Mainstay Inn      
635 Columbia Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-2305, USA    
(609) 884-8690


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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."

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$295 to $360

Off Season: $185 to $295

Payment Types Accepted Include Master Card, Travelers Checks, Personal Checks, Visa and CCs.

    • Breakfast
    • Snacks/Refreshments
    • Afternoon Tea


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.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Cable TV
  • Copy Machine
  • Fax
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Snack Bar
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet Access

Business Traveler Amenities

  • Desk
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • FAX On-site
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Daily Newspapers
  • Gym Nearby

Events Hosted

    • Romantic Getaways
    • Family Reunions
    • Meetings
    • Seminars
    • Weddings

Spa Services

Off-Site Spa Services Available

Nearby Recommended Spas

Cape May Day Spa

Inns Of Interest

    • Cookbooks Written by Innkeepers

Pet Restrictions

  • Innkeepers pets on premises

Innkeepers Association Memberships

PAII, Select Registry

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

3 days at peak times


We refund your deposit if we are able to re-book the opening your cancellation had made, minus a $35 processing fee


2pm / 11am


Smoke Free Property.

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
    • 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)
  • City Historical Site (Granted)

Historic Memberships:

  • National Trust
  • Local Historical Society
  • National Landmark

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Publicity and Press Reviews

Washington Post, Good Housekeeping, New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, Smithsonian, Americana, Travel & Leisure, National Geographic Traveler.


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