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Elaine's Victorian Inn

513 Lafayette Street , Cape May, NJ 08204 USA (Show map)
18 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 room4.4
  • Services4.6
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Dining4.6

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Great B and B

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

Our place

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!!!!!

A Great Find

5 on August 17, 2012

We had a great stay in Cape May and had a fabulous time at Elaine's. Our room was ready and very clean. Plenty of clean towels and the beds were very comfortable. We stayed in Room 7. Very close to Mall and beach. Chairs and towels are also provided for the beach. We enjoyed dinner at the Haunted Mansion and having a drink at the bar. Breakfast was surely the best part of the day, you surely will not be disappointed as there is something for everyone on the menu. Planning a return visit this winter to Cape May and I know who I am calling first:)

Fabulous Summer Getaway!

3.8 on September 04, 2011

I stayed in 3 different rooms during my stay and all were lovely. The first floor rooms were small but is unique; bathrooms very nice. The third floor room I had originally booked was gorgeous & spacious, but the many steps are steep and my arthritis just couldn't do it, so the staff graciously exchanged rooms for me and even gave me a room credit on the lesser $ rooms. Breakfast(full) on the outdoor porch was VERY satisfying, delicious and pleasantly serene. The location is phenomenal and the private assigned parking is a Godsend! The entire manor is surprizingly quiet at any hour. The young ladies in employ, were all friendly ...but the highlight of personalities here was the owner, whose elderly father keeps watch of the pkg lot...just seeing her have lunch with him and sit and spend time with him daily, warmed my heart sooo much! I like Good people!!! ...and I found them here! I attended the dinner theatre my first nite for "Gone with the Werewolves" and it was Hysterically funny(I'm still chuckling)...the cast was adorable and talented. Dinner was tres yummy and a really fab deal. I will definitely return again one day.

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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, 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

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 , Seasonal Decor, Sun Room & Veranda, Victorian Pub, Beach Chairs & Umbrellas, Dinner Theater and Haunted Mansion Restaurant

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

Languages spoken


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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