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The Southern Mansion
Ranked #15 of 37 Hotels in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence
Washington
1 review
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“Great Location and Hospitality”
Reviewed 6 April 2012

My husband and I stayed at Southern Mansion April 1-3, 2012 and found it to be a most delightful, clean and hospitable place. The breakfast was wonderful with excellent food choices for continental and full breakfast at no cost but do remember to tip the excellent staff. The front desk staff was most helpful and accommodating. The location is great for walking to restaurants, shops and beach locations. I notice one complaint about the distance to the beach but if one likes to walk at all it is not far. The rooms are large with beautiful antique furniture but with modern kingsize beds in most rooms. The bath in our room was updated, large and very comfortable. The parlors and porches are plentiful and inviting. The grounds are well kept and well planted with spacious lawn in front and on the side. We would definitely return. Not a good choice of places to stay with children

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 March 2012

If you're looking to get away for a relaxing weekend, a lot of folks would say, "Look no further than Cape May..." - but I want you to look further INTO Cape May and spend some time at The Southern Mansion! As soon as you enter, you are drawn in to the Mansion's surroundings - the old seemlessly combined with the new. The location, although recessed, is on Washington Street, which is just a short walk to the famous Washington Street Mall - so for shoppers, that's perfect! The ocean is only two short blocks away - that may be an issue for some, but it wasn't for me. The immaculately-kept rooms, and we got to see a few, are absolutely gorgeous - high ceilings, beautiful antiquities that help to relay the Mansion's history and comfortable beds with turn-down service each night of your stay.
The Mansion also offers a sumptuous breakfast every morning - the main breakfast entree will vary each day - and the only problem with that is, you'll have trouble deciding what to choose!!
As far as the staff - everyone is just superfriendly and nice - from housekeeping to the chef - but if you ask me, the real star, is Denise - she is the manager and is one of the friendliest, most helpful folks you will ever meet. From the time I made my reservation over the phone, to a few email communications to finally meeting her upon check-in, she was absolutely fantastic!! THAT says a lot about an establishment....
They also offer fantastic online deals and packages - for added enjoyment, try to plan your stay in conjunction with an event in town, such as the Jazz Festival or Victorian Week!
So, if you're a Cape May regular or even if you've never been, make your trip worthwhile and try a stay at The Southern Mansion - you will thank me!

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Sayville, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2011

My wife and I stayed at Southern Mansion in June. The B&B itself is beautiful. The rooms are very nice but some could use a little updating. The location is OK but I would prefer to stay closer to the beach and main strip next time. It is right by alot of great shops though. The breakfast was very good also. My only complaint is that the lady at the front desk told us how the B&B is haunted upon booking in. I don't believe those stories, but some do not sleep so well after hearing this news. It was an awkward thing to talk about before we even stayed there. Also our room was right by the breakfast area so it got loud quite early in the morning. Overall it is a very nice place, but I do feel it is a bit overpriced for what you get.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Frenchtown New Jersey
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Reviewed 6 November 2011

I have spent a lot of time in Cape May including living there in 1984-85. It is an absolutely beautiful town that is full of Inns, B&B's and very good restaurants. Years ago, the now Southern Mansion, was a hugh dilapidated unoccupied ediface. You could not help but notice it as you made your way into the town of Cape May- it looked like a hugh haunted house. Today, it is an Inn that is beautifully restored and maintained. The property is very close to the walking mall and the restaurants that Cape May is known for. The beach and promenade are a short walk away but this is not one of the oceanfront properties. I reccomend this place- very nice property to spend some time. A romantic spot for sure.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

Purchased a package on Living Social, and like a previous reviewer, found the Southern Mansion a delight. Room was wonderful, and enormous (#8 on third floor -- long walk up, but worth it!). We've been to Cape May several times, and it really is walkable to a lot of things -- and even with the Nor'easter that dampened our outdoor activities, couldn't complain about being in that gorgeous room, enjoying the sound of the rain and curling up with a good book. Breakfast was wonderful -- given a choice of hot entrees, and oh, the little pastries they also have available are to die for! We'll definitely keep the Southern Mansion in mind for our next trip to Cape May!

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 October 2011

I purchased this 2 day package on Living Social and it was just perfect! The room was gorgeous, with chocolate covered strawberries, cookies and a welcome gift awaiting us. Walking distance to everything, and I mean everything, the beach, the restaurants, the attractions, etc.... Would go again at full price!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Roselle
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Reviewed 25 September 2011

We have stayed here several times, all have been good experiences. The staff have been welcoming, the rooms are comfortable and each room decorated differently.

Sarah & Jim

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Southern Mansion
Address: 720 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-2331
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Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Cape May
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Cape May
#3 Luxury Hotel in Cape May
#11 Family Hotel in Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Southern Mansion 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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