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4.4 out of 5

"Nice room, clean and comfortable. Good experience. " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 31 Dec 2018

Hotel Description

3-star beach hotel near Sunset Beach

Steps from the beach

Within 3 miles (5 km) of this Cape May hotel, you'll find Cape May Lighthouse and Sunset Beach. Cape May Point State Park and Cape May Winery are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Fun at the beach

This hotel features a restaurant, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Business travelers can take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas. Free self parking, a coffee shop, and dry cleaning are also offered.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 66 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Room service, coffee/tea makers, and safes are also available.

Suite, 1 Bedroom (Shack)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$425* Per night/room Jul 27 - Jul 28

Family Room Plus

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Room (Surf Shack)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Room, Corner (Corner Shack)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room (Bunk Shack)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

The Beach Shack ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Beach Shack

Everyone (3) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Nice room, clean and comfortable. Good experience.

Posted by on Dec 31, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 8, 2019 by Margie

Thank You!

5 out of 5

Great atmosphere & great staff

I'll start of by saying this hotel accommodates all of your needs including rooms that are dog friendly. The Rusty Nail, restaurant/ bar attached to property has grear food, live music and a great staff. On these chilly October evenings they have a huge fire pit to sit around. The hotel is just a few blocks from the cove where you can see amazing sunsets. I will be back!

Posted by , from Catasauqua, PA on Oct 9, 2015

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5 out of 5

The Beach Shack ..... AMAZING!

Pros: Location, cleanliness, pool
Cons: Service at Rusty Nail
Location: Free zoo, walking the streets and being awed by the architecture!
Wonderful experience from check-in to check-out ... family friendly, clean, spacious room with all the necessities! Right on the beach! Beach services were incredible! New heater in pool ... was 83* and crystal clear! The Rusty Nail is a bit of a hit or miss for food but drinks were great and there was live music. Would stay there agin without question! Had two 12 year olds with us who loved it!

Posted by , from Vermont on May 27, 2015

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5 out of 5

perfect spot

Pros: It is in a great location. It is easy to walk to all the areas in town. It is casual and comfortable.
Stayed there a year ago and liked it so much we booked again last fall.

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015

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3 out of 5

Close to beach, but so are many other places

The staff was very friendly, helpful and professional. However, the accommodations are very dated. We stayed on the 3rd floor, with ocean view, but there is no elevator and the stairs are not very well lit at night. The Beach Shack is adjacent to the Rusty Nail, which has a fire pit and live music at night. You can hear the activity from both, which is either a plus or minus depending on your preference. The reasons why I would NOT return to this hotel: First, the beds are very uncomfortable - no support, and I awoke with an aching back each morning. Second, the bathroom is sooooo small as to render it impossible to use comfortably.

Posted by , from Hopewell Township, NJ, USA on Sep 29, 2012

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4 out of 5

Perfect beach get-away

Pros: Close restaurants, beach umbrella service.
If you want a clean,comfortable place to stay- this is as good as it gets. Friendly , helpful staff. A unique property. Small but adequate pool- good on-site restaurant and bar in the "rust-nail". nice relaxing area near the fire -pit and good live music. great family place. walk across to the beach and the absolute best part-- the umbrella and lounge chair service and no cost. ( excepting the tip). You are with walking distance of plenty of dining and shopping. Ask the beach staff for great local places if you want to get away from the "tourist-traps". Would highly recommend. the price is the price- it's in-season and your right on the beach. You can save a few bucks and miss out on the amenities that let you do what you came to do.--- RELAX!

Posted by , from Pittsburgh, PA, USA on Aug 2, 2012

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5 out of 5

What a wonderful experience my friends and I had at the Beach Shack!

Pros: Close restaurants
With Hurricane Irene hitting the New Jersey shoreline just days before our expected arrival at the Beach Shack, we thought for sure that our vacation plans would be ruined. What a terrific surprise to find out that the hotel had reopened and was honoring all reservations. What a wonderful, friendly staff we encountered. Any request we asked for was kindly granted. Being able to relax at the beach with the help of hotel personnel setting up our chairs and umbrellas was an added plus. And, food service right on the beach...who could ask for more! The location of the Beach Shack allowed us to walk to any destination we chose to visit while vacationing...and there definitely is a lot of places to go within walking distance. My friends and I have already decided to visit the Beach Shack again next summer. That's how pleased we were with our recent visit!

Posted by , from Oceanside, New York on Sep 10, 2011

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4 out of 5

Good experience overall

The hotel was in a good location. The service at the beach was excellent. However, the room service was poor, The staff that took the orders were not polite and they seemed to have difficulty being accurate taking down the information

Posted by on Oct 8, 2010

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4 out of 5

Great for a 2 night get a way

The Beach Shack is awesome because of the family friendly grounds and beach right across the street. I love love love the decor, simple beach chic, with a little kitch thrown in. The Rusty Nail is great for the early to late evening hang. The one complaint my friend and I both had about the other wise really fun Beach Shack is the pool Not sure if the chemicals were up to date, also when the last cleaning was. The tiles were slimy kinda gross. The good news, the ocean is right across the street and you can have a sweet lunch and cocktail while staring at the beach. I would go again for sure, just hope that the pool crew has been in to take care of business.

Posted by on May 5, 2010

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. The business-friendly The Beach Shack also features a seasonal outdoor pool, concierge services, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Self parking is free. This 3-star Cape May hotel is smoke free.

  • 66 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Cabanas on the beach (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Atlantic City Intl. Airport (ACY) (70.4 km / 43.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Beach Shack offers 66 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and coffee/tea makers. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. This Cape May hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in April 2017.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Safe
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM.

Rusty Nail - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a seasonal outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 10:00 PM. If you arrive at the property after hours, you'll need to check in at an alternate location: Congress Hall - 200 Congress PlFront desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 9 AM - 10:00 PM.
Guests arriving after hours will need to go to the following location to check in: Congress Hall - 200 Congress Pl
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 11 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 25.0 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Staffed front desk
  • No elevators
  • Debit cards
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: 5 percent of room rate

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 15 and USD 25 per person (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 25.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Beach Shack
  • Beach Shack Cape May
  • Beach Shack Hotel
  • Beach Shack Hotel Cape May
  • Shack Beach
  • The Beach Shack Hotel
  • The Beach Shack Cape May
  • The Beach Shack Hotel Cape May

You should know

  • The seasonal pool will open in June and close in September.
  • Up to 2 children 11 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.