My wife and I decided on a last minute trip to Cape May and found availability at The Mission Inn. I was impressed from the start, when, during the reservation call Inn Keeper Ray asked for anniversary and birthday dates, along with food restrictions. We arrived early and were greeted graciously by Ray and Susan, who took plenty of time to show us the Inn and all the amenities, including bikes, beach chairs and umbrellas, wine, cookies, the list goes on.
Our room was one of the smaller rooms but still very large for Cape May. This is not a Victorian B&B, but rather an expansive house that you might find on the Monterey Peninsula (that's where we are going next, so it was a good warm-up). The room was beautifully hand-painted with an electric fireplace, flat screen, TV, iPod dock radio, and jacuzzi tub. There was plenty of closet space and an iron and robes were in the room. Linens were clean and attractive, plenty of towels, and the room included a new, clean bathroom. The king bed was comfy and sleeping was peaceful with the convenient HVAC unit just for that room (and with a remote!). The public spaces were large and attractively furnished. A refrigerator was available to us, as well.
We enjoyed our own lunch on the tiled large front porch and then hit the beach with the wonderful backpack beach chairs the Inn provided. Back from the beach, the staff helped us choose a restaurant and then made the reservation for us. The next morning we were served a wonderful healthy breakfast that included gluten-free muffins for my wife (this was exceptional in our travels).
We had no complaints about the Inn and only compliments. We loved our short stay, not because it is a beautifully maintained facility, but because the Inn Keepers are devoted to their calling and made it an unforgettable experience.
We will be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Recently awarded the 2016 Travelers Choice Award for B&B's & Inns by Trip Advisor as the #1 B&B in Cape May, NJ (4 years in a row), # 6 in the USA. In 2013, 2014 and 2015 The Mission Inn Ranked as high as #3 Bed and Breakfasts in the USA according to TripAdvisor's #travelersChoice awards, as well as a top 17th ranking globally for Inns worldwide in 2015. The Mission Inn Bed and Breakfast is not your typical Cape May B&B. Susan Babineau-Roberts and her husband Raymond Roberts cordially invite you to experience the charm of their California Spanish Mission Style Bed and Breakfast. You will find The Mission Inn guest rooms to be bright, airy, tastefully decorated, creative restful place for the weary traveler as was the purpose of the original twenty-one (21) California missions.Each guest room was themed after one of the missions, using colors and designs Susan had observed on her trip. The common areas were themed to reflect the warmth of the missions. Each year additional improvements are planned and implemented. Return guests are always finding the "little changes" that reflect the attention to detail so noticeable at the Inn.Book one of our 8 Rooms before they fill up! We are an Inn for all seasons and open all year round. Call today to experience the Mission Inn today! ... more less