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4.5 out of 5

"The room had coffee mugs, glasses and wine glasses. No plastic " More

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Hotel Description

3-star beach hotel near Cape May Point State Park

Steps from the beach

Within 3 miles (5 km) of this Cape May hotel, you'll find Cape May Point State Park and Cape May Lighthouse. Also, Sunset Beach is within 3 miles (5 km) and Cape May Winery is within 6 miles (10 km).

Fun at the beach

This hotel features a restaurant, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Business travelers can take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas. Relax with a drink at the poolside bar and enjoy perks like free self parking.

Shaka Suite

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Corner Bunk

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Garden Suite

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.SofaBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Garden Bunk

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Ocean Bunk

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Corner Shack

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Beach Shack ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Beach Shack

Everyone (4) Couples (1) Family (1)
5 out of 5

Posted by on May 20, 2021

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5 out of 5
The room had coffee mugs, glasses and wine glasses. No plastic

Posted by on May 18, 2021

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5 out of 5
Nice room, clean and comfortable. Good experience.

Posted by on Dec 31, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 8, 2019 by Margie

Thank You!

5 out of 5

Great atmosphere & great staff

I'll start of by saying this hotel accommodates all of your needs including rooms that are dog friendly. The Rusty Nail, restaurant/ bar attached to property has grear food, live music and a great staff. On these chilly October evenings they have a huge fire pit to sit around. The hotel is just a few blocks from the cove where you can see amazing sunsets. I will be back!

Posted by , from Catasauqua, PA on Oct 9, 2015

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5 out of 5

The Beach Shack ..... AMAZING!

Pros: Location, cleanliness, pool
Cons: Service at Rusty Nail
Location: Free zoo, walking the streets and being awed by the architecture!
Wonderful experience from check-in to check-out ... family friendly, clean, spacious room with all the necessities! Right on the beach! Beach services were incredible! New heater in pool ... was 83* and crystal clear! The Rusty Nail is a bit of a hit or miss for food but drinks were great and there was live music. Would stay there agin without question! Had two 12 year olds with us who loved it!

Posted by , from Vermont on May 27, 2015

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5 out of 5

perfect spot

Pros: It is in a great location. It is easy to walk to all the areas in town. It is casual and comfortable.
Stayed there a year ago and liked it so much we booked again last fall.

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015

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3 out of 5

Close to beach, but so are many other places

The staff was very friendly, helpful and professional. However, the accommodations are very dated. We stayed on the 3rd floor, with ocean view, but there is no elevator and the stairs are not very well lit at night. The Beach Shack is adjacent to the Rusty Nail, which has a fire pit and live music at night. You can hear the activity from both, which is either a plus or minus depending on your preference. The reasons why I would NOT return to this hotel: First, the beds are very uncomfortable - no support, and I awoke with an aching back each morning. Second, the bathroom is sooooo small as to render it impossible to use comfortably.

Posted by , from Hopewell Township, NJ, USA on Sep 29, 2012

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4 out of 5

Perfect beach get-away

Pros: Close restaurants, beach umbrella service.
If you want a clean,comfortable place to stay- this is as good as it gets. Friendly , helpful staff. A unique property. Small but adequate pool- good on-site restaurant and bar in the "rust-nail". nice relaxing area near the fire -pit and good live music. great family place. walk across to the beach and the absolute best part-- the umbrella and lounge chair service and no cost. ( excepting the tip). You are with walking distance of plenty of dining and shopping. Ask the beach staff for great local places if you want to get away from the "tourist-traps". Would highly recommend. the price is the price- it's in-season and your right on the beach. You can save a few bucks and miss out on the amenities that let you do what you came to do.--- RELAX!

Posted by , from Pittsburgh, PA, USA on Aug 2, 2012

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5 out of 5

What a wonderful experience my friends and I had at the Beach Shack!

Pros: Close restaurants
With Hurricane Irene hitting the New Jersey shoreline just days before our expected arrival at the Beach Shack, we thought for sure that our vacation plans would be ruined. What a terrific surprise to find out that the hotel had reopened and was honoring all reservations. What a wonderful, friendly staff we encountered. Any request we asked for was kindly granted. Being able to relax at the beach with the help of hotel personnel setting up our chairs and umbrellas was an added plus. And, food service right on the beach...who could ask for more! The location of the Beach Shack allowed us to walk to any destination we chose to visit while vacationing...and there definitely is a lot of places to go within walking distance. My friends and I have already decided to visit the Beach Shack again next summer. That's how pleased we were with our recent visit!

Posted by , from Oceanside, New York on Sep 10, 2011

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4 out of 5

Good experience overall

The hotel was in a good location. The service at the beach was excellent. However, the room service was poor, The staff that took the orders were not polite and they seemed to have difficulty being accurate taking down the information

Posted by on Oct 8, 2010

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/cafe. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. The business-friendly The Beach Shack also features a seasonal outdoor pool, concierge services, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Self parking is free. This 3-star Cape May hotel is smoke free.

  • 77 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Cabanas on the beach (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Bar by the pool
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Beach Shack offers 77 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.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Safe
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM.

Rusty Nail - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Nearby Activities

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.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/bodyboarding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Accessible bathroom (in select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

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 PlFront desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 9 AM - 10:00 PM.
Guests arriving after hours will need to go to the following location to check in: Congress Hall - 200 Congress Pl
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

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.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


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

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, debit cards, and cash. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Children stay free - maximum age 11
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Children stay free
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2
  • Debit cards


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: 5 percent of room rate

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • 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

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • 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

You should know

  • The seasonal pool will open in June and close in September.
  • Up to 2 children 11 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.