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“Loved it!” 4 of 5 stars
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Victorian Motel
223 Congress Place, Cape May, NJ 08204   |  
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Ranked #2 of 42 hotels in Cape May
Middletown, New York
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This was our first time at the Victorian. Walked passed it last year while on a day trip. Booked it the next week, and so glad we did. Centrally located, this hotel allowed for the full Cape May experience! Room was very clean, and updated. Friendly staff. 1/2 block to beach, stores and restaurants right outside your door..yet surprisingly very quiet at night.
Kids loved it too! Nice pool. Only minor *critiques*..no tv or A/C unit in bedroom(we had the 2 room eff), and the pool does close early..7:00.
This is the ONLY hotel we would stay at while in Cape May! Thanks for a great experience.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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pennsylvania
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

For many years we have been staying at the Victorian Hotel and what a great place. We just returned from this hotel again and the hotel is an excellent place to stay. The hotel is mostly families and each unit gets one parking spot. We stay in the the suites on the first floor and the hotel is spotless. The hotel is right at the tip of the Washington Street Mall and a long block to the beach. The owner is always on site so if you ever have any questions, John is always willing to help you out. The cleaning staff really work hard.
There are three floors and also an elevator. There is also a kitty pool - however - I wish there were more umbrella's around the pool and more comfortable chairs.
The air conditioning is in the front room - however we turned it on high and absolutely could feel it back in the bedroom. There is no TV is the bedroom which I personally like.
I addressed a problem with John - someone was saving a table for later in the day and put a cooler and towels on a table with an umbrella and the people after 1 1/2 hours never came out. They were saving the table for later. John immediately said he would handle the situation.
If you are thinking about this hotel - go - you will be very happy with it. There is a reason it is rated #1 on Trip Advisor. I rarely - if ever - have given any hotel a 5 star rating.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We just returned from 4 great nights at the Victorian Motel.
This property is perfect for families. First off, the location is amazing facing the Washington Street Mall. The motel is about a block to beach and surrounded by restaurants, ice cream shops, arcades, mini golf, candy stores, etc. There is also an ACME and liquor store a few blocks away. We walked everywhere and didn't need a car for any part of our stay.
We stayed in room 310 which had a bedroom with 2 double beds, living room with pull out couch, dining table and kitchenette. It was not andy but perfect and family friendly. Our room was on 3rd floor and had 2 chairs outside our door which overlooked the pool.
The pool was huge and had lots of chairs, tables and umbrellas to use. There were also several outside BBQ's for families to use in pool area and on a 2rd floor patio area.
Minor issues are only air conditioner and tv are in living area but didn't really miss either. We had a decent breeze from bedroom windows and one tv was enough.
Check in and out here easy and staff very nice. We will be back.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Westfield, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We used to stay in Wildwood Crest and have visited Cape May many times. Last year we stayed at a B&B in Cape May and this year we decided to try the Victorian Motel always remembering it as the hotel at the end of Washington Mall.

We knew going in what to expect. It is an older motel that will not have the latest amenities , but is kept clean, has a great location, very convenient and a pool for the children. Overall, it was an enjoyable stay especially for the kids. We stayed in a two room efficiency and did not feel crowded.

The location can't be beat. Within two minutes you are in the mall. Within five minutes you are at the beach. There are many restaurants nearby including the Blue Pig at Congress Hall. Lodging in Cape May have some of the highest prices rooms in the country. Given the type of hotel and the location the overall price of the room is appropriate.

A few recommendations for the hotel staff:

1) The WiFi does not work. I tried from multiple locations on the property and at different times. I could never get connection on an iPod, iPhone or iPad. It may work in the office, but certainly not on the third floor.

2) There is only a single air conditioner in a two-room efficiency. Even when keeping the door open, the back room does not get very cool.

3) There should be a second television in the bedroom so you can unwind on the bed after the kids have gone to sleep.

Overall it was a good experience and we would stay at the Victorian Motel the next time we are in Cape May.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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John C, General Manager at Victorian Motel, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Mr. Bielan,

We can't thank you enough for the thoughtful and balanced review of your stay. We truly appreciate the time you took to write it out and share with us. We apologize about the connectivity issues during your stay. I checked our logs, and we may have had an issue with an out-side repeater, which we think has been addressed.
Our team will take a serious look at your other reccommedations and see how they can be implemented.
We're happy you remembered us and gave us a try, we hope you'll become a regular visitor.
Thanks again,
John
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We had a wonderful trip to Cape May. John and his staff were pleasant, competent, and very professional. The cleaning staff really worked hard and quick. The location is the best in Cape May. If we had questions regarding where in Cape May we could find a particular service, John was right there with the answer. We have been coming to Cape May and the Victorian for many years. Hopefully, next year's trip will be just as enjoyable. I know that by staying in the Victorian, that part of the trip will be great!!!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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John C, General Manager at Victorian Motel, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
We are thrilled you had such a wonderful time at the Victorian, Even though we cant identify you by user name we trust that we treat all with the same professionalism. We appreciate you mentioning it and will share your comments with the rest of our staff. Look forward to a return visit,
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Belvidere, New Jersey, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Again another GREAT stay at the Victorian. This was the 10th yr. that we have stayed there. My friends and I cannot thank John and staff enough. Clean rooms , not sure what Julie Z is talking about. John and staff have always been very nice and helpful. And of course we have our room reserved for next year.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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John C, General Manager at Victorian Motel, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
You girls are so much fun, Thanks for spending your weekend with us. We appreciate the thoughtful comments and will print and share them with the staff. BTW the M&M's are all gone.
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York, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

My husband has been staying here since he was a boy. We just recently returned from our fifth trip to The Victorian as a family and couldn't imagine staying anywhere else in Cape May. It's the perfect location, close to the beach, shopping, and dining. The staff is friendly and helpful and the room are neat & clean. Over the years, we have stayed in every type of room they offer and have never been disappointed. We have already booked our room for next year and are hoping to make a trip back in October to celebrate my husband's birthday.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Victorian Motel

Address: 223 Congress Place, Cape May, NJ 08204
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Cape May
#1 Best Value Hotel in Cape May
#4 Romantic Hotel in Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Victorian Hotel Cape May
Victorian Motel Cape May

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