Leith Hall

22 Ocean Street, Cape May, New Jersey 08204
Innkeeper(s): Elan and Susan Zingman-Leith
  • Introduction

    Leith Hall - Cape May, New Jersey

    "Working miracles with wallpaper and paint" - Inn Spots and Special Places "Distinctive Restoration: stunning...handsomely appointed." - Frommer's Atlantic City and Cape May

    Leith Hall, located in Cape May, NJ, is an elegantly restored 1880's home in the heart of the Victorian Historic District featuring:

    The aroma of freshly brewing coffee and home baked breads wakes you up while quiches, crepes and egg entrees fortify you for the day. We offer beach chairs and towels if you're heading for the surf. We offer directions and advice if you're looking for antiques. Perhaps best of all, we offer a beautifully restored parlor and library and a large wraparound porch if you're planning on doing absolutely nothing. There's a Victorian cabinet grand piano if you're feeling musical, hundreds of books if you're feeling literary, and extremely comfy chairs and ottomans if you're feeling like a nap.

    Leith Hall - Parlor

    Your hearty Victorian breakfast is served from antique silver and Royal Worcester china. After working on your tan all day, you can join us for afternoon tea. We'll help you with dinner reservations at Cape May's many fine restaurants. At night the ocean breezes and the sound of the surf will lull you to sleep.

    Leith Hall sparkles with Multi-patterned walls and shimmering gilded surfaces. Our opulent bedrooms are furnished with Victorian antiques including walnut or brass beds, hand carved mahogany tables, laces and linens, fringes and tassels. Our stained glass French doors face onto the shady verandah.

    Amidst all this Victorian luxury, we haven't forgotten modern amenities. All of our rooms and suites feature private baths and several include refrigerators for cooling your beverages for the beach. Several rooms also feature fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. All of our bedrooms and suites are air-conditioned.

    Of course one of our greatest amenities is the view of the ocean from many bedrooms and from the verandah.

  • Amenities

    Leith Hall - Bedroom

    • Ocean Views
    • Victorian Fireplaces
    • Whirlpools
    • Full gourmet breakfasts
    • Afternoon tea
    • 1880's decor
    • Antiques
    • Period wallpaper
    • Oriental carpets
    • Lace curtains at the windows
    • Air conditioning
    • Cable TV
    • Free parking
  • Weddings

    Leith Hall - WeddingCape May is the nation’s third largest wedding destination. First, of course, is Las Vegas. Second is Atlantic City, and Cape May is third. There’s nothing like a horse and carriage to pick up the bride, a Victorian trolley to transport the guests, and a romantic Bed and Breakfast to set the atmosphere. Many couples choose to be married on the lawn or in the tent at the Physick Estate.

  • Area Information

    Leith Hall - Streetcar

    Carefree Cape May, calm and civilized - gaslights and carriage rides, band concerts in the gazebo quiet verandahs with rocking chairs and high tea you are back in the late nineteenth century. Cape May is America's oldest beach resort and largest Victorian historic district. Walkers are surrounded by gaily painted houses with gingerbread and mansard roofs, spindles and brackets. There are miles of pristine beaches for swimming, strolling and sunning. The marina offers boats for excursions, fishing and sailing. Discover the town by bicycle and by trolley, stopping to enjoy the historic house tours, to browse for antiques and to shop on our picturesque main street. An active day in Cape May can include tennis and golf with great restaurant dining in the evening and dancing into the night.

    Cape May's wildlife sanctuaries are famed for the number and variety of birds that stop here on their way along the Atlantic flyway. Birders flock here form everywhere in the country for unparalleled sighting opportunities.

  • Great Reviews

    Leith Hall - Garden

    Leith Hall has had many great magazine and guidebook reviews over the years.

    The authors of the Frommer’s Guide to Atlantic City and Cape May stayed with us of a few days while they visited inns in the South Jersey region. They described Leith Hall as a...

    “disatinctive restoration..stunning…handsomely appointed.”

    Comprehensive Guide to Atlantic City and Cape May

    Catherine Titus Felix also stayed with us while visiting Cape May of Vicotorian Week. She returned to Leith Hall to write an article which appeared in Victorian Homes magazine. She wrote lots of wonderful things about Leith Hall, among them...

    Wall to Wall Style.

    The guest rooms, too, feature authentic wall treatments, each room with its own theme. In the Turkish Room the Zingman-Leiths gave full rein to the Victorian fantasy, bringing the idea of a “Tirkish Nook” to new heights.

    You’ll feel you’ve reached an oasis in Leith Hall’s Turkish Room.