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Chantilly, Virginia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have visited the Beach Shack each year for the last 4 years. It is a great location to see friends from Vermont that we do not see that often. Great location right across from the beach. The rooms are pretty basic but the beds are comfortable and it works. The property (with the Rusty Nail restaurant on it) is...

Thank kenperkinsvt
Glendale, California
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I have stayed here multiple times, and I love it. Although it is not my first option in Cape May (I love the other Cape Resorts properties), it is still a great location. I love the fire pit, full bar, open restaurant, and great staff. Whether it be the servers, the front desk, the housekeepers, or the reservations office, I...

Thank bayernbabe
New York City, New York
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We've been staying here in the summer since they opened several years ago. It's lost its novelty and it's upkeep. Although we like the fire pit and sand at night with kids and convenience to the beach the rest of the place has nose dived to just north of motel status. The rooms do not have a fresh smell, there...

4Thank Kbaldo
Garland, UT
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This property sits on the main road. We were on the 3rd floor, no elevator. it is described as ocean front, and you can see the ocean, but a parking lot and road are what you really overlook. I was hoping to be able to hear the ocean at night and tried to open the window, but it was sealed....

3Thank tdimiles
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This room cost over $200 for one night, so in my mind I believed it would be decent/good at least. Well, you certainly shouldn't have to fight off roached in the bed and in the kitchen. There are holes around your beds where they can easily come in from, the bedding didn't smell like it was washed so the roaches...

7Thank Shelby S
Detroit, MI
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Facility is very nice and a great value. Rooms are clean, although not necessarily what one would call modern. The bathrooms are a bit a small and some of the fixtures could stand to be replaced, but for a beach town this is a good place to stay. The Rusty Nail is a very quaint place with a casual feel,...

Thank apmatera
Forked River, New Jersey
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Want to thank Charlie Gaudio (general manager) for a job well done with his friendly, courteous and excellent staff. This was my wife and my second weekend long stay at the shack this year. We were greeted with open arms and check in was seamless! They remembered that I had bad knees and without hesitation put us on the first...

Thank mark r
Whiting, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Was just able to have a one night getaway with hubby. This was the best. Did not have to leave the property. Beach across the hotel & beach service available. Very nice clean room. Heated swimming pool. Fantastic ocean view. The best was the restaurant...Rusty Nail. Great live music, fire pit, sandy beach 😊The food fantastic. Waitstaff the best! Thank...

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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our stay at the Beach Shack. Very laid back, friendly. Our room was very nice and clean. Loved the beach service. No need to bring umbrella or chairs. Attendant was friendly and helpful Definitely would stay there again.

1Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We arrived at the Beach Shack early on Friday morning. We were able to leave our car in the parking lot, use the restaurant, bathrooms, and the beach before we checked in at 4:00 pm, essentially giving us extra time. They were so accommodating! The beach is directly across the street, a very short walk. The Rusty Nail was a...

Thank lbaileyart

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Beach Shack is a fresh, new, fun alternative for beachfront vacations. You will feel comfortable wearing your flip flops all day long. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Beach Shack

Address: 205 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Cape May
Price Range: €134 - €346 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Beach Shack 3*
Number of rooms: 68
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Also Known As:
Beach Shack Hotel Cape May
Hotel Style:
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Cape May
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“We like the building next to the Nail. Better ocean views, especially on the upper floors.”
kenperkinsvt, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“North side of hotel facing the ocean. Second and third floor great view!”
T2827BBmarkr, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the third floor have a fabulous beach view.”
lbaileyart, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Upper room not behind the restaurant Room 310, 309 and 308 are good choices”
john9572, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We stayed downstairs next to the pool, which was nice during the day while the kids played at the pool.”
810jacquelinek, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
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