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“Another enjoyable Christmas stay”
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The Grand Hotel
Ranked #13 of 37 Hotels in Cape May
PA
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Another enjoyable Christmas stay”
Reviewed December 19, 2013

Visiting the Grand around Christmas time has become a tradition for our family now. This time we booked one of the townhouse rooms (room 163) and were very pleased. The kids were really excited to see that we had an upstairs and downstairs. With five of us, it was also very nice to have two bathrooms. The rooms were very nice, clean and up to date. We had a good view of the ocean from our upstairs balcony.

Much of what I've said in previous reviews of the Grand remains the same. The staff are courteous and friendly. The rapsody weekend specials are a good value. The only con I noticed this time was there was a musty smell that hung on our clothes after staying there. It wasn't so noticeable in the room, but definitely there on the clothes when we stepped out.

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Collingswood, New Jersey
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

On behalf of the Collingswood High School Class of 1963, I would like to say "thank-you" to the entire staff of The Grand Hotel. Our 50th Reunion was outstanding because of the attention to details provided by Katlyn, Sherrie and Glenn. The dinner buffet was excellent. The staff, food and even the weather could not have been any nicer. It was the best reunion that we have ever had and the feeling among the class is to go back again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Portland, Maine, United States
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

We booked the Thanksgiving package on line and called to verify is was true. When we got there we found the package was not included and we would have to pay another 300 to get it. Also they could care less that our parents could not make it due to the storm. They had to pay for 1 day even though it was not their fault .The hotel itself is in bad shape and needs repairs. The kitchen is not good quality and not nice to cook in. The heaters are very loud and disrupt sleep. The hot tub is broken but they have it open anyway. The whole pool area is very slippery and outdated. I wish I would of booked anywhere else then there.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

So the Grand Hotel is one of those older beach get away hotels that built a new wing with an indoor swimming pool, work out room and Hemingways Restaurant. The older (white) section where we stayed, needs some more updating. The bed was not all that comfortable and I think this section is where the online bookings end up if looking for a room for a couple of nights.
The food was excellent for an onsite restaurant ! This made up for the stiff bed.

Room Tip: I suggest booking in the newer wing and your stay will be above average.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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West Berlin, New Jersey
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

The Grand Hotel is a large beach hotel reasonably centrally located and right across the street from the ocean. We stayed in an Ocean view room in the older (white) side, one of the two room suites with the bed room above the living area. Everything was fine, the room was comfortable, the little refrigerator in the kitchenette part of the sitting room actually got cold which was in my experience unusual and welcome as we like our wine cold.

Now, before you book, keep in mind it is an older hotel and has not been renovated recently so the decor is a bit dingy and our room smelled a bit mouldy and dank. The TV was an old picture tube type and my GF griped because the hangers are permanently attached to the rack, making it awkward to hang our clothes up. We were in the older part of the hotel, I did not see and cannot comment on the newer section except to say the indoor pool was well used.

The one negative thing worth mentioning is parking. There isn't nearly enough. We stayed in the off season and the hotel was less than half full and we had to park across the street because every single hotel space was taken. I shudder to think what parking is like in the summer

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Newark, New Jersey
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

Stayed at the Grand Hotel to celebrate our 20th anniversary, had a great time. Food was excellent and the service was amazing. Met a very nice employee named Iris Perez, which had a nice time talking with. Thanks, hope to visit again. ;)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Restaurant was nice and service was outstanding. We ordered the all you can eat dungenous crabs. Please, please, please tell your Chef to STOP using all-spice to season the crabs. We had all these tiny black balls throughout our crabs and the meat took on the taste of cinnamon!! YUCK!!!! No need to get fancy with crabs. Just steamed or spiced with a little Old Bay is enough. Funny we also went to the Land and Sea Buffet on Thursday night and the crabs were amazing!! I figured it must of been the person cooking the crabs on Monday and hopefully you'll give them the message. We will be back again and hopefully the problem will be corrected by then. Thank you!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about The Grand Hotel

Property: The Grand Hotel
Address: 1045 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-1613
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Cape May
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Grand Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 173
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Oceanfront Grand Hotel of Victorian Cape May is one of the largest Resort and Convention Centers along the Jersey Cape. The Grand Hotel can accommodate everyone, from Business Groups to Wedding Receptions and Vacationing Families to Family Reunions. The Grand Hotel of Cape May is dedicated to recreating the grandeur of a by-gone era while providing all of the modern comforts and conveniences for a most enjoyable stay. The perfect place to dance, dine, relax, swim and sun in Victorian Cape May. ... more   less 
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Grand Cape May
Grand Hotel Of Cape May

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