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Virginia Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

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We stayed in the Virginia Hotel and had a great time. It's a beautiful, historic building. The location cannot be better. You are in the middle of it all!! Half block from the beach. Walking distance to everything Cape May has to offer. Our room was really nice and pretty spacious (not a typical B&B). Breakfast menu was somewhat limited but it was fresh and tasty. The weather was great, so we ate on the porch. Free valet parking. You can use all amenities at the Congress Hall including free beach chairs and towel service. My only compaint is that they make you buy beach badges. They are not very expensive ($6 a day) but for the price you pay, they should really provide free badges. It's just a little annoying. Would def stay there again.

The Virginia is everything a "boutique hotel" should be. Small enough to feel special. Sophisticated but not stuffy. Located in the heart of Cape May yet quiet and peaceful. Continental breakfast with choices served in your room or on the veranda. Newspapers every morning (important to us). We particularly appreciated the turn-down service that emptied trash and replaced towels for the second time daily. The staff was genuinely friendly and accommodating. We used the $25 daily "resort credit" for cocktails each evening. The bar is very popular, as is the Ebbitt Room restaurant (reservations suggested). It was lovely to stroll 2 blocks to the beach and have umbrellas, lounges and towels set up by staff there. Staying at the Virginia allows you to use the pool (as well as spa and fitness center) at its sister property, the Congress Hall. We opted for one of two lovely rooms that have private porches overlooking Jackson Street. We felt thoroughly pampered our entire 5-night stay.

A lovely small Hotel in Cape May. Great staff, lovely room, beautifully appointed lobby area, bar area, and outdoor porch. Affiliated with Congress Hall. Close to everything that makes Cape May unique.

We have stayed at The Virginia for several years but I do not think we will be returning. We love the location and the fact that they have valet parking and that the Ebbitt Room is right at the hotel. However, their breakfast is average and has limited choices and they allow small children from other hotels to dine on the deck. One of the perks we like is that they only allow children 12 and over. One of the reasons why is that we could not even enjoy our breakfast with the two screaming kids on Sunday morning. Perhaps the 12 and over policy can also apply to breakfast, as this is not the first time we have had to sip our coffee listening to rowdy children. The biggest disappointment was the room. We got the petite room for the second time. Last year, we enjoyed our room. We were on the 3rd floor. This year, we were in the petite room on the 2nd floor and were very disappointed. The bathroom door did not close and the bathroom did not have place to hang a hand towel, other than on the hook on the back of the door. There was absolutely no place to put your toiletries. We are not big people and could hardly move around in the bathroom. We got water in a carafe only one of the three nights we stayed, but my brother in law, in the next room, had fresh water each afternoon. Finally, the tables on the deck could have used some Windex, as they were pretty dirty and there was a glass from the bar on the bottom of one of the little tables when we sat down for breakfast. I hate to sound nit-picky, but for the money we paid (over $425/night), I expect the best of everything and feel we did not get it this time. It's just not worth the money and there are other options available which we will explore next summer.

This was our first time to Cape May and we felt at home at the Virginia Hotel. We enjoyed the intamacy of the property and the period elegance of the furnishings. Most of all, we were truly impressed with the employees with whom we interacted during our stay. They were warm, conversational and met the littlest of needs. We had a King Suite (#301) overlooking the ere truly impressed with the warmth of the townThere are many quaint historic inns in Cape May, The warm employees and service stood out

My wife and I stayed in a King room at the Virginia for 2 nights before the 4th of July weekend. The property is very charming and nice. The room was average size and nicely decorated. It had a very comfortable bed and pillows with a smallish bathroom. Everything worked perfectly, AC, shower, fridge, safe, lights, etc. We were on the second floor and everything was very quiet for an older property. We did not hear our neighbors, above or adjacent. The folks who worked there seemed very seasoned for a younger group and provided as much or as little service as desired in a friendly manner. After using the valet, we did not need our car for the next 2 days. There are so many shops and restaurants within easy walking distance. The beach was a block away and the beach team provides chairs, towels, umbrellas and food service (although we did not use the food service). It was super windy when we were there so we didn't spend more than a few hours on the beach. There was plenty to do otherwise as there are many activities available at their sister property, Congress Hall, a block away, including live music in the evenings. We had an excellent stay and will be back.

Without any hesitation, this hotel is one of the finest establishments we ever stayed. Clean, spacious, attendant staff, evening turn down, included continental breakfast, and location. I am even reluctant to rate this hotel as it only has 24 rooms and I am afraid that it will be difficult booking in the future. It's not cheap, but it truly worth the price.

We come to cape may at least once a year for a weekend - we stay at bed and breakfasts ( what cape may is known for) - somehow my wife thought this was a bed-and-breakfast as it showed up on some website listed as such - One of the problems is that there is a restaurant inside the hotel so the porch is full in the evenings with people that are dining here. So as a guest you may not be able to sit on the porch. The breakfast was nice but it's very much a continental breakfast - we had yogurt and fruit. Unlike other bed and breakfast locations there is no evening wine or other complimentsry items / everything is an extra cost - as a hotel I would say that it is nice - the rooms are clean and pleasant. It is in close proximity to the beach. Jackson Street is a nice street especially if you like the hustle and bustle of people walking around – which we do like. But I think the choice of bed-and-breakfast locations in town Is much better especially for the price of $300 per room. I didn't find the staff particularly friendly although they were also not rude. There is free parking which is a plus. So in summary it was a nice weekend but I would not choose to stay here again – there are too many excellent bed-and-breakfast options in Cape May.

I stayed at the Virginia for one night with my family, Location couldn't be better. The hotel is very quaint, from the outside it looks like those beautiful Victorian houses, so typical to Cape May. The veranda is very nice. We did not have time to sit there, but I can imagine it is a lovely experience. The front desk staff was extremely nice and friendly. We had a corner room with a vast sitting area, and an excellent bed. Once you enter the room, there are two stairs, and then one more, very dangerous!. I suppose it is so only in this particular room. Breakfast is ordered the night before with a form that you fill out and hang on the door knob. We had it in the lobby, which was not very comfortable. To sum up - very nice. I recommend.

We stayed in the windward room of the red cottage for Memorial weekend and had a great stay. The cottage is in a great location close to the beach, restaurants and shops. The highlights were how friendly the Virginia staff was, the super comfy bed, breakfast in bed and great smelling toiletries made from ingredients source on plum farms. This was my second stay in a Virginia cottage and I would definitely recommend it to family and friends. While in town don't miss wine tasting at Willow Creek Winery, breakfast at The Mad Batter, dinner and great service at the Blue Pig Tavern, Seafood at the Lobster House, dessert at Peace pie and all the fun shopping! Enjoy :)

Room options

Room, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed (Mid-size)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room (Spacious Corner)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed (Front View)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

81% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 561 reviews