Pristine beaches, intricate Victorian houses, lulling waves splashing along the shore, and charming brick-lined streets are just a few of the hallmarks that welcome you as you arrive in Cape May, New Jersey. Located just 90 minutes from Philadelphia or 2 hours from the capital, Cape May is a seaside resort that is known as ‘the jewel in New Jersey’s crown.’
What better way to upgrade your trip to Cape May than with a reservation at The Queen Victoria? It has been voted the best bed and breakfast in Cape May every year since 2007, and the owners would love to show you what makes it so special.
This regal bed and breakfast has a choice of thirty-five individually designed rooms and luxurious suites to suit all tastes. Staying at The Queen Victoria gives you an exclusive opportunity to revel in the gorgeous 1880’s-style architecture of the inn’s four buildings: The Queen Victoria itself, Prince Albert Hall, the House of Royals, and the Queen’s Cottage. Speaking of which: the Queen’s Cottage is perfect for larger groups and families, who often rent one or both floors of the cottage to enjoy the extra privacy and the private wraparound porch. While you’re exploring the property, don’t miss the 1876 gambling hall, which was lovingly restored to its bygone state by expert craftsmen.
It is worth mentioning the rich breakfast that is worthy of Queen Victoria herself. We’re sure that you’ll look forward to nibbling on the variety of dishes such as quiche served with a side of fresh-baked bread (and topped with homemade strawberry jam!), fresh-cut fruits, yogurt, and other delicious delicacies. Sip on a cup of locally-roasted coffee as you start your day with a smile.
After breakfast, it’s time to get acquainted with captivating and cozy Cape May. One of the easiest ways to do so is by renting a bicycle. You can leisurely cruise around and take in the beautiful architecture and city views along Sunset Avenue or Pittsburgh Avenue.
The Queen Victoria Hotel is conveniently located in the very center of the city, which means that you’ll be in walking distance of all the delicious cafes, restaurants, and boutiques. Start with a walk along Colombian Avenue and stop by at several local shops and cafes – Don’t miss the delicious Carribbean-Creole dishes at 410 Bank Street Restaurant, like the mesquite-grilled fish steaks or the New Orleans-inspired Voodoo Shrimp. For those who want to pencil in a little rest and relaxation into their day, the Queen Victoria Hotel is also steps away from Cape May Public Beach. Grab a deck chair, catch some rays, or take a dip in the ocean.
As the popular saying goes, when at The Queen Victoria Hotel, do as the British do and enjoy a traditional afternoon tea! Awaiting you on the porch (in the summer) or in the parlor (in the winter) is a fanciful assortment of Harney & Sons teas, as well as delicious homemade pastries. Teatime also provides an excellent opportunity to mingle with other guests or discuss your plans for the evening. Perhaps visit the local art gallery, or catch a show at the theater?
Whether you visit Cape May for a quick getaway, a romantic trip, or a fun family-filled vacation, The Queen Victoria guarantees that it will be unforgettable.
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