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Beach nearby, white sand, beach cabanas, sun loungers
Beach nearby, white sand, beach cabanas, sun loungers
Seasonal outdoor pool
Terrace/Patio

Guest reviews

4.3/5 Excellent
369 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Pool
Free WiFi
Parking included
Air Conditioning
Restaurant
Breakfast Available

Map

Explore the area

Popular LocationCape May Beach2 min walk
Popular LocationCape May Stage7 min walk
Popular LocationWashington Street Mall8 min walk
AirportCape May, NJ (WWD-Cape May County)11 min drive

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  • Family Room Plus

    Room amenities

    • 300 sq ft
    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 6
    • 2 Queen Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed
    More details Family Room Plus
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom (Shack)

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 310 sq ft
    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
    More detailsSuite, 1 Bedroom (Shack)
  • Room (Bunk Shack)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 6
    • 1 King Bed, 1 Twin Bunk Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
    More detailsRoom (Bunk Shack)
  • Room (Surf Shack)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 6
    • 2 Queen Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed
    More detailsRoom (Surf Shack)
  • Room, Corner (Corner Shack)

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsRoom, Corner (Corner Shack)

The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices exclude taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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 Sunset Beach and Cape May Point State Park, while Raging Waters Water Park and Morey's Piers are popular area attractions. Cape May Bird Observatory and Adventure Pier are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking, water skiing, and parasailing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Cape May Beach - 2 min walk
  • Cape May Stage - 7 min walk
  • Washington Street Mall - 8 min walk
  • Cape May City Hall - 12 min walk
  • Cape May Convention Hall - 12 min walk

Getting around

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

Restaurants

  • Rusty Nail — 1 min walk
  • Y B - 7 min walk
  • The Blue Pig Tavern - 7 min walk
  • Cucina Rosa - 8 min walk
  • Tisha's Fine Dining - 8 min walk

About this property

The Beach Shack

3-star hotel near the beach
When you stay at this beach hotel you can enjoy umbrellas and sun loungers. All 66 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Room service, coffee makers, and safes are among the other amenities available to guests.
The Beach Shack offers 66 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and coffee/tea makers. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations.

This Cape May hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in April 2017.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a seasonal outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–11:00 AM: USD 15-25 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Conveniences

  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoors

  • Beach cabanas (surcharge)
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Firepit

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

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  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Heating
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Shower/tub combination

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Safe

Policies

Check-in

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

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 10:00 PM
If you arrive at the property after hours, you'll need to check in at an alternate location: Congress Hall - 200 Congress Pl
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 11 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding
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

Fees

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. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 15 and USD 25 per person (approximately)
  • 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

We should mention

The seasonal pool will be open from June to September
Up to 2 children 11 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

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

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Beach Shack and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Beach Shack offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Beach Shack cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at The Beach Shack?
As of Aug 4, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Beach Shack on Sep 1, 2020 start from $329, 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.
Does this property have a pool?
Yes, this property has a seasonal outdoor pool.
Is this hotel 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 this hotel?
Check-in is from 4:00 PM–10:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at this hotel?
Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
Where is this property located?
Offering direct access to the beach, this Cape May hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Cape May Lighthouse and Sunset Beach. Cape May Point State Park and Cape May Winery are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for The Beach Shack

4.3
Excellent
5 - Excellent
182
4 - Good
147
3 - Okay
25
2 - Mediocre
10
1 - Poor
5
4.5
Cleanliness
4.4
Service and Staff
4.3
Amenities
4.2
Property condition

2/5

  • Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities

Crazy expensive for pretty much an old motel. No room service, no restaurants, super small pool for $500 per nicht

Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

The location is ideal, right across the street from the beach, rooms look like they were recently remodeled and housekeeping does a great job. Parking is at a bit of a premium, so we found a spot left it there and walked everywhere we wanted to go. Beach shack crew on the beach really work hard and you can order food from them and they'll provide you with chairs and towels. Overall nice and clean place that's very family friendly. Only negative was it seems everyone in the hotel seems to shower around 5ish 6ish and hot water doesn't return till a few hours later.

Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

We stayed in the shack above the rusty nail and our only complaint was the bar closing too early! All things considered (COVID) it was a great stay, clean, and really loved that they provided us beach passes and hand sanitizers!

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Great location. Updated rooms. Due to Covid the pool we restricted. Great beach service, towels and umbrellas.

Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The Beach Shack was a cool little retro motel. The staff was great. The Rusty Nail had pretty good food and live music at night was terrific.

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020