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Avondale by the Sea

609 Beach Avenue, Beach & Gurney St, Cape May, NJ 08204
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  • 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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Red Bank, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We love the Avondale hotel; wouldnt stay anywhere else when we visit Cape May. The 2-room suites are the perfect size for a family of 4. The location means you can walk to many things; with direct access to the beach and promenade a HUGE plus. Pillows are a little hard (will bring my own next time) and the shower... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

We've just returned from our 5th stay at the Avondale and once again, we're quite pleased with our choice of accomodations. As a bit of a germophobe (and traveling with two children ) I do generally do a sweeping "cleanliness" check of all roooms immediately upon check in whenever we travel. Our youngest child does have skin and dust sensitivities... More 

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Chestnut Ridge, New York, United States
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103 reviews 103 reviews
14 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This had to be our 4th time at The Avondale. I see people complain about the tile floors, I agree bring slippers but a much cleaner feel than dirty hotel rugs. Shower is great, I want the same one for home! I would bring my own pillow next time since I found pillows too hard for me. Pool is very... More 

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Chatham, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Avondale has the BEST location in Cape May, period! It is beach-front, directly across from the main shops/restaurants on the boardwalk, your view is unobstructed beach/ocean from your balcony, and your side street leads directly to the Washington Street Mall, which is the main shopping/dining destination in town. Hotel is completely non-smoking (except for the balconies, unfortunately) and has a... More 

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Middletown, Connecticut
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

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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163 reviews 163 reviews
16 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

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
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

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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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 hotel reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

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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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): $$
Number of rooms: 46
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Also Known As:
Avondale By The Sea Hotel Cape May
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Cape May
#10 Family Hotel in Cape May
#11 Romantic Hotel in Cape May

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