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“What Happened to the Jetty?!”
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Jetty Motel
Ranked #32 of 37 Hotels in Cape May
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“What Happened to the Jetty?!”
Reviewed 14 September 2011

OK, first we want to say that we have faithfully stayed at the Jetty for over 5 years now. Our more recent visit gave us pause. We Love the Jetty & hate to complain, but this time our stay beckoned us to give it a review, so the next unsuspecting vacationers might be informed of these issues, allowing them to make an informed decision whether to stay or go.

The view is spectacular & the staff are pretty friendly & the rooms accommodating, given the age of the Motel. We clearly understand that they had a hurricane the week before our vacation stay, but what we encountered this time around made me very sick with a terrible chest infection that ruined my entire annual vacation! I know that this is the reason, because a similar situation occurred 2 years ago at a Red Roof & my Doctor blamed it on mold in the room. He warned me to never stay in a room that has experienced water damage again. But this was our vacation week & we sooo Love the Jetty Motel, we decided to give it a chance.
The suite had a terrible smell of mold & I mentioned to my husband that they now had a dehumidifier in the room, as we had stayed in the same room in July & there was none at the time. Also, the large living room throw rug was replaced from prior pictures we had taken in the room.

It was quite obvious to us that they had taken on water in the room, as the grass out front was completely gone, and again we compared to pictures taken in July. We literally dumped gallons of water daily out of the dehumidifier!

The "Chamber Maid" assigned to our room did not leave us any cups, tissues(I used a lot due to becoming sick), soaps, etc. We also saw her yelling at another worker that had been friendly to us over the years & cleaned our rooms to perfection. Very unprofessional! Finally, we got the other lady to clean our room towards the end of the stay & things were much improved.

What I would like to say to the Jetty Corporation, if I could find an owner online(almost impossible!), is that there is a necessary upgrade needed to these suites, and that they should have at least told us of the rooms mildew/mold issues & asked us if we would prefer another room. They also, need to check in with the Management periodically, to verify that their staff are professional & doing their job.
We like it so much there & hope to stay there again, given we know that the personnel will take this seriously & act on it, but it also takes the corporation owners to do something as well.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Stone Ridge, New York
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Reviewed 25 August 2011

Great location and very clean. We loved being the last hotel on the strip. Convenient to everything. The pool looked nice, we headed for the beach and walked every morning on the ocean side walk way.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Kearny, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2011

Staff is over friendly and nice! Perfect location on beach as it's the last motel right on the beach. Pool area should be open from 8am to 8pm. Room was HUGE. However, did not have microwave. Advice to the owners - for about $60 you can put a microwave in EVERY room, it doesn't need to be an efficiency room b/c it has a microwave. A TV stand would also help b/c the dresser is small. The maid was excellent on our first day there but, we had to ask her to clean our room the rest of the stay, it was annoying. The room was spotless though. The pool is is clean. The wi fi is very good.
We would stay again. But they should make the above adjustments anyway.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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5 Thank royalstation
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New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2011

Staff was very friendy, fast ckeck in, clean pool and clean room. Place was nice and location good, no screaming party animals as some tend to do down the shore because they are not allowed to be wild at home lol. The thing we wished was the pool would of been open to use from 8 am to 8 pm not 10 am to 6 pm.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 24 May 2011

Located at the absolute western end of Beach Avenue the Jetty Motel offers an unparalleled location in Cape May. If you are here for sun, surf, and sand then this is the place.
Clean and comfortable but no frills. Coffee pot? Microwave? Hairdryer? - Look elswhere.
Beach access and little traffic? - This is it.
Stayed for three nights and no complaints. Friendly staff and good neighbors.
If you want a spa, there are better choices. If you want to enjoy Cape May, stay here.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Jetty Motel
Address: 2nd and Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Cape May
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 37 Hotels in Cape May
Price range (per night): $183 - $366
Hotel Class:2 star — Jetty Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Jetty Motel is only a few steps away from the beach. Here you can swim in the Atlantic, go fishing, or just have fun. We have a full-sized pool with a separate kiddie pool and spacious pool deck. The Jetty offers rooms with two double beds or one king-sized bed featuring air conditioning or heat, cable television, refrigerator, and daily maid service. Washers and dryers are available, and ample off-road parking. We are also close to one of the best birding spots and within walking distance to regularly scheduled bird and butterfly walks. ... more   less 
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