Outside: Nice pool with plenty of chairs, very close to beach, lots of rocking chairs on large front porch which was ultra relaxing, hidden rack for bicycles, large "free" parking lot, short 4 block walk to Acme grocery store and the nice shopping area. It is really in the center of activities; very well located.
Inside: Showing its age. Yes its charming, and mostly clean, but is very out of date. WIFI is only available on parts of first floor (lobby, front porch areas); NOT in the rooms. Water pressure in shower varies quite a bit between rooms, mine was a very strong trickle. Bathroom floor slopped down quite a noticable bit; very strange feeling. Bathroom sink was about 14" wide by 6" across; smallest I have ever seen and always a risk of hitting your eye on faucet while brushing teeth. A/C unit is controlled inside room and worked great. Cable TV worked well with all the normal hotel channels. There was no fridge or hair dryer in my room. Elevator is there, but VERY small and frustrating to use. My room was on 2nd floor so 1 easy flight of steps allowed me to avoid elevator.
We got a voucher, 1 per room, for $11 towards each days meals. This covers about 1 persons breakfast in the 1st floor dining room. Food was very good and plenty of it.
Staff was not top rated. We just didn't get the feeling they really wanted our business. No specifics here, just that feeling. This does NOT include the food/bar workers; they worked real hard to make us happy.
Due to superb location, I would consider staying here again. Also, knowing there are no fancy hotels (that I can afford) in the area, this might be considered a good value, but.....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For over 110 years, the Inn of Cape May has been a grand, gracious retreat for guests seeking a wonderful getaway. Come see the splendor of our unique Victorian village with its beautiful beaches and gentle ocean. Relax on our porch rockers beneath our signature purple awnings. Take a carriage ride. Enjoy fine dining. It's all here, as it has been for over 100 years at America's premier seashore resort. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Inn Of Cape May Hotel Cape May