Fodor's Expert Review The Southern Mansion
720 Washington St., Cape May, New Jersey, 08204, USA
The stunning Italianate mansion, one of the few large estates to survive Cape May's Great Fire of 1879, now serves as a boutique hotel. Its brightly painted rooms—robin's-egg blue, mustard yellow, deep red—are filled with Victorian antiques, such as ornate fireplace mantels and four-poster beds, as well as modern amenities like phones with data ports. Stroll along the garden path and admire the flowers, especially abundant in May, or visit in December to see the parlors decked out with Christmas trees and garlands appropriate to the Victorian era.
- decor is a pleasing and effortless mix of Victorian and modern
- close to Washington Mall
- large inventory of rooms without losing the intimate feel
- longer walk to the beach than most inns
Rate Includes: Closed Jan., Free breakfast