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“Ghost Hunter's Weekend at Elaine's” 5 of 5 stars
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513 Lafayette St, Cape May, NJ   |  
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Ranked #12 of 49 Cape May B&B and Inns
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“Ghost Hunter's Weekend at Elaine's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

The rooms are styled well with attention to detail, great antique furnishings. At the core of the house is the haunted restaurant, it has a definite flourish toward the tourist with the haunted house themes (ghosts, skeletons, etc). Each room has an included and reserved parking spot, which is great for a beach town. The food is great, breakfast was served on the wrap around porch. It has a small staff allowing for personalized service (ie, they learned your names). Convenient to tourist area down town, the beach and great restaurants. They lend bench chairs to guests.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lauren E, Public Relations Manager at Elaine's Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Dan and Jill,
Elaine's is thankful for your input. We are glad that you appreciated our attention to detail. We take pride in getting to know our customers...and for good reason...we meet so many amazing guests! Our annual Halloween Party is coming up October 27th and we have some fun Weekend Packages coming up. Hope to see you again soon!
Sincerely,
Elaine's
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Rochester, NY
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Not having been there before, and with so many B&B's to choose from (Cape May has to be the B&B capital of the US with 50+), we picked a real winner. Located in the center of town, it's an easy walk to shops, restaurants, attractions and the beach. The Inn has 10 guest rooms, a small dinner theater, ghost walks (this historic town has a history of paranormal/ghostly activity) and off-street parking for guests (a big plus in Cape May). We stayed in Room 4 which is on the second floor in the front of the inn. It was large, well appointed and it had a private glassed in sitting porch PLUS a large open air porch. The breakfast was to die for (and the ghosts agree). Don't miss the Eggs benedict (plain or with lump crab ) or the shrimp & lobster frittata. Amanda and Jake at the dest were wonderful and Josh, who served us breakfast each day was great. Our room was clean and the animals on the bed, made from towels, made you feel like you were on a cruise ship...nice touch! We'll be back!

Room Tip: Room #4 is awesome!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lauren E, Public Relations Manager at Elaine's Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
We are very glad to hear about your great stay at Elaine's! It is guests like you that make Elaine's such a spectacular place! We hope to see you again soon! We have our Halloween Bash coming up on the 27th and other fun weekend packages in November. Thank you!
Sincerely,
Elaine's
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Elaines was perfect from check in to check out. The staff is friendly and informative, we felt like we were with good friends. Also if your travelling with children they are welcome (if well behaved) unlike many B & B in the area. Our room was comfortable and clean, but Emily the resident ghost did not have a sleep over with us in room 8! My son and Husband did hear her laugh very loudly in the hallway late one night, and we found out other renters did as well. The staff loves to share their stories of Emily and her cat with you if your interested. Breakfast everyday was Fabulous! lots to choice from and all delicious. The Inn is withing walking distance to all stores and eateries and dont miss their Ghost Tour of the town. All in all it was fun and relaxing and my ten year old enjoyed it as well.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lauren E, Public Relations Manager at Elaine's Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, September 21, 2012
We love that you had such a wonderful stay at Elaine's. It is always interesting to hear about guests' experiences with little Emily! Thank you for sharing and we hope to see you again soon! Our Halloween Vampire Bash is October 27.
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New Tripoli, Pennsylvania
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

My husband and I have stayed at Elaines many times. There isn't anything about it that we don't like. The staff is wonderful, they always cater to out every need, the food is delicious and Anita makes the best drinks! We've seen at least 3 of the dinner shows and have never been disappointed. We feel so much at home there that it is the only place we want to stay at when we are in Cape May. The owners and staff make us feel like family and being there is like being at home.

We recommend Elaines to anyone looking for a place to go to again and again

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lauren E, Public Relations Manager at Elaine's Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, August 31, 2012
You are part of the Elaine's family! We love having you and hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,
Elaine's
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McAdoo, Pennsylvania
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

We rented two rooms for three nights. Both were exceptionally clean, daily service was great, they placed animals made out of towels on the beds after making them. All of the staff was very informative and personable. We received a round of drinks at the bar for both rooms and 2 dinner theater tickets. The dinner theater and food was great. Breakfast was awesome, best coffee I ever had AND best waiter I ever had..JOSH! Location was perfect, walk to everything. The one night we sat on the 2nd floor balcony, ordered pizza, sipped wine and listened to an orchestra that was performing in the park across the street. Very relaxing atmosphere! This was our first time at a B&B, Elaine's made it a wonderful experience, would certainly go back here.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lauren E, Public Relations Manager at Elaine's Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, September 17, 2012
Pat,
We are so happy to hear of your wonderful stay. Please come back again soon! Our Annual Halloween Bash is coming up, October 27th. We hope to see you there!

Thank you,
Elaine's
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

We stayed at Elaine's for two nights and just loved it. Room number six is just lovely. It is very comfortable and spotless. The location of Elaine's could not be better. It is a very short walk to the shopping and restaurants, and to the beach. As for the breakfast, it was wonderful. There were many selections to choose from. The yogurt parfait was incredibly delicious. We had breakfast on the porch which just added to the charm of staying there. The very best part of staying there is the staff. They are very friendly and helpful. They make you feel so very welcome and comfortable.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lauren E, Public Relations Manager at Elaine's Bed & Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, September 17, 2012
Maryann,
We enjoyed having you! Please come again soon. We have our annual Halloween Bash coming up on October 27th and would love to see you there.
Sincerely,
Elaine's
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012 via mobile

Excited to be staying at the bed and breakfast, I was not let down. The location is prime. Practically everywhere one would like to go is within walking distance; the beach, the "Washington Mall" (a long strip of stores a block away), sightseeing, and the other historic buildings. The lighthouse is not much further. Although the area is quiet you feel and know that you are in the muddle of everything.
The staff and owner are approachable. Trying to please the needs of their guests. The "Haunted Mansion" atmosphere is a little eerie but fun and enjoyable.
I had the pleasure of attending the Dinner Theater. The cast were hysterical and included you in the act. They were very friendly and down to earth. The food was good and the wait staff were placating.
The room was cozy. It truly fit the Victorian ambience. It would have been nice to have a little refrigerator (for a cold drink and a little sandwich or the like). Staying in the room felt inviting. It was beautifully decorated with charm of an era passed.
Breakfast in the morning served on the porch was both a comfort and a joy. An excellent way to start the day.
For those with a taste for the paranormal or those just seeking the experience of staying at a Victorian Inn, we HIGHLY recommend Elaine's.

- E & B McCabe -

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 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: 513 Lafayette St, Cape May, NJ
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May
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Ranked #12 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Cape May
Number of rooms: 10

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