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Mt. Vernon Motel

Beach Drive & First Ave., Cape May, NJ 08204
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#33 of 37 hotels in Cape May

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Cape May, Mt. Vernon Motel is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Mt. Vernon Motel makes it easy to enjoy the best of Cape May.

Rooms at Mt Vernon Hotel offer a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

A pool will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Mt. Vernon Motel, free parking is available.

While staying at Mt. Vernon Hotel, visitors can check out The Stephen Smith House (0.7 mi) and The Colonial House (0.7 mi), some of Cape May's top attractions.

Travelers looking to enjoy some ribs can head to The Lobster House, The Merion Inn, or Tisha's. Otherwise, you may want to check out a sushi restaurant such as Iron Pier Craft House.

If you are interested in exploring Cape May, check out one of the art galleries, such as Washington Street Gallery and Guardian.

Mt. Vernon Motel is sure to make your visit to Cape May one worth remembering.

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PAJAY wrote a review Jul 2020
Auburn, PA344 contributions126 helpful votes
We have vacationed in Cape May for over 40 years, we've always loved the place and have been to this motel numerous times. After having been in OC Maryland in a hotel that was incredible, and about $75 a night less than the Mt. Vernon (we had an ocean front with balcony in OC), we won't be returning to the Mt Vernon. We walked into the room and it was 90+ degrees as the AC was off, not sure when it was on last. The room had a musty smell to it, but after running the AC a couple of hours, the smell went away. However, whenever the AC turned off, the smell came back. The room was ok, however I think it was the first hotel I've stayed at that didn't at least have a coffee maker in the room. TV was old, but it worked. Biggest turnoff were the number of people smoking in front of their rooms. I'm not sure about the smoking policy at other hotels in Cape May, but I think everyone that smoked stayed at this hotel. When you're not exposed to it much anymore, the smoking was annoying as we couldn't sit in front of our room due to it. Sorry Mt. Vernon, we won't be returning.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Milino2015 wrote a review Oct 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania5 contributions10 helpful votes
Motel was spotless and in a great location. The cleaning people were thorough and friendly. The view from our room was amazing and they also have a sundeck on the second floor. Great clean Motel which I would recommend to friends, clients and family.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Room Tip: Second floor for good ocean view.
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Response from Kathy M, Manager at Mt. Vernon Motel
Responded Oct 9, 2019
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the kind words and we hope to see you in the future.
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Ralph wrote a review Aug 2019
20 contributions5 helpful votes
Looking at the pictures of the hotel on the internet makes it look like a nice place to visit. When checking in I was handed a key to the room which, to me, is an indicator that the motel has not been updated. When heading to the room you have to pass people sitting outside their room or pool side smoking. For non-smokers, not so nice. When entering the room there was a smell of cleaning chemicals. The room was clean and the bathroom looks like it was recently renovated. Then everything went downhill. For the price of the room it was lacking essentials like shampoo, hand cream, etc. I went to the front desk and asked and was told the motel does not supply those items. Of course we had to purchase shampoo from a local drug store. Also, it was lacking a coffee maker. These items have been automatically supplied in any hotel I have visited in the last 10 years. As I stated, the room smelled clean until the air conditioner kicked in - then we would get a slight mildew smell. There was so much wrong with this room for the price we paid. The towels were slightly above Motel 6 towels in thickness. The shower head is non-adjustable and no exhaust fan in the bathroom. The TV was not high definition and a small screen. It did have plenty of channels to choose from. The motel is dated and has that 1950's feel to the rooms. I would not recommend this motel to anyone.
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Date of stay: August 2019
hnh wrote a review Jun 2019
2 contributions3 helpful votes
We booked this motel online for a 1 night stay. When we opened the door there was a musty, damp smell. I think it's the old carpet. I tried to put the air conditioner and it made it worse. There was an old crusty bed spread (disgusting). They were lacking basic amenities that all o0ther hotels/motels provide: There was no phone in the room (Their WiFi does not work) There was no shampoo, conditioner, lotion bottles - lacking basic amenities There was a coffee pot but no coffee, sugar, etc. We had to pay for beach access We were only there for 1 night and the mean blonde lady at the front desk would not allow my 3 year old to get in the pool for a few minutes after check out. She claimed "It's for insurance reasons" I have never heard of that ever. Mean Lady. I will definitely not be returning to this Motel ever again. I felt robbed. There was an envelop to tip the housekeeping staff. Really!!!
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Stay Away From This Motel. It's overpriced
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MARILU_HO wrote a review May 2019
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania152 contributions26 helpful votes
I have always given this hotel top reviews. I don't give out 5's because I feel any place has room for improvement. I do have to agree with another review about the smoking. If the windows are open than the smoke comes in the room. It would be nice to have a no smoking policy both in and out. We also wish they would put in more outlets for chargers. We unplug the light at the front window to put a power strip for our charges. This is an old fashion "mom and pop" motel.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: The rates on this motel are seasonal. Very close to the beach and walking distance to a small...
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$153 - $424 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mt. Vernon Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Mt. Vernon Motel?
Nearby attractions include South Cape May Meadows (0.4 miles), Washington Street Mall (0.5 miles), and Cape May Stage Professional Equity Theater (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mt. Vernon Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Mt. Vernon Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Mt. Vernon Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mt. Vernon Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Westside Market, Cape May Peanut Butter Co., and Chill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mt. Vernon Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Mt. Vernon Motel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Cape May.
Are there any historical sites close to Mt. Vernon Motel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Sunset Beach Gifts (2.2 miles), World War II Lookout Tower (2.0 miles), and Historic Cold Spring Village (3.3 miles).
Does Mt. Vernon Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Mt. Vernon Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.