Now Open! Boarding House Cape May, NJ

Published Thursday, June 6, 2019

Cape May, NJ – June 5, 2019 – The Boarding House, Cape May, NJ’s newest lodging experience, officially marked its grand opening on June 5 with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The 11 distinctively designed rooms at Cape May’s new “surf chic” hotel are already starting to sell out for the summer.

“We are excited to celebrate the summer of 2019 with this all-new, unique property,” said co-owner Jonathan Hirsch. “The Boarding House is quickly becoming Cape May’s oasis for vacationers looking for a laidback atmosphere combined with modern amenities and a coastal vibe,” he continued.

Owned by the Hirsch Family – who have also owned Cape May’s Montreal Beach Resort for more than 50 years – the Boarding House’s 11 guest rooms are each enhanced with décor that represents and originates in or near the shore town, including original paintings by local artist David Macomber and framed photography by Kathy Fallon; mounted, custom-made surfboards by Kona Surf Co., Wildwood, NJ; a custom blend coffee by Cape May Roasters; and handmade lavender lemongrass soaps by Shore Soaps of Cape May.

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.

To enhance the Boarding House experience, the Hirsches have developed additional 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.

The Boarding House exterior welcomes guests with soft landscape architecture that echoes the surrounding beauty of Cape May. The interior décor emulates the outdoors with calming blues, greens and neutral sand tones.

The downstairs rooms at the Boarding House are dog-friendly, and each four-legged guest is welcomed with a custom dog cookie from Black Sheep Dog Treats, based in Mays Landing, NJ. The lodge is ideal for groups, destination wedding parties, and reunions. A local wine & beer happy hour takes place every evening, and guests 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 or call 609-884-4884.


©2019 Cape May County Chamber of Commerce | Contact Us Website by Accrisoft