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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 August 13, 2011

Second stay with Harriet at the inn....awesome ... We stayed for nine days in room number 8, we were comfortable, breakfast was A1 and the b&b was clean and everyone was friendly! You can't beat the price and the location half block from beach cannot be beat !!!!!! We will be back

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

We have stayed at Poor Richard's twice now, and we are hooked. You cannot beat the location, a block from the beach and 2 blocks from the Washington street shopping area. Our room was clean, nicely decorated and comfortable. Harriet is a great host who helped us out with all of our questions and needs. The parking is off site,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

Poor Richard's Inn provides a stress free, laid back vacation atmosphere. Harriet, the innkeeper, is always friendly and helpful. She is a fantastic artist and displays her artwork throughout the inn. The rooms are comfortable, not over done and cheerful. One of the best bargains in Cape May without all of the fuss, and only a block from the beach.... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

This Is our third consecutive year staying at Poor Richard's Inn for our annual Cape May Vacation. We have had accommodations in two different rooms and both have been very clean and nicely appointed. Park your car and forget it. The location is fantastic! The breakfasts are varied and quite satisfying. Lovely porches for relaxing. The innkeeper, Harriet, is friendly... More 

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Beaufort, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

My sister and I went to Cape May to attend our nephew's graduation from the US Coast Guard Boot Camp. At the very last minute our elderly aunt decided she would accompany us. I called Harriet and she couldn't have been nicer about adding her to our reservation. She helped us so much in getting around Cape May and making... More 

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Towson, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2011

I just returned from a visit to Cape May where, for the third summer in a row, I stayed at Poor Richard's Inn. If Harriett Sossen has a room available, her inn will always be my choice when visiting Cape May. Harriett makes you feel so at home and goes out of her way to provide for the needs of... More 

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Bel Air, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2011

Poor Richard's was recommended several years aago & it is now the only place that I will stay when I go to Cape May. Harriet is a wonderful hostess and her place feels like home. Her artwork fills the walls, her rooms are all decorated in a comfortable Victorian style, and the general atmosphere is welcoming and comfortable. Harriet provides... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2010

I have waited 3 months to write this to be fair but this really is POOR Richard's Inn. Guests should be warned that it is a 2 mile walk to where they have to park their car. The inn sits right next to the Mad Batter Restaurant which meant, every night in my room with the air conditioner on, until... More 

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

If my parking lot was two miles away this guest would have been half-way to Wildwood - and that said, you may judge that everything else mentioned by this person was also grossly exaggerated. I'm clearly too casual a place for some people and do make the effort on my site to be very clear about what it is like... More 

Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2010

We have been coming to Cape May and staying at Poor Richard's Inn for 11 years. It is truly a home away from home --great breakfasts! Harriet is a master at making quiche and there are always plenty of choices of amazing breads from Cape May Bakers, fresh fruit, and wonderful conversations with the other guests. The ambience is eclectically... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2010

Great location, half a block from the beach and one block from downtown. Lots of restaurants and shopping and sightseeing within walking distance . Harriett and Craig were great hostesses they made sure you were comfortable and had everything you needed for a wonderful stay. We are looking forward to visiting again next year.

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