12 Historic Hotels You Should Stay at in Jersey Shore

Make your visit at New Jersey Shore more exciting by staying in a hotel that gives you a glimpse of the 1800s. At The Shore, there is abundance in century-old houses and mansions that are restored to their finest and are converted into hotels.

The reuse of historical buildings for hospitality purposes has significantly helped in the preservation of these heritage structures in Jersey Shore. Turning these buildings into accommodation facilities at the same time a tourist attraction is a growing trend in the industry.

If you fancy staying at a century old building or perhaps at a Victorian mansion, book your accommodation at any of these historic hotels in Jersey Shore:



1 The Queen Victoria

102 Ocean Street , Cape May, NJ


The Queen Victoria is Cape May’s premier bed and breakfast. It is located one block from the beach in the heart of historic Cape May. The Queen Victoria’s four Victorian era buildings, dating back from 1876, with 35 guest rooms offer the perfect combination of privacy, social opportunities, modern comforts and historic charm.

The rooms may have the old-world setting, but they are equipped with modern facilities to cater guests’ needs. Its rooms and suites have air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, DVD players and mini fridges. Some have 4-poster beds, fireplaces, and balconies with ocean views, while some bathrooms include whirlpool tubs or massage showers.

A hot breakfast and afternoon tea are provided. Other amenities include porches with rocking chairs, and a rooftop deck. Freebies include bikes, beach chairs and towels, and parking.


2 Candlelight Inn B&B

720 Washington Street , Cape May, NJ


The Candlelight Inn is a beautifully restored Queen Anne, Victorian Bed & Breakfast that concentrates on making its guests feel relaxed. Your innkeepers, Wanda and Michael O’Brien live on the premises. A private home for 80 years, today the Candlelight Inn can be enjoyed by couples seeking a romantic getaway.

All guest rooms in the main house feature antique wooden furniture, each has a private bath, two with a whirlpool tub, free WiFi, DVD players, flat-screen TVs, and all have romantic electric fireplaces. There’s also a separate carriage house offering suites with 2-person whirlpool tubs, wet bars, coffeemakers, gas fireplaces and mini fridges. Amenities include a wraparound porch with rocking chairs, plus a sundeck and hot tub. A full breakfast is served, and on-site parking is included.


3 The Chateau Inn and Suites

500 Warren Avenue , Spring Lake, NJ


This elegant hotel, built in 1888, is a 9-minute walk from Spring Lake Golf Club and an 11-minute walk from the beach.

The Chateau offers Luxury accommodations with sophisticated rooms that feature marble bathrooms, ceiling fans, flat-screen TVs, DVD players and free Wi-Fi. Suites have separate bedrooms, wet bars, tile ceilings and Jacuzzis; some offer balconies and fireplaces.

Amenities include coffee and tea service in an antiques-filled lounge, plus fitness club access. Beach access, tennis passes and continental breakfast are offered seasonally, and event space is also available.


4 Southern Mansion

720 Washington Street , Cape May, NJ

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Built in 1860, the Southern Mansion has been completely restored to a boutique hotel and inn recapturing the charm of genuine Southern hospitality. This Italian mansion with landscaped gardens is a 9-minute walk from the beach and 3 miles from Cape May Lighthouse.

Southern Mansion offers a large variety of bed configurations and provides a comprehensive stay for every guest starting with personalized accommodations. This historic mansion is about one-and-a-half acres of award-winning gardens and centrally located in Cape May’s historic district bringing you within a five-minute walk to the area’s best beaches, shops and restaurants.

If you’re looking for Absolute privacy, gourmet food, and luxurious amenities consider Southern Mansion for your next Cape May adventure.


5 The Tower Cottage A Romantic Luxury Inn

203 Forman Avenue , Point Pleasant Beach, NJ


Set along Little Silver Lake, this old-world B&B is a 12-minute walk from Jenkinson’s Aquarium and 1.2 miles from Manasquan Inlet.

The Tower Cottage is a meticulously restored Queen Anne Victorian Inn. It is the perfect alternative to local hotels or motels for guests who prefer a quiet retreat, mini vacation or romantic getaway.

Stately rooms and suites have period furniture and high-thread-count sheets. They all include free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs with DVD players, plus marble-framed fireplaces, mini fridges and iPod docks. Some offer lake views, 4-poster beds, whirlpool tubs and/or separate sitting areas.

Freebies include hot breakfast, afternoon snacks and passes to a local gym. There’s also a common room with a piano.


6 Mainstay Inn

635 Columbia, Cape May, NJ

‘The jewel of them all has got to be the Mainstay,’ according to the Washington Post. Built by a pair of wealth gamblers in 1872, this elegant, exclusive clubhouse is now one of the premier B and B inns in the country. It is a 4-minute walk from the beach and a 7-minute walk from the shops and eateries on bustling Washington Street.

Featuring antique furniture and period details, the elegant rooms and suites include flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. A modern bi-level apartment offers a living room with a pull-out sofa, a kitchen, and a bedroom reached via a spiral staircase.

Breakfast is served in the refined dining room or on the veranda. There’s a stylish lounge with a grand piano. Kids age 10 and over are welcome. Minimum-stay rules may apply.

Guests can enjoy three parlors, spacious gardens, rocker filled verandahs, beautiful beaches, historic attractions, biking, birding, golf, and tennis. Breakfast and afternoon tea is served daily.


7 The Virginia Hotel

25 Jackson St. P.O. Box 557, Cape May, NJ

The Virginia Hotel is a European style boutique hotel located in the heart of the historic district. Built in 1879, this historic guesthouse is a 2-minute walk from the beach and a 9-minute walk from the West End Garage shopping center.

Airy rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars and designer toiletries; some add private balconies.

Freebies include continental breakfast and beach service, plus access to a nearby pool, fitness center and spa. With its award-winning gourmet restaurant, The Ebbitt Room is located right off the cozy lounge and provides piano entertainment on weekends and nightly, in-season.


8 Beacon House

100 & 104 Beacon Boulevard, Sea Girt, NJ

Built in the classic style of a grand Victorian seaside inn, circa 1879, its two spacious houses are framed by panoramic wrap around porches lined with comfortable wicker and rockers. Elegant crystal chandeliers descend over polished oak floors and spacious parlors are warmed by fireplaces in the cooler months.

The Beacon House is a 3-minute walk from the Sea Girt Lighthouse overlooking the Sea Girt Beach and Boardwalk, and a 3-minute walk from Wreck Pond in Edgemere Park.

Both houses have been beautifully restored and renovated with 18 individually decorated guest rooms all with private baths, air conditioning, ceiling fans, free Wi-Fi and color cable televisions. Many offer private balconies with ocean views, and some include fireplaces and/or whirlpool tubs. Apartments add kitchenettes, and some provide private decks or patios.

Hot breakfast and on-site parking are included. The property features an outdoor pool, and porches with wicker chairs and rockers.

Mornings begin with the aroma of fresh brewed coffee followed by a sumptuous homemade breakfast served in our bright and elegant dining room. Spend a glorious day at the beach, relax in the peaceful serenity of a chaise lounge at our private heated pool, walk the boards, or explore the shops and eateries of Sea Girt, Spring Lake and Manasquan. Enjoy music and evening libations with complimentary VIP admission to the famous “Parker House” just across the street. Or just sit in a rocker on your private ocean view balcony sipping a glass of wine.


9 Atlantis Inn Luxury Bed and Breakfast

601 Atlantic Avenue , Ocean City, NJ

Dating from 1905, this refined hotel is a 3-minute walk from Gillians Wonderland Pier and an 11-minute walk from Ocean City Hall. The Atlantis Inn is ideally located on beach block, a 2-minute walk to Ocean City’s famous boardwalk.

The Atlantis Inn is a Grand Victorian Mansion offering European-style interiors in 12 richly appointed Suites and 2 multi-room Villa Apartments. It is in a class all its own on the Jersey Shore. Suites lavish guests with Italian bed linens and are themed after French, Italian and Spanish destinations.

Couples, honeymooners and families create unforgettable vacations, romantic getaways, anniversaries and reunions.

Elegant rooms feature plush fabrics, hardwood floors and period-style furniture. Suites offer fireplaces, whirlpools and body spa showers for 2. All come with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and DVD players. Distinct features in individual rooms include marble fireplaces, sleigh beds, murals and whirlpool tubs, plus access to a rooftop deck. Suites offer separate living rooms; the 1- and 2-bedroom apartments add kitchens and porches.

There’s a sophisticated dining area, as well as multiple lounges. A resort fee is charged, which covers breakfast, beach tokens and DVD rental.


10 Hewitt Wellington Hotel

200 Monmouth Avenue , Spring Lake, NJ

Overlooking the spring fed lake for which the town is named Spring Lake, this Victorian boutique hotel with a wraparound porch is a 6-minute walk from the Spring Lake Beach and Boardwalk, 5.6 miles from Jenkinson’s Boardwalk and a 10-minute walk from the Spring Lake Historical Society.

The Hewitt Wellington is a historic Victorian boutique hotel situated in one of the most ideal and beautiful settings on the New Jersey shore. Located less than three short blocks from the ocean, The Hewitt Wellington offers vacationers the optimal spot to enjoy the best of one of the finest towns on the coast.

The Hewitt Wellington has been a luxurious vacation retreat since the turn of the 20th century. This three-story, lake view Victorian hotel was meticulously renovated, preserving both the architectural integrity and its old-world charm. Today, The Hewitt Wellington Hotel is proud to offer elegantly appointed rooms and suites with luxurious amenities such as outdoor heated pool, graceful wrap around porches…and one of New Jersey’s top-rated restaurants, Whispers. We hope you’ll join us for your next vacation, or romantic weekend getaway.

Elegant guestrooms feature period furniture, free WiFi and flat-screen TVs, as well as mini fridges and coffeemakers; some have private porches and others have private balconies with lake views. Suites with living rooms may have lake views and/or 4-poster beds.

Continental breakfast, parking and beach badges are included. There’s also an outdoor pool and an upscale restaurant serving classic cuisine.


11 Angel of the Sea

5 – 7 Trenton Avenue , Cape May, NJ

The Angel of the Sea is Victorian Cape May’s most elegant bed & breakfast. Built in 1850 as the summer home of one of America’s wealthiest industrialists, this Queen Anne style mansion was completely restored in 1989. This Victorian home sits half a block from the beach, 1 mile from downtown and 4 miles from Cape May Point State Park.

All 27 guestrooms feature frilly decor en suite bathrooms, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. many of the rooms, along with all of the porches and verandahs, have ocean views. Some have claw-foot tubs and semi-private balconies.

Freebies include loaner bikes, full breakfast, afternoon tea, and wine and cheese. There’s an ornate sitting area and a veranda. Children age 8 and older are welcome.

The Angel of the Sea has been featured on many television shows including Great Country Inns, The Food Network and the Oprah Winfrey Show. It has received numerous awards including a Silver Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In 1999 it was named the #2 Bed & Breakfast in North American by the Reed Travel Group.


12 Normandy Inn

21 Tuttle Avenue , Spring Lake, NJ

Come visit what New York Magazine has proclaimed as “an antique-laden dream world”. The Normandy Inn, listed on the prestigious National Register of Historic Places, is an elegant 19th century bed and breakfast perfect for that special getaway.

Surrounded by quaint houses, this charming B&B is set in a refined Victorian home filled with antique furniture. It’s a 14-minute walk from Spring Lake Beach and a mile from Spring Lake train station.

Fine antique furnishings adorn this traditionally charming home while rooms boast cozy fireplaces, Jacuzzis, and canopy beds. All rooms are accompanied with air conditioning, telephone and cable TV. The Inn offers a sumptuous breakfast served at your own intimate table and prides itself on exceptional service.

The Normandy Inn is ideally located one half of a block to the ocean and is closely located to a multitude of cultural and outdoor activities. Recipient of Arrington’s Bed and Breakfast Best Antiques Award, Mobil and AAA rated The Normandy makes for the perfect getaway, “An Inn for All Seasons”.

Parking is complimentary, as are beach passes. Breakfast is served in an elegant dining room. There’s a cozy guest lounge.




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