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Carroll Villa Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   19 Jackson Street, Cape May, NJ 08204   |  
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Lancaster, PA
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“Best time ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Old world charm and the friendly staff at the Carroll Villa and Mad Batter always make my stay here a very memorable one. The Hotel is centrally located and is walking distance from shopping and fun. Happy hour is always a good time at the bar at the Carroll Villa.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Robbinsville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

For a hotel 1/2 a block from the beach and 1 1/2 blocks from the pedestrian mall in Cape May, this hotel had a very nice location. It is a little run down, but the living social deal was well the price. No curb appeal. They have an excellent happy hour (which is really 3 hours) at the Mad Batter Bar. Best beer on tap in Cape May. We went with another couple and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our room was clean, the bed was comfortable and the water pressure was great. It was also nice and quiet for sleeping. We were in room 16. A little dark (even with two windows) and the furniture was a bit big for the room, but we only slept and dressed there, so not a problem. Tiny shower stall, but again, adequate. The shared living room on the main floor was very small if you wanted to meet with friends, because you were not going to meet in your room - too small. We had the breakfast coupon which covered our breakfast cost and included Mimosa's. We ate dinner at the Merion Inn around the corner, which was excellent!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Gloucester City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Had a great time at this Villa Hotel.........great weather for December.....Staff was friendly and helpful..........Food from the Mad Batter was great........The room was small, next time I will reserve a larger room.............bed was just fine for us........We stayed in Room 11........nice bar but it closes too early.........9/10 PM.........

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Paradise, Pa.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

The Carroll Villa Hotel in Cape May, NJ is one of the finest hotels in the town. Has the bed and breakfast charm. Staff is incredible, price is right, rooms are clean and the decor fantastic. Keep in mind the rooms are not sound proof but everyone seems to respect others. Oonly 2 blocks from great food and drink and the shopping on Washington St. Mall is only a block and 1/2 away.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

The hotel was quaint and the bed was very comfortable. Had a great experience. Loved eating at the Mad Batter. The food was wonderful. Everything is close and within walking distance. Took a trolley ride and saw all of the Christmas Lights. Very nice place to visit in the Christmas Season. A very nice vacation. We had a great time.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Collingswood, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

We purchased a Travelzoo voucher and upgraded to a king-sized room. Very warm reception and quick check in. Staff very helpful and friendly. Room was sunny and bright, overlooking the street. Room looked a bit worn, needed to be freshened up. The attached restaurant, the Mad Batter, serves a delicious breakfast and dinner. Although this B&B could use a bit of freshening up, I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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3 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We used a Travelzoo voucher to stay here that included a trolley tour, tastings at 2 wineries, free breakfast, and a bottle of wine that I didn't know was ours?! (Darn, we didn't take it. :( Should've asked.... we thought it might be one of those things where if you drink it you pay for it... That just makes me mad.) In any case, we had to pay extra for our room because there were none of the deal rooms available when we stayed. We were on the 3rd floor up 2 steep staircases, luckily we only had an overnight bag so the exercise was good for us. The room was nice - we had a bedroom and a sitting room. The bed was a bit too hard and the heater in the bedroom didn't work well - couldn't get it to heat at first, then we couldn't get it to stop heating! The bathroom was fine but the shower stall was TINY and the door to the bathroom was hard to keep closed... For one night, the accomodations were just fine. The Mad Batter's dinner and breakast were good, not great, but good. If I were to return, I'm not sure that I would go to either the Villa or the Mad Batter again....
We paid a little extra to take the Holiday Trolley tour to see the lights as we visited Nov. 25-26 but it was a bit disappointing as there weren't as many homes decorated yet as there are a week later into the season... I'd definitely like to visit Cape May again, perhaps bring the kids. There's plenty to do even in the off season, however, many of the stores are not open but there is a good sampling that is open.
One note - in many of my searches on Cape May B&B's, I was glad to see that the Carroll Villa did not come up once having ghosts. This was very important to me.... I do NOT want to see/feel/encounter any ghosts... but that's just my quirk....

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Cape May
#3 Romantic Hotel in Cape May
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Cape May
#8 Family Hotel in Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Carroll Villa Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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