The Mission Inn A Bed & Breakfast

1117 New Jersey Avenue , Cape May, NJ 08204 USA (Show map)

About

The Mission Inn with its sweeping verandas is one block from the Atlantic Ocean. Inspired by Nelson Z. Graves' journey to the Pacific coast at the turn of the century, The Mission Inn is a perfect example of California Mission style. Its stained glass windows, Flemish Gable and latticed veranda contribute to the warm feeling of this al fresco house. The Mission Inn offers you the grandeur of the Gatsby Era. For many years the Inn has been a mecca for Hollywood film start and Broadway show people. Enjoy the same ambiance as Ty Power, Erroll Flynn, Diana Barrymore, Gloria Swanson, and Robert Preston. When you stay an the Mission Inn, you feel that California state of mind. Her guests are colorful! If the walls could speak they would murmur a century of secrets. The Mission Inn is enchanting and fiercely romantic.

Reviews

Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

A nice getaway...

5 on September 26, 2016

What a wonderful get away! The owners and the property are just lovely! A nice change of pace from the usual Victorian B&B's in Cape May with it's own distinct Mission character.


30th Birthday Stay

4.6 on September 26, 2016

My boyfriend treated me to a stay at the Mission Inn for my 30th birthday. It was our second time staying here and it was just as wonderful as the first time we stayed last year. Susan and Ray are gracious and attentive hosts and we felt very welcomed during our stay. The rooms themselves are absolutely beautiful and I just love the painted designs on the walls and ceilings. The entire atmosphere is attractive and relaxing and I couldn't have asked for a nicer place to stay to celebrate my 30th birthday! As for Cape May itself; the entire town is a wonderful place to visit. There is plenty to do in a laid-back atmosphere all within a short walk or driving distance. We can't wait to return again!


Fantastic Property and Even Better Innkeepers

5 on September 13, 2016

We had a last minute opportunity to stay at the Mission Inn recently. WOW...what a find. How did we miss staying over all the years we have been visiting Cape May? We had passed the inn many times during other stays in Cape May. The décor and design of the inn surpasses any B&B we have ever visited in Cape May and beyond. The Innkeepers, Susan and Ray are naturals and quickly make you feel as though you are staying with family. Breakfasts are the best and the afternoon happy hours provide great snacks and libations after a day on the beach, shopping or biking. Every amenity that one could want in a B&B and more are readily available. Beach service for chairs and umbrellas included, additional clean and comfortable chairs for early or late trips to the beach, bicycles, storage for wine, etc. are all available and more. The inside and outside of the property are maintained for your comfort down to an immaculate outside shower cleaned twice a day - which I had never experienced. The location is an easy 1 block to the beach. Town is a short walk but located out of all the foot traffic. Ample transportation is available for anyone who would prefer not to walk. This is a "can't miss" property to visit. You will be singing the Inn's praises too if you are lucky enough to stay at the Mission Inn. Bob and Linda, Pennsylvania


Another great stay at The Mission Inn

5 on September 09, 2016

This was our 5th straight year at this wonderful bed and breakfast and we will probably be back again next year. Susan and Ray are great hosts and everything you could possibly need is available. I enjoyed my morning bike rides after breakfast and than going to the beach which is only a block away. Met many wonderful people who were also guests at the Inn.


Great stay at the Mission Inn!

5 on September 08, 2016

We highly recommend staying at the Mission Inn! Susan and Ray are so accommodating and think of all the details. Breakfast is great. They also have an afternoon little happy hour with some great food that was unique. They had great recommendations for meals and they provide bikes, beach chairs, and beach umbrellas that made life so much easier! Looking forward to going back!


Great Place to Stay

5 on September 08, 2016

Great hospitality offered Mission Inn and great owners. You won't be dissapointed!


A Perfect B&B in Cape May

5 on September 02, 2016

Located a short block from the beach and about a mile from the Washington Street mall you will really be in a perfect spot in Cape May. Your hosts Susan and Raymond treat everyone like family and your vacation can begin as soon as you arrive. Beach towels and passes as well as umbrella and chair service at the beach are provided free of charge. There are bicycles to use anytime as well. When you return from the beach there is a nice outdoor shower and wonderful happy hour snacks and drinks available to enjoy before you head out for dinner. The rooms as well as all of the common areas are spotless. Breakfast is always delicious with lots of home grown and local produce included. We have been back 3 times and are looking forward to our visit next year.


Perfection

5 on August 31, 2016

My boyfriend and I recently returned from our 3rd stay at mission inn. From the owners to the guests to the food...all just perfect!!! Sue and Ray have thought of every detail to make your stay comfortable and stress free!


Wonderful experience

5 on August 27, 2016

We had a wonderful stay at the Mission Inn. The hospitality provided was the best ever. Loved our room, scrumptious breakfasts and snacks. Can't wait to go back. Cindy and Joe Gimont


World Class!

5 on August 27, 2016

I just got back from a girls getaway to celebrate the GIFT of life as my Best friend is 10 years Cancer Victorious. Susan and Ray are unequivocally world class people who make you feel as part of their family. They create a amazing culture and everyone we happen to have met during our stay felt as if we known each other for years. Loved our porch talks during snack time and Leslie who is the amazing chef serves up the best Breakfast you will ever sink your teeth into! Exceptional place and let me tell you the owners are so over the top in everything.. there is no other B&B that can ever top this place..


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Rooms & Rates

San Diego de Alcala

King bed with hand crafted mission headboard,cathedral ceiling, central A/C and heat, fireplace, 2-person Jacuzzi, 2-person luxury shower with 8 body sprays & 2 shower heads, 32" flat screen TV & DVD player, murals, original wood floors with radiant heat, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, CD clock radio, comfortable arm chair.

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

Nightly Rate: $300 - $300

Santa Barbara

King bed with handcrafted mission headboard, glass enclosed 2-person luxury shower with 8 body sprays & multiple shower heads, fireplace, 32" flat screen TV & DVD player, central A/C and heat, ceiling fan, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, CD clock radio, comfortable arm chair.

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

Nightly Rate: $225 - $225

San Juan Capistrano

King bed with hand crafted mission headboard, private bathroom with glass enclosed shower, fireplace, central A/C and heat, ceiling fan, flat screen TV & DVD player, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, CD clock radio, comfortable arm chair. Overlooks patio gardens.

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

Nightly Rate: $205 - $205

San Buenaventura

King bed with hand crafted mission headboard, glass enclosed 1-person Jacuzzi & shower, fireplace, TV & DVD player, central A/C and heat, ceiling fan, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, CD clock radio, comfortable arm chair.

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

Nightly Rate: $225 - $225

San Francisco de Asis

King bed with handcrafted mission headboard, cathedral ceiling, fireplace, sunken 2-person Jacuzzi tub, glass enclosed shower with double showerhead and 4 body sprays, flat screen TV & DVD player, central A/C and heat, ceiling fan, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, CD clock radio, comfortable arm chair.

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

Nightly Rate: $270 - $270

Santa Clara

King bed with handcrafted mission headboard, 2-person Jacuzzi tub, glass enclosed 2-person luxury shower, fireplace, flat screen TV & DVD player, central A/C and heat, ceiling fan, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, CD clock radio and comfortable arm chair.

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

Nightly Rate: $240 - $240

San Luis Rey

King bed with handcrafted mission headboard, private bathroom with 2-person luxury shower, fireplace, flat screen TV/DVD player, central A/C and heat, ceiling fan, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, CD clcok radio, comfortable seating area with love seat.

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

Nightly Rate: $230 - $230

San Juan Bautista

King bed with handcrafted mission headboard/day bed/trundle bed, fireplace, private bathroom with 2-person Jacuzzi and glass enclosed shower with 2 showerheads and 4 body sprays AND flat screen TV with DVD/CD player in bathroom, ALSO...32" flat screen TV and DVD player in guestroom, central A/C and heat, ceiling fan, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, CD clock radio and comfortable seating area.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $310 - $310

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Location

Location Type

Oceanfront, Oceanview

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Internet Service, Library, Telephone, Wi-Fi , Wireless, beach chairs, beach towels,, beach umbrellas, bicycles, parking, outdoor verandah dining for breakfast, afternoon refreshments w/appetizers and, hors d'oeuvres. One block from beach, and boardwalk.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos

On-site activities

Bicycles, Boating, Sailing, Swimming

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Varies
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Payment in full for one night stay. Fifty percent deposit required otherwise.
  • Cancellations: $35 cancellation fee with 15 day prior notice.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Susan Babineau-Roberts & Raymond Roberts

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

Hospitality/Entertaining; Gardening; Cooking/Baking; Walks on the Beach; Bicycling; Time Spent with Family and Friends

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8-9:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Outdoor verandah, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten/Wheat Free


Signature Dish

Sweet souffles
Creatively prepared individual souffles with various topping presentation i.e. triple berry assortment with berry sauce and creme freche or sauteed cinnamon apples and dollop of fresh chocolate whipped cream.