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801 Stockton Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-2446
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#21 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Cape May
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Comfortable elegance in a classic Second Empire inn ... originally built as a guesthouse in 1882. Eight uncluttered guest rooms and two suites, each with private bath, TV, A/C, a few with ocean view. Gourmet breakfast served at individual tables for two. One building back from the beach; easy walking distance to town center with shops & restaurants. On-premise parking.
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Jared O wrote a review Jul 2022
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My wife and I stayed at The Mooring while on a surprise trip I planned for her. There were not many places left that had rooms and since it was our first stay in Cape May, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I can definitely say that we will be making this our Cape May staple, as we’ve already decided we will be coming back once a year. Amy and KC were amazingly welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed. The rooms were clean and the food was excellent. I highly recommend staying here on your next trip! Amazing!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Carole C wrote a review Oct 2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania2 contributions2 helpful votes
For those of you looking at The Mooring for the first time, it very nicely meets my “3 C Criteria” - clean, comfortable, and convenient. For those of you who may have visited The Mooring under the previous 20 years of wonderful ownership, I can assure you that you will not be disappointed . New innkeepers this year, Amy and Lu worked very hard this past season to keep the charming traditions of The Mooring alive. They are gracious and welcoming hosts who take take great pride and pleasure in providing their guests with a warm and comfortable stay and with accommodating their needs. The few changes that have been made are positive ones - the addition of an ice machine in the breakfast room for filling coolers, providing beach chairs, initiating “breakfast on the porch”, a Keurig coffeemaker providing 24 hour coffee. Lu is on site for several hours each morning ( providing breakfast) into early afternoon and Amy is on-site the remainder of the time on most days. The Mooring is only a block of the beach and central to many amazing Cape May restaurants. Our general pattern is to vacation at The Mooring for several days in June, July and again in September. Each stay was delightful !
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: Room 2 is 1st floor, with a kitchenette; Room 10 has a porch and ocean view.
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Deborah T wrote a review Sep 2021
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We spent Labor Day weekend 2021 at MooringB&B. The room (Room 2) was a comfortable, cozy and welcoming suite. The suite is equipped with an efficiency kitchen which included a small refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, electric kettle and silverware. We were warmly greeted by KC and Amy (the owner) and given a tour of the room, building and it's amenities. The Mooring is well located for walking to the downtown restaurants and shopping areas and served as a comfortable point of relaxation on either porch to enjoy and early evening glass of wine. Breakfast delicious and efficiently served. Dining was available either on the front porch or inside. We chose the front porch every morning. Amy engaged with us in delightful conversations about the inn and general amenities of Cape May. Our visit was relaxing and enjoyable.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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CarolinaDreamer1 wrote a review Aug 2021
Brick, New Jersey53 contributions15 helpful votes
We have been guests of the Mooring several times in the last few years , and always found it a charming seaside retreat with amazing food and very attentive inn keepers. The Mooring was sold and taken over by new owners , who in our opinion have destroyed the ambiance and level of service we always received as guests there. We noticed immediately that the atmosphere then it changed completely on our arrival. In the past we always found arriving at the Inn a very warm and welcoming experience. Gone is the warm home like vibe , replaced by a cold empty experience. We arrived to find the New owners don’t run the day to day inn, but have a hired inn keeper there. While their employee was pleasant , it was apparent that the bare minimum service was what we could expect from her. One of the biggest attractions about B & B ‘s are the breakfasts. Most Inns we have stayed in have offered a few choices for Breakfast , including baked goods. The old owners always offered a selection of fresh fruits , yogurt parfaits and a choice of two hot selections . Don’t expect that now , with the new management , you get on choice , that’s it take it or leave it.. the Blueberry compote on our waffles , tasted like the canned blue berry pie filling you get in a supermarket and the waffles tasted bland and were served to us cold. One breakfast was scrambled eggs with a lump of crusted cheddar cheese on top with pepper bacon that had so much pepper it burned my mouth. No real sugar to use at the table for coffee or tea. We asked for milk for our tea , nope told they were out of it . Next morning still no sugar or milk, so we ran to bagel store and got milk and sugar to bring back. No ketchup on table and only one choice of juice each day . Instead of using dining room , breakfast is served no on front porch , so for 2 days in 90+ Degrees with high humidity we sweated our buts off waiting for breakfast. One day it was raining pretty hard , nope breakfast was still outside , we were all so wet from the damp weather we had to change our clothes after breakfast . All while the dining room sat empty with the air condition turned off . The added a small kitchenette area for guests to make coffee and tea at night or store beverages in the refrigerator. (Still no milk or regular sugar ) we though that was a great idea , until each night we were treated by ants all over the counter . Did I mention the rodent repellent we found under out sink in our bathroom ? I couldn’t tell you want the new owners looked like , we never met them and the paid innkeeper told us they only stop by. I was once told by a very successful innkeeper , that the best inns were always run by hands on owners , who either lived on site or just adjacent . I was also told that they either were outstanding cooks or hired great kitchen staff. Not sure what was going on with the food at the Mooring, it who ever was cooking needs to know the food, in our opinion was not good at all and he extreme lack of any alternative choice or baked goods is sadly very disappointing. We have stayed in about 10,other Cape May B & B’s and always found the owners charming and the food delicious. We came back to The Mooring because it was one of our favorites. In our opinion , it’s evident that cost cutting and customer
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Antonio C wrote a review Jul 2021
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First time ever doing a B&B for me and my wife it was a lot minutething. A little nervous at the beginning but our room was cozy had a nice view. Perfect location 1 block from beach and 5 blocks from Washington Square. Lilly was wonderful. My wife and I are planning to go back again
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Missa D wrote a review Aug 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania11 contributions
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❤️❤️❤️ First I have to admit I didn’t take enough pictures because there’s so many intricate and beautiful details that you need to really see for your own eyes that can’t be captured with a phone camera!! I highly recommend you check out their website to look at all the different rooms they offer and the amenities! We stayed in room 18, 3rd floor room with a beautiful claw foot tub 🛀, nice sitting area & huge bathroom! We felt the room was a perfect size to come back to each day to relax. 😍 Before I dive into our review I wanna preface this with I was introduced to Cape May, NJ in one of my past lives at the age of 18. A boy I was dating at the times family had a home in West Cape May & I spent many long weekends there in the summers & got to know the town a lot over the years. It was then that I fell in love with ALLLLL the old Victorian homes & bed and breakfasts we would pass as we walked through the main section of town in the evenings. They would be lit up and look so cozy and welcoming and I remember collecting all the pamphlets you could take from the outside to LEARN MORE about the Inn. It was after that relationship ended that I ACTUALLY began staying in those beautiful Bed & breakfasts. ❤️ Into my next life ... I continued to vacation in Cape May every summer & I have a lot of great memories of spending half my time at the Seashore Campground ⛺️& then the other half in one of the BEAUTIFUL Victorian Bed & Breakfasts! When I met my husband in 2015 his family had a tradition of going to Ocean City New Jersey and the family rented a home there every summer where we would gather for a week together! The first year Aaron and I were dating we went to Cape May twice… Once for my birthday and the second time for New Year’s Eve. There was a long break in between our next visit ( 3 + years) which was this one .. and BOY did I miss it! I also told Aaron I refuse to go more than a year without going back to my favorite place! 🥰 After our BEAUTIFUL long weekend over my birthday .. he AGREED that we needed to make a yearly visit A MUST! 😃😃 I could write on and on about how amazing so many of the bed and breakfasts in Cape May are… And honestly a lot of them have changed hands over the 19 year span since I first was introduced to this beautiful Cape Town! The one thing though is that I always remember the Mooring BEING THERE! I just never stayed cause normally we’d find a favorite and continue to visit it. Then came 2020 .... The year where we all suffered cancellations on all kinds of levels with all kinds of things. 😩 After the stay at home orders and quarantining I know a lot of us were mentally struggling. My husband never stopped working through the whole pandemic & I could see it wearing on him severely. He told me he signed up for an email list Way back when we started dating for this particular bed-and-breakfast and when he was sitting at work after a tear field morning from his wife, who was beyond aggravated that all of their trips were canceled that year, he decided to jump and book a trip for her birthday! 😁😁😁 Our amazing experience began at that very moment. We were in contact with Leslie, the owner and chef at the bed-and-breakfast who confirmed our stay and later on allowed us to upgrade our room to make the trip that much more enjoyable! ❤️ We were greeted immediately by one of the owners and in keepers named Vince. He was in his mask 😷 which he told us we also needed to wear while inside (except when we were sitting down to breakfast).  He chauffeured us to our very own parking spot which was on the premises. If you’re not familiar with Cape May parking could be a little tricky and 95% of the places you will park are going to require you to drop a quarter into the meter or to pay to park. Having our own spot was the icing on top of the cake!  He walked us inside and showed us the combination to get in and out of the bed-and-breakfast. Inside we noticed sanitizer bottles were placed in each room & each floor so you could grab a squirt if you felt necessary. From there we were in AWE looking all over the entry room and into the dining area. All of their tables were spaced way more than 6 feet apart and we actually had the opportunity to pick our table that we would have breakfast at each day. That would be our table for our entire stay and we were able to come down for breakfast anytime between 8:30 🕣 & 10:30 am. Of course coffee and tea was available as early as 7:30 in the morning. After picking our breakfast table we were showed to the shared kitchen space. In the kitchen was anything we needed for our stay including a full-size refrigerator to store any of our items. Cupboards were full of glasses, plates & utensils. Even foil and saran wrap if you needed it! Coffee and tea was always available too. From there we climbed up the 200 year old homes three flights of stairs. Each floor showing off more beautiful rooms and intricate and detailed decorations. We would learn to appreciate that hike up three floors after breakfast every morning because it was always so decadent! 🤣🤣 We reached our room and there he explained to us how they were “doing” the B&B that year. A little note would be left for us to fill in on the items we needed (towels, toiletries etc)  and they would be refilled for us the next day safely in a plastic bag hanging from our door. Once we were inside our room from day 1 no one else entered our room until we left and we felt 100% OK with that. I’d like to mention that there was glassware left for us inside our room including two small glasses, two wine glasses and a crystal ice bucket. All of them were tightly sealed with Saran Wrap! We felt extra lucky because the third-floor also had its own full-size refrigerator which also included any type of gadget you needed to open up your wine or goodies you might’ve brought with you. Little Post-it notes with a pen next to a huge container of sanitizer was left so you could mark any items you wanted to store in the fridge with your room number and name on them. This was great for us because we went packed with a whole cooler of snacks & lunch items for the beach each day. Cape May is a huge BYOB Kinda town! We love this because you can go to almost any of the restaurants and take your own beverages! You better believe we had our favorites drinks marked and placed in that fridge right outside our door! 🤣🤣 it also helped that the fridge on the third floor was direct access for us and that we didn’t have to make our way all the way down to the shared kitchen area on the first floor to get our items! While I’m on the topic of the fridge I want to mention that they also had a freezer where we could keep our ice packs frozen in order for us to use in our cooler for the beach every day. We also were able to store all of our leftovers tagged with our room number and name after our meals each night. Super convenient!  We are early risers so naturally after getting my workout in from our bathroom (yes I said bathroom) .. we would dress and head down to breakfast at 8:30 AM. We were greeted by Jennifer every morning who you could see her smile in her eyes 👀 even though she was 😷. Each day she surprised us with either a homemade scone or a delicious warm muffin that her sister Leslie made just that morning! Vince would then make his way around with a beautiful fruit tray where he allowed you to select which fruits you wanted and he served them to you on the plate. During this time he would tell you your choices for breakfast that morning and every morning we were told about the sweet option and the savory option. They also offered an amazing Greek yogurt parfait topped with local honey and amazing home made granola!! I spoiled myself and took that option every morning along with the savory option that was offered too!🤭 My husband on the other hand chose the sweet breakfast option each morning except our last morning where he chose just the basic scrambled eggs option that they offered every morning in place of the sweet and savory choices! Each morning they offered a different breakfast meat as well which you had the option of getting or passing on… We both got it every day! 🤣 The dishware down to the mugs we used every morning even to their brand of tea was English inspired and beautiful. ❤️ After finishing up our breakfast each day we would make the trip up to the third-floor to get ready to go on our bike ride. Cape May is a huge bike ride type of town so it’s really comforting to know that a lot of the drivers look out for all of those bike riders. There are bike lanes on some of the roads and even places where you can rent bikes throughout town. There’s also numerous bike racks everywhere because so many people ride about town versus drive. Some bed and breakfasts that I’ve stayed at provide bikes but this year it was a little different with many of the bed and breakfasts that normally would provide them. The mooring does not provide them but they do have a bike rack where you can store your bikes if you rent one for your stay and we actually brought our bikes with us so it was awesome to have a place to park our bikes safely. 🚲 I do want to mention that they did include beach towels for your stay but we’re not providing beach chairs this year.  We would bike along the beach every morning and burn off the delicious breakfast that we just enjoyed. It felt amazing to smell the ocean air and feel the breeze and see all the excited people tracking up onto the beach each day! 🏖 We purchased a three day beach pass and for both of us it totaled $30. At the beach they made sure to tell you to make sure you space yourself at least 6 feet apart from the other beach goers and it was really refreshing to see a lot of people wearing masks as they entered or left the beach. The beaches are patrolled with lifeguards. We also noticed there was a lot of people walking to and from their beach spots with masks & around town as. Again not everyone did that but there were MORE wearing them not. All the dining in New Jersey this year was required to be outdoors which seem to work out OK for Cape May because a lot of the restaurants did have outdoor seating to begin with. The only issue it really caused was the amount of people they could seat at a time because the indoor sections were closed so this made it a little tricky if you were trying to make a reservation for some places. Fortunately my favorite place, Freda‘s Café, was easy for us to get a reservation every single night we were there! Yes you read that right… We ate at the same place every night because it was just that amazing 😉   Masks were required when going into any of the shopping stores and they did have a limit amount of people that were allowed in the store at a time. However even though it seemed like a normal summer weekend with the amount of people we saw we never were turned away from going inside of a store because they had reached their limit of patrons inside. 😁 We felt completely safe in every aspect of our getaway. We couldn’t of asked for better weather ☀️ and we thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality of the mooring bed-and-breakfast. Our room had an air conditioner that we could control ourselves and also had a flatscreen TV that we could utilize just to sit back and relax if we wanted! The Mooring is only a block from the beach 🏖 & we had oceans views from all our windows! Every day after spending three or four hours on the beach we would make our way back to the mooring where we could use their outdoor showers and clothing line to hang any of our wet items and to brush off all the sand as to not track it through the house. Right after the beach was a perfect time for us to dig into our fridge outside our room to create a nice little snack plate to munch on in between getting ready and heading to dinner! The Mooring is about 3-4 blocks from the MAIN Washington street section in town. A nice walk to anticipate dinner & a even better walk AFTER dinner 🍽 as to let your food settle! We spent one early evening on the porch where we enjoyed pizza 🍕 for dinner and wine and we also sat on the rocking chairs out front & enjoyed reading 📖 and watching people as they walked by into town or the beach! We’d normally spend a bit of time on the porch each evening with a glass of wine 🍷 and listening to the live music that was floating up through the air from the Chalfonte Hotel a block away. 🎶  Honestly it was just perfect 👌🏼 to be able to sit and relax at whatever time! ❤️ I don’t want to forget to mention that on my birthday they delivered our morning treat at breakfast with a candle in it and wishing me a happy birthday… It was so sweet and so thoughtful!!   It was also very sweet for Vince to ask the next morning “how is the birthday girl this morning? “  🥰 They did not let my special moment go by without acknowledging it!!  With all of this being said I just want to say we feel very blessed that , That email made its way to Aaron‘s inbox and that we made our way to the Mooring bed and breakfast for one of the most memorable weekends away that Aaron and I had since being together! We ALREADY KNOW we will be returning to th Mooring Bed & breakfast again ... and I CAN’T wait! 🏖🎂🍷🍽🍕❤️🍯🚲😍🎶📸😁🛀 🌊 
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Robert W wrote a review Aug 2020
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My wife and I in normal times travel extensively, but seldom write reviews. The Mooring deserves a review, and a 5 star at that. Its all the little things added together that create such a great experience. First, its a well cared for Victorian B&B ,furnished with period, and eclectic pieces that create a warm homey feel. Vince, one of the Innkeepers, was helpful and kind (allowed us to use showers after a day at the beach, even though we had checked out that morning !!) The location is fantastic, half a block to beach, and good restaurants. Breakfast was great. Blueberry brioche French toast with cream cheese!! WOW!!!, but they offer multiple choices also. Our trip was a rebook, Leslie ,the Innkeeper went above and beyond to insure we had a pleasant experience, She could have charged for a extremely late cancellation, but didn't, honestly I would have paid with no argument, and was very surprised she didn't charge, and that's the motivation for this review, that summarizes our experience, wonderful people, running a wonderful property with a wonderful location
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Jennifer B Jones wrote a review Jul 2020
Pawtucket, Rhode Island17 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I recently stayed at The Mooring for a quick getaway amid Covid. It was our first trip to Cape May together and we couldn’t have had a better stay. The owners have implemented extra precautions for covid that made us feel safe without being burdensome. The house is beautifully and thoughtfully decorated. Breakfast is wonderful with a savory and sweet option daily. The location is fantastic, and we were very happy to find nightly live music just down the street at the Chalfont hotel. This getaway was exactly what we needed and we were so grateful to have stumbled on such a gem.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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James G wrote a review Dec 2019
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Still our go-to place to stay after many years. Second time this year. Well-maintained and constantly updated, the Mooring is in a class by itself. Individual breakfast tables, so you don't have to make nice with strangers before you have your coffee. Amazing, creative breakfast choices [always three!] You won't be disappointed!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Chris wrote a review Sep 2019
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The Mooring is home away from home. We love its location & close proximity to the Washington St. Mall. The rooms are very clean, frequently updated, & tastefully decorated by talented innkeepers, Vince & Leslie. They offer the choice of a sweet or savory breakfast daily, in addition to fruit, baked treats fresh out of the oven, & yogurt. Leslie’s dishes are creative, delicious, & served with great presentation. Her chocolate filled muffins are to die for! Kitchen on the first floor is always stocked with tea & coffee and has a large fridge for storing beverages & leftovers. Towels provided for the beach which is a short walk away & a wash line to dry your suit. Innkeepers Vince & Leslie are wonderful people who go out of their way to make your stay a great one-thanks for the watermelon & beta Vince. They are knowledgeable about all things Cape May & great resources for dining. We enjoyed our stay so much that we extended for an additional 2 days. Our request was handled enthusiastically, quickly, & easily. Can’t wait to return for some “Moose time.” Love this B&B!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mooring B&B
Which popular attractions are close to Mooring B&B?
Nearby attractions include Cape May Beach (0.2 miles), Valentino's (0.3 miles), and East Lynne Theater Company (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mooring B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Mooring B&B?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Mooring B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Mooring B&B?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mooring B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cape May Peanut Butter Co., Union Park Dining Room, and Hot Dog Tommy's.
Is Mooring B&B located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Cape May.
Are there any historical sites close to Mooring B&B?
Many travelers enjoy visiting World War II Lookout Tower (2.8 miles), Historic Cold Spring Village (3.1 miles), and Emlen Physick Estate (0.6 miles).