We stayed in the Rose Suite with 2 adults and 2 teenage girls. As the other reviews indicated, it's in a great location between the beach and the mall and the owners have done a nice job keeping it clean and presentable. The kitchen and bathroom are newly re-done, and well maintained. The amenities in the kitchen were surprisingly ample, although we just did breakfasts and snacks in the room. The space felt and looked clean; and despite the dark woodwork in the main hallway of the building, the suite was surprisingly bright. Our main complaint was that the mattresses in both bedrooms were very uncomfortable and quite slanted. My daughters moved out of their beds and tried the pullout couch in the kitchen area, which was no better and in fact probably worse. One curiousity was how the place stayed clean between guests. We were complying with the 10 a.m. check out, and in fact vacated by 9:40 a.m., the guests that were moving in after us were already there waiting to move in to the room with their luggage and a german shepherd and black labrador in tow. I don't know what the pet policy is there, but I am very sensitive to animal fur, so if the situation were reversed with us moving in after the next guests, it could be a problem, as the cleaning people were no where to be found. So if you are animal allergic, I would check on their policy, I was just surprised to see people moving in with 2 giant dogs (and 2 kids too!) I am sure they don't change the bed coverings, quilts, etc. between guests so the animal thing bothered me. But despite that curiousity, it was a nice few days to spend and very quiet as we just arrived and left as the Memorial Day hullabaloo was beginning.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- The Puffin Cape May, New Jersey