Cape May Historic Hotels and Inns

Enjoy Historic Cape May, take a stroll in the tree lined shaded streets containing over 600 authentic 19 century buildings and stay in a modern or historic accommodations in Cape May. Stay at these Historic Cape May Properties with the best modern luxury amenities. Staying at a Cape May Historic Hotel is the perfect way to merge unparalleled history with proximity to world class beach dining, culture and nightlife. Travelers heading to Cape May can stay at several historic hotels that have accommodated over five U.S. Presidents and look forward to VIP service in these turn of the century unique beach front historic accommodations.

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Peter Shields Inn in Cape May, NJ

For a Historic Hotel in Cape May, NJ, visit the Peter Shields InnThe Peter Shields Inn is a Select Registry romantic seaside getaway, with nine well-appointed guest rooms, breathtaking ocean front views and gourmet dining. This 1907 Georgian Revival mansion, a Bed and Breakfast Diamond Collection boutique inn, is located on Cape May’s Beach Avenue, steps from the beach. Sit on our front porch, watch dolphins and migrating birds navigate the Atlantic coastline. Take the Inn’s bikes and Historic Image of the Peter Shields Inn leisurely explore all that Cape May has to offer. Complete your day in our Zagat recommended fine dining restaurant a place where epicurean delights and impeccable service are always on the menu.


The History Behind this Classic Ocean Front Inn and Restaurant

Dining is offered at the Peter Shields Inn in Cape May, NJPeter Shields was a wealthy businessman from Pittsburgh drawn to Cape May at the turn of the 20th century when the city’s stature as a premier vacation destination was in danger. Shields was part of a group of entrepreneurs that wanted to reclaim Cape May’s former glory by creating a grand resort that would outshine its new rivals. They created the Cape May Real Estate Company in 1903, and appointed Shields as the company’s first president.

The Peter Shields Inn is Part of Select Registry for Distinguished Inns of North AmericaAs work progressed on the development project, Shields commissioned Philadelphia architect Lloyd Titus to design a summer cottage for his family with the same level of grandeur.

The Shields moved into their magnificent Georgian-Revival-style home in the summer of 1907. The following year Shields suffered a devastating loss when his 15-year old son Earl was killed in a boating accident. The Cape May Real Estate Company was also forced to declare bankruptcy. Shields resigned and returned to Pittsburgh with his family.

The Shields’ home has served as a private residence, an exclusive club for boat-owners and the Tuna & Marlin Club. Today the Peter Shields Inn operates as an inn and a restaurant, offering luxury accommodations with nine guest rooms and Zagat-rated fine dining. You Can check availability for the Peter Shields Inn to book your weekend stay or vacations

Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant
1301 Beach Ave.
Cape May, New Jersey 08204

More Historic Hotels and Inns in Cape May


Southern Hospitality in our Cape May Bed & Breakfast  The Southern Mansion, built circa 1860, is the largest and most opulent Cape May bed & breakfast inn and hotel, featuring the largest rooms and suites in Cape May. The historic mansion is set on one-and-a-half acres of award-winning gardens, centrally located in the Cape May historic district, a 5-minute walk to the best beaches, shops and restaurants in South Jersey.  Amenities include:  Private Bathroom with Hand Painted Tile Showers  32

Welcome to Hotel Macomber of Cape May, NJ Our venue, The Hotel Macomber™ offers cheerful, bright and breezy hotel rooms, nearly all with ocean views, and within your vacation budget. Just a few steps from the beach, this Cape May hotel in the heart of the town has relaxing airy rooms to catch the salty breezes and romantic summer sunsets. The Hotel Macomber™ is the essence of hospitality and we invite you to be captivated by its distinctive charm and beauty that only a unique hotel such as this can possess.

Let our Victorian Inn take you back to a simpler time. For over 110 years, the Inn of Cape May has been a grand, gracious retreat for guests seeking a wonderful getaway. Come see the splendor of our unique Victorian village with its beautiful beaches and gentle ocean. Relax on our porch rockers beneath our signature purple awnings. Take a carriage ride. Enjoy fine dining. It's all here, as it has been for over 100 years at America's premier seashore resort.  The Inn of Cape May features fifty one unique Cape May hotel rooms, each furnished with wicker and antiques, many featuring views of the Atlantic ocean. Although our building is historic, we offer modern day comforts such as WiFi, cable TV, in-room bathrooms, and air conditioning.

The Southern Mansion
Cape May Bed & Breakfast Hotel
720 Washington Street |Cape May, NJ 08204

The Historic Hotel Macomber
727 Beach Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204

The Inn of Cape May
7 Ocean Street, Cape May, New Jersey 08204

The Hotel Alcott is a masterfully restored Italianate-bracketed villa located steps from the Atlantic Ocean and Cape May's award winning beach in Victorian Cape May, NJ. Old meets new on a majestic scale. Surrounded by the antiques and ambiance of a time gone by, but offering all the amenities of a full-service, modern hotel, our thirty-one custom furnished guest rooms and suites provide the best of both worlds. Come experience the modern luxury and bygone elegance and charm of Cape May's Hotel Alcott.

Built in 1840 and enlarged in circa 1900, the Wilbraham Mansion, now a popular Victorian Cape May, New Jersey B&B, is truly a home of expansive proportions. Although an integral part of the Cape May, NJ historic tours of old homes and mansions for years, the Wilbraham Mansion remained a private residence until December of 1988.  John Wilbraham, a wealthy Philadelphia industrialist, brought Victorian Inn style into this magnificent home and made it his permanent residence. Today, the Cape May, NJ Bed & Breakfast mansion retains the ambiance and time-honored tradition in grandeur, combining elegance, comfort and a relaxed atmosphere. Our location is a 10 minute walk to the beach and 8 minute walk to the Washington Street Mall.

Established in 1876, The historic Chalfonte Hotel is recognized as the oldest continuously operating hotel in Cape May, America's Original Seaside Resort. Situated just two blocks from the beach, The Chalfonte offers a unique seashore experience defined by warm, Southern-style hospitality and simplistic traditions. We cater to every budget with spacious suites, guest rooms with premium and European style baths, and traditional rooms with shared baths down the hall. Guest rooms feature crisp linens and cool seaside colors, and are free of televisions, telephones, and clock radios. Our nationally acclaimed Magnolia Room restaurant serves Southern-style fare with lovingly prepared family recipes and our King Edward Bar is famous for its classic cocktails and casual ambiance. Our guests continuously return from around the world to enjoy this very special destination.  The Chalfonte Hotel—

Hotel Alcott
107-113 Grant St, Cape May, NJ 08204
(609) 884-5868

Wilbraham Mansion Bed & Breakfast Inn & Suites
133 Myrtle Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204

The Chalfonte Hotel
301 Howard Street Cape May, NJ 08204

The Mad Batter and the Carroll Villa Hotel staff would like to welcome you to our 35th season as a Cape May historic hotel and restaurant. We received the New Jersey's Governor Diamond Award as a Cape May destination point. The Carroll Villa is a national landmark hotel circa 1882. The restaurant is the recipient of many critically acclaimed awards and is considered the granddaddy of Cape May's many fine restaurants. Roll out of bed for one of the best breakfasts of your life at the Mad Batter Restaurant when you stay at our Cape May bed and breakfast. Enjoy Chesapeake Bay Benedicts, Omelettes. Oatmeal Pancakes, Fresh squeezed juices or anything from our breakfast or lunch menu, at your own table ...Plus there is a daily happy hour with half price drinks and you receive 30% off dinner! Come visit us and see the many changes we have made in the hotel and -Pam Huber, Mark Kulkowitz, and the staff of the Carroll Villa Hotel and Mad Batter Restaurant

The Virginia offers 24 intimate rooms in the main house and 5 spacious cottages along Jackson Street, the crowning glory of Cape May's historic district. The Virginia Hotel is an impeccably restored 1879 landmark building and is the foremost luxury hotel in Cape May NJ. Nestled on Jackson Street in the heart of the famed historic district of Cape May New Jersey, the Virginia Hotel offers its guests a flawless integration of service and style, with a timeless glamour. The Virginia Hotel in Cape May NJ was designed for adults seeking a tranquil atmosphere in elegant and luxurious surroundings and is therefore unsuitable for children under the age of 12 years. The Virginia Hotel & Cottages offers 24 intimate rooms in the main house and 5 spacious cottages along Jackson Street, in the heart of the famed historic district of Cape May. The Virginia hotel is an impeccably restored 1879 landmark building and is the foremost luxury hotel in Cape May. History combines with modern day amenities and superior service to provide guests with a unique Cape May hotel experience. All guests enjoy complimentary breakfast, wireless Internet and valet parking. Our luxury hotel is ideally located just a half a block from the ocean and one block from the downtown Cape May shopping.

For almost two centuries the hotel has offered hospitality to locals and visitors alike. It began life in 1816 as a simple boarding house for summer visitors to one of America's earliest seaside resorts. Its owner, Thomas H. Hughes, called his new boarding house

Carroll Villa Bed & Breakfast and the Mad Batter Restaurant
19 Jackson Street Cape May, NJ 08204

The Virginia Hotel
25 Jackson Street Cape May, NJ 08204
800 732 4236

Congress Hall Hotel
200 Congress Place, Cape May, NJ 08204
888 944 1816


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