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The Peter Shields Inn

3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   1301 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204
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Ranked #15 of 49 Cape May B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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Trenton, New Jersey
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91 reviews 91 reviews
13 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Peter Shields Inn last weekend for two nights and it was just wonderful. Beautifully appointed rooms with large private baths and turndown services; nice extras for summer guests include bicycles, beach chairs, umbrellas and towels. We dined there one night and the food was delicious, plentiful and presented well. BYOB, too. Bridgette and her staff were... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent three nights at the Peter Shields Inn and every aspect of our stay was delightful. From the beautiful room with a great ocean view to the wine & cheese snacks each afternoon, to the piano music in the evenings and the full, custom breakfasts on the screened porch in the mornings, we couldn't have asked for better. The... More

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Chappaqua, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

2-night stay at the beginning of July, 2014: Peaceful, well-appointed Room #8 on 3rd floor. Excellent breakfasts and dinners (hanger steak/chicken/salmon and all salads & desserts very good. The Inn supports a local winery only, or BYOB (liquor store about 1 block away). Super-helpful staff. Reserved parking for each guest room. Beautiful, sandy beach directly across the street -- nice... More

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New Jersey
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here on a sold out night in room 8. Bridget, at check in was very nice, helpful and informative. Our room was ready on time. I chose this 3rd floor room for optimal quiet. The room was pretty and clean. The bathroom, well, was small and unimpressive. The tub/shower enclosure is bath fitter not really... More

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State College, Pa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for a few annual trips to Cape May. The inn is beautiful, and the staff is wonderful. And I loved the afternoon wine and cheese and the breakfasts served. They were so enjoyable. The down sides though, are what made us move to La Mer next door for our subsequent Cape May trips. We... More

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Doylestown, PA
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We selected Peter Shields Inn to mark our wedding anniversary. I would return in a heartbeat! The Inn was immaculate, the staff was extremely accommodating, and the location across from the beach was perfect, as well as quiet. The room was very nicely appointed and extremely clean. Included in our stay was a lovely wine and cheese service on the... More

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Los Angeles
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Can't go wrong... we were VERY hesitant to book another "B&B" after our uncomfortable Temecula CA wine country experience, but this was not THAT! This "Inn" was large enough to allow us to 'blend in' so as not to feel like we invaded someone's home! Free WiFi, free 'bikes' to borrow for a beach ride, very nice beach towels and... More

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Plainsboro, New Jersey
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

My husband & I took our good friends to Cape May to thank them for helping us renovate our kitchen. We looked for a Bed & Breakfast that was small, intimate, on the beach and had great food. This place is all that and more. They did not forget any detail when they opened this B&B. A warm & inviting... More

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Chicago, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

There are times when you are blessed with the best possible luck selecting a hotel far from home. On our net search we found a couple of larger hotels and lots of B&B's that looked interesting, but most had queen beds. Most were built over a hundred years ago when double beds were the norm. We picked this hotel because... More

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South Carrollton, Ky
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126 reviews 126 reviews
37 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is an absolutely beautiful inn right on the ocean. All staff were friendly & most accommodating. We had the #1 room, king-sized, with fireplace , very large bath & ocean view. Wine & cheese served in the afternoon. Added bonus, one of the best upscale restaurants in Cape May is in the inn. For special dinners.

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Address: 1301 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Peter Shields Inn 3.5*
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Peter Shields Inn is Cape May's most romantic bed and breakfast. Enjoy the beautiful Cape May ocean views from our porch. Experience the luxurious, high-ceilinged rooms and five-star gourmet meals in our Zagat-rated restaurant. Sumptuous, leisurely breakfasts are included with your stay as well as leisurely afternoon "wine and cheese." Additional amenities include his-and-her bicycles, beach chairs and umbrellas, plush bedding and nightly turndown, and five-star concierge services. ... more   less 
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