We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 49 Cape May B&Bs / inns

The Peter Shields Inn

3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   1301 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added The Peter Shields Inn to your Saves list
The Peter Shields Inn
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
91%
Ranked #14 of 49 Cape May B&B and Inns
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
mikea168
Write a Review

123 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    102
    10
    6
    3
    2
See reviews for
7
97
3
Business
0
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (48)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (123)
  • Mar-May only
    (42)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (34)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (33)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (14)
All months
Top Contributor
275 reviews 275 reviews
24 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place for a special occasion. The atmosphere is cozy, location is just across from the beach & the rooms are clean. A little pricey but worth every penny. They provide beach chairs, towels & bikes. You can also use their basement bathroom to change after you check out. The property is old but remodeled and you can... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Westfield, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stay at the Peter Shields Inn at least twice a year. The service is excellent. The rooms have all been redone with a mix of old and new. The owner Jeff and all his staff are so friendly and accommodating. The Inn is located right across from the beach and offers an excellent menu in its restaurant. There are... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glen Ridge, New Jersey, United States
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at this beautiful B&B for a long weekend in August. It is located right across the street from the beach. They provide towels, umbrellas and chairs. The inn is very romantic, perfect for a special getaway. The staff can't do enough for you, they try and see that any requests you might have can be... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Columbus, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We just returned from a restful and delicious weekend stay at the Peter Shields Inn, Cape May, New Jersey. The Inn, which is located directly across the street from the beach,is both inside and outside, a stately classic bed and breakfast. The Inn offers a total of nine (9) well appointed rooms situated on the second and third floors. We... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Beautiful view of the ocean, breakfast on screened in porch was outstanding! Chairs, towels and umbrellas for the beach, as well as bikes. Piano music during dinner, very comfortable. My only problem...plastic covering on the mattress and ill fitting sheets. The plastic is very uncomfortable, and the sheets don't stay on the mattress. I expected more for the price. Overall,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Trenton, New Jersey
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
14 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chappaqua, New York
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New Jersey
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
State College, Pa
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Do you own or manage The Peter Shields Inn?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to The Peter Shields Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Peter Shields Inn

Address: 1301 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone Number:
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*
Number of rooms: 9
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Tingo, Travelocity, Expedia, Hotels.com and Venere so you can book your The Peter Shields Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Peter Shields Hotel Cape May

46 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (30)
Viewed
Room/suite (6)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (8)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Other (11)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (17)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Room/suite (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (3)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Near The Peter Shields Inn