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The South Winds

14 Patterson Ave Beach Ave and Patterson Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-1335
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#16 of 37 hotels in Cape May
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The Southwinds is a family friendly motel located just 1/2 block off the beach with 1 bedroom suites and 2 bedroom apartments all with full bath. Additionally there are studios units with full bath as well.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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My husband and I found the place to be exactly as advertised. Our deluxe king suite was nice, clean and spacious in a great location. The staff was great, very accommodating and friendly (esp. Helene). Our only complaint is that the air conditioner was quite loud.
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We had a great time at The South Winds in Cape May. It’s the perfect location; literally steps away from the beach and a short walk into the heart of town. My husband and I were there with our baby and the room set-up was perfect. We had a suite so there was a small second room with a TV and couch where we were able to put our daughter’s pack and play. The staff was friendly and even let us check-out an hour later so my daughter could take her morning nap. There was a mini fridge and little kitchen in the room which was helpful for keeping some snacks and drinks on hand. I was also pleased with the maid service and cleanliness of our room. It was nice to come back from the day to have the bed perfectly made along with clean, fresh towels and toiletries. There was plenty of parking in the lot at the hotel so that was also a plus. There is a balcony that wraps around the hotel with chairs in front of each room so you can sit outside and enjoy the ocean breeze. Lots of pros and the price was reasonable too. I would recommend it and would consider staying there again on future trips to Cape May. It’s a wonderful place to stay!
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Response from Venture11695783643, Owner at The South Winds
Responded Sep 28, 2019
Thank you for the terrific review. We look forward to seeing you next summer..
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We stayed at The South Winds Sep 13-16, 2019. The place was spotless! We got a two bedroom suite that was just like a condo. It had one bedroom with a bed for two and the other bedroom had two twins. There is a pull out couch (we did not use it). There was a living room, a dining table that sat 6 comfortably, and a nice kitchen. It is just across the street from one beach and about four blocks from a cove with very gentle water. It is a five to ten minute walk from the major shopping district. Everybody in our group loved it here! We will stay here again when we come back to Cape May.
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Response from Venture11695783643, Owner at The South Winds
Responded Sep 28, 2019
So glad you enjoyed your stay. My family and I try to make all of our guests feel as if the South Winds is their beach home away from home! We look forward to having you as our guests again.
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My wife and I stayed again at the Southwinds in Cape May NJ, Although I am leary about giving away one of the best kept secrets in Cape May. I will say this is our 7th time staying there. We love the peace and quiet atmosphere. The clean rooms, the excellent staff, and our favorite room with the view of the ocean and you can hear the waves at times.. In addition the location on the side street off the beaten path.....There also are picnic tables to eat outside, easy access ice machine and outdoor showering area to clean the sand off your feet. We also love the closeness to the Rusty Nail and the short walk to the beautiful Cape May Beaches (very close to the Cove). We are going back again to stay for the 8th time October 4th and are very much looking forward to our next adventure in Cape May and our stay at the Southwinds. Most important is the professionalism and personalities of Gwen and Michael. Always a pleasure!!!
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Response from Venture11695783643, Owner at The South Winds
Responded Sep 7, 2019
Thank you for your fabulous review it is always a pleasure to have you as our guests. I could not have described the South Winds any better.!!
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The staff at the South Winds are kind, friendly, welcoming, accommodating, and went above and beyond to make our stay in Cape May even more memorable. The location is ideal, being less than one block away from the beach and in walking distance of a great restaurant. There is plenty of space for parking, and the rooms are clean, spacious, and comfortable. I can’t wait to go back to the South Winds again!
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Response from Venture11695783643, Owner at The South Winds
Responded Aug 29, 2019
Thank you for your review and as always we love to hear that our guests have had a memorable stay with us. Hope to see you again next year!
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United StatesNew JerseyJersey ShoreCape May
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Frequently Asked Questions about The South Winds
Which popular attractions are close to The South Winds?
Nearby attractions include Washington Street Mall (0.4 miles), South Cape May Meadows (0.3 miles), and Cape May Stage Professional Equity Theater (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The South Winds?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The South Winds?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The South Winds?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The South Winds?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The South Winds?
Conveniently located restaurants include Washington Inn, Union Park Dining Room, and Westside Market.
Is The South Winds located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Cape May.
Are there any historical sites close to The South Winds?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Sunset Beach (2.3 miles), World War II Lookout Tower (2.1 miles), and Historic Cold Spring Village (3.3 miles).