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Saltwood House

28 Jackson St., Cape May, NJ 08204
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Saltwood House
Ranked #8 of 49 Cape May B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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McMurray, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

That sums it up for us - when you're at the Saltwood House you're just as comfortable as you are at home. We just returned from our third stay with Don and Erik and, as before, we could not have felt more welcome. But then, that's just part of what they do best. We've said it before - the house... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Just returned from my yearly stay at Don's beautiful home in Cape May. I have been a guest there for many years and would never think about going anywhere else. Don and Erik are both gracious hosts and always make you feel welcome and happy to have you back each year. The rooms are warm and cozy and very comfortable... More

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Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We have stayed at many many other B&B's in Cape May but since we found the Saltwood House years ago, we have not stayed anywhere else, and have no plans to do so. The on-site parking, the location on Jackson Street, the cleanliness of the house, the tasteful decorating, the excellent breakfasts, and the outstanding service provided by Don and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

The Saltwood House is a gem in the heart of Cape May. This is my 10th visit and I find something new to appreciate each time. The rooms are comfortable and cozy. The antiques the owner shares so generously with his guests are amazing and add to the charm of this well kept Victorian lady. The porch is welcoming and... More

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Lindenwold, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We have just returned from our Oktoberfest weekend with other long returning friends and it was wonderful as always. I have been staying with Don for 17 years, and would be extremely disappointed if he did not have availability when we wanted to visit. His home is spotless as.always, and Don takes such pride in it. We enjoy the Victorian... More

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Thornton, Pennsylvania
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8 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

Nice B&B, but not a five star B&B. The location is excellent and the quaint atmosphere was inviting . On the down side, the bed was lumpy and soft, the bathroom is dated and cheaply renovated (circa1970). Breakfast is served at a hard time, with no variety. The quality of the food was fine, but not at a caliber of... More

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markhellinger, Owner at Saltwood House, responded to this review

All the probflems stated in this review boil down to possibly one implied, but not directly stated, guest issue that the inn could not fully accommodate. It was referred to as "owner seems in-flexible" in the guest review. The stay in question was only 1 night with an early checkin of 12 noon requested and granted. The issue developed when,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Cape May is a beautiful town and The Saltwod House is our favorite Bed and Breakfast in that town. Don has welcomed us back for the the last , probably, 15 years.Erik works for Don and he will do anything for you. His personality is one that people can just warm up to. The onsite parking is great, you don't... More

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

My wife and I just returned from a enchanting cruise down the Rhine River. However, at its conclusion we were exhausted from all the sightseeing. When we returned home to Pennsylvania we realized we had scheduled our yearly visit to Cape May for the following week. It turned out to be just what the Doctor ordered. We had a wonderful... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This was our first stay at the Saltwood House. We rented the top floor suite and it was excellent for me, my wife, and out teen-aged girls. The location of this B&B is perfect... a half block to the beach in one direction and a half block to Washington Ave with shops and restaurants in the other. Erik and Don... More

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Flanders, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

My husband & I have been returning to the Saltwood House for almost 20 years. There's no better place to stay in Cape May. The home is beautiful, spotless, and the perfect location for a visit in Cape May. We have met some very nice people there over the years and Don & Erik will do everything they can so... More

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Address: 28 Jackson St., Cape May, NJ 08204
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May
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The Saltwood House is ideally located on Cape May's oldest street and 1/2 block from the beach and the center of town. Delight in the Victorian charms of an artfully restored home. Guests enjoy the convenience of our on-site parking. Our on-line guest room availability is updated everyday. ... more   less 
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