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“Beach Shack met our expectations”
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Beach Shack
Ranked #20 of 37 Hotels in Cape May
Reviewed 2 July 2012

Since we were only in Cape May for 2 nights and traveling with our 6yo son, our accommodation selection was limited. But the Beach Shack proved to be the perfect fit...2 queen beds (surprisingly descent linens and towels), wet bar, minifrige, cups, bowls for cereal, etc, private small, but functional bath, clean pool, lively, yet kid friendly bar/restaurant....and best of all... an amazing 3rd floor view of the beautiful beach! Also, it was a huge bonus to have use of chairs, towels, and umbrella!

I would say that our expectations were met, not necessarily succeeded. The rooms could definitely use some touch ups...even a fresh coat of paint would make a big difference. But as long as you accept the Beach Shack for what it is... you will not be disappointed!

Room Tip: Choose a 3rd floor room, poolside (afternoon/evening music can still be heard but not as loudly)
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

I needed to mend a broken heart and longed to see Cape May NJ. I found Beach Shack hidden like a treasure in a list of bigger places to stay...I took the chance and boy was it refreshing, the therapy I needed and the digs were super for the price. I can't wait to go back - at the same time of year - JUNE. Before the mad dash of others - it's the place to be and have the same luxury of food, entertainment, location and you can't beat the closeness of the waves on the shore. Many a photo perfect picture will result!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 July 2012

My husband & I recently stayed at the Beach Shack and it was pure delight. We arrived very early and the staff was able to accomodate us; after a long trip & very rainy morning, it was great to know we would be able to have a room immediately. The room was clean & comfortable. Beach chairs were a big plus and the location cant be beat. Although we did not spend time at the Rusty Nail, the atmosphere & ambience seemed pretty chill. We will definitely be back!

Room Tip: Higher floors provide better views to the beach & The Rusty Nail
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 June 2012

First, the name Beach Shack is right on target, in a good way.

We were very comfortable in the 2 bedroom room, which gave us some privacy from the kids, but note that the kids had to come through our room to get to the bathroom. Still, it was way better than having to get two rooms like we do a lot of the time.

The location is great. Right across from the beach and a pretty little walk to the pedestrian street.

Ironically, we were so intent at getting out and about for dinner that we passed up the Shack's Rusty Nail only to fine on our return that it was far and away the busiest and happiest spot in town. So we had dessert there under the stars, around the fire pit.

During the day we loved getting the provided beach loungers, towels and umbrellas and happily ate from the beach menu. We were very a little embarrassed that the live music from the Beach Shack was so loud that the thumpa-thumpa could be heard up and down the beach. Seems like it provided a small benefit to a small number of people and a detriment to a large number of people so the Beach Shack might want to rethink at least the volume on that particular perk.

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Reviewed 28 June 2012

The staff killed us with kindness! Every morning we watched dozens of people cleaning the outdoor eating area and fire-pit chairs. Everything is very clean. As soon as you enter the beach, they get you an umbrella and lounge chair.....even something to eat if you want! We watched the entertainment every night from our 3rd floor balcony above the fire-pit. It was a very relaxing vacation and we can't wait to go back!!

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Additional Information about Beach Shack

Address: 205 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Cape May
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Cape May
Price Range: ₹ 9,026 - ₹ 19,729 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Beach Shack 3*
Number of rooms: 68
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Beach Shack is a fresh, new, fun alternative for beachfront vacations. You will feel comfortable wearing your flip flops all day long. ... more   less 
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