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Mainstay Inn and Cottage

635 Columbia Ave., Cape May, NJ 08204
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Ranked #23 of 49 Cape May B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013
Educare Voorhees, New Jersey
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Voorhees, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Driving up to this imposing, stately mansion pulled me back in time to the Victorian Era. We were greeted with a welcoming smile and entered. Diane is showing us around giving us directions and all I'm doing is looking up at the height of the ceilings, decor and imagining myself in that time. Hey, where's my hoop skirt?? We were... More

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New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

From the moment we walked through the front door, I was giddy with excitement. The inside made me feel like I was stepping into a novel, the type of novels that I read in high school that filled my head with fantasies of becoming a governess so I could relocate to Europe to work for a wealthy brooding widower who... More

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Wayne, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Every year I go to the 'Mainstay Inn and Cottage', in June and in September. From the beautiful rooms, to the great food, friendly and accommodating staff, and the relaxing porch with cushioned rocking chairs and swings, I keep coming back for more. The inn is situated on a quiet street with walking distance to the beach, restaurants and shops.... More

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Conowingo, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Recently had the pleasure of staying at the Mainstay Inn in Cape May, NJ and I would highly recommend this B&B. From check in to check out had a great experience. The Inn is in excellent shape and rooms are really clean. Enjoyed the afternoon tea and refreshments and the morning breakfast. The food was fresh and plentiful. I plan... More

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New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

My husband and I just got back from on of the numerous times we have stayed at the Mainstay. We love it here and cannot say enough about Diane who has been a wonderful host throughout the years. We can't wait to get back again, hopefully around Christmas time...Thanks again for a wonderful time. Bonnie and Charlie ps. Your breakfasts... More

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Wayne, NJ
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Mainstay Inn is the best B&B in Cape May. Tried other B&B’s and they do not come close to the Mainstay. Inn is 2 blocks from the beach and 3 blocks from the mall. The rooms are spotless and cleaned daily typically while one has breakfast. Beach chairs, towels, on-site parking, umbrellas, local newspapers, cookies and pretzels are available daily... More

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New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Owned now by off-site entity and it is not what it once was when owned by a classy couple. Stay in main house only. Breakfast is nothing really special. Choose a true b&b where you would be warmly greeted and have a homemade breakfast. Not this anonymous, corporate-feeling soulless place. We will probably return again to Cape May as we... More

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MainstayInn, Manager at Mainstay Inn and Cottage, responded to this review

We are sorry that you were not satisfied with your stay, as we always try and please our guests, If there was a problem during your stay you should have mentioned it to us, as we could have fixed it right away, 99% of the Mainstay Guests leave happy and always return. More

New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

This was the first time staying at this B&B in Cape May for us. We've stayed at two others in the past. One of the best features of this Inn is its huge porch. Plenty of chairs and swings to rest in while watching the horse-drawn carriages go by on Columbia Ave. We stayed in the Cardinal Gibbons room, which... More

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Our stay was very nice and we enjoyed the Inn. The only reason we don't give this place 5 stars is the very high price compared to what you get. High season our room - Decatur - 360$/night (including tax) with Queen size bed. Off course we knew the price when we booked so there was no surprise there. However... More

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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79 reviews 79 reviews
14 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We just returned from a (3) night stay. Diane, the Innkeeper, was on the phone, when we arrived. And, she & Tracey were preparing a complimentary 4th of July BBQ lunch for the guests. So, we had to wait for quite awhile til Diane gave us a quick intro to the Inn & showed us to our room. We stayed... More

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Also Known As:
Mainstay Inn And Cottage Hotel
Mainstay Inn And Cottage Hotel Cape May
Address: 635 Columbia Ave., Cape May, NJ 08204
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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A charming guest house that was built in 1872. ... more   less 
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