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The Bacchus Inn

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719 Columbia Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204
The Bacchus Inn
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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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Columbia, Maryland
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The Bacchus Inn was great as usual. John is the best innkeeper in Cape May! Flowers were delivered to the inn before our arrival and he was thoughtful enough to unpack and arrange them for my wife. What a nice surprise. The room and breakfast were perfect. We always get our wine education during the afternoon social hour and John... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
9 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

After reading all the reviews about the Bacchus Inn I can see why all of them mentioned the host John. He was the most informative and knowledgeable host we had ever met. Great discussions at breakfast, information about the area and he knows everyone! The Bacchus Inn lives up to its reviews. The rooms were great, beds comfortable, breakfast delicious... More 

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This recent visit was our third I think. Again, John was perfection as a host. He remembered that I have a small appetite and didn't overload my breakfast plate. He graciously offered friends who were visiting with us a glass of wine. The best was that he went the extra mile with fedex to get a garment bag that we'd... More 

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Waltham, MA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
18 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We needed a one-night accommodation in Cape May and selected The Bacchus Inn based largely on Tripadvisor reviews--which we found were accurate. Our 3d floor room was beautiful, with a small porch attached. John, our host, obviously works out regularly and put his ample muscles to work carrying our bags for us--a blessing for older travelers, and a service often... More 

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Boston, MA
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34 hotel reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I felt I must also write a review of our recent stay given that we felt the breakfast was a major shortcoming unlike what is said in elsewhere here. We have stayed in several other B&B's in Cape May, and many around the world. This one only offers fixed seatings: one at 8.30a and I think the other at 9.30a... More 

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Bacchus-Innkeeper, Owner at The Bacchus Inn, responded to this review

We thank you for trying The Bacchus Inn. We appreciate input and aspire to provide a great vacation experience. We are sorry our breakfast did not meet these guests expectation. We offer a menu the evening before so guests know what will be offered for our sit-down breakfast seating. The menu offers a checkbox for each breakfast option. The menu... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

A beautiful early fall weekend in Cape May at the Bacchus Inn. It was a treat to run into some other regulars, too. That's happening more and more often. Not surprising as the Bacchus has so much to offer - Victorian charm, great location, delicious breakfasts and the one and only John who keeps things lively and running like clock... More 

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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Great place to stay in Cape May. John is a very hospitable owner. Snacks and wine offered during the late afternoon, and the breakfast is delicious (Banana Foster French Toast). Old Victorian Charm with well decorated rooms. Would highly recommend John's Bacchus Inn for your next visit to Cape May. Within a short walk to the beach and shopping, as... More 

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Westport, CT
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband and I took a few days off and stayed at The Bacchus Inn. It was clean, adorable, great location and loved the owner. Breakfasts were great and so was the 4:00pm wine and tea. Would highly recommend!

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Richmond, Virginia
15 reviews 15 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had another exceptional visit to the Bacchus Inn this summer, accompanied with wonderful weather, friendly & interesting fellow guests, and, of course, owner/innkeeper par-excellence, John, who made sure that everyone was enjoying themselves and was well taken care of. We stayed in the smaller cottage, across Columbia Ave from the main inn, as is our tradition. We do not... More 

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Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We came for the first time and plan to return. The host, John, really enjoys making people feel welcome. According to people who are "regulars" for insurance reasons the "happy hour" has been downsized to a glass of wine or sangria, but its still a good excuse to sit on the porch and socialize. Most of the people here were... More 

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