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The Beach Shack

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Seasonal outdoor pool
Beach nearby, white sand, beach cabanas, sun loungers
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, cribs/infant beds
Breakfast, lunch, dinner served; ocean views
Bathroom shower

Overview of The Beach Shack

The Beach Shack

3.0 star property
8.6 out of 10 Excellent
8.6/10 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Breakfast available
205 W Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ, 08204

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCape May Beach3 min walk
  • Popular LocationPoverty Beach3 min walk
  • Popular LocationWashington Street Mall8 min walk
  • AirportCape May, NJ (WWD-Cape May County)11 min drive

Room options

About this area

Cape May

Located in Cape May, The Beach Shack is on the waterfront. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Cape May Point State Park and Sunset Beach, while Morey's Piers and Raging Waters Water Park are popular area attractions. Cape May Lighthouse and Cape May Winery are two other places to visit that come recommended. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking, water skiing, and parasailing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Cape May Beach - 3 min walk
  • Poverty Beach - 3 min walk
  • Washington Street Mall - 8 min walk
  • Cape May Stage - 9 min walk
  • Cape May Market - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Atlantic City Intl. Airport (ACY) - 53 min drive


  • The Mad Batter Restaurant and Bar At The Carroll Villa Hotel - 10 min walk
  • Ugly Mug Bar & Restaurant - 10 min walk
  • Uncle Bill's Pancake House - 8 min walk
  • Sapore Italiano - 10 min walk
  • Exit Zero Filling Station - 11 min walk

About this property

The Beach Shack

3-star hotel by the ocean
Located close to Cape May Point State Park and Cape May Lighthouse, The Beach Shack provides a poolside bar, a firepit, and a coffee shop/cafe. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with a white sand beach, beach cabanas, and sun loungers. The onsite restaurant, Rusty Nail, features ocean views. In addition to dry cleaning/laundry services and a bar, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also find perks like:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), luggage storage, and concierge services
  • Smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the helpful staff and location
Room features
All 77 rooms boast comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to perks like free WiFi and safes. Guests reviews give good marks for the clean rooms at the property.
More amenities include:
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) and cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site

Food and drink

  • Daily cooked-to-order breakfast available 7:30 AM–11:00 AM for a fee: USD 15–25 per person
  • A bar/lounge
  • A coffee shop/cafe
  • A poolside bar
  • A restaurant

Restaurants on site

  • Rusty Nail

Things to do

  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Crib (surcharge)
  • In-room microwave
  • In-room refrigerator
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Seasonal outdoor pool


  • Limited-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service


  • Beach cabanas (surcharge)
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Direct access to the beach
  • Firepit
  • On the waterfront


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom available in select rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided
  • Crib (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)


  • Hair dryer on request
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV with cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Air conditioning
  • Desk
  • Heating
  • Iron/ironing board on request
  • Safe

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age: 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
If you arrive at the property after hours, you'll need to check in at an alternate location: Congress Hall - 200 Congress Pl

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
2 children, up to the age of 11 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.0 per night
Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 25.0 per night

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: 5 percent of room rate

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: approximately USD 15–25 per person
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 25.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
The seasonal pool will be open from June to September

Property is also known as

Beach Shack
Beach Shack Cape May
Beach Shack Hotel
Beach Shack Hotel Cape May
Shack Beach
The Beach Shack Hotel
The Beach Shack Cape May
The Beach Shack Hotel Cape May

Frequently asked questions

Does The Beach Shack have a pool?

Yes, this property has a seasonal outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at The Beach Shack?

As of Jun 10, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Beach Shack on Jun 11, 2023 start from $217.55, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is The Beach Shack pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at The Beach Shack?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at The Beach Shack?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at The Beach Shack?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is The Beach Shack located?

Offering direct access to the beach, this Cape May hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Cape May Point State Park, Cape May Lighthouse, and Sunset Beach. Cape May Winery and Wildwood Boardwalk are also within 9 mi (15 km).




Rating 10 - Excellent. 225 out of 441 reviews" "
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Rating 8 - Good. 166 out of 441 reviews" "
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Rating 6 - Okay. 30 out of 441 reviews" "
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Rating 4 - Poor. 13 out of 441 reviews" "
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Rating 2 - Terrible. 7 out of 441 reviews" "
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Good


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
It was a nice place for families and really anyone. The pool wasn't open yet when we stayed. I wondered if it would get very crowded. The food was decent at the bar/beach pit area. NICE PLACE!
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family and small children, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Love this place
Stayed 2 nights in May 2021

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Loved our stay at the Beach Shack! Great location with a view of the beach. Walking distance to restaurants and shops. Friendly staff and a clean and comfortable room.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

6/10 Okay

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Conveniently located, and clean. However housekeeping never got to our 2nd floor end room by 4 pm. They nicely gave us more towels , etc. and we asked them to pass us by while we showered. We found 10:00 am too early for the loud party music broadcasted by the pool (which the rooms surround) … it does play all day. Considering that the pool was not yet open for the season - it was a bit much.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
We stay here every year and always have a pleasant stay. Great location, bedding and amenities.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2021

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
My sister & I had a great 5 days at the Beach shack. Everyone was very friendly & kind! Rooms were spacious & clean . We had room service daily & she did an excellent job. The only bad thing was the stairs we were on the 3rd floor & it was hard to take luggage up & down. The pool does need repair but overall a wonderful stay
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2021

4/10 Poor

Wayne R

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Amenities
Disliked: Staff & service
Six year staying at the Beach Shack, Bunk Shacks which we love! The service at the Rusty Nail was horrible. Ordered lunch for our three small kids and myself and wife for poolside and it took over 50 minutes and everything tasted horrible. After I waited about 20 minutes another patron went to place their order and was told of the approximate 45 minute wait, and left. I wish I was told upfront of the wait so I could’ve just went to Oceanview instead, but was too far into the wait. When I placed my order which I had on my phone (2 kids pizzas, a chicken caesar salad, and chicken tacos, not a super complicated order) the bartender just took my phone out of my hand without asking and imputed the order. Never mentioned the wait, handed the phone back and walked to her coworkers to talk about getting wasted last night. The kids pizzas weren’t even close to being cooked and we’re thrown away. Stay away from the Rusty Nail!
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2021

8/10 Good


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nice stay!
Great overall trip with family. Site was clean and staff were friendly. We really enjoyed ourselves.
Stayed 6 nights in Aug 2021