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Avondale by the Sea

609 Beach Avenue, Beach & Gurney St, Cape May, NJ 08204
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Avondale by the Sea
Ranked #15 of 42 hotels in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Latrobe
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Just here last weekend for a couple days of R & R. This hotel is right across the street from the promenade/beach, a very short walk to the Washington Mall, and easy to find with off-street parking. We found our breezeway room to be immaculate. I read about the cold tiled floors and took slippers with me, but the floors... More

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DC
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Perched on one of the choicest locations in Cape May, this facility manages to make staying a bit of an ordeal. The bathroom is tiny, with a very strange counter-top that makes using the toilet, and getting to the shower, a bit of a squeeze. Sometime in the past five years, the decision was make to do away with room... More

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NJ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I stayed at the Avondale by the sea last Summer with the family and it was a nice time. Hotel is very clean, nice people greet you at every turn. The maid service was more than generous with towels and toilet trees. The pool was very nice. The owner knows how to make you feel at home. Location is key.... More

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

My daughter and I visit Cape May every year for our annual mother daughter getaway. This is our 5th year staying here. It is in a wonderful location. We request 2 rooms on third floor facing ocean. Rooms are very large. Layout of room is nice . Nice size area slightly separate from sleeping area contains sink, then toilet and... More

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Mercer, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We make the seven-hour trip from north of Pittsburgh to Cape May each year in May and September. We find it to be a wonderfully welcoming resort with something for everyone. Since it is the oldest resort in America, many of the streets are one lane, making it difficult to navaigate in summer. But in the late spring and early... More

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Clark, NJ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Avondale for 6 nights in August. This was our 3rd or 4th stay there, and it continues to be a favorite destination. As has been said, the location is perfect, within walking distance of the beach, restaurants and the Washington Street Mall. The rooms have been updated recently with tile floors, which are... More

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Chestnut Ridge, New York, United States
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This is our third year at The Avondale so I guess we like it. The location is perfect. They have updated 1/2 of the rooms with another 1/2 to go. Although I like the new furniture the bare floors give it a cold feel. Great idea for sand and sanitary reasons but I would add some type of throw rugs.... More

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Newark, Delaware
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

My husband and I stay her for a weekend. The staff was nice and talkative. The breakfast had many pastries and coffee. Our room was clean and the AC cooled off the room and wasn't too loud like many window models. The bathroom was tiny but clean. Housekeeping lady was nice and did a awesome job and even vacuumed the... More

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Milford, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

We just checked In today to the Avondale by the Sea. I agree that it is across the street from the beach and it is in a very convenient location near restaurants and shops. However I agree with the previous post that the rooms are terrible. We usually stay in suites because I have two teenage boys. These suites are... More

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Philadelphia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Next time I stay in Cape May, NJ, I'll stay anywhere but Avondale by the Sea. I knew we were in for a disappointment when we entered the lobby to check in. It was dated and even smelled old. The property is very conveniently located to Cape May's restaurant/shopping area, and the pool was decent, but the rooms are dated,... More

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Additional Information about Avondale by the Sea

Also Known As:
Avondale By The Sea Hotel Cape May
Avondale By The Sea Hotel
Address: 609 Beach Avenue, Beach & Gurney St, Cape May, NJ 08204
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Family Hotel in Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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