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Marquis De Lafayette Hotel
Ranked #29 of 37 Hotels in Cape May
Reviewed August 7, 2012

My family and dog have stayed in this hotel many times. Our room accomodated five adults. The patio had a nice view of the ocean. The hotel is located in a nice spot and all shopping is short walking distance. Our room was clean, the linens were fresh and the staff brought us extra clean towels as we needed.,The staff is great and eager to help out. The complimentary breakfast had nice selections . We love it and cannot wait to go again!!!!!!!

Room Tip: Try to get a room facing the ocean.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Veesh62, Manager at Marquis De Lafayette Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2012

Thank you! We truly appreciate your business and happy you enjoyed your stay!

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Reviewed August 5, 2012

If you come to Cape May and aren't doing the B&B circuit, this hotel may work for you. Conveniently located in the center of everything, off-street parking, a pool that always seems to have available chairs open from 10am to 7pm, and a breakfast banquet that offers tons of options and all-you-can-eat are the pluses to this establishment. On the downside, the rooms are modestly furnished, the bath is a bit small, and the beds get more uncomfortable as the week progresses. At $400/night in the July/August timeframe for a standard room, the price is a bit much. We have repeated for 2 years now and they offer a 25% discount for repeat customers, so that eases the pain in the wallet a bit.

Room Tip: All the rooms have balconies overlooking Beach Avenue and the ocean, so the views are great.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Veesh62, Manager at Marquis De Lafayette Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2012

Happy to hear you had a good stay! We try our best to make everyone's stay comfortable and memorable. With so many preferences to bedding it is hard to keep everyone 100% satisfied...some say the mattresses are too soft, some say too hard, and others feel they are just right. We look forward to seeing you again and recommend trying a different room style such as a suite, penthouse, or apartment. Those units will definitely provide you with more space.

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Reviewed August 5, 2012 via mobile

This hotel has been updated but still has to old beachfront frame work so don't expect really modern & metro. What it does have is fairly clean rooms & an excellent location with beach view balcony on each suite ( except maybe 1st floor). We had a great corner room on upper floor & loved the view & breeze. The room was a suite & had ample space & most amenities for the 2 of us. The only real negative was the corner we had was over the intersection of Beach Ave & a street with a busy corner bar (at nite) that resulted in loud music & people on the weekend. I guess the street fight was kind of entertaining if that's you're thing.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Veesh62, Manager at Marquis De Lafayette Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2012

Thank you for your comments! The Hotel is one of the best locations in Cape May...in the center of town and on the beach front. Being in the hub of activity can have some disadvantages, but they are few and far between. We encourage our customers to let us know any time they are uncomfortable or disturbed by noise inside or outside the building. You will find our staff provides great support in these matters.

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Reviewed July 13, 2012

Needs major renovation to justify the prices. The room was very clean, bed comfortable enough, enjoyed the rocking chairs on the balcony and the location is ideal because you never need your car the whole time you are there. BUT......it's old and a bit rundown without charm. The bathroom is tiny, shower barely adequate and the towels are from the year one. Breakfast came with it and that was okay, the staff in the restaurant were very helpful but the room is dreary and needs a major re-do. So does the lobby. The pool wasn't too bad, staff friendly.

The front desk people were not as helpful. They would barely greet you when you walked in the lobby and if you had a question they would barely move out of their chair to help you.

I do have to say the room and rest of the place was very clean.....which saved it from being a complete fiasco. Also, if you don't tip the chambermaid.....you don't get any towels.....very interesting!

Room Tip: Pets are allowed on the first floor.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Veesh62, Manager at Marquis De Lafayette Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2012

We appreciate your comments and regret that you did not enjoy your stay with us. Your review will be addressed with the management team.

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Reviewed July 13, 2012

We had an absolutely wonderful time at the Marquis!

Location, location, location! Across from the beach with a splendid view from our balcony. We could see the dolphins/porpoises (still not certain which!) in the surf early and late in the day. We were even "treated" to an early-morning storm and sat outside, watching the lightning over the ocean.

Our room was a "suite" with bedroom, kitchenette, bathroom, living room with TV and balcony. Bathroom and kitchenette were very small, but still functional. It was nice to have a fridge to hold some soda and a few remains of restaurant meals, and very nice to be able to make a cup of tea in the evening and before we went to breakfast.

Furnishings were more than adequate; a little dated, but we did not choose this for a luxurious stay. We were more interested in being outside.

Front desk staff was always helpful and friendly.

We received a free buffet breakfast with the room. Breakfast foods were very good and plentiful. Wait staff was friendly and efficient.

Although we didn't use the pool, we noticed it was always full and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.

During our stay, we drove past several other hotels I had seen advertised or reviewed on the 'Net. When I compared their location and visibility of the beach, I was even more pleased with our choice of the Marquis. We felt it was an excellent overall value.

I am really glad I chose this one, despite some of the negative reviews I read.

If we could do one thing over, we would have stayed longer! Maybe next time!

Room Tip: Any room with ocean view!
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Veesh62, Manager at Marquis De Lafayette Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2012

Thank you for your review! We are delighted that you had a wonderful stay with us and hope to see you again in the near future.

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Reviewed July 12, 2012

We were in the part of this hotel that was built in 1955, 57 years ago. This is also the section that is closest to the beach. This section needs a lot of upgrading. The paint in our room was peeling on the bathroom cabinet. The furniture and lamps are white wicker. Two of the lamp shades were broken. The bathroom is dinky, small, crowded. There is no electrical outlet over the sink for a shaver, etc. The electrical outlet is is on the opposite wall. The king size bed was very comfortable, but since there is no central airconditioning you had to rely on an individual room air conditioner that is noisy and may keep a light sleeper awake. The porch on the front of the room, facing the ocean was excellent. My wife really enjoyed the view. The cost of the room includes a full breakfast in the hotel's restuarant. The breakfast was excellent and the waiters and waitresses were excellent. Service is top notch. The people on the front desk were very accommodating. Parking is in the back of the hotel and there was always a place to park. We have often stayed at the Bed and Breakfasts in Cape May. If you enjoy a Victorian atmosphere these are our recommendation. However, there is usually not ocean view. The price per day is about the same or maybe slightly higher in some B&B's.

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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Veesh62, Manager at Marquis De Lafayette Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2012

Your comments are very important to us and thank you for taking the time to write. Hopefully you gave us the opportunity to correct the issues you found in your room. Please contact us through TripAdvisor's messaging center to let us know which room you were in so we can ensure the problems were corrected.

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Reviewed July 9, 2012

My family and I (husband and 3 kids) stayed in a suite here in June. We were very happy with this hotel. We loved the pool with the bar! And even had lunch from the restaurant poolside. We did have some problems with our bathroom, but maintenance fixed it right away (twice). The location is perfect. My husband and I enjoyed the patio with the ocean view at night! Would stay here again.

Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Veesh62, Manager at Marquis De Lafayette Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2012

Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you again!

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Additional Information about Marquis De Lafayette Hotel

Address: 501 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-2402
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Cape May
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Cape May
Price Range: $150 - $270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Marquis De Lafayette Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Marquis de Lafayette is a premier hotel centrally located in America's original sea side resort. Our property is directly across the street from Cape May's amazing beach and within walking distance to Cape May's famous Washington Street Mall. Breakfast is served every morning in our restaurant 501 Beach, lunch & cocktails served daily at our poolside Barefoot Bar (in season), 1 Parking permit is provided for each room reserved. We are the pet friendliest hotel in Cape May with 17 Pet Friendly rooms! Reservations including pets may only be reserved directly through the hotel (NOT ONLINE) ... more   less 
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