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
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

First stay

4.6 on April 26, 2016

A great place to get away from everyday life. Susan and Ray are the best. This was my fiancé and I first time staying at a bed and breakfast and we didn't know what to expect. We loved it, very cozy and relaxing, the room was spacey and very nice. Just had a little misunderstanding with the lady who cooks for breakfast who said something that was disrespectful and I'm sure she wouldn't had said to anyone else who stayed there but other than that it's a great place to stay.


Perfect

5 on March 20, 2016

Everything is just wonderful. Susan and Ray are nice and sweet. This is the best BNB we have been to.


The best B&B ever!

5 on March 16, 2016

The Mission Inn is fabulous. Susan and Ray are welcoming, genuine, sincere and accommodating. You feel like you are home with family. The inn is gorgeous and has a calm and peaceful energy. When it's time to leave you feel relaxed and rejuvenated. Our first experience at the Mission Inn was in 2003 and we went again in February of 2016, it was everything and more when we returned. Thank you Susan and Ray ~ you are the "best."


Not your average B&B

5 on March 09, 2016

My husband and I recently stayed at The Mission Inn and this is not your average Bed & Breakfast. Susan and Ray go over the top in making sure your stay is perfect. They have everything you could possibly need from your homemade gourmet breakfast right down to appetizers and baked goods throughout the day. The Inn is decorated like the California Mission so it is not your average Victorian style Bed and Breakfast. That is what makes it so unique. I can't say one bad thing about our stay. It was absolutely wonderful! I would definitely stay here again.


Consistently Outstanding!!

5 on February 22, 2016

This is the fourth time my wife and I have stayed at the Mission Inn. We will not stay anywhere else in Cape May. The rooms, atmosphere, cleanliness of the Inn, the breakfasts and afternoon hors d'oeuvres are outstanding. Susan and Raymond treat you like you are part of their family. The decor of the Mission Inn makes you feel that you are in one of the California missions. Thank you Susan and Ray.


Fell in Love on Valentine Getaway

5 on February 20, 2016

I visited Cape May for a weekend escape with my Valentine, and we Fell In Love with the Mission Inn. I can tell you first hand this is a Great B&B. A GREAT B&B ! Our first time here and we couldn't imagine a better place to stay, in Cape May or anywhere else. Fabulous atmosphere, superb accommodations, impeccably detailed decor, wonderful bed, roomy bath, every comfort you'd expect, delightful breakfast, hospitality second to none, and the overall comfort of home. We felt like we belonged the minute we stepped through the door and were met with a big warm hug. Hugs continued much of the weekend. It seemed like every guest was having the same experience we were... and that led to more hugs. We left the Inn with a few more friends than we had when we arrived. Thank you Ray, Susan, Leslie, and staff. You made our Valentine's escape truly a memory to treasure.


By Far the BEST Bed & Breakfast

5 on February 18, 2016

I consider myself a connoisseur on Bed & Breakfast establishments because I have been to so many of them from New Jersey to Pennsylvania to New York. The Mission was by far the best Bed & Breakfast we have stayed at so far. From the beautiful rooms decorated in California style, the kind and attentive owners Susan and Raymond who made you feel like you were part of their family, to the amazing gourmet breakfast. I would highly recommend this Bed & Breakfast. You leave relaxed and pampered it’s a real “don’t miss” experience. Thank you so much Susan and Raymond for a wonder Valentine weekend!!


Best experience ever at a Bed and Breakfast!

5 on February 17, 2016

My daughter first went to the Mission Inn and raved about it. My husband and I were skeptical but made the reservations to go Valentine's Weekend (one of the coldest on record!) But you know we had a wonderful time, met extraordinary people and Ray and Susan could not be more helpful and gracious. We along with the rest of guests unanimously agreed we would gladly live there year round. We enjoyed our stay so much that we made reservations after the first day there to return in September.


Wonderful B&B in Cape May

4.6 on February 10, 2016

This B&B is probably one of the best in the country. The place is beautiful with murals painted on various walls throughout the rooms and the common areas. All rooms have gas fireplaces and many have jacuzzi tubs. Breakfast is amazingly good thanks to the chef Leslie. Appetizers are served in the afternoons from 3 to 5 which are also very good! The place is one block from the beach and in walking distance from many shops and restaurants. If you enjoy biking, there are bikes for your use during your stay. The owners (Susan and Ray) are fantastic. They truly make you feel like you are at home and you will want for nothing while there. My husband and I plan to make this an annual trip. We definitely were sad to have to leave!


The Mission Inn getaway

4.4 on January 20, 2016

Ray and Susan made our stay a wonderful getaway. Can't wait to come back.


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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.