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653 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204   |  
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Ranked #15 of 49 Cape May B&B and Inns
Middletown, New Jersey
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“Best Accommodations in the Area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Wytheville, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

BEWARE- The Inn has no designated parking for guests. You just drive around block after block hoping to find somewhere to park. Breakfast was great, but having an open restaurant on premise was not ideal. Between the restaurant and the wedding they hosted during our stay we felt we were in the way. Justin is a great host but is expected to do too much. If you are wanting a bed and breakfast that caters to their guests this is not it.

  • Stayed September 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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White Plains, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had never been to The Blue Rose and took a leap of faith based on what I saw online. I couldn't have picked a better place had I spent hours of research. The location is excellent. We parked the car when we arrived and didn't need it again until we left. The beach, restaurants, sites, shopping, and the Victorian Historic area are all right there! The staff is outstandingly friendly and knowledgeable about the surrounding area. We had several meals in Cape May and I can honestly say that our dinner at The Blue Rose was outrageous. In hindsight I would have had more dinners there. There is a breakfast included and it is no ordinary B&B fare. Again, unbelievable food, all homemade and fresh. All in all I would recommend this place to everyone and will be going back myself.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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St. James NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I came to the Blue Rose inn to celebrate our three year wedding anniversary. We loved it, the inn itself was beautiful and clean very well taken care of. The staff was friendly and inviting they accommodated us with everything we needed. Even after we checked out the still allowed us to use beach chairs for the day. We stayed in the bronze room it was pretty and spacious also had a full bathroom.The breakfast was delicious I recommend the French toast. Also had dinner there on Friday night and absolutely loved it, the food is delicious and everything is very fresh. The inn is also in a very good location within the town. It's within walking distance to all the shops, restaurants and the beach. Overall we loved it and would defiantly return.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Forked River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

BOYFriend surprised me with a 3 day getaway.......and he picked the BLUE ROSE
Quaint place, super helpful and friendly staff, Food delicious and plentiful
Very Clean.....Ebony Room!!! close to shops, Bike rental, trolley tour and horse carriages
Most deff will return

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at Blue Rose Inn. The Green Room was comfortable, clean, and full of natural light. (With the shades up, the room is brighter than depicted in the website photos.) The food was great -- breakfast and dinner. At breakfast, inn guests get their pick from the brunch menu offered to the general public. At dinner, they receive a 10% discount off their tab. But don't forget to reserve -- as the restaurant serves the general public, it can get booked up at popular times. Memorable dish: the crabcakes were some of the best I've ever had. We took our meals on the porch, which was pleasant and quiet. The staff were all friendly, helpful, and outgoing and made us feel welcome. The inn is on a quiet street, just a block from the main shopping area, and a couple blocks more to the beach. They kindly allowed us to use the beach badges and the outdoor shower after check-out, which enabled us to spend our check-out day at the beach. Nice.

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Inn and the truth is food is perfectly done. My husband & I appreciate fine dining such as restaurants at Ritz Carlton but the Blue Rose Inn tops the Ritz. Amazing food, service & stay. Very professional and caring people. If we lived in a perfect world every restaurant & hotel would be like The Blue Rose Inn & Restaurant.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 653 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #15 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
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 

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