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“Great Place, but know before you go” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Virginia Hotel
Ranked #9 of 37 Hotels in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence
New Jersey
Level Contributor
57 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Great Place, but know before you go”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2011

I enjoyed my stay at the Virginia this past July. I have stayed in Cape May many times before in a B&B and decided to try this for the beach service. The hotel was very nice, modern and clean. The location is the best. The beach service (the set up chairs, towels, little tables and umbrellas on the beach for you) made it worth the trip (they even have lunch service) and worth the extra cost of staying at the Virginia. If you enjoy that, it's worth it. The downside is the front desk. They were very confused and screwed up my bill up 4 times. It was a good thing we were checking. They just didn't know how to use the computers. They also screwed up my friends bill twice. READ YOUR BILL !! They are very confused when it comes to checkout and charges. Besides that it was nice. It is noisy due to the restaurant so bring ear plugs or a sound soother to sleep (ours worked fine and we didn't hear all the noise).

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank STravels1
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VirginiaManager, General Manager at The Virginia Hotel, responded to this review, 2 August 2011
I am very sorry to read about your billing issues. Like most computer systems our software is not always 100% perfect 100% of the time. Unfortunatley, from the sounds of things it seems you happen to be one of the very few guests who encounter an issues like this. Our as a precautionary measure our Night Audit team does take the time to review the bills nightly prior to distrbution however sometimes billing issues are not always apparent until the guest has the oppertuniy to review for themselves. Due to the rarity of these event our desk staff is not always able to discern the exact cause of the problem thus limiting their ability to correct the issue. Based on your feedback we have impliment several "fail safes" to better identify, address and correct issues like yours moving forward. I thank you for bringing this area of needed improvment to our attention. we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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The Villages, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2011

Service was outstanding! Room cleaned twice at day. Nice breakfast tray for 2 each morning served on front porch. I was a little concerned as there is no parking area around the hotel. But this proved to be no problem, the valets quickly took my car to a parking lot on the next block. They retrieved each time we wanted it within minutes! A hot tub in the room would have been nice but not really needed. Minibar stocked to overflowing. Pool is at Congress Hotel. Great service at pool and on the beach.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Mike43213
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2011

The Virginia Hotel is very nice. The location is perfect. I really enjoyed the beautifully furnished and decorated room. Cape May can get quite pricey in the summer. I was looking at b&b's first but the prices were still very high for much lower quality so we settled for the Virginia. The only complain I have is the breakfast. It was really nothing...a cheap yogurt, few mini-muffins and some fruit salad. I think that it does not suit the standard of the hotel. They should offer some kind of hot dish with their breakfast like eggs etc...

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank olaamb
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Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
74 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2011

We loved Cape May, and The Virginia is in the heart of the (generally low key) action. Less than a block to the beach, where you will be set up by Virginia Hotel attendants with chairs, towels, umbrella, etc. Be aware that the town charges $5 pp/day for beach use. Wonderful beach, I lazed and walked it a lot. About a block to sister property Congress Hall, Virginia guests can use all the facilities there.
The Hotel, like most buildings in Cape May, is old. But, it has received some upgrades...flat screen TVs, very nice bedding, etc. Old in this case is also charming.
Most rooms are pretty small. We had the largest available, the Virginia room, with an expansive balcony.
Staff was very accommodating, and dining at the Ebbitt Room, the Hotel restaurant, was excellent.
We would return if we visit Cape May again.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank BernieMaggie
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Randolph, NJ
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2011

We stayed at the Virginia for a long winter birthday weekend. Our room was lovely, the decor just delightful. We had breakfast in bed each morning, shopped and explored all day, and then indulged in incredible dinners each night, the best being at the Virginia's own Ebbitt Room. The staff was always more than helpful, we can't wait to visit again soon!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank RichiesChic
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Seattle, Washington
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31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2011

My husband and I stayed here for a one night getaway right before Memorial Day weekend. The hotel was beautifully decorated and has a bed and breakfast feel. We had a side veranda room that doesn't offer much of a view but is still very pleasant to sit on and enjoy some fresh air. The only thing about the veranda was that it seemed a little dirty and in need of a paint refresh. However, they were painting the exterior while we were there so hopefully they addressed this. That is a minor point really and I only mention it because attention to detail was everywhere else in the room and in the hotel and for the price you pay, I would have liked to see a nice welcoming outside area. Outside of that, a great place to stay, the free continental breakfast was wonderful, and the location is perfect for walking around Cape May and for access to the beach which is a very short walk away! We enjoyed our stay and hope to do it again someday!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank travelingirl17
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Rockville, MD
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2011

The staff was very accommodating and the food was fantastic. Had a place with a balcony front and was very pleased to see that they maintained a sense of old fashion ambiance, while modernizing their bathrooms with the latest trends. Had an amazing stay here. Thank you staff!

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Gizmo0176
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Property: 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
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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