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Marquis De Lafayette Hotel
Ranked #29 of 37 Hotels in Cape May
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We had hoped that they would clean up the place. It is not dirty, just old. Balcony facing the ocean and their best location has been the reason we always went there. But we have a car and there are a lot of other and hopefully better choices facing the ocean with balconies. If not, we will be back. We had a room that had an adjoining room door although that was not the case. But the people partied until 3 in the morning waking us up numerous times. Need better sound proofing. Rooms are adequate, but checked in and found hair on the back of the toilet that meant the cleaning person did not clean behind the seat and that I find disgusting. Great pool and a great free breakfast. Average for down there i guess, but for the price, i need to see if better alternatives are around.

Room Tip: New section and a room that does not have 00 or 01 in the number. Not ground floor.
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Vacation time. Cape May, NJ. A beautiful spot. The Marquis is a beautiful, quaint & older hotel found along Beach Avenue (the main road that goes by the beach-duh). It has antique furniture, excellent breckfast buffet, great pool & hot tub and beautiful rooms. We loved it. It is right across from the beach & in the vicinity of stores. They have a snack machine, drink machine and a bar by the pool where you can get appetizers etc. Now, I have read some of the other reviews. A lot of them complain about the hotel & that it needs to be updated. And yes, if you want to focus on that then I would suggest that this is not the hotel for you. If you want fancy & to be pampered, guess what? You need to go somewhere else, please! So I will begin with my review of our room. First the bedroom. The beds were wonderful, comfy & according to Hubby-he had a fantastic nights sleep. When I saw him in the early a.m. he was wrapped like a mummy in the sheet with just his face sticking out, pillows around his head, and blissfully making his sleeping sounds. We could not get the ceiling fan to work but according to one of our friends staying there you just needed to pull on the chain twice. Problem solved. Next was the small kitchenette with mini fridge, stove top, microwave etc. Our fridge was not working. So service brought us a new one. Worked wonderfully. Problem solved. Then came a small living room and a door & window to our balcony that looked out over the pool area & beach. Great! Fan in l.r.-worked & two tv's-smaller one in bedroom. Ok-now for bathroom. Yes the tub had a couple of little dings inside it. Yes, the ceiling panels were out of line & showed gaps & marks on them. And yes, the tiles on the floor were not perfect. But guess what? We didn't care. This was not important to us. I guess we are not one of the "now" generation-the pampered "we have to have it all or we throw a hissy fit and our panties are in a bunch". We just wanted to have a hot shower & thats what we got. They had lovely bath products for hair, skin etc. The staff was wonderful, very pleasant & helpful. If you like going on adventures & adapting to your environment and don't mind when everything is not perfect than this is the hotel for you. Hubby & I will definetly be back next year. What a wonderful hotel!

Room Tip: All rooms have balcony to beach & ocean view.
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Kelsey E, Guest Relations Manager at Marquis De Lafayette Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

We can't thank you enough for such a lovely review! We are glad the Marquis de Lafayette Hotel got to be a part of your wonderful vacation experience in Cape May. We can't wait to see you again next time around and make your time with us even more enjoyable at the Marquis!

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

A wonderful place for everyone, even the dog! Stayed in a dog friendly room pool-side. The view from the room (1st floor) was beautiful--pool, sand, ocean & sky. With the little fenced patio, we were able to sit in the rocking chairs with the dog & drink in the view. The pool & the pool deck bar/restaurant was lively, but not loud. Once we went inside the room, could no longer hear anything. The room included a king size bed & tv in the bedroom, a little fridge, microwave, & two burning stovetop in the kitchenette. The cabinets included the dishes you might need, plus silverware & a new sponge & detergent. A k cup coffee maker as well. The living room had a queen sleeper sofa & comfy chair. The tv also had a DVD player in it. Two blocks away, a dog friendly eatery. Perfect hotel, perfect location.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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Kelsey E, Guest Relations Manager at Marquis De Lafayette Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you for your great review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Our pet friendly rooms are very popular and have a great poolside view for you to enjoy the seasonal live entertainment! We can't wait to see you and your furry friend again on your next visit to the Marquis de Lafayette Hotel!

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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Let's start with the positive- location is fantastic, beach front balconies are nice, breakfast is acceptable.

Now onto the cons- the management of this place is absolutely awful. Check in is 4pm, our room was not ready until 4:30. We were not the only ones waiting. I asked a manager to call me to discuss my displeasure- no call. I overheard another couple also trying to get a hold of the manager over extra charges on their bill and she would not even come out to talk to them.

The rooms- even our "remodeled" room looked a bit dated and had mildew or mold on the bathroom ceiling. For the price I expected more.

Overall the location is amazing and takes this to a two star review but on a weekend getaway I want to know the service is going to be good and the room clean. This place could be so much more.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Directly across from the beach. Walking distance to most restaurants. Room furniture outdated, even though they are trying to update. Best pool bar with perfect view of the ocean and music played regularly.

Room Tip: First Floor rooms are pet friendly.
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Kelsey E, Guest Relations Manager at Marquis De Lafayette Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we thank you for your great review. We're glad our convenient location did not go unnoticed as well as our amazing new Barefoot bar. We are making renovations to update our rooms over the course of the winter and look forward to seeing what you think about the updates during your next stay here at the Marquis de Lafayette Hotel!

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Additional Information about Marquis De Lafayette Hotel

Address: 501 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-2402
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Cape May
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Cape May
Price Range: €128 - €197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Marquis De Lafayette Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Marquis de Lafayette is a premier hotel centrally located in America's original sea side resort. Our property is directly across the street from Cape May's amazing beach and within walking distance to Cape May's famous Washington Street Mall. Breakfast is served every morning in our restaurant 501 Beach, lunch & cocktails served daily at our poolside Barefoot Bar (in season), 1 Parking permit is provided for each room reserved. We are the pet friendliest hotel in Cape May with 17 Pet Friendly rooms! Reservations including pets may only be reserved directly through the hotel (NOT ONLINE) ... more   less 
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