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Beach Shack

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   205 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204
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Ranked #27 of 42 hotels in Cape May
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Aileen W Eatontown, New Jersey
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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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Eatontown, New Jersey
12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We just returned from a 2nd annual Girls trip to the Beach Shack. We are a group of ladies in our early fifties and loved the Beach Shack last year. We were not disappointed with our most recent trip! The staff is amazing from the front desk, to the beach and at the Rusty Nail Bar. The hotel is loaded... More

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stay at the Beach Shack every year. The staff is always helpful and pleasant. Love the atmosphere of the Rusty Nail. I do wish they opened for breakfast during the week. We stayed end of May into June since it is not peak season I assume is the reason. But I did see a lot of other guests looking... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first experience with the Beach Shack was in 2011. We loved it so much it was the natural place to stay on our return trip. The location is perfect, close to many places to eat and of course the beach. The rooms were comfy, clean, and well-appointed. There was ALWAYS staff around doing something; cleaning, setting out towels, serving... More

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2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife booked a 1 night 2 day stay at the hotel last minute via Booking.com. There was plenty of availability due to the fact that it was last month (June) and the full fled "season" hadn't started yet. Also we booked for mid week. Before we headed out that morning I went to verify the reservation and noticed she... More

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Woodbury, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at this location many times even back to when it was the coachman, and have never had such a poor experience. I booked a family unit with two double bed and got a unit with one, when I told the office about it I was told they were all booked, another way of saying to bad your... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights early 4th of July week and had nice time.. Great Location! Clean with friendly staff! Convient location with restaurant adjacent. Beach chairs on beach and great for little ones... already thinking about booking for next year!

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New York City, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I just stayed at the Beach Shack with some friends for two nights and was very impressed. The staff were super nice to us!! And the whole place had a very chilled beachy feel to it. They have a fire pit and live music to relax by in the evening. They also provide complimentary beach chairs and towels at the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is ocean view. They provide chairs towels and umbrellas. Very California feel. Fire pit and bar nice. Not sure how bad prior reviewers kids were. Staff were not rude at all. Lots if kids around and no one seemed to mind. Will definitely come back.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

didn't know what to expect and everything exceeded our expectations. Since the group of owners own Congress Hall down the street, we knew the place HAD to be good. Shabby Chic surfer décor and good service! Location was PERFECT, across the street from beautiful beach and walking distance to historic town. Rusty Nail is a laid back, bare foot, super... More

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2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

Incredibly stuck up staff. Overheard them talking about my kids being loud in the lobby. (Sorry sometimes my 7 and 4 year old act fussy). Called for extra towels twice and finally had to go downstairs to get them myself. Lady at desk did not even attempt to hold back rolling her eyes infront of me. We were referred to... More

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DotC222, General Manager at Beach Shack, responded to this review

The Beach Shack maintains our responsibility to provide exceptional service to all of our guests and take all comments very seriously. We strive to make sure that all our rooms are clean, our staff is friendly and helpful, and that our guests are satisfied and happy. We welcome families with children, and provide daily children's activities and family fun! I... 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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#15 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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