Southern Mansion

720 Washington Street , Cape May, NJ 08204 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


Built in 1860 the Southern Mansion has been completely restored to a boutique hotel and inn recapturing the charm of genuine Southern hospitality. Southern Mansion offers a large variety of bed configurations and provides a comprehensive stay for every guest starting with personalized accommodations. This historic mansion is about one-and-a-half acres of award-winning gardens and centrally located in Cape May’s historic district bringing you within a five-minute walk to the area’s best beaches, shops and restaurants. If you’re looking for Absolute privacy, gourmet food, and luxurious amenities consider Southern Mansion for your next Cape May adventure.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Overnight stay

5 on August 29, 2014

Excellent staff, very friendly. Slept like a king! Room was very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful. Beautiful house and grounds. After check out we relaxed on the pouch, very comfortable and relaxing. We will return many more times!

Early April Birthdat

4.2 on April 11, 2014

If you are an early riser the included breakfast will be a chalkenge as it iz offered during a rather brief mid-morning (830-0900) timeframe. It was delicious but we found ourselves waiting around an hour and getting a late start to our day as a result. Celebrating an April birthday mid-week pre-season and had the mansion virtually to ourselves. Rooms were clean and fresh. The mansion was beautifully antiqued. The staff was warm, inviting and helpful. Highly recommend for a relaxing getaway.

great get- away

3.6 on December 26, 2013

a must stay when you visit cape may..cant wait to go back.

Unique Experience

4.6 on December 17, 2013

Like living in the 19th Century. Had a wonderful time with gracious staff.

Southern Mansion

4.8 on December 12, 2013

Everything & everyone was perfect. There were 8 of us & without exception we all want to visit again.

Birthday Weekend

5 on December 12, 2013



4.8 on December 12, 2013

Beautiful- Elegant!!!


5 on December 12, 2013

We love the accommodations & breakfast is amazing. A modern bathroom is a MUST!

The Southern Mansion

4.4 on December 12, 2013

The comfort exceeded our expectations. Victorian splendor- without the lacy splash. Luxury on a quiet scale. Enjoyable breakfast, friendly staff.

Charming, Beautiful, and most important Clean

4.6 on September 26, 2012

This is the first Bed & Breakfast that we have enjoyed very much. We loved everything about it. The bedroom was beautiful, perfect and charming. Enjoyed the surroundings inside and out. The food was very good. We would come back here again and again. Cleanliness was very important to us and this was excellent. Thank you for the exellent service by the office employees. We appreciataed it. Mr & Mrs. Alfred Penzo

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Rooms & Rates

Master Suite

This beautiful luxury accommodation, is located ion the first level main inn, it features original antiques, a large tiled and marbled bathroom with a shower and large claw foot soaking tub, a hand carved king size bed, sitting area, sun porch and private entrance

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

Nightly Rate: $265 - $419

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Location Type



Atlantic City, NJ (ACY) 45 miles

Directions to property:

From the North & New York City: Leaving NYC from any of the bridges or tunnels follow signs to Interstate 95 South to NJ Garden State Parkway South (this is a toll road, approximately 7 tolls @ 35 cents each) stay on the parkway till the very end. Directions within Cape May From NYC, depending on the traffic, it takes approx. 3 ½ hours to reach Cape May. From the South: Chesapeake Bay Bridge to Route 301 to Route 50 east to Route 404 east to Route 9 North to Lewes. Take Ferry to Cape May. Route 9 North to Route 109 South. Directions within Cape May From the West: Delaware Memorial Bridge to Route 40 East to Route 55 South to Route 47 South Garden State Parkway, South to the end. Directions within Cape May From Baltimore: State Route 2 East to Route 301, North to Chesapeake Bay Bridge. I-95 North to Delaware Memorial Bridge. Delaware Memorial Bridge to Route 40 East to Route 55 South to Route 47 South Garden State Parkway, South to the end. Directions within Cape May From Philadelphia: Take the Walt Whitman Bridge to Route 42 South to Atlantic City Expressway to Garden State Parkway South (Exit 7-s) to the end of the Parkway. Directions within Cape May Directions within Cape May, NJ: The Garden State Parkway turns into Lafayette Street. Go to the 1st traffic light and turn left onto Madison Street. Go one block to the 1st. traffic light and turn right onto Washington Street. We are approximately 3 blocks up on the left-hand side of the street.

Area Attractions

Beach, Concert venue, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Fishing, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night deposit
  • Cancellations: CANCELLATION AND EARLY DEPARTURE POLICIES: ONE NIGHT RESERVATIONS; SPECIAL/PACKAGES: The total cost is non-refundable and non-transferable to any other dates or persons regardless of the date of cancellation. TWO OR MORE NIGHT RESERVATIONS: From the date your reservation is confirmed, to at least 21 days prior to the date of arrival, a $35.00 cancellation fee will be charged per room. Your 50% deposit is non-refundable if you cancel within 14-20 days prior to your reservation date. For cancellations within two weeks of your arrival date you will be charged the total amount shown on your guest folio. EARLY DEPARTURES AND/OR INCLEMENT WEATHER CANCELLATIONS: Sorry, neither are refundable nor transferable to any other dates or persons.
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Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

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  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat

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