Where To Stay In Cape May, New Jersey - Updated 2022

places to stay in cape may nj

The seaside resort city of Cape May in New Jersey lies on the southern tip of the Cape May Peninsula. This vibrant city is one of the oldest holiday destinations in the US and is famed for its beaches and charming Victorian houses. Visit popular attractions in the city like Emlen Physick Estate, which has the original interiors and is now a museum. Travelers will enjoy going to Cape May Lighthouse and soak in the panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay. Cape May has some amazing restaurants and shops where you can get the local vibe. Washington Street Mall is a great place to indulge in some retail therapy and relish delicious local fare. Here’s a look at where to stay in Cape May, New Jersey to help you zero in on the ideal hotel or apartment.


1. Congress Hall (from USD 229)

This incredible hotel is also nicknamed Summer White House–one look at its expansive exteriors and you would know why! Congress Hall also holds the distinction of being the first-ever seaside resort in the US. This 19th-century hotel overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and has multiple junior suites, which are named after American presidents who spent their summer here. This hotel is in the vibrant Victorian District and guests can enjoy plenty of activities nearby. The hotel itself boasts spectacular rooms with a vintage touch. The junior suite has plush bedding and heritage furniture, as well as hand-dyed linen! Relax by the beach in your private cabana tent or unwind at the hotel’s Sea Spa. A five-minute walk takes you to West End Garage, which has nearly 50 shops.

Congress Hall

Wifi Available

Address: 200 Congress Place
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Terrace

2. The Virginia and Cottages (from USD 225)

Located in the historical Cape May, this hotel’s building was restored in 1879. The exterior of the property is charming and you will feel like a time traveler as you step inside. However, you have to take the stairs to access the rooms. The Virginia and Cottages have lovely clean rooms, which are tastefully done. If you are traveling with family you can opt for the double room with two beds, which accommodates four people. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi and has a spa and swimming pool too. Guests also get a complimentary breakfast. To experience an all-American dinner make sure you eat at the hotel’s in-house Ebbitt Room restaurant. Washington Street Mall and The Colonial House are a short walk from the hotel. Acme supermarket is a few paces away if you want to pick up groceries.

The Virginia and Cottages

Wifi Available

Address: 25 Jackson Street
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms

3. Avondale by the Sea (from USD 120)

This hotel is right across the beach and has spacious air-conditioned rooms with en-suite bathrooms. Guests get complimentary toiletries and the room has a fridge and hairdryer too. Guests can enjoy cable TV in the comfort of their room as they lounge in the seating area. You also get free Wi-Fi access and those driving can avail free parking. If you want refreshments the same can be bought from the vending machine at the hotel. Alternately, you can walk down to eateries like Tisha’s Fine Dining or Ugly Mug Bar & Restaurant to grab a bite. You can also walk down to The Colonial House, whereas Cape May Lighthouse is an eight-minute drive from here.

Avondale by the Sea

Wifi Available

Address: 609 Beach Avenue
Accommodates: 2

Parking Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking Internet services WiFi Available Outdoor pool Free WiFi

4. Wilbraham Mansion (from USD 215)

This hotel is popular with couples and has an old-world charm. The rooms are well-decorated and clean. They also feature a flat-screen TV and guests have access to an attached bathroom. Some of the rooms also have a spa bath and fireplace. The hotel also boasts an indoor pool if you fancy a swim or you could walk down to the beach for a stroll in just eight minutes! The hotel is just a six-minute drive from Cape May Lighthouse. A 20-minute drive will take you to Cape May County Park. The Colonial House and Washington Street Mall are a short walk away from Wilbraham Mansion.

Wilbraham Mansion

Wifi Available

Address: 133 Myrtle Avenue
Accommodates: 2

Parking Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms Fishing Free parking Internet services Hot tub/jacuzzi

5. ICONA Cape May (from USD 139)

This beach-front hotel is great for those traveling with kids or large groups as the hotel has rooms, which can accommodate four people. ICONA Cape May has lovely air-conditioned rooms and an en-suite bathroom. The room also has a fridge and a balcony. Some rooms offer ocean views and also feature a kitchenette. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi and has a swimming pool. You can dine at its Hemingway’s Prime Steaks and Seafood restaurant. Several eateries are a short walk from the property. You can also walk down to the boardwalk. A two-minute drive takes you to Washington Street Mall.

ICONA Cape May

Wifi Available

Address: 1101 Beach Avenue
Accommodates: 10

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms Free parking Internet services


6. Charming apartment near beach (from USD 235)

This apartment is a few paces away from the beach, making it a popular pick with travelers. The charming rental can accommodate 7 or 10 people, depending on which apartment you choose. There is a ground-floor apartment that can accommodate seven people. The 3-bedroom apartment can accommodate 10 guests. The apartment has a private entrance so you are not disturbed. The bedrooms are comfortable and air-conditioned. The bathroom is clean and guests can prepare meals in the kitchen. You can also have a barbecue if you want! Amenities like towels and linen are provided. Guests can relax in the garden while the front porch is covered and a great place to unwind. The back of the home has picnic tables and a bike rack that guests can use. Washington Street Mall and Congress Hall are three blocks away. The beach is a short walk from here.

Harvard Apartments #4

Wifi Available

Address: 233 Windsor Avenue Apt #4
Accommodates: 10

Parking Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking Internet services BBQ facilities

7. Clean and cozy rental for four (from USD 118)

This cozy apartment in Cape May is perfect for two to four people. The bedroom is tastefully decorated and comfortable and has a queen bed. There is a sofa bed in the living room where there is also a flat-screen TV. The kitchen is well-equipped and guests can easily prepare a meal here. There’s a small table for two if you want to enjoy a cup of coffee or eat your meal there. The apartment also has a bathroom and its own private entrance. The front porch has a patio dinette, whereas the rear porch has a gas grill. The apartment has both central heating and air conditioning. Broadway Beach and the Cove are 2.4 km (1.5 mi) from the rental. Guests can pick vegetables and herbs that are grown by the owner at the property.

Private, Beachy One Bedroom Apartment
Cape May, New Jersey, United States
200 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment is a great fit for two
perfect size for two lovely kitchen with all the amenities you could need (wine opener included :) )
diane's place is wonderful it is comfortable and warm (even in these cold months )
the apartment is very spacious and has all the amenities needed for a great stay
very comfortable space that is a 5 min drive from the sights of cape may
space was very clean and livable
a spacious and clean space
house was clean and private
nice clean and quiet
the place is clean and neat
host was very responsive to questions/suggestions
hosts were very communicative and helpful
stay was wonderful awesome host
she gave us helpful tips and was very accommodating
what a spacious apartment connected to a super friendly host family
i loved the location close to everything
a wonderful location minutes from beach and town
it's in a great location
beautiful home great location great prices
this place was very cute
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8. Quaint loft for three (from USD 114)

This spacious apartment can accommodate three guests easily. The rental is a loft that has been converted and boasts one bedroom and a bathroom. The bedroom has a queen bed where two people can sleep, The living area also has a sofa bed, which accommodates another person. This rental has a beautiful fireplace and is air-conditioned. The kitchen is well-equipped so you can cook here easily. There is a private entrance so you are not disturbed. The rental is a short drive from the beach and the town.

Beautiful Garage Top Loft
Cape May, New Jersey, United States
367 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lol) comfortable chairs dining table etc
lots of cozy places to sit and read cozy mattress nice little fireplace
the bed was comfortable not a king but totally fine
the efficiency kitchen is perfect for preparing light meals
nice shower good amenities friendly hosts
very clean and meticulously furnished
very nice clean and modern place
jim's place was sparkling clean upon arrival
super stylish clean and comfortable
it is very clean private and stylish
jim is a great host
jim was an excellent host
jim was a very helpful and gracious host
jim & john are personable gracious hosts
jim is a wonderful host and very accommodating
very nice location
great location close to beach with epic sunsets
great place close to the beach
good location to the ligthouse and outdoor spots
great location and beautiful loft
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9. Comfy one-bedroom apartment (from USD 195)

The Parlor Suite is a charming one-bedroom apartment. The bedroom is clean and comfortable and has a king bed. Guests also have their private bathroom that has toiletries provided. The apartment has beautiful stained-glass windows and a gas fireplace which add to its charm. There is a cozy living area and a kitchen where guests can prepare meals. You can enjoy the meal at the dining space, which overlooks the streets. The apartment is located on the first floor and the hosts give you a security code for the front door when you check in. The rental also has a barbecue grill and tables so you can use these. The rental is just a block from the mall and the beach.

1 bdrm/1 bath unit-Couples LOVE it! Parking, beach
Cape May, New Jersey, United States
107 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loved our suite with the kitchen/living area sweet porch with a spectacular view
not only is it stunningly beautiful it is also both spacious and comfortable
the bed was extremely comfortable
very clean and perfectly set up
our room was sparkling clean and beautifully decorated
the room was very clean and the space was very comfortable and spacious
it is beautifully decorated spotless and comfortable
we really enjoyed staying there and it was very clean
host was very friendly and cognizant of our privacy
she was extremely accommodating wonderful stay
they were friendly and courteous and made us feel welcome
host is top notch and the place is impeccably taken care of
laura was very helpful and quick to answer any questions we had
located at the perfect location
the location is perfect
location is superb and within walking distance of most restaurantd shopping and beach
the location is definitely key
ideally located close to the beach
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10. Chic flat for two people one block from beach

This cozy apartment can accommodate two guests and is one block away from the beach. Located in a safe neighborhood in Cape May, the apartment is on the second floor. The rental has one bedroom with a king bed and the bathroom has a shower. The stylish decor with an all-white vibe will be a hit with any traveler. Lounge on the coral easy chair in the living room as you watch TV. The modern kitchen is well-equipped. You can enjoy a strong cup of coffee as well by making it in the coffee maker. The building is surrounded by many eateries and shops and you can espy Victorian architecture in the buildings. Amenities such as free Wi-Fi, toiletries, washer, and dryer are available.

Soak up the Light at a Chic Pad Just 1 block from Beaches
Cape May, New Jersey, United States
68 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
when i got to the apartment the flowers were already inside the apartment waiting which was wonderful
nice book in the room tells you where eat and drink
the apartment & decor were very stylish and the apartment had great natural light as well
there isn't a parking spot for the apartment but you can easily find off-street parking instead
the place was very clean and decorated well
room was very clean
everything was clean and well cared for
is clean and perfect would definitely stay again
the apartment was sparkling clean and the furnishing were cool and uncluttered
daniel and his wife were great host
host very friendly answered all our questions
the hosts are welcoming and accommodating
the hosts are also super nice
overall great stay and daniel the host was very helpful
the location was excellent
the location was perfect
a great location in town and a cute place to stay
it is located right on the central mall with lots of interesting shops and restaurants
this location is amazing 5 minutes or less walk to restaurants and shops
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Enjoy a vacation in Cape May, New Jersey

Cape May is a great spot for a quick getaway. Travelers will enjoy the night life the city has to offer, as well as the architecture. Enjoy some quiet time at the beach and gorge on delicious local fare! There is something for everyone here!

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