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Elaine's Victorian Inn

513 Lafayette Street , Cape May, NJ 08204 USA (Show map)
20 Reviews
$105 - $285
per night

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Elaine's Victorian Inn is located in the heart of historic Cape May, NJ, just a few blocks from the beach and one block from the quaint Washington Street Mall. We are within walking distance of all of Cape May's attractions. Guests enjoy Free Parking. Elaine's not only has the charm of an 1880's Victorian, but also the modern amenities that make your stay here so comfortable. All of our ten rooms are unique in design and offer private victorian style bathrooms. Each morning, enjoy our delicious, complimentary made to order breakfast.



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Services4.5
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Dining4.6

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3.0 on July 02, 2014

Elaine's Victorian Inn was in a great location with kind and helpful staff. The breakfasts were also excellent. However, our room was small with barely room to walk around the bed and was a mixed bag as far as decorating. We had an Asian bed and night stands; orange sheets; a worn bedspread; aqua lamps and nothing matched. I thought Victorian Inns had Victorian décor! The carpets needed cleaning. The bathroom however, was large and very clean. There was no room to sit in our room and the only alternative was the porches where we felt compelled to buy drinks instead of just utilize them as part of our package.

Great Location ~ Not as touchy-feely, lol.

3.6 on May 23, 2014

I've actually stayed in 3 different rooms in Elaine's...all in one stay lol. The first was on an upper was spacious and well-decorated, but the steps going up were a killer! The two first floor rooms I stayed in were tiny but clean and the decor was again lovely.(tho a tad overpriced for the size but considering the season it was understandable) I went to the dinner show and had a FABULOUS time. Breakfast was tres lovely on the veranda and I loved that they contribute to the upkeep of feral cats in the neighborhood at an adjoining property. It was a very good stay, albeit ~ tis more impersonal than some. More hotel-ish I'd say. (Though I rush to acknowledge my every need was taken care of!)

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5 on August 11, 2013

Our first time staying at Elaine's, great experience. We will stay there again. Great breakfast selection. Charlie and Pam Wallace

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5 on April 24, 2013

I have never been to a bed and breakfast and my fiance didn't care for them. Well we stayed at Elaine's April 2013. From the moment Carol greeted us until she said good-bye, we had the perfect recharge of life weekend. The room and food were wonderful and we laughed the whole time during the dinner theater. Driving home my fiance turned to me and said, " we found OUR PLACE". Thank you Elaine's you will be see us again....Gerri and Kevin


4.6 on August 27, 2012

Just got back from a weekend at Elaline's and i must say it was perfect! They are so accomodating and very informative! The staff just can't seem to do enough for you, they make you feel like family...The room was very only complaint would be i wish they had bigger vanities in the bathroom... but don't let that deter you...the breakfast is to die for! I've traveled all over the world and my family agreed....Elaines got the best breakfast! The great thing is that it is close to everything! Great spot and great eats!!!!!

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Location Type

National historic landmark town, Beachside, Countryside, Downtown, Island, Oceanside, Small town, Village, Wine country


Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 70 miles

Directions to property:

Take the Walt Whitman bridge to Atlantic City Expressway. Follow A.C. Exp. to Garden State Parkway South ( exit 7S ). Take the Parkway down to exit 0. Follow Lafayette Street into town. Elaine's is on the right hand side.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Bird watching, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Ceiling fans, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Dinner Theater and Haunted Mansion Restaurant, Victorian Pub, Beach Chairs & Umbrellas, Seasonal Decor, Sun Room & Veranda

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Historical tours, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: no toddlers or infants
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 Night Minimun on Saturday
  • Deposit Amount Required: One Night Deposit
  • Cancellations: Deposit is refundable only if cancellation is made 14 days prior to reservation. If canceled less than 14 days before arrival date, deposit will only be returned if the room can be re-rented, but will have a $25 service fee.



Shirley Phinney

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About the innkeepers

Innkeeper is interested in History, Archeology, the Supernatural, World Science. She has traveled extensively and spent a great deal of time researching theatrical projects.

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  • Time Served: 9:00 to 10:30
  • Serving Location: Out Door Veranda, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Dinner Theater, Haunted Mansion

Signature Dish

Salmon Oscar
Generous portion of salmon filet, pan seared to perfection then crowned with a large portion of crab meat and smothered in Hollandaise sauce. Accompanied by tender shoots of asparagus.

Details Diamond Collection

513 Lafayette Street , Cape May, NJ 08204 USA (Show map)

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