A place with all the comforts of home and none of the demands. A place to savor a bountiful buffet breakfast while socializing with fellow guests. A place to enjoy afternoon tea while rocking on porches or relaxing in front of a glowing fireplace. A place for you to return time and again --- The Queen Victoria Bed and Breakfast Inn.
Welcoming guests since 1980, The Queen Victoria is one of America's most famous bed and breakfast inns. Four faithfully restored historic buildings offer rooms and suites furnished with fine antiques and handmade quilts. The decor is uncluttered, with great attention to detail and many thoughtful extras. The hospitality is warm and the atmosphere is social at the Queen Victoria, a Cape May, New Jersey bed and breakfast.The Queen Victoria is conveniently located in the heart of Cape May's historic district, one block from the Atlantic Ocean, tours, shops and fine restaurants. Park your car when you arrive and forget about it ... you can stroll or pedal around town on the complimentary bicycle. For your true Victorian enjoyment, fifty rocking chairs fill porches, gardens, and a rooftop sundeck. A wicker swing takes you back to a quieter time. Choose from thirty-four unique, inviting and spacious rooms and suites, all with private bath. Pamper yourself with a whirlpool tub or gas-log fireplace.
Select Registry member since 1992
- Inn Amenities Refine Search: Gardens on Property
- Minimum Stay Required: Weekends, Holidays, Peak Season
- Pet Friendly: No
- Smoking Policy: Smoke-Free
- Family Friendly: Yes, Over 12
Food & Wine
Breakfast at The Queen Victoria is an informal, casual affair featuring a buffet that is available from 8:00 to 10:00 am daily. There are no "seatings" to sign up for and you have a choice of seating including both the larger, social, group table as well as smaller tables for more intimate dining.
You won't want to miss our breakfast ... it is the perfect way to start your day in Cape May. Each day you'll be tempted by a buffet with a dizzying assortment of breakfast treats to choose from, starting with one of our mouth watering entrees and savory side dish. The buffet also includes a variety of home made breads and muffins, cut fruit salad with at least five different fresh fruits, vanilla yogurt, hard boiled eggs, cereals, including our home-made granola, and english muffins and bagels, which you can smother with our famous homemade strawberry jam. Enjoy a bottomless cup of fresh brewed Green Mountain coffee, a vast variety of teas, served in your own tea pot from our collection, and all the fresh squeezed orange juice or other fruit juices that you desire.
Nobody leaves breakfast at The Queen Victoria hungry. In fact, most of our guests skip lunch.
- Meals Offered: Breakfast
- Breakfast: Complimentary
- Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables, Communal
- Breakfast Service: Full
- Complimentary Breakfast: Yes
- Offered Amenities: Complimentary Beverages, Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments, Complimentary Snacks, Complimentary Early Coffee/Tea
- Restaurant on Premises: No
- Pub/Tavern on Premises: No
Rooms & Suites
Choose from thirty-five attractive rooms and suites, all with private bath, color television with DVD players (for those who prefer to "step back" to a quieter time, just ask and we will remove the television from your room for your stay), mini-refrigerator, hair dryer, clock radio, iron and ironing board, and air conditioning. Many of our large premium rooms and suites offer luxury baths with whirlpool tubs. Some have a gas-log fireplace. Wireless internet is available throughout our beautiful Cape May bed and breakfast.
The décor is a refreshing blend of modern comforts and period antiques with special attention to the benefit of a great night's sleep. The bedding is consistent with the high standard of The Queen Victoria® with 310-count cotton sheets, topped with a handmade quilt or custom comforter. You are sure to enjoy our lodging in Cape May.
All rooms and suites are non-smoking.
- Accommodations: Cottages, Efficiency, Suites
- # Rooms: 35
- Beds: Queen, King
- Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Antique Furnishings, Bathrobes, Fireplaces, Hair dryers, Private Deck, Refrigerators, Whirlpool or Jacuzzi, Alarm Clocks, Ironing Boards, Turndown Service
- Entertainment: Cable TV , DVD/Blu-Ray Players, Video Library
- Safes: In-Room, Front Desk
- Handicap Accessible: Limited
- Internet Services: Wireless, Complimentary
- Corporate Rates: Yes
- Front Desk/Security: Onsite
- Inn Amenities: Gardens on Property, GLBT Friendly, Green/Enviromentally Friendly
- Location Type: Coastal, Small Town/Village
Weddings & Events
Cape May is the 3rd leading destination wedding location in the United States! This shouldn't surprise anybody familiar with our beautiful little seaside village. In 2008 Forbes magazine named Cape May one of the 10 prettiest cities in America. It is certainly one of the most romantic, picturesque cities in the country. Only Hawaii (which is a state, of course) and Las Vegas (which is at the FAR other end of the romance spectrum) eclipse Cape May as a wedding destination.
Last year more than 500 couples came to Cape May to start their lives together. It is easy to understand why. You would be hard pressed to find a more romantic, charming and easy place to get to than Cape May for a destination wedding.
If you're thinking of having a "Destination Wedding", Cape May could very well be the ideal destination for you. Here's why:
Location, Location, Location
Yes, location is everything, especially if your goal is to create some special, romantic and dramatic memories. Cape May, nestled at the nexus of the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, is an incredibly beautiful and romantic setting for your wedding, no matter if it is formal or casual. With hundreds of quaint, beautiful Victorian homes set on tree lined streets echoing the clip-clop sounds of horse drawn carriages, it is hard to imagine a more romantic setting for a wedding.
Beyond the beauty and romance of Cape May, is its close proximity to most of the population of the East Coast. When you're bringing your friends and family with you to your destination wedding, it is nice to know that they can get to Cape May quickly from New York, Philadelphia (only 90 minutes away), Baltimore, Washington D.C. and everything in between. Convenience with no airfare, airport hassles, or rental cars involved!
Weddings at the Queen Victoria
If you are planning a small wedding (20 or so guests) in Cape May, then we would love to discuss the possibility of hosting your family and friends for your big day. Dozens of couples have started their lives together at The Queen Victoria, sometimes holding their small ceremony in one of our parlors. More frequently, the wedding ceremony is held at one of our beautiful churches or on the beach (often with our parlor as a "rain plan").
Rent the building.
One of the great things about destination weddings is that everybody is gathered together and they're all staying at the same place. The energy and ambience that results creates lifelong memories. Imagine all the bridesmaids running up and down the halls, between each other's rooms while getting ready. You can almost see all the men gathering in the parlor or in the courtyard waiting for their beautiful ladies to appear. Picture the photographer (yes, that was an intended pun) bouncing all over the building capturing memories for the bride and groom. For all of this to work, the bridal party really has to rent the entire building. If other guests of the inn are staying in the same building, it kind of ruins it (and makes the other guests really uncomfortable). So . when planning your wedding at The Queen Victoria, plan on renting at least one of our buildings. We have 3 main buildings to choose from, and if you book far enough ahead (at least a year for our May through mid-October season), you can have your choice. We usually recommend our House of Royals building.
Most of the couples that get married in Cape May, at least at The Queen Victoria, stay for their honeymoon. Imagine how much more relaxing that would be than jumping on a plane the next day for a flight to your honeymoon destination (I'm speaking from experience, believe me). Besides, Cape May is the perfect honeymoon destination too!
Our Crown Jewel suite is the perfect room for a spectacular honeymoon. A separate cottage with two fireplaces, a playful 2-person shower, and a luxurious 2-person whirlpool tub, this large and comfortable suite is the perfect place to start your lives together. Many couples check in a couple of days early to work out all the details, and this wonderfully large comfortable room is a great "home base". The King Edward and Regent's Park suites are also great honeymoon suites!
- Weddings & Events Capacity: 1-19
- Events Supported: Private Parties, Elopement
- Wedding Services & Amenities: Officiant, Florist, Photographer
- Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor