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“Just ok.”
Review of Camelot Motel

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Camelot Motel
Ranked #10 of 37 Hotels in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence
Freehold, NJ
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Just ok.”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

I think all the reviewers are over stating the benefits of the motel. It is very close to the beach. It is also reasonably close to the Washington Square Mall. It did have a clean pool. However, that is where the positives end. The "newly remodeled" one bedroom we stayed in had a musty smell. There was only one air conditioning in the bedroom that was literally touching one of the beds. It made for a very uncomfortable night of sleep. The bathroom was so small that you could barely open the door without touching the toilet. The room was not really cleaned each day. The bed was made and towels were just replaced for the shower. The maid never wiped down the bathroom sink or kitchen table. The new carpet from May was stained already. The wall in the kitchen had a red stain on the wall that looked like blood. The bathroom floor was gritty from sand. I strongly feel that these motels are able to command these prices due to their location. We paid $235 a night for a room that I would never have stayed in anywhere else. I would not stay again! You need to bring your own beach towels. However, they never dried because the room was always damp and musty. The mattress was uncomfortable and loud. Each time my husband moved at night it woke our daughter and myself. A parking spot should come with the room. However, we went to Wildwood one night and when we returned at 11:00 pm there were no spots. We had to find a spot on the street. When we complained to management, they did nothing to compensate us. We did have a problem with the tv when we arrived and management was quite responsive to that issue.

Stayed August 2012
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Flanders, New Jersey
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

We just spent 4 days in Cape May and stayed at this great motel. The location was excellent (within walking distance to everything, including the historic district). The room was spacious, clean and comfortable. The staff was so friendly and nice. It is also very affordable. Cape May is a lovely place to vacation and we would definitely stay at the Camelot again.

Room Tip: Our room was on first floor which was fine and very convenient. However, next time we visit, we wou...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Palmerton, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

We had the apartment with a view of the ocean, promenade and to the south. The service was great and staff extremely helpful going out of their way for special requests. There were three beds in two rooms and a sofa bed in the living room area. Two TV’s and radios. It was easy to feel at home quickly with plates, dinnerware, full-sized fridge and microwave. Great point was the elevator! We’re looking forward to planning our next visit!

Room Tip: I didn't see a bad room in the place but if you lik
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Medfield, Massachusetts
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

Our family of five has stayed at the Camelot every August for several years now. The location is right across from the beach and boardwalk; and easy walking distance to the ocean-front retail shops, the Victorian walking-mall, and located among many beautiful sea-side victorian homes. More than the location, it is the motel itself that we love. The rooms are above average size and kept in exceptionally clean condition. Every off season the ownership re-invests in the property, and we are always excited to see what updates have been made. We choose the third or fourth floor for the balcony views, and efficiency room accommodations. The balconies provide the perfect spot from which to enjoy your morning coffee, watch the vacationing families and friends, and enjoy an evening cocktail as your group showers and prepares for a lovely night out in any of Cape May's many many lovely and unique restaurants! The owners and employees are exceptionally friendly and helpful, and go out of their way to make you feel welcome and appreciated. Try the Camelot, you won't be disappointed!

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New York
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

Very good (if not fancy) room for three adults in an excellent location close and in view of the beach. The room itself was pretty comfortable and accommodated our group well, and the kitchen was a nice way to save some money. Beds a little hard, linens and towels a little old and rough, but otherwise no complaints. As it was summer, other people's kiddies were swarming the pool, so we never got a chance to use it, but it looked nice. Lots of neighbors in the adjoining rooms, but never heard a peep from any of them because of the fantastic insulation. Air conditioning worked very well and the staff was super friendly.

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New York
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

Our first stay here at The Camelot ~ staff was very pleasant, friendly, helpful :) The location was fantastic - could almost park your car and forget about it :) Room was clean and had some extra space for beach gear. Pool on site was a total plus as was the BBQ grills. During our stay, it was very quiet, family orientated. You can sit out in front of your room and hear the waves of the ocean. Plenty of restaurants walking distance - small boardwalk with arcade and stores just a few steps from the motel. Looking forward to visiting again. Very friendly for the disabled - elevator equipped, ramp from the parking lot and luggage trollies to make one trip from the car with all your gear. The town of Cape May is absolutely a must do visit :)

Room Tip: Top floor has the ocean view - highly recommend.
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columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2012

Front desk was very nice and professonal, the people there are nice. the place is only a couple minutes from the beach (walking). The room are very clean and the pool is great espiccaly on a hot day. Not very noisy right across from mini golf place, Book early if you would like to get the room you want. The beds are comftorbale, every room has an ocean view.

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Additional Information about Camelot Motel

Property: Camelot Motel
Address: 103 Howard St, Cape May, NJ 08204-2426
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Cape May
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Cape May
#2 Best Value Hotel in Cape May
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Cape May
#14 Romantic Hotel in Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 37
Also Known As:
Camelot Motel Cape May
Camelot Hotel Cape May

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