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La Mer Beachfront Inn
Ranked #19 of 37 Hotels in Cape May
Reviewed December 10, 2012

I've been coming to Cape May for the better part of five decades although not as frequently lately. A big reason why I've been coming less is that hotel rates are so very high here for skimpy accomodations. I understand supply/demand and the shear volume of guest these places process during the summer. But rooms in most places are small, worn, not especially clean.

Well, La Mer is the exact opposite. My oceanfront king was huge, clean and economical. The refrigerator is twice the size of standard hotel fridges. The wet bar area had granite countertops. The bathroom was spacious. The rest of the property -- halls, parking garages, lobby, pool -- all seem to be equally well cared for. I've been driving past this place for years to get a little closer to the heart of town, but it will be my first stop from here forward.

If I had to pick one 'downside' it would be the fact that the location is about 3/4 mile from the center of the promenade and/or town. Not much problem for me but if you like to walk everywhere when you are here it may be a problem especially if toting kids.

Room Tip: 3rd & 4th floor oceanfront offer the best views.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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marakis, Manager at La Mer Beachfront Inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2013

Wow! Thank you so very much for the 5-stear review! We love that your found our rooms new and especially clean. We are so happy your found our bathroom spacious, our grounds well maintained and our rooms huge and economical.

Again, thank you for the kind words and we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed November 20, 2012

My first impression of La Mer was arriving there in the dark and finding it lit up, inviting, staff professional/personable. I had pre-registered and there was no added vehicle information disclosure. The elevator can fit 21 people and you could probably stand a surf board up in it no problem. The hallways were well lit and fire detection/sprinklers /emergency lighting visible. This accessible room with kitchenette is modern and the room's furniture is Thomasville - which spells attention to detail and quality. The balcony welcomes you to the sound of the ocean in view. The bed was great and there were extra pillows in the closet. The flat screen tv on the wall also had a dvd plaer built-in. There is a electronic light panel display out side the room for the do-not-disturb /maid service required that can be triggered inside the room! There were FEMA lodgers there becasue of the hotels rating of storm proof resistance and safety. In November not as many restaurants are active but found a Brother's 2 Pizza on West Perry St. to be excellent ( It was rated #3 in New Jersey Monthly 2012 best pizza places) Before coming here I was at a Marriot for two days. To me the Marriot rates common to what La Mer's has accomplished . It is excellent. Thank You La Mer by showing what can be done! John R.

Room Tip: I did not use the spa or room services but expect the same as the otherqualities of it. I chose La M...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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marakis, Manager at La Mer Beachfront Inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2013

Thank you so much for the stellar review! We are over-the-moon you enjoyed your stay with us this past Fall. We are thrilled you found our staff personable and professional. We also thank you for the in-depth description of our spacious rooms — as we strive hard to meet the demands of our guests.

Again, thank you for choosing to stay with us while in Cape May and we hope to see you again!

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Reviewed November 9, 2012

My husband and I came for the first time to Cape May, NJ and stayed at the best hotel! As we are both avid travelers, we can say with absolute certainty that La Mer made our trip one of the most memorable...from the time we arrived until we left! The hotel is first class in so many ways...the hotel is super clean, even after 2 back to back storms the glass of the french balcony doors was spotless! As a female, I was particularly impressed with the bathroom (spacious) because the lighting was perfect for applying make-up, and the hair dryer was as strong as the one I brought..normally even top-notch hotels never get this right! When you enter the room, it is bright and very spacious, the kitchenette has dark wood cabinets, stainless steel CLEAN appliances, and a marble counter...simply WOW! The bed, the pillows, the flat-screen TV, the inviting balcony, the million-dollar view...and most of all the super friendly staff made us feel like we were in someone's home! We were pampered and treated like very special guests...We ate dinner at the restaurant Pier House next to the hotel...the food was absolutely delicious! I highly recommend this hotel for making our trip so relaxing and comfortable...we are definitely coming back!

Room Tip: Ocean view all the way....
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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marakis, Manager at La Mer Beachfront Inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2013

Wow! Thank you so much for the amazing, 5-star review. We love that you found our hotel as first class and that we made your trip a memorable one.

Thanks for pointing out that our bathrooms are spacious, our rooms as clean and our balconies as inviting. We truly appreciate you providing these in-depth details to fellow travelers.

Thanks again for the kind words and we hope to see you again!

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We stayed 2 nights in an oceanfront room which, being on the third floor had magnificent views of the breakers and beach. The room was spacious and very clean. The kitchenette made for easy preparation of food we had brought from home-soups, pasta and salads. When I realized the did not provide tea bags (only coffee), my husband went down to the front desk, and an employee named Kate provided him with two from her personal supply. All the staff encountered were very friendly and helpful. The Inn is in a very nice location, away, but not too far from the center of town. Truly an upscale beachfront hotel.

Room Tip: Try to stay in an oceanfront room on the third or fourth floor for best ocean views. Be wary of corn...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

My wife and I spent the weekend as Sandy was approaching at La Mer. We had a room with a panoramic few, which was even nicer than the view from our previous room. No complaints about the room or service.
We did have noisy neighbors, who thought nothing of talking loudly on their balcony in the middle of the night, but that is not the Inn's fault.
We ate two meals at the on-site restaurant. Interesting menu with delicious, if expensive, items. Service was a little slow at dinner and at breakfast the next day. Next time we will just eat at the restaurants 'in-town'. They are very good and less expensive.

Room Tip: Many of the rooms have views of the pool and the ocean. The rooms with panoramic views are great.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Outstanding service, clean, comfortable room. Great parking. Lynne at the front desk very pleasant and helpful. Hotel is located at the northern end of Cape May, away from the hustle and bustle of the central Ocean Avenue district. Quiet and the perfect location for us.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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CateatLaMer, Manager at La Mer Beachfront Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2012

Lynne is a gem and we are blessed to have her! Glad to hear you enjoyed it!

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Reviewed October 27, 2012

We really enjoyed our 4-day stay at La Mer. Our room was looking out over the ocean. The room was spacious and plenty of room in the bathroom. Very clean. The front desk was very nice and efficient. Everyone we spoke to couldn't say enough good things about the inn. Will defiantly go back again and again.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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CateatLaMer, Manager at La Mer Beachfront Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2012

Thank you for the feedback! Our staff really appreciates being recognized and they definitely bring our regular guests back.

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Additional Information about La Mer Beachfront Inn

Address: 1317 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204-2726
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Cape May
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Cape May
#13 Romantic Hotel in Cape May
Price Range: $136 - $457 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — La Mer Beachfront Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 144
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Go where the sun and sand thrive. Perched at the edge of the beach in Cape May, La Mer Beachfront Inn invites you to soak up the serene spirit of its seaside setting. Cool, ocean breezes beg for days spent lounging in the sun on the beckoning beach, just steps from the hotel's modern, cozy guest rooms. ... more   less 
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