The Virginia sets the standard for luxury hotels in Cape May, New Jersey. An impeccably restored 1879 landmark building, history combines with modern day amenities and superior service to provide guests with a unique hotel experience. Nestled on a tree-lined street in the heart of historic Cape May and just a half a block from the beach, The Virginia is ideally located offering vacationers a haven of beautiful design, unrivaled comfort and friendly, attentive service.

With just 24 guest rooms, the Virginia provides a truly intimate environment that perfectly balances modern and classic, providing a contemporary interpretation of seaside sophistication that never fails to delight. Virtually every guest room is unique, possessing its own distinct charm, but all feature comfortable furnishings and sumptuous fabrics and finishes. The sophisticated ambiance makes it difficult to believe all this is just steps away from the New Jersey shore.

There’s nothing better after a day relaxing in one of our private beach cabanas than a cool drink on the Front Porch followed by a memorable meal in The Ebbitt Room, Cape May’s undisputed destination for upscale dining. Our guests are always delighted by the innovative cuisine that features fresh ingredients grown at our very own 62-acre Beach Plum farm just a few miles way.

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Like many Cape May hotels The Virginia was built following the catastrophic fire of 1878, which devastated the town and destroyed many of its historic buildings including our sister hotel Congress Hall.

Originally named The Ebbitt House after its first owners, Alfred and Ellen Ebbitt, the hotel was renamed “The Virginia Hotel” during its heyday in the early 1890s when it was a popular destination for visitors from Washington, D.C and Philadelphia. It was frequently mentioned in the society pages of The Philadelphia Inquirer since many of the city’s fashionable set would decamp to the shore during the torrid summer season.

When Cape May began to decline as a resort destination during the twentieth century, the fortunes of The Virginia also suffered and the once upscale hotel eventually became a rooming house before being entirely condemned in the 1980s. 

The derelict hotel was purchased by Curtis Bashaw and his family in 1986 and after an extensive renovation was reopened in 1989.

Rated No. 10 on Condé Nast Traveler’s list of the best hotels in the Northeast in 2012 and No. 2 on Condé Nast Traveler's Top 10 Hotels in the Mid-Atlantic in 2013. The Virginia also was named to the Condé Nast Gold List in 2013.

2014 Spring Jazz Festival

Available May 30 – June 1

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contact us

General Information & Inquiries:

virginia@virginiahotel.com

General Manager:

Tara Anne Rothberg (609)884-5700 ext. 195
trothberg@virginiahotel.com

Concierge:

(609)849-9019
concierge@caperesortsgroup.com

Wedding & Special Event Inquiries:

Meredith Borrell(609)884-6553
mborrell@congresshall.com
Contact a Wedding Specialist

Group/Corporate Inquiries:

Judy Platt (609)884-6594
jplatt@caperesortsgroup.com

Press/Media Inquiries:

Jeanine Pepler (212) 334-4400
jeanine@aka-pr.com

Ebbitt Room:

(609)884-5700
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reach us by phone:

(800)732-4236 or (609)884-5700

Directions

The Virginia

25 Jackson Street

Cape May, New Jersey 08204

609-884-5700

It's Easy to Find Us

Cape May is easily accessible from the Garden State Parkway and the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. The hotel is located on Jackson Street, just a half block from the beach and the Washington Street Mall - in the heart of the Historic District.

Valet Parking is provided on weekends and in season. Please utilize the 15 minute parking space directly across from the hotel as well as the loading zone (a few yards down the street), as parking on the left side of Jackson Street is prohibited.

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From the Garden State Parkway
approx. 10 minutes

Take the Parkway to the end, Exit "0", to 109 South, Follow Route 109 over a large then a small bridge. This becomes Lafayette Street. Follow Lafayette Street through two traffic lights to the end. Lafayette will end at Jackson Street where there is a green liquor store called "Colliers". Turn left onto Jackson Street.

From the Cape May Lewes Ferry
approx. 15 minutes

From the Ferry Terminal in North Cape May, follow the signs for Route 109 South and the Garden State Parkway. Take Route 109 South over the Cape May bridge onto Lafayette Street. Follow Lafayette Street approximately 1.5 miles until you dead end at Jackson Street. Turn left onto Jackson Street.

From New York
approx. 3 hours

Exit Manhattan to New Jersey Turnpike. Take the N.J. Turnpike South to Exit 11 for the Garden State Parkway. Take the G.S. Parkway to end, Exit "0", to 109 South, Follow Route 109 over the Cape May bridge onto Lafayette Street. Follow Lafayette Street approximately 1.5 miles until you dead end at Jackson Street. Turn left onto Jackson Street.

From Washington/Baltimore
approx. 3 hours

95 North to Delaware Memorial Bridge, take bridge to Route 40 East. Follow Route 40 to Route 55 South to end (at Route 47 South). Route 47 South to Garden State Parkway South. G.S. Parkway to end, Exit "0", to 109 South, Follow Route 109 over the Cape May bridge onto Lafayette Street. Follow Lafayette Street approximately 1.5 miles until you dead end at Jackson Street. Turn left onto Jackson Street.

From Philadelphia
approx. 1 hour 45 minutes

Walt Whitman Bridge to 42 South, to Atlantic City Expressway East. Take the A.C. Expressway to the Garden State Parkway south. G.S. Parkway to end, Exit "0", to 109 South, Follow Route 109 over the Cape May bridge onto Lafayette Street. Follow Lafayette Street approximately 1.5 miles until you dead end at Jackson Street. Turn left onto Jackson Street.

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