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Cape May Re-Opens June 1st

A Cape May Strong mural on the front steps of Lokal Hotel Cape May location by local artists Brian and Mike DeMusz with rainbows and hearts

The State of NJ and the City of Cape May are re-opening the shore hotels on June 1st. We are currently preparing to re-open our doors and actively taking bookings now for those comfortable to travel. Many precautions are being taken by our staff and the city as a whole to ensure visitor safety during this time. 

We understand that we are still living in turbulent times and many of us are still uncomfortable with travel. However, for those of us who are comfortable, we will be opening our doors June 1st, at 50% occupancy. We are taking extreme measures to insure the safety of our guests and community. Our staff will be checking temperatures, wearing masks and gloves, at all times when they are on-site. In addition, our brand of invisible service has afforded us and our guests a position of socially distant comfort.  From making a reservation, to checking in and checking out, the service will be completely contact less, as it always has been.

Cape May reopening FAQ?

We are opening our Cape location on June 1 st, with 50% occupancy (4 rooms). We will be moving to full occupancy starting June 22.

Our A-Frame in Maurice River has and will be open as well. 

We have not yet determined an opening date for our Philly locations. 

  1. We are using all CDC approved cleaning products and procedures.
  2. We will be taking a 2-step clean approach – cleaning first, then disinfecting. All visible dirt will be removed and cleaned from surfaces. Then we will disinfect according to manufacturer and CDC directions.
  3. High-touch surfaces will be given extra attention. Examples of high-touch surfaces include tables, hard-backed chairs, doorknobs, handrails, light switches, remotes, wardrobe and cabinet handles, desks, toilets, sinks, bedside tables, and kitchen and bathroom surfaces.
  4. Any linens will be laundered on the highest heat setting
  5. Our cleaners will be wearing masks and gloves while cleaning
  6. Vacuum cleaner will be disinfected before coming into hotel. New HEPA filter and new vacuum bag will be used each time we clean.
  7. A UV Light Cleaning device similar to those used in hospitals will be used for at least 15 minutes during each turnover.
  8. Cleaning products as well as hand sanitizers will also be available to our guests. 

Yes, masks are mandatory in the common areas. Common areas will also be supplied with antibacterial wipes. 

We still want you to be able to pack light and feel safe so we’ve made some changes this summer. The communal games, toys and books have been removed from the rooms and common areas and replaced with the following items:

  1. A complimentary pack of playing cards
  2. A dedicated set of Beach Bocce for use on beach and the Lokal yard.
  3. A dedicated set of cornhole bags for use on site. 
  4. One comically small beach bucket and shovel for you to take home. We’ll double check the sizes of our custom branded beach toy orders better during the next Pandemic? 
  5. A dedicated paddleball set.
  6. An optional “Lokal Beach Book Club” that can be added to your room stay if you need something last minute to read. 

Yes. Beaches are open to sunbathe on May 22nd. We are waiting on the city to inform us when swimming will be allowed. For all the updates please visit 

Yes. Steger Beach Service will still be available. Chairs and umbrellas will be sanitized after each use. 

As of right now, restaurants are open for delivery and take out only. Please visit for a complete and up to date list of open restaurants.

We would also like to point out that each room has a kitchen if you’re craving a home made meal or don’t feel like ordering food. 

As of right now, the shops are allowed to have pickup and delivery options only. We will be facilitating shopping for those interested via phone in some capacity with some of our favorite shops. 

As of right now, we are waiting for guidelines from the governor on when and how we can safely open the pool. It’s likely we will need to limit occupancy at the pool which is typically not a problem with the small size of our hotel…

Yes! We currently are working on a number of Lokal products for purchase or addition to your room stay. Those items that may be still in production during your stay can be shipped to your home. These sales are helpful to both our small business employees the the Lokal Makers and companies producing the goods for us during this challenging time. Items we are working on include t-shirts, hats, mugs, beach games, playing cards, temp tattoos, stickers, patches and more…

We completely understand if our guests have any hesitation. We ask that you reach out to us [email protected] so we can find a solution together. 

Yes it has. We changed our cancellation policy from 30 days before the reservation to 14 days. 

If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact us at [email protected] or by clicking here.

For all current Cape May related updates please visit

Stay safe and enjoy your Summer!

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Wellness Retreat – Lokal Hotel Cape May

Yoga class by the pool at Lokal Hotel Cape May

“You often feel tired, not because you’ve done too much, but because you’ve done too little of what sparks a light in you.” – Alexander Den Heijer

Our health and well-being is all we have. Stress is a universal challenge that we all face on daily basis. We want you to leave your stress behind and join us on this Wellness Retreat for a day of self-care and self-love.

The retreat takes place at our Cape May location, Wednesday April 15th , with check in on April 14th and check out on April 16th.

Yoga class by the pool at Lokal Hotel Cape May


April 14th, 5 - 7 pm – HAPPY HOUR BY THE FIRE PITS

Meet and greet yoga and meditation instructor Judy, massage therapists Nikolas Pattantyus and Chef Faith as they discuss their individual passions for health and wellness.  This will also be a great opportunity to meet other attendees and the hotel staff.

Find out more about our specialists here:


  • 8 am – BREAKFAST DELIVERED TO YOUR ROOM (gluten free and vegetarian options available) 
  • 10 am – YOGA BY THE POOL (45 min)
  • 12 pm – LUNCH DELIVERED TO YOUR ROOM (optional)
  • 2 pm – MEDITATION BY THE POOL (45 min)


  • Massage in the room 

In the event of inclement weather, Happy Hour Gathering will be moved to a local bar. Yoga and meditation sessions will be held at Balance studio Cape May. Transportation will be provided. 

All activities and room rates have been discounted from their standard rates for this offer only. Our all-inclusive offer for this rejuvenating getaway is as follows:

April 14-16
  • 45 min YOGA SESSION

The best way to book would be as a couple or a group of 4. 

If you would like to book this event, please give us a call to (609) 536 – 9157 or email us at  [email protected] and we’d be happy to help. 

Unwind and enjoy this very special offer, only steps away from our beautiful
Cape May Beaches!
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2020 Philly Theatre Week February 6-16, 2020

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2020 Philly Theatre Week February 6-16, 2020

Theatre Philadelphia presents Philly Theatre Week, a 10-day celebration of artists, organizations, and audiences that have made Greater Philadelphia one of the most vibrant theatre regions in the nation. Audiences will have an opportunity to try unique events from our theatre community through a series of productions, readings, interactive events, and much more!

Because of our pride in our community and our own celebration of the arts, we would love to offer our potential guests 10% discount on room stays, during the city wide event Feb 6-16, using the code:


Plan your Philly Theatre Week experience

First things first, if you don’t live in the city, fear not, our apartment style rooms with full kitchen and living space will make you feel like a true Philly local. Choose between our location in Old City or Fishtown and be only minutes away from most of the participating theatres.

Next step is to plan which shows to see?

The 2020 Philly Theatre Week showcases over 75 companies and 300 performances! Use this downloadable guide to find out what's happening between Feb. 6th-16th.

Events are sorted by Free, $15, and $30 price points.

Check out some of our favorites and see how close we are to the participating theaters.

FREE events

ANTS ON A LOG CURIOUS: Think Outside the Pipeline! 

 Sunday, 2/16 at 11:00am

Children’s Community School 1212 S 47th St Philadelphia, PA 19143
From Lokal Fishtown: 20 minute drive, 39 minutes train ride
From Lokal Old City: 15 minute drive, 31 minutes train ride

A family-friendly eco-musical about clean energy, community, and kids with big ideas. Recommended for grades 1-7 and adults! Curious is a fun and thought-provoking musical written and performed by Philadelphia’s music duo, Ants on a Log. The story centers around two young siblings as they organize their community to fight for clean air. With clever, catchy, original music, people of all ages will leave feeling hopeful, energized, and singing along. 


CAPACITY INTERACTIVE Rethinking Arts Marketing for the 21st Century: Understanding Arts Buyers’ Media Habits & Influences 

Friday, 2/7 at 10:00am

Wilma Theater 265 S Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
From Lokal Fishtown: 16 minute drive, 24 minute train ride
From Lokal Old City: 12 minute drive, 20 minute train ride

 In today’s crowded landscape, arts organizations must prioritize patrons’ attention, engagement, and loyalty. In 2019, Capacity Interactive worked with arts organizations across the U.S. and Canada to survey over 18,000 recent ticket buyers. The main goals were to understand their media habits and influences when deciding to purchase tickets to arts events. This session will reveal more results of the Ticket Buyer Media Usage Study and explore the flywheel model of engagement, which illustrates that effective marketing is about creating delight and reducing friction. Using data and case studies, this session will help you reimagine your organization’s marketing and outreach practices.


CHRIS DAVIS Your Sunday Best 

 Sunday, 2/16 at 8:00pm

Plays & Players Theatre 3rd floor, Blackbox 1714 Delancey st. Philadelphia, PA 19103
From Lokal Fishtown: 18 minute drive, 30 minute train ride
From Lokal Old City: 15 minute drive, 22 minute train ride

Hosted and curated by Chris Davis, Your Sunday Best is an evening of variety comedy featuring Philly’s finest actors, stand-ups, and musicians. FREE! Stick around for a drink at Philly’s oldest industry bar, Quig’s.


JENNA KUERZI AND VAL DUNN Johnny Depp: A Retrospective on Late-Stage Capitalism 

 Thursday, 2/6 at 7:00pm Saturday, 2/8 at 7:00pm Sunday, 2/9 at 7:00pm Monday, 2/10 at 7:00pm Thursday, 2/13 at 7:00pm Saturday, 2/15 at 7:00pm Sunday, 2/16 at 7:00pm

Fergie’s Pub Second Floor 1214 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
From Lokal Fishtown: 18 minute drive, 19 minute train ride
From Lokal Old City: 10 minute drive, 15 minute train ride, 25 minute walk 

Join Johnny Depp, preteen heart-throb turned wino forever, for a retrospective on every film in his entire career, even the ones we didn’t watch, in order to ask… what happened? Bring your Edward Scissorhands poems, your Gilbert Grape anecdotes, and Jack Sparrow memorabilia to toss onto the shrine turned dumpster fire Depp has created for himself. Part ritual and part drunken singalong, Johnny Depp: A Retrospective features rum, throwing things at random intervals, and “fabulous” prizes.



 Saturday, 2/15 at 4:00pm  Sunday, 2/16 at 4:00pm

Bartram’s Garden 5400 Lindbergh Blvd  Philadelphia, PA 19143
From Lokal Fishtown: 22 minute drive, 41 minute train ride
From Lokal Old City: 17 minute drive, 39 minute train ride 

Your body is with you, every moment of every day of your life – receiving information, responding to stimuli, riding a wave of emotions. If we practice listening to our bodies, what will we be able to hear? Voices from the past? The land under our feet? Each other? This February, in the dead of winter, we invite you to venture outside as we take you on a journey through your insides. This piece takes place both outside and inside, and the audience will be moving throughout. Some provisions for warmth will be provided, and layers are encouraged! If you have any questions about accessibility, please email [email protected]



Saturday, 2/8 at 2:00pm
Saturday, 2/15 at 2:00pm

Philadelphia Ethical Society / William Penn House 1919 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
From Lokal Fishtown: 17 minute drive, 26 minute train ride
From Lokal Old City: 12 minute drive, 19 minute train ride 

Readings of five short Climate Change plays. Plays developed by Climate Change Theatre Action 2019, presented by The Arctic Cycle and Poetic People Power.  Authors are Philip Braithwaite, Jordan Hall, Elspeth Tilley, Mary Ann Karanja, and Stephen Sewell. Director/ Producer: Jean Haskell. Followed by discussion and action planning.


PHILLY IMPROV THEATER Human Nature with Randie Welles 

 Sunday, 2/9 at 8:30pm

Adrienne Theatre 2030 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
From Lokal Fishtown: 20 minute drive, 29 minute train ride
From Lokal Old City: 14 minute drive, 21 minute train ride  

Four storytellers share and show personal moments from their lives.



CHRIS DAVIS  One-Man Nutcracker 

Thursday, 2/6 at 6:00pm Saturday, 2/8 at 4:00pm Saturday, 2/15 at 4:00pm

Free Fringe Bar at Radiokismet 448 n. 10th street Philadelphia, PA, 19123
From Lokal Fishtown: 9 minute drive, 26 minute train ride
From Lokal Old City: 5 minute drive, 20 minute train ride 

You know the Nutcracker ballet, but what if the ballet was performed by only one man? If the daughter Marie, little boy Fritz, creepy uncle Drosselmeir, the mice, the Sugar Plum fairy, were all channeled through one actor. Chris Davis is proud to bring you One-Man Nutcracker, a re-telling of the original E.T.A. Hoffman Nutcracker Story and the Ballet, retold within his unique theatrical lense.



Thursday, 2/6 at 7:00pm Saturday, 2/8 at 8:00pm Sunday, 2/9 at 2:00pm Wednesday, 2/12 at 7:00pm Thursday, 2/13 at 7:00pm Friday, 2/14 at 8:00pm Saturday, 2/15 at 8:00pm Sunday, 2/16 at 2:00pm 

The Louis Bluver Theatre at The Drake 302 South Hicks Street Philadelphia, PA
From Lokal Fishtown: 17 minute drive, 25 minute train ride
From Lokal Old City: 14 minute drive, 20 minute train ride

 19102 When 15-year-old Rory’s geography teacher father dies suddenly, she decides to pursue his lifelong dream and journey to the North Pole. Following the route he planned and the advice of the great explorers before her, Rory packs a rucksack and her father’s ashes for a journey of love, loss, and endless snow. From one of England’s most exciting new voices. Directed by Claire Moyer. Starring Satchel Williams.



 Thursday, 2/6 at 8:00pm

Plays & Players Theatre 1714 Delancey st. Philadelphia, PA 19103
From Lokal Fishtown: 18 minute drive, 30 minute train ride
From Lokal Old City: 15 minute drive, 22 minute train ride 

SEX, MORTAL SIN, THE hot BODY OF CHRIST, COSMIC BOWLING! Kelly will take you to church in this comedic journey of her religious experience. Blending comedy, music, and your sinful participation, Catholic Guilt examines the power of religion and the effect it can have on one’s psyche. All souls and religions welcome! *For mature audiences only*


TRIBE OF FOOLS  You Shouldn’t Be Doing What You’re Doing On That LADDER 

 Thursday, 2/6 at 8:00pm Friday, 2/7 at 8:00pm Saturday, 2/8 at 2:00pm Saturday, 2/8 at 8:00pm Sunday, 2/9 at 3:00pm Wednesday, 2/12 at 7:00pm Thursday, 2/13 at 8:00pm Friday, 2/14 at 8:00pm

200 Spring Garden Unit C Philadelphia, PA, 19123
From Lokal Fishtown: 7 minute drive, 10 minute train ride, 21 minute walk
From Lokal Old City: 4 minute drive, 5 minute train ride, 13 minute walk

Impossible tasks. The inability to get out of bed in the morning. The overwhelming feeling of “what’s the point?” Peter Smith and Charlotte Northeast team up to create a show about what it’s like living with depression that takes place on three very different sized ladders. Join Peter on top of the ladder to find the humor, the struggle and the complicated humanity of living with depression. 


Thursday, 2/6 at 7:00pm Friday, 2/7 at 8:00pm Tuesday, 2/11 at 7:00pm Wednesday, 2/12 at 6:30pm
Arden Theatre Company 40 N 2nd St at the Arden Theatre
From Lokal Fishtown: 7 minute drive, 10 minute train ride, 21 minute walk
From Lokal Old City: 5 minute walk
A world premiere by acclaimed Philadelphia author Lorene Cary, My General Tubman is a beautiful and exciting new play about the complex journey of Harriet Tubman and the impact she continues to have today.


Thursday, 2/6 at 7:00pm Friday, 2/7 at 8:00pm, Saturday, 2/8 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, Sunday, 2/9 at 2:00pm, Tuesday, 2/11 at 6:30pm, Wednesday, 2/12 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm, Thursday, 2/13 at 7:00pm, Friday, 2/14 at 8:00pm, Saturday, 2/15 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, Sunday, 2/16 at 2:00pm

Lantern Theater Company 923 Ludlow Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

From Lokal Fishtown: 13 minute drive, 17 minute train ride
From Lokal Old City: 8 minute drive, 12 minute train ride, 17 minute walk


A brilliant and charismatic American war correspondent-turned-professor is set to marry into an accomplished British family. But is she too much of a renegade to fit in? Renowned British playwright David Hare lays bare the shifting alliances of a family trying to come together and the past secrets that may keep them apart.