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 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, adults-only hotel experience. The Virginia is located just a block from the beach, offering vacationers a haven of beautiful design, unrivaled comfort and friendly, attentive service.

Dinner on Jackson

Escape to Jackson Street this fall for a midweek getaway. Enjoy deluxe overnight accommodations, as well as an all-inclusive dinner for two in the Ebbitt Room—all in the splendor of Cape May's historic downtown.

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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.

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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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Fitness Room

As our guest, you'll have access to Congress Hall's Fitness Room that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Fitness Room access is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest. Please visit the Congress Hall Front Desk for access.

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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.


Dinner on Jackson

Available for Midweek Stays this Fall

Escape to Jackson Street this fall. Enjoy deluxe overnight accommodations, as well as an all-inclusive dinner for two in the Ebbitt Room—all in the splendor of Cape May's historic downtown.

Picture this: an evening on the Front Porch of the Virginia Hotel, spent over cocktails and farm-fresh cuisine. Perched above Jackson Street, you'll watch a scene unfold before you before a backdrop of seaside Victoriana. It's a time-transcending place, one filled with history and character and new possibilities.

Included in this package:

  • Deluxe Accommodations at the Virginia Hotel
  • All-Inclusive Dinner for Two from the Ebbitt Room*
Book The Virginia Hotel Book Congress Hall Call to book the Red & Pink Cottages: (800) 732-4236

*All-inclusive dinner for two in the Ebbitt Room includes the cost of food, tax and gratuity. Alcohol is not included.

Package is subject to availability and change. Packages and special offers not applicable to groups or existing reservations. Room Tax not included.

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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 Specific Points

From The Garden State Parkway | From The Cape May Lewes Ferry | From New York | From Washington/Baltimore | From Philadelphia