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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2007
carley3 Pennsylvania
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2007

We just returned from spending three nights at the Avondale. The parking situation was excellent, the staff was kind, and the rooms were nice. The location couldn't be better. We also found the hotel to be accommodating to young children as they have a baby pool and they even offered us a crib and diaper pail at no extra charge.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2007

OK here's the scoop. Pros: great location, you are close to just about everything. Reasonable room price. Rooms are clean and staff is very friendly. Good breakfast included. Cons: Pool does'nt open until 9:30am and closes promptly at 6pm. No elevators, so count on lugging your luggage up three floors. (the best rooms have private balconies) Do not get an... More

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Washington DC
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2007

Our family stayed at Avondale by the Sea for a long weekend. After reading the good reviews on Trip Advisor, I was surprised to find that our room was quite dirty. Our socks were black after walking in the room without shoes, which made us very nervous having our baby crawl in the room on the dirty carpet. There were... More

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Horsham, PA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2007

My wife and our two children have been staying at the Avondale for the past seven or eight years, so we were obviously pleased with the accomodations. This year, however, was an incredibly disappointing exception. We checked in, opened the door to our room, and were overwhelmed with the pungent smell of urine. There was no mistaking the odor. My... More

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New York, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2007

Well, being on vacation several times around the country I'd say this one exceeded my expectations even after reading reviews on tripadvisor.com. I can add this: if you are planning to stay in Cape May for a 3-4 days, week or even more... stay at Avondale. Why? Close proximity to the beach, all kinds of shops and nightlife spots. If... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2007

Wife and I stayed for three nights and the Avondale exceeded our expectations. Property and room were immaculate. Great location and the staff was very personable and helpful. Continental breakfast was more than adequate. Room had a kingsize bed which was very comfortable and the property has been renovated within the past 18 months or so. Only complaint is that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2007

Clean Hotel, friendly staff, excellent location, quiet and restful Yet close to everything . Walking distance to shops, dining and historic homes. Booked a balcony suite and loved the view of the ocean. The rockers were a nice place to sit and sip coffee or read a book or just watch the waves crashing, kite flyers or kids having a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2007

Everything was great! Immaculate rooms, shower, bathroom, grounds, pool, breakfast area, what more can be said. The balcony view of the beach was beautiful, and the sounds of the waves in the evening were mesmerizing. The location of the hotel is in walking distance of all the quaint shops, and restaurants and a stones throw from the beach. Places to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2007

We stayed at the Avalon for the 4th time for our anniversary. we just love the location! It is always clean and the staff are very freindly. The place is quiet at night, there but never any vacancies on the weekend. We requested a room with a private balconey and this time found that you could hear the waves crashing... More

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Johnstown Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2007

Avondale was a terrific place to vacation. Its a great location, wonderful staff, and a totally relaxing town. Shopping was fantastic at this time of year, and all the clerks were extremely nice and helpful. If you want a great time, stay at the Avondale. The suites are wonderful and very very clean.

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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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