Cape May, NJ

The Beach Shack

Alice Wu
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Why We Love It

  • The beachfront hotel has a hip vintage vibe and an outdoor pool and restaurant
  • Features one of Travel + Leisure's Top 10 Beach Bars in America
  • Family-friendly rooms with kitchenettes and free Wi-Fi
  • Walk to Cape May's cafes, antique stores and taffy shops

88% (114 Member Ratings)

"Upon arrival the front desk was accommodating. The free beach umbrellas, chairs and towels was a huge plus. The rooms were clean and perfect for our needs. Great location. "
Aug 21, 2016
west orange, NJ, United States


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Deemed the “kicky kid brother” to its cousin Congress Hall (NJ Monthly), The Beach Shack is an oceanfront boutique hotel. Its popular alfresco bar, The Rusty Nail, serves up cold beverages and seaside favorites such as oysters and fresh fish.

This vintage-fresh property is ideal for families, with several rooms accommodating many guests with separate sleeping areas and kitchenettes featuring refrigerators, microwaves and cupboards of essential utensils. Rent one of the many brightly colored cabanas that dot the beach, or enjoy the ocean breeze on the pool deck.

At the southernmost tip of New Jersey, Cape May is one of the oldest oceanside resort communities in the country. The charming town is filled with mini-golf courses, arcades, taffy shops, custard stands, antique stores and restaurants.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Nightlife / entertainment


  • 24-hour security

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access


  • Complimentary parking

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 25.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children welcome when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request).
Extra beds are not available. Cribs are not available.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Saturdays require a  2 night minimum.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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114 Member Reviews
(88% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: Location
Other Comments: Rooms are due for a makeover and wifi is weak
Michael Aug 26, 2016 Woodcliff Lake, NJ, United States
Enjoyed Most: Upon arrival the front desk was accommodating. The free beach umbrellas, chairs and towels was a huge plus. The rooms were clean and perfect for our needs. Great location.
cara Aug 21, 2016 west orange, NJ, United States
Enjoyed Most: The amenities.
Brenda Aug 16, 2016 Pine Brook, NJ, United States
Enjoyed Most: everything right there
Other Comments: although coffee pot said it held 4 cups it didn't just two - no coffee in thelobby which I thought was odd so we had to purchase coffee - should also have safe in room so we don't have to take purse or wallet to beach
Deborah Aug 11, 2016 Newtown Square, PA, United States
Enjoyed Most: The location and outdoor activities were nice for families and young children.
Other Comments: The size of the room, the parking (only enough for one car). I was told the room would accomodate 3 adults and 3 children.. Although it did, so to speak.. two of the adults had to share a pull out sofa with 2 children. I had a blow up mattress with me which could have alleviated the problem, however there was not an inch of extra space to accommodate it.
Regina Aug 05, 2016 Staten Island, NY, United States
Enjoyed Most: Beach service and rooms are very comfortable!
Maria Jul 27, 2016 River Edge, NJ, United States
Enjoyed Most: The location is great! It's close to the beach, great restaurants, and the center of town. You can park the car and walk everywhere.
Other Comments: The beach service is a bonus. It's so much easier not to have to bring chairs, umbrellas, and beach towels.
Eileen Jul 08, 2016 Yardley, PA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Very convenient, on the beach, clean rooms, very friendly staff, right next to the Rusty Nail and a short walk to the shopping area and other restaurants
Kathleen Jun 17, 2016 Trappe, PA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Location close to the beach and downtown Cape May.
Other Comments: Cute retro feel, family and pet friendly. Nice heated pool with outdoor bar and restaurant with nightly entertainment on the property. Will return!
Robert Jun 04, 2016 Summit Hill, PA, United States
Enjoyed Most: The location. It's right across from the beach and only a short walk to the center of town. The Rusty Nail is onsite and it's a great place to have lunch or dinner. Relaxing and delicious food
Steven Jun 01, 2016 Clifton, NJ, United States
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