The Beach Shack

205 Beach AvenueCape May08204USA
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About The Beach Shack

The Beach Shack is located right next to the Cape May Beach. This well-equipped hotel offers a heated outdoor swimming pool with spacious deck area.

The air conditioned rooms at the Beach Shack feature tasteful furnishings and beach-themed décor to match the hotel’s seaside setting. Room amenities include a flat-screen television, refrigerator, microwave and coffee/tea making facilities.

The hotel has a beach service where staff can provide guests with everything from towels to a refreshing drink. Free on-site parking is available, while complimentary Wi-Fi is accessible in all areas of the accommodation.

The Rusty Nail is the on-site restaurant and bar at the hotel. Serving food throughout the day, the restaurant has an outdoor seating area that comes complete with a fire pit and shuffleboard.

The Washington Street Mall is less than ten minutes away on foot. The Cape May Lighthouse is a ten-minute drive.


205 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ, 08204, USA
Telephone: +1(609)8842643 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Computer with internet
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00

Positive Reviews

Great beachside location

The location of the Beach Shack is a particular highlight for virtually every past guest. The famous Cape May Beach is just a few short steps away, while the Washington Street Mall and other major points of interest are within walking distance from the hotel.

On-site dining a delight

The hotel's on-site restaurant, the Rusty Nail, has received plenty of plaudits from previous visitors. From the reportedly great food to the fantastic outdoor ambience, the restaurant is seen as a real highlight.

Wonderful Customer service

When it comes to the staff at the Beach Shack, former visitors have stated the customer service they provide is at a high level overall. Every staff member, from the front desk personnel to the bartenders, has been praised in the past for their friendly and accommodating nature.

Negative Reviews

Dated and distressed bathrooms

Although the Beach Shack is generally seen as a dated accommodation choice, the private bathrooms have been spotlighted in particular when it comes to this negative aspect. Furthermore, low water pressure and sightings of mold are bathroom-related problems that have been said on more than one occasion.

Bar area noise can be disruptive

While the hotel's bar area is generally seen in a positive light, a small number of former guests have mentioned that, when it comes to noise, the bar can be troublesome. In particular, the clamor from the bar can supposedly be overbearing at night-time.

Unreliable Wi-Fi

The Wi-Fi at the Beach Shack has been problematic for a variety of former visitors to the hotel. Issues brought up previously include the connection speed being slow and the Wi-Fi range proving to be inconsistent.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 728 reviews across the web
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8.3 out of 10 based on 728 reviews