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Mainstay Inn and Cottage

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635 Columbia Ave., Cape May, NJ 08204
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Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a very laid back weekend. First time to come home from a vacation and feel relaxed. The women that work here are so welcoming, pleasant and social, without infringing. Breakfast is De-Lish-Us! Love how you can walk through the floor to ceiling window and eat out on the veranda, the weather was perfect for that. Reading out on the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful B& B.....a stately Victorian with marvelous accommodations and wonderful afternoon tea, morning breakfasts. Our room accommodated three friends with a king bed and very comfortable pull out sofa. Friendly staff and great food. Situated close to town and the beach, but very quiet.

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Wayne, New Jersey
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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

First of my 2 stays/year for last 15 years. Expanded parking on-site this year. Window a/c was very loud but fortunately weather was cool so only needed it on 1 night. Beach is 2 blocks within walking distance from inn and costs $6/person/day with savings for multiple days. Service and breakfast from Diane (innkeeper for many years) is outstanding. Some... More 

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New York City, New York
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35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Mainstay last week in the apartment in the cottage just next to the main house. This is a wonderful B&B. The apartment was very comfortable for the 3 of us and could hold 4 people. It has a full kitchen if you want to use it and a small deck with table, chairs and an umbrella,... More 

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Mystic, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We recently visited Cape May for our first time. It was a last minute decision to celebrate my fiancee's birthday and we were lucky to have found a room on a holiday weekend. The Mainstay Inn was the perfect location for our weekend get a way. It is one block from the beach and walking distanc to all restaurants and... More 

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Pennsylvania
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

This Inn is the gold standard in Southern New Jersey. Sparkling clean, beautiful setting. Innkeepers were met were gracious, courteous and helpful. In the morning we eschewed the more cake like breakfast, and all three mornings the Innkeeper made us eggs. The rooms are unique and more than comfortable. Five star Inn.

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Germantown, Maryland
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34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We chose Mainstay with "zero" research and without a doubt discovered it's the best B&B in Cape May. We've been guests in June (2014 and 2015). Diane, the Inn manager, is patient and has demonstrated a true desire to make our stay special. All the employees are knowledgeable about CM, getting around, what to see and where to eat. Make... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This is a really imposing and special old house with incredibly high ceilings and chock full of dark Victorian furniture. It is a real period piece. Our room was okay. The mattress was a little weird, It had a foam layer that didn't impress. The linens and pillows could have been better. The bathroom was huge with a shower/tub. However... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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59 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We had an absolutely wonderful time here.Dianne,Rachel, Tracy and the entire staff should be commended for their hospitality,kindness and efforts to make guests feel so special. The rooms are beautifully appointed with antiques, the bathrooms have modern amenities with old world charm, the breakfasts are varied and delicious. Afternoon tea is served in the dining room or can be enjoyed... More 

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Wayne, New Jersey
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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Fresh fruit, hot bread pudding, eggs, yogurt, coffee, juice, etc. buffets w/seating thru huge window to porch. Still the best B&B in Cape May with third owners since 1977. We keep going to this B&B for over 20 years and are never disappointed. Well maintained. Innkeeper Diane has been there for 29 years and she is the best. Great for... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Mainstay Inn and Cottage

Address: 635 Columbia Ave., Cape May, NJ 08204
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Cape May
Price Range: $155 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Mainstay Inn And Cottage Hotel Cape May
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