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John Wesley Inn

30 Gurney Street , Cape May, NJ 08204 USA (Show map)

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Completely renovated so that "Antiques and Amenities Harmonize". Centrally located in Historic District of Stockton Row, 1/2 block from beach and 2 blocks from the walking mall. Walk to fine dining. Park your car on-site and "forget-about-it".

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Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

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Birthday Getaway

5 on February 16, 2015

We stayed at the Wesley on 2/15 to celebrate my husband's birthday. It is beautiful and Bonnie is the best host. She makes you feel right at home! Our room was beautiful and we enjoyed the fireplace. We will be back!!!


Best Cape May B&B!

5 on February 15, 2015

My wife and I return every year for a Valentine's Day weekend and we return to the best B&B in Cape May every time. Beautiful home, clean and comfy rooms and in room fireplaces to keep off the chill. If you are looking for a romantic weekend, look no farther. The inn keeper Bonnie will take care of any special needs. Candy, flowers, champagne and rose petals on the bed. Bonnie's hot breakfasts are incredible. In the afternoon there are always cookies or fresh baked treats as a snack. Gourmet hot tea is always available for a quick warm up. Shopping, dining and the convention center are just a short walk away. In the Summer, the beach is only a block down the street. Treat yourself to the best when you stay in Cape May!


Comfortable B&B

3.4 on February 11, 2015

Everything about this visit was very nice. It started when I called to reserve a room and did not stop until after our visit. Check in with Bonnie was very easy. Our room was comfortable. Breakfast each day was very good. Afternoon tea was a nice break. Other guests were pleasant.


Jonathan and Melissa Halliday - Perfect Birthday Evening

5 on February 04, 2015

My wife and I escaped to the John Wesley Inn for her birthday in January. We had an amazing evening in front of our bedside fireplace. Bonnie and Lance couldn't have been more accommodating. The beautifully restored Inn set the stage for the perfect B&B experience. Contact Bonnie for your next trip to Cape May and you will not be disappointed. We will be returning real soon!


Wonderful Holiday!

4.6 on January 04, 2015

We stayed here for new year's eve and had a wonderful time! Bonnie is a lovely host and the inn is beautiful. Beds were very comfortable and everything was impeccably clean. Loved the little touches like bottled water and chocolates in the room. Delicious food on new years eve and an equally delicious breakfast. Thank you, Bonnie!


Charming Find

4.8 on November 23, 2014

Staying at the John Wesley Inn was a surprise gift to my husband for his birthday and we were both pleasantly surprised. Bonnie is just as wonderful as could be for a hostess and her husband Lance are just as personable as can be. Their home is beautiful and we loved the modern touches that they have in a Victorian setting. The sunroom is a wonderful addition for some relaxation during the day and Washington Square is just a five minute walk. We will definitely be back and thank Bonnie and Lance for sharing their home with us.


Awsome place to stay!!!

4.6 on November 12, 2014

The perfect place to stay for vacation in Cape May. The staff was very accommodating and new their history of Cape May and the Victorian era.


best b&b in caoe may

4.8 on November 04, 2014

thoroughly enjoyable. great location. excellent facilities. delicious breakfast


Great stay at the John Wesley Inn

5 on October 14, 2014

The last time we went to the John Wesley Inn was around 2005 when current innkeepers Bonnie & Lance first took over and we loved it. It became our favorite as soon as we arrived. Had to return and give my mother-n-law her first B&B experience and we were not surprised that the impeccable service & beauty of the John Wesley Inn is still there. She was thrilled and enjoyed every detail.It is a true gem! Cape May should be proud that it represents all a historic bed & breakfast inn should be. I have & will always recommend The John Wesley Inn.


John Wesley Inn - An Excellent Stay

5 on September 26, 2014

My wife and I just stayed at the JWI for our honeymoon. Post-vacation season, we enjoyed a somewhat quieter time and this was our first stay at a B&B. The owners, Bonnie and Lance, are very nice and definitely put a great deal of time and effort into making and keeping the property in great shape. Although we didn't eat a breakfast at the Inn every single morning of our stay, we greatly enjoyed the mornings we did. Bonnie not only makes incredible breakfasts, but does a great job of accommodating any dietary needs. My wife and I are both gluten-free, and the GF options provided were delicious. In addition to enjoying morning conversation with the other guests over breakfast, Bonnie would also join our table after serving and talk history of the town and different things from a local perspective. Our room was extremely clean and maid service was quick, and was performed seamlessly, despite different personal schedules of coming and going each day. Beach chairs and towels are provided which you can take/return from the outside, which is not only a nice thing as far as eliminating the sandy mess in your room, but also if you're running out of space packing your own in your car. Lance's "man cave" of a garage is a must-see, also. I still like the retro-Americana "family vacation" feel of a traditional motel, and it would certainly be impractical to rely on a B&B in that instance, but it was fun to enjoy a vacation at the beach from a different perspective in a historic Victorian house. Bonnie and Lance provide a great environment, and seem to exemplify the spirit that's kept Cape May the unique place it is. We'll definitely be back to the JWI at some point, hopefully soon.


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Location

Location Type

1/2 block from the beach, 2 blocks to walking mall, Island, Oceanfront, Vista oceano, Small town, Village

Airport

Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 85 miles

Directions to property:

New Jersey Garden State Parkway to end (exit 0). Continue into Cape May. When you reach the beach, look back 1/2 block on Gurney Street.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Desk, Library, Piano, Telephone, Wet bar, Wired internet , Fire places in each room, LCD TV / DVD in each room, Personal In-room Safe, On Site Parking, i-Pod docking stations in each room, Beach Chairs, towels and ice chests

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2 pm - 7 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited In our Carriage House apartments
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Weekends-2 nights / Holiday Weekends-3 nights)
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50%
  • Cancellations: Three weeks before arrival date... Full refund minus $25 service fee. Within 3 weeks... responsible for Full Payment, unless reservation is filled, minus $25 service fee.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Bonnie and Lance

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Lance loves to collect vintage Corvettes. He has a few that he shines every weekend! Bonnie loves to collect vintage Wedgwood china. She also has a large collection of Hummel figurines on display at the Inn.

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Meals

Breakfast

Gourmet

  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Signature Dish

Belgium Waffles
Every Sunday morning at the John Wesley Inn, Bonnie makes home made Belgium waffles. They are topped with fresh whipped cream and ripe, red strawberries. This speciality is served with slices of peppered bacon on the side. There is always plenty of freshly squeezed orange juice and piping hot coffee.


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Details

30 Gurney Street , Cape May, NJ 08204 USA (Show map)

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