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Periwinkle Inn

1039 Beach Avenue, PO Box 220, Cape May, NJ 08204
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Ranked #31 of 42 hotels in Cape May
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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bloomfield new jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

The new improvements didn't help the place if that was the owers intention. We have stayed at the Periwinkel many times in the past but sorry to say this was our last attempt. There isn't enought space to write a really good review but I am going to try to make it short and complete.. Please read all the other... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 13
PeriwinkleManager, Manager at Periwinkle Inn, responded to this review

Hello Valued Customer, I do apologize for your inconvenience. We are working on the mentioned issues. During renovations we had a serious issue with the company that we went through. We were told only 7-10 days prior to opening they could not have the order completed. We had to get what we could to open, things will be different next... More

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
1 review
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

As I write this review 6 out of 10 most recently posted were negative. There is a reason. This will make 7 out of 10. The walls are so thin at this property you literally cannot sleep. I was up all night the first night I stayed. It sounded as if whoever next door was really sick because there was... More

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Shillington, Pennsylvania
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Amenities lacking, such as no dresser, no mirror in suite, no luggage rack, very dim bathroom lighting, TV stand is way too low, no lighting at microwave & counter area. Room was very clean, and office staff were cordial enough, but these things we were accustomed to at the Periwinkle were no longer provided.

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PeriwinkleManager, Manager at Periwinkle Inn, responded to this review

Hello Valued Customer, We apologize for the inconvenience. We did order all custom furniture this winter and sadly the company told us ten days before we opened that they were unable to deliver on their part. We had to get whatever was available at that point. We are working on all the things you have mentioned. Again we apologize and... More

Secaucus, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We stayed exactly one year ago at the Periwinkle. While it was clean and the grounds were very nice, as well as the location near the beach, the beds were hard, pillows flat and the room was very old. But after it appeared on Hotel Impossible, the changes have been very positive. The rooms are immaculate and lovely. Mattress much... More

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PeriwinkleManager, Manager at Periwinkle Inn, responded to this review

Hello Valued Customer, Thank you for your comments and concerns. We did have to raise the rates due to the renovations. We are also such a small inn that we do not have the room for any restaurant to be on the property. We also do not have room for appliances to prepare food. As for the credit cards, the... More

northampton
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Don't expect to get into your room before the check-in time. Well, maybe if they are in a good mood you can get in around 2. Any other hotel will give you the room earlier if it is ready. This place lies and says your room isn't ready. If you stay, don't pay until 3! We don't like the make-over... More

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PeriwinkleManager, Manager at Periwinkle Inn, responded to this review

Hello Valued Customer, Thank you for your comments and concerns. We do apologize that you had to wait until 3pm but if the room is ready before hand we do call you as soon as possible and get you in. We do confirm check in time when you book with us. Check in time is anytime after 3pm and before... More

Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We arrived at the inn and found out that there had been a misunderstanding and that we needed to pay cash for our stay of 4 nights. After some discussion we were able to work it out. We had a great stay, however. The room was newly remodeled and immaculate. The beds were very comfortable and the micro and fridge... More

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PeriwinkleManager, Front Office Manager at Periwinkle Inn, responded to this review

Hello Valued Customer, Thank you for sharing your experience and kind words with us at the Periwinkle Inn. We do appreciate your business and would love to see you next year! We try to make every customer happy and are pleased we were able to help. See you next year. Thank You More

Rochester, Minnesota
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Having to make a cash payment for a 3 day stay is unreasonable. To carry that amount of cash traveling with children is not thinking of the safety of the traveler. I found the room very clean and a comfortable stay for 2 of the nights, the 3rd no air conditioner as it needed repair. Repair was done in a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 8
PeriwinkleManager, Manager at Periwinkle Inn, responded to this review

Hello Valued Customer, Thank you for your comments and concerns. The reason for the cash payments are for a few reasons. We were burnt too many times with the credit cards, unfortunately others ruin it for others. We are also a small Inn and are not open year round. Only six months out of the whole year. Credit card rates... More

Malverne, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Upon arrival we greeted by very friendly staff. We were early and our room was not ready, they promised to call us around 2 or so, and sure enough at 2 pm, they called as promised. We were very pleased. My first impression of the room was that it was very clean. Then it was time for bed, although I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
PeriwinkleManager, General Manager at Periwinkle Inn, responded to this review

Dear Valued Customer, Thank you for your comments and concerns. We have addressed this issue with our staff. We do apologize for the inconvenience and hope you will consider another stay with us in the near future. We appreciate your business.. Thank You More

Conyngham, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We stayed here once again and this year I made a reservation with booking.com. Last year, we stayed here, and as we were checking out a woman was checking in and used a credit card, so we asked why was she able to use her card, and we were told that she booked her room through booking.com. OK, so that... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
PeriwinkleManager, General Manager at Periwinkle Inn, responded to this review

Valued Customer, Thank you for expressing your experience with the Periwinkle Inn. We are working on the credit card issue along with the others you have listed. We do appreciate your business and we would love to have you back for another stay in the near future. We will work on the things mentioned to make your experience better. Thank... More

Green Brook, New Jersey
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

They don't take credit cards, probably because once you saw your room, you would cancel your reservations and get out of here. Yes, they renovated, but they have one mirror in a suite(I use the term loosely) classified as able to sleep five people. Funny how they only have a tiny table for four and utensils for four. They took... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 10
PeriwinkleManager, General Manager at Periwinkle Inn, responded to this review

Valued Customer, Thank you for your comments and concerns. We do take credit cards just not at peak season. The rates on credit cards are very high. We did have supplies in the office to get more wash clothes we would of been more then happy to assist you. We do not have lounges in the pool area due to... More

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Address: 1039 Beach Avenue, PO Box 220, Cape May, NJ 08204
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Romantic Hotel in Cape May
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cape May’s got a new hotel! Introducing the “new” Periwinkle Inn Hotel on the Oceanfront. All rooms at the Periwinkle are brand new and modern. This cosmopolitan type Cape May hotel is sure to please. Located at the southern most tip of New Jersey, in our nations oldest seashore resort, gorgeous Cape May, New Jersey. This boutique hotel resort epitomizes chic design while offering guests an unmatched level of service with the comforts of home for each and every guest. True to our name, we do everything over the top with an authenticity that attracts travelers from all over the world.Staying at this Cape May hotel affords guests sweeping views of the sparkling Atlantic Ocean. The Periwinkle Inn has a distinctive waterfront location, and is right where the Cape May promenade starts allowing everyone direct access to our beautiful Cape May beach. We are located close to restaurants, sightseeing and everything else Cape May’s got to offer. With a large 5 star pool surrounded by lush gardens, we provide an ideal location for your Cape May family vacation. Stay with us, you will be glad you did! ... more   less 
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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#11 Romantic Hotel in Cape May #14 On the Beach Hotel in Cape May
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cape May’s got a new hotel! Introducing the “new” Periwinkle Inn Hotel on the Oceanfront. All rooms at the Periwinkle are brand new and modern. This cosmopolitan type Cape May hotel is sure to please. Located at the southern most tip of New Jersey, in our nations oldest seashore resort, gorgeous Cape May, New Jersey. This boutique hotel resort epitomizes chic design while offering guests an unmatched level of service with the comforts of home for each and every guest. True to our name, we do everything over the top with an authenticity that attracts travelers from all over the world.Staying at this Cape May hotel affords guests sweeping views of the sparkling Atlantic Ocean. The Periwinkle Inn has a distinctive waterfront location, and is right where the Cape May promenade starts allowing everyone direct access to our beautiful Cape May beach. We are located close to restaurants, sightseeing and everything else Cape May’s got to offer. With a large 5 star pool surrounded by lush gardens, we provide an ideal location for your Cape May family vacation. Stay with us, you will be glad you did! ... more   less 
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