We purchased a Living Social deal to stay at the Star Inn on a Friday night during Valentine's Day weekend. We were amazed as we arrived and saw beautiful Congress Hall (where we checked in). We were also pleasantly surprised to learn the Star Inn was literally across the street from there. The room was very tiny but clean and modern and the view from our window was amazing, we could lay on the bed and see the sand and the ocean, I think we stayed in room 1.
Our time at the shore during the winter season was so romantic, taking in the gorgeous Victorian houses, strolling down Main Street (the cutest stores!), walking along the beach and even sharing champagne and a cheese tray in our hotel room before dinner. With our Living Social Deal we had a $50 voucher for dinner at the Blue Pig Tavern (which was also right across the street from the Star Inn). The atomsphere was very romantic as well, a huge fireplace (you could smell the wood burning on the walk there), dimly lit with candles, great wine and the menu was full of fresh and flavorful comfort foods.
After our dinner, we went over to the wine bar inside Congress Hall. There was an acoustic guitar player with a decent sized crowd singing along! The next morning, we walked down the block to George's Place for breakfast, which was also AMAZING, awesome food and spectacular service. The wait was worth it! We did some sight-seeing before heading home but made sure to stop at The Lobster House to pick up some crab bisque and a crusty baguette for dinner later.
It was so nice not having to drive anywhere, we parked our car and it stayed there all weekend. Only complaint would be that after reading reviews here, we were under the impression all of the rooms at the Star Inn were mini-suites and that's where we would be staying so we were surprised our room was so tiny. But like I said, the amazing off season atmosphere, completely made up for the small room. We loved it so much, we are thinking of making a trip to Cape May in the winter a new tradition!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located less than a block from the ocean, The Star is a classic Cape May beach hotel, lovingly restored to provide an ideal blend of nostalgia, fresh seashore design and modern hotel comfort. The Star offers a range of accommodations to suit the needs of every type of beach traveler, including nine comfortable guestrooms, 10 motel-style efficiencies with kitchenettes, some with private backyards and two luxurious two-bedroom carriage houses featuring full-length decks overlooking the ocean. All feature imaginative, evocative décor that's inspired by the classic beach house experience with lots of bright, sunny colors and playful nautical accents. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Star Hotel Cape May
- Star Hotel Cape May