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

Romantic getaway

5 on February 06, 2017

We have stayed twice at the mission inn and each time is better than before¿¿ It is a wonderful romantic getaway and the food is incredible!


Best B&B in Cape May!

5 on January 29, 2017

Such a welcoming place. So comfortable and charming. We love Chris Ming to the Misson Inn. This was our 3rd visit and we booked again on our way home for the summer.


Wonderful Winter Weekend

5 on January 25, 2017

My husband and I stayed at the Mission Inn with another couple for a weekend in January to beat the post holiday blues and had a wonderful time. Wendy & Laura were wonderful hosts and took care of our every need. They even offered us discount coupons to local businesses. There were endless treats and it was so cozy sitting in front of their huge fireplace on a cold, rainy afternoon. We have already made our reservation to return in June and cannot wait.


Pure Bliss!

5 on January 25, 2017

I grew up in Cape May moving there after the March, 1962 storm with my family. I moved away to go to college ( 1980) and re-settled elsewhere...yet Cape May holds my heart and soul. I have re-visted frequently over the past years. Most recently, in a variety of Bed and Breakfasts in the town. This past weekend my sister and I stayed at The Mission Inn...a building I remember as a child but then as the residence of a local artist. WOW....I think The Mission Inn is my new home away from home! I wanted to put on my P.J's and slippers, cuddle up with a good book and enjoy the fire, the company of Laura and Wendy ( the owners) , and move in! There are not enough words to describe the accommodations, the hearty home made breakfast by Leslie and the warmth I felt during my all to short stay. I don't think I will ever stay anywhere else in Cape May!! If Laura and Wendy are reading this...your hearts will feel the warmth that cape may offers and your souls will be nourished by the seas everyday! Thank you , thank you , thank you!! Kim


Marty and Joanne's Weekend Get away

5 on January 20, 2017

We tried the Mission Inn for the first time last June. We had such a great time that we reserved it again for my wife Joanne's birthday weekend last week. We were a little concerned when we saw that the inn had been sold. Our fears went away after meeting the new owners Wendy and Laura. We had a great two night stay and were very happy with the experience. Both Wendy and Laura along with the staff could not have been any nicer. They made us feel like we were home away from home. The rooms are comfortable and well appointed.


Great Winter Escape

5 on January 19, 2017

This past weekend was our first visit to the Mission Inn and it was wonderful. Wendy & Laura were great host and took care of our every need. They were great with suggestions for things to do and even gave us discount coupons to some of the local businesses. The only recommendations I could make are 1 - get a small dog to sit on visitor's laps and 2 - keep some ice cream on hand as all the ice cream places on Washington Mall were closed:-).


Another great stay at the Mission Inn

5 on January 04, 2017

My wife I enjoyed another wonderful, relaxing stay at the Mission Inn this past December. It is really a beautiful place and the food and company were outstanding. Wendy and Laura are great hosts. We hope to return many times in the future.


Excellent bed & breakfast!

4.6 on December 28, 2016

Absolutely amazing! The property is gorgeous equipped with everything you could possibly desire and more! Wine, beer, snacks, port wine and games to name a few. The hosts/owners are incredible and the chef for breakfast is amazing as well! An absolute must if you intend on visiting the Cape May area!


Another wonderful stay at The Mission Inn

5 on December 23, 2016

I love food and this Inn is outstanding in that respect. The breakfasts and the afternoon refreshments are gourmet. The rooms are comfortable and beautiful. The new owners are keeping up the standards set by the previous Innkeepers. This is our favorite B&B in the whole world.


The Mission Inn is my go to!

5 on December 22, 2016

The Inn is well kept, the owners are super friendly and accommodating, the rooms are warm and cozy and the breakfasts and apps never disappoint. There's no need to look anywhere else on 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

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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.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Wendy Collins

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 veranda during spring/summer/fall months, 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.


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