"OK but needs upgrades"
I get that this is the Jersey Shore and the hotels aren't amazing resorts like at other beaches, but I still expect more for the price paid. A 2 night stay was over $800 with taxes, and I don't think it's too much to ask that these hotels provide basic maintenance and upgrades. The keys had to be jiggled for several attempts before the door to our room […] could be opened or locked. The rooms don't have telephones, which would have been fine if I had cell phone service, but I did not. The bathroom sink leaked on my feet whenever I stood there to wash hands or brush teeth. They provide free wifi, but the signal was weak in our room and I was routinely disconnected. I was over all very disappointed with the hotel. To be fair, the location is wonderful. They also provide free towels, chairs, and umbrellas on the beach. There is also wait staff where you can order from their restaurant. That was the best part of the stay. The beach amenities were fantastic. That said, when my family and I go back to Cape May, I'll bring my own beach chairs and stay in a better maintained property. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Awesome beach hotel"
This was a last minute find for us and we couldn't have been happier. The hotel is a little older, but well maintained and very clean. The staff was helpful and polite. The attached restaurant/bar The Rusty Nail was nice but the service wasn't amazing. We got seated for breakfast one morning then had to track down a waitress to get served. The waitress […] (Emily) was super nice and took our order even though it wasn't her table. She even rushed our order. The food was delicious, but my boyfriend's breakfast burrito was missing salsa and they kept forgetting to bring it. The tiki bar could have used a couple extra bartenders. We had a hard time getting waited on there as well. So we tried another restaurant the next morning. But the hotel itself was very nice and we will definately recommend this hotel and we will be staying here again! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beachy Casual, Relaxed Fun!"
The Beach Shack location was perfect and the Rusty Nail on the premises was the best. Pool was well maintained and great poolside food and drink service from the Rusty Nail. Going over to the Rusty Nail at night for dinner or drinks then listening to the live music was the best. The rooms were comfy and spacious. Interior was a little dated, bathroom […] fan didn't work, otherwise, all you need for a great beach stay! Awesome beach property and ammenities as well...chairs, towels, etc. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place on the beach."
I've been traveling thru Cape May for over 20 years but usually stayed down in Chincoteague on the way back north from the Outer Banks. This time we took the afternoon ferry and enjoyed a great evening and morning breakfast here. Perfect!Genuine Expedia guest review
"can't get any closer to the water!"
i loved my stay - i thought the bed was super comfy & i really enjoyed being in the room... it was early in the season so the place was pretty empty and it was too foggy & cold to use the pool or the beach services... the one bad thing was i could hear the people next door clearly - having the TV on helped and luckily they were quiet overall, but i […] could still hear them as if they were in my room - the room was adjoined by a regular door, so it wasn't good at limitimg the noise... if the place were packed & they were noisier, i think it would have been a deal breaker... i would certainly return to the beach shack but i'd be nervous about noisy neighbors... Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Never knew it was there"
Unfortunately it rained the whole time we were in Cape May, but lucky for us that our room was so comfortable and clean. Checking in and checking out weren't the quickest I've ever had, but the experiences weren't bad. The Beach Shack is in a great location, and I never even realized it was there. We will definitely stay there again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location and the bar The Rusty Nail was nice"
Good overall.. We were there off peak and rates were good too. Liked the Rusty Nail bar too..Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great on-the-beach location at a good value"
Friendly hotel staff made our short stay a perfect two-day getaway.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Really nice hotel, right across from the beach."
We stayed for two nights off season and had a great time. Its location is perfect - right across from the beach and a few blocks from town. Bed is awesome but bathroom could use updating. Fire pit outside provided a perfect spot to unwind with a cocktail and the staff were really nice. We definitely plan on returning.Genuine Expedia guest review
nice place in a great location.....a little old but not too badGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel across from beach"
We spent a weekend at The Beach Shack in early October along with another couple. Our reservations were accurate and the front desk staff member who easily and quickly checked us in was very pleasant and helpful. She provided us with our room keys and a colorful Concierge book that listed background information and history about this hotel and several […] others within Cape May as well as the local farm which provides fresh produce and meats to many of the town's restaurants. Also included was a listing of "Things to do this Weekend" such as the Oktoberfest, pig roast and craft fair that were going on, as well as a book in the room that listed information on all of the local hotels, shopping, restaurants, etc. Our room was clean and comfortable and even had a small microwave, dishes and utensils for some light in-house fare. We did not have any issues or needs that would require us to have any further interaction with hotel staff, other than to check-out, which was equally pleasant and easy. Our stay was made especially enjoyable by the live entertainment (local singers/musicians) who played on the private "beach" grounds around the firepit, which proved to be most pleasant listening, even from our balcony. The Rusty Nail Restaurant, with it's large outdoor bar area, is conveniently located just next door. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Staff excellent all around! A+ Room. Lighting odd"
You must stay here. I loved my stay here! The staff was wonderful! The front desk employees were super friendly. I told them about a long strenuous, fitness event that I did earlier that weekend, and they chatted with me about it. Even asked if I recovered the next day. It really made me feel personally welcome. I love that they set up the chairs and […] towels for you at the beach. Honestly, one of my best hotel stays. The only thing that was a bit off was the lighting. When I entered there was a light switch by the door that did not immediately turn on any lights. I later found out it was connected to an outlet, which probably had a lamp there before. There was a lot of natural light. Truthfully, not a big thing. Just would be helpful to switch on the lights if you are carrying things in at night. I cannot wait to come back and stay here again! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Found our home at the shore!"
Fantastic! Great location--beach across the street and 3 blocks from Congress Hall; Great music every evening; Great food at The Rusty Nail (especially the fried oysters). Room was clean, spacious, fridge, microwave, 2 TV's and extra vanity space. Could actually sleep 4. If you just want to kick back and watch the ocean, you have a one stop location. […] Or you're only blocks from restaurants, specialty shops and dinner shows. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
WENT FOR ONE NIGHT FOR A LITTLE GETAWAY.GREAT ROOM.CLOSE TO EVERYTHING.RUSTY NAIL HAS GREAT FOOD AND LOVED THE FIRE PIT AT NIGHT.WE WILL BE BACK.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The room had a very moldy smell and the lighting overall was very poor. The carpets were dirty.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good location and close to the beach."
It is very nice hotel to stay.It is very close to the beach . The hotel also provides service at the beach.Car parking is also free for customers. There is also Rusty Nails Restaurant to service nearby with the music.We like it because we get different kind of moods at the same place.I also like the services at the check-in very much because the staff […] was so nice.She gave us lots of information such as the places to eat and shopping.Thank you for her suggestions Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Wanted to go somewhere new for a first anniversary and this place was perfect.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to beach"
Room was nice, and across the street from the beach. We had no complaints about the room itself Only issue we had was that they did not have our reservations for two rooms. So we had to wait until they found accommodations, They gave us a bungalow that would accommodate the two couples, but of course we did not have the privacy we would have had with […] two rooms. I do not know if Expedia made the error or the hotel goofed. The staff was great both from a personality standpoint and for finding us a room that would serve our purposes. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Magnificent view, conveniently located!"
Comfy & convenient. Wouldn't have had to leave the prem at all but elected to sight see.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great placce to stay"
The hotel was very nice with great access to the beach and nearby dining. I will be staying here again in the future.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Just a must see place"
Two night stay. Planning on returning. This is a great pick. On the beach with chairs, towels & unbrella availble free to guests. Didn't get a chance to check out the Rusty Nail associated with the hotel, but our hotel neighbors said it was great to eat and relax.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to the Beach"
Close to the Beach, nice outside bar with fire pit and the staff was friendly and happy!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Everything we needed and then some."
We had a wonderful time and can't wait to return!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice Hotel,close to beach."
Nothing fancy,clean,close to beach,no need to drive,nice outdoor pool and hotel had beach chairs,umbrellas and towels for use on the beach.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not what I expected -- sorely in need of an update"
First hotel I've ever been in that had no telephone....smallest bathroom I've ever been in. Suitable for college kids on spring break.Genuine Expedia guest review
Staff and facilities were excellent, the restaurant "the rusty nail" had excellent food, hung out at night to listen to the live entertainment and the fire pit.. would definitely recommend this motel also they offed a cabana like area on beach for guest'sGenuine Expedia guest review
Nice hotel. Close to everything. Room smells a little musky. Outside at rusty nail one night both servers kept asking others if they needed anything but would never ask me. It was like I was invisible.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
PEOPLE HERE WERE VERY NICE AND TREATED US RESPECTFULLY.THE AVAILABILITY OF UMBRELLAS,CHAIRS AND TOWELLS IS A NICE PERK.POOL AND BEACH F&B SERVICE IS ALSO A NICE PERK.Genuine Expedia guest review
Loved our stay at the Beach Shack! Room was modest but very clean, staff was extremely helpful and courteous, and the location was perfect! Our favorite amenity were the complimentary lounge chairs, towels and umbrellas on the beach! What a terrific convenience! While there are "fancier" hotels in Cape May, the price, location and beach services make […] the Beach Shack a perfect spot for us! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pretty pricey for this place but fun spot."
Like: being across from the beach, the umbrellas and chairs included with the beach, the food service included with the beach, the restaurant, the happy hour vibe at the hotel in the afternoon. Just okay: room. Seemed like an older building. Nothing special at all. Could improve on the decor. Kids took over the pool. Wish there was a hot tub. Did […] not like: the price. Almost $400/night for a 2-star hotel. For that price I expected a LOT more. Would be nicer if the parking lots were behind the hotels so not to obstruct views of the beach (this applies to all of Cape Map hotels along Beach). Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"amazing location and love the Rusty nail"
My husband and I went to Cape May for the first time. We had a great time. We loved the location of the Beach Shack in walking distance to everything we never drove anywhere. Overall the Beach Shack was a nice place very clean and the staff was so nice. The lighting in the room was not great. The Beach shack is nothing fancy but I would def stay again. […] The Rusty Nail has great food and lots of fun... Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Service a home run, makes up for room"
We may have had the least desirable room despite paying for best available, but the service and location were fantastic. We opted to spend most time out of room, and beach or poolside.Genuine Expedia guest review
The customer service was exceptional! The room was clean and the staff was very friendly. The location is great. Right across the street from the beach. Definetly will come back and recommend it to anyone visiting Cape May.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location...and better price!"
We loved the room with chairs outside...to hear the music at the adjoining restaurant during happy hour and early evening....good musicians and nice choices. Good good service at the hotel...and all was bright an cheerful. It was a quick walk to town, and the closest hotel on the beach...other than very high end condos and The Congress Hotel...which […] is an historic hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
My Husband and I are already looking forward to returning. We were very impressed with their service and how they immediately responded to any questions or needs you might have. I'm highly allergic to feather pillows which they had. My husband went to the office and in 5 minutes we had all the pillows removed. I'm also highly allergic to black mold. […] My husband looked for that also and there was none. Also we were very impressed with the kitchen. We had actual plates, silverware and Mugs. Also wine goblets. In all our travels we have never seen that before. We would recommend The Beach Shack to anyone. A beautiful view of the Ocean and a wonderful restaurant near by called the Rusty Nail. It was a marvelous 2 days. Just wish we were able to stay longer. We will the next time. Thank you to the Staff. A job well done! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This is a great place to stay, great location and friendly people, room was clean, and check in was simple. I will be back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We only stayed one night but we had a great time. We arrived early and we able to get into our room which really makes a difference on a one night stay. The beach bar was fun and reasonably priced. The big firepit was nice. We would stay again!Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel was relatively easy to find. We passed by it once because we missed the sign. I also think Garmin misdirected us. Unfortunately, their restaurant was closed so we had to walk to the downtown area to find one. Not a real problem, though, because we found a good restaurant downtown with excellent sea food. The only problem we encountered with […] our room is that one of the table lamps was defective with loose wiring and the management changed it at my request. Other than that, we enjoyed our stay even though it was for only one night. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great spot. Had room across from fire pit, was way too noisy.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We loved out stay! We were there at the end of September and the town was uncrowded. We loved the location. We loved the beach service. We loved the fire pit in the evening. The beds were super comfy and we had a great stay!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great little get-away!"
My husband and I wanted to have a quick little weekend get-away for our 1st Anniversary, and had gone to Cape May for a mini-honeymoon a year ago and loved it! The Beach Shack was definitely about 10 steps up from other beach motels I had stayed at in the past! The staff was very friendly, the hotel was clean and comfortable. Not knowing what to expect […] for the room (which was right by the pool, though due to colder weather we weren't able to use it) we were very pleasantly surprised. You walk in to a little living room area with a sectional couch, flat-screen TV, microwave, mini refrigerator, sink etc - then through the door to the bedroom itself which was sizable and had a decent bathroom. My biggest complaint is probably the shower's water pressure, but having vacationed throughout the Jersey Shore my entire life, that isn't an isolated complaint to this hotel. Last but not least, right across the parking lot (free parking at the Jersey Shore? ALWAYS a plus!) is The Rusty Nail; a great laid-back restaurant with delicious food and friendly service! We ate both dinner the night of our stay, and breakfast the morning after there, sitting outside with a view of the beach and the beautiful ocean breeze! I was sad we only had the one night, we would definitely stay there again! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Just what I needed. Had a very nice time.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect Jersey Shore Exeperence"
The Beach Shack was a great motel, right on Ocean Avenue (across from the beach) with clean rooms and comfortable beds. They even provided lounge chairs, towels and umbrellas on the beach - really nice touch! The motel is adjacent to The Rusty Nail, a lively, open restaurant & beach bar filled with families, singles and live music. No worries though […] - the music stopped in plenty of time to sleep well plus, I couldn't even hear it once my door was closed. I would argue that if anyone did not rate this hotel high, their expectations around staying in a Jersey shore town are unrealistic. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great for everyone"
Loved the beach shack, especially the live music every night by the fire pit and great food from the Rusty Nail.Genuine Expedia guest review
Loved it! Great motel. Clean and staff was extremely friendly. I would definitely come backGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I love the fact that the hotel/motel has a restaurant right next door that will serve you by the pool or on the Ocean!!! Loved it!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Our forever place in Cape May!"
Loved it! You never know what you're gonna get at the Jersey shore. This one checked all of our boxes. Friendly courteous staff in every area from check in to check out. Poolside towel covered chairs freshly changed after each guest and best of all walk accross the street to the beach, show the attendant your room key, pick your spot and a chair, umbrella […] and towels are set up for you. Ask for a menu and get drinks and food brought right to your chair.Location wonderfully close to all that you need. Walk to everything. Will stay there again and again!!!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"affordable and clean"
Great hotel, great location, great price. Very clean hotel. very happyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cape May in the spring a great time to vist"
Great location, clean rooms and view of the ocean.Genuine Expedia guest review
"would come here again and will recommend it to all"
It was a short but very pleasant stay. The staff was extremely friendly as supported by other expedia user feedback. The room was comfortable and provided helpful amenities like plates, cups and utensils. The location was superb, within walking distance of great food places and just across the street from the beach. Would definitely come back again […] and will certainly mention it to friends. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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