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“Great one night getaway” 4 of 5 stars
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The Virginia Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   25 Jackson St, Cape May, NJ 08204   |  
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Ranked #11 of 42 hotels in Cape May
New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great one night getaway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

My husband and I checked in the day after Christmas for one night. We loved the Christmas decorations, so pretty. We had a room on the third floor. It was spacious enough with a modern/deco decor. I loved the wallpaper, mirror frames and red lampshades. We had dinner at the Ebbit room, food and service were excellent. Be prepared to spend a little, with wine and tip dinner was close to $200 for two (but we did each get an appetizer and split a desert so a lot of food!). I left off one start because the service was a bit lacking. Staff seemed on the young side and not at all polished. There was no one to help with luggage, despite three floors. Also, there was no turn down service which I read about on here before hand. Not a big deal but it would have been a nice touch. Breakfast was an added bonus, hot coffee, very light (yogurt and fruit, husband ordered a bagel) but certainly plenty. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

We had been to Cape May before and felt that it would be a great place to visit and experience a Victorian Christmas. The Virginia Hotel did not disappoint. It was beautifully decorated for the holiday. The amenities were more than expected and the service impeccable. All the comforts of home with the little extra touches. The continental breakfast came right to the room. We had an absolutely delicious meal at the Ebbit Room dining room. It is also just one block away from all the cute shops and the beach. Great place to stay.

  • Stayed December 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012 via mobile

This was our first stay at The Virginia Hotel and it was an excellent experience! The hotel is beautiful and very cozy. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The room was beautifully decorated and impeccably clean. Location is perfect. Only 1 short block to great shopping with plenty of adorable eclectic shops and only 1 block to beautiful Cape May beach. We highly recommend The Virginia Hotel!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

My wife took me away for a few days before the holidays and based on Tripadvisor, this was the place to go. The bed was heavenly, the shower was powerful, the staff was professional and curteous,

They have a continental breakfast that is high end and either delivered to your room or one of the verandas.

We didn't eat at the restaurant but enjoyed the bar for a drink to celebrate the season.

We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed December 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012 via mobile

So beautifully decorated for holidays. Warm fire. Pleasant and helpful staff. Room was cozy and bath newly outfitted with large shower. Breakfast delivered in the morning was such a treat. Ate at the Ebbit Room, right downstairs and it was fabulous. Kind of a dreary night so it was so nice no need to go out. Overall, a warm and memorable experience. Will return hopefully same time next year!

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We went in December for 1 night. It was decorated BEAUTIFULLY for Christmas. Check in was swift and friendly. The room was clean and spa-like. The radio was playing music when we walked in. When we came back from dinner, our bed was turned down and blinds closed. In the evening we enjoyed drinks in one of the sun rooms, adjacent to the parlor with a roaring fire and tall Christmas tree. Next morning we had a delicious complimentary breakfast in our room, which could have been eaten downstairs in the sunroom if we chose. The hotel is located just yards from Washington Street Mall. Great location. Perfect accommodations!

  • Stayed December 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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Rockaway, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

We have been coming to The Virginia Hotel for about 6 years now. It started when we decided to come in the Fall (Sept) and had such a wonderful time. Then we decided to try it at Christmas time which was so beautiful. Now we have made it a yearly thing at Christmas and try to come in the Fall when possible. We decided that it was the best gift we could give each other. It is a magical place and great for creating memories. From the minute I step foot in the front door and see the fireplace going and all the decorations, It is so cozy and makes me feel so relaxed and peaceful. You feel like royalty from all the attentiveness from the staff. The front porch is what makes The Virginia so "special." I love sitting there with either a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening watching the trolley and horse and carriages go by There is so much to do in Cape May and the atmosphere is just so European. I just love it.

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  • Stayed December 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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Additional Information about The Virginia Hotel

Address: 25 Jackson St, Cape May, NJ 08204
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Cape May
#6 Romantic Hotel in Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Virginia Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Virginia offers 24 intimate rooms in an impeccably restored 1879 landmark building and is the foremost luxury hotel in Cape May, NJ. Nestled on Jackson Street in the heart of the famed historic district of Cape May New Jersey, the Virginia Hotel offers its guests a flawless integration of service and style, with a timeless glamor. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Virginia Hotel Cape May
Virginia Cape May
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