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“Very Disappointed”
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The Star
Ranked #22 of 37 Hotels in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence
Eastern Shore
Level Contributor
31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Very Disappointed”
Reviewed September 1, 2006

Poor value for the price. We did not receive vouchers for breakfast, had to ask, after we saw others using them. We were not given the combo to the front door .
Did not receive water nor have glasses washed.
There are better places to stay for the price.

  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with family
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7 Thank swanfall
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Bowie, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2006

this was our first visit to cape may and i can't think of any place better to stay. the charming appeal of wiling the day away on a front porch swing bench, the quaint coffeeshop in the entrance and the well-appointed foyer and rooms were a perfect setting for our 4-day / 3-night visit. there are three components to this property... the inn, the motel, and the carriage suites. we had an ocean view room in the inn (#7). it was picture perfect. the mix of color and design gave the inn an eclectic and comfortable feel - very well done. i liken it to staying at a bed & breakfast with the amenities and access of a luxe hotel. one caveat for future guests ... you must check-in at the congress hotel directly across the street first. throughout the weekend we noticed others make the same mistake we had - after schelpping our bags up the stairs we saw the sign on the door alerting us to the check-in process. but it's wasn't a big deal, most people drive so you're not quite tuckered out, though we had walked from the welcome center / ferry shuttle. luckily, it gave one person the opportunity to cool their jets on the porch, while the other interacted with a very courteous staff and got the low-down on the hotel's services. great location as well!

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2 Thank tahema
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Gainesville, Florida
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126 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2006

My husband and I stayed at the Star Inn this past weekend for a quiet, relaxing getaway before our first child is born. We stayed at the inn based on it's tripadvisor reviews, which have never let us down! The location was great. One block from the beach, right next door to a coffee shop/internet cafe and within steps to ice cream, cafes, and shopping. The beach was a little too cool/windy to enjoy, but we could see it right outside of our window and Congress Hall has beach chairs, umbrellas, and food service right on the beach available to guests of the Star Inn.

We stayed in room 2 on the second floor. It was the smallest room in the inn, but enough room for us. It was very clean, quiet and cozy. The Aveda products were wonderful, I couldnt stay out of the shower! I would definitely stay here again and would advise friends and family to do the same. Cape May was such a clean, quiet, peaceful and friendly place to be. Just what we were looking for!

  • Stayed June 2006
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6 Thank wheninroam05
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Colorado
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66 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed June 7, 2006

We stayed in Room 22 in the motel suites section. It is on the second floor, middle and you can see the ocean from the deck area but is not what I'd consider oceanview, but isn't advertised as such but I didn't want someone to be disappointed. The bathroom wasn't the cleanest I'd seen but it wasn't a dealbreaker either. It was great having the living room and bedroom separate and the size was great. There were 3 stools at the breakfast bar with a mini fridge, two burners, microwave and all the dishes, etc you need.

We used their website and got a rate of $100 which was a steal for the size and location.

I will stay here again and would recommend it to anyone.

The room was cleaned fine by maid service while we were there, so it must've been a glitch that it wasn't that clean when we checked in.

We were there off season, so keep that in mind.

  • Stayed June 2006
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5 Thank Richelleh8
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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2006

Just got back from a relaxing weekend in Cape May, and The Star was the biggest reason. The inn has the laid-back upscale look as its sister property, Congress Hall, but much quieter. Clever use of space, especially on the 3rd floor, made it fun and comfortable. And you have to just smile at the leopard print carpeting - perfect!
On the advice of a fellow TA poster we took room #6 at the top of the stairs on the third floor. Worth every penny! Ocean views, and high enough that you can hear the waves crash on the beach at night. You get to use the CH amenities without having to deal with the crowds in the main hotel, and they offer room service!

  • Stayed April 2006
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5 Thank beansandcod
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Theodore, Alabama
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74 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2006

What a great place! We stayed in a first floor unit and had a secluded little patio off of the "master" bedroom, and a front porch with a swing and rocker. The rooms were very clean and the complimentary shampoos, etc. were not your normal motel fare. The staff was also very professional and courteous. Will definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed April 2006
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9 Thank Dustye A
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Middletown, New Jersey
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2006

This was the most adorable place I can recall staying...cozy, beach house feel. We LOVED it and will be sure to return. The staff was very friendly and the Blue Pig Tavern served amazing food! Overall, it could not have been a more pleasant stay! Plus, the prices are GREAT!

  • Stayed March 2006
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2 Thank mc2cali
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Additional Information about The Star

Property: The Star
Address: 29 Perry St, Cape May, NJ 08204
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Cape May
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa
Hotel Style:
#15 Romantic Hotel in Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Star 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located less than a block from the ocean, The Star is a classic Cape May beach hotel, lovingly restored to provide an ideal blend of nostalgia, fresh seashore design and modern hotel comfort. The Star offers a range of accommodations to suit the needs of every type of beach traveler, including nine comfortable guestrooms, 10 motel-style efficiencies with kitchenettes, some with private backyards and two luxurious two-bedroom carriage houses featuring full-length decks overlooking the ocean. All feature imaginative, evocative décor that's inspired by the classic beach house experience with lots of bright, sunny colors and playful nautical accents. ... more   less 
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