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Mainstay Inn and Cottage

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635 Columbia Ave., Cape May, NJ 08204
Mainstay Inn and Cottage
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Nutley, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had a great stay at the Mainstay Inn. My husband and I have always passed by this B&B and admired the architecture. Now that we have stayed there we can appreciate it even more. There is such history in this building. Breakfast buffet was fresh and inviting every day. Found many times to sit and relax on the porch... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
19 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My husband and I had been traveling to Cape May for many years and always passed this beautiful building. However at the time we were traveling with our small son and this is not a place for young children. Needless to say, when he was grown and out on his own, we could not wait to experience this inn and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

What a wonderful inn...the hostess was very friendly, our room was beautifully appointed with antiques but had all the modern conveniences, the beds were so comfortable that we didn't want to get up! Breakfast and afternoon tea are served on the wrap around veranda....both offer a variety of homemade baked goods, fruits, cheeses, eggs, cold cuts, teas and coffee. Sipping... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review and I hope we have an opportunity to see you at the Inn again in the near future. More 

Gibbsboro, New Jersey
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My husband and I love Cape May and have always walked past The Mainstay Inn and hoped some day to stay there. This June our wish came true, and our time at the inn made this trip our best vacation in 20 years. The owners, Esther and Peter, were wonderful - very engaging and fun to talk with, as well... More 

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Belair, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We stayed at the Mainstay Inn for a long summer weekend in late June. The room was lovely and well-appointed. The owners (Pete and Ester) were onsite that weekend and couldn't have been lovelier. Karen and Tracey (staff) were able to provide invaluable tips on where to eat. The veranda on the property was the star however, and the envy... More 

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Putnam Valley, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This was our third stay at the Mainstay out of seven times in Cape May. The owners have changed, but the innkeepers remain and I didn't notice any difference. The building and property remain lovely and clean. It is a quick walk to the beach and the inn provides chairs and towels. You can use these even if you check... More 

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Wayne, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Previous owners were absentee owners. New owners are on-site and chat with guests daily as they learn the B&B business. Previous innkeeper (Diane) was kept and that was a wise move. Slight changes being made by new owners such as sofa replacements in some rooms, new fine china cups for tea, etc. Most great things about this inn remain. Best... More 

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Madison, New Jersey
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I found the Mainstay Inn on Trip Advisor and am so glad that I did. It is just a beautiful Inn with lots of upscale amenities (from the toiletries and robes to the beach chairs and round the clock cookies). The Inn itself has a colorful history as an upscale men's "club" in the Victorian Era and is decorated in... More 

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