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Carroll Villa Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   19 Jackson Street, Cape May, NJ 08204   |  
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Ranked #10 of 42 hotels in Cape May
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Feasterville, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Can't Wait to Go Back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

My husband and I had a great time! We loved all the amenities onsite (restaurant, bar, LIVE entertainment!). The room (#26 in the annex) was nicely appointed and the color scheme very pretty. The room was exactly what we needed - a queen size bed, 2 comfortable chairs, a flat screen TV and a bathroom. Really nice for an older hotel. I might want to try the first floor bedroom with the private porch the next time. I do like to sit outside and you can only do that from the restaurant. There is no other porch (except for the private one) so I definitely would like to try that. The staff were all so nice. I even mentioned to the bartender that it reminded me of a cruise ship because you see the friendly staff morning, noon and nighttime! We will come again!

Room Tip: The bar with live entertainment is right below, but the music stops at 10:00 pm so not an issue.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rangers1, Front Desk Clerk at Carroll Villa Hotel, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Dear Kathy S.
So nice to know that you and your husband had a great time staying with us and enjoyed all of the on-site amenities and Room 26. Can't wait to see you both again real soon.
Cheers from the good ship "Carroll Villa and Mad Batter"
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This is my 3rd time at the Carroll Villa and my husband's first. It is a wonderful place to stay. The rooms are warm and welcoming and have the romantic charm you are looking to get for a quick week getaway. Only 1 block from the beach and 2 from downtown, everything you need is in walking distance. You can basically forget about using your car. The Villa has everything, from food, to a friendly staff to help with all your needs. And to top it all off, they provide you with a$30 voucher to use for each night of stay to use towards breakfast or lunch.

Room Tip: This has 3 flights of stairs and no elevators. Not all rooms have bathrooms in them, your bathroom c...
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  • Stayed September 2013, 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, Front Desk Clerk at Carroll Villa Hotel, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Dear Tracy M.
Thank you for saying the Carroll Villa is a wonderful place to stay and for pointing out the romantic charm of our rooms. Glad you had a good time and hope to see you again. Have a great day from all of us at the CV and the MB.
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Baltimore, Maryland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

My wife and I had another wonderful stay at Carroll Villa Hotel. The staff are extremely courteous and helpful, and the hotel is filled with warm, comfortable furnishings. The restaurant makes the "deal" especially desirable, since breakfast is included in the room price. The people that wait outside the restaurant for a table every morning is a testament to the great breakfasts that are served. The beach is a half block away, as is the mall. Cape May is a great place for walking or bike riding, and the Carroll Villa Hotel is ideally placed.

Room Tip: Room 20 is the only room on the ground floor, It is very small but has a porch to sit on and watch...
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  • Stayed September 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rangers1, Front Desk Clerk at Carroll Villa Hotel, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Dear Victoria: We are glad to know that you had an excellent experience at our B&B. Thank you for your review and we hope you will stay with us again the next time you visit Cape May.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I stepped into the room, and immediately noticed a fresh scent and the clean, well maintained bedroom. The bathroom was very clean and very well kept (I was very impressed with this as I am rather particular about bathroom cleanliness). The room was snug but adequately sized for two people. You get a $30 dining credit for each morning you stay at the Carroll Villa and it is more than enough. The breakfast portions are generousely sized, and that is probably an understatement. The staff was friendly, and helpful. You are less than a 1 block walk from the beach and 1 block from Washington Street which is the town outdoor shopping mall. Fantastic experience and we would stay again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rangers1, Front Desk at Carroll Villa Hotel, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
We are glad you enjoyed your stay at the Carroll Villa Hotel. Thank you for taking the time to express that it was "as good as it gets". Hope you can join us again sometime. From all of us at the CV and the MB
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New City, New York, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

just got home and had to post as nice as it gets room very comfortable .The place is almost a B&B has all the charm of a B&B right off the beach and 2 blocks from downtown you can walk every place from her staff is warm and friendly ready to help with any thing could not ask for anything more . Place is post card pretty 1800 s Victorian and very well taken care of

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Garwood, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Can I give the Carroll Villa and the Mad Batter 6 stars? I have been taking my son (11 years old) to Cape May for many years now. This is the first time we stayed at the Carroll Villa. It will not be the last. Great room, great location, great service, just a great value. 1800’s experience with all the modern amenities. Very family friendly. Just be mindful that there is not an elevator. Only three floors so not a problem for us.
The Mad Batter is just simply wonderful. It’s like visiting family every year we go there. We eat most of our meals there during our stay. Just can’t get enough. The menu is outstanding. There is a reason that there is a wait for a table all day long. Thank You, to all the wonderful staff at the restaurant and hotel. See you next year!

  • Stayed August 2013, 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, Desk Clerk at Carroll Villa Hotel, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Dear Poppy W. Thank you very much for your vote of six stars! We in turn enjoyed your company very much indeed. Have a great year from all of us at the CV and the MB. We look forward to your return.
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West Harrison, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

WOW! What an amazing time we had. The place has that Jersey Hometown feel, friendly staff, Chica, Pam and Kathy the staff, I cannot say enough about their willingness to help with our stay. The food was great!! The beautiful tree line streets and clean, really clean..I would recommend the Carroll Villa to all my friends and family.

Again, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR A WONDERFUL VACATION!!!!!

Green Features: Carrol Villa meets all environmentally-friendly practice and I should know. My family member works for the EPA
  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Rangers1, Desk Clerk at Carroll Villa Hotel, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Dear Norma:
That's our all star line-up. Pam, Kathi and Chita. Always ready, willing and able. Like Jordan, Pippen and Rodman. Thank you for your kind review from all of us at the Carroll Villa Hotel and Mad Batter Restaurant.
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Additional Information about Carroll Villa Hotel

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
#4 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*
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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