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Cape Harbor Motor Inn
Ranked #23 of 37 Hotels in Cape May
Reviewed 9 January 2008

We stayed at this motel for one night after a social event. The room was clean, but a bit worn.

A major problem was the old and noisy air conditioning unit. We had a choice between that and opening the windows and smelling cigarette smoke from other guests sitting outside their rooms.

A good value though, if you know what you're geting into.

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 October 2007

We decided on short notice to go to Cape May for a birding trip. Most of the motels I had found good recommendations for were booked full, but that worked out just fine for us because we lucked onto the Cape Harbor who had just one room left. From the intial phone call, I could tell that the person who answered the phone (Mary) was not only friendly, but extremely helpful and really wanted to make her guests feel welcome.

Upon arrival, we were most pleasantly surprised with the absolute cleanliness of the room. There wasn't even any dust behind the refrigerator (yes, I looked). The room was pretty small and lacked a closet, but since it was the last room available, we couldn't be choosy. I know they have other rooms that are more spacious, including ones with kitchenettes. There were lounge chairs outside the rooms that provided a pleasant place to enjoy a quiet rest.

The staff really cared about their property and were available for whatever we needed - including a small maintenance problem which they fixed within 15 minutes of request.

We didn't use the pool but could tell it was well maintained and very clean.

This motel is not on the beach but in a more residential area only a few blocks from the beach. After going to the main drag though, we realized that we really prefered the quietness of being away from the crowds and were glad we had chosen the Cape Harbor.

There is a Wawa store nearby that was convenient for morning coffee, snacks and an ATM. Although there were no restaurants within walking distance, everything was a very short drive. This was also a great location for access to the major birding areas.

The only drawback, if you could even call it that, was that they don't accept credit cards so we had to bring travelers checks to pay for the room.

When we return to Cape May next fall, we will definitely stay here again. I would highly recommend this motel.

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 October 2007

We stayed at this motor Inn just recently and had a great time. We were in town for a wedding and the town was sold out, but not knowing the area this was a great find. It is just a short drive to local tourist areas or walking distance to shops and the beach. The room was an ok size, being there just for the weekend it was good for us. The people were amazing. I never saw such excellent customer service. My brothers room needed the ac unit to be switched out on Saturday night after coming home from the wedding. The maint man was easy to track down and even cared about my neice and newphews well being and swept his work area after doing his job.
Pool looked very nice and refreshing but we did not have time to enjoy it. I hope to make it back one day and get to really experience Cape May.
I hope you find this hotel as charming as we did!

  • Stayed: September 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 October 2006

I stayed at the Cape Harbor for one night in October with several friends on a birdwatching trip. We were not looking for luxury, just clean, comfortable accommodations at reasonable rates, and that's what we found.

The Cape Harbor is located a short drive from the historic center of town, and just a few blocks from a full-service convenience market.

The room's furnishings were in good condition and the bed was very comfortable. The room was conveniently laid out, with good lighting. It had a kitchenette area equipped with a sink, countertop space, and a small refrigerator (with a freezer compartment just big enough to refreeze my blue ice pack). A coffeemaker was provided, but guests must provide the coffee and filters. There's no stove or microwave.

It was a chilly night, and the heater worked well and unobtrusively. The wall-mounted color TV had great reception. Although closed for the season, the outdoor pool area looked attractive and well cared for.

For future stays I would request a room a bit farther from the metal staircase that leads to the second floor, as late-arriving guests created short-lived but noticeable noise.

The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful, responding cheerfully to any special requests. They seemed eager to make our stay pleasant.

I highly recommend this birder-friendly motel.

  • Stayed: October 2006, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 July 2014
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Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 July 2014
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 July 2012
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: 715 Pittsburg Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-2716
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Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Cape May
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Swimming Pool
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Ranked #23 of 37 Hotels in Cape May
Price Range: £41 - £150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 32
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