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The Queen Victoria is Cape May's PREMIER bed and breakfast. Located one block from the beach in the heart of historic Cape May, The Queen Victoria's four Victorian era buildings and 35 guest rooms offer the perfect combination of privacy, social opportunities, modern comforts and historic charm.
4.0 on November 15, 2017
We truly enjoyed our short stay here starting with high tea. The tea and accouterments were excellent. Staff eagerly made reservations at a great local restaurant for us. The only negative was the breakfast actually. The cheesy artichoke bake was just ok, lacking the robust flavor it could have had and the biscuits were very bland...quite disappointing. Were I to run a B&B, breakfast would be a highlight to bring the folks back!
5 on November 13, 2017
Excellent value; the Owners, staff and accomodations are first class.
5 on August 31, 2017
This was our first time staying in this bed and breakfast. It is by far the nicest, cleanest and most accommodating place. We stayed in a newly renovated room that was simply amazing. The innkeepers are so nice and friendly. The greatest perk was that after we checked out, we were able to go to the beach all day and use their outdoor shower facility to freshen up which allowed us to go for a nice dinner before driving home. The shower was a hot shower provided with soap and shampoo and towels - truly wonderful.
3.8 on August 09, 2017
This was our first Bed & Breakfast so we did not know what to expect. We were very satisfied with the experience. Our room was small but very clean. It was very hot in the Queen Victoria. You could not enjoy sitting in the living room or dinning room. Our only complaint was the parking situation at that time of year. The breakfast on the porch was great. We would come again but not in the summer.
Thanks so much for choosing The Queen Victoria for your visit to Cape May and for posting this review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your first B&B experience at The Queen Victoria. While all of our guest rooms are air conditioned, of course, our numerous porches and garden areas (which you enjoyed at breakfast) are much more popular than our "authentic experience" non air conditioned parlors & sitting rooms in the summer. Our House of Royals building is completely air conditioned, and is quite popular for those folks who prefer to spend more time indoors during the summer. Many of our guests have discovered the joys of visiting Cape May in the cooler months, for many reasons. I hope that you'll be among that group!
- Doug (Owner/innkeeper)
4.0 on July 21, 2017
My wife and I made a last minute plan to go to Cape May and the Queen Victoria was one of the only places that had a room available. What was great was that I was able to make this last minute plan and they didn't have a 2 night minimum which we couldn't swing. The room was nice, comfortable and clean. The afternoon tea featured good tea and delicious homemade apple crisp. The breakfast featured a delicious fritatta along with homemade granola, fresh fruit, and yogurt. There are bikes that are free to use as well as beach umbrellas and beach towels. There is also an outside shower. The hosts invited us to use all of those things for the whole day - on the day of checkout. That is a great convenience if you want to spend some more time at the beach. All in all - a great stay.
5 on July 04, 2017
My wife and I have visited the Queen Victoria seven times for our wedding anniversary. Each trip was a wonderful experience. Doug & Anna Marie make you feel welcome from the moment you walk in the door. I think the success of The Queen Victoria to consistently be ranked the top bed & breakfast in Cape May is due the fact that they are constantly making improvements and updating the rooms. The breakfast food is delicious, there is something there to satisfy all the guests. I am sure my wife and I will be returning next year.
4.4 on June 27, 2017
Classic and graceful Victorian style, warm hosts, great breakfast (bananas foster soufflé and homemade strawberry jam), free bikes, all located in the heart of town.
5 on June 09, 2017
My husband and I have stayed at the Queen Victoria twice a year for the past 13 years. We wouldn't even think about staying any place else. The accommodations are beyond compare. Doug and Anna Marie McMain (owners of the Queen Victoria) are so gracious and go beyond pleasing their guests . Actually the entire staff are outstanding. All the rooms are gorgeous! Beautifully appointed and spotless. We love it! We stay in June for our anniversary and come back at the start of the Christmas season. What a lovely experience and we are always sad to leave. Ray and Arlene Smith
5 on March 21, 2017
We generally travel and stay in Cape May twice during the year, and each time we stay at the Queen Victoria. The amenities offered are above and beyond what you would normally expect from a B&B; breakfasts are incredible, and afternoon tea time is a refreshing treat! We always enjoy the company and conversation of other guests, but if chosen, "alone time" is certainly understood. The staff is very professional, courteous, and friendly. Any of the numerous rooms are comfortable, although guests do have their favorites after visiting several times. Innkeepers Anna Marie and Doug do an amazing job running this B&B, thus making it #1 for the past several years. If a trip to Cape May is planned, do not hesitate to stay at the QV! We cannot wait to make a return visit. Mike & Rosemary Eden
5 on February 27, 2017
We have been to the QV 4 times now. Even if we go over night, which has only been one of our stays, it was so relaxing. The area is so beautiful with such a great air for romance. If you and your significant other are looking for a get-away that has great food, great shops, the conveniences to go to the beach and bikes to ride around the area, THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU!!! We have stayed in a different room each time we have gone and are impressed by each one. The conveniences that the QV provides for its residence is just amazing. We love this place so much we have really made an effort each year to go back.
The Crown Jewel is our ultra luxury 2-story suite which provides the ultimate in privacy, romance and relaxation ... perfect for your "Special Occasion". Once our guests stay in the Crown Jewel, they never want to stay in any other room.
Regent's Park is a charming 2 room luxury suite in a little cottage nestled alongside our Prince Albert Hall gardens. Step through your private patio festooned with rocking chairs into a richly decorated sitting room with a romantic gas-log fireplace and a wonderful red leather chesterfield love seat. The huge bathroom features a 2-person/2-head "roll in" shower.
Covent Garden is a ground floor luxury suite with a private entrance. This two-room suite features a twin day bed in the sitting room which can accommodate a third person. In the bedroom, you'll find a romantic brass rail canopy bed and vintage Victorian dresser which give it an old world charm. The large bathroom boasts a one-person whirlpool tub and all of the amenities you'll ever need (and then some).
Kew Garden is a stunning ground floor room with a private entrance in the Prince Albert Hall building. The enticing decor is bright and comfortable, with rich wood elements throughout, including the huge fireplace and antique oak bed. The large bathroom features a gorgeous, large granite vanity and a large step-in shower. The private off-street parking is a very popular feature of Kew Garden.
Charing Cross is a second floor 2 room suite with a private entrance located in our Prince Albert Hall building, which features a twin day bed in the sitting room to accommodate a third person. In the bedroom, you'll find a romantic brass rail canopy bed and vintage Victorian dresser which gives it an old world charm. The large bathroom boasts a one-person whirlpool tub and all of the amenities you'll ever need (and then some).
Hampton Court is an elegant and luxurious suite with a private entrance located in our Prince Albert Hall building. The bedroom of this large, bright, two room open suite is filled with incredible Victorian furniture, giving it the rich, historic feeling so many people visit Cape May for. Hampton Court's rich, hand silk-screened Bradbury & Bradbury wallpapers bring the finest Victorian experience to life with elegance and comfort. A wonderfully cozy fireplace at the foot of the bed adds a touch of romance for a visit during the cooler months. The comfortable loveseat in the sitting room is the perfect place to cuddle up with a book or with your partner to watch a DVD on the 32" LCD HDTV. The private bathroom features an elegant bathtub/shower.
We often refer to Prince Albert as our "sister" or "girlfriend" room as it is very popular with ladies traveling together on holiday. It is a very large, bright room with an unusual (for bed & breakfasts) configuration of two queen beds and a charming bay window alcove sitting area with comfy, plush chairs.
This stunning room is the original master bedroom of our beautiful Queen Victoria building. It features a beautiful four poster queen sized bed, a wonderful sitting area in the bay window alcove with ocean views. The beautiful private bath features a soaking tub with an integrated shower.
Gilbert and Sullivan is a two room suite priced as a large standard room ... it?s one of our best values. You'll love the fireplace and the big step in shower in the bathroom. With 6 windows on 2 sides of the room, Gilbert and Sullivan is a very bright, cheery room (great for opening up and enjoying the ocean breezes!)
Westminster is a spacious room on the second floor of our Prince Albert Hall building. This may be our brightest afternoon room with four windows capturing the sunset each day and three within the bay window sitting area. Westminster features a wonderful king size bed and is filled with period antiques. Two separate sitting areas ensure plenty of room to relax and enjoy this special room. Westminster's large, bright, cheery, and elegant bathroom features a 2-person/2-head step-in shower and a charming pedestal sink set into a handsome marble floor.
The Mayfair is a beautiful, large, premium room located on the second floor of our Prince Albert Hall building. It is a bright, cozy room with a romantic canopy bed nestled into the bed nook. A beautiful vintage Victorian sofa and marble top ?Eastlake? dresser complete the room. The bathroom in the Mayfair features a beautiful two-tiered marble counter with lots of "set down" space for your toiletries and boasts an elegant, large step-in shower.
Bloomsbury is a very bright, cheery room with two large windows in the bedroom and another in the bath. It makes me smile every time I walk into the room. The canopy bed, period Victorian Eastlake dresser, and comfortable Victorian seating make this room a favorite for many of our guests. The afternoon glow from the sunset falling below the scenic roof lines of Decatur & Jackson streets is magical in Bloomsbury.
Knightsbridge is a very popular premium room with windows on three sides (one with an ocean "glimpse"), a stunning king size 4-Poster mahogany canopy bed and a cozy seating area (the pictured sofa has been replaced by the 2 very comfy chairs in my quickie iPhone photo). A charming electric fireplace adds a touch of romance to the room. The bathroom in Knightsbridge is quite special with a very large (our largest in the inn) 2-person/2-head step-in shower, large stained-glass window and a bright cheerful "tube light". Knightsbridge is also very private and conveniently located near our roof deck. The deck isn't private for this room, but most other guests never find it!
Greenwich is a favorite of most photographers and is Doug's personal favorite room. Its gabled roof and interesting little nook give Greenwich loads of character. Women universally love the bathroom in Greenwich, which features a garden sized whirlpool tub (oversized one-person), a bright, cheery window seat and a very large marble counter and sink. Peak out the windows to catch a "glimpse" of the ocean or marvel at the sunset views of Cape May's Victorian skyline.
Chelsea is a bright, charming, premium room located on the third floor of our Prince Albert Hall building. Chelsea has an original "widow's walk" porch, a perfect vantage point to catch a glimpse of the ocean or see what the coming day might bring. Chelsea has a very large bathroom featuring a luxuriant, very large shower, two windows that stream in the morning sun and a large marble counter with lots of "set down" space for your toiletries.
Lilly Langtry is a wonderfully bright, cozy room in every season. Its bright, cheery floral wallpaper brings a smile to every guest upon entry. Lilly Langtry offers excellent value to the discerning traveler with a lush queen size bed wrapped in premium ironed sheets and a hand-stitched quilt, a vintage Victorian headboard and dresser and Victorian high-backed chair. The private bathroom is surprisingly large and very bright with a tub and shower with a European style hydro-massage head.
Charles Dickens is the largest of our standard rooms, filled with period antiques including the interesting Victorian headboard (look for the wood grain pattern), antique dresser, platform rocker and armoire. The generous bathroom features a step-in shower and a beautiful, large marble counter-top.
Named after one of Queen Victoria's prime ministers, the Benjamin Disraeli is the brightest of our standard rooms with 3 windows on the sunny south side of the building, including two in the bedroom and one in the spacious bathroom. It is comfortably appointed with a plush queen size bed wrapped in our signature ironed premium sheets and covered in a hand-stitched quilt. Its antique Victorian head-board and dresser are sure to take you back to that elegant time.
Buckingham is a wonderfully cozy room filled with period antiques including a beautiful marble top dresser and magnificent embroidered high backed Victorian chairs. Buckingham's large bathroom features a large, luxurious two person, two head shower and a wonderful vintage marble sink. The room's windows, which highlight the architecture of the building, are like a telescope into Cape May's past. If you're looking for views of Cape May, including the unique historic architecture of the Victorian part of town and a "glimpse" of the beach, you'll love this room.
Windsor is a wonderfully private, spacious, and bright room on the 3rd floor of the Queen Victoria building. You'll love the king size bed, cozy sitting area with comfy loveseat & armchair facing the electric fireplace, and stunning 2nd Empire antique dresser. Windsor boasts high ceilings and interesting deep windows which showcase the signature architecture of the Queen Victoria® building.
Whitehall room, which draws its name from the sprawling palace that sat along the Thames River in London, is one of our two newest Cape May rooms at The Queen Victoria®. It is located on the 2nd floor of the Queen's Cottage, one of just two rooms on the floor that share a private entrance in the front of the building. Whitehall is a large, premium room with a queen size bed with a dramatic custom canopy and matching drapes, a beautiful Victorian marble top dresser with mirror, a comfortable seating area located between two sunny windows, a spacious private bath with a large walk-in shower, TV/DVD, room safe, robes and iron/board. Guests of Whitehall enjoy the semi-private use (shared with the Brighton room) of the magnificent sitting area/parlor and kitchen pantry which has a beautiful vista view out of 6 windows facing the western, sunset side of the house. Experiencing the rays of the setting sun as they filter through the trees into the parlor is unforgettable! For our visitors that favor traveling with friends and/or family, we highly recommend reserving both the Whitehall and Brighton rooms and enjoying the entire 2nd floor of the Queen's Cottage as a "Super Suite". The privacy, comfort, and spaciousness of this option are unparalleled in Cape May.
The Empress luxury suite has it all! We designed this room to have every amenity and comfort that our guests could possibly wish for. If you're seeking the perfect romantic retreat or simply feel you want to live like an Empress for a few days, than this is the room for you.
The King Edward luxury suite is the perfect choice for celebrating a special occasion or a romantic getaway. Its 13.5-foot ceilings and ornate custom-screened Bradbury and Bradbury wall and ceiling coverings are dramatic & amazing. The wet-bar with microwave, mini fridge & Keurig machine is incredibly convenient. You'll love the huge private balcony with 4 rocking chairs and a glimpse of the ocean. The elegant bathroom is incredible, with marble floors & tub backsplash, a whirlpool tub for two with integrated European- style hydro-massage shower and even a bidet. The King Edward room also has a dedicated, off-street parking space.
The Princess Alice room at our bed and breakfast in Cape May, NJ has an especially colorful past: it was once part of the gambling casino on the second floor of the House of Royals in the Victorian Era. A stay at the Princess Alice isn't a gamble anymore in more ways than one: today this special history is reflected in the opulence of its decorative plaster ceiling medallion and 13.5-foot ceilings. Its elegant gold-accented wallpaper from Bradbury & Bradbury also glints like the gold coins which were passed along the gambling tables here?careful appointments like these ensure that your visit is a memorable one. Today's guest will find our accommodations to be a comfortable stay as well. The room includes a queen size bed while the mirrored armoire encloses modern conveniences of a television and a mini-refrigerator. Comfortable chairs and a telephone adjoin the unique pocket window while a sliding door gives you access to a private balcony with rocking chairs and scenic ocean views. Your private bath at the Princess Alice has a European-style hydro-massage shower.
Prince Alfred, on the 2nd floor of the House of Royals building, is certainly one of our most popular rooms, owing largely to its huge Ocean View private balcony which wraps around the corner with 2 sets of rocking chairs. Inside, the room is quite elegant and gracious, with 13.5 foot high ceilings, plaster crown moldings, beautiful Eastlake antique furniture, stunning wall coverings, and interesting "pocket windows", which slide up into the ceilings for access to the balcony.
Princess Victoria is a Large Standard Balcony room located on the 2nd floor of the House of Royals. It was once a private room for special gamblers; today it is a special room for private romantics at one of the most relaxing Cape May inns. The 13.5-foot ceilings are accented by historic wallpaper border in the Iris pattern by William Morris. Your private balcony with rocking chairs beckons through the unique pocket window. The views up and down Ocean Street to the beach are beguiling in any season. Your queen size bed is framed with lamps with ruched shades. The bath features a marble shower with European-style hydro-massage. An in-room mini-refrigerator and television completes the conveniences.
A unique room compared to most hotels in Cape May, NJ! Princess Helena, an accommodation located at the top of the stairs, encompasses "the secret room". Thought to be the counting room for the second floor gambling casino, the space is now brightly lit with a special skylight and holds a mini- refrigerator for your convenience. In the bed chamber, you will enjoy the handsome Bradbury & Bradbury wall covering and distinctive border appropriately in green willow, as you take in the garden courtyard and adjacent perennial garden view. A queen size bed, a television, a telephone, a private marble and tile bath with glass enclosed European style hydro-massage shower complete your amenities.
Enjoy an ocean glimpse from the queen size bed in Princess Beatrice. The room is covered in rich gold Bradbury & Bradbury wallpaper. The Princess Beatrice room features a private bathroom including a European hydro-massage shower. No detail has been overlooked in this richly appointed third floor petite retreat at our stunning bed & breakfast in Cape May, NJ.
The Prince Arthur room has our best ocean view, so you can keep an eye on the beach located just 1 block away. The sea-blue historic Bradbury & Bradbury wallpaper reflects the light that pours in both bedroom windows, creating a cheerful atmosphere, even on a cloudy day. A handsome private bath includes a glass-enclosed shower with marble seat and European style hydro-massage shower to ensure your Jersey Shore vacation is unforgettable.
Spaciousness is the feature to enjoy in the Prince Leopold room, located on the third floor of the House of Royals. Relax in either of the two comfortable sitting areas, which are separated by a luxurious king sized bed. You will particularly enjoy the popular two-person hydro-massage European shower and the marble bench seat.
The Balmoral Room is a first floor room in the Queen's Cottage, named in honor of Queen Victoria's Scottish Highland castle. It is a room of elegant privacy and romance with decor that is tastefully designed to encourage comfort and relaxation as you step into it. Balmoral has an incredibly comfortable queen sized bed which features a beautiful headboard with detailed acanthus carvings. Pay close attention to the various elements of the headboard, as you will see them duplicated throughout all of the custom, hand crafted furniture and decorative elements in the room. The center piece of the room is a dramatic, custom crafted, solid mahogany armoire with an arched top containing his & hers closets within. Open the doors of the armoire and you'll also find plenty of drawers and a convenient electronic device charging station. The beautiful vintage Victorian dresser is set into a dramatic alcove niche, which is topped with another custom crafted decorative element matching the theme of the room. Balmoral's bathroom boasts a wonderful 2-person air jet tub, with an integrated 2-person/2-head shower. The sink in the bathroom is set within beautiful and spacious 6 foot long granite counters mounted above the custom crafted mahogany vanity. The Balmoral room is one of only seven rooms in our Cape May, NJ bed and breakfast that comes with its own parking space, a wonderful feature during our busy summer season. The Balmoral room features all the comforts you expect including a TV/DVD, a mini refrigerator, a room safe, an electronic device charging station, an iron & ironing board and our signature spa robes. Free wireless internet is also available throughout our Cape May, NJ bed and breakfast.
Spend a night to remember at Princess Louise, a proud third floor feature of our Cape May b&b. Anyone can appreciate the special touches like polished hardwood floors with Oriental carpet. The room also has Bradbury & Bradbury wall coverings for accents. Its soft dove grey and all oak antique furnishings complete the pleasant effect. Princess Louise features a queen size bed, a television with DVD player, a telephone and a private marble floored bath with a European hydro-massage shower?it?s a complete set of amenities to complete the enjoyment of your stay. You?ll love the cheery feeling of this room and the special touches like a beach view from the bathroom! These aspects of the room give each day a fresh start and make it a comforting place to return to at night. We are proud to think that Princess Louise and other rooms make The Queen Victoria ® the most breathtaking bed and breakfast Cape May, NJ has to offer. Come spend a night and tell us
The Osborne Room, named for Queen Victoria's seaside palace on the Isle of Wight, will enchant you with a handsome black over mantle and gas-log fireplace, a comfortable queen size bed featuring a stately headboard which matches the extraordinary Aesthetic Movement antique furnishings. The Osborne Room is a truly beautiful room located on the first floor of the Queen's Cottage. You will love the 2-person air jet tub with integrated 2-person/2-head shower, and for privacy, a separate water-closet for the toilet. It?s rooms like Osborne that make The Queen Victoria a memorable destination and best-in-class among Cape May inns. The Osborne Room is one of only 7 rooms in the inn that comes with its own parking space, a wonderful feature during our busy summer season. The Osborne Room is appointed with a TV/DVD, room safe, an electronic device charging station, a mini-refrigerator, an iron & ironing board and comfy robes. Free wireless internet is also available.
Brighton room, named after the fabulously decorous seaside palace in Brighton, England, is our newest room at The Queen Victoria ®. It is located on the 2nd floor of the Queen's Cottage, one of just two rooms on the floor that share a private entrance in the front of the building. Brighton is a standard room with a queen size bed, a beautiful Victorian marble top dresser with mirror, a comfortable seating area by the large double window wrapped in custom draperies, a spacious private bath with a large step-in shower, TV/DVD, room safe, and iron/board. Guests of Brighton enjoy the semi-private use (shared with the Whitehall room) of the magnificent sitting area/parlor and kitchen pantry, which has a beautiful vista view out of 6 windows facing the western, sunset side of the house. Relaxing with a glass of wine after a day on the beach in the sun-drenched parlor is an unforgettable experience! Brighton's bathroom is located just outside the door of the room, which is a wonderful privacy feature during a romantic getaway. Robes are provided, of course. For our visitors that favor traveling with friends and/or family, we highly recommend reserving both the Brighton and Whitehall Cape May suites and enjoying the entire 2nd floor of the Queen's Cottage as a "Super Suite". The privacy, comfort, and spaciousness of this option is unique among Cape May vacations.
Beautiful large 1st floor premium room in the House of Royals. You'll love the dramatic King bed, high ceiling, the large bathroom with 2-person/2-head step in shower, very private "water closet", and the magnificent private porch. This is our newest room, opening in July of 2018, and will certainly be one of our most beautiful. Since this room is still under construction, there are not yet any photographs to share with you. Rest assured, however, that this professionally decorated room will meet and exceed the standards that you have come to expect from The Queen Victoria.
This wonderful, large, 2 room/2 bath luxury suite (the biggest in The Queen Victoria) provides you with the ultimate comfort and luxury experience. Stepping into the sitting room you'll be enchanted by the rich Bradbury & Bradbury hand silk-screened wall coverings, the electric fireplace facing the luxurious, plush, leather sofa, big screen TV, wet bar(with wine cooler, refrigerator & Keurig). Passing through the interesting "Secret Nook" passage into the bedroom, you'll find yourself in the wonderfully bright bedroom, featuring a plush king sized bed, comfortable seating, and 2 big windows (one with an ocean view!). You'll appreciate the bathrooms with marble floors, step-in showers, heated towel bars. The master bath even has a window with an ocean view! As a plus, the sofa in the sitting room pulls out into a queen sized bed, allowing for additional guests.
Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town
Atlantic City, NJ (ACY)
South-Garden State Parkway to end. Go straight over bridge into town, 2nd stop light turn left onto Ocean St. down Ocean St. 3 blocks, towards ocean, on right.
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Historic House Tours, Birding, Music festivals, Light House, Wine Festivals, Performing Theater, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Bike rental, Board games, Desk, Fax Machine, Library, Movie library, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Free Bicycles, Complimentary Beverage Pantries, free Afternoon Tea
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Historic tours, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports
Anna Marie and Doug McMain
Anna Marie and Doug love living in Cape May, where their favorite activities are hanging out on the beach, antiquing, fine dining and wine tasting. Thankfully, Cape May is an excellent place for all of their passions.
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