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“So great we've been back 3 timesso far!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Harrison
Ranked #2 of 39 Cape May B&B and Inns
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“So great we've been back 3 timesso far!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2002

My husband and I have made the Summer Cottage Inn our annual wedding anniversary getaway. We have been there three times thus far, and find it to be the most relaxing and romantic place to retreat to. The Inn is clean, well-kept and tastefully decorated. The breakfasts are delicious, and afternoon tea with freshly-baked cookies on the porch is a nice touch. The location is wonderful, as we have spent many evenings sharing a glass of wine on the front porch watching the horse and buggies peacefully trot by on the gaslit streets. We are walking distance to everything, and love to borrow the bikes and ride around town in the fresh morning air after breakfast. There is a nice fireplace in the main entrance that we have found to be a cozy setting on cooler nights. The absence of public media, i.e. television, radio, etc. is a welcome escape! We are so impressed we've recommended the Inn to our friends and family.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2002

The Summer Cottage Inn was a pretty home right on Columbia Avenue. Overall we enjoyed our stay.
Big plus -- free bikes to take out to explore the town. Nice sized room...and even though the idea was to get away from it all, we actually really missed not having a TV; the clock radio that was supplied didn't tune properly and when it did tune it was at the most minimal of volume that you had to put your ear up to it to listen. The male innkeeper was friendly and spent time socializing with the guests. The female innkeeper we would rate as totally unfriendly and never came out to talk or say hello. The breakfasts were nice, however, if you are on a diet or believe in healthful eating, this is not the breakfast for you. Don't bother requesting skim milk for your cereal...they don't have it and expressed no interest in having it the next day to accomodate you. The biggest disappointment, and the one reason we would not go back or strongly recommend this B&B to others was something that happened during check out.
We turned in our key to the innkeeper and said goodbye. Didn't think anything of it at all until the couple who walked out behind us whispered to us how nice it was to get a gift certificate upon checkout and showed us their certificate. They had just received it from the innkeeper only moments after we checked out. We don't know why we were discriminated against, and decided it wasn't worth it to go back and find out why, but they seem to play favorites at this B&B and only want a certain type is welcome to come back and visit.

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Property: The Harrison
Address: 613 Columbia Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-2305
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Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Cape May
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Harrison 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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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