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The Stockton Inns
Ranked #3 of 37 Hotels in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence
Cape May County, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great place”
Reviewed 23 September 2011

We've been to a few different places in Cape May, but this is by far the best. We've been to the Manor at least five times and have stayed in two different rooms. There are plenty of rooms to choose from and each one is slightly different and unique from the others. You can have complete privacy if you'd like, or you can have friendly conversations with the innkeeper and the staff. The front porch is absolutely fantastic. The location is perfect. You're right across from the beach and you can walk to the restaurants and the stores. If you'd like, you can park your car when you get there and leave it until you checkout. The entire place is extraordinarily clean, the breezes are refreshing and the views are incredible. For us and the way we vacation, this place is just perfect.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Colts Neck, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2011

During our three day stay, relatives who were staying at a rental home in town came to join us at the pool. The attendant at the desk knocked at the door and demanded to know how many guests were registered and then ordered everyone else to leave.

While we agreed that we would have had too many guests, we then asked the desk if we could re-register our room for two adults and two children and pay the difference. Only two children under twelve would have been added to their guest list and only two would have remained on the premises. The two children were four and eight years old and they would have used the pool for an hour or so (there was noone in the pool at the time). The answer was an unequivocable NO.

I have stayed in hotels around the world and have never had so little cooperation with a host. I suppose that Cape May is immune to the economic downturn and smug with its Victorian propriety that it would not accept an additional fee to accomodate two grandmothers who had looked forward to spending an hour in the pool with their grandchildren.

Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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stockton809, Owner at The Stockton Inns, responded to this review, 24 August 2011
It’s unfortunate your plans to entertain your additional family of eight from a neighboring rental property did not turn out as expected. Our written policy is: The motel facilities are for our registered guests only. We do not sell our amenities to guests of any outside rental property to make up for their lack of facilities. It is not unreasonable for us to anticipate that the two small children would need to be delivered and accompanied by their parents or friends, thus the refusal of your offer to buy their admittance.

Your situation is neither new nor unique. With the ever growing number of private homes in Cape May being purchased by investors and converted to weekly rental homes; it is not uncommon for Uncle Joe or Grandma Mary to rent a room in a neighboring hotel and expect to open the hotel’s facilities to the house full of 10 to 20 family members. This is the reason for the policy and the signage at the entrance to our pool. If you were to have informed the office of your intentions prior to the occurrence, our policy would have been reiterated to you and all of this could have been avoided.
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Baltimore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2011

This was our third trip to The Stockton. Once again we had an unbelievable time. Our room, 404, had a beautiful view of the ocean. The room was huge and very clean. We only took the car out for a short ride all week. There is no need to drive since you can walk everywhere from this perfect location. We are already looking forward to our visit in October!!
Also, try Gecko's Restaurant at Carpenter's Mall, right behind Washington Street Mall. The food is amazing and we are planning to spend my 50th birthday dinner there in October.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Philly Suburbs
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2011

My family and I go to Cape May every summer. Our first choice in where to stay is always the Stockton Inn. Great Location, beautiful pool, clean rooms. Lord willing, we will be back again next year!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Newtown, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2011

Overall good motel which provided a good size clean room, and bathroom, comfortable beds and nice pool which was sparkingly clear and never crowded perfect for an after beach day swim. Great location right across from the beach entrance and within easy walking distance to many restaurants and shops allowing you to park the car and forget about searching for a parking spot every where you went. Small mini golf course right on site perfect for the children.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Property: The Stockton Inns
Address: 809 Beach Ave, Beach Ave & Howard St., Cape May, NJ 08204-2417
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Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Cape May
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Cape May
#16 Romantic Hotel in Cape May
Price range (per night): $317 - $541
Number of rooms: 51
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