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We've visited this hotel for the past 3 years. Hopefully it'll be 30 more. Family friendly & very clean hotel. What a fantastic beach town! You can see the dolphins jumping as you lay in the sand. Food in the area is top notch too. I recommend this hotel for families who love food & the beach.

Room was clean and friendly staff. Close to beach - beach chairs and umbrellas were convenient - recommend getting the cabana.

We had a great stay at The Beach Shack. The exterior of the motel and the pool are both a little tired, but the room interiors are fantastic - very modern, clean, and well-designed. The bunk rooms are a fun addition for families with kids, like ours (our kids do not do well sharing a bed!) and led to wonderful nights of sleep for everyone. Our original room had a small leak from the roof after the first night, and the staff was incredibly accommodating and immediately moved us to a new room, which we appreciated. They also added special touches to really make our stay special. We also enjoyed the beach service across the street (chairs, towels, and umbrellas). I also recommend the Rusty Nail restaurant located on site. My husband has difficult dietary restrictions, and the kitchen was able to accommodate his gluten, onion, and garlic free requests - not always an easy task! My picky kiddos also enjoyed the food. All in all, we highly recommend The Beach Shack!

Clean & friendly staff, great location, & easy beach access with assistance

Solo traveler; familiar with Cape May. Location is awesome. Beach umbrellas, towels, & chairs on beach were fantastic! Cold water is great but $3 per bottle is not & you can walk 200 feet for a $2 bottle from the snack shop. It’s kid friendly which is wonderful. If you’re looking for more quiet, then ask to be in the building further away from the pool. I’ve already recommended to friends w/children!

Beautiful, Clean and very Comfortable have entertainment for kids and for adults a perfect spot for getaway from the city

The best thing I can say is that the location was good. Also, the beach service of chairs, umbrellas and towels was nice too. Other than that, the room was extremely musty and my husband and I are in our early 60's and we were put on the 3rd floor and they don't have an elevator. The Rusty Nail Restaurant was overpriced for what you got. We enjoyed our stay but would not book there again. Definitely not worth the money

We wanted beachfront because we are celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary, and my wife loves the beach. Accomodations were wonderful, location cannot be better.

Room 106 is next to the housekeeping main service room. You will hear wadshers & dryers running from 8:00am to after 8:00pm.

My husband and I had a great stay. The room had 2 Queen beds and a huge fold out couch. It could have slept 6 adults easily. It also had a mini kitchen, complete with plates/cups/utensils. This place would be awesome for a group of friends, however it was also perfect for us. We loved the hotel restaurant/bar, The Rusty Nail. Good food and cute bar staff. The outdoor fire pit was a huge hit. We loved drinking beer by the fire and hearing the waves crashing. Also, free w your hotel stay, the staff provides you with a beach lounge chair, umbrella and towel. It was heaven. No alcohol technically allowed on the actual beach... All in all, worth the price! Great hotel

Nice size rooms. The rooms were very clean. The hotel staff was freindly and accomodating. The location was ideal for me, right on the beach and attached to a nice restuarant. Coud not be easier.

Room # 106 is directly next to the housekeeping main service room. You will hear washers & dryers running constantly from 8:00am til past 8:00pm. Also the arriving morning housekeeping staff arrive by 7:30am and congregate just a few feet from you room door, their chatting can be loud. Also the rear window of the room is just 3' from housekeeping storage container lockers, so you get the added sound of them opening & slamming the doors to the storage containers. The room was clean and well made each morning. Just don't choose room 106 if you like to sleep past 7:30am.

The beach shack is a cozy clean hotel for families! The staff was very accommodating & super nice! It's nothing fancy but the rooms had exactly what I needed to tend to my 2 year old! Walking distance from restaurants & shops! I will definitely be going back!!

There are different types of vacations. Although there are many B&Bs in Cape May, I was looking for a place as close to the beach as possible. The Beach Shack was great. It was across the street from the beach, away from the center of town so that it almost seemed like a private beach. The complimentary beach chairs, towels and umbrella added the perfect touch. The staff was super friendly and helpful. The rooms were bright and very clean, and the beds were possibly the most comfortable I have ever slept in. The Rusty Nail, a bar/restaurant, is right on site and has great food and an inviting fire pit. The center of town with lots of great shopping was less than a ten minute ride away. We will definitely be going back to the Beach Shack.

Basic hotel. Couldnt tell if the room decor was deliberate to give an old beachy hotel feel or just plain old and cheap (think formica everywhere). Nice pool area..kept clean. Clean hotel overall. Good location..walk to everthing. They definetly take advantage of season and charge twice what a hotel of this calibur should

I found the hotel to be clean, hotel staff was fantastic, location was terrific. It was a great place to stay...I just wished that the room had had central air. I would recommend the Beach Shack to friends and family

When we checked in they gave us a choice of first or second floor, both with ocean view. We stayed on the second floor in what turned out to be a family suite with a separate bedroom and living room. It was perfect for two small children (8 and 3). The room was right above the "Rusty Nail" restaurant and bar so we could eat and then head up to put the kids to bed and sit on the patio and listen to the live music. The beach is right across the street and the hotel offers beach service where they set up chairs, towels, and umbrellas for you for free. They do a great job and deserve a tip. One thing I will mention is to get there early as umbrellas go really fast! The stay was beyond our expectations and I can't recommend the Beach Shack enough.

W Beach Ave Cape May NJ

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Concierge services

The Beach Shack places you within 3 miles (5 km) of popular attractions like Cape May Point State Park and Cape May Lighthouse. This 66-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking.


Dining

This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM.


Rooms

All 66 recently renovated rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Safes and desks are also standard.


Property features

The Beach Shack offers free WiFi in public areas and a seasonal outdoor pool. Free parking is available if you drive. Front-desk staff can assist with luggage storage, dry cleaning/laundry, and concierge services.

Room options

Family Room Plus

2 Queen Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 6

Room, Corner (Corner Shack)

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Room (Surf Shack)

2 Queen Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 6

Room (Bunk Shack)

1 King Bed, 1 Twin Bunk Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for The Beach Shack

Everyone (5) Couples (10) Business (1) Family (16) Friends (3) Other (1)
5
Everyone

By on Sep 29, 2020

5
Family Family with small children Friends

We've visited this hotel for the past 3 years. Hopefully it'll be 30 more. Family friendly & very clean hotel. What a fantastic beach town! You can see the dolphins jumping as you lay in the sand. Food in the area is top notch too. I recommend this hotel for families who love food & the beach.

By , from Staten Island NY on Aug 23, 2020

Review comment responded on Aug 25, 2020

Thank you for your review! We hope to see you again soon!

5
Everyone

By on Jul 18, 2020

Review comment responded on Jul 19, 2020

Thank you for your review!

4
Family with small children

Room was clean and friendly staff. Close to beach - beach chairs and umbrellas were convenient - recommend getting the cabana.

By on Jun 28, 2020

Review comment responded on Jul 3, 2020

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again soon!

5
Everyone

By on Nov 17, 2019

4
Family

We had a great stay at The Beach Shack. The exterior of the motel and the pool are both a little tired, but the room interiors are fantastic - very modern, clean, and well-designed. The bunk rooms are a fun addition for families with kids, like ours (our kids do not do well sharing a bed!) and led to wonderful nights of sleep for everyone. Our original room had a small leak from the roof after the first night, and the staff was incredibly accommodating and immediately moved us to a new room, which we appreciated. They also added special touches to really make our stay special. We also enjoyed the beach service across the street (chairs, towels, and umbrellas). I also recommend the Rusty Nail restaurant located on site. My husband has difficult dietary restrictions, and the kitchen was able to accommodate his gluten, onion, and garlic free requests - not always an easy task! My picky kiddos also enjoyed the food. All in all, we highly recommend The Beach Shack!

By , from Washington, DC on Jun 16, 2019

5
Family

Clean & friendly staff, great location, & easy beach access with assistance

By on Jun 7, 2019

4
Everyone

Solo traveler; familiar with Cape May. Location is awesome. Beach umbrellas, towels, & chairs on beach were fantastic! Cold water is great but $3 per bottle is not & you can walk 200 feet for a $2 bottle from the snack shop. It’s kid friendly which is wonderful. If you’re looking for more quiet, then ask to be in the building further away from the pool. I’ve already recommended to friends w/children!

By on Jun 14, 2018

Review comment responded on Jun 19, 2018

Thanks so much for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and are recommending to friends. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends back!

5

beautiful view to the beach

Everyone

Beautiful, Clean and very Comfortable have entertainment for kids and for adults a perfect spot for getaway from the city

By on Oct 17, 2016

3

average family getawaw

Couples

The best thing I can say is that the location was good. Also, the beach service of chairs, umbrellas and towels was nice too. Other than that, the room was extremely musty and my husband and I are in our early 60's and we were put on the 3rd floor and they don't have an elevator. The Rusty Nail Restaurant was overpriced for what you got. We enjoyed our stay but would not book there again. Definitely not worth the money

By on Sep 12, 2014

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