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Periwinkle Inn
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   1039 Beach Avenue, PO Box 220, Cape May, NJ 08204   |  
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Ranked #26 of 42 Hotels in Cape May
Philadelphia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Last minute getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

My boyfriend and I decided to go to Cape May for a long weekend on a last minute whim. We called numerous places but everything was sold out. Luckily the Periwinkle Inn had vacancy. I was a little skeptical because I read some bad reviews and the front desk area had a smell of smoke. However, as soon as we opened the door to our place I was pleasantly surprised. The room was very nice and very clean, We had a side view of ocean and it was great. The hotel was directly across from the beach with easy access. Our room was cleaned every day and everyone there was extremely friendly. We loved our stay at the Periwinkle and are getting ready to book our trip for next September. Can't wait to go back!!

Room Tip: Some of the first floor rooms aren't able to see the ocean. We liked our second floor room.
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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Toms River, New Jersey, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Loved the Periwinkle Inn. Grounds very pretty, right across from the beach. Room was clean and modern, only compliant is room and bathroom size definitely on the small side. Would stay here again for sure.

Room Tip: Rooms are on the small side, better for couples then families.
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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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North Cape May, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed my stay here as usual right across the street from the beach . This year the hotel hired some new faces that really made a difference . I had exceptional help from Philomena . This woman knows all about Cape May and helped my family and friends make wonderful decisions during our stay. It made a world of difference . As far as the hotel
I have found the help in the past few years ( brash ) I am also not
Pleased with the cash only policy . The rooms are
Nicely appointed and clean .

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Stay away from booking.com AND this place....we needed to cancel our reservation and the hotel said they couldn't help us because we used them and then charged us the full amount. These hotels should let you reschedule your trip. Sometimes a cancellation is unavoidable.

Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
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Newfield, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Our family of three has been to the Periwinkle three times over the last nine years. This last visit was in the middle of September for a Monday through Friday stay. The room was clean, the beds were relatively comfortable, the view from the top (3rd floor, side view towards the front) was unremarkable but adequate. The price was not unreasonable given the time of year. The location of the hotel relative to the beach is great. And the place is pink! You can't miss it.
Smoking is not permitted in the rooms: we don't smoke. However, one is allowed to smoke on the grounds, which includes the balconies. The wind, coming from the beach (nice), caused the cigarette smoke to waft into our open balcony door. Kinda killed the salt air scent. Had to wait out each session. This lasted three days. I mentioned this to the front desk when we departed and got the official shoulder shrug. That was the only major issue.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Little Silver, New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

20 college classmates just returned from two days at the Periwinkle. They came from all over the country, plus Canada, and were treated like gold! Thanks to Patty, Elaina and all the reservations staff.

The Periwinkle is clean, pleasant, convenient and congenial. Don't hesitate to go!

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wallingford, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I had a short stay, one night. The hotel was clean and comfortable. The staff was friendly, the pool was nice and the location was great. Close enough to walk to town but far enough away to avoid the shoulder to shoulder crowds. My only issues were that I wish the pool was open later (open until 7p). Our room did not have an alarm clock (most people have smart phones, but for those without) and I thought it was a little pricey, especially for September but it was not outrageous. I will stay here again.

Room Tip: Some rooms are ocean view, others are pool view. I can't remember if they mentioned this. We l...
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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Periwinkle Inn

Address: 1039 Beach Avenue, PO Box 220, Cape May, NJ 08204
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Periwinkle Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful Cape May, New Jersey is the home of the beachfront Periwinkle Inn Hotel. We are located Oceanfront on Beach Avenue, with breathtaking views of Cape May Beaches! All boutique-like rooms offer modern amenities including flat screen TV's, free wifi, refrigerators and ocean views with private balconies or patios. Five star outdoor pool with complimentary pool/beach towels. Located at the southern most tip of New Jersey, in our nations oldest seashore resort, gorgeous Cape May, New Jersey. This boutique hotel resort epitomizes chic design while offering guests an unmatched level of service. True to our name, we do everything to service our guests and provide wonderful vacation memories. Our hotel attracts travelers from all over the world. The Periwinkle Inn has a distinctive waterfront location, and is right where the Cape May promenade starts, allowing everyone direct access to our beautiful Cape May beach. We are located close to restaurants, sightseeing and everything else Cape May's got to offer. With a large pool surrounded by lush gardens, we provide an ideal location for your Cape May family vacation. Stay with us, you will be glad you did! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Periwinkle Hotel Cape May
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