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1002 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1737
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#16 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Cape May
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Inn at the Park is an 1893 Queen Anne bed and breakfast for food and wine lovers with modern amenities. There are 5 guests rooms and 1 suite with air conditioning, ceiling fans, 1 whirlpool, 1 soaking tub, 3 two-person showers, TVs, 3 fireplaces, family cottage accommodations, and on-site parking.
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Free parking
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Wifi
Free breakfast
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
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Robin Z wrote a review Jun 2022
Union, New Jersey17 contributions5 helpful votes
Susan and Carl make this place just perfect! They treat you like family and help with whatever is needed to make your day great! Their suggestions for places to eat are spot on. The breakfasts are something to look forward to each morning and Susan's are delicious! Smoothies (we had a banana/peanut butter- yummy, We asked to mix the cranberry juice and orange juice and that was our morning drink - so good. The atmosphere is cozy and charming, rooms are comfortable, air conditioning, hair dryer, tv, and it's just a great place to stay. Free bikes to use, beach chairs, an outside shower if you want to use it - it's great! Susan and Carl also own the Cheese Shop in Cape May and Peanut Butter Shop and you get a 10% discount when you go there. Love sitting out on the porch in the rocking chairs with our first cup of coffee in the morning. My friends and I have been coming here for 5 years now, and just booked it for next year!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: 3 floors - Lighthouse Room is on 3rd. Better for those without leg problems.
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frank m wrote a review Aug 2021
Staten Island, New York96 contributions51 helpful votes
A great experience for those who don’t like crowds but enjoy the intimacy of a great room, bath and terrace. The hosts Susan and her husband were chuck full of stories and info and it made for wonderful breakfasts. By the way susan’ s breakfasts were outstanding from fresh omelets to tasty french toast to eggs Benedict. All the amenities needed and very peaceful. Willdefinetly go back again. Worth the stay
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: A few blocks to the main shopping area and a little bit to the beach. Nice location
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Response from Jason Black, Marketing at Inn at the Park
Responded Aug 24, 2021
Thank you so much for staying with us at the Inn at the Park and for the great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you do return in the future.
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abpac36 wrote a review Jun 2021
Union County NJ, United States5 contributions5 helpful votes
My girlfriend and I needed an overnight getaway. They normally don't book for one night, but were kind enough to call us when they had a cancellation and our overnight date fit in perfectly. So glad they did! Sarah (I think that was her name?? I'm terrible with names!) checked us in and gave us the tour, and showed us to our room. She could not have been nicer or more helpful. The grounds are thoughtfully appointed with seating in various places including porch rockers and a two person swing in the garden area which is situated right next to a small fountain with the soothing sound of water. Some chairs around a firepit, and an outdoor table and chairs near the cottage rooms (where we stayed). There are beach chairs and an array of bicycles that you are welcome to use at your leisure--we took advantage of the bikes and rode around some of the beachfront streets. So fun! The room was perfect with the most comfortable bed, a full bathroom, and everything you could need at your disposal. Beach passes, beach towels, robes, extra pillows and blanket, and plenty of towels, and a 10% discount card for the peanut butter store and oil store in town which they are also owners of. Just outside the room is an area with a sink, small ice maker, coffee maker with plenty of coffee, tea and cocoa to chose from, snacks (mostly chips and a few apples) and water. There were snacks in the main house as well, but we didn't venture there until breakfast the next morning. There are also games, bike helmets, hand sanitizer, books, and local area info. In the early evening, Sarah (?) came by with some fresh baked goods that were absolutely delish (glazed pound cake!). We had planned a sunset dinner date on the beach (also highly recommend!)with wine, cheese, bread and fruit--we purchased our goods at the local Acme, but needed some cutlery to cut up some of our stuff--they were super quick to deliver forks and knives to our room with a smile. Air conditioner was easy to set to the temperature of our liking. Breakfast in the morning was divine! A mango smoothie, a huge stack of fresh made, light as air pancakes with homemade fresh blueberry sauce with whole berries, and delicious sausage patties. The women who cooked for us and served us were super sweet, and extremely attentive. We will DEFINTELY return, and hopefully when we have more than one night to spend there. Two thumbs way WAY up.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Jason Black, Marketing at Inn at the Park
Responded Jun 9, 2021
Thank you so much for choosing the Inn at the Park and for the great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you do return in the future. It was probably Susan who delivered all the excellence service along with our amazing staff.
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M M wrote a review Nov 2020
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We stayed at this charming and romantic bed and breakfast without much knowledge of Cape May. Our hosts Susan and Carl were extremely welcoming and amenable, as well as knowledgeable about both the history of, and current activities in, the town. They gave us great tips for activities in the area, and the bikes-free-to-borrow allowed us to ride all around the historic town to visit the sights. In my opinion, they did not exaggerate when describing their gourmet breakfasts. Each meal was varied and delicious (we stayed for 4 nights so we enjoyed 4 breakfasts, and freshly baked treats each night, as well as complimentary snacks and coffee/tea.) We had planned, and budgeted, for sensible lunches and dinners, but since the breakfasts were so sumptuous and satisfying, we didn't really need to eat again until we splurged for wonderful dinners throughout town! (Wed at Tisha's, Thu at Exit Zero, Fri at the Lobster House, and Sat at Elaine's.) We are really looking forward to a future stay at the Inn at the Park!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Room Tip: Both cottage and main house have 3 private rooms each. Different advantages to each. We enjoyed...
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Nancy L wrote a review Nov 2020
Mount Airy, Maryland3 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed at the Inn at the end of Sept., biking in from the ferry, leaving our car in DE. From the moment we arrived, Carl and Susan were great hosts! We had three couples in our group, so we had all three bedrooms in the main house. The rooms were very good--clean, well equipped, beds comfy, baths great, even a little frig with bottled water inside. The nightly desserts (and drinks!) were delicious! We loved talking to both of them; Carl even played the piano for us! We used most of the amenities--bicycle rack, beach cruiser bikes, outside shower, outside jenga game, different board games inside. We also used the discount card to purchase items in their stores. Knowing we were traveling on our bicycles, Carl met us at the ferry to deliver our purchased items. That was really going above and beyond! We thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay and hope to return again.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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djbreslow wrote a review Aug 2020
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How lucky were we to spend another fantastic week at Inn at the Park. Exactly one year since our last stay, when we found a window of time to travel, we contacted Susan and she was able to accommodate us upstairs in the Captain's Quarters. A delayed arrival caused us to miss breakfast, (always a treat,) but as soon as we came up the steps to the porch and opened the front door, Bonnie greeted us with: " Are you guys hungry?" A delicious quiche and french bread toast was served and thus began a great week. To keep guests safe, Susan and Carl Spatocco have made every effort to follow social distancing, cleanliness and face covering guidelines while insuring that the home-like atmosphere of their beautiful Inn remained intact. Their 1893 Victorian home, with meaningful updates and ongoing renovations done throughout the years, has maintained its historical significance while offering space and comfort to its guests. The 3 guestrooms in the main house are lovely, and two out of the three offer space for an extra guest if necessary We were very excited to stay in the Captain's Quarters. The King bed was fantastic (NOTE: the mattresses in the Lighthouse and Captain's Quarters offer a perfect night's sleep.) The shower, claw tub and tiny balconies were a lovely touch. Rooms are clean and well-kept, and breakfast was always delicious accompanied by a morning smoothie. Each evening, a saran-wrapped plate for each room waited for us after dinner with a baked dessert with fresh fruit and peanut butter from the Innkeepers' own Cape May Peanut Butter Company. Carl was happy to share a morning talk on a rainy day about the Inn and told stories about the various clocks, bill of sale and instruments in the dining area and main sitting room. He even gave us a mini-concert playing a Billy Joel tune on the player piano. Everything needed for the beach was available at no charge: beach tags, towels, chairs, umbrellas, bikes and helmets and games for the sand. If you wanted, you could walk to the beach from the Inn as long as you didn't have to carry too much. Recommendations for outdoor dining were made upon request and we found ourselves this year eating at establishments that were recommended by Susan and Carl vs sticking with our "old favorites." We enjoyed them all (Sapore Italiano, Viggiano's 410 Bank, and the Lobster House.) The Beach Plum Farm Harvest Dinner was sold out and many restaurants were first come-first served or takeout only due to Covid restrictions. We appreciated the BYOB offerings. Because of our delayed arrival, and our desire to stay at the beach, Susan was able to provide a one night's stay in one of her cottage rooms. Lots of work has been done to this area of the house. Originally unattached to the house, the cottage was first horse stables, then garages, then an indoor porch and eventually renovated and connected to the main home and made into guest rooms. Each cottage room is named for one of Susan and Carl's daughters and we loved Samantha Ann! Our double shower with two corner seats was perfect after the beach Susan's knack for linens and room decor was top notch. On our last night, we brought back food from Sapore Italiano and ate at a picnic table in front of the Inn. When Carl saw us about to open our tins and plastic utensils, he offered us plates, silverware and wine to complement our salad, pasta and bread. Favorite breakfasts: spinach quiche and toast, pancakes, bacon and a peanut better/banana smoothie, western omelette with cheese and sausage, and mouthwatering thick fresh blueberry crumb French toast. In addition to 4 years of maintaining the loveliest Inn, Susan and Carl are talented entrepreneurs. They own Cape May Peanut Butter Co., Cape May Olive Oil Co., and Spice Cellar of Cape May all on on Carpenter's Lane in Cape May. We've not stopped eating our jar of peanut butter and chocolate. Thank you Susan and Carl! We will return next year for hopefully a longer stay!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Room Tip: All three rooms are lovely
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amsandbeach wrote a review Aug 2020
Doylestown, Pennsylvania253 contributions183 helpful votes
Believe the rating and reviews, Inn at the Park is all that. We’ve also stayed at many B&B’s, throughout NJ, this place stands above. Location is perfect, bikes, beach accessories, spotless rooms, snacks/water/coffee available all day, rock in the shade, swing in the sun or rest in the comfy, well appointed rooms (we stayed in the cottage). Loved the Tommy B bath towels and every detail included in our room. Air conditioning was great throughout the room and main areas. Carl and Susan felt like friends within 5 minutes of meeting. We are planning our 2021 stay.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Aug 26, 2020
Thank you so much for choosing the Inn at the Park and for the wonderful review. We look forward to your return visit in 2021!
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Carolyn J wrote a review Aug 2020
bala cynwyd16 contributions9 helpful votes
This B&B is so delightful! A lovely place to stay for vacation. The main house is charming throughout. The cottages are adorable. It is a 5 star B&B! The absolute best part of your experience staying here will be having the opportunity to meet Susan and Carl. They are hands down the best hosts you could ever meet. They go out of their way to make you feel home - like you are a family member. I have stayed at many bed and breakfasts from Middleburg VA, in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. The Inn at the Park is my favorite! If you stay here, you are in for a treat!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Room Tip: You will be happy in the Main house or cottages
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lillan08 wrote a review Jul 2020
Mount Kisco, New York26 contributions24 helpful votes
We had a lovely stay at the Inn at the Park. The hosts, Susan and Carl, are very welcoming and accommodating. Breakfast was delicious and we enjoyed the bikes and the beach chairs. We stayed in the Captain’s Quarters, perfectly clean and nice. The fridge in the room is helpful. We opted for curbside pickup for our dinners as only outside seating is open at restaurants because of Covid-19. Susan set us up with plates and glasses in the inn’s dining room. We really appreciated the helpfulness.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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CynthiaL410 wrote a review Dec 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia17 contributions3 helpful votes
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If your looking for a bed and breakfast in Cape May Inn at the Park should be your top choice! My sister and I recently spent the weekend there for our annual Christmas luncheon with our Aunt who lives in Cape May County Courthouse, and for all the wonderful activities going on in this lovely sea side town during the month of December. Let me tell you, this community knows how to celebrate Christmas! From the Candlelight Victorian Home tour, the Christmas Craft show at the convention center, the Tree Lightning Ceremony at the town square, and the Christmas Parade it will put you in the Christmas Spirit faster than Christmas cookies coming out of the oven! But what made this trip truly so special were the Innkeepers, Susan and Carl Spatocco. Since Thanksgiving fell late this year the Christmas Parade fell a week later as well. Normally they close the Inn for that weekend and have family into town for the Christmas Parade, something locals look forward to every year. When they realized we had booked a room before they could block it out they chose to allow us to come anyway. Not only did they allow us to come but they invited us to join the annual after parade dinner celebration with there family!!! Stromboli, meatballs, pasta, salads, breads. A traditional Italian meal and fellowship with the nicest family ever! They went beyond showing us good hospitality, they embodied every facet of the Christmas Spirit. If you want to spend a weekend feeling like your part of an extended family, warm, welcoming and relaxing... this is the place to go. Thank-you Susan and Carl for making us feel so welcome, it truly was the best Christmas gift ever 🎁🎄🎅🥰
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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PRICE RANGE
$251 - $395 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Plum Palace in the Park
LOCATION
United StatesNew JerseyJersey ShoreCape May CountyCape May
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Inn at the Park
Which popular attractions are close to Inn at the Park?
Nearby attractions include Cape May City Beaches (0.5 miles), Washington Street Mall (0.6 miles), and Emlen Physick Estate (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Inn at the Park?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Inn at the Park?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Inn at the Park?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Inn at the Park?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Inn at the Park?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cape May Peanut Butter Co., Washington Inn, and Union Park Dining Room.
Is Inn at the Park located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Cape May.
Are there any historical sites close to Inn at the Park?
Many travelers enjoy visiting World War II Lookout Tower (2.8 miles), Historic Cold Spring Village (2.6 miles), and Emlen Physick Estate (0.1 miles).