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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014
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  • Location
    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
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mount Znoy
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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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14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My family has been staying at the Avondale every beach vacation for the past five years. One year we booked late and they didnt have any vacancies, so they referred us to another hotel. But we will always come back to the Avondale. Charlie and his staff are extremely friendly and greet you with a smile. I, myself, can sit... More

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Glenwood, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Due to personal circumstances, this vacation was very important to the wife and I. The nice thing about Avondale and Charlie and Barbara is that they get it. They make improvements every year and they don't just run in place as we've seen other lodgings described here. However, they are not adverse in admitting mistakes and then correcting them -... More

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Roswell, Georgia
5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This is the cleanest hotel I have ever stayed at in my 40+ years of traveling for both business and pleasure. Everything went great from check in to check out. Great location! Walk to just about everything - beach, dining and shops. We were in Cape May for the World Series of Birding, which is an annual event held nearby.... More

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Berlin, Germany
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I spent two nights at the Avondale by the Sea - one planned and the other one after checking out from an Atlantic City Hotel - unplanned. The owner and the staff were very friendly, caring and communicative - but this was off season; so maybe there was more time as in summer. All rooms have ocean view, but not... More

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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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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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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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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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