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17 Jackson Street, Cape May, NJ 08204
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Poor Richard's Inn
Ranked #25 of 49 Cape May B&B and Inns
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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Paramus, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Loved it! Great location, beautiful home, nice people! Now for the full description- My husband wanted to stay at a hotel in town, that was like a resort. We stay at resorts all the time in other places we travel to, but since Cape May is a quaint town with Victorian homes, I said no, let's do a B&B. I... More

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to write about Poor Richard's. We work hard to make our guests feel comfortable and appreciate all the good words. Hope to see you again. More

South Jersey
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stayed at Poor Richard's from 6/29/2014 through 7/3/2014 for our anniversary. We were very comfortable here. The B&B is perfectly situated to walk almost anywhere. Our room was very comfortable and having a refrigerator in our room to store our wine and soda and water was perfect. (Not sure all the rooms have fridges, we were in Room 3).... More

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

Thanks so much for the kind words. It's always nice to know that guests appreciate Poor Richard's. It is so true that for many of our guests, it is a "home away from home". Guests look forward to coming the same time every year and meeting up with friends made here at Poor Richard's. Hope to see you again! More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Really friendly and concerned inn keeper! Good breakfast. Location, location, location, in sight of the beach, on a street with other pretty Victorian homes. Beautiful landscaping. Cape May at its best. Big twin cats live there and oversee the inn.

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

I love my guests when they are happy here. We try hard to keep the house a comfortable place for people when they are away from home. And when they are happy, it makes all the hard work worth it. More

New Brunswick, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This was probably the best value in the area, but it was nothing special. We stayed in Room 8. Probably wouldn't go back, just because I found better deals on Groupon during the off season for better hotels/inns. Location was perfect- right in the middle of all the action. Rooms were okay, decent channels, decent bathroom, decent bed, and small... More

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

once again I have to explain that being the most economical guest house around things are kept simple. everyone gets plenty of food (I actually advertise as expanded continental, which means coffee and a role - but I do way more to surprise people) I always have either a quiche or an egg dish. there is always fresh fruit and... More

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stayed for a brief weekend in October to celebrate our 5th anniversary (I only just now decided to write a review, as I'm on a new "review kick"). We were a little worried because to be perfectly honest, the price seemed too good to be true. We looked into staying at multiple places, including adjacent properties,... More

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

Always makes me happy to see such nice people here, who truly love being in an old house and can appreciate all the work that goes into keeping up a 135 year old lady - and I mean the house, not me!!! More

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

My family and I found Poor Richard's Inn on a whim back in 2001 when we wanted to find a place to stay in Cape May, NJ. Well, we found a gem and have returned back to this same B&B every year since! Poor Richard's is a home away from home - Harriett (the B&B owner) gets to know all... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

In our experience Bed and Breakfasts are made special, when they are special, by the host and/or hostess. Harriet who runs this B&B makes the place special. She is interesting and easy to connect with and she will help make your stay in Cape May as pleasant as it can be. We stayed here one night in connection with a... More

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Address: 17 Jackson Street, Cape May, NJ 08204
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May
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At Poor Richard's we try to strike a balance between today's informality and yesterday's charm, without being pretentious or overbearing. We're friendly and helpful, but respect your privacy; and while the rooms are furnished with period pieces, our primary goal is to have guests feel comfortable and "at home" — we're not aiming at strict Victorian authenticity...and our prices aren't too outrageous. We are located less than a minute's walk to Cape May's main beach. ... more   less 
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