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#11 of 37 in Cape May
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4.8
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4.8
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4.8
Value
4.5
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 parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
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Wine / champagne
Beach
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Ocean view
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susanm395 wrote a review May 25
Jeffersonville, Vermont20 contributions7 helpful votes
We have stayed in three different rooms at the PSI and enjoyed each one. The mattresses are unbeatable. The linens high quality, and the rooms very clean. The staff pleasant and helpful. We had a delicious dinner during our April stay. It was such a pleasure retreating to our comfy room and turning on the fireplace after dinner. For the first time we had breakfast, and it was excellent. This raises an issue, and hence the 4 instead of 5 stars. We are early risers, and having to wait until 8:30 for breakfast is a stretch. And for those of us wanting to get on the road earlier breakfast options would be appreciated. Another reason for the 4 stars - an inn of this caliber should have morning self-serve coffee. Not that I mind the Keurig set-up but fresh coffee from a dispenser would be preferable.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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LynnF wrote a review Sep 2021
Baltimore11 contributions3 helpful votes
We celebrated our anniversary by staying at this lovely inn and had a wonderful time - so glad we stayed here! Our room was comfortable and we enjoyed the gas fireplace when it got cooler in the evening. Everyone we met who worked there was professional, friendly and very helpful. We enjoyed the happy hour and breakfast and had a delicious dinner at the PS restaurant. We made good use of the bikes that are provided to explore the area and then relaxed on the beautiful front porch. We highly recommend the PSI to couples looking for a relaxing getaway! We can’t wait to go back!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Richard F wrote a review Aug 2021
Scranton, Pa.231 contributions131 helpful votes
Peter Shield is just a very beautiful Inn. We were on the second floor...Had our own little back deck. Bathroom was very big and very clean. Bed was comfortable and ocean was across the street. Morning breakfast was great (service was excellent) and afternoon wine and cheese a nice touch. Your room key got us two chairs and a beach umbrella across the street. (Should have included beach passes) My only complaint is they raised the prices a lot since the pandemic. Definitely upscale.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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nmr01 wrote a review Jun 2021
New Jersey29 contributions18 helpful votes
This is our first time staying at PSI, we came with long time friends, beautiful place and very friendly staff. Rooms are very clean, the Inn is very clean. Sitting on the porch enjoying the ocean breeze was relaxing. We met some wonderful people who were also staying at the Inn. We ate dinner the first night there, wow very good food and an excellent wait staff. I am someone who can find something wrong with something, however, I can not say anything wrong. It was a perfect 3 day getaway. We will return next year.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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bbbob84 wrote a review Dec 2020
Staten Island, New York1592 contributions729 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 contributions16 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
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DillanTobin87 wrote a review Oct 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania6 contributions3 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
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Janice Floyd wrote a review Oct 2019
3 contributions2 helpful votes
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
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happytraveler1528 wrote a review Oct 2019
New York City, New York188 contributions90 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
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Pam wrote a review Sep 2019
Trenton, New Jersey1 contribution1 helpful vote
The hotel was lovely. The grounds and common spaces were beautifully maintained. Our room, however, smelled terribly of mold and mildew. The carpet was stained, there were dents and scuff marks on the walls, and chipped paint on the woodwork. Not enjoyable. Also, a couple we met were told they couldn’t have breakfast, which is included with the room, because they arrived 15 minutes late. The food was delicious but would not recommend staying overnight.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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PRICE RANGE
$140 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesNew JerseyJersey ShoreCape May CountyCape May
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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 Point State Park (3.2 miles), Cape May Lighthouse (3.1 miles), and Cape May City Beaches (0.6 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 Westside Market, The Jellyfish Cafe, and Washington Inn.
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 World War II Lookout Tower (3.5 miles), Historic Cold Spring Village (2.9 miles), and Emlen Physick Estate (0.8 miles).
Does The Peter Shields Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.