The Southern Mansion

720 Washington StreetCape MayNJ 08204USA
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About The Southern Mansion

Originally built in the 19th century in an Italian mansion, The Southern Mansion is a bed and breakfast in Cape May. The place is palatial and has lovely and award winning gardens. Beaches, restaurants and shops are a stroll away from the place.

The rooms at The Southern Mansion are all air conditioned. Antique furnishings and vintage features charm the guests. Some rooms have four poster beds. Flat screen cable televisions, iPod docks and en suite bathrooms are featured in every room.  Some upgraded rooms have a solarium; suites have a fireplace and private covered porch, and all have an added living area.

The special feature of the B&B is the winery attached to it. Other features include facilities of a spacious room for holding meetings and events. Concierge services are available and assistance for ticket and tour are provided. Parking and Wi-Fi in public areas are free.

Free continental breakfast is served every day.

The B&B is a nine minute walk from the beach.


720 Washington Street, Cape May, NJ, NJ 08204, USA
Telephone: +1(800)3813888 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Hypoallergenic bedding
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Solarium


  • Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Lovely settings

With a lavish space and comfortable accommodation, The Southern Mansion in Cape May is the perfect choice for a B&B. Its historic background and architecture add to the charm and attraction. Many places of importance like the Colonial House, Emlen Physick Estate and Cape May City Hall are within ten minutes distance. The beach, many shops and restaurants are a short stroll away from the establishment.

Rooms with vintage decor

The rooms give a taste of history with the antique furniture and period items featured. All the rooms are air conditioned and equipped with flat screen satellite TV and iPod docking station. Private bathrooms with a double shower are present. Various rooms have different or added features like four poster beds, living rooms, private solarium and fireplaces.

Good amenities

The B&B has a winery attached and guests can spend enjoyable time watching the wine making and the views of the green vines. Meeting room for guests on business and for events is present on site. Concierge services are available and free onsite parking. Wi-Fi in public areas is another free amenity, as well as continental breakfast.

Negative Reviews

Unclean rooms

Rooms are unclean and dusty. Paint on the walls is chipped. There's no fridge in the rooms. Beds are noisy and uncomfortable. The windows cannot be opened to enjoy the sea breeze. Guests would have liked a ceiling or pedestal fan in the room.

No elevator

The place does not have an elevator making it difficult to climb to the rooms on the third floor. Patio lights are turned off early and guests having a late night out are subjected to some inconvenience in entering the place. Carpets in the front hall are dirty and smelly. The day's newspaper is not available.

No place for toiletries in the bathrooms

The bathrooms have no set shelves to place toiletries.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 68 reviews across the web
8.7 /10
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    8.3 /10
8.7 out of 10 based on 68 reviews