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Jetty Motel
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   2nd and Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204   |  
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Ranked #25 of 42 hotels in Cape May
North Plainfield, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Other Jetties in the Sea”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

For a discount hotel in a prime location, this place is on par. Right at the end of Beach Ave & just steps from the ocean, the surrounding area is usually pretty quiet. The king rooms on the first floor are spacious enough, and they contain a small kitchenette w/ microwave & mini-fridge. The rooms are slightly outdated, but none as much as the ~16" tube tv included in the amenities. Unfortunately, the beds are extremely hard & uncomfortable, and we found it nearly impossible to sleep. The beach construction (occurring all nite & through the morning when we left) was also very much to blame. Personally, I would not revisit this hotel, even under better circumstances. Between the terrible bed & obviously permeable walls, there are plenty of other choices on the cape.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Sellersville, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

11/11/12 - 11/18/12 Stayed there for eight days and had a no problems at all. The staff was helpful in finding places to eat and places to order in from. it's great to wake up and walk 100ft to see the ocean and if any one is fishing.
Room was warm and clean and priced well. Shower had all the hot water i needed to warm back up after fishing or site seeing all day
WIFI was a nice added benifit.
front desk staff was alway ready to answer any question or just chat a little.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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9 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We stayed here the weekend just before Hurricane Sandy is to arrive. The staff was exceptionally nice and upgraded our room upon check-in. The room is old fashioned with some rust here and there but was very clean. The bed, however, was way too hard and sleeping was not easy. We have been coming to Cape May every Oct. to celebrate our anniversary and we got married right across the street on the beach. It was so wonderful to have such a short walk to the beach where we said our vows. As we were leaving, taking our last look at the beach area, we saw the water level rising and coming towards the street. I hope that the area isn't hurt too badly. God bless Cape May!!

Room Tip: View is very nice from upper rooms, however you must take stairs, there is no elevator. Our room had...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rockaway, New Jersey
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We have stayed in the Jetty Motel, on and off, since 1980. The former owners....George and Vicki were wonderful. They took pride in their business, as it was passed down from George's family. The Jetty motel was always being upgraded and it was as clean as any 4-5star accommodation that you can find. After it was sold, I would like to know what happened! i don't think it has been updated since the business was sold.We spent the October 14th, 2012 weekend there and we will never stay again. The room was totally not acceptable...mold in the bathroom tub and rust around the bathroom sink. I was so upset that I even looked under the bed where I found a thick layer of dust I feel that if you have a business, take time to upgrade and maintain a place where guests will always come back. Again, Cape May will always be my family's second home.....but never at the Jetty Motel.....how very sad!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Johns, Pa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

When in Cape May NJ, I always stay, at my second home the Jetty Motel. I've been staying there for all most 13 yrs now and have always found it to be comfortable, clean,and friendly!!! The staff there are incrediable!!!!! Cindy,acting manager is the most accomadating person you will find her staff go all out to please your every need. Everyone there makes you feel welcome. I've met people there that have become my dearesy friends. I'll be back, again and again and again!! Love you guys!!!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Marlton, New Jersey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

The Jetty Motel has a friendly, homey atmosphere. It is a basic motel, clean, nicely decorated and, best of all - and what you are really paying for - the beach is right across the street. The motel does not provide beach tags on the deposit system so you do have to purchase tags. Motel is built in a basic "L", so views depend on location of room - we had a nice view of the light house from the small "kitchen" window. All second floor rooms have ocean views - no elevator. First floor rooms do not. Each room has a couple chairs placed outside in front of the unit however there are no "private" balconies or patios - all common walkways. All rooms front on the pool which is average size for a motel, was clean and enjoyed by quite a few guests but not overcrowded. Unless you are a walker or bring/rent bikes, you will want to drive to most of the restaurants and shopping as it would be a bit of a hike. Our room had a kitchenette - table, coffee pot (coffee not provided bring your own), microwave, fridge, sink....they do provide dishes and utensils and dish detergent too! There is no onsite restaurant or bar. There are a couple places that are within walking distance but not the best that Cape May has to offer. Bathroom amenities are limited to soap but I usually bring my own toiletries anyway. They also provide coffee/tea and small packaged muffins & danish in the office every morning. Bring towels for the beach/pool. There is plenty of onsite parking, one space per unit. Enjoy!

Room Tip: Good ocean views from second floor.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Just came home from a 3 day weekend in Cape May and stayed at the Jetty Motel. The owner and her management team were wonderful. The location is incredible! As a owner of an exterminating company of course my biggest fear is always bed bugs and I am happy to say that I checked the room that I stayed in thoroughly and found no evidence of any such problem. Past or present. If your looking to stay in Cape May and not wanting a B&B. This motel will not disappoint you!! Trust me.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 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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Additional Information about Jetty Motel

Address: 2nd and Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 42 hotels in Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Jetty Motel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Jetty Motel is only a few steps away from the beach. Here you can swim in the Atlantic, go fishing, or just have fun. We have a full-sized pool with a separate kiddie pool and spacious pool deck. The Jetty offers rooms with two double beds or one king-sized bed featuring air conditioning or heat, cable television, refrigerator, and daily maid service. Washers and dryers are available, and ample off-road parking. We are also close to one of the best birding spots and within walking distance to regularly scheduled bird and butterfly walks. ... more   less 
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