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The Peter Shields Inn

1301 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-2726
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#12 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Cape May
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Peter Shields Inn is Cape May's most romantic bed and breakfast. Enjoy the beautiful Cape May ocean views from our porch. Experience the luxurious, high-ceilinged rooms and five-star gourmet meals in our Zagat-rated restaurant. Sumptuous, leisurely breakfasts are included with your stay as well as leisurely afternoon "wine and cheese." Additional amenities include his-and-her bicycles, beach chairs and umbrellas, plush bedding and nightly turndown, and five-star concierge services.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Ocean view
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bbbob84 wrote a review Dec 2020
Staten Island, New York1,268 contributions528 helpful votes
We have stayed here several times over the years during different seasons of the year and enjoyed every visit. With COVID-19 there were some different rules this visit, but it was all still very enjoyable. We will surely return in the future.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Maverick wrote a review Nov 2019
58 contributions15 helpful votes
PSI is a wonderful place to eat. The food is perfectly prepared and the atmosphere is outstanding. Sits on property overlooking the ocean. It is BYOB so bring your favorite wine. They do offer wine from a local winery.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
DillanTobin87 wrote a review Oct 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania4 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife and I dined for our anniversary at the beginning of the month and as usual it was amazing from start to finish. Dotty (our server) was was the best, informative, attentive and gracious. Course after course the food just kept getting better. Would highly recommend for a special occasion or even just to treat yourselves...you wont be disappointed.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Janice Floyd wrote a review Oct 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
After my daughter returned from her elopement we met at Peter Shields Inn. The service was amazing, our wait staff leader was AJ. AJ made sure that the biggest details, the champagne toast for the parents of the bride were all timed and executed perfectly. He also made sure the cake was presented, cut and served elegantly. Our food was timely and perfect. It was hit, prepared excellently and brought to the table all at once so that no one had cold food while waiting for everyone to be served. AJ made sure the wine was served and glasses were kept full, maybe a little too full for some? Hah It was a wedding! I can't say enough about Peter Shield Inn for a special occasion, you may not get to have AJ serve you, but you can ask!!!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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happytraveler1528 wrote a review Oct 2019
New York City, New York184 contributions69 helpful votes
Had a delicious dinner with family at the Peter Shields Inn which was highly recommended by everyone we asked. The food was delicious and the portions were just right. The attentiveness of our server was the only disappointment of the evening. He opened our wine but never returned to pour it. We had two bottles and served ourselves. That is not what we expect from a fine dining restaurant.
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Date of stay: September 2019
$136 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
the peter shields hotel cape may
United StatesNew JerseyJersey ShoreCape May CountyCape May
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Peter Shields Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Peter Shields Inn?
Nearby attractions include Cape May City Beaches (0.6 miles), Cape May Point State Park (3.2 miles), and Cape May Lighthouse (3.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Peter Shields Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Peter Shields Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Peter Shields Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Peter Shields Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant, Washington Inn, and Westside Market.
Is The Peter Shields Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the center of Cape May.
Are there any historical sites close to The Peter Shields Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Sunset Beach Gifts (3.7 miles), Historic Cold Spring Village (2.9 miles), and World War II Lookout Tower (3.5 miles).
Does The Peter Shields Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.