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Mainstay Inn and Cottage

635 Columbia Ave., Cape May, NJ 08204
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Mainstay Inn and Cottage
Ranked #22 of 49 Cape May B&B and Inns
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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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New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
14 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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btm1323
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

My title says it all...the Mainstay ruined me for other B&B's. I have been dying to stay here for years and when the opportunity arose I couldn't resist. Our room (the Cardinal Gibbons) was pure perfection. It was the largest hotel room I have ever stayed in. Tracey is a wonderful host and her breakfasts and snacks were delicious. You... More

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Mainstay 18 years ago. I brought my older daughter (15) down for a couple of days for the first time since. It was just as nice as it was 18 years ago. Immaculate, quaint, food was delicious, and everyone hospitable. No need for a car once we got there. Highly recommend it...

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Hastings on Hudson, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

My husband and I had a fantastic, relaxing time at the Mainstay Inn. We could not have been happier with our selection. Cape May is a charming Victorian beach resort, and Mainstay is a perfect example of the historic, gracious ambiance of this lovely community. Our room was spacious, private, and very comfortable. Everything one needs to feel at home... More

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Elkton, Maryland
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87 reviews 87 reviews
11 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

My husband surprised me with a trip to Cape May for my 50th bday. He booked us the Windsor Room at the Mainstay Inn and Cottage. Dianne went above and beyond her managerial duties by having champagne and roses in our room upon arrival. The Inn is meticulously clean-the faint smell of lemon furniture polish was a welcoming scent upon... More

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Additional Information about Mainstay Inn and Cottage

Address: 635 Columbia Ave., Cape May, NJ 08204
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Mainstay Inn And Cottage Hotel Cape May

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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
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