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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 599 Reviews
Charming Cape May
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed across the street in the Red House, yet enjoyed the front porch and breakfast in the hotel. First time to Cape May and we loved this B&B. Room was spacious, well appointed, comfy bed with wonderful linens, lots of room and lovely. Outstanding location, and staff was friendly, and most helpful. Highly recommend this hotel!

Beautiful Hotel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved The Virginia Hotel. The location was within walking distance to shopping,restaurants and the beach. The room was spacious and clean with great amenities. There is delicious free breakfast included which you can have delivered to your room or served in one of the comfy seating areas in the lobby or porch. The staff was very helpful and kind. I highly recommend this for a romantic getaway!

Wonderful relaxing stay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Memorial Day weekend stay and just lovely. Can’t say enough about the wonderful staff. Incredibly polite and attentive for all your needs from toothbrushes, that of course we forgot, to getting you coffee to just sit on the porch and relax, and write a review. Terrific young vallet Sam who we ran the entire stay and always a friendly interaction. As for the hotel, nicley appointed king room that is quiet and very comfortable. Great pillows for a change. Bathroom can use some updating but just fine for our stay. Note, no elevator so quite the workout if you are on the third floor. Family member had a queen room with sofa area on the second floor with an updated large rain-head shower that looked very nice. It was great being able to sit there and play cards into the evening with them. Very social atmosphere at the Virginia with lots of little gatherings of people in all the different comfortable seating rooms. I think staying here you get to feel a bit of that old world charm and we will definitely stay here again. Even with the steps workout. Also, right in the heart of Cape May. Walking distance to everything. Thank you Virginia staff for a wonderful stay.

Lovely Boutique Inn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A well appointed historic inn, conveniently located to everything and amidst an entire street of historic homes/B & B's. A block to the beach, access to amenities at Congress Hall, two blocks to the boutique shopping area and restaurants along the Washington St. pedestrian only "mall". The rooms were clean and well appointed and the bed was very plush and comfortable. The concierge contacted us before our stay to assist with our plans/reservations during our 3 day stay. Enjoyed having delicious continental breakfast served on a silver tray and relaxing on the veranda every morning. It was just before the season started, so we were able to enjoy renting bikes for the day and riding to the Lighthouse and wildlife refuge to view the many birds and the war bunker on the beach. Staff was very attentive. Valet parking two blocks away, so unload everything when you arrive.

Luxury and great location!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights in late May. When we arrived, there was no obvious place to park. So, one of us ran in the hotel and a valet came out to our car on the street. He helped unload our car and then drove it to a lot a couple blocks away. My favorite part of the stay there was the breakfasts served on the veranda. We filled out a door hanger each evening with our food selections and the time we wanted to eat. In the mornings we sat on the wide veranda and had breakfast served to us on silver platters. And, the food was excellent. We also enjoyed sitting in the hotel's front room and having cocktails from the bar. The rooms were very nicely furnished and comfortable. We spent very little time in our room because we were out exploring Cape May. The location of the inn was very convenient for walking to a variety of activities. We walked to a bike rental and rode to the lighthouse. We walked to the beach where the hotel has chairs, umbrellas and tent/awnings. We walked to several restaurants and shops. And we also walked around residential areas to view the beautiful homes. We had a wonderful time there.