Ratings based on 197 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.0 out of 5
89% of guests recommend
4.1 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great staff across from beach

Posted Sep 7, 2014
Pros: Location was great and staff was friendly.
Cons: Mattress was uncomfortable and we briefly got stuck in the elevator.
Location: Lots of restaurants, across from the beach, walking distance to the pedestrian mall.
Free breakfast buffet was delicious and the room was nice. The personnel were very friendly and helpful. The only drawback was the mattress in the room was uncomfortable and I feel sorry for any adults who sleep on the pull outs! View was gorgeous and the hotel was centrally located and within walking distance to many attractions and restaurants. We brought our two small children and they had a blast; I would definitely stay here again!
4 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Purcellville, VA

Beautiful view

Posted Sep 6, 2014
Pros: I loved the old style decor and being able to see and hear the ocean from my room. Bed was very comfortable and bathroom was nicely appointed.
Cons: The staff could have been slightly more helpful in a couple of instances. The people at the from desk tended to say no to requests.
Location: Wonderful location. Beach, restaurants, trolley tour, Cape May Stage - all in walking distance. Bird watching, lighthouse just a short drive.
Spent 2 days at the Marquis de L - and enjoyed the time there very much. It is in an excellent location, straight across from a great beach and within easy walking distance of many terrific restaurants. It has an old fashioned feel, but is clean and comfortable.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Maryland

Beautiful, elegant, hotel has seen better days

Posted Aug 28, 2014
I loved Marquis De Lafayette Hotel. I remember riding my bike past it when I was a child and wondering about the rich people who could stay in such a wonderful place. Now I wonder how the hotel justifies charging such high prices while not spending money on needed updates. The rooms were a little bit run down, the staff was wonderful but seemed harried and overworked, and the hotel was clean. There were little things like the broken ice cream machine in the hall on the second floor and the exposed duct work (not in the cool, industrial way) that made me question whether management was even trying to keep the place upscale. The hotel had a wonderful breakfast and is on an excellent location. And I love quirky places like this. But I know that I could have a room that is nicer for less money at one of the less famous places in the neighborhood and I doubt that I'll go back.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Pennsylvania

Nice location right across from the beach

Posted Jun 30, 2014
Pros: Location, staff, amenities, and free breakfast
Cons: I wish that the pool could stay open later than 7pm
Location: Perfect location, short walk to Washington Mall and restaurants
This was a great experience. The hotel is right at the beach, the staff is friendly and accommodating, the room had everything that we needed, and the free breakfast buffet was fantastic!!
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Very noisy after 1AM!

Posted Jun 17, 2014
Pros: Location, parking and the breakfast were good and that is why we returned this time. The view was terrific.
Cons: Control the skate boarding and shouting after 1AM.
Location: Very close to the beach, boardwalk and shopping.
We have stayed at the Marquis De Lafayette many times over the years without a problem. This was the first time in June and we did not sleep well at all! The first night it was well inebriated guest load talking and occasional shouting into the early morning hours. The second night it was skate boarding and maintenance work after 1AM. We realize that the people above us were locked out of their room by a key failure and the lock had to be hammered off, but their was excessive tool dropping, floor scrapping and and shooting that was over the top! We will not go back there again!
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by Ryan

First time at the hotel

Posted Jun 16, 2014
The area was great the staff was amazing. The rooms are nice... The vents had dirt and dust in them... Was a lot...beds were clean... The included breakfast was completely amazing... Service was great... Keep in mind this is a really old hotel not on of the newer ones....so don't think your staying In a brand new place... It's a classy hotel just very old
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by regi from nj

great hotel amenities, ocean front, clean

Posted Jun 3, 2014
we were revisiting cape may after 8 years and chose to stay in the same hotel by the beach. the hotel has all required amenities, is by the beach and close to downtown. this time we went with family. convenient laundry, housekeeping calls, hot breakfast daily at the onsite restaurant and friendly and helpful staff. the suites would stay a family of 4 comfortably. rooms and bathrooms were clean. full kitchenette was available along with cutlery and for those who like the convenience of a keurig machine they had them in the room. laundry chutes for dirty linen not accumulating in the room. we would stay at the same hotel if we visit again.
5 out of 5
for Business Travelers
by Jeremiah from yonkers


Posted May 31, 2014 on Hotels.com
Loved it can't wait to go back
5 out of 5
for Personal Event
by Susan brzoska from west orange nj

hotel de Lafayette

Posted May 28, 2014 on Hotels.com
Friendly and courteous staff also they are knowledgeable on all details.
1 out of 5
by tony from new jersey

Requested a king size bed and got 2 twins instead

Posted May 28, 2014
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Everything
Location: Beaches and restaurants
Very disappointed. Requested a king size bed and got 2 twins instead. Not happy about that since I was spending a lot of money for 2 nights. Will never go back there again. Hotel needs lots of updating and repairs. And I will never use Expedia ever again either. Very bad experience altogether.