Angel of the Sea

5 - 7 Trenton Avenue , Cape May, NJ 08204 USA (Show map)


The Angel of the Sea is Victorian Cape May's most elegant bed & breakfast. Built in 1850 as the summer home of one of America's wealthiest industrialists, this Queen Anne style mansion was completely restored in 1989. Online availability may be limited.Please go to our site and click on the Reservation page for full real time availability All 27 guestrooms have private baths and many of the rooms, along with all of the porches and verandahs, have ocean views. It has been featured on many television shows including Great Country Inns, The Food Network and the Oprah Winfrey Show. It has received numerous awards including a Silver Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In 1999 it was named the #2 Bed & Breakfast in North American by the Reed Travel Group.



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Best stay on the Jersey Shore!!!

5 on July 06, 2015

We just spent a long holiday weekend in Cape May-- The Angel without a doubt is the best place to stay on the Jersey Shore... Chet and Mark.. and staff treat you like family--making every stay at the Angel very memorable! ... the inn has soo much character.. every room has its own personality... the early coffee and the breakfasts are something to look forward too.... afternoon tea/pastries and later wine and cheese are so much fun to taste test...This weekend had the staff do a 4th of July bbq--- everything hand made with all the fixins !! If life is about all the little things this place delivers....from recommendations and making dinner reservations , complimentary bicycles, beach chairs and umbrellas ,make this a very unique experience.... if you want to experience the Cape in a special way let this BandB do it for you...

Beautiful Place

4.2 on December 11, 2014

We loved out stay at Angel of the Sea. They were very accomodating to get me on a first floor. The room was beautiful and everything was gorgeous for the holidays. My only complaint was that the bed was incredibly unconfortable and the mattress low quality. We paid a bit much for the not-so -great - night sleep. However, the staff was very nice and breakfast was delicious. They made adjustments for other guests at our tables. I would definately stay there again.

Happy to have stayed.

4.0 on November 30, 2014

Very pleasant staff. Nice room.

Excellant choice of B & B's

4.6 on May 30, 2014

Angel of the Sea is the place we will always stay when we visit Cape May

Cape May B & B

2.2 on October 14, 2013

The staff was very welcoming but I felt the facility & accomodations were very "tired" looking & in need of some sprucing up. Food was just OK. Probably will not go back to the Angel.

Beautiful and charming getaway

4.8 on July 08, 2012

My husband and I spent three days here during the July 4th week. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We were in room 27 which was a good size and so charming. Everything was very clean and the breakfast every morning was delicious. Can't beat the location which is right on beach block. We spent our first day Exploring cape may on the bikes provided by the Inn. We had so much fun as we explored Cape May viabike for 5 hours. The inn also provides beach chairs, beach towels, and umbrellas which is very convenient. After checkout we spent the day on the beach. We had dinner plans that night so we needed a place to shower. The inn has an outside shower which also includes a little changing room with mirror and even an outlet for my blow dryer! Very convenient and private. I can't wait to go back. I travel a lot for work and consider myself a "hotel snob" and I would have no problem recommending this Inn!

annual retreat

5 on May 22, 2012

My mother, sister and i just returned from our 9th annual mothers day retreat at the Angel of the Sea and have year 10 already booked! We love it there. The hospitality is beyond compare. We enjoy the social atmosphere, meeting the other guests and making friends that we keep in contact with over the year til we meet again the next year. The breakfasts are superb...always a difficulty choice between 2 delectable selections. Wont stay anywhere else!

wonderful get away weekend

4.6 on May 11, 2012

This was just what we needed - beautiful accommodations, quaint victorian town, wonderful restaurants and shopping. First time at Angel of the Sea, many times visiting Cape May and we will be back!

a wonderful memory

4.0 on February 09, 2012

a few years back, before my husband became critically ill, we went there wuith another couple. unfortunately it rained that weekendl. however a couple there was married on premises. we took pictures of them riding away on a bycle built for two in a light rain. the afternoon tea, the breakfast and the supeior room..despite the weather we all had a wonderful time. unfortunately, my husband became sick and we stoped travelling.l.and not too long ago he passed on. however i am looking forward to travelling again this springtime with a girlfirend ..and i would not go anywhere else but angel of the sea. i even have a lovely hooked rug that i bought with your name on itl.

Great Week at the Beach

5 on August 26, 2011

We had a great time on Cape May thanks to our relaxing stay at Angel of the Sea. Lori and the staff were great! Breakfast meals had many healthy selections including a large variety of fruit, cereal, and fresh yogurt. The "good stuff" hot breakfast selections were a treat each day. Location is everything and being a half block from the beach made our walk to the beach with chairs and bags a breeze. We're already booked for another beach week next year! If you like a quiet place close to the beach, this bed and breakfast may be a winner for you, too.

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Rooms & Rates

Cape May Queen

Our Cape May Queen Room is our larger non-ocean view room. All have a private bathroom. Some with clawfoot tubs and showers and some with step in showers. All include a TV with free cable and wireless internet. Many are steps away from our porches and verandahs where you can enjoy the ocean breeze and view. The picture is a sample of one our rooms although each is unique.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $195 - $295

Romantic Dinner Package

Enjoy a Romantic Retreat in one of our Deluxe Queen rooms. Your One Night stay includes a room with a Queen size bed and Private Bath with a 70 Dollar Gift Certificate to dinner at a local restaurant and All our normal Amenities.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $250 - $250

Petite Cape May Queen

Standard size room with a queen size bed and a private bathroom. Some with clawfoot tubs and showers and some with step in showers. All include a TV with free cable and wireless internet. Many are steps away from our many porches and verandahs where you can enjoy the ocean breeze and view. The picture is a sample of one our rooms although each is unique.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $175 - $255


Location Type

1/2 block from beach.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Nature area, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Telephone, Wired internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Carriage Rides, Historic House Tours, Trolley Tours, Whale Watching Cruises, Ghost Tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No Must call for availability,Not available for online Booking
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-3 night minimum required for weekends.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: $35 non-refundable advance deposit required by credit card. 1 night or 50% (whichever is greater) is required when made by check or money order.
  • Cancellations: 3 full days notice required for all cancellations. Guests are responsible for any cancellations made within 3 days if room is not re-rented in full. $35 advance deposit is non-refundable.



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  • Time Served: 8:00 - 10:00 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room