The Sandpiper is in a great location, just across the street from the beach. It offers two bedroom suites, which are harder to come by. It is a newer facility and is kept very clean. On paper it seems wonderful. The problem is they are just too many little things that aren't great--along with a couple of big ones, which makes me think it just isn't worth the money.
Perhaps the biggest issue is the beach service. Cape May Resorts offers beach service--chairs, towels and food to order (additional cost). The problem is you are squished into a very small space, sometimes eight rows back and no more than two-three feet away from
the next group of people. There is only a certain space where chairs can be set up and it
simple isn't big enough to accommodate everyone, That means, if you have kids, they have
no place to play, or you end up standing the whole day in a clearing of sand. A line can
form a half hr prior to the start of beach service. That means, since beach service starts
at 8:00 you need to get on line at 7:30. In addition, there are some people who seem to
get special treatment. (I tip every day. I'm friendly and thankful and still can't seem to get
what others do. For example, some people's seats are held for hrs, with nothing on them
and no one there. If you ask, this isn't supposed to happen, but it does.)
In addition to this big problem, the hotel has lots of little problems. For example, our
bathroom doors don't latch closed. They close 99% but you can't lock them at all, because
of that 1%. So basically, don't knock on the door, because you will open it in the process.
Sure, they can send someone to fix it, but it's hard enough to coordinate with my family,
never mind the handyman. The corners of the hallways also seem to have big mosquito
problems. one of the gentleman at the front desk is not the most welcoming. Even when
you ask a simple question, he has a way of making you feel like you're interrupting his day.
Also, in some rooms, the windows feel really, really low and the are no window guards.
Beds are placed against these windows, so keep them locked at all times if you have little
ones (although someone I met said her window locks were broken.). Oh and they short sheet the beds. For this price they really need to get sheets that fit.
Furthermore, the cancelations policy is no good. Keep your fingers crossed that no one gets
sick, breaks a bone, or has an unexpected conflict, because if so, your money is gone.
Finally, some accommodations are huge and some quite small, despite the same cost, so
choose your room wisely. (Check out the proximity to the road as well.)
All in all, it's just not worth the money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you are looking for unmatched quality, location and outstanding amenities in your vacation rental, the Sandpiper Beach Club, Cape May NJ, is the perfect fit. Offering 51 units on a beachfront block in Cape May, New Jersey, the Sandpiper is available for daily, weekend, or weekly rentals year round. Located in the heart of the famed historic district of Cape May, across the street from the area's best beaches, the Sandpiper boasts a walk-to-everything convenient. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sandpiper Beach Hotel Cape May
- Sandpiper Beach Cape May
- Sandpiper Cape May Nj
- Sandpiper Hotel Cape May