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The Virginia Hotel
Ranked #11 of 37 Hotels in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 October 2017

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....

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

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.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

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.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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JordanRowan, General Manager at The Virginia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

JMom,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I am so pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay with us, and would return to stay with us again! Our central location--a half block from the ocean, the pedestrian walking mall, Congress Hall and loads of other attractions--is a huge draw for many of our guests. So glad that you had a chance to enjoy our porch as well--always a good spot for breakfast, an afternoon cocktail, or curling up with a book.

As a "local", I share your frustration regarding the beach tags (we have to pay for them too!). While we would love to offer tags to our hotel guests, the city unfortunately prohibits this practice, and our guests much purchase the entrance fee themselves. We try to make up for this inconvenience with the beach service you highlighted, offering complimentary towels, chairs and umbrellas to ease your load heading down to the beach. I hope you'll be back to sample it again soon--September sees some of the warmest water of the year!

Again, thank you for your comments, and we look forward to seeing you here at the Virginia Hotel again soon.

Best,

Jordan Rowan
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

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.

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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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JordanRowan, General Manager at The Virginia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Michelle,

Thank you so much for this glowing review! I am so pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us, and got to take advantage of so many of the amenities that we believe separate us from "the pack". I will be sure to share your comments with our staff--they work hard to ensure our hotel is clean and our guests feel taken care of, and it is so rewarding for them to hear feedback like yours.

Thank you again for your kind words--we hope to see you here again soon.

Warm Regards,

Jordan Rowan
General Manager

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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

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.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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JordanRowan, General Manager at The Virginia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Michael P,

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience--we're delighted you enjoyed your stay! So glad to hear that the location was convenient and our affiliation with Congress Hall was noticed--we're fortunate enough to offer our guests the amenities of this sister property such pool access and their fitness room, and I'm glad to hear that these amenities did not go unnoticed.

Hope to host here at the Virginia Hotel again soon!

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Jordan Rowan
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Additional Information about The Virginia Hotel

Address: 25 Jackson St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1417
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Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Cape May
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Cape May
#8 Romantic Hotel in Cape May
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Cape May
Price Range: ₹ 7,584 - ₹ 29,370 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Virginia Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Virginia offers 24 intimate rooms in an impeccably restored 1879 landmark building and is the foremost luxury hotel in Cape May, NJ. Nestled on Jackson Street in the heart of the famed historic district of Cape May New Jersey, the Virginia Hotel offers its guests a flawless integration of service and style, with a timeless glamor. The hotel does not accept children. ... more   less 
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