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Cape May New Jersey Accommodations

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The Cape May center point is around the area of Us Coast Guard Facilities Engr and 2 miles north of Emlen Physick Estate.

Welcome to Cape May, New Jersey. The town was founded by Capt. Cornelius Jacobson Mey, who claimed the area for Holland in 1621. Somewhere along the lines of history, the spelling changed to the traditional “May” and has stayed that way ever since. More from this guide...

Cape May Hotels/Motels & Accommodations

Beach Plum Farm Cottages : 140 Stevens St.
+1-888-389-4121
140 Stevens St., Cape May, NJ 08204
  • 3-star property
  • 5 rooms in hotel
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Boarding House : 810 Lafayette St.
+1-888-675-2083
810 Lafayette St., Cape May, NJ 08204
  • 4-star hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 pm
Congress Hall
+1-800-716-8490
200 Congress Place, Cape May, NJ 08204
  • 4-star Resort property
  • 106 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Most guests found the staff to be very friendly
  • Pleasant hotel grounds
From$159
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Virginia Hotel
+1-800-805-5223
25 Jackson St., Cape May, NJ 08204
  • Mid-scale hotel
  • 24 rooms in hotel
The Star Inn
+1-888-965-1860
29 Perry St., Cape May, NJ 08204
  • Four-star hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
From$160
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The Sandpiper Beach Club - Cape May
+1-888-788-5576
11 Beach Ave., Cape May, NJ 08204
  • 4 star property
  • Hotel has 51 rooms
From$209
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La Mer Beachfront Resort
+1-888-897-9207
1317 Beach Ave., Cape May, NJ 08204
  • Affordable Beach hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • Most guests appreciated the closeness to the beach
  • Nice rooms
From$100
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The Grand Hotel of Cape May
+1-888-311-4278
1045 Beach Ave., Cape May, NJ 08204
  • Affordable Beach hotel
  • 42 suites in property
  • Hotel is relatively stylish
  • Lovely pool/beach service, according to 90%
ICONA Cape May - Cape May
+1-888-469-4795
1101 Beach Ave., Cape May, NJ 08204
  • Midscale Oceanfront property
  • 56 rooms in hotel
From$200
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The Beach Shack - Cape May
+1-888-734-9421
205 West Beach Ave., Cape May, NJ 08204
  • Three Star property
  • Hotel has 3 floors
From$109
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Montreal Beach Resort : 1025 Beach Ave.
+1-888-841-5292
1025 Beach Ave., Cape May, NJ 08204
  • High-end Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 70 rooms
Periwinkle Inn Cape May Nj
+1-888-455-5160
1039 Beach Ave., Cape May, NJ 08204
  • Inexpensive Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 10 suites
  • Fantastic service
  • Accessible parking
From$100
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Red Roof Inn Wildwood – Cape May/Rio Grande in Rio Grande
+1-888-965-8297
1801 Route 47 South Garden State Pkwy. at Nj 47 No, Rio Grande, NJ 08242 ~4.14 miles northeast of Cape May
  • Inexpensive property
  • 2 floors in hotel
From$60
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ICONA Diamond Beach : 9701 Atlantic Ave.
+1-888-906-6358
9701 Atlantic Ave., Diamond Beach, NJ 08260 ~4.22 miles east of Cape May
  • 4-star Oceanfront hotel
  • 120 rooms in property
From$289
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Acacia Beachfront Resort in Wildwood Crest
+1-888-749-6785
9101 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260 ~4.34 miles east of Cape May
  • Affordable hotel
  • Check in: 15:00
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Beau Rivage Beach Resort in Wildwood Crest
+1-888-878-9982
9103 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260 ~4.35 miles east of Cape May
  • Two-star Oceanfront hotel
  • 49 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Nice breakfast
  • AC needs updating
Barcelona Motel in Wildwood Crest
+1-888-389-4485
9001 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260 ~4.37 miles east of Cape May
  • Cheap hotel
  • 14 suites in property
Alakai Motel - Wildwood Crest
+1-888-389-4121
8301 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260 ~4.54 miles east of Cape May
  • Midscale Beach hotel
  • 28 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$120
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Blue Marlin Resort in Wildwood Crest
+1-888-675-2083
401 East Toledo Ave., Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260 ~4.56 miles east of Cape May
  • Midscale Beach property
  • Hotel has 6 suites
From$85
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Coliseum Ocean Resort
+1-800-716-8490
416 East Miami Ave., Wildwood, NJ 08260 ~4.64 miles east of Cape May
  • 3 star Beach hotel
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
  • No internet
  • Expensive rate
Singapore Motel
+1-800-805-5223
515 East Orchid Rd., Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260 ~4.87 miles east of Cape May
  • Low-priced hotel
  • Parking is rare
  • Close to the beach
Royal Hawaiian Motel
+1-888-965-1860
On The Beach at 500 East Orchid Rd., Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260 ~5.00 miles east of Cape May
  • 3-star Beach property
  • 5 floors in hotel
  • Popular among families
  • Wonderful beach
Sea Scape Inn
+1-888-788-5576
400 East Crocus Rd., Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260 ~5.31 miles east of Cape May
  • Affordable property
  • Hotel has 12 suites
From$80
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Adventurer Oceanfront Inn in Wildwood Crest
+1-888-897-9207
5401 Ocean Ave., Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260 ~5.54 miles east of Cape May
  • Mid-scale Beach property
  • Hotel has 90 suites
From$225
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Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Wildwood : 4610 Ocean Ave.
+1-888-311-4278
4610 Ocean Ave., Wildwood, NJ 08260 ~5.82 miles east of Cape May
  • Two star Resort property
  • 4 floors in property
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Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Cape May, NJ discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Cape May hotel for each day and each star rating category.

Capt. Mey was one of the several explorers who visited the area after the first visit by Sir Henry Hudson who explored the area in the early 1600s. Mey was so impressed with the climate and the landscape he named the area after himself.

Cape May is actually an island but is also part of a “cape.” It is the oldest seaport resort in America.

In 1878, a devastating fire nearly destroyed Cape May. The reconstruction that followed resulted in an architectural history of Victorian buildings.

Cape May became a National Historic Landmark City in 1976.

When to Visit Cape May, NJ

Cape May has something for everyone during all seasons with over 200 sunny days of comfortable temperatures in the mid 80-degree range. Summer is the busiest time of the year with sports fishing, whale watching, summer programs and tours at parks and attractions, picnicking, beach and water activities.

Autumn brings cool, crisp temperatures and fun and festivals such as the Food and Wine Festival, Cape May New Jersey State Film Festival, the Audubon Society's annual Bird Show, Lima Bean Festival, and Oktoberfest.

Spring is equally enticing with the gentle breezes and fragrant blossoms in bloom. It's the perfect time for quiet strolls on the beach before the summer crowds arrive. It's also the season for the annual Spring Victorian & Tulip and Garden Festival. Temperatures average between 60 and 69 degrees, which is perfect for exploring the town, taking a bike ride, and enjoying the sunset at the beach.

Picture the perfect winter time scene for a postcard and that is what Cape May looks like especially during the holidays when the town is decked out in holiday splendor. Enjoy the Christmas Parade and the annual Christmas Candlelight House Tour, one of the highlights of the season. The average temperatures during the winter run from 42 degrees to 47 degrees.

With more than 40,000 visitors coming to Cape May during the summer, if peace and quiet, minimal crowds, and lower prices are what you're looking for, this is not the best time to plan a vacation.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Cape May, NJ:

seasonality of hotel rates in Cape May

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts displaying average price trends by star rating class in Cape May, NJ. Analyze these illustrations to calculate the least expensive dates to book a room in Cape May throughout the year.

Luxury Hotel Options in Cape May, NJ

4 Star Average Prices: $207.17

Step back in time when elegance, luxury, sophistication, and attention to every detail was to be expected and still is, at The Queen Victoria. You'll be treated like royalty and experience old-world charm in one of the several rooms or suites. Unwind in a luxury bath or whirlpool tub, refresh with a snack from the mini-refrigerators, and get cozy beside a gas-log fireplace. Exquisite antique furniture, elegant accessories, and plush bedding and linens add to the comfort of each room. The non-smoking rooms also feature a TV, DVD player, and complimentary Wi-Fi for your personal entertainment.

Enjoy the friendly atmosphere each morning for the breakfast buffet served from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in one or two restaurants for a tasteful assortment of pastries, fruit, eggs, and coffee. If a private meal is more to your liking, dine in the parlor at the House of Royals where you'll drink in the beauty of the Victorian décor. You'll also have the option during the warmer months to dine at the House of Royals and Prince Albert Hall buildings in a lovely outdoor porch setting. During the afternoon, enjoy the English tradition of afternoon tea in the parlor.

Affordable Hotel Options in Cape May, NJ

3 Star Average Prices: $152.99

When the crystal blue water of the beach beckons, La Mer Beachfront Inn has the perfect king or queen room or efficiency, each with a view. Conveniently located near shopping, dining, and points of interest, you'll have access to all that Cape May has to offer using the trolley service provided by the hotel to get you around town.

Enjoy direct access to the private beach where you'll enjoy complimentary chairs and umbrellas, access to beachside food service, and cabana rentals from June to September. If you prefer, relax in the heated pool equipped with outdoor showers, a children's area, towels, umbrellas, chairs, and poolside meal service. After a day at the beach or the pool, have an invigorating workout at the cardio gym featuring an assortment of equipment from elliptical machines and treadmills to bikes and a resistance machine.

Amenities abound at Mer Beachfront Inn with ample complimentary on- and offsite parking, a business center with access to a computer and printer, and onsite laundry to keep you looking your best. Unwind and enjoy views of the Atlantic Ocean at The Pier House Restaurant where menus are designed to satisfy the most discerning palate for breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as satisfying taste buds at the cocktail lounge.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Cape May

2 Star Average Prices: $138.99

Best Discounts in Cape May, NJ

Escape to luxury and serenity at The Grand Hotel where guests are steps away from sugar white sand and shimmering blue water. The hotel is ideal for special events and business conferences with over 17,000 square feet of event space with ocean views. The Grand Hotel has a 10.0/10 rating as a group friendly hotel.

Select from beautifully detailed guest rooms, suites, and townhouse suites with accommodates for two to eight guests. Each features a relaxed environment with plush Serta double pillowtop bedding and organic bath amenities. Rooms are also equipped with a coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

For guest's dining and entertainment pleasure, enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Hemingway's Steak & Seafood Restaurant with choices of culinary delights available from seasonal menus. On Friday and Saturday night, enjoy a favorite cocktail and dancing to the tunes spun by the DJ.

Relaxation, fun, and exploration are all part of The Grand Hotel experience. Stroll along the beach, swim in the heated indoor and outdoor pools, workout at the fitness center, or rent a bike and explore at your leisure. Kids have plenty of things to do, too, with interactive magic rooms to spark their imagination, face painting, nature presentations, and snorkeling in one of the pools.

Best Value Options in Cape May, NJ

Congress Hall has been providing exemplary service and subtle sophistication to Cape May since 1816. Touted as one of the top hotels in the northeast, your time at Congress Hall will be a memorable occasion. The hotel's guest rooms and suites are decorated with American heritage furniture and accessories and plush bedding set amid soft tones of blue and gray highlighted with brilliant splashes of color.

Enjoy the fresh breezes wafting in from the ocean while relaxing in a complimentary beach chair under the shade of an umbrella set up by a beach attendant, or rent a brightly colored beach tent if more shade is needed. The pool and cabana bar are also at your disposal for lounging in a garden setting while sipping cocktails or ordering lunch.

Whether you want to unwind or be indulged, the Sea Spa is ready and waiting to add to your vacation pleasure. The spa offers a variety of services including pedicures, facials, waxing, and manicures using all-natural products.

Start or end the day with delicious menus from the Boiler Room Pizzeria, Blue Pig Tavern, and Tommy's Folly Coffee Shop, or enjoy the quietude of room service. The Brown Room and The Boiler Room lounge offer nightly entertainment with socializing and live music.

Things to Do in Cape May, NJ

Get a bird's-eye view of many winged species at the Cape May Bird Observatory. Dolphin and whale watching tours offer a visual experience of these beautiful creatures. For the best view in town, take the tour at the Cape May Lighthouse built in 1859. Check the calendar of events at the Nature Center of Cape May for interesting excursions and make time to see over 500 animals and endangered species at the Cape May Zoo.

Get an up-close glimpse of what life was like 100 years ago at the restored 1876 Emlen Physick Estate. Take the guided or self-guided tour of this beautiful Stick Style mansion, Carriage House, and enjoy exhibits in the Carroll Gallery.

Several marinas offer exciting outings on the water for sightseeing, fishing, or leisure cruising. Book a reservation at Utsch's Marina, Cape May Marina, Mill Creek Marina, Miss Chris Marina & Fishing Center, or South Jersey Marina for a day of fun on the water.

There's plenty of exhibits and artifacts to see at the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, the World War II Lookout Tower, Cape May Fire Department Museum, and the Cape May Model Trains Museum.

Cape May, New Jersey is one of those destinations where there's plenty to do without the hustle and bustle of a big city. For a relaxed vacation where there's time to stop and smell the roses versus going a mile-a-minute, Cape May offers that, and much more, with seaside tranquility, exquisite architecture, and points of interest that turn each day into a memorable experience.

FAQs about hotels in Cape May

What are the top rated hotels in Cape May?

Icona Avalon, Virginia Hotel and Acacia Beachfront Resort are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most high-end hotels in Cape May?

The Reeds at Shelter Haven, Icona Avalon and Boarding House are the top 3 luxury hotels near Cape May city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Cape May?

Beach Plum Farm Cottages, Boarding House, and Congress Hall are the properties closest to Cape May city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Cape May cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Cape May can be as cheap as $138.99 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Cape May cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Cape May has been $152.99 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a luxury hotel in Cape May cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Cape May has been $207.17 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the most popular independent hotels in Cape May?

Icona Avalon, Virginia Hotel and Acacia Beachfront Resort are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Choice Hotels branded hotels in Cape May?

Sleep Inn & Suites Rehoboth Beach, Comfort Inn Rehoboth Beach and The Waves Hotel Ascend Hotel Collection are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

Recent traveler guest reviews of Cape May, NJ

Below are reviews of the city of Cape May, NJ from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Great Appearance "
Score 5.0 / 5

The city of Cape May is just over 2 miles square which made walking possible from any location. Visited the city three times and have seen something new each time and season. The entire city has a very clean appearance.

Marlane D., from 18-Dec-2016
The average traveler rating of the city of Cape May, NJ shown above is 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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