This is my third visit to the Mainstay Inn in Cape May. It's always worth going and always hard to leave! We've always wanted to visit at Christmastime, and this year gave us that chance. It's a truly beautiful inn, and epitomizes what is best about Cape May, especially at Christmas - beauty, warmth, charm, and history. We love the owners and the staff, everyone is so kind and helpful. The inn is meticulously clean, and the food is delicious. If you're going to stay in Cape May, this is the place to go.
This is a beautiful Victorian hotel. We loved our stay there and we highly recommend it. The breakfast was also outstanding and the room extremely comfortable. It is within an easy walk of the shopping in Cape May and the beach.
Amazing time in “Christmas-Cape May” at one of Cape May’s most beautiful, historic Inns. The Mainstay was decorated so nice inside and out with fantastic accommodations including a lovely breakfast. Perfect location and every time you stepped inside it felt like you were traveling back in time to the late 1800’s.
Beautiful accommodations, very sincere staff, wonderful service. COVID accommodations were done with safety in mind and were very respectful of all guests. Love this place so much. Brunch is always new and very thorough. Feel like it’s a coming home each time I come back.
We had an amazing stay. The building is a meticulously maintained (shockingly comfortable) living museum. As i sit here at breakfast I hear the grandfather’s clock chime, i am in another world. Location is perfect. Walk everywhere past other mansions to the elegant shops and eateries nearby. The house is the highlight of the Trolly Tour, for good reason. Its clearly the prettiest and has a scintillating history. Apparently a gaming establishment, then owned by a parson. Much of the furniture and decor is original, i was told. The room was very historical-except it was extremely comfortable and no need for a chamber pot! The modern bathroom had a huge room long window which brought in such light. We stayed in the Henry Clay “peacock” room. It had many windows and was as cheerful as a Victorian room could be. The best surprise was the cupolla. You are allowed to climb the ladder! I always wanted to experience a Widow’s Watch and this was my chance. As I expected it was atmospheric. Windy (surrounded by windows with a view of the sea) I couldve read a book with a cup of tea and been a character in an historical novel. It was sublime. The owner and inn keeper are extremely gracious and interesting. Breakfast was lovely. Will return.…