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“An Excellent Weekend at The Virginia Hotel”
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The Virginia Hotel
Ranked #9 of 37 Hotels in Cape May
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NJ
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“An Excellent Weekend at The Virginia Hotel”
Reviewed 28 February 2013

We usually go to Cape May for a long weekend once or twice a year.
This was our first stay at The Virginia Hotel. We were pleasantly surprised with a gift from our daughter for an extended Valentine's Day.
Check in was very quick. Valet parking took our car and brought our bags up to the room. We had a nice large comfortable corner room on the 3rd floor. The room had everything we needed. It had a nice king size bed with two comfortable chairs, flat screen TV etc. Bathroom was a decent size with a walk in shower and Jacuzzi bathtub. It was very clean with amenities.

Breakfast is included and we thought it a very nice touch. It was delivered to our room. Plenty of coffee, fresh fruit salad, bread, eggs, soft or hard-boiled, fresh home made granola, yogurt and juices. We enjoyed it and I got spoiled. Also a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries really added to my being spoiled.

Our package included a credit towards dinner at The Ebbit Room. We’ve eaten there before but this time it was excellent. Especially when it’s raining out and no need to leave the hotel. The bar makes great drinks also. In hindsight we would’ve eaten there both nights but had reservations elsewhere.

The staff was very nice and attentive at the Virginia. Vance at the front desk, he’s very nice and helpful.
I actually left a pair of shoes in the room and they called before we were even home and said they shipped them to us. Just those things show that the staff is sincere.

All in all, on our next trip to Cape May we will stay at The Virginia Hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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lattingtown
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

Have been a visitor to Cape May since I was a small child. Who would have known that 40 years later, I have come back to a place in time that has changed so little?............. The Virginia hotel is the place to stay.........Fantastic experience! Wonderful accommodations, phenomenal cuisine with a relaxed upscale vibe. Just returned after my second visit. Have re-booked for next month...............Ask for the Virginia or The Jackson rooms for maximum enjoyment and privacy.................... The complimentary breakfast is delicious and abundant. Love the cheddar cheese biscuits !! The Ebbitt Room turns out PHENOMENAL fare............. every table occupied this past Friday and Saturday................. The staff is exceptional. Warm and kind. Rooms are nicely appointed. Have the chocolates!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have the complimentary hot chocolate and cookies as well on weekends!!!!!!!!! Love this hotel!

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 February 2013

Old-school Inn, reminiscent of a European pension, in central Cape May location. Do not book rooms 101 or 102, unless you want all the ambience of an IRT subway running beneath you. Very loud, vibrating laundry facility appears to be housed under the first floor. The bathroom floor literally shakes during the spin cycle. Heating unit (assuming it is also the air conditioning unit) is very noisy when it goes on/off. Rooms are small, very few electric outlets (be prepared to charge your electronics in the bathroom), with very dim lighting not conducive to reading. Very simple Continental breakfast provided to your room. On the positive side, the location is excellent, fireplace in the common room is delightful during cooler months and the Lemonade porch/veranda looks like it would be nice during the summer, attractive little bar/dining room. There are so many lovely places in Cape May, you would do better to investigate other options.

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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NJ Shore
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Reviewed 23 February 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed our Presidents weekend stay. Service was good and the morning continental breakfast delivery to our room was a nice touch. The restaurant was fabulous and piano playing Sat night made things lively and conveniently kept us inside during a cold snow flurry weekend. The room was nice and the hotel is close to beach, stores and sister property, Congress hall (check out Blue Pig for lunch). Things were quiet in town but Cape May has more going on in the winter than most shore towns. I can't wait to go back in the summer.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Berlin, Maryland
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Reviewed 5 February 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had not booked a room when we arrived at cape may. We were undecided between a b&b or a hotel.. As we walked down the street, during a kind do dreary, cold & drizzly day, we saw the virgina hotel, and decided to check it out. As we walked in the ambiance is what did it for me. It was nicely lit, and decorated, looked classy and chic, and the warm fire in the lobby made me feel right at home. We booked a room, at a reasonable price, and were happy to find a really nice, clean, and beautiful & spacious room. We didn't have a chance to dine at the restaurant on site, but we did order from the continental breakfast menu. I was really happy with the breakfast, and even happier to see that the fresh fruit, eggs and honey were all from a nearby farm. How cool! I went and visited the farm during another trip, it was nice and had a self guided tour! I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for a luxurious place to stay in cape may!

Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 February 2013

We stayed for one night, Saturday of the January long weekend, as a quick getaway from New York and to see a new area. Like someone else said the the hotel is a cross between a B&B and a swanky hotel. Valet parking is a nice touch and its good you can choose where and when you want breakfast but the restaurant downstairs is quite expensive and there are very few alternative options for places to go in winter. Our dinner was good but trying too hard - too much seasoning on the steak and tiny sides of vegetables which they didnt even apologize for when we complained.
The town is really pretty and I imagine it would be crazy busy in summer. If I was to go back in summer I would probably stay in more of an apartment than here but it was a nice option for one night.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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East Elmhurst, New York
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Reviewed 30 January 2013

My husband and I stayed here for the weekend of Jan. 25-27th 2013. First of all don't come to this area during the winter because there is hardly anything to do. It looked liked a ghost town when we arrived on Friday. The hotel was cute and clean. Liked the hot chocolate on Friday when we got there, but they did not have it on Saurday. The room was ok.Bed was comfortable. I feel like it was way overpriced for the winter season. The restaurant in the hotel was expensive as well. Had to go out of Cape May to find a diner to eat in. The hotel has complimentary continental breakfast that they delivered to your room( which was nice , we did not have to get dressed to get breakfast) Only thing is that you are not really allowed to pick as much as you want from the menu ( not so nice). My husband was starving 2 hours later.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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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
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Cape May
#8 Romantic 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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