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Inn of Cape May

7 Ocean Street, Cape May, NJ 08204
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Inn of Cape May
Ranked #35 of 42 hotels in Cape May
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was sold on the inn because of its sprawling, white building with plenty of white rockers and wicker chairs on the wrap around porches. It has a terrific ocean front location, one of the very best, I'd say. There's a street running between it and the beach, how all 'oceanfront' hotels are in the main district. It's the oldest... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the outside of the hotel and the lobby and the restaurant etc. The rooms however were not so good. Very old, not old antique but just old. Very disappointing. Also, smell of mildew but that's probably just because its across the street from the ocean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a long time guest of the Inn, it is absolutely wonderful! I read so many of the reviews and just don't understand that people feel that a location that was built 100+ years ago needs to be modern... it is an old victorian destination place. The lobby has been renovated, making it appear bright and fresh. The best thing... More

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A girlfriends weekend away turned bad. After a fun day sightseeing, we decided to sit on the sun deck and relax. Imagine my dismay, when I stood up and my friends asked what I had sat on because the bottom of my shorts now had white lines all over it. After brushing off my seat , we realized that my... More

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Concord, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

During a visit to Cape May, while staying at another motel, my sister and I "discovered" the Inn of Cape May. We enjoyed cocktails on the veranda in the late afternoon. It was a perfect way to end a lovely day of touring Cape May. We returned the next evening and before relaxing on the veranda - we asked the... More

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
18 reviews 18 reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Stayed here for our anniversary. The Inn is charming with loads of antiques and a great porch with rocking chairs. The rooms are quaint. When booking remember it's an old Inn with nothing really modern or updated in the rooms. I liked the old staff operated elevator and the charm. Thought it was over priced but I guess your paying... More

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I stayed at the Inn again this year and it was delightful. I enjoy going to Cape May to see the beautiful Victorian homes. The Inn is a quaint seaside resort from the 1890's. I turned on the fan again to cool it. It is like going back in time. Research is always helpful. Some don't like the steps. The... More

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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

For November, the place was busy. Everyone else there we talked to had stayed there before, some many times. So its hard to see why this place isn't more highly rated. Maybe walking up to a 3rd floor room was too much, the elevator is not self service so we walked. Maybe the manual/on off TV and the cranky cable... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Just enjoyed another lovely weekend here! Have loved The Inn of Cape May for many years now. Good to see you again Dawn we always love the conversation and hope that the spider bite heals well! We didn't get a chance to say good bye this time to you since you went home. See you next time! Thank you to... More

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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Beautiful porch with lots of rocking chairs (and a few tables) and a fun place for happy hour. They are also pet friendly, which was our key reason for seeking out the Inn for dinner on a very rainy weekend. The staff was friendly and reasonably helpful. The food, however, was nothing to write home about. We'd certainly come back... More

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Address: 7 Ocean Street, Cape May, NJ 08204
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Inn Of Cape May Hotel Cape May

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For over 110 years, the Inn of Cape May has been a grand, gracious retreat for guests seeking a wonderful getaway. Come see the splendor of our unique Victorian village with its beautiful beaches and gentle ocean. Relax on our porch rockers beneath our signature purple awnings. Take a carriage ride. Enjoy fine dining. It's all here, as it has been for over 100 years at America's premier seashore resort. ... more   less 
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