We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Stay - Could Not Have Been More Pleased”
Review of Mooring B&B

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Mooring B&B
Ranked #19 of 40 Cape May B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 6, 2009

Our family traveled to Cape May recently and booked several rooms at The Mooring. It was our first time staying at this B&B. We were all very impressed by the spotless and beautifully decorated rooms and common areas. The rooms 10 and 8 open to a beautiful porch on the 2nd floor where we had a front row seat for the fireworks! Breakfast each day was great. We liked the guest kitchen where we could have use of a refrigerator, microwave, sink, coffee maker (for those really early risers), cups, ice buckets etc. There is a bike rake available to store bikes. We rented ours less than a block away. It has great parking spaces available as well. This B&B is one block off the beach and a short walk to the shops and restaurants. Vince was so nice and helpful. We did not see as much of Leslie but in dealing with her on the phone and a check-in she was really nice to work with. I would recommend this B&B to anyone. You will not be disappointed.

Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
1  Thank JoyInTraveling
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (135)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

110 - 116 of 135 reviews

Reviewed April 20, 2009

We have been coming here for the past 5 years for summer vacation. It's the innkeepers, accommodations, and breakfasts that keep us coming back. All the rooms are beautifully decorated (by Vince and Leslie), spotless, and comfortable. Leslie and Vince cook the best variety of delicious breakfasts, served to individual tables for two. Of course, they'll put tables together for those traveling with others. They are very pleasant and down to earth innkeepers/owners who are always available with a wealth of information (Vince grew up here). There is assigned parking on the property, which is great during the summer. Since they are only a block from the beach, you can see the ocean from the porch as well as from several of the rooms. At night, you get those wonderful sea breezes, so you don't need to use the air conditioning. Can't wait till August.

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank SarahJerseyGirl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 16, 2008

My two girlfriends and I stayed at the Mooring for the first time. The host, Vince, could not have been more gracious. He carried our bags in for us (and back out when we left), which is a service I'd never experienced at a Cape May B&B before.
Vince acclimated us to our room and the house, providing times for breakfast and tea, recommending restaurants, giving us a map, etc. He was so thorough, I thought he might have previously been a teacher (he wasn't).
Our room was beautiful, with exceptional attention to detail. We were on the first floor, and could open our floor-to-ceiling windows and see and hear the carriages ride by.
Breakfast was delicious and plentiful. When I confessed that I didn't care for coconut, which was on the hot breakfast, I was graciously accommodated with scrambled eggs.
Afternoon tea included delicious little cakes and cookies.
There was a refrigerator, coffee maker and microwave available at all times, so we could make our own beverages any time we wished.
The inn was very convenient to all that we planned to do. We were able to walk everywhere. We never used our car until we left.
We had a perfect weekend, due in large part to our beautiful accommodations and gracious hosts.

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Jordans_Mom-Mom
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 27, 2008

Our 2 night stay at the Mooring was a pleasant get away for us. Our first experience with a B&B was a extraordinary, especially the way the Mooring was decorated and maintained considering the age of the property. Our room was warmly decorated which gave us a calm feeling whenever we were in the room. The rest of the home was also well decorated and we always had a feeling of being in the 1880's. Breakfast was the topper for our stay. Vince's cooking abilities surely indicated his training as a chef. You won't be disappointed in your stay at the Mooring.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank TravelEurope56
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 28, 2008

My friend and I were very pleased with the setting and service of The Mooring. We stayed for two nights at the end of July 2008 and had booked the B&B at the last minute. Our room, #2, was very accommodating with its high ceilings, comfortable sitting area (with couch that converted into a twin sofa-bed) furnished with a standard tv, queen bed, private full bath (with a clawfoot bathtub), and private adjoining kitchen (with its own stove, sink, full-sized refrigerator, plates/glasses/eating utensils, and cookware).

There is a powerful ceiling fan above the queen bed, and a window AC unit in the sitting area. The AC unit definitely cools the entire room down, but with all windows open (including the kitchen) allows a great cross-breeze. Vince & Leslie are environmentally conscious and encouraged all their guests to allow natural air flow to cool the rooms during the day when they were out, but welcomed us to use the AC in the evenings if necessary - esp given our first floor location. (Of note, the neighborhood outside is very nice and well maintained, and I'd feel comfortable as a female walking around at any hour of the night)

The picture featured on the website shows the closet next to the queen bed. It is a walk in closet, and houses an additional fold out twin cot. There is a full dresser set and vanity mirror opposite the bed, as well as a rocking chair adjacent to the sitting area. The bathroom was spotless and very clean, and the bath towels were of good quality.

We had several additional perks to the room. It is located on the first floor, sparing us the walk up one, two, or three flights of stairs. It also has TWO private entrances, both outside the main house. One entrance, into the sitting area, is located perpendicular to one of the house's two main entrances (the one that is accessible at all hours of the day/night...the other entrance is closed at 9:30 PM to minimize disruption to the rooms on that end of the hall). We did hear the occasional guest returning in the middle of the night, but otherwise had no complaints with being on the ground level. The second entrance is through the adjoining kitchen, and led to the parking lot outside (We were assigned one parking slot for our room).

Our room did not share any walls with any other guest room. However, the wall behind the head of the bed shared the closet space/flight of stairs on the inside of the house, and the perpendicular wall separated our room from the common dining room - in the morning we could hear guests coming into the dining room for the breakfast, but it was not too disruptive.

Vince and Leslie were very helpful and welcoming. Vince provided us with the general tour and layout - the large covered porch, the common sitting room where they had a daily harp performance at 4 PM, the common dining room where they served daily breakfasts, and the outside shower area. The had clothes lines to dry towels and suits, and had two outdoor courtesy showers to wash off beach sand. The showers are both private stalls which lock on the inside, each stocked with shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. They had a small mirror and battery-powered light, in addition to a fully serviced faucet - great water pressure, supplying a good hot shower after returning from the beach. Actually, the shower had a better stream than the room's shower! OF note, they also supplied beach towels.

We started off both days with very filling breakfast meals. They had coffee service starting at 7:30 AM (and we took coffee mugs back to the room before returning for breakfast), while breakfast started an hour later and lasted until 10 AM. Breakfast consisted of further open coffee/tea bar (with splenda and other condiments), and self-service of toast (with toaster available) & muffin (butter on the side), fresh fruit (apples, cherries, watermelon, cantaloupe), yogurt, cereal & milk, and two pitchers of fruit juice (cranberry and orange). They also had a prepared hot plate each day - and they easily accommodated my vegetarian friend by panfrying a veggie burger in lieu of the Canadian bacon. Our first day they served a tasty egg and cheese omelette (more like a casserole, but very good!) with Canadian bacon, braised miniature carrots and mushroom cap, and potato cup (yummy hash browns and cheese) on the side, and on the second day they served a croissant-french toast with raspberry filling along with 3 links of sausage and a twist of orange with two strawberry halves.

The location is great, as we were less than two blocks from the beach. You have to purchase beach tags ($4 per person/day) during the busy seasons. We saw many folks bringing their own beach chairs and umbrellas. The "boardwalk" region is beautiful and not as commercialized as other beaches, such as Virginia Beach. It's a total of 1.4 miles from end-to-end. We walked around and took in the old historic Washington mall region. We only used our car to drive out to the old lighthouse, as it is approximately 4 miles from the B&B. Actually, we had a great afternoon touring the lighthouse, taking pictures, and then walking the neighboring beach to the western end to watch the sun set. It's a beautiful location and slightly out of the way from the Sunset Beach region that is more commercial and more crowded - we definitely enjoyed a private sunset and watched the sun go down below the horizon with an unobstructed view.

I would definitely return to The Mooring for our next trip to Cape May. My only regret is that our trip was limited to just two days!

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
1  Thank giselle816
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 6, 2008

We booked this B&B to be close to the beach and it ended being close to just about everything. Not far from the Washington mall, the beach, and a lot of restaurants. We had an economy room and it was comfortable and clean. The breakfast was great and the amenities were ample. We would stay again.

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
2  Thank psulandman
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 12, 2008

Once again my experience at THE MOORING this weekend was the best ever. I loved the accomodations and the new improved suites are gorgeous. My room was cozy, clean and comfortable and I cannot find anything not perfect of this B&B. Vince & Leslie has made staying there a home away from home. I will always visit The Mooring and hopefully it is sooner than later. THANK YOU.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Nelly65
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Cape May hotels
0.3 mi away
The Virginia Hotel
The Virginia Hotel
#11 of 37 in Cape May
569 reviews
0.8 mi away
La Mer Beachfront  Inn
La Mer Beachfront Inn
#19 of 37 in Cape May
718 reviews
0.4 mi away
Congress Hall
Congress Hall
#6 of 37 in Cape May
1,189 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.8 mi away
Angel of the Sea
Angel of the Sea
#5 of 40 in Cape May
718 reviews
0.2 mi away
The Queen Victoria
The Queen Victoria
#4 of 40 in Cape May
1,083 reviews
0.2 mi away
Beauclaire's Bed and Breakfast
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Mooring B&B? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Mooring B&B

Address: 801 Stockton Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-2446
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Cape May
Amenities:
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Cape May
Price Range: $300 - $324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Comfortable elegance in a classic Second Empire inn ... originally built as a guesthouse in 1882. Nine uncluttered guest rooms and two suites, each with private bath, 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. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com so you can book your Mooring B&B reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing