My husband & I discovered The Carisbrooke Inn a few years ago. This was the second time we have gone back. I am thrilled to say nothing has changed in regard to this wonderful, charming place at the shore.
Upon our arrival, we were greeted by a warm inviting accommodating staff. A fresh fruit patter was laid out with a wonderful array of cheeses and light fare along with drinks and lively talk from other guests; who were interesting, friendly, polite and like minded.
Our room "Morning Mist" was not in the main house but directly across the street in the Oceanside Cottage portion of The Carisbrooke Inn. The room was perfect for our three night stay. An efficiency which featured a kitchen area, full oven, refrigerator, microwave, utensils, dishes, cookware, (all of which were immaculate) and a flat screen TV. The bed was extremely comfortable as was the bedding, pillows and linen. In the morning (after signing the list the evening before for the time you would like your breakfast) the staff serves you a most delicious and hearty breakfast. They know everyone by name and are genuinely happy to see you, serve you and help in anyway to make your stay there more comfortable. There is also a self serve table with cereals, fruit, juice and coffee if that is your style and do not want a full breakfast. I could not imagine why anyone would not want the brilliant blueberry pancakes or waffles! After breakfast a walk in the quaint town of Ventnor is always a good choice as is bicycling up or down the Boardwalk to Atlantic City or south to Margate or Longport (two other adorable, friendly, clean towns) The afternoons at the beach are marvelous. The Carisbrooke Inn provides their guests with beach tags, umbrellas, beach chairs and towels and has a nice strong shower in the back of the Inn so that after coming back from the fabulous beach, you can clean off before going to your room. After showering off the days fun at the beach and a bit of relaxing, you can mosey down to the beautiful parlor of The Carisbrooke Inn. There you will find delicious hot and cold snacks, drinks and good conversation to be had. The staff is always a minute away if there is anything you might need and more importantly eager to help and fulfill your requests. No attitude involved. A very pleasant and calm atmosphere here.
I can't say enough good things about our stay and The Carisbrooke Inn. We will surely be back and have taken with us terrific memories of a lovely place and time.