The Harrison

613 Columbia Ave , Cape May, NJ 08204 USA (Show map)

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About

From the moment you awaken to the wonderful aroma of breakfast until those last quiet moments you spend in your favorite rocker on the veranda, your stay will be filled with all the pleasures that Cape May offers. The inn was commissioned to be built in 1867 by S.A. Harrison as a family summer cottage. It was designed and built in the Italianate style, complete with cupola, by the re-nouned architect, Stephen Decatur Button. After being retained as a summer residence in the late 1800's and early 1900's, the cottage then served as a restaurant and guest house for many years.

Reviews

Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Beautiful Inn and Fantastic People

5 on September 13, 2016

Two things about The Harrison…. The first is it’s gorgeous! The décor is done in silvers and greys creating an elegant relaxing atmosphere with random pops of bright color that add an element of fun. It feels luxurious yet laidback. It’s also not stuffy and overdone like most of the traditional Victorian B&B’s which leave me feeling claustrophobic. The second is the people. The owners and staff are wonderful! They always have a friendly smile and are quick with suggestions or are happy to sit and chat with you. I unfortunately had a last minute cancellation in the spring and they were fantastic with re-booking me during the high-season and went out of their way to accommodate me so that I had a lovely getaway. That alone makes me highly recommend them. In addition to all of this, the breakfasts and tea are delicious with the nice touch of having a small pantry and fridge available to guests. The location is right by the beach, shopping, and best restaurants. Plus the bikes, beach chairs, and totes with towels are incredibly convenient. I cannot say enough good things about the Harrison and am already planning another stay.


Anniversary Getaway

5 on May 26, 2016

Beautiful home. Andrew is very personable. Rooms clean. Wonderful breakfast. Heather is a great innkeeper, friendly and very knowledgeable about Cape May. We would definitely stay again Would recommend to friends and family. Debbi and Mark


First Time at a B&B!

5 on May 04, 2016

Having this be our first time at a B&B, The Harrison over exceed our expectations! Thank you so much for making this weekend even more spectacular for us! The staff was incredibly helpful attentive, and friendly! Thanks again for the bottle of champagne as well!


The Harrison

5 on May 01, 2016

comfy, cozy, quaint, fancy, welcoming hosts - love it!


Thanks Kelly and Andrew!

5 on May 01, 2016

Our second time at The Harrison! The only place to stay in Cape May - always fabulous!


Enjoyable Stay at The Harrison

5 on April 29, 2016

Enjoyable! The owners and staff were available to take care of our every need. Very clean and well run. Breakfast and afternoon scones were delicious.


A wonderful experience!

5 on April 27, 2016

Clean friendly and updated. We were extremely impressed. Everything we needed was here and we would absolutely stay again!


The Harrison

5 on April 27, 2016

Beautiful from the moment you walk in, everyone here is so friendly and warm, makes you feel right at home!


great time in Cape May

5 on April 27, 2016

Excellent, as always!


"mini-moon!

5 on April 17, 2016

Fun, romantic, cozy, friendly, accommodating! As newlyweds we could not have had a better place to stay. Price was reasonable, location is quaint and picturesque. Looking forward to coming here again next year! Thank you again.


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Rooms & Rates

Summer Cottage

This beautiful garden room has been recently renovated and features elegant Victorian style furniture with soft platinum and cream wallcoverings. The room has a queen sized bed with lovely coordinated bedding, a period dresser, updated elegant lighting, luxurious curtains, a large flat screen tv, a roomy closet, and new carpeting. Located on the first floor, this room is accessible through the Inn’s private garden. Enjoy your private entrance and side porch, a perfect place for quiet reading and blissful nights of stargazing. All of our rooms are fully air conditioned, and include luxury toiletries by Beekman, in wall USB chargers, LED flat screen TVs with Cable, free high speed internet and wifi, and come with access to our pantry for a late night tea or to store your restaurant leftovers. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, afternoon tea, the use of our bicycles, towels and beach chairs.

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

Cape Outlook

This grand and spacious room is light and elegant, and provides a beautiful view of Columbia Avenue from the third floor. For a wonderful night's sleep the Cape Outlook offers an Empire Style queen bed and a Victorian Armoire to hang your clothing as well as a period dresser. The room also has a trundle bed to accommodate an extra guest. The room has dramatic wall coverings, updated elegant lighting, a large flat screen tv, and curtains, and new carpeting. The in room private bathroom has a shower. All of our rooms are fully air conditioned, and include luxury toiletries by Beekman, in wall USB chargers, LED flat screen TVs with Cable, free high speed internet and wifi, and come with access to our pantry for a late night tea or to store your restaurant leftovers. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, afternoon tea, the use of our bicycles, towels and beach chairs.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Renaissance

The Renaissance is a very large, beautiful room located in the front of the house 2nd floor facing Cape May's popular promenade, Columbia Avenue. This room features a sitting area with a day bed with trundle to return you to the Renaissance Era. Fit for royalty its decorated with antique dressers, armoire, a lush king-size bed with pillowtop and a private bath with a shower. All of our rooms are fully air conditioned, and include luxury toiletries by Beekman, in wall USB chargers, LED flat screen TVs with Cable, free high speed internet and wifi, and come with access to our pantry for a late night tea or to store your restaurant leftovers. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, afternoon tea, the use of our bicycles, towels and beach chairs.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Evan James

The Evan James room has a gorgeous queen bed and overlooks the garden and Columbia Avenue from the second floor. This room has a soft gold and cream soothing palette. The room has a private bathroom with a shower, a closet, a sitting area with two chairs, luxurious curtains, elegant lighting, a large flat screen tv, and new lighting. All of our rooms are fully air conditioned, and include luxury toiletries by Beekman, in wall USB chargers, LED flat screen TVs with Cable, free high speed internet and wifi, and come with access to our pantry for a late night tea or to store your restaurant leftovers. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, afternoon tea, the use of our bicycles, towels and beach chairs.

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

The Meade Room

This large and gracious room is on the second floor and features a stunning Victorian Queen bed with a very unique private two-level bathroom with a shower and a marble floor. This room has two chairs, a marble top dresser, and a large flat screen tv. The elegant wallpaper and bedding are pale platinum and silver tones. The room has luxurious curtains, elegant updated lighting, and new carpeting. All of our rooms are fully air conditioned, and include luxury toiletries by Beekman, in wall USB chargers, LED flat screen TVs with Cable, free high speed internet and wifi, and come with access to our pantry for a late night tea or to store your restaurant leftovers. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, afternoon tea, the use of our bicycles, towels and beach chairs.

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

The Harrison Cottage

This spacious room features a stately mahogany queen bed with a sitting area with two chairs and overlooks the enchanted garden. The Harrison Cottage, named after the original owner, is on the 3rd floor next to the Guest Pantry. The queen sized bed has lovely charcoal grey bedding complimented by pale silver an off-white wall coverings. The room has a gorgeous dresser with full length mirrors, luxurious curtains, elegant lighting, a flat screen tv, a closet, and new carpeting. All of our rooms are fully air conditioned, and include luxury toiletries by Beekman, in wall USB chargers, LED flat screen TVs with Cable, free high speed internet and wifi, and come with access to our pantry for a late night tea or to store your restaurant leftovers. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, afternoon tea, the use of our bicycles, towels and beach chairs.

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

Philadelphian

The Philadelphian, located on the third floor, is a bright and spacious room furnished with an antique mahogany Renaissance queen bed that is magnificent. The room has a Victorian dresser, a comfortable chair, a closet and a private bath with a tub and shower and a new marble floor. The room has new bedding to coordinate with the lovely grey and soft turquoise palette along with elegant lighting, luxurious curtains, a large flat panel tv, and new carpeting. All of our rooms are fully air conditioned, and include luxury toiletries by Beekman, in wall USB chargers, LED flat screen TVs with Cable, free high speed internet and wifi, and come with access to our pantry for a late night tea or to store your restaurant leftovers. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, afternoon tea, the use of our bicycles, towels and beach chairs.

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

Suite 1867

This lovely room overlooks the garden from the second floor and features a white iron queen bed. The room has a spacious sitting area, a large closet, a marble top dresser, and a private bathroom with a claw foot tub and shower. The room has an elegant pale grey and white palette accented with a pop of plum. Suite 1867, named after the year the Inn was built, has luxurious curtains, elegant updated lighting, a large flat screen tv, and new carpeting. All of our rooms are fully air conditioned, and include luxury toiletries by Beekman, in wall USB chargers, LED flat screen TVs with Cable, free high speed internet and wifi, and come with access to our pantry for a late night tea or to store your restaurant leftovers. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, afternoon tea, the use of our bicycles, towels and beach chairs.

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

Decatur

Located on the third floor the Decatur, named after the Inn's Architect, is finished in platinum and grey tones. The Decatur has new bedding, updated elegant lighting, luxurious curtains, a large flat screen tv, a closet, and new carpeting. Furnished with a queen-size bed, a period dresser, private bathroom with a shower , the room has lovely Victorian furnishings with bright and light accent pieces. There are two chairs that provide a lovely sitting area. All of our rooms are fully air conditioned, and include luxury toiletries by Beekman, in wall USB chargers, LED flat screen TVs with Cable, free high speed internet and wifi, and come with access to our pantry for a late night tea or to store your restaurant leftovers. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, afternoon tea, the use of our bicycles, towels and beach chairs.

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

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Location

Location Type

1 block to Beach, 2 blocks to Shopping, National Historic District, Oceanfront, Oceanview

Airport

Atlantic City, NJ (ACY) 35 miles

Directions to property:

FROM THE NORTH: Take the Garden State Parkway to the end. Follow signs over the Canal Bridge and continue straight on Lafayette Street to 1st traffic light.Turn left onto Madison Street. Go 3 blocks and turn right onto Columbia Ave. at the Water Tower.Proceed 5 blocks to the War Memorial Monument. The Summer Cottage is on your right.

Area Attractions

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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel, Mansion

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Telephone, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer, Wet bar , In wall USB chargers

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Bike rental, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi

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Policies

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

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard
  • Cancellations: Please call us at least twenty-one (21) days prior to your arrival date to cancel your reservation.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Andrew & Kelly

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8:30am - 9:30am
  • Serving Location: Porch, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive


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