This hotel was listed as a 2-star, so we didn't expect opulence. But for $170/night it was a bit shabby.
The door to our room opened onto an outdoor hallway, so we really couldn't relax outside the room like we could have had it been a balcony. The room had a little fridge and a stove, but no coffee pot.
We didn't notice the bad, musty smell that some people complained about, but that may vary depending on which room you're in.
The pool was pretty nice - there was no lack of lounge chairs. In fact, you have to keep tripping over them to walk around the pool. They had a DJ who blasted schmaltzy classic rock and Beach Boys-type stuff. The music was OK, but way too loud.
We did hear a lot of people around the pool complaining that the rooms that they got were nothing like the ones they had reserved. Our room was pretty much what we thought it would be, but it wasn't ready on time. We had to wait an extra 1.5 hours for it, which was no fun with a cranky toddler. They did let us check out an hour late though.
The staff was fairly friendly, but all in all for that kind of money we prefer La Mer or the Montreal Inn.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Grand Cape May
- Grand Hotel Of Cape May