We stayed for 2 nights at the Sea Gypsy... it was our first time staying in a B&B (we are hotel dwellers 99% of the time, but this happened to be the best deal we could find in Wildwood for only 2 nights... I think there's a 3 night minimum in a lot of places). You could park in the driveway which accommodates 2 cars, or on the street... there is also parking in the back of the building. We never had TOO much of an issue finding a spot. You are pretty close to the boardwalk, only a 1-2 minute walk. The breakfast here was an A+, made fresh every morning, they would usually give some sort of fruit or 'appetizer' before the main course which was nice. The coffee cake was reallllly good, one morning it had blueberries and the other morning chocolate chips... really yummy. The first breakfast was pancakes and sausage and the 2nd was eggs benedict which I wasn't a huge fan of but only b/c I'm not crazy about eggs benedict! I'm sure they would've accommodated any other special requests but I didn't want to bother. They serve breakfast at 10am... unless you want it earlier you may be able to suggest it if you want to get an early start. and we ate at a table with the other guests which some people might be weird about but we were never at the table for that long any way. I think I saw some people eating out on the porch though too so that's a possible option. The innkeepers stay out of your business for the most part, I barely ever saw them except at breakfast. The place is pretty quiet considering the walls seem paper thin. We could hear people coming up and down the stairs but it was hardly an issue. My 1 gripe about the place is the bed in our room was like sleeping on concrete. I was so sore the next morning. We stayed in the Longfellow suite, it was clean but it was terribly small. I guess when you stay in hotels all the time, you expect more... and bigger... but what can you do. We slept on the pull out bed the 2nd night only b/c it seemed a little bigger and MAYBE more comfortable but it left something to be desired as well. I'm glad we only stayed 2 nights b/c had it been any longer, I might've requested a different room, the bed was just so bad. and the ceiling fan when we had it going made this squeaky noise so it kept waking me up in the middle of the night. Also, the TV is in the sitting area of the room, NOT where the bed is. and my husband and I need the TV in order to fall asleep so that was kind of annoying. But we moved the TV to face the bed which helped a little (even though I still had to kinda strain to see it).
The temp. in the room was pretty comfortable, but better with the ceiling fan on which helped to circulate the cool air more. I know my husband gets sweaty pretty easily and he was fine in this room. There is a small deck area outside of the room, 2 other rooms (I think) have access to it as well but we never saw anyone else out there. The bathroom has a clawfoot tub with a shower and the curtain goes all the way around you... it was pretty claustrophobic for my husband who is a big guy but it was doable for me. They have bikes you can take out, snacks out during the day and lemonade in the fridge...
It was generally a pretty good stay for our first B&B experience. If you're staying for more than a couple days, definitely get a room with a good, comfortable bed (NOT longfellow)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our fully restored circa 1900 Queen Anne Victorian bed and breakfast inn, is located on a neighborhood street just blocks away from the beach, boardwalk, and amusement parks. Interior and exterior detailing make this charming Bed and Breakfast a pure delight. Hardwood floors, antique furnishings, a turret and spacious verandahs conjure memories of a special time in history.We also offer larger suites that accommodate 2 to 4 people. These suites are decorated in The Mission, or Craftsman style. They are perfect for families.There are numerous delightful taverns and restaurants within walking distance and Cape May is just 10 miles away! Bring the entire family for seaside fun, adventure and comfort, or book one of our suites for a quiet romantic getaway.For late fall or early spring beachcombers, our bed and breakfast inn is open year-round. ... more less
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