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

MISSION INN-CAPE MAY, NJ

5 on August 11, 2016

Once again, this is our favorite trip of the year. The Mission Inn is first class all the way. Ray and Susan, the innkeepers, go above and beyond to make all guests feel like family. They provide so much more than other B&Bs. Gourmet breakfasts every morning - never duplicated in the 6 years we've been going. Rooms are exquisite. Kitchen is available and stocked 24/7 (tea, lemonade, wine, soda, baked goods). They provide afternoon snacks - a selection of hot and cold. They provide bikes, beach chairs, beach tags, umbrellas - and you can also get an umbrella and beach chairs at the beach - for free - just show your room key. The Mission Inn is one block off the beach, easy walk to town and lots of places to eat and shop. Enjoy - we do!


Simply THE best!

5 on August 11, 2016

My husband and I were so tremendously impressed by the level of service provided by our hosts Susan and Ray and their wonderful chef Leslie. We enjoyed our 3 night stay immensely! Beds were comfortable; the common areas of this home are big and breezy; and the homemade farm-to-table breakfasts on the beautiful veranda are luscious! We were surrounded by nature---the colorful gardens, gentle breezes, sounds of the ocean. Susan and Ray were the perfect hosts: Susan provided an important comprehensive welcome tour that included showing us the locations of the complimentary bikes; all of the complimentary 24 hour beverages and homemade cookies (jar was never empty!); games/puzzles; and tour guide books. The breakfasts were sumptuous and served hot out of the kitchen by their friendly chef Leslie. We had a wonderful bacon/arugula/peach grilled sandwich on whole grain toast one morning and a cherry clafouti (like a cobbler) that were some of the best breakfasts I've ever eaten. Each morning began with fresh seasonal fruit and unlimited coffees and juices. Ray and Susan were both available during our weekend breakfasts with a kind word and tips about the locale. They struck the perfect balance between host, tour guide, and concierge and now we are pleased to call them friends. They have thought of everything, leaving no detail regarding their guests' comfort to chance and, unbelievably, they make it look effortless! Hats off to you Susan and Ray! This beautiful establishment is only a stone's throw from the beach and an easy bike ride to town (with complimentary bikes!) We'll certainly be going back. Thank you Susan and Ray!


Another incredible stay

5 on August 07, 2016

This is our 4th trip to the Mission Inn and it truly gets better and better. There are more amenities such as concierge service on the beach. Reservations for favorite restaurants are made on your behalf..no need to scramble...the food becomes more exquisite....gourmet does not do it justice...mid day "appe-treats" (as I will call them).willl satisfy the most discriminating palate...imagine coming in off the beach....hands free of course...an outdoor enclosed shower and fresh towels await you......get rid of the sand..and walk up to the covered veranda, a plate full of treats and a glass of wine...gets you ready for a beautiful journey into town and a fantastic meal. As bikes are provided (along with beach passes!)....you ability to explore Cape May secret hiding places become unlimited. For those of you who need even more pampering...check out the 10 head....10 head shower experience...you may never leave!


We were overwhelmed with joy!

5 on August 06, 2016

The Mission Inn is first class all the way.


Wouldn't consider another location in Cape May.

5 on July 26, 2016

I am an engineer. And as you would expect I had a spreadsheet of websites with different criteria and ratings that I was looking for in a B&B. I simply wanted our vacation to be PERFECT. After I spent way too much time looking at everything in the area I picked The Mission Inn. I still wasn't 100% certain of my decision. However, my concerns were put to ease even before we arrived. They sent us an email asking for details of our arrival time and any dietary restrictions. Everything was perfect; from the beach bikes available to the beautifully laid out rooms. I hope you trust all the time I spent investigating for you. We will DEFINITELY stay here again when we are in town.


The Best Ever

5 on July 26, 2016

The title of this review says it all. From the time you walk in until the time you regrettably have to leave, you feel like you are at home, except everything is provided for you....including bicycles, beach chairs and beach umbrellas, and beach towels.... Just bring a simple change of clothes and a tooth brush. Breakfasts to die for....croissant French toast stuffed with blueberries and cheese. Susan and Ray are so much more than gracious hosts....this is their passion! We will be back!!!


We went home again.

4.6 on July 22, 2016

The owners are like family. We have been visiting the Inn for 8 years. We have stayed in 4 rooms, each one offered a different appeal to us due to the time of year and amount of luggage! We have formed a relationship with the staff and Leslie's breakfasts are amazing. Our calendar is out so that we can choose our next visit.


Best B&B Ever!

4.8 on July 19, 2016

Such thoughtfulness throughout. Service, food and cleanliness all a "10". I would never stay anywhere else in The Cape May area.


Wonderful Bed and Breakfast!!

5 on July 16, 2016

The Mission Inn was AMAZING!!! It was clean, beautiful, and full of incredible detail. The hospitality was unparalleled, and we felt welcome from the first time we walked thru their doors. Our stay was lovely, and our only regret was that we could not have stayed longer! Breakfast was a special treat every day, with the chef (Leslie) tailoring meals to everyone's specific tastes/needs. The proprietor/owner (Susan) was so in tune to the needs of her guests, and she went out of her way to make 100% sure that we had everything we needed. He goal was nothing short of making sure every guest had a perfect stay.


Our happy place!

5 on July 11, 2016

The Mission Inn is our home away from home,we had a wonderful time there and we try to go every year but would like to go more often. Susan, Ray and their staff always make it enjoyable. John and Lisa Arato, Staten Island, NY


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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.