We checked in at The Star for a mid-week two-day stay and were happy to find an ocean view room within our budget. The room was clean, the hotel decor ecletic (think Victorian Eastlake chairs with modern accessories), towels and linens nice and an attractive marble bathroom. Our room (2nd floor of the house) was super tiny. It's all we needed but it might not work for those wanting more elbow room. There is only a nightstand width between the queen bed and the wall. One dresser and one chair. An open closet provides a place to hang clothes and fit one carry-on suitcase. The bath could really use a shelf for personal belongings. We like a firmer mattress but it was fine.
Unlike Rhona F. described in another review we were not told about any complimentary goodies :( A complimentary morning cup of coffee seemed kind of expected since the house feels more like a B&B than a hotel but it was not to be. Snacks and drinks were available by the check-in counter for a fee. Since The Star is part of Congress Hall we received complimentary lounge chairs, towels and an umbrella at the beach. We enjoyed that! Unfortunately we were not told in advance that we could have taken advantage of this perk earlier since we arrived before check-in. The hotel is centrally located to the beach, many restaurants and The Mall. The very bored looking front desk girl was pleasant enough but couldn't answer many questions. All other staff we encountered at The Star and Congress Hall were noticeably upbeat and attentive. We rented bikes from Congress Hall ($7. for an hour/$12 for the day) and had a great time exploring. A guy (who reminded us of Samwise Gamgee or a little leprechaun) at the bike rental was very friendly and helpful.
All in all we would definitely recommend this hotel to others.
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- Also Known As:
- The Star Hotel Cape May
- Star Hotel Cape May