What it is: a pleasant reminder of what upper class living was like circa 1900's in Cape May. Air conditioning in the rooms has been added, but aside from that, this is where the well-off went when they visited here. Friendly, helpful staff, a manual elevator operated by staff, a beautiful lobby and dining room. What it is not: a 5*, modern behemouth with a spa, gym, 24-hour room service, in-room movies, etc. In short, it's a nice place for a short stay at Cape May.