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The Grand Hotel
Ranked #13 of 37 Hotels in Cape May
Reviewed May 3, 2010

Just spent the weekend with my husband and two kids (3 and 1). Stayed at the two room efficiency room which is great for families. Near the beach for tanning (adults) and playing with the sand (kids) and close enough to return to the hotel's indoor pool where the water was warm. The pool area was very comfortable and clean. The rooms could use some upgrades but the price and location were ideal.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 10, 2010

Very nice indoor pool ~ Staff is helpful and polite ~ Beds are comfy but the rooms could use a little updating. Can't beat the price and we would stay at the Granf Hotel again :-)

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 7, 2010

After visiting the Grand for fifteen years it is nice to return each year to see and enjoy upgrades in decor. This year, seeing, and dining at, the all new Hemingways Restaurant was a special treat!
Always a friendly staff and steps away from the beach.
Don't exceed 25mph posted limits in Cape May...ever!

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 9, 2010

My husband and I had our reception and stayed at the Grand Hotel Cape May on December 12, 2009. It was absolutely perfect!
We had a townhouse suite, which was roomy and perfect for entertaining with it's living room, kitchen and 2 full bathrooms. We had about 80 rooms blocked for family and friends and everyone was very pleased with their guest rooms.
Our reception was in the Penthouse Ballroom overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. It happened to be a beautifully clear day, so you could see out over the ocean forever. We had our cocktail hour in the pre-function area so everyone could watch the sunset before the reception kicked off! Since it was chilly, the hotel served shots of seafood bisque (sooo good) in additional to the other appetizers. Huge hit!
The ballroom itself was transformed into a glowing, glittering wonderland! We had used gold crush linens with ivory and kelly green crush linen accents, which matched perfectly with the decor in the room. The hotel had also decorated for Christmas and it really brought the whole look together.
Every person that attended the wedding raved about the food! I am a conference planner that has tasted a LOT of hotel food, and it really was incredible! We had a sweet potato/mashed potato station, a surf/turf (crab cake and beef & pork tenderloin) station, an italian station, cheesesteak and hoagie station (hubby is from Philly!), a waffle/ice cream station, and a chocolate fountain. I just wish I had had more time to go back for seconds!
The hotel staff were so accommodating with all of our requests, no matter how unusual! We even were able to sit down with their bartender to come up with 4 signature cocktails to serve at the reception. The personal service made it so we got everything just that we envisioned...
The restaurant, Hemingways, was just renovated and it was beautifully decorated for Christmas! The food there is just as good as any other fine restaurant that I have been to. They catered our rehearsal dinner...we highly recommend the porcini-encrusted salmon, pork chop, and steak! I also love the lobster mac n cheese and scallop appetizer...mmm... They also have a dance floor and DJ on the weekends, which our guests loved the night before the wedding and for the wedding after-party!
I really couldn't have asked for a better experience! Thanks to the Grand for making our wedding the most "Grand" wedding ever!

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 8, 2010

My husband and I, along with another couple, were guests during the 2010 February Blizzard. Even though we lost electricity and heat ; the staff could not have done more to make our stay as pleasant as possible. We we provided with delicious hot meals, cooked on the gas stove, This required great ingenuity on the part of the manager Chris and the staff. Hot chocolate with whipped cream never tasted so good. They did a fabulous job. Saturday night we were treated to Jumbo Shrimp and the beverages of our choice at the bar. We were not charged for these services. The Housekeeping Staff made sure we had all the extra warm blankets that we needed and kept the rooms up to the high standards to which we have become accustomed at The Grand Hotel. When the sun finally came out on Sunday morning, a staff member shoveled out our snow and ice covered car. There is absolutely nothing more the wonderful people of the Grand Hotel could have done for us during this storm. They kept positive and pleasant attitudes even though they were separated from their own families and personal responsibilities during the blizzard. They, like the Grand Hotel are First Class!

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 1, 2010

My boyfriend & I stayed here this past weekend for Guest appreciation, which included breakfast buffet each morning. The room was pleasantly nice, the Breakfast at Hemmingways was superb! We also ate some appetizers & a few drinks the first night, which was good, but a bit pricey. The Indoor heated Pool & hot tub was a nice bonus. My only minor complaint might be, that there were a few basic "Amenities" that were missing, such as coffee maker, tv guide, phone book. I did inquire about a coffee maker the 1st night we stayed. The next morning they brought one up, but no coffee, cups or filters to use. However, the fact that we got an AWESOME breakfast included as well as the price, I really can't complain to much.
Overall, it was a great deal & would definately recommend (Especially when you can catch a special that includes meals).

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 24, 2010

We stayed in 2 townhouses and were very pleased with our experience. The units were identical with two doubles upstairs and a fold out on the first level. The kitchen was well equipped. The entire facility was very clean and the staff was very helpful. We dined at Hemingways and enjoyed a superb dinner. The staff catered to the 2 toddlers in our party. Even though it was too cold to enjoy the beach which was right in front of the hotel we enjoyed the ocean view.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about 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: $108 - $226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Also Known As:
Grand Cape May
Grand Hotel Of Cape May

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