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

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.


Best B&B in Cape May

5 on December 21, 2015

The Mission Inn is a hidden gem. The California mission theme doesn't quite fit into the whole Cape May Victoriana vibe, but that's a good thing. It's beautiful and cozy and unique. The innkeepers, Susan and Ray, are the absolute best: warm, accommodating, gracious. Couldn't recommend it more highly.


OUTSTANDING

5 on December 16, 2015

If you are looking for a well run B&B than I recommend you try the Mission Inn. The hosts Susan and Ray are wonderful, the rooms are very comfortable and the heated tile floors are great. The inn is very quiet and relaxing and the breakfasts are a real treat. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.


Romantic Stay

5 on December 01, 2015

Cape May is one of the Bread and Breakfast Mecca's in USA. Our stay at the Mission Inn with hosts Susan and Ray was excellent. They genuinely love what they do. The rooms are very clean, unique, and nice sized. The shower Jaccuzi was a very nice touch. Breakfast was superb. Everything blended very well our palates. Their location is close enough to walk to the many attractions yet far enough away to relax in peace and comfor on one of their decks,patio, or solarium. Hors d'oeuvres are served every afternoon and plenty on site parking. During the summer, they have free beach service. They will completely set up your favorite beach location. This and many other amenities included in your stay. Next year we will taking our friends to share this experience with us. For the price it's no wonder why they are rated number three in Tripadvisor.


mini-getaway

4.8 on November 20, 2015

Our hosts were very welcoming and accommodating, very friendly, and helpful. It was an enjoyable stay.


This little Gem!

5 on November 18, 2015

There was absolutely nothing wrong with the few days we spent at the Mission Inn! Not one single thing! Susan and Ray are Aces not just as Innkeepers, but as people! They helped us to do a lot of relaxing in the short period of time that we had. The Mission Inn is a must!!!


Consistent Perfection

5 on November 06, 2015

My wife and I just returned home from our third visit to the Mission Inn in Cape May. The title of the review really sums it up. The Mission Inn is perfect. From the time you walk in the door until you leave you feel totally comfortable and at home. There is no stuffiness, or pretentiousness at all. Hosts Susan and Ray welcome you as a returning family member, and the welcome is absolutely heartfelt. If you've not visited here before, please go. Whether you're there for the first time, or returning, you'll be treated as family. We'd also like to mention two other people who assist Susan and Ray. Janet, who showed us our room was just as welcoming as Susan, and just a wonderful person to talk to. You will think you died and went to heaven when you eat Leslie's unbelievable breakfasts. They are delicious and incredibly creative. We've actually used some of Leslie's ideas for guest at home. We stayed in the San Diego de Alcala room this time. All of the rooms are great. You really can't go wrong. Then entire Mission Inn is modeled on Spanish missions, and is just beautiful, and such a nice change from overwhelmingly Victorian Cape May. Bottom line...go! You'll not regret it.


October mini vacation

5 on October 21, 2015

A very warm and friendly place. The hosts make you feel at home. The food is extraordinary. A beautiful inn in a wonderful location. It offers everything you need for a seaside vacation. Hosts are knowledgeable about the area - happy to give recommendations for dining and even simple things like where to park. I will return and highly recommend this extraordinary inn.


Very relaxing

4.4 on October 15, 2015

This a warm, friendly place with very comfortable beds, outstanding breakfast & very friendly hosts. It's a great place for couples or people who want some quiet time in their lives. Short walk to beach, longer walk to center of Cape May.


Wonderful Weeknight Stay

4.4 on October 11, 2015

My boyfriend and I recently had the pleasure of spending a night at The Mission Inn B&B. We were greeted warmly by the owner upon our arrival, given a tour, and offered hors d'oeuvres. The interior design in each of the rooms and in the common areas is unique and beautifully done. There were plenty of brochures and maps in our room to help us plan activities to do during our stay. This was our first trip to Cape May and we enjoyed it immensely. It's a beautiful area and there's so much to enjoy that our only regret is that we couldn't have stayed longer! We hope to return and would definitely recommend The Mission Inn to anyone planning to visit Cape May.


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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.