Cape May’s Newest “Surf-Chic” Lodging Experience

Book Your Stay at the Boarding House

Published Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The Boarding House is scheduled to open for the 2019 summer season

Cape May, NJ – February 18, 2019 – 
While anticipation for the Boarding House’s 2019 summer opening continues to grow, Cape May’s new “surf chic” hotel is already taking room reservations – both online and over the phone.

“We are excited to begin taking hotel reservations for the summer of 2019,” said co-owner Jonathan Hirsch. “The Boarding House will hopefully become Cape May’s oasis for vacationers looking for a laid-back atmosphere combined with modern amenities and a coastal vibe,” he continued.

The first 50 online bookings will receive a welcome gift including two Boarding House coffee mugs, a bag of “Boarding House Blend” coffee from Cape May Roasters, and a $30 gift card for Harry’s Ocean Bar & Grille – just minutes away. To book your room reservation, visit, or call 609-884-4884. If yours is one of the first 50 bookings, you will be notified via email.

Owned by the Hirsch Family – owner of Cape May’s Montreal Beach Resort for more than 50 years – the Boarding House will offer 11 distinctively designed guest rooms, each enhanced with décor that represents the shore town. To enhance the Boarding House experience, the Hirsches have developed valuable partnerships with surrounding businesses that will allow guests to enjoy outdoor “ecotourism” activities such as biking, paddle boarding, surfing and more as part of their hotel stay.

Designed by Philadelphia-based firm DAS Architects, the Boarding House presents a modern take on a mid-century surf motel, marked by a clean, simple aesthetic. Each room is equipped with whitewashed and reclaimed wood, wicker, rope, concrete tile, navy blue iKat and other bohemian-inspired fabrics. Artwork in each room will be sourced by the owners, who have a strong affinity for the beach, the ocean, and the distinctive history of Cape May. Expect a mix of found surf-related objects, artwork, and photos by local artists – including David Macomber and Kathy Fallon – to give each room a unique flavor.

The Boarding House exterior will welcome guests with a beautiful flower wall and soft landscape architecture that echoes the surrounding beauty of Cape May. The interior décor will emulate the outdoors with calming blues, greens and neutral sand tones.

The lodge will be dog-friendly and is ideal for groups, destination wedding parties, and reunions.

A local wine & beer happy hour will take place every evening, and guests will have the option of greeting every day with a breakfast basket delivered right to their door.

Also featured is a rooftop deck, outdoor dining table and chairs on the ground floor veranda and balcony for each room, and a casual coffee bar. The Boarding House site is just steps away from shopping, dining, and the beach.

For more information on the Boarding House, visit


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