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The Harrison
Ranked #3 of 40 Cape May B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We were warmly greeted by Yanna, who showed us to our room and oriented us. The Rooms are smaller than others I had seen, and not decorated in period style. The en suite bathroom was sparkling and had all we could need. The main floor lounge, with its fire, was wonderful to come home to on a rainy night. The next morning, breakfast was very good and came out quickly. One day I had eggs benedict with an herbed hollandaise, and the next I had eggs shirred in beans and tomato sauce. Sublime. The owner greeted us at breakfast, along with ever present Yanna.

The location is perfect, a short walk between the beach and downtown.

I would heartily recommend it, and will return.

Room Tip: No elevator, so you might like second floor better than third, lol
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

My wife and I spent two weekend nights here. The rooms are nice though on the small side. It's sort of a modern old inn if that makes sense. No children are allowed. Breakfast was great. Service was friendly and very informative. Nice location near the beach, about one block, and near the pedestrian mall. Biggest issue is parking. They don't have any, so either must hunt for a spot on the street or park about a ten or fifteen or so minute walk away in a public lot. We had a parking pass for the lot that came with our room, but be sure to ask if parking is included when you book. This is the biggest downer for the Harrison.

Room Tip: Splurge on a larger room if you are able.
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful time at The Harrison! The Summer Cottage was beautiful and private. The food was delicious and everyone was friendly. Perfect for a weekend get-away. We’ll definitely go back again!

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

My husband and I frequent B&Bs for our getaways but avoid the stuffy, period inns. The Harrison is the perfect blend of modern Victorian glamour. Both neighboring buildings have been re-done with beautiful decor that references the period with modern touches and amenities. Everything about our stay was perfect. We can't say enough about the helpful staff and our conversation with the owner at breakfast one morning was delightful. Breakfast was delicious and unlike every other B&B we've visited can be eaten at your leisure in a 2 hour window--a major bonus for sleepy parents who want to avoid an alarm. Afternoon tea served at 4 was an extra delight with tasty baked goods not to be missed. Our room, The Presidential Suite, was luxurious, comfortable, and quiet. Extra amenities include a guest pantry with drinks and tea/coffee, bikes, beach chairs/towels, umbrellas . . . the works. Cape May was a beautiful spot to visit and The Harrison is quite central. Don't miss this gem!

Room Tip: The Presidential Suite was perfectly quiet, a rarity in old homes.
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

I had a wonderful 3-night visit. The architecture and appointments are beautiful. We were greeted by the innkeeper and welcomed with a complimentary glass of sherry or apricot brandy. A fire was blazing in the fireplace too. At 4:00, there is always a complimentary teatime served with homemade pastries. The room is first rate with big , comfortable four poster bed and sheets like silk. Breakfast is served in the beautiful dining room and on the wide front porch.There are also rocking chairs lining the front porch for rocking and taking in a relaxing view of the horse and carriages and walkers going by.

The owner stopped by our breakfast table to chat with us. Very friendly guy.

They offer free bicycles and beach chairs for guests' use.

I'll go back for another relaxing and luxurious visit. First rate place

Room Tip: All the rooms are unique as they are furnished with antiques. Most have king beds and all rooms are...
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

"Exceptional experience! Elegant decorating, thoughtful details, hospitable & friendly staff and owners. We will go back!!” The Harrison takes B&B up to a new level of enjoyment. The location is wonderful! Very close to the beach, shopping, and restaurants. Well deserving of 5 stars!

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

I highly recommend the Harrison. The place is extremely relaxing with a very welcoming team. They have a very personal touch. If you want to unwind in an upscale residence, then you should consider this place. My wife and I will definitely be looking to make this a regular venue.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Address: 613 Columbia Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-2305
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Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Cape May
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Ranked #3 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Cape May
Price Range: $267 - $564 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Harrison 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We would like to welcome you to the newly renovated Inn, "The Harrison," formerly "The Summer Cottage Inn". We are delighted to invite you to stay with us where you will be surrounded by Victorian Elegance complimented by Contemporary Luxuries. Our rooms are appointed with luxurious bedding, elegant wall coverings, opulent lighting, and updated bathrooms with marble floors. The Harrison will allow you to relax and step back in time while enjoying modern conveniences. All of our rooms have their own private baths, are fully air conditioned, and include luxury toiletries by Beekman, in wall USB chargers, Bluetooth wireless speaker and alarm clock radios, in-room Iron and Ironing boards, LED flat screen TVs with Cable, free high speed internet and Wi-Fi, and come with access to our pantry for a late night tea or to store your restaurant leftovers. ... more   less 
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