My fiancee and I booked the last room available at the Grand over the 4th of July weekend.
The location was great for us. If you want to be close to the shopping and nightlife, but don't want to be kept awake by the crowds, look into the Grand. The beach isn't more than 50 steps away from the main entrance.
We had an "oceanview grand" room, which is actually a direct view of the Palace hotel next door and a diagonal view of the ocean. When I first opened the door to the balcony, I panicked a little because all I saw was the Palace hotel and then I turned to my right and breathed a sigh of relief. It was actually nice to have it on a side street because there was no street noise and all you could hear was ocean.
A few more tips:
*Our room did not have a hairdryer, so bring one just in case.
*The website says there is a gift shop. Sorry, not anymore.
*The shower might have hot and cold flashes, but you would have that at most hotels.
*They do not have room service.
*The breakfast at Ballyhoo's is wonderful. Eggs Benedict, fresh waffles, french toast etc.
The fact that it was oceanfront made the hotel worth it. If you are looking for a nice, clean place to rest after a day at the beach, check out the Grand hotel.
- 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