A cheap hotel that's like a time-warp; a ride that leaves you feeling like you haven't showered in three days. I mean this in a good way, I think. Like the Vegas Stardust!
My buddy and I had two room NON-DOG suite that boasted: two full beds, a separate Queen bedded room, a mini-fridge, a microwave and two tiny yet surprisingly decent flat-screen televisions. Each room also had a window, an air conditioner, a dresser and a mirror that made sure you saw all the angles of awesome that each room possessed.
Plus side: CHEAP. Good wi-fi, and Direct TV is included.These two things are awesome if it's crummy outside or you're nursing a hangover. Soft, high thread-count sheets. Quiet. Excellent light-blocking curtains. Two separate air conditioners and central heating that worked well. Dog friendly suites (if you need them, we had a pet-free unit, although there were likely other creatures present). Ultra-friendly hotel staff. Hair dryer is mounted on the wall in bathroom. Shampoo, body wash and conditioner are all dispensed from a unit in the bath, which is all kinds of awesome and classes up the joint. Clean (READ: bleached) and abundant towels. POOL. BBQ. PICNIC TABLES. Laundry (coin, front loader) with FREE detergent. Outdoor shower for yo' feets. Lots of old people-style rocking chairs on a big porch. FREE POSTCARDS! FREE HARDBOUND BOOK ABOUT CAPE MAY! FREE BIBLE!!
Negative side: TINY parking lot. Do not bring your Escalade and expect to navigate it; you'll end up in the pool. No in-suite telephones, bathtub caulk was blackened (ew), carpet (circa 70's) was VERY dirty (NOTE: DON'T WEAR WHITE SOCKS) and extremely worn (actually shredded-looking in front of the bathroom entrance), the bed linens (the coverlets) were definitely NOT clean, my sheet had a bleach damage spot (?) on it. The walls were scuffed/dirty. Porch is sweet, but if you are sensitive to cigarette smoke, pray to Jeebus your neighbor isn't smoking on the porch because you WILL secondhand it.
Suggestions if you stay here: Bring your own coffee/filters/extras. Bring extra blankets, theirs were chintzy and probably from 1964. Remove the coverlets and throw them on the floor - I get the feeling that's what you're supposed to do (and what everyone else is doing). Enjoy!!!
- Also Known As:
- Blue Fish Hotel Cape May