My sister and I just stayed at The Puffin for 7 nights. We normally stay in one of the many B & B's in Cape May but this time we wanted to have our own kitchen to cook some of our own meals. I had read a lot of reviews here on Trip Advisor for places to stay and The Puffin had great reviews. So... I called and talked to Mike Duvall, who along with his wife Nancy, are the innkeepers at The Puffin, and made our reservations for The Terrace Suite. We got there around 7:00pm and Mike was so helpful getting our suitcases out of the car and into our suite. It was dark when we got in so we could not wait for morning to checkout The Puffin. We were not dissappointed - it is beautiful!! Mike's flowers in the front of the Inn were gorgeous as well as the front porch. And...the Terrace Suite is GREAT!! The Inn is on Jackson Street, only two blocks from the ocean one way and only 2 blocks from the Washington Square Mall the other way. The weather was great during our stay so we walked a lot. We would set on the front porch and watch the carriages and trolleys go by and just people watch!! We basically parked (onsite parking) and walked everywhere. The Terrace Suite is roomy, has a nice kitchen fully stocked with dishes, coffee maker (coffee and tea bags too), pots and pans and even a dishwasher!! It has 2 large bedrooms, 1 very nice, large bathroom and a great living/dining area and everything was so clean! The Terrace Suite has its own entrance and only 2 steps down into the suite (lower level of house). What a pleasant surprise when Mike showed us there was also a washer/dryer we could use!! Mike and Nancy are two of the sweetest people! Mike had some great recommendations for places to eat and things to see. We had a really nice visit with Nancy one morning on the front porch. When we came back from one of our many walks around town that afternoon we found a beautiful plate full of cupcakes waiting for us in our kitchen on the counter!!! We will for sure make The Puffin one of our top spots now in Cape May to stay. We will without a doubt stay there again (hopefully next year!). Thanks again Mike and Nancy for a wonderful stay in our beloved Cape May!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Step back into the Victorian Period at "The Puffin”, one of Cape May's most historic and distinctive Victorian properties located in the heart of Cape May’s Historic District. “The Puffin” is centrally located on historic Jackson Street, just a half block from the beach and only a few steps from the Washington Mall's fine shops and restaurants of Cape May. The Puffin Victorian suites has a unique architectural Dutch Colonial design. Relax on our wraparound veranda while reading a book, surfing the internet or enjoying your favorite beverage. Enjoy the historic ambiance, watching horse drawn carriages and trolley cars as they pass down Jackson Street. Whether you plan your journey sight-seeing, escape to the beach, shop, bike or relax, the Puffin is the perfect location for an exciting Cape May adventure. We are child and family friendly. ... more less