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“Eclectic Bed and Breakfast in old Cape May” 5 of 5 stars
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17 Jackson Street, Cape May, NJ 08204   |  
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Ranked #34 of 47 Cape May B&B and Inns
North Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Eclectic Bed and Breakfast in old Cape May”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

This is one of the quaintest bed and breakfasts in Cape May. The owner, Harriet, makes you feel that you are more than a guest, but rather a good friend. Prices are reasonable by local standards. The best deals can be had after Labor Day. You are within walking distance of the beach and the mall. We love it and have been coming here for 20 years.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Floro, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

What a treasure of a place, so Cape May quaint. Very central, lovely clean rooms, The hostess was full of charm, had a totally long breakfast where we got to know the other guests. Would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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Lambertville, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011

We had a very nice time! Harriet is a very experienced and helpful hostess and innkeeper. The breakfast is self-serve, ample, and delicious, with one hot entrée, a cake or sweet bread, toasting bread and/ or English muffins, cereal, fruit, etc. The room was very functional with a refrigerator, TV, and a comfortable and clean bed. For Cape May, which can be very pricey, Poor Richards delivers very good price/ performance.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

Well, me and my wife have been staying here for years. I think I've been in each room, which are charming, clean and super comfortable. This 3 story B and B built in 1872 is very affordable, located in the perfect spot and has a beautiful 2nd story porch with views of historic JACKSON ST. and Beach. Speaking of the beach, Jackson St, is the most gorgeous location. Get ready to take scenic pics from the Jetty on the beach directly down the Street from Poor Richards. Washington St. is a stone's throw from our home away from home and features great shopping, eating and strolling opportunities. Harriet is an absolutely wonderful host. Heck we got engaged on the beach at Jackson Street. Why not its got romance written all over it.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Baltimore, Maryland
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
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, and the breakfast is informal/continental, and we accept that as the trade off for the great price. If you want all the extras that a fancy B&B offers, book there and pay more. If you want to stay at a nice, clean, comfortable B&B, in a super location at a great price, then stay at Poor Richard's.

Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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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. The outdoor shower is awesome after a sandy day on the beach, and the porches all provide a pleasant way to start or end your day. Breakfast is an informal affair, just as it should be when you are on a vacation (and does not require you to get up at the break of dawn!) . The staff is cheerful (even Ralph the cat). We have been going here for years, and extend our stay every year....

Room Tip: Room 6 has a tub in the room, very romantic and great for long baths
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Additional Information about Poor Richard's Inn

Address: 17 Jackson Street, Cape May, NJ 08204
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 47 B&Bs / Inns in Cape May
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Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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