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“An Excellent Experience During A Busy Weekend” 5 of 5 stars
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Leith Hall Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #27 of 45 Cape May B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“An Excellent Experience During A Busy Weekend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

I happened across Leith Hall when searching for an in near the beach and near the Washington Mall. We stayed for only one night, and I was very sad to leave as early as I did. Susan checked us in much earlier than the stated check-in time, giving us a thorough description of the inn, the town, and the meals. In conversation, it came up that Elon had been involved in the renovation and administration of the Physick house, which added another great experience to the trip.

We stayed in the Celebrity room. All in all, our room was small but well appointed. The air conditioning was sufficient to keep the room cool during 100 degree heat. The location was within walking distance to most of the town. Afternoon tea was a refreshing treat that we did not expect (Elon's homemade baked goods were brilliant!). The challah french toast in the morning was fluffy and flavorful. I was stunned by the decor, thrilled with the food, and charmed by the innkeepers. I would absolutely return.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

The Innkeepers Susan and Elon are the perfect host, they were very attentive and extremely friendly. Leith Hall is located 1/4 block from the beach and a few blocks from the center of town.
I stayed only one night in the checkerboard room, which does not have a bathroom ensuite. I was concerned about not having a bathroom in the room but, soon got over it when I learned that the bathroom was close by and was not used by any of the other quests. I recommend that you get up early and go to bed late so that you can enjoy the great wrap around porch.
I will be returning the next time I am in Cape May. M. Cort

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Du Quoin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

We stayed at Leith Hall for three days. The breakfasts were delicious and the service was very good. Susan was extremely helpful and very pleasant.

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Ardsley, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

To say Susan and Elan are wonderful innkeepers is, indeed, an understatement, as they really went out of their way to be helpful. The accommodations, food, and services were certainly beyond reproach, and both Susan and Elan were constantly attentive to their guests' needs. Leith Hall is, indeed, highly recommended, and certain hope to return soon.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

I'll keep it simple. The 3 G's, Great room, Great food,Great service. The hosts are fantastic.
Close to the beach (1/2 block) and centrally located. We will be returning the next time we are in
Cape May.
Stan Kanowicz

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

Our much anticipated getaway to Cape May exceeded all expectations!
The comfort and Victorian beauty of our Turkish Room and stimulating breakfast conversation, accompanied by a delicious breakfast all made for a perfect weekend.
Of course, our sincere appreciation to Elon for a birthday cake that was truly an epicurean delight. We certainly look forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

Well, this past weekend I returned to Leith Hall for my second visit, (see my review of the first visit written August 10, 2010, (and quite comprehensive). This time I brought along my son (28), and my very active (still gainfully employed as a university professor) mother, for a relaxing, quiet off-season mini-vacation. We were not disappointed. The trip was everything we'd hoped for as far as being comfortable, quiet, and close to the ocean--just for browsing--still too cold to venture in.

The inn was very well kept--I'd guess that the exterior had been repainted in the two years since we'd last visited, as it didn't need painting in the summer of 2010 and didn't need painting now. And, if you know anything about keeping up properties this close to salt water, you'd realize how well the owners must be keeping up with the maintenance, because everything looked lovely to me. I'm not sure what a previous reviewer was talking about, but they must have just hit the short interval between paintings. While I'm discussing a prior review,(Our visit was so recent, and I've been watching Downton Abby, it was hard to not write "whilst") I would also like to address the wicker furniture in our suite. We stayed in the Audubon Suite on the first floor. It was furnished with a wicker settee and some wicker armchairs, which were historically accurate for a well restored Victorian seashore house, and we found them quite comfortable, so it shows the subjective nature of describing furnishings under such circumstances. Of course we also had walnut, mahogany, and brass pieces throughout. (And let's not leave out the nod to the 21st century in the guise of the largish flat screen TV and DVD player in the parlor and the mini fridge in the hall which came in really handy for keeping yogurt and great restaurant left overs for snacks, AND the free wireless internet service if you can't be separated from you laptop). (Since I mentioned restaurants, I can heartily recommend Tisha's which recently moved it's location to the Washington Street Mall--it ranked highly to me, even compared to the best Philadelphia and NY have to offer, and I liked it much better than the highly lauded Washington Inn.)

The Hall's owners, Susie and Elan were just as friendly and helpful as on my first visit, and they remembered me. They manage walking this fine line between being easy and interesting to talk to and not being the least bit obtrusive, if you prefer to be left alone.

I had wanted this to be just a follow-up review to reconfirm the great experience we had two summers ago at high season. It is starting to turn into something overblown so I will stop now. Maybe I will come back to it later if I think of something new to add. Just be sure to read my earlier review which has some more detailed and important information on the Hall to be certain your expectations are realistic and on par with what Susie and Elan Zingman-Leith have in mind. (They are well-published, world traveled ex-pat New Yorkers-see their profile at: http://www.leithhall.com/index.php/leith-hall-inn-at-beach/meet-susan-and-elan/ )

The big question--would I go back again? Absolutely yes. It satisfies my need to experience a well-run beautifully appointed Victorian summer seashore house. The breakfast and afternoon tea is still superb, and worth coming back for if you've ventured away for antiquing or beach walking. I can pretend that I'm staying at my great, great Aunt's summer home, albeit with a little anachronistic TV and computer use. Hope these reviews are of some help to you.

p.s. About amusing the 28-year-old--he came along to help me with mobility issues as I am using a wheel chair. Luckily he has a serious addiction to gardening--especially historically accurate period gardens and nurseries. Elan was able to steer him to several places to see and buy--so he was in gardener hobbyist's heaven. I'm not sure a more typical 28 year old would be as good a sport about vacationing in Cape May.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Leith Hall Bed and Breakfast
Address: 22 Ocean St, Cape May, NJ 08204-2412
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Cape May
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Leith Hall Bed and Breakfast is an elegantly restored inn that is nestled in the heart of the Karen Akers Victorian Historic District. This ornate Victorian style bed and breakfast is only a half of a block away from the beach and offers breathtaking ocean views, full gourmet breakfasts, antiques, and afternoon tea. Leith Hall Bed and Breakfast also offers modern day amenities such as air conditioning, wireless internet, whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, and free parking. Our bed and breakfast is ideally located for a vacation where you can relax and enjoy the warmth and hospitality of Cape May. Leith Hall Bed and Breakfast is the only professionally restored bed and breakfast in Cape May. While visiting Cape May you will step back into by being surrounded by the elegant Victorian style but, this town carries an atmosphere that is casual and relaxed. Our guests at Leith Hall will help themselves to a hearty full breakfast partnered with a lounge on the porch while enjoying a nice conversation with hosts and other guests. The aroma of freshly brewed coffee and home baked breads flows through the inn and is the most delightful way to wake up. Our breakfast’s that include decadent quiches, crepes, and egg entrees grant you the energy that you need for a day at the beach. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon tea time that includes fresh, homemade cakes and pastries served with hot English tea during the winter and iced tea or lemonade during the summer. Come stay at Leith Hall Bed and Breakfast and experience this elegant Victorian inn that offers a casual and relaxed atmosphere with breathtaking ocean views. ... more   less 
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