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Beach Shack

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   205 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Teach220 King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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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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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
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5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
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3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Verona, New Jersey
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We typically stay at the Virginia Hotel, which is also owned by Cape Resorts and since we like it so much we decided to book a couple of rooms for a mini family reunion at the Beach Shack. While the location is good, we were all disappointed with the condition of the rooms and grounds of the building. It seems... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did an extended weekend at the beach shack... we opted for the family suite with a bedroom for the my wife and I and a pull out sofa for our 8 year old. The room had a decent mini fridge, microwave and TV. Loved walking across the street to the beach concierge service where for a smile and a... More

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sussex
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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time our family has been to Cape May, and the Beach Shack remains an enjoyable experience. It's not the most sophisticated of places, and the rooms could be improved (noisy air conditioning, tiny bathrooms), but that is outweighed by the prime location facing the beach, and the great atmosphere of the bar and restaurant. We appreciated... 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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#16 On the Beach Hotel in Cape May
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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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