Members Recommend
Very Good 632 Reviews
Jetsetter Verified
This Hotel meets our standards
Our editors have been here and it has met our standards

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
Disclaimer: This content was accurate at the time the hotel was reviewed. Please check our partner sites when booking to verify that details are still correct.
Boutique Lounge restaurant Bar living room Lobby dining table


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 632 Reviews
Great June stay at The Virginia Hotel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Great mid week stay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We checked in on the Tuesday after Memorial Day and out that Friday. Very helpful, engaging staff. Clean room. Great facilities, especially on the beach. My only complaint is that the resort shuttle did not show up when it was supposed to and required 3 phone calls to get a response.

Enjoyable retreat in Cape May, NJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fabulous time while staying at The Virginia Hotel (the pink cottage) while in Cape May, NJ. All of the staff was extremely friendly and helpful from the front desk, to the valet, to the waiter who brought our breakfast to our room to the beach staff. It was just such a relaxing trip 1/2 block from the beach with all the amenities of home and more! We will definitely be back. Thank you!

Pink Cottage Glory
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went down to Cape May for a 4 nights to stay at the Virginia Hotel's Pink Cottage. We have stayed before at the actual inn. We received a great offer in early January this year and jumped at the opportunity of going back again! The location is absolutely superb. Just have your car valeted and you will be within walking distance of the beach, shops and incredibly delicious restaurants, with no need to move your car until your departure. We have been coming down to Cape May for at least 11 years and look forward to our time here always. The Virginia is top notch and the staff could not be kinder or more helpful. Each day is met with a great continental breakfast as part of your stay. We were in the Pink Cottage Room #2 king. The room is beautifully appointed with a nice view of Jackson Avenue from the many windows. It also has a nice private bath. We couldn't have asked for a better stay and look forward to our return.

Awesome stay!
Reviewed 1 month ago

Went with my wife for Mother's Day. Room was really good. Hotel is a quaint, quiet and friendly place. Stay included continental breakfast that could be delivered to your room or served in the lobby or front porch. Also had coffee station in the morning which was great for an early riser like me. Part of Cape Resorts, so I was able to use Congress Hall Fitness Center. Had dinner one night in the Ebbitt Room, which was fantastic. Can't wait to come back.