Ocean Club Hotel

Ocean Club Hotel: Modern Luxury in the Heart of Cape May

We spent all winter dreaming of sunny days down the Shore – not to mention scrolling through our social media feeds for some jaw-dropping vacation inspiration. Luckily, luxurious and relaxing vacations don’t have to take you far from home.

The Ocean Club Hotel in Cape May is bringing a breath of fresh seaside air to families looking to relax and unwind. In a shore town where time seems to stand still, the hotel offers modern luxury along with that summertime bliss. Situated on a beautifully maintained piece of property located just steps from Cape May’s beach and the grand promenade, the resort provides guests with sophisticated comfort and unparalleled amenities.

“At Ocean Club Hotel, it’s about the experience,” says Violet Lumani, the hotel’s marketing director. “We attract people who want to see historic Cape May but don’t want to sacrifice a modern, upscale experience.”

High-end luxury is evident at every turn, from the meticulously designed guest rooms and outdoor spaces right down to the carefully curated menus and lush bedding. Each well-appointed guest room gives visitors breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean from a private balcony, garden apartment or spacious sundeck and boasts modern amenities like custom-designed furnishings and spa-like bathrooms.

But there are plenty of reasons to venture outside and experience the rest of the property’s offerings. The large, heated oceanfront pool is surrounded by plush chaise lounges, just beckoning guests to settle in and sunbathe. If you’re in the mood to sip a cocktail poolside or on the spacious sundeck, the wait staff will be more than happy to bring you a frosty craft cocktail from the oceanfront poolside bar, Tiki Ten35.

“People love the pool scene,” says Lumani. “It brings a South Beach vibe to the Jersey Shore.”

That unbelievable South Beach vibe and attention to detail continue at the resort’s restaurant SeaSalt, which offers a chic seafood fine-dining experience – without the white tablecloth fussiness. Restaurant guests are treated to dishes made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and paired with specialty cocktails and wines. Dine indoors and take in the stylish decor, grab takeout for a delicious night in, or enjoy an ocean breeze with your meal with SeaSalt’s outdoor seating.

“Whether you’re relaxing by the ocean, at the pool or in the restaurant, you can enjoy some of the unique fusion dishes inspired by the sea,” Lumani adds.

No matter where you dine at Ocean Club Hotel, meals are always accompanied by the soothing sounds of the ocean – and sometimes a soundtrack of local performers. Live music can be heard at one of the hotel’s amazing eateries seven days a week, in season.

“One day, guests could be dancing to the steel drums of the Caribbean Islands by the pool bar, and the next night be swinging in the restaurant to Cape May’s signature jazz,” says Lumani.

With breathtaking Atlantic Ocean views from almost anywhere on the property, Ocean Club gets much of its charm from the natural beauty of the shore – and it’s working to keep it that way. As an eco-friendly boutique hotel, Ocean Club places an emphasis on the conservation of energy and water as well as sustainability of operations, recycling and environmental promotion.

Because what would a trip down the Shore be without a visit to Cape May’s beautiful beaches? Wait service extends there too, but it isn’t the only amenity available to you. Grab your beach tag and order from Tiki Ten35 while beach attendants set up your umbrella and lounge chairs. Make sure to keep an extra hand free as attendants hand you a beach towel and maybe even a sand pail and shovel for the kids – services that are all complimentary.

If you want to venture into town, you can explore the streets of the historic area and take in the Victorian architecture.

“We have a lot of connections to Cape May and incorporate those elements in our food, entertainment and other amenities,” says Lumani. “We give guests a chance to experience historic Cape May while also enjoying luxurious accommodations.”

1035 Beach Avenue, Cape May | 609-884-7000 | oceanclubhotel.com