25 JACKSON STREET CAPE MAY, NJ 08204(800) 732-4236

A 24-room boutique hotel
in the heart of historic Cape May

The Virginia Hotel & Cottages sets the standard for luxury hotels in Cape May, New Jersey. An impeccably restored 1879 landmark building with four additional delightful cottages along Jackson Street. History combines with modern day amenities and superior service to provide guests with a unique, adults-only hotel experience. The lovely cottages are available for rental by the full house or as separate apartments. They are ideal for families or group of friends looking for a weekly rental. The Virginia is located just a block from the beach, offering vacationers a haven of beautiful design, unrivaled comfort and friendly, attentive service.

Hotel Closed for Winter Refresh

The Virginia Hotel is closed for its annual winter refresh and will reopen on Friday, March 22, 2024.

The Red Cottage, Gray Cottage, and White Cottage will remain open for overnight guests. To book your stay, please call (800) 732-4236.

For additional Cape May accommodations during our closure, please see our sister properties Congress Hall, the Congress Place Suites, the Beach Plum Farm Cottages and the Sandpiper.

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Seaside Sophistication since 1879

The Virginia provides a truly intimate environment that perfectly balances the modern with the timeless. A haven of relaxed elegance and thoughtful design, it's a contemporary interpretation of seaside sophistication that never fails to delight. You'll love waking up each morning to made-to-order continental breakfast, sipping coffee on the front porch, and strolling to the beach just down Jackson Street.
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.
Today, the Virginia stands as a historic icon of hospitality, proudly offering seaside welcome to discerning travelers near and far. The Virginia is a recipient of numerous awards and accolades for its impeccable service and standards from notable publications like Conde Nast Traveler's Reader’s Choice Awards, the Trip Advisor Award of Excellence, and the Conde Nast Gold List.
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Continental Breakfast

Daily Continental Breakfast is a cornerstone of the Virginia Hotel experience. Enjoy delicious farm-fresh selections, delivered either to your guest room or served on the airy Front Porch.
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The Ebbitt Room

The Ebbitt Room at the Virginia is is known for its innovative cuisine, attentive service and refined ambiance, and is strongly rooted in a farm-to-table, farm-to-glass dining philosophy.
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Bar & Lounge

The Bar and Lounge at the Ebbitt Room serves delicious cocktails and thoughtful small plates in a space both elegant and relaxed. Take your seat at the bar, or discover a new hideaway off the Lobby.
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Virginia Amenities

Continental Breakfast

Enjoy a delicious Continental Breakfast each morning of your stay, served to you either in the privacy of your Guest Room or on the Front Porch.

Daily Continental Breakfast is included in your stay as a Virginia Hotel guest.

Live Music


Enjoy live music performed by acclaimed pianist Kenneth Richardson every week, Thursday through Sunday nights. Ken has been inspired by various styles of music and can play them all. You can count on hearing songs by Billy Joel and Elton John, Elvis, James Taylor, as well as The Eagles, Sinatra, and the best of Motown.

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Congress Hall
Bike Shop


The Congress Hall Bike Shop offers singles, doubles, children’s bikes, surreys and helmets.
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Beach Service


Our Beach Attendants guarantee the perfect beach day by setting you up with chairs, towels and umbrellas when you arrive. Order a refreshment off of our Beach Menu and settle in to the sounds of the surf. Learn More

Beach Service is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.

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Pool Service


Enjoy complimentary chairs and towels at Congress Hall's Pool, as well as food and drink service from our Pool Bar and Grill. Learn More

Pool Service at Congress Hall is included in your stay as a Virginia guest.

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Tennis Lessons

Tennis, anyone? We're proud to partner with tennis pro Zee Vlahovic and the Cape May Tennis Club to offer Private Lessons for our guests. Click here to learn more.

Private Tennis Sessions can be reserved for a fee.

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Daily Housekeeping Services

Our Housekeeping Team will refresh your room daily and provide nightly turndown service, using enhanced cleaning protocols to ensure your space is spotless.

Housekeeping Service is included in your stay as a Virginia Hotel guest.

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Complimentary Wifi

Stay connected with complimentary high-speed WiFi, available in your guest room or anywhere on our beautiful grounds.

Complimentary WiFi is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.

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The Sea Spa

The Sea Spa at Congress Hall is a full-service spa that offers unique ocean-inspired treatments in a bright, uplifting atmosphere.

Sandpiper Fitness Center

As our guest, you'll have access to the fully-equipped Fitness Center and Sauna at the nearby Sandpiper Beach Club.

Fitness Center access is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.


Girls' Getaway

Available from February 9 through April 30, 2024

Celebrate the women in your life with a winter girlfriends' getaway to Cape May! Book our Girlfriends' Getaway package to enjoy cocktails, boutique shopping, and Sea Spa relaxation.

“It’s been too long”. Your eyes light up as you arrive to Cape May, where you’ll meet up with the people in your life who—despite busy schedules—make it feel like no time has passed. Celebrate those meaningful friendships with a deluxe escape filled with delicious cocktails, boutique shopping, and some time spent at the Sea Spa.

Here, the ultimate escape awaits, either in the historic grander of Congress Hall, the boutique charm of The Virginia, or—for a more private retreat—in one of our Beach Plum Farm or Virginia Cottages.

Included in this package:

  • Deluxe Overnight Accommodations in Cape May
  • Welcome Cocktails for your group in Congress Hall's beautiful Brown Room
  • Your choice of a 30-Minute Swedish Massage or a 30-Minute Facial at Congress Hall's Sea Spa
  • A $50 Shopping Credit at Tommy's Folly Boutique for each member of your group

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Please Note: Online reservations for Our Girls' Getaway package default to two (2) guests. Additional guests can be added to your reservation as a Stay Enhancement at the time of booking.

Subject to availability and change. Restrictions may apply. Packages cannot be combined to existing offers. Packages cannot be applied to existing reservations. Packages cannot be applied to wedding or group blocks.

The Spring Ebbitt Room Wine Dinner Series

Available for stays this April and May

By popular demand, The Ebbitt Room is pleased to announce a new 2024 series of three-course Wine Dinners, held in the singular ambiance of our main dining room.

From Northern California, to France, to the lesser-known regions of Italy—our new Wine Dinner series will delight with a special theme each night. Reserve your table for an exquisite evening, featuring a special three-course wine pairing menu prepared by Executive Chef Jason Hanin.

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Tour de France

Named for the most famous bike race in the world, this Wine Dinner will feature a progression of wines from France.

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Stay Overnight: Book Online Stay Overnight: Call 1 (800) 732-4236

For assistance with reserving tickets to our Wine Dinner, please call the Virginia at (609) 884-5700.

For assistance with booking your overnight Wine Dinner package stay, please call our Reservations Specialists at 1 (800) 732-4236.

Please note that reservations are limited for this exciting evening at The Ebbitt Room.

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Giro d’Italia

Named for the famous Italian Bike Race, this Wine Dinner will explore the lesser-known regions of Italy.

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Stay Overnight: Book Online Stay Overnight: Call 1 (800) 732-4236

For assistance with reserving tickets to our Wine Dinner, please call the Virginia at (609) 884-5700.

For assistance with booking your overnight Wine Dinner package stay, please call our Reservations Specialists at 1 (800) 732-4236.

Please note that reservations are limited for this exciting evening at The Ebbitt Room.

Jazz Festival Getaway

Available April 19 through 21 and October 24 through 26, 2024

The famed Exit Zero Jazz Festival returns this Spring and Fall to Cape May! Book our Jazz Fest Getaway package to enjoy deluxe accommodations, two Three-Day VIP Jazz Festival tickets, two Exit Zero Jazz Festival wine glasses, and daily breakfast each morning of your stay.

Included in this package:

  • Deluxe Overnight Accommodations
  • Two VIP Tickets to the Exit Zero Jazz Festival*
  • Two Exit Zero Jazz Festival keepsake Wine Glasses
  • Breakfast each morning of your stay**

Spring Festival: April 19 through 21, 2024

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Fall Festival: October 24 through 26, 2024

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To learn more about this year's Exit Zero Jazz Festivals, visit ExitZeroJazzFestival.com.

*VIP pass provide entry to Exit Zero Jazz Festival. VIP pass provides first-come, first-served access to VIP reserved seat sections all performances on the Main Stage in Cape May Convention Hall. VIP Pass provides access to VIP Lounge in Cape May Convention Hall with complimentary water, coffee, tea, fruit, and grab and go snacks. VIP Pass provides first-come, first-served entry into all Festival stages, tents, and participating club venues. VIP Pass will be waiting for you at check-in to your Cape Resorts stay. After purchasing your VIP Passes, please contact Exit 0 International Jazz Festival to reserve your seats as each show has different times by calling 609-849-9202. Tickets cannot be refunded if reservation is cancelled within 21 days prior to arrival date of reservation.

**Breakfast for Two available for each reserved room night.

Reservations at Congress Hall, The Star and The Sandpiper receive a $20 Breakfast Credit for use at the Blue Pig Tavern per each reserved room night. Credit must be signed to your guest room to be applied. No cash value.

Reservations at The Virginia receive Continental Breakfast per each reserved room night. No cash value.

Extended Stays at the Virginia Cottages

Available for Extended Stays through March 24, 2024

This winter, claim your key to Cape May with an extended stay at the Virginia Cottages.

It's the best-case scenario: a wintertime cottage to call your own, with all the amenities of a luxury resort. This winter, the Virginia Cottages will offer an extended stay program, perfect for those who'd like to come and go as they please. Claim your key, unlock the door and settle in to your own private cottage just steps from the ocean, where Victorian charm meets modern convenience.

Whether you're looking to work remotely, or simply need a change of scenery—an extended stay at one of our beautiful Virginia Cottages is the perfect choice for your home-away-from-home.

This program is tailored to stays of 14 nights or more, and includes once-weekly housekeeping service.

To inquire, please call The Virginia directly.

Call: (609) 884-5700

An Evening To Remember

Available Year Round

Escape with your special someone to the Virginia Hotel & Cottages or Congress Hall. Book our Evening to Remember package to enjoy an intimate evening of dining by candlelight in the Ebbitt Room.

Plan a grand romantic weekend, or a cozy midweek escape—whatever the milestone, we will provide the gracious touch and exceptional service that ensure indelible memories.

Your romantic getaway includes:

Virginia Hotel & Cottages

  • Deluxe Accommodations
  • Dinner for two in the Ebbitt Room*
  • Continental Breakfast for two each morning
  • Complimentary Valet Parking

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Congress Hall

  • Deluxe Accommodations
  • Dinner for two in the Ebbitt Room*
  • Complimentary Valet Parking

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After booking your overnight stay, please make your dinner reservation by calling the Ebbitt Room at (609) 884-5700.

*Terms and conditions apply. See the Reservations Website for full details.

Virginia Resort Getaway

Available Year Round

A deluxe Virginia stay—paired with the best of Cape May! Includes a daily Resort Credit.

Drinks on the Virginia's Front Porch. Coffee on the Veranda of Congress Hall. Long afternoons at Beach Plum Farm, spent exploring the fields and browsing the Market. As our guest, you'll love the quiet elegance of the Virginia—all just steps away from the excitement of Cape May! And now, we’ve created an offer that invites you to enjoy the best of our seaside town.

Included in this package:

  • Deluxe Overnight Accommodations at The Virginia HotelI/li>
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • A Daily Resort Credit, with the freedom to choose how you spend it! Enjoy it at any of our sister properties in Cape May


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For personalized reservations assistance, please call our Reservations Specialists toll-free at 855-290-8467

Terms and conditions apply. See the Reservations Website for full details.

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Since 2012, The Virginia Hotel has been honored by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the top 10 US hotels in the Mid-Atlantic and New York. The Virginia Hotel is also an annual winner of Tripadvisor's Certificate of Excellence.

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. 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 | From The Cape May Lewes Ferry | From New York | From Washington/Baltimore | From Philadelphia