Cape May, NJ 

Mainstay Inn

635 Columbia Ave
Cape May, NJ 08204-2305 US

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Rates: $185 to $360
Total Rooms: 12


Circa 1872. This was once the elegant and exclusive Jackson's Clubhouse popular with gamblers. Many of the guest rooms and the grand parlor look much as they did in the 1870s. Fourteen-foot-high ceilings, elaborate chandeliers, a sweeping veranda and a cupola add to the atmosphere. The Inn received the American Historic Inns award in 1988 for their preservation efforts, and have been making unforgettable memories for guests for decades. A writer for Conde Nast Traveler once wrote, "architecturally, no inn, anywhere, quite matches The Mainstay."Publicity and Awards: Washington Post, Good Housekeeping, New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, Smithsonian, Americana, Travel & Leisure, National Geographic Traveler.Location: Ocean Community and Village.


Rooms & Rates

Rates: $185 to $360
Payment types accepted include Master Card, Travelers Checks, Personal Checks, Visa and CCs.
Rooms: This property has 13 total guest accommodations, 12 with private bath, 3 suites and 1 guest house.
The types of beds available include Double, Queen and King.


Minimum Stay Requirements: 3 days at peak times
Cancellation: We refund your deposit if we are able to re-book the opening your cancellation had made, minus a $35 processing fee
Pets: Innkeepers pets on premises.
Smoking: Smoke Free Property.

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Breakfast, Snacks/Refreshments and Afternoon Tea.
Types of meals: Early Coffee/Tea, Full Breakfast, Vegetarian Breakfast, Afternoon Tea and Snacks/Refreshments.
Amenities In Room: Air Conditioning, Cable TV, Reading Lamps, Ceiling Fans, Snack Bar, Central Air, Clock Radio, Television, Desk, Hair Dryer, Bathrobes, Bath Amenities, Wireless Internet Access and Iron/Ironing Board.
Amenities On Site: Library, Parlor Games, Copy Machine, Phone, Fax, Fireplace and Wireless Access.
Business Traveler Amenities: Desk, Television, Internet Access, Wireless Internet Access, FAX On-site, Iron/Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, Daily Newspapers and Gym Nearby.

Spa Services

Off-Site Spa Services Available
Nearby Recommended Spas:
Cape May Day Spa


Events Hosted: Romantic Getaways, Family Reunions, Meetings, Seminars and Weddings.
Other Activities: Antiquing, Art Galleries, Beaches, Bicycling, Canoeing/Kayaking, Fishing, Golf, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Live Theater, Museums, Parks, Shopping (Local Crafts), Sports Events, Major College, Tennis, Water Sports, Wineries, historic attractions, tennis, golf, birding, biking, hiking and ocean boardwalk.

Historic Interest

Cape May Lighthouse & State Park Museum (2 miles).
Historic Awards: National Register (Granted), State Register (Granted), Local Register (Granted), National Historical Site (Granted), State Historical Site (Granted) and City Historical Site (Granted).
Historic Memberships: National Trust, Local Historical Society and National Landmark.