The Eldredge House

417 Broadway , Cape May, NJ 08204 USA (Show map)


Cape May's oldest operating inn circa 1778. The Eldredge House Historic Inn and Gardens. Guests love our Breakfast Gift Certificate offering, where guests receive two $9 Gift Certs every morning good at 5 locations in town including one across the street and one on the beachfront featured on TV's Diners Dives and Drive Ins, George's Place. This way you pick the time, place and menu item on your schedule. Private baths, queen size beds, AC, All Season Fireplaces, Exapnded Cable TV on Flat Screens, Free WIFI, DVD Library, FREE off street parking. Free Access to Beach Box/ in season, Beach Towels and a great outdoor shower. We offer a very relaxed setting and as the smallest inn in town, we offer peace and quiet. We are far enough away from the bars and shops, but close enough to walk everywhere, Google Map says a 9-10 minute walk to the beach or the shops of Washington Street Mall. Coffee Station in Parlor, Free Off Street Parking and Breakfast is Served at our 5 partnering restaurants so you choose the time of day,location and menu item.



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

Loved the Eldredge House!!

5 on October 02, 2016

I recently spent a few days at the beautiful Eldredge House in West Cape May, NJ. The innkeeper, Todd, was amazing. He was so knowledgeable about the area and made many suggestions on where to eat, shop, hike, bird watch, wine taste, and beach it. Thanks to his help, I had a wonderful time...I never stopped smiling. The Eldredge house is a warm, cozy home that I was very comfortable in. I stayed in the Mary room and it was perfect for me. The gardens surrounding the home are beautiful with many peaceful sitting areas to enjoy. It was a short walk to the beach for the incredible Cove Beach sunsets. The meal certificates are a great idea and all the restaurants listed were wonderful. I hope to go back very soon!

Our Favorite Bed and Breakfast

5 on September 20, 2016

This was our first trip to Cape May and our stay at The Eldredge House far exceeded our expectations. The Mary room was nicely decorated and the bed was very comfy. This best part of our stay was getting to know the Innkeeper Todd, who was friendly, kind and went out of his way to make our stay an experience to remember. He is very knowledgeable of the area and explained the best places to visit and restaurants to dine at. We also liked the fact that he gives breakfast certificates for breakfast each day at local restaurants and you can plan to eat at your discretion. Truly a wonderful stay.


5 on June 24, 2016

I have never written a review before but had to do so after a weekend getaway at The Eldredge House. It was such a beautifully maintained home and Todd went above and beyond to make sure my husband and I had all our needs met. Todd was so very caring and had great knowledge of the local area. Meeting others in the area they all spoke highly of Todd as do my husband and I. Having suffered sprained ankles Todd was flexible, accommodating and more than willing to help in anyway possible. The room was beautiful and clean and we were beyond happy with the location, amenities, services, friendliness and welcome that we had. So much so by the end of the weekend I had begun to refer to The Eldredge House as home. We loved the breakfast vouchers that gave us flexibility and choices each morning to where we would like to go. We are definitely going to be coming back to The Eldredge House and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting the best getaway spot in Cape May with wonderful service. Kim K

My new favorite B and B!

5 on November 26, 2014

We stayed at the Eldredge house a few weekends ago. We needed only one night and the Eldredge House is one of the few that offer one nights. Todd, the owner, is one of the friendliest and most accommodating innkeepers I have met. He allowed us early checkin and late checkout to accommodate our travel needs. The house is warm and inviting with a lot of character. Our room (The Hattie Room) was clean, comfy and cozy. The yard and gardens surrounding the house are beautiful, even in November. On site parking is provided also which is a plus in Cape May. I love the breakfast certificates that are used at the Eldredge. They allow you to go to one of a few participating restaurants for breakfast. You can sleep in and go when you want or even use for lunch or dinner. We went to Bella Veda right across the street and loved it. The Eldredge is a short walk from town and is perfectly located for a bit of privacy. I've stayed at many BandB's in Cape May and this one is now my favorite.

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Rooms & Rates

Mary Eldredge Room

The Mary Eldredge Room is a second floor room with on suite private bath, queen size bed, AC, Cable TV, All season Franklin Stove, Free Wifi, with front and back garden views.

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

Captains Quarters

The Captains Quarters offers a queen size bed, on suite Bathroom with tub/Shower combination, love seat, fireplace/all season, AC, Wifi, Cable TV and is our largest room to the back of the house on the second floor.

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

Hattie Eldredge Room

The Hattie is our second floor room with queen size bed, on suite private bathroom, WIFI, Flat Screen TV, and offers a bathroom with shower stall, vs a tub shower combination as in our other rooms. Its a very bright and cheery room.

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

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Location Type

Small town


43 miles

Directions to property:

Located 4/10 of a mile from Cape May's Cove Beach, ranked one of the top ten in the US. At the intersection of 4th and Broadway

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Bird Watching, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Ironing Board, Movie library, Parking, Walk to mass transit , Coffee Service in Parlor, Fridge in Parlor, Breakfast Gift Certificates offered each morning

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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  • Check In:: 2 pm
  • Check Out:: Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking areas are designated outside of The Eldredge House
  • 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, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: $50 deposit required on all stays
  • Cancellations: Refund offered as long as room is re-booked.



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Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian