Cape May

The Beach Shack

Greg Shapiro
Deal Expert

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
  • Renovated rooms and bathrooms with all new furnishings and flooring
  • Walk to Cape May's cafes, antique stores and taffy shops

Enjoyed This
(24 Member Ratings)
"The room is a nice size and the bathroom too. Clean too. May be time for new rug soon. Maid was helpful. Love the pool and cabanas. And music at rusty nail. Keurig is nice "
Sep 29, 2017
Birdsboro, PA, USA

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Deemed the “kicky kid brother” to 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.

Opening the 2017 season with freshly renovated rooms and bathrooms, the property's beach-chic decor includes updated furnishings, carpet and flooring. Shack rooms include two queen beds, a sleeper sofa or two chairs and a kitchenette complete with refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker. 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 Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 25.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-12 midnight ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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

Enjoyed This
(24 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Beach Shack over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Rooms were nice looking but property itself was badly maintained. Trash in the stairwells, pool, and common areas.
Other Comments
Property was in disarray. Lukewarm shower. Hotel would benefit from being seasonal rather than year-round.
Carrie Dec 29, 2017 Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
The room is a nice size and the bathroom too. Clean too. May be time for new rug soon. Maid was helpful. Love the pool and cabanas. And music at rusty nail. Keurig is nice
Other Comments
Was charged too much. But called travel zoo and will see if we have our credit in a few days. We were there earlier in the season and I think they got the two charges mixed up.
Bev Sep 29, 2017 Birdsboro, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The room
Sammy Jun 18, 2017 PlainfielD, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
The rooms are clean and location is great
Other Comments
The weather was cold and rainy every day except two; they are inflexible and do not give any refunds or even food vouchers to compensate - so in the end I paid 600$ for one off season stay
svetlana Jun 10, 2017 Philadelphia, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Cleanliness and proximity to the beach. Friendly staff.
Other Comments
Traveling with my husband and 2 children. Rooms have been renovated since our last stay, and it was beautiful! So clean and comfortable. They no longer stock dishes and utensils in the room, except coffee mugs and glasses. Cape May restaurants leave a lot to be desired, so we always pack lunch and dinner. (Breakfast is always at Bella Vida, which is delicious, and only 0.7 mile walk from the hotel.) We asked if they had any paper plates and plastic utensils, and they actually delivered real plates, bowls and utensils for us to use. They also placed exterior dividers between rooms, so there is a feeling of privacy when you step out, and the guests next door are less likely to take your chairs. Overall, a great experience, and we will absolutely return.
kathryn Jun 25, 2017 Camp Hill, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The closeness to the beach, the clean room, their accommodation on the first level for us
Other Comments
They should have some thing on the tub to avoid slips and also a hand rail to get out of the tub.
Joseph Sep 28, 2017 Elverson, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The overall beach vibe. It was closer to a west coast feel but still fun.
Jeanette Jun 10, 2017 Township of Washington, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location and service
Other Comments
Clean and neat.
Susan May 20, 2017 Phoenixville, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The view and the decor
Jonathan Jun 04, 2017 Philadelphia, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Completely renovated rooms! Beautiful
Theresa May 19, 2017 Glassboro, NJ, USA

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