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The Peter Shields Inn

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1301 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another amazing Cape May vacation in Room 4 at PSI. The staff was friendly and efficient, as always. Room 4 sits on the back of the house with a private balcony, perfect. Beach chairs, umbrellas and towels are provided. There is also an outdoor shower, if needed. Breakfast served from 8-10 daily, very enjoyable. Wine, cheese, fruit and breads are... More 

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Philly Suburb
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place makes quite an impression from the street and is elegantly decorated. The hostess was extremely friendly and showed us around. They room includes an all-day, help-yourself snack room with soft drinks, water, juice, coffee, tea and light snacks and a wine and cheese reception in the evening in addition to the breakfast each morning. It also supplies beach... More 

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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we loved our room with gas fireplace on 2nd floor. hotel had plenty of areas to sit and relax both inside and outside. décor was tasteful and our bed was comfy. staff was very gracious and friendly. shower was great, but bathroom sink had a shelf over it that made it impossible to lean over it.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms are clean and decorated beautiful!!! Quite and so relaxing! Get there early and they will accommodate you before you check in so you can enjoy the beach or ride bikes. We enjoyed wine and cheese they offer after beach.My husband gave them a bottle of champagne when we arrived they chilled and had waiting on ice at our... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location on Beach Ave assures a good view and dinning is a pleasure in this lovely venue. Good service, local vine selection, good food - you got it all. Many rooms allow for semi private dining for larger groups. I liked charred steak tartare with quail egg and haricot vests. My halibut selection was also superb. I enjoyed warm English... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had our wedding reception there May 30, 2015 and it turned out great!! The staff was patient and accommodating. The place is small but was perfect for my guest list of 40. It is beautiful on the outside and inside. The food is excellent! My husband is a cook and is hard to please and he loved the food!... More 

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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I goofed and actually made my reservation for yesterday when showed up for what we thought were our reservation for this evening they found us a table even though they were booked. Service and food were awesome, the only downside is it a BYOB. If you are a foodie it's a must visit

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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow if you can wrangle a reservation at the Peter Shields Inn and restaurant, do so! I spent the night in a lovely room that was quiet and beautiful. The bathroom was fabulous. Of course the best part about this lovely inn and restaurant is the incredible food. I don't give 5 stars easily, but this establishment is well deserving.

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Larchmont, New York
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn't realized it was restaurant week in Cape May when we booked our reservation. What a great meal! We were given a corner table , thus allowing both of us to face the restaurant . Our waitress , Harriet , was efficient, friendly and helpful. The meal was sumptuous and beautifully presented. I had wagyu steak tartare, the most... More 

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Madison, New Jersey
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We do love the Peter Shields Inn! It is beautifully appointed, and we love the amenities. There is a wine and cheese reception for guests to meet each other, the breakfast is delicious, and the ability to use their bicycles, beach gear, and bathrooms after check out is a plus for staying there. The only reason I do not give... More 

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