You are family when you enter here; you are treated like you were born into the family that runs this antique\museum like place here that is gorgeous gem. We have stayed here three different times now and came for our 41st wedding anniversary this time. The Inn is in the heart of everything right next to the walking mall, three blocks from the beach and within walking distance of everything in center city. Therefore parking is at a premium in the busy downtown area. Parking is on the street for everybody and everything in this area. Being that Victorian homes were built when there were without driveways or cars, they normally don’t have parking. The rooms here are immaculate, clean well taken care of and just like they were at the turn of the century. Beds are very soft; thread count on the sheets is very high (800 to 1,000 I believe) and smooth to sleep on and the silky smooth sheets and pillows make everything very comfortable for lodgers. All amenities are available and the unique separate hot and cold faucets in the sinks add to the feeling of another time. With each room comes with a full bathroom, TV, hair dryers, etc. The biggest perk is a free gourmet breakfast at the five star restaurant they have inside the Inn, no communal eating at a co-joined table like many other accommodations. The food there is I think the best available in South Jersey, and it’s free, think about that. Just the breakfast alone makes it worth the stay here for me. The inside is like a museum with the well taken care of original woodwork, railings, floors, and many antiques you will find throughout the Inn. There are original gaslight appliances sticking out of many walls and the one outside our room still has the glass bowl around the gas jet, incredible to see these in this condition (Pictures included). The latticework on the building along with the multiple colors makes this a sight worth seeing in person to remind you of another era in time. There is a church nearby next door that has bells\chimes that play a lengthy tune each evening at 6:00 PM to often serenade you during your meal. There are yummy afternoon treats and tea\coffee for all lodgers around 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM each day. We had doughnuts, chocolate cake, ice cream, and other snacks along with teas of all kinds, coffee and other surprise items while we were there, again, it’s all free. Their chefs Mike and Angela Keating where featured this summer on the cover of “Hitzel’s Restaurant Magazine” along with a nice article about “The Blue Rose Inn and Restaurant“. All meals including your breakfasts are made from scratch as it is a fine dining gourmet restaurant, a big perk with your stay. There is French press coffee provided along with your meals here, a real treat for foodies alike. Justin the Innkeeper and Joan your Host and sometimes Tom and\or Courtney will make you feel comfortable and at home and will provide for your every need. You will feel like family here and they will guide you through your stay by providing for your needs, solving your problems, answering your questions, and supplying whatever you might require. They all are excellent at giving tour guide like tips on what to do and where to go. The Inn has special deals for free wine tours at Hawk Haven Winery, tie-ins for shows at the East Lynn Theater Company and other specials. In summer they provide beach badges, umbrellas, towels, bicycles, and an outdoor shower when you return among other things, again, it’s all free. You will find the entire staff family friendly, competent, professional and knowledgeable for your every request. I highly recommend you try the perfectly located Blue Rose Inn and Restaurant that is in the middle of all the action next time you stay at “The Cape”. For us, there is no other place we would stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Blue Rose Inn & Restaurant is a newly renovated B&B and fine dining establishment in the beautiful Victorian city of Cape May, NJ. ... more less