When Wendy Redelico walked into the new hostel in Cape May, she was amazed at the fantastic job the new owner has done with the place.
The historic hotel, built in 1894 by William H. Church, originally called the Colonial, is a must-see (and unmissable) in Cape May, and with its spanking renovations, I’m excited to see it for myself.
It’s hard to stand out in Cape May, with all the beautiful Victoriana that abounds, but new owners have brought it back to its former glory and more.
Redelico posted some great photos of the place on the Cape May Live Facebook Page and they will make you want to book your stay now.
She posted this:
“Our first visit to The Inn of Cape May.. We met Manny, the new owner, and wished him the best, and thanked him for taking on this huge project…He puts his heart into it!”
In February of this year, the Inn’s former owners, the Menz family, sold the Cape May Inn to the DeMutis Group, the people behind the Madison Avenue Beach Club and the Jetty Motel. Although the name will remain the same, the restaurant and bar will be rebranded as Ocean 7 and The Porch.
The refreshed design of the Inn of Cape May retains the best of the past and blends it with the present, with each of the inn’s 51 rooms and suites having its own unique design. Each room also has its own shape, size and view.
Luxurious new accommodations and amenities complement the original charm of one of the oldest and grandest hotels on the island.
Imagine sipping a cappuccino at the cafe before your morning walk along the shore and satiating your hunger with simple and tasty seasonal entrees prepared by Chef Sam Walters for breakfast, lunch and dinner at Ocean 7, or sipping a cocktail in the sumptuous lounge at sunset.
The Cape May Inn offers distinctive dining options for hotel guests, visitors and locals. According to Cape May Live Facebook PageAfter being blown away by the stunning “new” hostel, Wendy asked the new owner how he came to buy the hostel.
He replied that he had received an email and said, “Why not!?” Why not, indeed.
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