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The Queen Victoria ® Bed & Breakfast Inn

102 Ocean Street, Cape May, New Jersey 08204
Innkeeper(s): Anna Marie and Doug McMain
  • Introduction

    The Queen Victoria Bed & Breakfast Inn front of innWelcome to The Queen Victoria® Bed and Breakfast!

    The Queen Victoria ® is a renowned bed and breakfast Cape May bed and breakfast open all year in the heart of historic Cape May, New Jersey, one block from the beautiful Cape May beaches, antique shopping, gourmet dining, and historic Cape May tours.

    Thirty-two inviting and romantic rooms and suites with private bath are decorated with period antiques in the Victorian style and tradition of a historic bed and breakfast, and make for an incredible Cape May lodging experience. Inn rates include full breakfast and a delicious afternoon tea with sweets and savory in the British fashion. Do not forget to view our Cape May Inn seasonal specials.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Anna Marie and Doug McMain for sharing their own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    In the summer it is mostly about the beach.  In the cooler seasons our guests enjoy great shopping, tours, museums, wine tasting, and excellent dining in our great local restaurants.

    What are you best known for?

    Cleanliness, attention to detail, superior hospitality, generous amenities. 

    What makes your inn unique?

    Everything … Architecture, Furnishings, exceptional service.

    What do you love most about your inn?

    Historic character of the 4 buildings.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    To stay at The Queen Victoria B&B!  We have 4 buildings that are excellent representations of the Historic Victorian architecture in Cape May.  Cape May has been designated an "Historic Landmark City" by the United States Park Service.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    "My stay at The Queen Victoria was the best weekend of my life."

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Great wineries.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Go to the beach, go wine tasting at one of the 6 wineries within 20 minutes of The Queen Victoria, take a trolley tour, visit the Emlen Physick estate museum, climb the lighthouse, climb the WWII Lookout tower, visit at least 8 of the 40 restaurants within easy walking distance, visit Cape May Brewery, visit the "Naval Airstation Wildwood" aviation museum, go bicycling on our complimentary bikes, shop, shop, shop.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    EVERYTHING is within walking distance of The Queen Victoria.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Freda's Café.  This is a tough choice.  There are literally 40 restaurants you can walk to from The Queen Victoria.  Most of them are excellent.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? and are good references.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

     We have 35 rooms

    Do you accept pets?

    We don't accept pets.


  • Inn Offerings

    Tired of trying to find the peThe Queen Victoria Bed & Breakfast Inn front porchrfect gift for your family, friends or employees? Look no further! Queen Victoria Bed and Breakfast offers the perfect year-round getaway.

    Treat your family to a Cape May beach vacation, or your special someone to a relaxing, romantic winter retreat. And a stay at the Queen Victoria is an excellent reward for a hardworking employee!

    Experience exceptional hospitality. Welcoming guests since 1980, The Queen Victoria® a Cape May Bed and Breakfast is renowned for extraordinary service and great attention to detail.

    Be assured of superior accommodations adhering to the strict and high standards of Select Registry, Distinguished Inns of North America.

    Stay in the center of Victorian Cape May one block from the Atlantic Ocean, historic tours, fine restaurants, and shopping. Use the facilities of two impeccably resThe Queen Victoria Bed & Breakfast Inn fireplacetored 1880s homes and an 1876 gambling parlor with pantry areas always available to you with complimentary beverages, ice, hot chocolate, and an assortment of fine teas and coffees.

    At our Cape May NJ bed and breakfast enjoy the picturesque porches with rocking chairs and wicker swings and comfortable parlors with fireplaces to carry you back to a quieter time. Savor a generous breakfast served buffet style and afternoon tea in the British fashion with decadent sweets and savories served on the porches or in front of a glowing fireplace.

    Have the convenience of our complimentary bicycles and beach chairs during your stay. Check-in anytime between 2 and 9 p.m. Later check-ins can be arranged with prior notice. Check out is before 11 a.m. but we invite you to enjoy The Queen Victoria® facilities, including the fully stocked after-beach outside showers, bicycles, beThe Queen Victoria Bed & Breakfast Inn with lightsach chairs and pantries for the remainder of the day. Please join us for tea again if you can.

    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").

  • Queen Victoria® Cookbook

    The Queen Victoria Bed & Breakfast Inn CookbookEntertaining a group is a challenge for you if you want to enjoy your guests. We don't like spending all our time at breakfast in the kitchen, but would rather be in the dining room enjoying our company, too. So most of the recipes we have included can be both prepared in advance, and kept warm on a buffet or sideboard for elegant, easy entertaining. Other recipes for breads, cookies, and spreads are improved by being prepared in advance and frozen or refrigerated to blend flavors before serving.

    Table of Contents

    • Breads and Coffeecakes..........5
    • Breakfast Main Dishes...........16
    • Beverages..............................23
    • Cookies/Teatime Sweets........26
    • Fruits & Jams.........................34
    • Holiday/House Specialties......39
    • Spreads, Pates.......................44

    Most of the recipes serve a larger number than the usual four people. Of course you can reduce the quantities to serve a lesser number if your party or family is smaller. Even the bread and cookie recipes make a large amount. Use the extra to freeze for the future or to give away as gifts.

    We hope you will enjoy easy entertaining with this collection of recipes from The Queen Victoria ®over 80 recipes for easy, elegant entertaining at breakfast or brunch, plus a selection of sweets and savories for tea time as served in royal style.

    How to Order Copies

    QUEEN VICTORIA® COOKBOOK 102 Ocean Street Cape May, New Jersey 08204

    Please send me: ______________ copy(ies) The QUEEN VICTORIA COOKBOOK® at $7.95 each. New Jersey residents, please add 6% sales tax. Postage and handling, $3.85 for 1st book, each additional book add $1.00 in postage and handling.

    Make checks payable to: The Queen Victoria or use your Visa or MasterCard please include Exp. date, along with your name, address, city, state and zip code.