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Top Cape May Historic Hotels

1.5 blk Beach/mall, Parking, Beach Badges, A/c, Wifi!
5/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)
Memorable stay.

"Lovely home in a prime spot that swallowed our entire family very comfortably."…"

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

1.5 blk Beach/mall, Parking, Beach Badges, A/c, Wifi!
Bedford Inn
3 out of 5
805 Stockton Ave, Cape May, NJ
The price is $158 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1
4.8/5Exceptional! (67 reviews)

"Wonderful location. Charming hostess. The perfect place to stay when in Cape May."…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Bedford Inn
The Harrison
4 out of 5
613 Columbia Avenue, Cape May, NJ
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4.8/5Exceptional! (67 reviews)
Recent stay at the Harrison

"Overall we enjoyed our stay. The room was very nice and clean and the bathroom was recently redone. The breakfast was delicious each morning and not your typical pancakes and eggs. The location is terrific and your steps away from Washington street and a couple blocks from the ocean."…"

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

The Harrison
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Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant
3.5 out of 5
1301 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ
The price is $125 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
4.8/5Exceptional! (163 reviews)

"Warm and welcoming staff. Excellent amenities. Restaraunt is excellent."…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant
Virginia Hotel
4 out of 5
25 Jackson Street, Cape May, NJ
The price is $149 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
4.6/5Exceptional! (274 reviews)

"The staff was very helpful and pleasant. The hotel had charm and was located right in town which was very convenient."…"

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

Virginia Hotel
The Southern Mansion
4 out of 5
720 Washington Street, Cape May, NJ
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4.6/5Wonderful! (25 reviews)
Perfect spot for a Cape May getaway

"This is our second stay at this exceptional bed and breakfast. The perfect spot for a visit to Cape May, gorgeous, large rooms, excellent breakfast choices, short walk to the downtown district or the beach."…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2015

The Southern Mansion
Wilbraham Mansion
4 out of 5
133 Myrtle Avenue, Cape May, NJ
The price is $189 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
4.5/5Wonderful! (205 reviews)

"Comfortable, excellent staff, 24 hour indoor pool."…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Wilbraham Mansion
Congress Hall
4 out of 5
200 Congress Place, Cape May, NJ
The price is $152 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
4.5/5Wonderful! (781 reviews)

"Enjoyed stepping back in time during our stay at this historic property."…"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Congress Hall
Avondale by the Sea Motel
2.5 out of 5
609 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ
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4.5/5Wonderful! (208 reviews)

"Very clean and comfortable. Perfect location, great view, friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Avondale by the Sea Motel
La Mer Beachfront Resort
3.5 out of 5
1317 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ
The price is $135 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
4.4/5Wonderful! (937 reviews)

"The hotel was clean and followed social distancing rules. The room was nice. We would book here again."…"

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

La Mer Beachfront Resort
The Beach Shack
3 out of 5
205 W Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ
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4.3/5Excellent! (391 reviews)
great weekend get away

"We enjoyed our 2 day stay in October at the Beach Shack. It was close to the beach and great eateries. The motel was pretty full and people were not observing the one way stairways much. The hotel attendants cleaning the rooms were not wearing masks. Other than that we had a very clean room and comfortable ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2020

The Beach Shack
Beauclaires Bed & Breakfast Inn
3.5 out of 5
23 Ocean Street, Cape May, NJ
The price is $104 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
4.3/5Excellent! (110 reviews)

"Everything was perfect with a delicious big portion breakfast free beach 🏖 passes and bicycle very close to beach 🏝 highly recommend be back"…"

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2020

Beauclaires Bed & Breakfast Inn
The Star Inn
3.5 out of 5
29 Perry St, Cape May, NJ
The price is $119 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
4.3/5Excellent! (296 reviews)
Clean, central location

"First got there was given a room on the third floor of the Victorian house. Although clean it was wayyy too small for me (6’3”). Made contact with front desk switched us up much bigger room. Great service. Great overall experience"…"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2020

The Star Inn
Periwinkle Inn - Cape May, NJ
2.5 out of 5
1039 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ
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4.3/5Excellent! (41 reviews)
Cape May Trip

"The Periwinkle Inn is located right across the street from the beach and promenade in the central part of Cape May, NJ. The room was clean and well appointed with a mini fridge, microwave and coffee pot and a newly renovated bathroom. The Inn has two nicely sized swimming pools which we didn't want ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2014

Periwinkle Inn - Cape May, NJ
The Capri in Cape May
2.5 out of 5
Beach & Madison Avenues, Cape May, NJ
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4.2/5Excellent! (202 reviews)

"Fantastic location, very clean, friendly accommodating staff!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

The Capri in Cape May
Captain Mey's Inn
2.5 out of 5
202 Ocean Street, Cape May, NJ
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4.2/5Excellent! (131 reviews)

"House was decorated very nicely and was charming.Was a short walk to restaurants and shopping."…"

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

Captain Mey's Inn
Madison Avenue Beach Club Motel
2 out of 5
605 Madison Avenue, Cape May, NJ
The price is $62 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
4.2/5Excellent! (544 reviews)
good value

"Hotel was about a 10 minute walk to the beach. Beds were comfortable and staff was friendly. They did not provide enough towels. Overall, it was an excellent value."…"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Madison Avenue Beach Club Motel
Carroll Villa Hotel
3 out of 5
19 Jackson Street, Cape May, NJ
The price is $119 per night from Dec 24 to Dec 25
4.2/5Very Good! (104 reviews)
Historical Charm with Updated Amenities

"Historical Charm but with modern updated amenities! The room was very comfortable and quiet (we were on the third floor). You wouldn’t know there was a busy restaurant down stairs! Our check-in was great and the manager and Pam were both very friendly and helpful!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2020

Carroll Villa Hotel
Boarding House Cape May
2.5 out of 5
810 Lafayette Street, Cape May, NJ
The price is $149 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 29
4/5Very Good! (122 reviews)

"Beautiful property, wonderful staff and dog friendly!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2020

Boarding House Cape May
Grand Hotel of Cape May
2.5 out of 5
1045 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ
The price is $137 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
3.9/5Very Good! (963 reviews)

"4 Stars on Location and Room but if your looking for the best this is not it . Good bang for the buck"…"

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2020

Grand Hotel of Cape May
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Guide to Cape May Historic Hotels

When you go on a Cape May getaway, it is easy to decide on a chain you are familiar with, or a modern hotel. You may be used to your hotel having all the familiar amenities. However, staying in an in a more distinctive location can enhance your getaway. Staying in a Cape May historic hotel still gives you a fully-furnished room and one with lots of character. Furthermore, it offers you the chance to surround yourself in Cape May's history.

Old-World Charm, New World Amenities

As soon as you walk through your Cape May hotel's reception, you'll be whisked to a previous era. With their unique architectures and areas steeped in the past, you'll love the look and feel of these truly unique accommodations. Although these accommodations may be vintage, they have many of the up-to-date conveniences that allow you to take it easy on your trip. You'll discover your room furnished with a comfy bed, and about anything you may want for a marvelous getaway.

Once you've explored the hotel's grounds, you can check out the well-known landmarks and art museums to appreciate more of the area's culture. While you are sightseeing, be sure to make a stop at Cape May Historic District, which is a famous Cape May historical landmark. Of course, all this exploring can stimulate your appetite. Ask your hotels' front desk staff to suggest where some of the best places to grab a pint or brunch in Cape May are. You can also check through the comments and review the places other travelers to Cape May thought were merit going to.

Book Your Cape May Historic Hotel!

If you desire to get the most from your Cape May visit, a stay in a vintage hotel will elevate your experience in this historic city. With Expedia having 544 of these one-of-a-kind hotels to pick from. Rates on these Cape May historic hotels range from $62 to $189. You're sure to discover one that you'll love. But, like the historical locations you're exploring, these rates won't last indefinitely. Reserve soon to get your room in one of these historic properties.

Frequently asked questions

What should I expect on my historical trip to Cape May?
You’re already probably planning a visit to historical sites during your vacation in Cape May. While you’re visiting, you may want to admire the scenic seaside.
What's the best hotel in Cape May to be near historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, Captain Mey’s Inn is a top inn for history seekers booking on Expedia and it features free parking. Emlen Physick Estate is a short 13-minute walk away. A couple of other options to soak up the local history include Grand Hotel of Cape May and Madison Avenue Beach Club Motel.
How many historical hotels are there in Cape May?
In Cape May, there are 544 hotels and other accommodations bookable on Expedia, including 33 hotels designated as historic or close to historic sites.
What are the top historical sites and other places in Cape May?
Cape May is notable for landmarks like Cape May Lighthouse, Emlen Physick Estate, and World War II Lookout Tower. Cultural venues include Cape May Stage, Historic Cold Spring Village, and Cape May Stage Professional Equity Theater. Sunset Beach is another popular sight to explore.
What is a historic hotel like in Cape May?
Guests who choose a historic hotel can stay in a place that has an officially recognized historic designation. A castle, stately home, palace or even a pub, lodge, old police station, or skyscraper can be identified as a historic hotel as long as it’s of special interest. Traditional architecture and period features are typically found in the communal spaces and guestrooms of historic hotels in Cape May, giving a sense of history.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
“Heritage hotel” is a term often used in Asia and Europe, while “historic hotel” is a term often used in the U.S. though overall the terms are quite similar. The building and architecture of a historic hotel tends to be the most important aspect. For a heritage hotel, it’s often the cultural value as well as how it influenced the community.
Do historic hotels in Cape May have modern facilities?
Hotels have the safety features and modern conveniences you’ve come to expect, while every effort is made to preserve historic facades and treasured traditions. Private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, heating and air conditioning, free and fast Internet, and the amenities found in a hotel should be available at a historic hotel. When you choose a historic hotel in Cape May, don’t worry that you’ll find a place that is rundown or uncomfortable.

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