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Beach Shack

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   205 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204
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Ranked #26 of 42 hotels in Cape May
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
ngn2514 New York City, New York
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I normally don't like to review, but i also don't like to feel annoyed while on vacation. I had been anxious to stay here as we frequent the restaurant a lot when visiting. Upon arriving we were placed in a room with no sunlight, at the top of the stairs, in front of the ice machine..oh hell no! Not for... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm so happy I found the Beach Shack! I've never vacationed on the Jersey Shore but my family (me, my husband and 9 year old son) were need of a sunshiny, relaxing time and we were not going to find that out in the Hamptons so we took a chance and booked the Beach Shack. I'm so glad we did!!!... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel is average. Nothing special. It is across the street from the beach and is reasonable priced for Cape May. The rooms are nothing fancy. Housekeeping prepares the room well for new arrivals, however the daily housekeeping is below average. They didn't refill the empty tissue box until asked, they didn't replace the paper towels until asked, the sheets... More

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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Beach Shack was just okay. I was told there were no Handicapped parking places and the rooms/grounds are not handicapped accessible. I thought all motels had to have some handicapped parking places. The WiFi only worked in the restaurant or at the pool but not in the rooms.The decor is dated and needs some updating. For the price, it... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent last weekend in Cape May and just loved it. The beach was beautiful and spending time at the Beach Shack was a very friendly family oriented experience! They even have dog friendly rooms. The staff were all very professional, positive, and helpful. Had several delicious meals at the Rusty Nail as well. The service was excellent and I enjoyed... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If it weren't for the beach chairs/umbrellas and the helpful and courteous staff I would give zero stars. We loved the idea of taking our family vacation in Cape May at a family friendly resort. Unfortunately the Beach Shack was not at all what we had hoped for. We stayed from Saturday 8/9 until Wed 8/13 for around $400 per... More

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Belmar, New Jersey
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Other than the location, which is prime, that's where it ended for us. Service at the restaurant was awful!! Slow, slow and slow! No phones in the room to order room service and their wifi wouldn't let us on so there was no cell phone service! They told me to leave the restaurant at 10pm because I had a 3... More

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Hawthorne, New Jersey
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from an excellent vacation in Cape May but the Beach Shack was very underwhelming for the price they charge.I stayed in Room 320 which was recommended by one of the reviews and I would not recommend this room.The 3rd floor is fantastic as far as the ocean views but my view was obstructed by the roof of the... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel because of the location and because of the reputation of the Cape Resort properties. My husband and I have stayed at Congress Hall before and thought this would be a good option because this was a family vacation (6 adults, 3 kids). We stayed 4 nights (Saturday - Wednesday). First the good things: Check-in was... More

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wilmington, DE
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not have a great stay at the Beach Shack. While this property is part of the Cape Resorts properties (Congress Hall, Star Inn, etc.), it has had a slipshod renovation at best and was not worth the $500+ per night price. We started by checking into our "family suite" which turned out to be merely a hotel room... More

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Address: 205 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Beach Shack 3*
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The Beach Shack is a fresh, new, fun alternative for beachfront vacations. You will feel comfortable wearing your flip flops all day long. ... more   less 
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