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“No need to try any other B&B's in Cape May: I found the perfect one on my first try!” 5 of 5 stars
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Ranked #1 of 49 Cape May B&B and Inns
Lansdowne, PA
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“No need to try any other B&B's in Cape May: I found the perfect one on my first try!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2011

Treated my mom to an overnight for her birthday, and what a treat this was. Susan and her staff were so attentive, kind, and outgoing. They knew the perfect restaurants, and suggested new things for us to check out. What really sealed the deal was that no other B&B I called would let us stay for one night--but Susan found a way for us!

Room Tip: All the rooms are amazing!
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  • Stayed May 2011, 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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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

We chose to stay at the Mission Inn from the great reviews we'd received and we were not disappointed. Susan, the innkeeper, was a joy to converse with and also doubles as a gourmet chef. She served afternoon hors d'oveurs, served in a beautifully painted sunroom with a fully equiped kitchenette. The rooms were unique and stylish, and most have fireplaces. The entire b&b is done in the Spanish mission theme. There are several top notch restaurants in walking distance as well as the clean Cape May beaches.

Room Tip: Each room is unique. Go online.
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Toms River, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

I surprised my girlfriend with taking her to our 1st B&B this spring. Most of Cape May's B&B's look a little old and Victorian, which could be nice for some but my girlfriend and I are 26 and wanted a nice room with a bath in it that looks more contemporary. The rooms in other places seemed to lack amenities and all they had going for them was an old bed and bathtub and furniture. We could care lass. The Mission Inn was a breath of fresh air, its rooms were beautiful and unique, they had a Spanish mission feel but were still contemporary and new feeling, like I was staying at a pricier hotel sweet. Susan was awesome and made me feel comfortable even though it was my first B&B, and she has tons of suggestions of things you can do and knows everyone in Cape May it seems. She makes it feel like your house, and is very nice but not overly friendly in a way that weirds you out. The Inn is very nice, the beach is right down the street, she'll tell you whats going on in town, will go out of her way to make your trip great, and the rooms are great - I suggest the San Diego room. There were couples of all ages there as well, from young 20's to 60's. Overall, the place is a great Inn that has a fresh contemporary feel with a slight Spanish flavor in a town flooded with antiquated Victorian vibe. Great place for a younger couple, I have my friends going this fall.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Oceanport, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2011

This was our fourth trip to the Mission Inn(3rd since Susan & Ray became owners). Everything about this inn is 1st rate----ambiance, decor, hospitality and food. The chef, Leslie, has been with Susan & Ray from the beginning and never ceases to amaze with her innovative and fabulous breakfasts. Always a feast for the eyes as well as the palate.
Returning to the Mission Inn is like visiting good friends and we can't wait to see them again soon! Kathy & Rich

  • Stayed May 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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Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2011

This was our third time staying at the Mission Inn and it was booked very last minute (the day before), but we were still treated like royalty. Susan and Ray go out of their way to make us feel at home. Every possible want/ need has been thought of and taken care of. The Inn is beautiful and the food is delicious. There is no other place I would rather stay. Fantastic B&B.

Room Tip: Santa Barbara is the BEST room!
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  • Stayed April 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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howell, new jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2011

My wife and I recently celebrated our anniversary by treating ourselves to three nights at the beautiful Mission Inn. We have visited Cape May many times, but for our anniversary we chose to treat ourselves to a few nights at the Mission Inn. We did some research and decided that the Mission Inn looked unique and interesting.

Our stay exceeded our expectations. You notice the detailed, beautifully decorated public rooms as soon as you enter the inn. The quality of the inn, along with the detailed touches are evident. The common "living room" area is comfortably decorated with warm, southwestern colors. Each of the eight guest rooms is different, presenting a different theme. The guest rooms are beautifully painted; you feel as if you are part of the mural-like artwork shown on the walls. We stayed in the San Luis Rey room, on the second floor. The king-size bed was very comfortable. The bath/shower facilities were modern and of excellent quality.

Susan and Ray, the innkeepers/owners, were very warm, friendly, and helpful in offering dining suggestions and attractions to visit. We enjoyed speaking with them and felt that they could not do enough for their guests. The breakfasts that Susan prepared were delicious; the presentation was so nice that it was almost too nice to eat! The breakfasts were all prepared with excellent-quality fresh ingredients, geared toward the health-conscious, and very tasty. Fruit was offered each day, and Susan alway asked if the guests had any special dietary needs/requests.

The location of the inn is only one block from the beach. Lounge chairs and beach umbrellas are made available, along with bicycles. It was as a bit too cool and windy for my wife and I to enjoy the beach, which was to be expected since it was only late-April. We did have a great time walking around town and doing our daily long walks on the promenade/boardwalk. The walk into the main park of town is about 15 minutes.

We enjoyed our stay and have made plans to visit the MIssion Inn again this summer. Anyone considering a romantic getaway in a beautiful inn, with wonderful, accommodating hosts, would love the Mission Inn.

Room Tip: Book as early as possible; visit midweek.
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  • Stayed April 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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New York, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2011

The Mission Inn is very unique! In a city of Victorian homes, the Mission style stands out--in a good way! The interior decoration is warm and welcoming and each room has a gorgeous hand painted mural of a different California mission! It is extremely tasteful and well done. Another bonus is that each room has a king sized bed.
The inn's hospitality is very special; we have been there twice and both times left feeling pampered and well taken care of! The owners are lovely people and have stocked the rooms and the inn with every conceivable item a traveler could need!
The breakfasts are delicious and they graciously accomodated my vegan diet. They put out terrific afternoon snacks with wine and home made cookies are always out!
The inn is only one block from the beach and walkable to "downtown Cape May" as well. It's enough away from the action to be quiet but not too far for convenience.

Room Tip: All rooms are gorgeous-web describes them well.
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  • Stayed April 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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Address: 1117 New Jersey Ave., Cape May, NJ 08204
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
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Ranked #1 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Recently awarded the 2013 Travelers Choice Award for Travel by Trip Advisor. The Mission Inn Bed and Breakfast is not your typical Cape May B&B. Susan Babineau-Roberts and her husband Raymond Roberts cordially invite you to experience the charm of their California Spanish Mission Style Bed and Breakfast. You will find The Mission Inn guest rooms to be bright, airy, tastefully decorated, creative restful place for the weary traveler as was the purpose of the original twenty-one (21) California missions.Each guest room was themed after one of the missions, using colors and designs Susan had observed on her trip. The common areas were themed to reflect the warmth of the missions. Each year additional improvements are planned and implemented. Return guests are always finding the "little changes" that reflect the attention to detail so noticeable at the Inn.Book one of our 8 Rooms before they fill up! We are an Inn for all seasons and open all year round. ... more   less 

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