photo credit: capemayoceanclubhotel.com
For my birthday weekend I wanted to find somewhere that was within driving distance from the city. Cape May, NJ is a very nice beach town that is about 75 miles ( 1 hr 45mins ) from Philadelphia and I have only visited with the kids. During the Fall, I thought it would be the perfect hideaway for much needed mommy R&R. The city is filled with numerous B&Bs but those are bit invasive when you just want to get some R&R.
After multiple searches I found the Ocean Club Hotel, this property offers a number of room options. I decided on an ocean side view room with a King size bed. Once I arrived, the hotel is located on Beach Avenue which is in close proximity to restaurants and the beach is directly across the street. It offers a tiki bar, outdoor pool (wrong season), quaint restaurant and spa services ( a bit pricey). The room offered a nice view however it was very simplistic. No bathtub just a shower and a no minibar. The room was equipped with air and heat but it was difficult to keep it regulated long term as the room went from too warm to too cool. Overall, the room was soundproof so it was easy to get a good night’s sleep and quick nap in the afternoon.
After reviewing some of the other room selections, I think the best room to book is the penthouse suite. I think for the room rate better deals are available in Baltimore or Washington via SniqueAway or Groupon Getaways.