here are my tid bits.
Great location right across from beach at end of the busy busy area..but just a few blocks down from it all. Excellent beach! Very clean and nice sand.
Charming quintessential motel with some extra perks like beach chairs , umbrellas and towels that are set up for you free with stay at hotel.
Great restaurant on location with great drinks and great bartender at the Rusty Nail.
Small but nice clean pool with plenty of nice towels.
Easy check in and check out.
Nice outdoor seating with fire pit at night. Perfect place to unwind with neighbors or family.
Large room with 2 rooms and 3 beds, large cold frig, big sink, nice bed, and better than average sheets for a motel.
Pool service for drinks.
Wonderful town a few blocks away....tons of great restaurants and shops near by.
Nice people all around.
20 minute car ride to Lewis Ferry....great way to travel!
Rooms were slightly musty smelling. Probably due to the heavy turn over this time of year and the fact that the carpet got wet constantly.
No shower out side on hotel premise....this is really needed because you drag sand into your room.
8.00 per person charge to get onto the beach per day. Started raining 15 minutes in so not much beach that day.
No alcohol or food allowed on beach(unless you bring your own quietly) hence no beach service other than water or soda.
Rusty Nail bar closed very early... by 9:00 pm.
Went to The Blue Pig Tavern at the Congress Hotel 2 blocks away and had a fabulous dinner outside. Great service and great ambiance.
The town is as charming as it gets and has loads of motels and room/house rentals in Victorian homes spattered through out. It is probably the best location to go on the Jersey shore for a relaxing beach vacation. If you like loud drinking towns go else where.
The rate this time of year for the large room we booked was 400.00 including tax... well worth it for the location that time of year.
We will be returning to Cape May for sure...next time we will book earlier in advance.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Beach Shack is a fresh, new, fun alternative for beachfront vacations. You will feel comfortable wearing your flip flops all day long. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beach Shack Hotel Cape May
- Beach Shack Cape May, New Jersey