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The Star
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   29 Perry Street, Cape May, NJ 08204   |  
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Ranked #12 of 42 hotels in Cape May
Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
“Our second stay was disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Although the location is ideal, the accomodations at the Star Inn were not as pleasing on our return trip. For one, the room we were given, which was more expensive than our first stay was smaller, not as nice, and the shower was tiny and leaked all over the floor of the bathroom. A guest from a wedding at Congress Hall was next door to us and kept us up all night slamming doors and talking loudly. I agree with the other reviewer that the walls are paper-thin. This disruption went on for about 2 hours, so we got little sleep our last night there.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

We were there for a wedding at Congress Hall, part if the Star Inn properties so all amenities were included. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. We stayed in the section with a Starbucks located in the lobby. Rooms are well maintained. The rooms are cozy you would not want to hang out in there long. A beautiful ocean view from the 3rd floor. If you have a tall member in your group they must be careful not to hit their head. All in all a great place to stay and be close to everything available in Cape May. For a Cape May property the price is about average. The convenience makes it worth the cost.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Visited early in week . . . no children in the hotel but must admit, we could hear pretty clearly through the walls. Unit clean but needs a little touch up . . . woodwork looking beat. Loved the convenience and the ability to use the amenities at Congress Hall.

Room Tip: Second floor is a must - view of the ocean.
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Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Brooklyn, NY
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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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Monroe Township, Nj
2 reviews
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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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Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
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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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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Additional Information about The Star

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:
#11 Family Hotel in Cape May
#13 Romantic Hotel in Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Star 3.5*
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