I stayed at the Hotel Macomber for a few days in September 2013.We were told this was a real Hotel with B&B charm. For the most part they are right.. but that isn’t always a good thing.
When we checked in, the front desk was very courteous and helpful. We asked for more towels and they called the housekeeping to deliver more to our room wWithin 10 minutes.
The lobby/lounge/ front porch is nice and clean with a nice comfortable atmosphere with attractive furnishings. They also have private outdoor porches in upper levels for certain rooms.
The room was mostly clean as well as the bathroom. The room itself has a wonderful charm. I liked the 2 white painted wood end tables,as well as the beautiful antique chair( see photo).The walls have fairly nice attractive wallpaper. (see photo).The rug looked nice but it wasn’t 100% clean and under the bed there was a lot of dust/dirt( see photo).
The bed had a beautiful bed runner.( see photo) The bed felt fairly firm and was in a beautiful white painted wicker headboard/frame. The thing I didn’t like was it had a foam mattress pad that slid around all the time and caused the sheet to fall out. Speaking of sheets, the bed had a flat sheet where a fitted sheet should have been( they use only flat sheets to make the bed) so the bottom sheet came out all the time( I have only seen this once before in Ocean City NJ… and I vowed never to stay there again).This is very cheap of them.
The LCD TV was on a beautiful white painted wicker dresser. Many drawers. Very attractive looking.( see photo)
The room is a split-ductless AC system. Quiet. fairly efficient. But it says you cant set it under 67 or else it freezes. What’s the point? What if it was 100 degrees out! Bad idea guys.
The fridge wasn’t very practical It has a lot of shelves ( so you cant stand anything up except a water bottle on the door).Plus it doesn’t freeze .So if you want frozen bottles for the beach the next day, I would try another hotel.
The bathroom was clean but poor layout/features. There was no shampoo (only liquid hand soap and some tiny bars of soap( see photo).
No floor mat on tile floor( You could easily slip)
The shower was pretty much a nightmare to use. Although it was nice to have a stand in one, the shower caddy kept dropping any or all of our shower amenities ( see photo).
Also, even though there was a floor trim to try to prevent puddles( see photo),the shower curtain was too short. It made it very easy to cause leaks They gave you not much room to clean yourself (you couldn’t stand far away from the showerhead if you wanted to) The worst part about the shower was the temperature and pressure. Not only the pressure was one of the poorest I have ever seen in a hotel in my life, but it took 5 minutes for the water to heat up as well!
Also the sink itself was poorly designed: Whenever my girlfriend tried to wash her face in the sink, she couldn’t because the glass shelf was sticking out from the wall and always in the way( see photo). The bathroom has no ventilation fan.
The rates after Labor Day were reasonable ( but definitely not worth it mid summer)
The WIFI was a problem. I constantly had trouble connecting to my work laptop). Cmon
The worst part about the room was the noise.We couldn’t sleep through the night any of the days we stayed there. and there’s no one at the front desk after 10 to complain if you did. Of course just about every hotel in the Cape May does but still… If anyone needed it, its this one.
All night long you hear people jumping up and down above you and to the side of the room. You hear door slams outside your room. I had to literally put cotton in my ears in order to sleep for just a few hours! I had to use a portable sound machine. We woke up tired and unrefreshed from lack of sleep.
If they worked on a few of the problems I mentioned I MIGHT go back…… but other than that I wouldn’t recommend it. There are far better hotels in Cape May.
Clean room mostly
LCD TV in room.
Attractive bed frame
Helpful front desk service
Generous with towels.
Nicely rated restaurant built in
Attractive room and furnishings
Close to beach
Close to bagel cafe
Nice porch to hang out at
Price ( at times)
Not so clean rug( especially under bed)
Bathroom has no ventilation fan
Shower curtain could be longer
Bed had no fitted sheet
Water pressure/temp awful in shower
Bad value during peak time in summer( July- Aug) over $200
Shower area very narrow
Shower curtain short
Bathroom had no shampoo/mouthwash/conditioner
Fridge did not freeze
AC easily freezes.
Noisy! (extremely thin walls/doors(you can hear everything from neighbors above and below as well as hallway)
Sink layout poor.
No elevator( it doesn’t sound bad but the stairs are very high and when you are carrying all your luggage it isn’t easy.)
Poor Wireless internet connection (would connect and disconnect frequently)
no hand towels
No floor mat
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built at the turn of the century, the Hotel Macomber is a historic landmark hotel featuring 37 rooms with full amenities. We have everything you need to unplug, unwind, and relax in Cape May, NJ. Located just steps away from pristine, white sand beaches, Hotel Macomber is a family-run hotel where you'll feel right at home. Our prime location and attentive customer service paired with our pristine rooms and convenient amenities have allowed us to be a Cape May destination for many families and guests. We offer you a great getaway location with award-winning fine dining, free parking, and a relaxing atmosphere. Cape May is a quaint, family-oriented seaside resort town rich in Victorian architecture and gourmet restaurants in addition to its many beach related offerings. Our passion for Cap May shows in our customer service. We want you to have the best experience you can in our great seaside town. Consider us for your next reunion or spiritual retreat. After a day of lounging on the beach or sightseeing come relax with us in our historic hotel! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Macomber Hotel Cape May
- Macomber Cape May