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“Perfect place to go for Halloween activities” 5 of 5 stars
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513 Lafayette St, Cape May, NJ   |  
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Ranked #11 of 49 Cape May B&B and Inns
Little Silver, New Jersey
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“Perfect place to go for Halloween activities”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

I stayed at Elaine's B&B during one of their "Ghost Hunting" weekends in May 2012, and this was an AMAZING experience. My friends and I arrived at the Inn and were immediately shown to our rooms, which were beautiful. The rooms were clean and very cozy.

We took a trip down to the bar for a drink...and the bar was very cute and a great place to hang out before all the festivities occured. During our time at the bar, someone had come to tell us that our bedroom door was ajar. We went to check it out, and yes, it was open. After seeing that nothing had been taken, we were relieved...BUT the doors are opened with electronic keys. A ghost, perhaps?

The ghost hunting weekend was GREAT and breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning was very good. The Inn is located within walking distance of the shops, making it a prime place to stay. I would also recommend going on their ghost tour...we go every year!

Overall, I would definitely recommend this Inn!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bala Cynwyd
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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

It had been forever that my curiosity was motivated by this inn in Cape May. Even though not a beach property, it is special since it offers all year long dinner theater events. The bar is a good old wood bar like from the XIX century with an always friendly and competent bartender lady. The rooms are typical of an old Victorian inn, cosey, pretty and comfortable. The stages divided in two sides of a big dinning/ball room allow a dynamic mise en scène, and the crew is hilarious. The food is simple. The Halloween shows and decors are great. Experience to resume, with friends preferable, even though it is easy to make friends there.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Suffern, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

This was one of the nicest B&B I have stayed at...they were so nice and gracious and the free breakfast that's included with your stay was absolutely scrumptuous. I had the fluffy pancakes the first morning and the second morning I had the Banana forsters French toast. The room was we stayed in was decorated so nicely and the beds were so comfortable...I could have stayed there forever. We stayed here in October so they had all their halloween decor done through out the house. I definitley would recommend this place to anyone that wants to stay at a wonderful B&B.

Julie

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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 23, 2012
Julie,
We really appreciate that you took the time to share about your experience at Elaine's. We are glad that we were able to accommodate your needs and we hope that you will come again soon!
Sincerely,
Elaine's
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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Elaine's is a little more than a typical B & B, given that you could order your included breakfast from a menu, with a pretty wide selection, not to mention quite scrumptious! We stayed in Room 2, the smallest one, because we wanted the first floor. It certainly was reasonably priced and very close to all the restaurants, shops, beach and antique stores. The bathroom is very small & houses the tiny closet, tub, shower, etc. The room is beautifully furnished, well decorated and clean! The clerk brought me a foot stool when I said I thought the bed may be a little too high for me. Breakfast service, check in and all clerks were quite accommodating. Small as the room was, it was fine for our one night stay.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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 23, 2012
We are so glad to hear of your great stay at Elaine's. We take great pride in our made-to-order, full menu, complimentary breakfast that we offer to our guests. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed it! Please come again soon!
Sincerely,
Elaine's
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Delaware
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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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!

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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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New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Address: 513 Lafayette St, Cape May, NJ
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May
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Ranked #11 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Cape May
Number of rooms: 10

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