Cape May, New Jersey is a gorgeous gem nestled at the tip of southern NJ’s Cape May peninsula. If you’re looking for a perfect romantic getaway or couple’s vacation at one of the nation’s oldest seaside resorts, look no further than Cape May.
The Queen Victoria Bed & Breakfast is a proud member of Select Registry and Distinguished Inns of North America. We are open year-round in the center of historic Cape May, New Jersey. We are conveniently located one block from beautiful beaches, antique shopping, gourmet dining, and historic Cape May tours. Choose from 31 elegant rooms and suites, all with private baths and TV/DVD (for those who prefer to “step back” to a quieter time, just ask and we will remove the television from your room for your stay), mini-refrigerator, and hair dryer. Some of our large premium rooms and luxury suites offer luxury baths with whirlpool tubs. Some have a gas-log fireplace. The decor is a refreshing blend of modern comforts and period antiques with special attention to the benefit of a great night’s sleep.
The Carroll Villa Hotel offers guests a wonderful combination of a grand, historic building with an unpretentious and creative atmosphere. All the wonders and charm of seaside Cape May plus memorable accommodations and dining combine to insure your stay is comfortable and memorable. The guest rooms all feature a unique style and charm, and offer modern amenities including flat screen TV’s, telephones, air conditioning, free internet access and private baths. A full Mad Batter breakfast is included along with towels for the beach. The Blue Batter Bar also offers a daily happy hour and live music.
The charming interior of this friendly and family-oriented Cape May Guest House will make you feel right at home. Antoinette’s Guest Apartments/Suites is centrally located in the Historic District of Cape May, just one block from downtown. Children are always welcome. When you choose lodging at Antoinette’s in Cape May, New Jersey, you have the option of four charming one- and two-bedroom Victorian apartments/suites, all located within the main house. These units have been dedicated to four of Antoinette’s daughters, Filomena, Maria, Lucia and Peppenelli, complementing the third-floor owners’ quarters which was dedicated to her son, Antonio. A complete description of these accommodations is found below. Your innkeeper, Deanna, lives on-premise to meet your every need, and the Inn stays open all year. The house is a smoke-free environment with smoking permitted in patio areas.
A world away from the everyday, The Mason Cottage creates the time and space needed for you to rediscover the meaning of 'getting away'. You will be well taken care of by our attentive and knowledgeable innkeepers. Built in 1871, the inn is endowed with lofty ceilings, full-length windows and a sweeping veranda, all so characteristic of Victorian homes of the period. While the inn maintains its historic charm, guests will enjoy the modern comforts of today. Located in the downtown, historic district of Cape May, New Jersey, the Mason Cottage Bed and Breakfast Inn is well placed for exploring one of New Jersey's most exclusive and historic towns. Our downtown location allows guests the opportunity to park their car and forget it - designer boutiques, intimate restaurants/bars, tours/activities and the beach are just a few blocks away.
Constructed in 1840 and enlarged in circa 1900, the Wilbraham Mansion Bed & Breakfast in Cape May, New Jersey is truly a home of immense proportions. Today, the mansion retains the ambiance and time-honored tradition in grandeur, combining elegance, comfort and a relaxed atmosphere. All of the Wilbraham Bed & Breakfast rooms and suites are air-conditioned, with king or queen size beds, cable television and private baths with Jacuzzi tubs. Each reservation includes a full, cooked breakfast (served at 9:00 am), afternoon tea (served from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm) and use of the indoor heated pool. Step back in time with our period reproduction wallpapers and some of the original furnishings of the Wilbraham family. If you’re looking for romance, relaxation or simply a Bed & Breakfast experience that is second to none – visit the Wilbraham Mansion, a Victorian Inn and Suites unlike any other B&B in Cape May, NJ you’ve seen. Start making your own memories by the sea! You’ll find our B&B to be warm, friendly and comfortable. The Wilbraham Cape May Bed & Breakfast in New Jersey invites you to look at pictures of the interior decor of every room on our web site to decide the perfect place for you!
Relax and enjoy the quiet of our authentic Victorian guest rooms at our Cape May bed and breakfast. All rooms and suites come equipped with either a queen or king bed, have a private bath, high quality linens, and other important features to add to your comfort. Each room is decorated with period antiques, but has touches of the new century with individually climate-controlled units for both cold and heat, as well as TVs. Take advantage of our beach chairs and fully equipped outdoor showers during the summer season and enjoy the cozy fireplace in our Victorian parlor in the cooler weather. Read a good book or play one of our many games as you laze away an hour or two on the sun porch or have a cocktail with friends in a rocking chair on one of our large, airy verandahs. Come down to tea in the late afternoon and if you feel sociable, visit with other guests—sharing your impressions of Cape May's lovely beach, its beautiful collection of Victorian buildings and its wonderful restaurants, cafes, shops and tours.
An 1877 Victorian gable-roofed cottage-style home lovingly restored to its original elegance, the Henry Sawyer Inn is centrally located on quiet, residential, gas-lit Columbia Avenue in Cape May's primary historic district. Henry Sawyer Inn is a FAMILY BUSINESS, founded, owned and operated by the Morris family. The inn offers beautiful rooms and suites in a gracious and welcoming environment reminiscent of a bygone era, yet filled with modern amenities. Unwind on the inn’s spacious and breezy veranda, relax in the inn’s comfortable and beckoning parlor, enjoy the parlor’s crackling fireplace, delight in the inn’s extensive Hummel collection, needlework and other art which decorate this special inn throughout. The beautifully appointed inn is open year round, offering wonderful summer vacations, romantic weekend getaways, Murder Mystery Weekends, unique decorations at Christmas and pure relaxation anytime. The Inn is located in the heart of the historic district. From the inn, it is a short walk to the Washington Street Mall, Washington Square stores, major antiques shops, tennis courts, ocean promenade and beach, as well as Cape May's fine restaurants and unique theater.
Welcome to The Mooring, a Jersey Shore bed & breakfast in beautiful Cape May, NJ. Comfort and elegance await you at our 1882 guest house, featuring a blend of period and contemporary furnishings. Our convenient location is just a short block from the beach and within easy walking distance to shopping, restaurants and theater. The Physick Estate, Cape May Lighthouse, wineries, breweries, and other area attractions are also easily accessible. We offer 8 guest rooms and 2 suites, all with private bath, A/C, WiFi & TV; some with ocean view, and two with private porch. Our premium rooms and suites each have an assigned, on-site parking space; free street parking is available for the two standard rooms. Rates include a full breakfast, with your choice of a sweet or savory entree each day, cooked to order and served at individual tables for two in the dining room. We are open from mid-May through mid-October, and midweek rates are discounted from opening through late June and again after Labor Day.
The Southern Mansion, built circa 1860, is the largest and most opulent Inn in Cape May NJ. The mansion is set on one-and-a-half acres of award-winning gardens, centrally located in the Cape May historic district, a 5-minute walk to the best beaches, shops and restaurants. The estate has been completely restored to a boutique hotel and inn, to return you to genuine Southern Hospitality.
Located in Cape May, NJ, in the primary Historic District, stands The John Wesley Inn Bed & Breakfast, a Carpenter Gothic structure and one of the original Stockton Row Cottages built in 1869 as part of the grand Stockton hotel complex. The John Wesley Inn & Carriage House is on famous Stockton Row" in the Historic District of Cape May
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A Cape May bed and breakfast is the perfect way to experience all this bustling little city has to offer. There’s nothing better than waking up to a gorgeous sunrise with a steaming cup of coffee, and having a delicious homemade breakfast served directly to your room. Trying to choose where to book a B&B in Cape May?
Ocean Street is set one block from the beach and has old Victorian houses that are charming as they are luxurious. Innkeepers love showing guests a good time and if you stay around Ocean Street, you’ll get the beach vibe combined with the coziness and hospitality of an old Victorian bed and breakfast like the good old days.
Myrtle Avenue is another terrific spot right off of the water, in close proximity to wineries, the downcity area (Washington Street Mall), and the beach. Not a bad place to pitch your tent so to speak.
Poverty Beach is a great spot if you’re looking to put some distance between you & the crowds. Don’t worry. A bed & breakfast Cape May style means that even on Poverty Beach you’ll still have an incredible stay, complete with everything you’d dream of in an oceanside b&b.
Here’s a fun fact for you. Cape May has the 2nd largest concentration of Victorian buildings outside of...San Francisco, California! The city was first explored around the year 1613 by dutch explorer Cornelius Jacobson Mey. By the 19th century it was already known as one of the best resort cities in America.
The port functioned as a naval outpost since there was a large submarine threat from the Axis powers during WWII. There were numerous bases ranging from a Anti-Submarine Attack Teacher Training Unit to a Naval Air Station.
Cape May is the only city in the United States that’s wholly designated as a National Historic Landmark. Throughout the city you’ll see old Victorian houses that are remnants of a bygone time. The city has that unique historic charm combined with modern upscale dining and shopping that make it such a big hit with folks from the Northeast.
Today, Cape May still functions as a modern fishing hub that’s one of the biggest on the East Coast. Many people come to explore Cape May and all of its charms, like the Washington Street Mall, the beachfront promenade along the water, and the restaurants & shopping that make Cape May such a hit.
Cape May is an exciting vacation destination with a wide variety of things to see, unique places to shop, and history to learn about among many other fantastic experiences to be had.
Washington Street Mall might be Cape May’s most famous attraction, featuring a tight winding path that weaves between delightful little boutiques selling everything from chocolate to clothes. It’s got that seaside feel while still offering world-class shopping & entertainment. You definitely won’t want to miss this.
The Emlen Physick Estate is an ode to Victorian houses everywhere. Converted into a museum in the 1970’s, the four acre property contains a tearoom, the Carroll Gallery which displays year-round art exhibits, and much more. The Estate offers a couple different tours so you can experience an old Victorian house at night, during the day, or in the morning.
Visit the Cape May lighthouse to see one of New Jersey’s last remaining operating lighthouses. Climb the 217 steps and join the club of more than two million people who have witnessed the breathtaking views of the New Jersey coastline.
Of course, just going to the beach can be a vacation long activity in itself. Pack a picnic and set out for the beach from your b& b...that’s only a few blocks away. If you’re a fisherman you can rent rods, buy some bait and go hit the beach to try your luck. There are whale watching tours that also leave from around Cape May.
No matter what you’re into, Cape May’s got something for you.
Cape May is actually a very tiny little city, only encompassing about 3 square miles total. Due to its proximity to the beach and the ocean, it’s very flat with little to no elevation. That means gorgeous walks along the water without any hills to climb!
The city is located within a few hours driving distance from New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, so it’s a perfect getaway spot that isn’t too far away from some major metropolitan areas. No wonder it’s so popular!
The best feature of the city is obviously the stunning beach, where you can do everything from whale watching to exciting fishing trips for the day.
While you’re spending time in Cape May, you’ll definitely want to see the Cape May lighthouse as previously mentioned. The tower is 157 ft tall and is quite the climb if you want to get to the top & have a magnificent view of the coastline. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 12, 1973. Check it out!
The historic district of Cape May is wonderful if you’re into architecture and old American homes. The district is home to one of the largest collections of 19th century frame houses and really feels like a throwback to the old Americana days, with a splash of seaside flavor of course.
If you’re trying to catch a sunset then visit...Sunset Beach. It truly lives up to its name by serving up delicious golden red sunsets that you truly don’t want to miss. Sunset Beach is also very close to SS Atlantus & the Cape May Lighthouse so you can knock out a bunch of sites in one day.
Washington Street Mall is a gorgeous shopping complex with adorable little sidewalks and a ton of different shops. If you’re going on a family vacation, bring the kids to one of the ice cream parlors or chocolate shops that are around the Mal
Cape May typically has hot summers like the rest of the East Coast, frigid winters, and precipitation almost year round. The nice thing is the proximity to the Atlantic Ocean means it’s never blazing hot like other destinations popular with visitors.
You’ll definitely want to check the weather before your trip to make sure you’ve got any items needed for what the Cape might throw at you. Rain jackets, a light fleece, and a change of clothes are some obvious items most people bring to prepare.
The city does get some light snow in the Winter, which can make it cozy or cold depending on how you like your weather.
Because of the huge emphasis on pleasing the many tourists that come through Cape May, you can expect tons of delicious eats no matter what you’re in the mood for.
Lucky Bones Back Water Grille is a fan favorite for its laid back, low-key atmosphere that serves up mouthwatering classics like Burgers, Ribs, and of course, Seafood.
If you’re looking for an upscale dinner, check out Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant. Fine fairs include fresh local oysters, cheese boards, and wild scallops seared to perfection.
Live music and a rooftop bar more your scene? Harry’s Ocean Bar & Grille is the move then. Tons of different drinks and food options will make young and old happy at this spot.
Staying at a Cape May B&B is definitely the best option if you’re looking to be in the center of the action, or in private getaway while still getting the very best Cape May has to offer. The city is very walking friendly especially around the beach areas. Expect an easy check-in process and innkeepers that love meeting new guests and sharing their best insights into what Cape May has to offer. Free parking at a bed and breakfast comes in the clutch since the city is fairly small landwise and there isn’t much room to park. Leave your car, leave your worries, and go explore the city! Inside of the Victorian house that you might be staying in, you get the best of both worlds. Old-school charm and a throwback feel with modern amenities like free wifi to make your vacation as relaxing & stress free as possible.
As mentioned, Cape May is famous for its enormous treasure trove of Victorian buildings. Booking at a bed & breakfast inn means you’ll have sweet amenities like air conditioning, free wifi, spacious guest rooms to stretch out in, as well as a private bathroom. Your innkeepers will more than likely wake you up with a mouth watering homemade breakfast directly to your door. We recommend looking for a Victorian home to get the authentic Cape May experience.Since Cape May is an ocean city, expect a gorgeous ocean view as you start your day, or end it. Imagine ending your day on your romantic bed with a glass of wine as you look out at the Atlantic, and the radiant sunset lighting up your cozy b&b room.
Since Cape May is an island, there are two bridges that most folks take via car to arrive in the city. Cape May is located at the southern end of the Garden State Parkway. Most people drive from either New York, Philadelphia, or Baltimore, with all three of those options featuring great airports to fly in and out of. If you want to fly directly into Cape May or as close as possible, Atlantic City International Airport (currently only served by Spirit Airlines) or Cape May County Airport (private planes only) are the two choices. There’s also the charming Cape May-Lewes Ferry if you’re traveling from the south. The ferry goes from Lewes, Delaware across the Delaware Bay into North Cape May. From there it’s a simple 5 minute drive into Cape May. Cape May Convention Hall is a great central point if you’re booking for a conference or business. It’s conveniently located and walkable from pretty much anywhere in Cape May.
There are many different types of B&B’s in Cape May to choose from. The best bed and breakfast in Cape May, in our opinion, is either the Queen Victoria Bed and Breakfast or the Carroll Villa Hotel. Both inns are in a top notch area of the city which is smack dab in the middle of Cape May’s most historic section.
The Queen Victoria & the Carroll Villa offer delicious complimentary breakfast options, free wifi, and an unbeatable location that will have you at Washington Street Mall or the Atlantic in minutes if you’re on foot.
For a Cape May bed and breakfast on the beach, check out the John Wesley Inn, Beauclaires Bed & Breakfast Inn, Angel of the Sea, or the Bedford Inn. All of the gorgeous bed and breakfasts are within a half block to the Ocean so you can walk over anytime you’d like. Free parking near the beach? These B&B’s have that. No hassles with parking or messing around with your car.
Most of the style’s of the B&B are Victorian with a beachy vibe. Cape May b&b’s have done a terrific job of blending history with modern amenities so you can enjoy the classic look and feel, while having access to wifi, air conditioning, and easy parking & check-in.
Finding the best bed and breakfast in Cape May NJ shouldn’t be hard work, which is why we’re happy to provide our guide to Cape May to you! The locations mentioned above are all highly rated and loved by bed & breakfast enthusiasts, so rest easy knowing you’re in good hands. The Innkeepers are all lovely hosts who love entertaining and showing off Cape May and all it has to offer.
Quick Note: For a pet friendly bed and breakfast Cape May, NJ, you’ll have to search slightly outside of Cape May for a good spot.