The Southern Mansion
What To Know
- Beach chairs and towels are provided by the inn
- Onsite parking is complimentary
- WiFi is only available in the reception area
- Free WiFi
Located in Cape May, The Southern Mansion is in the historical district and minutes from Colonial House and Cape May City Hall. This 4-star bed & breakfast is within close proximity of Cape May Model Trains and Cape May Stage Professional Equity Theater.
Make yourself at home in one of the 24 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and flat-screen televisions. Cable television is provided for your entertainment. Bathrooms have showers and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones with free local calls.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Enjoy recreation amenities such as an attached winery or take in the view from a garden. Additional amenities at this bed & breakfast include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services.
Food & Drink
A complimentary continental breakfast is included.
How to Get There
I recently served as officiant for a wedding held at the Southern Mansion. I traveled late, so had little time to prepare on-site. I was lucky to have the friendly staff at the Mansion completely organized and ready for us – leaving me with little work to do and allowing the bride and groom to relax, knowing everything was under control. Reverend Ken (the house wedding planner/minister) and his team were quick to understand what we were looking, fun to work with and very professional. The venue is perfect and the wedding went without a hitch.
We’re very grateful and highly recommend the Southern Mansion!
The Southern Mansion has tons of charm and is Cape May all the way. Beautiful landscaping full of gorgeous flowers and plants. Lots of common areas to relax and very clean. Service is wonderful - perfect balance between pleasant and accommodating, but staying out of your way. Quaint and quiet, close to main attractions like Washington Street Mall. Short walk to the beach (and they provide chairs and towels). Great experience for first-time B&B stay.
Upon our arrival the front desk was on a call. He let us stand there for about 20 minutes. Our room was very disappointing. Dark dingy and the sofa sunk down to the floor. Could not even get up. The ventilation was horrible. My allergies were in full bloom. Huge hairline crack in the pedestal sink. TV can only be seen if you lay on the bed. Then why have a couch! Staff walked around with unfriendly faces as if they saw a ghost. No pun intended. Will not be returning. Rather spend my $600 somewhere lively and friendly!!!!!
From the outside, the Southern Mansion fits into the Cape May theme. The interior decor is pretty quirky with a suggestive nude painting at reception and others in common areas and animal print carpet throughout. The breakfast was good and cooked to order from a menu. There is also a breakfast buffet. Room and common areas were very clean. Easy walk to the mall area.
On the website and reviews, afternoon tea was listed but we could find no evidence of it actually being served. We had a rainy cold weekend so we were around the hotel quite a bit.
One thing to mention - I suffer from allergies to mold and had a really hard time during my stay. Not surprising in an old place near the ocean, but thought I’d mention it in case it helps someone else.
The hotel is adequate. We’ve been coming to Cape May for years now and for the price would probably stay somewhere else in the future.
The Southern Mansion is a beautiful and intimate place to have your wedding and reception! Gorgeous accommodations, very helpful staff, delicious food! I had every intention of having my ceremony and cocktail hour outside but when Mother Nature has other intentions and it rained the staff made my wedding even more special than I anticipated by bringing everything inside. Every aspect was perfect and I’m still smiling