by Amanda Geronikos
Avondale by the Sea features oceanfront accommodations in Cape May, New Jersey, with a location directly across the street from the beach. Guestrooms are available in four variations: Suite (sleeps four with a king bed and sofa bed); Queen Deluxe (sleeps four in two queen beds); Hotel Room (sleeps two in a king bed); and Breezeway Room (sleeps four in two queen beds and has a living area). All guestrooms are equipped with mini-fridges and balconies overlooking the ocean.
Other family-friendly amenities at Avondale by the Sea include an outdoor swimming pool and separate kiddie pool; complimentary, continental breakfast with cereal, bagels, fruit, tea and coffee; and free parking (one space per room). Avondale by the Sea is conveniently located near Washington Street Mall and Convention Hall, along with a wealth of mini-golf courses and bike rental vendors. You’ll also find plenty of family-friendly restaurants near the hotel.
Our Editor Loves
- Oceanfront hotel
- Complimentary breakfast
- Outdoor pool and kids' pool
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Kids' Pool
This summer will mark my 4th stay at the Avondale, and it has become the highlight of my year. I'm a single mom traveling with 2 kids, and everyone there is always so nice to us, they made us feel like family.
Charlie is a most gracious host (and will literally drop us off at the bus station, as I come without a car!), all of the front desk staff is so very welcoming, attentive and accommodating to everything we need. And the housekeeping staff is great.
This anecdote will go a lot way to illustrate how Charlie & his team always go that extra mile. During a game of hide and seek, my young son's beloved stuffed animals ended up "hiding" in the garbage can, and were mistakenly thrown out! My son was inconsolable. After explaining to the wonderful Alex and K. at the front desk what happened, K actually took it upon himself to dive into the dumpster in the back of the hotel to see if he could retrieve them before the garbage collectors made their rounds!! Not only were the stuffed animals found (!!), but then Charlie washed and drying them for us. My son was all smiles, and I was eternally grateful.
Clean, comfortable, great beach location, fun pool, and genuine human kindness mean that Avondale occupies a very special place in my family's heart! Highly recommend.
by Dan R
Never go back. Staff terrible and unfriendly. Dirty blanket on bed when we got there. We asked for a new one and the owner had an attitude after that. Bathroom where toilet and tub is very small. No heat out of ac/heat unit and we froze all night. You could hear people in the room upstairs using the toilet and running the shower. The owner and staff member were up on the roof sweeping dirty water over onto guest sitting on their balconies. They were closing the following week so why not wait till hotel is empty. Luckily only spent two nights!