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Poor Richard's Inn

17 Jackson Street, Cape May, NJ 08204
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Harriett is an absolute gem of a person and she really made our stay here special. The house and people are lovely, warm, and charming. I do not think we would have enjoyed our time in Cape May as much if we had stayed at another place!

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Clarksboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

My husband and I spent our 2nd anniversary weekend at Poor Richard's Inn, room #5 on the second floor. We wanted to stay at Poor Richards because the description on their website was exactly what we look for in a B&B experience. The owner, Harriett, is a friendly, down to earth, very accommodating hostess. She is also quite the artist!... More 

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harriettsosson, Owner at Poor Richard's Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, thank you for your thoughtful review. We are so glad Poor Richard's Inn provided a relaxed and welcoming ambiance for your second anniversary. More 

New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Charming host, fresh fruit for breakfast, prefect location and very clean. Gave four rather than five stars as my husband and I both felt the bed was not that comfortable. Also, we smelled food (not that bad) from the restaurant next door. But, I would definitely return.

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harriettsosson, Owner at Poor Richard's Inn, responded to this review

We really loved having these guests stay with us and wish they had told us about the bed as we could add or take away foam to make the bed suit the guests needs for a firmer or softer bed. On the rare occasion that guests mention the cooking odors from the next door restaurant we advise guests to close... More 

Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Just returned from an impromptu 2 day visit to Poor Richard's. We so badly needed a break and showed up in Cape May on the fly with no arranged plans for accommodations. Husband made a random call to a B&B and I must say, Harriett was so accommodating we would gladly stay here again. It is close to everything we... More 

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harriettsosson, Manager at Poor Richard's Inn, responded to this review

Thank you - you were great guests and we are so glad you enjoyed the hospitality and ambience at Poor Richard's Inn More 

Roxbury NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Our room was very clean, could easily fit our six year old and us. It had a queen and a single bed in it. The location on Jackson Street is ideal (next to the Mad Batter restaurant). Harriet makes her guests feel welcome and put out a nice breakfast in the morning, hot entrée, muffins, breads, homemade jams, cereal, good... More 

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Brick NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My Mom, sister and I stayed at Poor Richard's during a weekend getaway to Cape May. We loved it. If you are looking for fancy, state of the art accommodations, this is not your place. However, if you want a great location and wonderful hospitality you have found it here. No fancy flat screen tv....who needs it when you're visiting... More 

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Marmora, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stayed at this B & B for one night and loved it. Accomodations were great and the staff very helpful. It is a great location on Jackson st. and they offer free parking a few blocks away after you unload your bags at the B & B. Breakfast was quiche , fresh fruit and pastries. lots of coffee and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

In a shore town that has plenty of scenic neighborhoods, tree-lined Jackson Street stands out. Walking distance to the beach and mall, it is dotted with colorful gingerbread homes and B&Bs. We just enjoyed a stay at Poor Richard's Inn, where owner Harriet welcomes many returning guests. The decor was classic B&B mixed with quirky artwork (much of it created... More 

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Budd Lake, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Not having any real plans for our vacation, my husband and I decided to take a ride to Cape May for a couple of days. Called Harriett, the innkeeper at Poor Richard's and she had one room available, however we were told it was the smallest room there. We decided to take the room, and we are so glad we... More 

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harriettsosson, Owner at Poor Richard's Inn, responded to this review

As always, it's great to feel that all our hard work is appreciated. Nice guests make all the difference . There are so many kind people who come to stay here, they are like family after a while. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

What a romantic and lovely visit we had at Poor Richard's Inn! The inn-keeper was very nice and helpful. The room was adorable, full of beautiful antiques, loads of natural light, and the room was big! The inn was so well kept despite it's age. You can tell the inn-keeper takes pride in her home and business. The yard and... More 

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