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 room4.9
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Wonderful Second Stay!

4.6 on September 15, 2017

We found the Harrison by accident online. We have been visiting Cape May for years and are familiar with the area. We were so excited upon check in to see our room. The colors and fabrics are beautiful! The inns immaculate and added touches don't go unnoticed. Bikes,beach towels and chairs make packing easier. The owners are so friendly and make a great stay memorable! We had such a nice time over the July 4th weekend that we went back Labor Day weekend! See you next Summer! Robin & Paul


Lucky One Night Find - Great Birthday Treat!

4.6 on August 31, 2017

We got a last minute one night opening on a night that was my Birthday. We were very impressed with the greeting, the decor, high end linens, pillows and furnishings. The owner greeted us at Breakfast (he is a very personable gentleman from New Zealand), and his lovely wife who he beckoned to come say hello from her creations in the kitchen. The Victorian flare was married to a lovely silver and gray and white medley of decor with a modern twist on the crystal chandeliers and tastefully chosen appointments. The location was IDEAL - a short 5 minute walk to the boardwalk in one direction and equidistant was the main shopping and restaurant area in the opposite direction. The only downside was no parking. It was the best little get away in my favorite haunt. The owner is buying other properties, I am happy to say, so more of the upscale boutique style B & B's will be added the the portfolio and sure not to disappoint. We stayed July 15th, 2017. The Horner's.


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!


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Rooms & Rates

Luxury Suite King

King Room INCLUDES PARKING PASS (May-Oct) - to Bank Street Parking Lot about 7-8 minutes walk from the Inn. These King rooms are light and elegant. These luxurious room offer a King bed, a large flat scren tv, and newly carpeted floors. 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. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, afternoon tea, the use of our bicycles, towels and beach chairs.

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

Superior Suite Queen

Queen Room - 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
  • Beds 1 Queen

Luxury Cottage King

THE HARRISON - 613 Columbia Ave, Cape May King Room / Fireplace / Bathtub / 1st Floor INCLUDES PARKING PASS - to Bank Street Parking Lot about 7-8 minutes walk from the Inn. If you're looking for privacy and the most elegant suite in Cape May, then this room is for you! Featuring a gorgeous King sized bed, this room features a 46 inch tv, fireplace, oversized bathroom, rain head shower, jacuzzi tub, and private patio with outdoor seating. Located on the first floor, this room, enjoy your private entrance and side porch, a perfect place for relaxing. All of our rooms are fully equipped with in-room controlled heating and air conditioning, and include luxury toiletries by Beekman, in wall USB chargers, flat screen TVs with Cable, free high speed internet and wifi, and come with access to our pantry for late night tea. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, afternoon tea, complimentary water and soda, the use of our fleet of Huffy bicycles, towels and b

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

Luxury Suite Queen

Queen Room - 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: All reservations will be charged in full at the time of booking. Cancellations more than 60 days from the date of arrival will be refunded in full. Cancellations less than 60 days AND more than 14 days prior to the date of arrival will not be refunded, however a credit for the full amount will be given to put toward a future stay or a gift certificate. Cancellations less than 14 days AND more than 7 days prior to the date of arrival will not be refunded, however a credit for the 50% of the full amount will be given to put toward a future stay or a gift certificate, and the remaining 50% will not be refunded or credited, no exceptions. Cancellations less than 7 days prior to the date of arrival will NOT be refunded or credited, no exceptions.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Andrew & Kelly

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

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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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