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“Great time in Cape May”
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The Grand Hotel
Ranked #13 of 37 Hotels in Cape May
Waterbury, Connecticut
2 reviews
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“Great time in Cape May”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

I had a great time here. It was wonderful waking up the Ocean in your backyard. We had a semi-private balcony that gave us a side view of the ocean. Amazing to see the dolphins while swimming. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful to answer questions but I felt they could have given us more information on the beach prices and trolley cars when we checked in. The outdoor pool is beautiful and had room for everyone. Great family place. We especially enjoyed Bill, the steel drum guy that played at the pool during happy hours. We dined at Hemingways, the hotel restaurant and I may have had the best prime rib of my life their. We also did lunch at the pool, that was equally as good. All in all, a great place for fun and family.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

We got married on the sun deck of the hotel and did our reception in the penthouse ballroom. All of our family and friends only had wonderful things to say about the venue, hospitality and food, it was all top notch. Katlyn, the wedding coordinator, is fabulous. She is so easy to work with and was always willing to answer any of my questions. I was planning a wedding from across the country, which originally I had been stressed out about but Katlyn was so organized and on top of things that everything came together just as I had imagined it. Katlyn and her staff were really great and took such great care of us and our guests. It's a beautiful place for a beach wedding!

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Morris County, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014

On a whim, I took my young adult son and daughter with me to Cape May for a few days. It is a lovely town with fabulous restaurants. We stayed at the Grand Hotel which is directly across from the beach. All of the beaches are public here, so the Grand was as close as we could get to the sand. Besides the beach being amazing, we loved the rooftop sundeck. This was really great on the overcast days because we could relax on loungers, read and hear the sounds of the surf. The pool looked really inviting, but we preferred the salt water of the ocean.

The room met my three standards of clean, comfortable, and quiet. The staff was very helpful, especially Nathan, who made our stay extra nice, by answering all of our questions about the locale. We had breakfast for one morning at the Grand's buffet, but I am not a huge bacon and egg person, so I had to go elsewhere for my usual yogurt and berries. In all, the Grand was simply grand and a perfect mid-week get away for the three of us.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

We took the family the grandkids are 3 1/2 and there was everything got them when it Came to entertaining them. Face painting, Magician a indoor and outdoor pool. The adults had pool service at all times we have traveled last year to Disney and decided to go to cape may this year. Not a mistake highly recommend the grand the only negative on the service at the grand the desk service were not to helpful in dinner tips of restaurants For family one service desk person never looked up at all to notice there there were people waiting for help or check. courtesy is what is important we are paying good money just a " will be with you in a minute "show she knows acknowledges people. Training is needed

  • Stayed July 2014
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

I have to say it was an amazing time. Loved the pools and the ocean views. Joey at the front desk was so professional and accommodating and couldn't do enough for us. He truly is an asset to the Grand Hotel. Thanks for everything. Sincerely, James and Suzanne Nestor.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Durham, North Carolina
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

The experience we had at the Grand Hotel was a good experience. The best experience was the BED. It was huge and very comfortable. My family all stayed at this hotel for our reunion, and they ALL said the same thing about their beds too. The cleanliness was also notable. My girlfriends loved the colors and the decor. she also liked the double sinks that allowed two people to wash at the same time. The outside porch was nice too. The view was not the best, but it was there. We would stay here again. Our only problem was one of the sinks was slow. We asked them to fix it and after we got back to the room, it did not seem to be fixed.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

Way over priced for what you get. Out dated room, damp carpet and rusty fixtures in the bathroom. Nice outdoor pool and has an indoor pool and restaurant. Staff was nice. You can rent bikes on the premises. Good location near the beach. Cost was double of what it should be.

Stayed July 2014
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Additional Information about The Grand Hotel

Property: The Grand Hotel
Address: 1045 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-1613
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Cape May
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Grand Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 173
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Oceanfront Grand Hotel of Victorian Cape May is one of the largest Resort and Convention Centers along the Jersey Cape. The Grand Hotel can accommodate everyone, from Business Groups to Wedding Receptions and Vacationing Families to Family Reunions. The Grand Hotel of Cape May is dedicated to recreating the grandeur of a by-gone era while providing all of the modern comforts and conveniences for a most enjoyable stay. The perfect place to dance, dine, relax, swim and sun in Victorian Cape May. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Grand Cape May
Grand Hotel Of Cape May
The Grand Hotel Cape May, New Jersey

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