I love Poor Richard's Inn in Cape May. I have stayed there maybe a dozen times and always have a good experience. You cannot get a better location in the city of Cape May and Harriet, the owner always does a great job of making guests feel welcome. There are fancier B&B's, and you can certainly spend more money for lodging, and you can even be slightly closer to the beach, but you will not find a better value overall. Over the years I there have been numerous improvements to the inn, and it is always clean, comfortable, and well kept. Harriet knows what she's doing and knows how to train her help as well. Poor Richard's is one half block from the beach on Jackson Street and right in the heart of Cape May. The Washington Street Mall is a block and a half in the opposite direction, so the location is ideal. I have stayed at other B&B's in Cape May, and have visited friends staying at various other inns as well, and I have no desire to stay anywhere else. Harriet's breakfasts are of the continental plus variety, and are sometimes a bit overly carb laden, but breads, spreads, cereals, fruit, coffee, teas, juice and an occaisional quiche or casserole abound and you will not go hungry. Poor Richard's also attracts an eclectic mix of travelers from all over the northeast and the south, and I have met some interesting people staying there. Harriet is a talented artist as well, and her artwork may be seen all over the walls throughout the inn. Cape May has become my seaside home away from home, and Poor Richard's Inn is my lodging of choice when staying there.
- 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