Great time had by ALL, WONDERFUL :)
AMAZING!! See full review
Sep 4, 2013
Great location! Outside fire pit, great staff, nice room
My husband and I had a great stay. The room had 2 Queen beds and a huge fold out couch. It could... See full review
Sep 24, 2012
Definitely beachfront, but shack it is not
Some might call the refurbished Beach Shack a Cape May "boutique motel." Owned by a hotel group with much ritzier properties, this seaside Cape May hotel has similar amenities with a bit of an edge on price. It's no five-star resort (expect air conditioning units and old-school bathrooms), but Beach Shack attracts families, singles and couples who love to vacation on the sand. Open only in the high season May through mid October, Beach Shack comes alive each summer with a pool, restaurant, beach service, live music and mingling around the fire pits.
Across the street from Cape May Beach with 350 feet of unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean
Heated outdoor pool with sun loungers and water views
Local landmark Rusty Nail beach bar and restaurant sits on site for dining in, take out or beach chair delivery
Live entertainment Thursday through Monday until 9:30 pm
Complimentary beach service with towels, chairs and umbrella set up
Most minimalist, beach-modern rooms at Beach Shack feature two double beds. Many add seating areas with pullout sofas. Soft orange walls, contemporary blinds, and sculptural retro lamps spruce up rooms that open to pool or ocean views from bistro chairs on the terrace. Flat-panel TVs, bathrobes and signature luxury bedding (the same used at posh Congress Hall Hotel in Cape May) give the simple surroundings a plush boost. Keep a stockpile of beach snacks on hand with an in-room refrigerator, microwave, plates and flatware. A handful of oversized suites accommodate groups of up to eight.
Most guests find their way down to the indoor-outdoor Rusty Nail at least once during their stay, whether for dinner, drinks or just to take in the live music. Its lively yet easy-going scene appeals to all ages, from young singles and full families with children to seniors enjoying the sunset. Live music and clusters of chairs around fire pits in the sand could attract guests and locals all night long, if not for the 9:30 p.m. noise ordinance.
Atlantic City International Airport (46 mi/ 74 km)
Philadelphia International Airport (99.3 mi/ 160 km)
The Cape May trolley runs a route through town late June through early September
Cape May Beach (across the street)
Cape May Stage (0.5 mi/ 0.8 km)
Downtown historic Cape May (1.4 mi/ 2.3 km)
Cape May Lighthouse (2.6 mi/ 4.2 km)
Historic Cold Spring Village (3.7 mi/ 6 km)
Cape May County Historical Museum (14.4 mi/ 23.2 km)
Wildwood beach and Boardwalk (14.7 mi/ 23.7 km)
Gillian's Wonderland Pier in Ocean City (34.3 mi/55.2 km)
Historic Smithville (46.5 mi/ 74.8 km)
Atlantic City beach and Boardwalk (48.5 mi/ 78 km)
Free Wi-Fi Internet access in rooms and public spaces
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Non Smoking - Family Efficiency guest rooms feature 2 signature luxury queen beds, pull out sofa and flat screen TV's.
Non Smoking - Standard Efficiency guest rooms feature 1 king bed, separate living room with pull out sofa and flat panel TV's
Non Smoking - Standard Shack guest rooms feature 2 signature luxury queen beds and flat screen TV's.
No smoking rooms/facilities
No smoking rooms/facilities
Fitness center or spa
Coffee maker in room
24 hour front desk
Television with cable
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
The Rusty Nail - Cape Mays legendary hang out for life guards and surfers after hours will be revived with an indoor/outdoor ambiance live music and our own take on beach blanket comfort food.
Terms and conditions
Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.
The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.
The Beach Shack has a great location and the rooms are spotless. The water was perfect and the beach chair, towel, and umbrella service was great. We ordered lunch on the beach from the Rusty Nail so we could stay on the sand as long as we wanted!
A perfect plave to enjoy and relax. I plan on returing with my family.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short walk from hotel
I loved the breakfast at the Pancake house it is worth an visit. The Ocean view food was not as pleasant tasting. It looked more appealing on pictures. Their hasbrowns were basically mashed potatoes..way over cooked. The pancake house is the place to eat!