A 24-room boutique hotel
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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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.Learn More
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.View Ebbitt Room
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.Learn More
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.
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.
The Congress Hall Bike Shop offers singles, doubles, children’s bikes, surreys and helmets.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jazz Festival Getaway
Available May 4 -7 and November 9 - 12, 2023
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: May 4 - 7Book Congress Hall Book The Star Book The Sandpiper Book The Virginia
Fall Festival: November 9 - 12Book Congress Hall Book The Star Book The Sandpiper Book The Virginia Book The Beach Shack
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 Beach Shack receive a $20 Breakfast Credit for use at the Rusty Nail 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.
An Evening To Remember
Available Year Round
Escape with your special someone to the Virginia Hotel and Cottages. 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:
- Deluxe Accommodations
- Dinner for two in the Ebbitt Room*
- Continental Breakfast for two each morning
- Complimentary Valet Parking
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Promo Code: EBBITT
After booking your overnight stay, please make your dinner reservation by calling the Ebbitt Room at (609) 884-5700.
*All food and beverage charges must be signed to your room for the Dining Credit to be applied. No Cash Value.
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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.
25 Jackson Street
Cape May, New Jersey 08204
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.View Google Map & Enter Your Starting Point
From Specific PointsFrom The Garden State Parkway | From The Cape May Lewes Ferry | From New York | From Washington/Baltimore | From Philadelphia