Leith Hall Historic Seashore Inn

22 Ocean St , Cape May, NJ 08204-2412 USA (Show map)


Ocean views from all the rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, large porch with rocking chairs, Restored 1880s Victorian, near beach and shops, delicious breakfast & afternoon refreshments, free WiFi, queen & king beds, flat-screen TVs - cable and DVD players, beach towels and chairs, free parking.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Friendly hosts and great breakfasts.

4.4 on July 15, 2017

Experienced b nb hosts were personable and made us feel special. They upgraded our room with an ocean view. They had taken special care to research the history of the Victorian period rooms reflected in the decor. Took great pride in talking about the history and restoration of the inn. The rooms were clean and inviting close to ocean and downtown. Breakfast and tea were highlights. a great b n b experience.

Relaxing, convenient, delicious

4.8 on June 03, 2017

The hosts were friendly, the food was awesome, the location was convenient to everything. My husband is hard to please, he said he would definitely go back. That is a large compliment. The trip was relaxing and enjoyable.

Quiet and friendly

5 on May 27, 2017

We had a wonderful time. Everyone was so nice and we felt that we were family. If you need anything, all you have to do is ask. We met other travelers and still, It felt like we were all friends. The location is excellent for walking to shops, ocean, and restaurants.

We had an amazing weekend!

5 on October 12, 2016

The owners were incredibly friendly and the breakfast was amazing. We would definitely stay here again.

Charming. Period!

5 on August 02, 2016

We have been going for over 20 years. They are aware of our special requests and needs and take care of them without our having to ask every year. There are two rooms we have stayed in over the years. The decoration is clever and well done. The rooms are comfortable (and clean). We are constantly amazed how the room gets done almost as soon as we turn around. A very, nice touch. Dining consists of breakfast and tea. The chef does a very good job and fortunately for me appreciates the importance of chocolate a part of tea. You will get to talk to the owners who, in addition to being people-people, are very knowledgeable about all things Victorian and beyond. (They travel through Europe. This time we got great advice on Florence.) Our rooms both have ocean views. ENJOY!

A B&B to Remember

4.8 on November 03, 2015

With so many B&Bs to choose from in Cape May, it can be hard to narrow your search. Hopefully what I am about to say helps you decide on Leith Hall, one of the best lodging experience I've ever had. My wife and I have been coming to Cape May for about 6 years and never before have we stayed in a place so accommodating. Elan and Suzie are courteous, considerate, and professional but also very personable. Their collective knowledge of Victorian culture and travel is a treat to hear about. The entire building is authentically decorated in 19th-century Victorian furniture. We stayed in the Turkish suite which included a fridge/kitchen area, sitting room, table and chairs, a king bed, and private bathroom. Our room was always promptly cleaned in the morning while we ate. Modest though he is, Elan is a phenomenal chef, and his experience shows with every breakfast and afternoon tea. Do yourself a favor and stay at Leith Hall. Conveniently located, friendly staff, and it's sure to be a fine addition to your stay in the already-beautiful Cape May.

Anniversary Getaway

4.6 on August 24, 2015

This was our first trip to Cape May. We were celebrating our 22nd wedding anniversary. We have stayed at B&Bs before , but this was absolutely the BEST! Room was amazing. Breakfast as well as afternoon tea were wonderful. Susan and Elan are gracious hosts and we did not want to leave. This is going to be a place we return to. M &S Ringtown, Pa

A Very Special B&B

4.4 on April 08, 2015

What a fun B&B. Leith Hall truly captures the Victorian era décor and ambiance, while being very comfortable. Returning to Cape May for the first time in 20 years, we were looking for an ocean view room for our one early Springtime night in Cape May and had a supreme view from our spacious 2nd Floor Suite. It was an easy, short walk to the ocean. We have always loved the Bradbury & Bradbury Art Wallpapers since seeing them in the Ebenezer Maxwell House Mansion Museum in Germantown/Philadelphia, PA, and so, were very pleased to be able to see them put to beautiful use and to live in such a fun space for a day. The innkeepers, world-adventurers, Susan and Elan, were very personable, and gracious, knowledgeable, and present. The afternoon tea was a wonderful respite. The buffet style breakfast was very good ~ delicious thick slices of Challah French Toast, Sausage, and Fruit Bowl on our morning, Some B&B's we've stayed in ~ in PA, New York, and California most recently ~ offered a larger spread or more breakfast choices, but the Leith Hall breakfast was gratifying. We also liked the location of Leith Hall - close to the ocean, and to the Washington Street street-mall. We will want to stay at Leith Hall on our next visit to Cape May - which we hope will be within the next year (and not the gone too long twenty years!).

We had a wonderful stay

4.6 on August 13, 2014

The room was wonderful,clean and comfortable. The breakfast was so good,sitting on the porch watching Cape May start the day was very relaxing. I know it is an innkeepers job to be NICE,but Susan and Elan truly ARE nice. Most thing you want to do are in easy walking distance even for seniors like us. We had a great time.

Recent stay.

4.6 on July 16, 2014

Elan and Susan are wonderful hosts. We loved our room. Staying at Leith Hall made our anniversary special.This was our second time here,and we will definitely return soon. The Sloane's

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Rooms & Rates

Iris Room

First floor large room with king-size bed, private bathroom, A/C, flat-screen cable TV, little refrigerator, antiques, Victorian reproduction wallpaper with irises in it.

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $245

Turkish Suite

Large suite with a bedroom with a king-size bed and a sitting room with a sofa, table and chairs, little refrigerator, flat-screen cable TV with DVD player, A/C, private bathroom with a bathtub (shower over it), exotic revival Victorian decorations and wallpaper, a view of the ocean from the bedroom window.

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

Nightly Rate: $195 - $295

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Location Type

Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town, Wine country


Atlantic City, NJ (ACY) 40 miles

Directions to property:

Atlantic City Expressway West to Garden State Parkway South to Cape May. Lafayette Street to Ocean Street. Turn left onto Ocean Street and take almost to the beach. Last Victorian house on the righthand side (1/2 block from the ocean)

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Tours, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Ironing Board, Library, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Telephone, Videos , 24 hr pantry area with beverages and ice, ocean views and large porch, Beach towels and chairs, iron, ironing board & hairdryers, small VCR tapes/DVD library at no charge, On-site limited parking

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Walking tours, Lighthouse tours, Trolley Tours, House & Museum tours, Theater, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only only on exterior porch
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited age 12 and older
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: varies between 1 to 3 nights
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: For one night stays, the entire amount is due in advance. For longer stays, 50% of the entire amount is due in advance and applied to your entire stay.
  • Cancellations: If you cancel or shorten your reservation more than 2 weeks in advance of your arrival, we will return your deposit minus a $30.00 processing fee. Sorry, your deposit (half of your stay) is not refundable if you cancel or shorten your reservation within 2 weeks of your expected arrival.
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Elan & Susan Zingman-Leith

Languages spoken

Yiddish, English, French

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Antiques, preservation, history

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  • Time Served: 8:30-10:00
  • Serving Location: parlor, porch

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Elan's eggs
scrambled eggs made with cream cheese and dill


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