Was calling to book another of the managed properties and they referred me to the Beach Shack because it was pay for 2 get 1 night free. So for 3nights/4 days I was getting a deal. Did research and learned the hotel was indeed recently (within the year) renovated - how bad could it be?
It's certainly in a great location. The Rusty Nail is directly across the walkway and has indoor but open window seating (reminded me of "Cheeseburger in Paradise"), some shuffleboard for kids, lots of seats and nightly entertainment (we didn't eat there).
What i liked about the hotel - linens were new and comfy. The room was nice but nothing lux here. It's really a sandal and short's type of joint. We had an efficiency and it was really the same room as the double but with a sink, mini micro and mini fridge. Barely enough room for a family of 5 (and 3 of them were little kids)... so really not an efficiency The pull out couch was great. The room was clean enough but the AC was in the adult bed part of the room and it was blasting the whole time we were there so we could cool off the living room area.
Pro's - beach service with the umbrella's and chairs and towels; new linens, recently painted, nice outdoor layout. Cleaning and Office staff attentive.
Con's - pool was utterly filthy. I think on the 4th day i finally saw someone cleaning it out and the filter was on. I realize that people go from the beach to the pool but it was so cloudy and my bathing suit smelled after i was in it - yuck. The cleaning staff is aplenty but they are very SLOW. Only 1 TV in the efficiency - where the couch was. Only 1 AC.
Would i go back - probably not. Only because we usually stay in more lux accommodations. If I went back, i'd stay at one of the Condo's or the luxury hotel. Not a snob but i want equal or better when i'm on vacation not a step or two down. For the money - with kids - and just hanging out on the beach ... you're gonna be fine.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Beach Shack is a fresh, new, fun alternative for beachfront vacations. You will feel comfortable wearing your flip flops all day long. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beach Shack Hotel Cape May