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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 615 Reviews
Perfect get away
Reviewed 1 week ago

Planned our weekend get away a few months back. Wanted to schedule for after all the kids went back to school. Luckily it turned out to be restaurant weekend. Perfect again, The deluxe queen room was spacious and the bathroom was just remodeled. The staff was pleasant and the restaurant was devine.

The Best of Cape May
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you really want to experience Cape May at it's best, a stay at The Virginia is a must. The hotel encompasses all the charm of Cape May. It is a short walk to the shops on Washington St. as well as the beaches. Enjoy a meal in the Ebbetts Room.

Wonderful service
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here several nights primarily for birding in the area. Everything was top quality. The service was very friendly, we appreciated the complimentary valet parking as it's pretty tight there on the street. We enjoyed the breakfast selections and the service in the lounge area. The room was very comfortable, good towels. And it was quiet. Close enough to the water (a block away) that we could check out the birds before breakfast and before driving out to the state park etc. The breakfast setting downstairs allowed us to talk easily with other like-minded travelers ... by a cozy fire. All in all it was a truly wonderful experience and would stay there again if we're in the area.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So sad to leave. One of the best, if not the best places to stay in CM. The lounge is so inviting any time of day. Our room, least expensive in the main building, standard queen room I think, had everything we needed. On the smaller side but a good value.

Dinner in the Ebbitt room at The Virginia Hotel should not be missed!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had booked a stay at the Congress Hall but this restaurant was highly recommended by friends so we walked over to make a reservation and have a drink. Later that evening we had cocktails before dinner in the lounge & porch area near the entrance, very civilized. All of the employees are friendly and efficient at the desk, bar and dining room, the Ebbitt. My wife started with a salad of fresh greens & vinaigrette while I had the broiled oysters on the half shell that were superb.
For the entrees we both had the “Steak & cake”, a petite filet mignon and a plump fried crab cake. Both were cooked to perfection as ordered and we thoroughly enjoyed our meals. We could only share an orange creme brûlée and coffees which were fabulous. Next time we visit Cape May we plan to also stay at the Virginia Hotel as the Congress Hall needs some upkeep.