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What We Love

  • Jackson Street spot puts you in the middle of Cape May’s historic district
  • Free beach perks including chairs, towels, umbrellas, food and cabanas
  • Newly renovated restaurant The Ebbitt Room
  • Front porch cocktails and small bites bar scene

What To Know

  • WiFi is free throughout the property
  • Daily breakfast is included in the room rate
  • Free valet parking, and a golf cart to get around


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
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Charming Cape May landmark hotel with 1800s heritage and airy aughts style

The Lowdown

A landmark 1879 building perfectly updated to a 24-room boutique hotel with five additional cottages available for rental. The award-winning Ebbitt Room underwent renovations recently and under Executive Chef Anthony Micari serves fresh farm-to-table fare inside, while outside on the front porch guests enjoy classic cocktails and small bites. Style meets substance with nightly live music and dinner-and-a-show events throughout the season. Rooms are flooded with sunlight, outfitted with luxe linens and stocked with Bulgari toiletries.

In the Area

Tradition and relaxation meet in Cape May, where Victorian houses and historic lighthouses overlook a low-key beach scene, debunking those wild Jersey Shore stereotypes. Sister property Congress Hall offers a pink-and-white-splashed pool and bar, a great alternative to the beach. Guests can enjoy another member of the hotel family, Beach Plum Farm, which supplies fresh produce and products to each hotel. Come nighttime, if it’s Jersey Shore nightlife visitors seek, they’ll get a distinctly Cape May version of it (read: fun, chill with a touch of sophistication) at The Boiler Room at Congress Hall.

How to Get There

Virginia Hotel
25 Jackson Street
Cape May, NJ 08204 United States


4.5 Very Good 634 Reviews
Nice room in a great location

My wife and I recently stayed in the Jackson Room. The room is quite nice and has a bathroom with a large shower. Our favorite part of the room, though, was the huge, private balcony. The weather was unseasonably reasonable while we visited so it was great to sit out there in the morning and evening. I’ve attached a photo of the balcony, as I struggled to find one prior to my stay. The location of the hotel is central to seemingly everything and the staff was friendly and helpful.

The Ebbitt Room is what I go for.
Michael F

Visiting the Ebbitt Room (the bar) is a MUST for me, for every trip to Cape May. They have a piano player and fantastic upscale ambiance. This is a farm-to-table place, and they muddle fresh fruit at the bar for your drinks while you relax and enjoy the music and the wonderful room. The food is excellent. I have been here many, many times and will always return.

Great June stay at The Virginia Hotel
Michael S

My husband and I had a wonderful midweek stay for two nights at The Virginia Hotel in Cape May. The service was excellent, and the room was spacious, lovely, and provided comfort and luxury. We really enjoyed the beach service having lunch delivered under our cabana for two days. The beach staff were so attentive and friendly. We also enjoyed using Congress Hall heated pool is the afternoons lounging with a cocktail. It was restaurant week in Cape May and we had a fabulous dinner in The Ebbitt Room. Whenever we go to Cape May we always have a night at this lovely restaurant. The hotel staff from the front desk, the restaurant, the bar, and the beach were so friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the elegant, continental breakfast on the veranda ,with fresh ingredients from the Beach Plum Farm. It was just right. We have enjoyed all our stays at Cape Resorts Hotels, but The Virginia is extra, extra special. We cant wait to go back.