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“Great Post Labor Day Vacation” 5 of 5 stars
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The Star
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   29 Perry Street, Cape May, NJ 08204   |  
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Ranked #18 of 42 Hotels in Cape May
Brooklyn, NY
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Post Labor Day Vacation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We spent a really great few days with my 7 month old daughter and a 3.5 year old son. Crib was provided to us, and my son slept on the pullout couch in the front. We were given plenty of sheets, pillows and blankets. The location is superb, really close to the beach. There was a great coffee shop two doors down with wifi, and there was also wifi inside the room. Someone was in the room twice a day making sure everything was super tidy and clean. I hope that I can find the same great deal next year (bought mine on Livingsocial this year at 50% off) and we would definitely be back again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Monroe Township, Nj
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We recently got back from a 3 day stay at the Star Inn in early September. The location is just great. We hardly used our car. Short walk to the beach, restaurants and Washington Street Mall. Everyone at the Star Inn greeted us warmly each time we came in or went out. We loved going over to Congress Inn for breakfast with their great outdoor seating. We will be back.

Room Tip: We were on the top floor. Although the room was very nice I think next time we will stay on the 2nd...
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Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

While the Star Inn room I stayed in was on the 3rd floor, it was the largest room and had a lovely view of the ocean. It was a perfect location to wander thru Cape May on foot and leave the car behind. Also we were 1 block from the ocean. Having the use of the Congress Hall amenities -- ie pool, beach lounge chairs, towels, and umbrellas was wonderful. No packing those things. The room was very clean and the bed was comfy.

Room Tip: If you want to wake up and see the ocean and have a little extra room for a few days, pick the 3rd f...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We stayed here in the efficiency suites motel for a one week stay with our two primary school aged daughters in August 2012. The location really could not be better. Almost directly between the beach and the Washington Street Mall. One day at the beach we realized the closest available bathroom was our room at the inn versus walking a bit further down the beach to the public facilities! Location drives the price for the Star Inn as well as the included amenities across the street at Congress Hall. We made regular use of the pool at CH and dined at the Blue Pig twice for breakfast. Check CH reviews directly to better understand the pool, beach amenities, Blue Pig, etc.

Housekeeping service at the Star Inn was twice daily and they did a very nice job of keeping things clean. Fresh towels galore and housekeeping tried keeping our living area tables straightened up even though we had just about more stuff than would fit into the room. Bathroom was super clean at all times and very nice towels and bed linens. I could never figure out if the kitchen dishes were in or out of scope for housekeeping to take care of. Sometimes housekeeping took care of the dishes but many times not.

The Star Inn, at least the efficiency motel, takes a bit of a back seat on maintenance. When we arrived on day one, four of the six bulbs in our above-sink bathroom light were burned out. I asked to have the fixture re-lamped. Upon returning from dinner three bulbs were replaced but one was still out. I asked a second time the next day and on the second day all six lights were working. Many exterior lights on the building that reflect up on the columns were also out - I think I counted 5-6. I asked that those be fixed several times throughout the week and only about half were ever fixed. The stairway up to our room was actually quite dark as a result. The public bath on the first level in back of the main inn was pretty sub-par. Cheapest possible fixtures and about 100+ degrees in the room at all times because the bathroom shared a small space with the ice machine. We never actually used that bathroom. The upholstery in the living area if our room was well worn and really in need of replacing. Barely passable for an almost $500 night suite.

If you have young kids in strollers, the first floor is probably better for you. If kids are out of strollers I'd go for the 2nd floor. Our sleep quality was good - we only heard noise/thumping one night out of seven we think from the unit below ours.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Staten Island, New York
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3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

As always great! We have been going to Cape May for 20 years & have been staying at the Star since it opened & we love it! It's intimate & cozy. We like the idea of having all the amenities at Congress Hall, without having to stay in the bigger hotel! The staff are all wonderful & helpful with anything that you might need. I liked two new things this year. Before going on our vacation in August, I received a call from Dan with the Cape May resorts group to ask if he could make any reservations for us, whether they were dinner or any excursions.He made all our dinner reservations, which was one less thing I had to worry about before leaving for our trip. Great idea! Secons, the Star now delivers breakfast to your room with advance notice. We didn't use the service, but another way to keep up with the times. It's a great place to go, sit back & just watch life in Cape May. Nice upgrades to the rooms as well! Thanks again for another wonderful vacation!

Room Tip: We stay in Room 3 every year & it is very quiet with a view of the ocean.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Flemington, New Jersey
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82 reviews 82 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012 via mobile

Quaint setting with access to all Congress Halk resort services. Good option for those without kids. Quiet, private, clean and comfortable. And much less expensive than the rooms in Congress Hall. New option for 2012 to have breakfast delivered to your room. Rooms have also been updated for 10th Anniversary year.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Linwood, New Jersey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Our room was perfect. My kids loved the second family room area that the room had to offer. At night we would sit out on the deck in the rocking chairs listening to the ocean waves. The room was always cleaned on a daily basis and the staff was very nice!
I would reccomend the Star to anyone that needs a little R&R anytime of the year.

  • Stayed July 2012, 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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Address: 29 Perry Street, Cape May, NJ 08204
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa
Hotel Style:
#12 Romantic Hotel in Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Star 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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