My wife and I stayed at Poor Richard's this past weekend for a quick getaway. When booking a B&B, we were kind of constrained due to two factors. 1. We booked only one week in advance, and 2. We only stayed one night (Saturday). So I had to call about a dozen places before I found one that had an open room for just Sat night. Many of the Cape May B&Bs are 2 or even 3 night minimum stays.
We checked in around 5PM on Saturday, even though official check-in time is nice and early - 1:00. Harriet, the innkeeper, is super nice and personable. She makes you feel right at home and makes sure you are comfortable. She takes a lot of pride in Poor Richard's.
We had a room (#6) with a double bed and a twin. The room was plenty big for the two of us, but would be tight with kids. It was hot this weekend (about 90), but the air conditioner in the room worked like a charm. The room was plenty cold for sleeping.
Breakfast was pretty standard. It's a continental, so no hot food. Bagels, breads, fruit, coffee, juice. As a B&B, we thought Harriet could have focused a little more on the second B. She has a full kitchen in the back so there is the potential for a proper breakfast. I wouldn't mind paying an extra couple dollars on the rack rate for some eggs or pancakes.
We checked out at 10:30, but Harriet told us we could use her beach chairs, towels, and outdoor shower for the remainder of the day. We took advantage of this and spent the day at the beach and then showered around 5:00 in the outdoor shower. This was very accommodating of her and was really key for us to have a "home-base" during the day after checking out.
Overall, this was a basic inn. It's not that fancy, not too big, the porch is a little small, the breakfast is just OK, but the rate was good compared to other B&Bs in Cape May in June (we pd $160). So it served its purpose for us. Would we stay here again? Next time I will do some more planning, book in advance, and probably find another place for a few more bucks. Absolutely nothing against Poor Richard's or Harriet - it's just a matter of you get what you pay for here. A good value for sure.
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