"Great location, tiny room, slow service"
Overall, the Star Inn was great! The location is about 100 yards from the beach. Our room was very small, but sufficient. The bathroom was one of the best and most well stocked (Aveda Products) of any hotel we've ever stayed at. The service throughout the hotel's restaurants and beach cabanas was VERY slow. At one point we sat for 15 minutes before […] a waiter approached us. When you stay at the Star Inn you are able to use all the amenities of the Congress Hall, which was great. We would not hesitate to stay at the Star Inn again, and aside from the high price, would recommend the Inn to anyone. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
loved having all the same amenities of Congress Hall that was just across the street. nice to sit out on the porch with a glass of wine and listen to the ocean.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel was centrally located to beach, shopping & dining - all within walking distance. We stayed in the "house" part of the hotel and unfortunately had to carry luggage up to the 3rd floor because there is no elevator. I would stay here again but request 1st floor. At select times, there is no check-in at that location, so guests need to go across the […] street to Congress Hall Hotel (affiliate) to check in for room keys - but there was no sign posted to state that. Hotel had a nice porch with seating for partial view of water. Great location. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location and comfortable"
We enjoyed our stay at the Star. It was clean, the bed was very comfortable and the shower was great. Room size was a bit small but sufficient for a weekend. We enjoyed the close proximity to the beach and downtown. We feel comfortable recommending the Star.Genuine Expedia guest review
nice stay since we don't need much. the room was really small for that amount of money. not many places open to eat. nice relaxing time but woken up with construction in parking lot. it was early and it was loud.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A quiet place near the beach."
We stayed there when our daughters ran the marathon, and it was perfectly located for that and for the beach generally. The rooms were small, but comfortable and really clean. It was also nice and quiet.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Love this place!!"
Great location!! We could walk to shops, restaurants & the beach!! Very clean room with a huge comfy bed & towels were soft ( not stiff)!! I would definately come back!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Place to Stay in Cape May!"
Excellent hotel in a superb location. Great place to stay in Cape May.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Small but comfortable"
It was a tiny room. However it worked out nicely. Having the Congress Hall amenities was the highlight of the stay. Walking across the street and enjoying the Boiler Room and Brown Room’s music and atmosphere were fabulous. The breakfast vouchers were adequate for 1, not 2. That was Ok though. I was glad I was in the Star Inn at checkout time. I watched […] people waiting for their valet service to get their cars while I could just walk over to the Star Inn and drive away. It was very convenient when I drove to see the sights and out to dinner. A great stay! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place for our 2-night getaway!"
Easy to find, comfortable and convenient. Easy access to Beach Avenue, only half a block away. Parking on-site was convenient for us.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Wonderful place to stay in Cape May"
Wonderful place to stay in Cape May...close to beach, Washington Street mall, restaurants, etc. We love it!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Downtown Cape May in Holiday season"
Adequate hotel in all respets, but no view, very simple decor in a town noted for fancy rooms.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Our room was very clean and perfect for a couple. The location was greatGenuine Expedia guest review
Gret location, very quaint hotel. Perfect for a weekend getaway!Genuine Expedia guest review
"High quality and comfortable intown accomodation"
We were happily surprised by the quality of our stay at the Star. We had booked through an online site, and had only modest expectations. But the room, in an older renovated facility, was larger than expected, the bed fabulously comfortable, and the tiled bathroom handsome and attractive. A breakfast voucher was provided for the Blue Pig restaurant […] across the street. Parking was right next to the Star. Overall, very happy with our one night stay at the hotel. We will plan on staying there at our next visit to Cape May. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Two nite getaway to Cape May"
The Star Inn efficiency room we had was like our own cottage by the sea. Perfect location, near to restaurants, shopping and 1/2 block from the ocean. The proximity of their sister property, Congress Hall, afforded big hotel amenties right across the street. Will plan to visit again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"starr inn review"
nice that the inn is affiliated with the congress hotel. $14 breakfast voucher was also welcomed. room was not too small and quaint and was very clean. could see the ocean.Genuine Expedia guest review
Avoid! Rooms scattered around. No signs for directions to check in (100 feet away, in other building. Extremely small rooms. Even smaller beds. Very loud neighbors. Left with a headache.Genuine Expedia guest review
We were so excited to be in Cape May, NJ. Considering the price of the room,we had expected a little more than what we got. TINY room. Hardly any walking space or anywhere to put our things. The sink in the bathroom was so small, you couldnt wash your hands without water going everywhere. You couldnt even get your face over it to brush your teeth, as […] there was a glass shelf directly above it. The bed was very nice, tho. It was a queen with very comfy bedding. This room was a total disappointment. It should have been used for a closet and nothing more. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great stay in Cape May"
Nice "bed and breakfast" type hotel. As part of the bigger Congress Hall hotel chain you have access to all its amenities across the street! You are in a house so the rooms are smaller than the main hotel. We enjoyed our stay and would return.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location - limited parking -"
People were nice. Didn't like being on the top floor - too many stairs. Very small room. Room so small that when walking around one side of the bed, I turned around and my head banged into the very low beam cut into the wall. That hurt! Clean room. View of roof. But right near the center of shopping and very close to beach. Would like it better on one […] of the lower floors. The sink was very tiny, too - but at least we had a private bathroom. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Extra Small Room"
I am a big guy and this room is tiny. I could not stand in half the room. The sink was very mall had to wash one hand at a time. I had a lot of photography equipment and took up almost all the space in the room.Genuine Expedia guest review
This place is great. We stayed in one of the efficiencies and it had a nice comfortable feel about it. Cute little kitchen area with half stove, microwave, refrigerator, utensils and dishes. Also liked the modern stainless countertops in the kitchen and bathroom. The location of this place is fantastic. You are in the center of everything. half block […] to the beach, and about a block to the mall. Also, using the facilities at Congress Hall is a real bonus. I could go on and on but I'm at work right now! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A great little Inn at Cape May, NJ!"
This was a very nice inn to stay at! The rooms were bright and cheery with a very nice bathroom! Everything was within walking distance, the beach, the shops, the restaurants. Upon check in I received a voucher for breakfast at the adjacent restaurant.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Cape May weekend!"
Comfortable accom next to the Congress Hall. Was able to use Congress Hall facilities as the 2 properties are co-owned by the same group. Great location off the Mall and next to the beach. Staff at Blue Pig restaurant were pleasant and friendly and good food on offer.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent location in a very quaint little town."
We didn't realise until check-in that this motel was part of the Congress Inn hotel across the road. The Congress Inn was a large beautifully restored hotel with many amenities and was a nice place to eat.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Charming and wonderful ( depending on room type!)"
04/13/15 keenansmom philadelphia
Adorable little inn owned by congress halls ( so a ton of perks ) close to ocean and just plan to park your car and never get in it again until you leave. Upon check in , we were first assigned to the attic room, in main house .. It was cute but closterphobic. We switched to the efficiency rooms and it was perfect .. Rocking chairs in front patio/ picnic table on back patio.. A tad musty on first floor but everything else was so perfect we didn't care. Can't wait to go back soon!
04/10/15 Julchase413 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
My husband and I spent Easter weekend at the Star Inn and were completely charmed. We loved the decor and the setup of the room (we were in the main part of the Inn, room 3 on the second floor) and had a gorgeous view of the ocean. The amenities were extremely convenient with a huge comfortable king-sized bed, flat screen tv, bottles of water, and free wifi. Also the location can't be beat, the inn was across from Congress Hall and right by the stores and restaurants. We had a great time, thank you for such a lovely stay.
"A little disappointing"
03/15/15 Robin L Nutley,NJ
I was looking forward to a nice birthday getaway at the Star. I was surprised to see nothing had been updated and it appeared tired and old. We went out for breakfast and shopping after our first night and returned around 2:00 only to find our room had not been touched. Someone showed up to remove dirty towels and another person came to make the bed and empty the garbage but the room was not cleaned or vacuumed. The bathroom was not cleaned at all. Fresh towels were brought to us around 3:00. The toiletries were not replaced; no toilet paper or paper towels were left nor coffee pods fir the coffee maker. I expected more from a major corporation like Cape Resorts/Congress Hall. We had to ask maintainence to come replace light bulbs and fix the TV as well. Quite a let down after looking forward to staying here. We invited another couple from out of state to join us and they also booked a room. We were embarrassed when they experienced the same poor service.
"Worst Night Sleep I ever had! Almost Died slipped on Ice!"
03/09/15 Houckbrewery Magnolia New Jersey USA
Good morning I have been busy with kids and work and didn't get a chance to contact or post a review. I had a horrible experience at your hotel for the first time. February 27th was my fiancé birthday. She has been planing to go to cape may and relax for months now. We have 2 young children and don't get a night out often. We actually came into congress hall and did a appointment for a weeding a year ago and still planned on another appointment soon. So we checked in and walked over to the Star Inn. It was very cold and the entire parking lot and walkways and stairs where covered in snow and ice. I was very surprised that a multimillion dollar company would allow this to happen for the safety of the patrons. Walking out luggage into the room on the second floor was like out of a Indiana jones movie. I had to climb over snow and jump over ice piles and around areas filled with caution tape. It was a huge frozen mess with NO rock salt or any salt anywhere. We left our luggage and turned on the heat because it was absolutely freezing in the room. Don't know why they didn't turn the heat up? Knowing that we were coming you would think it would be a usual thing in the winter. The room was semi clean but had a awful smell to it. We found some sticky stuff in the trash and took it out of the room solves the problem. We went to dinner at Peter shields and came back to relax. This is where it got horrible! While walking threw the parking lot obstacle course of death I headed toward the stairs and after reaching the top slipped on my butt and back and busted up my hip. Lucky I'm not a old guy or that really would have caused a problem. I shaked it off and Screamed for awhile and moved on. There is a roof or some sort of drain that was unloading water onto the walkway on the second floor covering it with ice. Extremely dangerous being its a second floor deck walkway to my room. Then the hell ensued! We relax on the couch and it took 15-20 minutes for the cable to start showing the guide so we could find something? No idea why we got channels but the guide said "unavailable" ? I gave up on the TV and went to bed to relax and watch tv... Before this I went to brush my teeth and wash up.. Found out that the sink in the bathroom I guess has a slow clog?! Every time I wash my hands and brush my teeth it fills all the way up and slowly drains ( looks really gross after awhile and after it drains leaves dirty stuff in the sink) As I said I have to small children and the thought of having a night out relaxing in bed with no screaming children and getting a good night sleep was a vacation in itself. BUT... That didn't happen... The bed looked amazingly comfortable with lots of pillows and blankets! ... The star on the blanket is a nice touch but the stains all over the star blanket was nasty and creeped me out! I threw that off the bed on the floor and got in bed. The night of NO sleep started! The bed was absolutely the worst sleep(no sleep) that I ever experienced in my life! The bed was awful! The bed when you laid down was Not level and you felt like you where hanging upside down. Then me and my fiancé kept sinking into the middle of the bed because it was sinking in the middle .. We tried everything ...we tried laying at the foot of the bed instead. We tried sleeping on the edges an still sank in the middle.. Bed was impossible to sleep on! Just when I thought it was bad it got worse! A extremely loud pump maybe heat pump type noise started and didn't stop all night long kind of like a loud Hummm ...then the couple below out room I guess decides to come back drunk and started loudly making Love and then turned into screaming at each other very loud! After pretty much no sleep I gave up about 6 am or so and went to get coffee and thought that would help.. I love coffee! Great dark coffee of all kinds...fresh dark coffee! Maybe I was a little grumpy in the am from no sleep but after buying 2 large cups of coffee at $3.00 each ( higher price then every coffee shop around) the mexican woman (very nice lady) fills my cups 3/4 way up? I guess she expects I will fill it with a half cup of milk or cream?? No idea why ... So I drink it black. After a few sips yet again I a frustrated with the quality of what paid for. $3 coffee and it tasted like old sock and mud with too much water in it ! All I wanted was a fresh cup of dark black coffee.. I ran restaurants and worked weddings for years.. I'm pretty sure she didn't clean the pot or coffee maker or something... And I only got 3/4 of my large $3 coffee filled? All in all it was a horrible experience when we expected such high quality from this hotel and got the opposite! Wish you the best and hopefully this leads to a better experience for someone else. Failure leads to learning and Perfection and success
"Another great stay at The Star!"
03/05/15 FoodandTripLover Boston, Massachusetts
We stayed at The Star in the summer of 2013 and had a great time and enjoyed the great service and updated rooms. We experienced nothing less this time again, as we visited Cape May for a family wedding. Thanks for another great stay!
02/28/15 Marzi1245 Magnolia, New Jersey
check in- I booked online. When I arrived I was told in addition to the room they put a hold on my account for $125 security and $30 for keys. First time hearing this but ok. Get to the room (#22 suite efficiency)it's clean, nice, spacious. Later we realized the bed was so uncomfortable. For some reason the entire bed was on a slope. No kidding my head was low, my feet where up. It was strange. You could feel the springs in the mattress. This place is also noisy. I could hear the people downstairs all night and a loud humming from the refrigerator.
"Smoke and mirrors"
We have stayed in many different places in cape may,but none as disappointing as this one,the room was small and drafty,the Windows wouldn't even close all the way, they had tape over them, the bathroom was even worse, by time we figured out how to use the heater, it was time to check out,then, they had the nerve to charge a incidental fee, I would not stay or recommend anyone to stay at this hotel.
02/14/15 PAMIVAPA Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Winter in Cape May is cold, but since I am at the ocean, it's great. The Star Inn has a great location, just block to the beach and close to the Bue Pig Restaurant. We had a third floor room with a view of the ocean. It felt like we were in an attic room as the ceiling was not flat and if you are tall I would suggest a different floor. There are no elevators, just skinny steps, so pack light or plan on taking a lot of trips up to the room. One word to describe the room would be quaint.
"Pretty place and clean"
02/11/15 Darlene M
We stayed here on a Monday night in February and it was quite nice. The room was very clean and comfortable. The bed was amazing. Bathroom was completely updated but it still had it's quaint charm. Was also walking distance to great restaurants and Pubs.
"A Cape May Gem By The Ocean"
02/08/15 Mark J Baltimore, Maryland
I stayed at The Star in an absolutely charming and well-appointed efficiency on Super Bowl Sunday. The first floor efficiency consisted of a kitchen/living room area (with large sleeper sofa, breakfast bar & TV/DVD player), bathroom, private bedroom (with TV/DVD player), and a private patio with picnic table. The kitchen was fully equipped with all utensils, dishes, toaster, stove top, microwave, coffee maker, and fridge. Free Wi-Fi, plus access to all of the many amenities of the Congress Hall Hotel - its sister hotel located directly across the street. Very clean, tastefully decorated. Close walk to the boardwalk, ocean, shops and restaurants. Room rate was fantastic, but again, it was during the off-season. I will DEFINITELY stay at The Star in the future. M.J. Catonsville, Maryland
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