Peter Shields Inn

1301 Beach Avenue , Cape May, NJ 08204 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


The ocean is only steps away! The Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant is considered to be one of the finest examples of Georgian Revival Arcitecture in the United States. The mansion is host to one of Cape May's finest gourmet restaurants, as well as comfortable, well appointed guest rooms most of which have ocean views, fireplaces and all have updated bathrooms. Rates include full breakfast, afternoon refreshments,plus use of,beach chairs, umbrellas, beach towels, and bicycles.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.6


5 on June 04, 2015

I had reserved a lovely room at Peter Shields Inn, but unfortunately, the room was in disrepair according to the staff and they could not rent it to us upon our arrival. They did offer to find us another room at a comparable B&B and were able to do that in the same area. So it all worked out. They were very apologetic. I will try again at another time to stay at Peter Shields Inn, since it does look lovely. I am unable to rate, so I gave all a five star.

Friendly people, good restaurant

4.2 on December 23, 2014

The old windows in our room didn't seal very well and the heater was unreliable, but those are our only complaints. The restaurant was outstanding and the included breakfast was excellent. The location right on the beach is great. It's about a mile of pleasant walking to downtown.

Great getaway -- I highly recommend it!

4.0 on December 17, 2014

We were only there for a night but it was beautiful and romantic and I will definitely be back for a longer stay!

Great time!

4.8 on March 04, 2014

Very nice, clean, and all the amenities you recieve were amazing.

Excellent Christmas time getaway!

4.0 on December 22, 2013

We loved the PSI, it was a delightful break in the hectic Christmas season. Cape May was decorated beautifully and the shops were great!

Historic Mansion by the beach

4.8 on August 14, 2013

Interesting historic and beautiful B&B right across from the beach in Cape May. Very friendly and helpful staff made us feel at home. They provided loaner bikes and beach equipment and made our wedding anniversary trip a memorable one.

Seaside elegance without stuffiness

5 on July 14, 2013

Peter Shields is a beautiful old mansion made into a B&B. Service is friendly. Umbrellas, bikes, beach chairs are provided. The dinning room is spread out throughout the downstairs. Grand piano in lobby provides music throughout. Kahil Gunther is a delight to hear. My only reservation is the lack of reservation for specific tables. Porch tables are on a first come first serve basis. I think guests should have first choice of tables.

Recent Stay June 9 - 2013 - 3 nights

5 on June 13, 2013

We stayed in room 6, very nice and quiet, even though they had 2 weddings going on. Staff very good, breakfast, wine and cheese very good. I would stay here again, loved the beach right across the street,

A Very Special Place To Stay in Cape May

5 on May 08, 2013

We recently visited PSI on our way home from Virginia to NJ with our new car. We had the pleasure of trying two rooms: Room 1 on the second floor facing the ocean and Room 6 on the third floor. The first is lovely and good sized, but subject to more sounds of other guest socializing in the second floor sitting room or from the dining room below if they happen to have an unusually late crowd, which I'm told is not common. We moved to the much quieter third floor on our second night and very much enjoyed the smaller, freshly renovated room. Our one dinner at their famed restaurant was outstanding. They deserve all the accolades!

Perfect Little Getaway

4.4 on April 21, 2013

My husband and I went for a mini honeymoon. We only stayed one night but we fell so in love with Peter Sheilds Inn that we wanted to stay longer. Our room was beautiful. The staff was very helpful and everything within the house was perfect. We loved our stay so much that we are looking forward to returning next year!

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Rooms & Rates

Room 1

Oceanfront, king size bed, large bathroom, with soaking tub and glass and tile shower, fireplace.

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

Nightly Rate: $140 - $425

Room 2

Oceanfront, queen size bed, bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, shower and a fireplace.

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

Nightly Rate: $130 - $400

Room 3

Ocean view, king size bed, Jacuzzi tub with shower and a fireplace.

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $375

Room 4

King size bed, large bathroom with 2 person Jacuzzi tub and seperate shower, fireplace and porch

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $140 - $425

Room 5

Cozy room, queen size bed, new bathroom with glass and tile shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $99 - $245

Room 6

Oceanfront dormer window, king size bed, Jacuzzi tub with shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $110 - $400

Room 7

View of the ocean from oceanfront dormer window,and bedside window, beautiful glass shower, fireplace, king size bed.

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

Nightly Rate: $130 - $400

Room 8

Ocean view, king bed, fireplace and Jacuzzi tub with shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $400

Room 9

King size bed, new bathroom with glass and tile shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $110 - $400

Check Dates


Location Type

Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town


Atlantic City, NJ (ACY)

Directions to property:

The Peter Shields Inn is located in Cape May, NJ, at the southern end of the Garden State Parkway. When entering town, turn left at Sidney Street, left again at Washington Street, and right at the traffic island. Follow Pittsburgh Avenue to Beach Avenue. Turn right, and turn right again at the next street.

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, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Private Outdoor Shower and Changing Room, Bicycles, Beach Chairs, Umbrellas and Towels, Golf at Wildwood CC, Fresh Flowers, On-Site Parking

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Video Arcade, Water sports

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 2:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children 12 and above are allowed.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: minimum stay of two nights required on weekends and holidays summer season.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit
  • Cancellations: Deposits on cancellations 30 days prior to arrival will be fully refunded. 29 days to 72 hours a fully credit for a future stay will be issued. Within 72 hrs no refunds will be made.



Danielle & Karen

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

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  • Time Served: 8:30 till 10:00
  • Serving Location: Ocean Front Porch Weather Permitting, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

PSI Lobster
Maine Lobster and Jumbo Lump Crab Cake with a zesty lobster stock cognac sauce, accented with tomatoes and cream. Available in our Fine Dining Restaurant nightly.