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“New Year's Eve At The Mad Batter” 5 of 5 stars
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Carroll Villa Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   19 Jackson Street, Cape May, NJ 08204   |  
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Ranked #9 of 42 hotels in Cape May
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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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“New Year's Eve At The Mad Batter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Six couples had dinner at the Batter New Year's eve and we slept over at the Carrol Villa. The food was great, the atmosphere electric and the drinks never ended. (Good thing we spent the night.)

Loved the music, lil dancing and a good time had by all.

Looking forward to doing it again and we appreciated great hosting.

Room Tip: We have stayed in may of the rooms over the years and found them all wonderful
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stone Ridge, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

From start to finish we were made to feel comfortable and well taken care of. I had some problems getting into the internet and a young staff Techy immediately helped me. Staff were all exceptional from checkin to checkout. Dinner and breakfast at the MadBatter was fabulous! This was the first TravelZoo overnight package we had ever taken advantage of and the staff at the Carroll Villa Hotel had all of our tickets for both wine tours and tastings in place, trolley historic tour in place and $30 breakfast voucher with free mimosa's in place, plus a 30% off for dinner-this one courtesy of the hotel. We would highly recommend the Carroll Villa Hotel and MadBatter restaurant.
Patti and Tom Habersaat, Victorian Knoll B&B, Stone Ridge, NY

  • 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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Rangers1, Owner at Carroll Villa Hotel, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Thank you for your kind words! As a 3rd generation family business we try to make our guests feel as if they have always been part of the family. We like to think that with our 1/2 price happy hours, live music, discounted dinner and a great breakfast and lunch in the center of Historic Cape May that we have it all!
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Deptford, New Jersey, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

The people at the Mad Batter are the best. Had a great room, not that we spent a lot of time in it, lots to do in Cape May. The Batter is a half of a block to the beach and a block to the unique shopping located on Washington Street. The food was excellent, the breakfast portions were huge, the Sumatra coffee is excellent. Dinner was also phenomenal , our waitress was the best. Nice size sitting room with a fire to read a book or sit and relax with a cup of coffee in the morning and read a newspaper. Mark (the stinking giant fan) and his wife and crew run a great place. Would highly recommend it, we will be back no doubt.

  • Stayed November 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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Cape May, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

This is the second year my family has stayed at the Carroll Villa. It is hands down the best place to stay if your coming with kids. The room was immaculate, the rugs were all new, and there was plenty of room for my whole family.
The food at the Mad Batter was delicious! We had breakfast there every morning and one night had a delicious dessert. We had the same waiter (Tom) both years and he is an asset to the establishment. Friendly, knowledgeable and efficient!
We plan on returning to the Carroll Villa for years to come!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Rangers1, Owner at Carroll Villa Hotel, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
We are a third generation family business. We have grown up in the business, as have our three children..Pam and I together have over 70 years here...Boy, are we old,,All our three adult children worked with us this Summer: Kyle as Bar Manager, Tessa as Server and Marta as Manager and Bartender and fashion guru for the hotel....We are proud to see families return with their new additions year after year....That makes for alot of fun! MARK KULKOWITZ AND PAM HUBER OWNERS
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

The Carroll Villa is a nice establishment in the heart of Cape May. You can walk to shops and other attractions without moving your car. This is important because parking is scarce. Additionally, the food is very good (breakfast and dinner). However, there are some things you must be mindful of when staying here. Room 1 is designated a queen size room, but it is small. Room 9 is much bigger. There are no toiletries at this establishment besides a dispenser. Bring your own lotion. The carpet needs to be updated in the common areas and in the rooms. The bed was comfortable, but the mix of old and new decor in room 1 was not my favorite. I would return again, but not without a deal. This place is overpriced at the normal rate. Finally, no real lobby exists for socializing or relaxing. This was also a minus, especially if you like to relax in the lobby.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rangers1, Owner at Carroll Villa Hotel, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Thank you for your comments..From my point of view Room 1 is a great,,,From the vintage photos of family members, to a high school graduation class along with a beautiful queen bed......
The room is a large one by our standards. It has the largest closet of any room, three windows, flat screen tv and private bath..Each room comes with Gilchrist and Soames toiletries as well as a shower gel dispenser...We are glad that you enjoyed your meals at the Mad Batter. Come see us again! Mark Kulkowitz, Owner
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Little Falls, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

We needed a little getaway to relax and get in the holiday spirit....our stay at Carroll Villa was just what we needed! Staff at the hotel were very accommodating.....we had dinner and breakfast at the Mad Batter Restaurant - the lobster bisque was phenomenal! The Villa provided a 30% discount on dinner, and a $30 dollar credit for breakfast - food and service were excellent! We enjoyed the winter wonderland of Cape May - took a carriage ride to take in all the holiday lights....walked on the promenade Saturday morning - a glorious sunny day! Nothing better than being in Cape May and near the beach in December! Even though our stay was overnight, it felt like a full weekend away! We will be returning!

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  • 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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Rangers1, Owner at Carroll Villa Hotel, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
It is always great to welcome back friends and friends of friends to celebrate the New Years party at The Mad Batter Restaurant at the Carroll Villa Hotel. We had a great New Year's party with over 175 happy diners enjoying great music and libation. We hope to see you again at the Carroll Villa Hotel and Mad Batter Restaurant. Mark Kulkowitz, Owner
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Toms River, New Jersey, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

such a cute bed and breakfast. very clean and very quaint. love the mad batter resturant and bar too which is located right on the first floor. cheap happy hour! def check it out for your next cape may trip!

Room Tip: room 19 said full size bed but i feel like it was actually smaller- not a twin, but not as big as yo...
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  • 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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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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Cape May
#2 Romantic Hotel in Cape May
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Cape May
#9 Family Hotel in Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Carroll Villa Hotel 3*
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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