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Avondale by the Sea

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Reviewed 24 September 2012

I've stayed at the Avondale for a September weekend every year for the past 5, and each time have found the place welcoming, the desk staff knowledgeable and helpful, and the property well maintained and spotless. The location, just across the street from the beach, couldn't be better. This is not an elegant inn with precious antiques nor a high-end...

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Budd Lake, New Jersey
Reviewed 24 September 2012

When our usual hotel had 'no vacancy' for our annual Cape May trip, we decided to try Avondale by the Sea. It has always appeared to be a well kept property and it is! Rooms are large and very clean. Hotel is quiet and could not be in a better location. A few blocks from the mall, and directly across...

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North Jersey
Reviewed 15 September 2012

First time staying at Avondale By the Sea. Room was very clean and roomy. Location was great - right across the street from the beach. Price was great in September for a senior couple. Pool was clean and great. Location was also wonderful. Just a short walk to the Washington Street shops.Highly recommend Avondale by the Sea.

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New Jersey
Reviewed 8 September 2012

This review is a bit overdue but its been a busy summer. We start our summer every year at Cape May for over 20 yrs. We go every Memorial Wknd. It's a lovely town with excellent food and beautiful beaches. We have stayed at The Avondale by the Sea several times now. The hotel is kept very clean, wi-fi is...

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sparta-nj
Reviewed 8 September 2012

My adult children and I spent four nights at the Avondale, renting two rooms, one one the 3rd floor and one on the first. The 3rd floor unit was nice, but the one on the first floor had no carpeting and was obviously a handicapped room. Most hotels will alert you to this fact before renting the room. This should...

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Delray Beach, Florida
Reviewed 1 September 2012

We stayed mid-week and the location really is fantastic. The breakfast is basic but it is free. The pool gets crowded and is strictly run and there is a small kiddie pool too. No jumping and no ball throwing either. The rooms are bare bones basic but very clean and no they are not chic. You are there for the...

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Skippack, PA
Reviewed 27 August 2012

Perfect location and clean. Across from the beach, and a short walk to shops and restaurants in the mall area. Not too pricy and we thought the pool lady was great! She kept things under control from those who dump their kids at the pool and then don't watch them. Can rent a bike next door. They also have an...

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Philadelphia
Reviewed 14 August 2012

I did a thorough review last year. We got the same room this year (309) and had yet another wonderful time. It's still spotlessly clean and very well run. This year I asked for extra bedding to help cushion the punishingly hard bed, and it worked - slept great (although the a/c is louder than some people would want, it's...

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Saratoga Springs, New York
Reviewed 12 August 2012

Just returned from The Avondale. Very lg. and clean rooms, but the location is what is best. Across the street from beach and a 5 min. walk to Washington St. shopping district and many restaurants. Owner was very attentive to a key/lock issue and staff was friendly and helpful. The only drawback would be the pool closing at 6:00 ea....

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Yonkers
Reviewed 5 August 2012

This is our 8th year staying at Avondale by the Sea. We love it! The location is great and the view of the ocean is spectacular. The rooms are clean and each year we find new upgrades. The owner and staff is warm and friendly. We wouldn't stay anywhere else!!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
You’ll find all our rooms are immaculate and comfortable. We are proud that many of our guests return year after year. Our oceanfront location, friendly atmosphere, proximity to restaurants, shops and sites make Avondale by the Sea an outstanding choice for your stay in Cape May. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Avondale by the Sea

Address: 609 Beach Dr, Beach & Gurney St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1827
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Cape May
Price Range: $165 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Avondale by the Sea 2.5*
Number of rooms: 46
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Avondale By The Sea Hotel Cape May
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#7 Family Hotel in Cape May
#12 Romantic Hotel in Cape May
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Cape May
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“Go for an upper floor as close to the front as you can get”
 of 5 bubbles E8602UYdans, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“King Size Suite is our favorite”
 of 5 bubbles TheresaB827, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you are stair-phobic, choose a room on the first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles S8037UPfrankr, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All Rooms face the ocean. Definitely need to Book in advance. Only open April to October.”
 of 5 bubbles 482henrym, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Some 2nd and 3rd floors have private balconies facing the beach”
 of 5 bubbles mommacat5, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
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