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“A beautiful place for a romantic weekend!” 4 of 5 stars
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The Southern Mansion
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   720 Washington ST, Cape May, NJ 08204   |  
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$179 (USD)
Ranked #3 of 42 Hotels in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A beautiful place for a romantic weekend!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

I have wanted to bring my girlfriend (now actually fiance) to The Southern Mansion for years. It was exquisite. The room was spacious, romantic and had everything we needed for the entire weekend. The full breakfast that was included was better than I ever expected. Everything at least seemed to be made to order along with a continental bar. During the day there were light refreshments in that same area. The staff was very helpful and even was nice enough to take a picture of us out front before we left.

Being the critic I am here are the thing I wish were a tiny bit different.

I wish there would have been a mini fridge of some sort in the room. I am usually OK with an ice bucket but, the ice machine was in the basement.

We used to think that this would be where we wanted to get married but, after seeing a wedding in action, I think it would not work out. We were very active all weekend going in and out as we pleased. I honestly felt bad for the wedding because we literally walked through their party twice just to get to the front door. Also, we walked out the front door and bam! they were taking their wedding pictures (we were actually in them I think).

The price, even in November we paid a pretty penny for two nights. Please let me say, it was completely worth it. But, in the future I may be more likely inclined to try different B&Bs before spending that much again.

Room Tip: If you are looking for a romantic room, get #3.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Got a great deal on our 3 day 2 night stay at this B&B through AAA. We had a WONDERFUL time. The Southern Mansion hospitality was OUTSTANDING. The service was great and the breakfast was amazing (wish it was a little bit longer). Our room (#20) was absolutly BEAUTIFUL I felt like we had stepped back in time, the furniture and outlay of the room is just breath taking. We will definitly stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Line Lexington, Pennsylvania
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22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We have been coming here since it first opened since the early 90s. Our daughter grew up coming here with us and it is still a magical place. We do however miss the afternoon tea and the dinners they use to have back in the day. Breakfast is still amazing. We recently stayed this past Thursday to Friday. Stayed in room 25 with private balcony as we have many times. We have stayed in many of the other rooms throughout the years and have never had a complaint about any. The place is immaculate with cleanliness. Barb and Denise are great and very pleasant and welcoming. The double parlor is so beautiful with lots of detail in keeping with the Italianate features of the mansion. Its in walking distance to everything such as the Washington St. mall and other various sites to see. Cannot wait to get back.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bridgeville, Delaware
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12 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Working through our bucket list, it was time to visit Cape May. There were so many choices of places to stay. We were lucky to pick the perfect one. The Southern Mansion was a wonderful choice. Our room was beautiful, the staff was excellent & breakfast was delicious. It is very well located (unless you want time at the beach). If there are ghosts, they are very friendly. We enjoyed every moment. Forgot to mention we also had great weather & a pleasant ferry ride from Lewes to Cape May & back.

Room Tip: Our room was on the first floor in the new wing which was very convenient.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We stayed at the Southern Mansion this past weekend and had an AWESOME time! Everything was perfect!!! The staff was super friendly and helpful, the room was phenomenal and SPOTLESS, the gourmet breakfast was delicious and the location was within walking distance of many restaurants, shops, beach, etc....We had a wonderful time and are def looking forward to coming back!

Room Tip: We stayed in the main building on the third floor and it was great. The room was very spacious, had...
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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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Huntington, New York
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

The staff were helpful and eager to share information about the historic property. I felt like I was back in time when details really mattered. The decor was amazing. Very elegant. I really enjoyed my time at the mansion. It was a nice getaway to be alone with my husband and no kids. Nice, quiet and relaxing. The breakfast was delicious. The walk into Cape May town was very close. A walk to beach and all the cute gift shops and restaurants. I would definately return.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Frederick, MD
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We enjoyed the long Labor Day weekend at the Southern Mansion. Our room on the third floor was spacious and comfortable. This is a very old house, so the furniture fits that period, but is comfortable. The bathroom was a little small with the sink out in the actual room, but this is also normal in older buildings like Southern Mansion. We were impressed with the cleanliness of the entire B&B. Breakfast was included and was quite delicious! We found our stay to be the relaxing respite that we desired. I would recommend this for couples who are looking for a quiet and relaxing getaway. The B&B is located a number of blocks from the beach, but it's walkable. There's also a great restaurant (Washington Inn) across the street from the Southern Mansion that is wonderful.

Room Tip: Our third floor room in the main house was very quiet. Some rooms have an outdoor entry, so be aware...
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  • Stayed September 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 720 Washington ST, Cape May, NJ 08204
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Cape May
#10 Family Hotel in Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Southern Mansion 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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