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

" Favorite B&B"

4.8 on August 27, 2015

This was our third visit to The Mission Inn and it was as wonderful as the first two times! Susan & Raymond could not make you feel any more welcome . You are truly part of their family . The rooms are absolutely beautiful and meticulously maintained. The entire staff is wonderful and the breakfast prepared by Leslie are the best and most unique breakfast that we have ever enjoyed at a B&B ! It is no wonder that they have such a high ranking as a world class B&B.


our return to Cali

5 on August 26, 2015

Ex-Residents of California AND of Phoenix Arizona, it was like returning to visit many of the missions depicted on the walls of the inn which we visited, attended mass ,and in the case of our 2 years in riverside, Ca where., our children attended Catolic school in an aged mission school/church. The inns owners are genuinely concerned for the happiness of their guests and the breakfast was uniquely outstanding. Spent 2 of our anniversaries including our 51st at this fascinating inn. A short walk to the ocean completes your stay. Cape may also has several quality restaurants for lunch or dinner.A MUST FOR INN LOVERS!


Wonderful, relaxing long weekend

5 on August 21, 2015

Five stars for this wonderful experience. Fresh breakfast each morning - customized for dietary issues, appetizers in the afternoon which were high quality eats, a refrigerator full of free drinks, free chairs and umbrellas set up for you at the beach, free beach passes, free access to bikes, and on and on! The rooms were large in size and didn't have any musty smell that some rooms have at the beach. Beautiful common areas. We are coming back!!


Never Disappointed

5 on August 14, 2015

This is our 5th time staying at the Mission Inn and it was once again a wonderful experience. We started coming to Cape May in 2009 and ever since we found the Mission Inn in 2010, we couldn't imagine staying anywhere else. The grounds are beautiful and very well maintained and Susan, Ray, and their staff are always very friendly and helpful. The food is also very delicious and they go out of the way to make sure any special dietary needs are met. They've added a new beach service this year that makes getting setup on the beach very easy and is a nice addition to the many amenities they already offer. We would highly recommend staying at the Mission Inn for you next Cape May visit.


THE MISSION IN B&B IN CAPE MAY, NJ

5 on August 12, 2015

This is our 4th stay with The Mission Inn. This will be an annual trip for the two of us and we look forward to it all year. No other B&B can compare. The Mission Inn offers everything you could want and then some. The breakfasts are NEVER the same and always both delicious and beautifully presented. Afternoon snacks also are different every day, both hot and cold, and not to be missed. Rooms are amazing!


Always a pleasant stay

5 on August 06, 2015

Susan and her team always make us feel at home, we look forward to our return every year. Leslie's breakfasts are unmatched, I'm a picky eater, and she always seems to expand my palate and make awesome dishes. We always enjoy our stay at the Mission Inn.


The Mission Inn in Cape May NJ - We will never stay at any other place in Cape May after visiting The Mission Inn

5 on August 03, 2015

We had our first ever bed and breakfast experience at The Mission Inn in Cape May New Jersey last week and we will never stay at any other place in Cape May after this experience. Susan and Ray are wonderful innkeepers and their B&B is immaculate. Every room is exceptionally clean and the house is so warm and welcoming. The attention to detail that has been put into the home is incredible. The paintings are beautiful all throughout the home. Every morning was a treat when the chef Leslie brought our breakfast to us while sitting outside on the veranda. The fruit was so fresh and the breakfast dishes were off the charts good. There is a beach service so you don't have to drag chairs and umbrellas back and forth. You just walk to the beach and tell them you are with The Mission Inn and they bring the chairs and umbrella to you and then you just leave them there when you leave the beach. Everything about The Mission Inn is off the charts and we highly recommend this bed and breakfast. Anyone who spends anytime there will not be disappointed. When we first arrived, Susan welcomed us home and that is exactly what our time spent there felt like. We were so spoiled! We feel badly for all the other B&B's out there because it will be next to impossible to top our experience at The Mission Inn. We will be returning there every time we visit Cape May NJ.


Perfect...again

5 on July 28, 2015

The Mission Inn was perfect once again. This was our second stay and everything from the room to the food to the staff, was excellent. Susan is the hardest working innkeeper in the business. She has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to Cape May, any questions, ask her. There is a reason that the Mission Inn stays atop the charts as the #1 B&B in Cape May, just stay a few days and see for yourself. Scott R.


Best B&B in Cape May

5 on June 21, 2015

Went to the Mission Inn for our honeymoon 10 years ago and returned for our 10 th anniversary. We have been to a lot of B&B's in Cape May and this one is the best. Susan and Ray are gracious hosts and want everything to be right. The breakfasts are excellent and the afternoon refreshments cannot be beat. All the rooms are comfortable and the common rooms are equally fine. Add in the bicycles, towels, beach umbrellas and chairs and you cannot have a bad time. Our favorite B&B!


Weekend Stay

5 on June 10, 2015

Very nice place to stay - The hosts were friendly and made us feel comfortable from the moment we arrived. We were impressed that they remember everyone's name and introduced everyone to one another. Enjoyed it all. Howard and Pat


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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

Location

Location Type

Oceanfront, Vista oceano

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.