We make the seven-hour trip from north of Pittsburgh to Cape May each year in May and September. We find it to be a wonderfully welcoming resort with something for everyone. Since it is the oldest resort in America, many of the streets are one lane, making it difficult to navaigate in summer. But in the late spring and early fall, the room rates are down, the sales (especially in September) are fantastic, and there is no problem with traffic.
No matter when you go, you can't do better than Avondale by the Sea, located just across the street from the ocean. The staff goes out of its way to make your stay everything you want, starting with a satisfying continental breakfast each morning and continuing with a complete remaking of your room. Every hotel owner should send their staff to the Avondale to find out what customer service is all about.
The Avondale staff has a miniscule turnover rate from year to year, so they must be doing something right.
You need to make reservations early in the year, as the place is usually sold out, even when we go in May and September.
The Avondale is also right across from the new Convention Center and is within walking distance of the Washington Mall (retail business and restaurant center of Cape May).
Sunset Beach, a few wineries, bird-watching center, and a Zoo are within minutes from the Cape.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- You’ll find all our rooms are immaculate and comfortable. We are proud that many of our guests return year after year. Our oceanfront location, friendly atmosphere, proximity to restaurants, shops and sites make Avondale by the Sea an outstanding choice for your stay in Cape May. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Avondale By The Sea Hotel Cape May