My boyfriend and I stayed here just the other night We drove down and got to Cape May by 2 pm. We were able to check in right away with no problems. The living room and seating areas were beautiful with antique furniture, a piano and lots of books and area information. I loved the porch with the swing chair. We enjoyed afternoon tea and snacks on the porch after we checked in. We later went to explore the town and beach area, going into antique shops and a nice book store.
We had dinner at Lobster House which was a great value. $70 for dinner with appetizer, two entrees, dessert and sodas. I loved the location at the marina and the food was excellent. Later on that night we went home to just relax and enjoy time in our room. We wanted to go back and watch a movie but the TV was tiny! That was just one small disappointment but I'd suggest to the owner to make that upgrade.
The next morning we had breakfast which we were kind of disappointed in. At other b&b's we've had really creative and delicious meals so it wasn't what we were expecting. Muffins and fruit were good but the breakfast casserole was a bit soggy. My boyfriend would have prefered eggs cooked to order or even pancakes.
The b&b wasn't fully occupied but we had a lovely conversation with the other guests staying there. We loved that the b&b was on a quiet street and our room, Harrison Cottage, was kind of in it's own nook by the little kitchen area. It was perfect for us to have snack and drinks in the fridge. We never really heard any of the other guests either. Overall decor and ambiance of the b&b was beautiful and peaceful. It has a lot of charming touches like Victorian fashion, hats, pictures, art work etc throughout. It was a unique home and you could tell the owners take pride in it.
I would definitely recommend a vist to Cape May. I'm sure the summer season is very active but the fall is very beautiful as well. Definitely stop by some of the many antique stores! There are a lot of inns to choose from in this area but I would recommend Summer Cottage Inn to anyone. Finding parking was also not a problem for us but I'm sure during busy season that is a hassle.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We would like to welcome you to the newly renovated Inn, "The Harrison," formerly "The Summer Cottage Inn". We are delighted to invite you to stay with us where you will be surrounded by Victorian Elegance complimented by Contemporary Luxuries. Our rooms are appointed with luxurious bedding, elegant wall coverings, opulent lighting, and updated bathrooms with marble floors. The Harrison will allow you to relax and step back in time while enjoying modern conveniences. All of our rooms have their own private baths, are fully air conditioned, and include luxury toiletries by Beekman, in wall USB chargers, Bluetooth wireless speaker and alarm clock radios, in-room Iron and Ironing boards, LED flat screen TVs with Cable, free high speed internet and Wi-Fi, and come with access to our pantry for a late night tea or to store your restaurant leftovers. ... more less
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- The Harrison Cape May, New Jersey