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Avondale by the Sea

609 Beach Avenue, Beach & Gurney St, Cape May, NJ 08204
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Ranked #15 of 42 hotels in Cape May
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Middletown, Connecticut
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This past week at the Avondale was just wonderful. We have stayed here for a good number of years and it is always great. There is a nice warm atmosphere that permeates this sweet hotel. The hosts are some of the nicest people you will ever meet and they will treat you like family. The location is directly across from... More

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Massapequa, New York
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110 reviews 110 reviews
12 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at Avondale a few times over the years. For us, its the best deal in Cape May. First off Charlie, the owner, is always on site cleaning things up and he is real down to earth person. Secondly, the place is clean as a whistle - the rooms are spotless, not your typical beach motel with dated... More

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Union, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been coming to Cape May for several decades. We have stayed at the finest B& B 's as well as many of the best hotels in town. The Avondale provides the best of both worlds! It is a relatively small hotel and as a result, you have the intimacy of a B&B and you have most of the... More

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Phillipsburg, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been staying at Avondale for 8-10 years. We have never had a bad experience or complaint. Charlie and Alex and the housekeeping staff are friendly, helpful, and very accommodating. We will keep returning.

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New Cumberland, PA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 hotel reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in a king room on the second floor for three nights and selected the Avondale based on the TA rating and reviews, which I feel are inflated. AAA would never rate this as a 5 star or even 4 star, but I think a lot of people have stayed here numerous times and like it for the location... More

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Fishkill, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Avondale by the sea is nicely located on Beach Ave and within walking distance of the shops and restaurants that make up the heart of Cape May. It has a great view of the ocean. There isd a nice pool if you don't care for the waves. A continental breakfast is included. My only complaints were that the wall mounted... More

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Mount Znoy
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

I feel like we paid too much. Extra fees for weekends is understandable but the amount is not disclosed on their website. Continental breakfast was disappointing. No fruit or water. But if you like donuts or bagels then you'll be happy. Our room had a sofa bed, when I pulled it out the cover was filthy. So my child shared... More

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Sayre, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Avondale is perfectly located to enjoy the architecture, shopping and ocean in Cape May. The room was large and comfortable, with tile floors throughout, so no damp musty odors or sand. All rooms had ocean views with the center section, where we were on the third floor, seeming to have the better view, but only from a small seating area... More

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Sayre, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This was the first time we ever stayed in Cape May and we will return to Avondale by the Sea. The location was perfect - walking distance to the restaurant and shopping area and the ocean view from the third floor balcony was amazing. The staff was friendly and the room was immaculate.

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Cape May, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

An older and typical shore property with a great location on the Cape May beach. A central location within walking distance of many restaurants and the shopping mall. The facility is older but well kept. Recently installed tile flooring is a negative but improved TV and Internet are positives. Three floors but no elevator, outside access for all rooms. Housekeeping... More

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Address: 609 Beach Avenue, Beach & Gurney St, Cape May, NJ 08204
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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#9 On the Beach Hotel in Cape May #12 Family Hotel in Cape May #14 Romantic Hotel in Cape May
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You’ll find all our rooms are immaculate and comfortable. We are proud that many of our guests return year after year. Our oceanfront location, friendly atmosphere, proximity to restaurants, shops and sites make Avondale by the Sea an outstanding choice for your stay in Cape May. ... more   less 
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