Hotel Marquis de Lafayette

501 Beach AvenueCape May8204USA
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About Hotel Marquis de Lafayette

Hotel Marquis de Lafayette boasts a beachfront location in the heart of Cape May, with pet-friendly accommodation options. Guests receive complimentary Wi-Fi, parking and a daily breakfast.

All rooms are air conditioned and have a private balcony with rocking chairs, many with ocean views. Additional amenities include a refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker, premium TV channels, clothing iron and hair dryer.

Hotel Marquis de Lafayette boasts a seasonal (or weather permitting) outdoor pool, fitness center and a library lounge. For added convenience, there is 24-hour reception and a self-serve guest laundry area onsite.

There are several dining options onsite, including Marq’s Pub & Restaurant, 501 Beach @ the Marquis, and Gazebo Pool Bar.

Cape May Lighthouse is located three miles from the hotel, while Washington Street Mall is only a five minute walk away.


501 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ, 8204, USA
Telephone: +1(609)8843500 | Fax: +1(609)8840669 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Direct beach access
  • Disco / Nightclub
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways

For children

  • Child / Baby crib
  • Kids' playground

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews


Marquis de Lafayette boasts a perfect waterfront location, with gorgeous views of the beach. You'll be just a few blocks from Cape May's city center. Guests found the location convenient, with plenty of shopping and dining options within walking distance, including Washington Street Mall.

Pleasant Personnel

Marquis de Lafayette's personnel are genuinely friendly, professional, and often go out of their way to please. Guests say that service, from the front desk, to the pool staff, to the restaurant servers, is always on point.

Breakfast and Seafood

Don't sleep through breakfast. Guests truly enjoyed the breakfast buffet at the hotel, especially the omelet station. If you're looking to dine onsite for other meals, the seafood dishes are highly recommended.

Negative Reviews

Aging Gracefully

While most guests were pleased with their accommodations, some say that the hotel could use a face lift. The room decor appears dated, and poor daylight makes everything look dark. The carpets seem old, and there is a musty smell is some rooms, possibly due to poor ventilation. In addition, the mattresses and sofas could use replacing, as most guests found them uncomfortable and lumpy.The lobby's furniture also looks faded and aged.

Parking Problems

The parking lot onsite is limited in space and can fill up quickly. Fortunately, the hotel has a second lot but it is a bit tight for larger cars and also a couple blocks away, making it uncomfortable if you have a lot of luggage to carry.

Bad Wi-Fi

Though most guests didn't have a problem with the Wi-Fi, some guests could not connect to the internet at all during their stay. Make sure to ask the staff for help, as they will gladly assist you with any technical problems.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 681 reviews across the web
8.1 /10
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8.1 out of 10 based on 681 reviews