We only had time to spend a night at the Virginia, but are already planning to go back next year (and budget more vacation time for a longer stay!).
It's an absolutely beautiful place, very tastefully done. From the minute we were greeted at the front desk I felt welcome and well taken care of-- the staff manages to be friendly and helpful but also unobtrusive-- I didn't feel like I do in some small places, where I felt like I had to explain to the front desk where I was going or apologize for coming in late!
It's a nice size-- small enough to feel special, large enough to have privacy. The bar downstairs served us delicious cocktails-- we didn't try the restaurant, but we will when we have more time.
We especially enjoyed the breakfast served to us on a silver tray on the veranda (included in the price-- you place your order the night before and leave it hanging on the doorknob, and the next morning it magically appears where/when you requested to have it!). Sitting on the porch with a carafe of coffee and a complimentary coffee of the New York Times, while listening to gulls and feeling the sea breeze, really felt like a break from the world.
Our room was lovely-- good size, very quiet, lots of natural light, great linens, and a great shower with three shower heads. It's not period decorations (thank goodness) but it's in keeping with the grand old house feel.
The location is very, very good-- the beach is at the end of the street, you are right in town, and there is free parking for guests very close by.
- 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
- The Virginia Cape May