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The Mason Cottage Bed & Breakfast Inn

623 Columbia Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-2305
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 08/25/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#11 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Cape May
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The Mason Cottage is a lovely country Victorian B&B located in the heart of historic Cape May. The inn is just one block from the beach and two blocks from many fine shops and restaurants. Built in 1871, the Mason Cottage is endowed with lofty ceilings, full-length windows and a sweeping veranda, all so characteristic of Victorian homes of the period. There are nine lovely antique appointed rooms/suites to choose from, each with a private bath.
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Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Todd R wrote a review Feb 2021
Lancaster, Pennsylvania48 contributions4 helpful votes
My wife and I snuck away for a Valentine's Day and (her) Birthday weekend and were fortunate enough to snag the last room available at The Mason Cottage B&B Inn. From check-in through check-out, we were treated to a 5-star experience. Upgrading to the "Anytime Romance Package", our room was filled with beautiful flowers, Champagne on ice and delicious chocolate covered strawberries. In addition to these treats, each afternoon we had tasty drinks and snacks waiting for us and each morning a scrumptious 2 course breakfast! Even though we stayed in the Columbia Room on the 1st floor, our mornings and nights were comfortable and pretty darn quiet. The room was well appointed and stocked with everything needed for stay, including the SOFTEST robes ever! Thanks again Kim and team for a lovely, romantic and memorable weekend stay!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Kimberly G, Owner at The Mason Cottage Bed & Breakfast Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Todd, I am so glad that you enjoyed your time at the Mason Cottage and in Cape May! Thank you for being such wonderful guests and for the great review! If your travels ever lead you back our way, please look us up, we would love to have you stay with us again! Wishing you both a wonderful Spring season ahead!
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Mary Kate wrote a review Oct 2020
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This past weekend my fiancé and I stayed at the Mason Cottage B&B and it was everything I wanted and more! It's natural to be skeptical of what type of experience or service you may receive from any business during COVID-19, so let me put your concerns at ease.. this place was FANTASTIC! Their breakfast was just as lovely and delicious as every review has suggested and their tasty treats from 3-4pm did not disappoint! They offered 2 breakfast seating's to allow for social distancing, and pre-packaged your snacks so you could pick them up at your convenience. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming, the inn keeprs, Amy and Jeff and their family were extremely friendly, and the room (Davis Suite) was gorgeous. The innkeepers were both forward in letting us know they were there to make our stay enjoyable and hands-off allowing us to come and go with ease. I would suggest this inn to any couple looking for the perfect place to stay. While we did not get a lot of time to chat with Amy and Jeff due to our busy site seeing schedule I hope they know how much this weekend getaway was needed for my fiancé and I and that they most definitely delivered on customer service and satisfaction! Hats off to them!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Kimberly G, Owner at The Mason Cottage Bed & Breakfast Inn
Responded Oct 20, 2020
Oh my gosh guys, we are blushing. Thank you so much for this lovely review and sharing your experience with readers. We are extremely happy to read you both thoroughly enjoyed your well needed stay. We pay attention to and take notice of the actions of guests; couples, like yourself, are looking for fun, rest and relaxation and we do all we can to make it possible w/out wanting to intrude or interrupt. The Mason Cottage family is always here and ready to engage in laughter and chats. We look forward to see you again in the future. Remember, all returning guests receive $10 off each night stay when booking directly with us!!! All our best, Amy, Jeff, and Family
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Juliann L wrote a review Aug 2020
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I spent two weekend trips at the Mason Cottage in 2020 , winter and summer .. both trips I stayed in Davis suite with the extra sitting room. Loved it. Warm and cozy room.. I will be back soon. One weekend with the girls and We had a wonderful weekend. One with my husband and we were so relaxed and enjoyed the inn , quality food , and the proximity of shops and the beach. I grew up staying in Wildwood and stone harbor all my life. Never had stayed in Cape May !! Now I love it and wish I had stayed here sooner ! I guess my 50s will be spent at the Mason Cottage in cape May !!! We even go to watch the dolphins swimming near the beach each day. It was amazing!!!! Amy and Jeff are so accommodating with any concern or request that is made known to them. They aim to please! Wonderful place !
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Date of stay: July 2020
Response from Kimberly G, Owner at The Mason Cottage Bed & Breakfast Inn
Responded Aug 28, 2020
Hi Juli, Thank you for the 5-stars and for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you stay with us (2x) and we are happy to call you a Mason Cottage Family member!! See you again soon. All our best, Amy and Jeff, Innkeepers
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Theresa S wrote a review Aug 2020
Cape May County, New Jersey5 contributions3 helpful votes
The place was lovely. We stayed in the 2nd floor Davis Suite which had a separate area for viewing TV with a small refrigerator. Two cushioned chairs that really needed additional cushions or pillows bc of the depth of the chairs. Bathroom had a great Jacuzzi. Loved this! The broken outlet was repaired immediately when brought to the owner's attention. Bedroom was fine. There was 1 air conditioner here and one in by the TV. Enough space to layout your suitcases, and walk around the room. Food Service comments: Breakfast was a 1st and 2nd course. Portions were sparse. Bananas and yogurt every day for 1st course with some berries. Should have had another kind of fruit or something different on day 2. One morning, we got an oatmeal bake which was tasteless. They did make my husband scrambled eggs when he complained. We expected French toast, waffles, pancakes, or something we would not make for ourselves at home. The muffins available were packaged, store bought! Really, should be homemade especially when you have a cook on the premises. As tea drinkers, we should have been offered a pot of tea but we had to make the tea ourselves. Also, we felt that there was an overall lack of attention in the wait service. The afternoon snack was also sparse. We were given two quarter-sized pastry shells with a crumb of blue cheese and diced piece of fruit, a thin wedge of watermelon and a few grapes. It wasn’t worth returning to the inn at 3 pm to have this. Limited on-street parking. Baptist church across the way charges by the day. We looked forward to our stay but based on past experience we expect more in terms of food and service at a bed and breakfast.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: Jacuzzi was great
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Response from Kimberly G, Owner at The Mason Cottage Bed & Breakfast Inn
Responded Aug 27, 2020
“Theresa, thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your room, it is one of our more popular suites. Also, we noticed you and your husband enjoying our many other amenities on the premise such as the bikes, beach chairs, beach towels, the outdoor shower and rocking in the chairs on our expansive veranda. However, I'm a bit surprised about your comments on the food. First, we never serve the same first course back to back. When I plan the menu, I carefully choose the first and second courses to balance well with each other in order to avoid a heavy breakfast (especially in the summer time). Example, your first breakfast with us, we served fresh berries with a honey-lime dressing, the second course was Eggs Benedict Strata served with asparagus and orange slice. The second day's breakfast, while others devoured their dishes, we did accommodate Tom because he didn't like oatmeal. Theresa, when you were making your reservation, I answered your questions in detail how we are handling COVID procedures. I made points in how we have to do our Refreshment Hour snacks; placing them in To-Go containers. I make the snacks daily, enough for two, such as authentic hummus with fresh cut veggies, or savory tartlets with baked blue-cheese, or my home-made cheesecakes and cookies. Jeff is the man who makes the beverages from home-made lemonade to brews herbal teas for iced teas. We put a lot into making each guest feel welcomed, safe, and comfortable; it is why we have so many returning guests. Perhaps you may reconsider and re-visit us. All our best, Amy and Jeff, Innkeepers”
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arubabeach60 wrote a review Aug 2020
New Brunswick, New Jersey40 contributions22 helpful votes
We stayed there twice. The rooms was so clean,The bed is so comfortable. The breakfast is very good although the portions were small. It was so relaxing sitting outside on the porch in the rocking chair watching the horse drawn carriage ride by. So convenient being a block from the beach. The Inn keepers were so warm and friendly.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: The Warne Room was so spacious with the living room and the bathroom with the big Jacuzzi tub.The...
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1 Helpful vote
Response from Kimberly G, Owner at The Mason Cottage Bed & Breakfast Inn
Responded Aug 19, 2020
Hi there. Thank you for the review and for the 5-stars. We enjoyed having you like always. Can't wait to see you again next year. All our best, Amy and Jeff, Innkeepers
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Mason Cottage Bed & Breakfast Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Mason Cottage Bed & Breakfast Inn?
Nearby attractions include Washington Street Mall (0.2 miles), Cape May Stage Professional Equity Theater (0.2 miles), and Cape May Olive Oil Company (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Mason Cottage Bed & Breakfast Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and street parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Mason Cottage Bed & Breakfast Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Mason Cottage Bed & Breakfast Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Mason Cottage Bed & Breakfast Inn?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Mason Cottage Bed & Breakfast Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Washington Inn, Cape May Peanut Butter Co., and Chill.
Is The Mason Cottage Bed & Breakfast Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Cape May.
Are there any historical sites close to The Mason Cottage Bed & Breakfast Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Historic Cold Spring Village (3.0 miles), World War II Lookout Tower (2.7 miles), and Sunset Beach Gifts (2.8 miles).