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Carroll Villa Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   19 Jackson Street, Cape May, NJ 08204
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Ranked #10 of 42 hotels in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2010
beachgirl81557 Cranbury, New Jersey
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Cranbury, New Jersey
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2010

Have been eating breakfast at the Mad Batter (the best at the Cape) for many years while visiting Cape May, but have stayed at the Carroll Villa/Mad Batter the last three years and now would not stay anywhere else. Room rates are reasonable, rooms are kept well, staff is so friendly, just a few steps to the beach and the... More

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Hicksville NY
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2010

The location in Cape May could not be better. It's on a beautiful street with Victorian houses right near all the shopping and the beach in Cape May. The breakfast the next morning in the cafe was also quite pleasant. Unfortunately, I wish I could say the same about the service and the room quality. I paid top dollar for... More

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Rangers1, Owner at Carroll Villa Hotel, responded to this review

We are a family run, 3 generation business. We take great pride in our hotel and restaurant that we have been running since 1976. A manager or owner is at the business from morning to nite. We take all problems seriously and try to deal with them in a timely manner. The annex was built around 1892. The hallways are... More

New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2010

Our stay was wonderful. The food was delicious and the rooms were very clean.

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Pleasant Hills
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6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2010

Look, I've stayed at lots of places in lots of places, but when I'm in Capt May, my wife and I stay at the Carroll Villa. The staff is very helpful to everyone in the place. The location is less than a quarter-block from the beach, and the rooms are clean, filled with antiquey things and very comfortable. My favorite... More

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Rangers1, Owner at Carroll Villa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear hus4154, How thrilled we are that you continue to enjoy our hotel and restaurant.!!! I too am partial to the skirt steak. We consider ourselves very lucky to have such a talented chef. Since we have recently finished a round of redecorating, try Room 21 on your next visit. Like Room 14, it also has a limited view as... More

Wayne, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2010

Another year goes by and the staff and ownership of this first class bed and breakfast continue to impress. Everyone from top to bottom understands what needs to happen so its clientele can have a seamless and enjoyable stay. Located a block from the beach and the center of town you could not ask for a more relaxing "shore" vacation... More

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Rangers1, Owner at Carroll Villa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear jakester2, Obviously you have seen some of the unsavory comments we have been subjected to lately. In the interest of taking the high road, we have chosen not to give attention to something that you, our loyal and returning guests, can dispute without any input from us. Please know that we are very appreciative of all our guests, whether... More

westfield, nj
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2010

Steps from the beach, this Victorian B&B has been a family favorite trip for over 20 years. Over the last 20 years the Carrol Villa has been adding modern amenities to each one of their Victorian suites - wall paper, television sets, ac units, mini-fridges, new bathrooms, wireless internet. The staff is always friendly. The breakfast in the am is... More

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Rangers1, Owner at Carroll Villa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear westfieldguy, We thank you for the last twenty years and look forward to your visits over the next twenty. We will continue to work toward providing the very best in accommodations and dining. More

Langhorne, Pa.
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2010

Somehow Mark, Pam, et al make a stay in Cape May better every year that we return to Carroll Villa and the Mad Batter restaurant. From bottom to top, the staff are friendly and accommodating, at both the hotel and Mad Batter. We have stayed in quite a number of different rooms over the years, and have some preferences, but... More

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Rangers1, Owner at Carroll Villa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sheryl and Art, Thank you for your lovely review. Your return visits help us to know we are on the right track. I will certainly pass along to the rest of the staff your kind words. We look forward to having you and yours return to visit us again soon. More

Melbourne, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2010

We booked a last minute trip to Cape May. We were told of these renovations and upgrades. They must have been referring to the fluorescent bulbs. The bed linen needed replaced, the bathrobes looked dirty, and the room had a musky smell. Oh, and we also had our own 'private bathroom' which was down the hall. No surprise, just not... More

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Rangers1, Owner at Carroll Villa Hotel, responded to this review

We are sorry you were not happy with your recent stay. Although many people specifically request the rooms with the bath down the hall (one couple has stayed in Room 5 every Labor Day weekend for the last 30 years), for some it is not what they had hoped for. We do make known in our room descriptions the rooms... More

Glenside, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2010

Great location near both beach and mall; rooms are spacious, charming and have everything you need; breakfast (or lunch but I always eat the breakfast) is FABULOUS; and the 30% off of dinner is wonderful, plus the food then is also very very good; love the happy hour; the staff are helpful and pleasant, and I enjoy seeing them every... More

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2010

This is the second time we have stayed at the Carroll Villa and for us it is the nicest place to stay in Cape May. We definitely enjoyed the meals in the restaurant, the breakfast menu is the best value around (more food than one could eat in one sitting) and the dinner was just as good. Since this was... More

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Address: 19 Jackson Street, Cape May, NJ 08204
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Carroll Villa Hotel 3*
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The Carroll Villa is a family owned and operated 21 room Bed and Breakfast Hotel and home of the Nationally acclaimed Mad Batter Restaurant. Our building is a registered Historic Landmark, circa 1882, located in the heart of Cape May's historic district, half block from the ocean, and one short block from the Victorian Mall. Our Rates include full breakfast for two. All rooms have antiques, private bathrooms, air conditioning, ceiling fans, LCD TV's and phones. ... more   less 
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