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Virginia Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The Virginian is a classy and cozy hotel right around the beach site of Cape May. The Victorian atmosphere carries over to the rooms with their interior, but you will still have all the modern amenities you need. One highlight is that you can chose to have breakfast at the restaurant or in your room without any surcharge! The staff is very friendly and absolutely tries to make the best of your stay. The hotel also has a very good restaurant for a fine dining experience or you can enjoy the daily social hour at the terrace. The only thing that could improve is the free Wifi, because the signal isn't too strong. But maybe you can take this as a chance to unwind even a bit more.

We stayed here a few times and our stay could not have been more pleasant! From the time we walked in we were treated like royalty. On behalf of the staff this team of professionals represent the absolute epitome of customer service. They go above and beyond our expectations to meet all your needs and are naturally friendly and engaging. This reflects positively on the General Manager Jordan Rowan's leadership. The rooms are done to perfection and is a very relaxing hotel with such ambiance. The Ebbitt room is just lovely also. Our stay was wonderful! Nancy and Stan Wascavage

We ate at the ebbits room in the Virginia hotel the place is very pretty and had a nice bar but the food was so salty we couldn't eat it the fish dishes we had were amazing but the steaks were covered in salt and the roasted potatoes were too we ordered a side of greed that no one ate because they were so salty we told the waiter and all he did was take 5$ off for the greens cape may had so many great restaurants so I would not reccomend you go to this one it's far from cheap so go to tishas or black duck or peter shields I have always had amazing food there

I booked a three night stay using two nights on a groupon deal. The deal was for the choice of either a red or pink cottage with a queen or king size bed for 420.00 for two of the nights. (The last night I would pay full price) I purchased the groupon over 1 month ago, When I called the first time to confirm the reservation they asked me to call back at a later date to confirm. When I two weeks later, I got a woman by the name of Margie. Margie was really really hurtful and disrespectful over the phone. She stated "I shouldn't have a say in the bed or cottage because I got a deal" which I found very rude. I asked to speak to the manager who was terry. Terry told me that I did not have a choice in the bed size even though it was stated in the fine print. I asked if I could send a screenshot or email with the exact groupon. She stated no. I asked for two other possible dates where a king size bed maybe accommodated and she stated no it could not be done. After that conversation, she went on to say "we do not plan on doing business with groupon in the future" I found that to be extremely upsetting because she went out of her way to make me feel as though I was a total inconvenience to the hotel. The groupon deal was not cheap and I had nothing to do with the fact that they had a deal with this website. When I expressed this to her, she said there was nothing she could do for me. In the end I had to cancel the hotel which was a surprise anniversary gift for my parents...I continued to research other hotels in the area for the last minute booking and was lucky enough to find The Hotel Alcott which has had WONDERFUL customer service. I totally recommend them and hope no one else will have to go through the same poor customer service I did

Acting on a referral from a friend I booked my wife and myself in at the Virginia Hotel for an overnight stay. Being off season our queen room was an affordable $130, very cheap for Cape May. The hotel is a beautifully maintained Victorian lady within walking distance of everything. The beach is 200 yards away . Great shopping and restaurants within a block or 2. The hotel itself has a small bar and great restaurant on the 1st floor....We have not been to this fabulous town in 25 years, but we'll be back at The Virginia next year....

We stayed here for our anniversary and everything was perfect. Very comfortable , clean room with crisp bed linens. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Continental breakfast was so good. Loved the homemade granola.

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.

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 567 reviews