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“Charming Hotel-Great Location” 4 of 5 stars
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Carroll Villa Hotel
Ranked #6 of 38 Hotels in Cape May
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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews
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“Charming Hotel-Great Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed our first trip to Cape May, NJ last weekend. The Carroll Villa Hotel is very close to the beach, many restaurants and shopping. It's a charming victorian house with an excellent restaurant/bar inside the building. Our room (Room 18) was very clean and breakfast at The Mad Batter (which is included with your stay) was incredible! We can't wait to come back when the weather is nicer!

Room Tip: I gave a poor rating for sleep quality because of the mattress in Room 18. If that was replaced, it...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rangers1, Owner at Carroll Villa Hotel, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Thank you for your nice comments....We think we have the best location in town. The most popular street in town 1/2 block from the walking ball and 1/2 block from the beach. We are sorry that you were not happy with the bed..We replace all our beds on a regular basis and they all conform to hotel industry standards. Hope to see you again...Mark Kulkowitz-Owner
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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

My girlfriend and I do a winter Cape May trip each year and this year was our first stay at the Carroll Villa. We had a great time. Our room was beautiful and clean. The staff was friendly. The bar was a lot of fun with live music and great drinks and we attended a pasta making class that was very entertaining and offered a complimentary glass of wine.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

My boyfriend and I had a great time at your B+B over this past weekend. We would definitely recommend this to a couple that wants a relaxing time. The rooms were beautifully decorated and the furniture was comfortable as well as fashionable for the look of the building. The food was delicious from The Mad Batter. The staff at the hotel and restaurant were very friendly. Our only negatives were that the bathroom was a little too small and the prices were a tad on the high side.

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Thornton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Our second stay here. The Caroll Villa captures the essence of Victorian Cape May. The staff are all friendly and courteous, the Mad Batter restaurant and bar is attached to the hotel and the stay comes with a $30 voucher for breakfast every day. The location is smack in the heart of where you want to be, whether you want beaches, bars, restaurants or shopping, it's all a short, scenic walk. It's a very old building on one of the main streets, so if you're looking for a spacious modern hotel room or convenient local parking, this is not for you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Love staying at the Caroll Villa in Cape May. This was our second stop there. It is all about value, location, and dining there.

Location - it is in the heart of everything. You are within a block of so many things (shopping, dining, other hotels with nightlife, beach).

Dining - the Mad Batter is downstairs in the hotel. It has several great options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We received a $30 voucher for breakfast each morning of our stay. That covered both of our meals (you need to add tip). We also received 30% off dinner there with a reservation.

Room - room was nicely decorated. It is not huge, but is more than sufficient. We were in room 14 (queen). The bathroom was much bigger than the "full" size room we were in last year.

Value - compared to a few other hotels/B&Bs in Cape May I would recommend Carroll Villa as a very value oriented hotel for what you get in the price. Clean, comfortable, and several other bonuses that will have us going back again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

A very comfortable and warm hotel. Perfect for a romantic getaway. Great location - close to shopping and beach.................................................................................................................................................................

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

The charm of Cape May is well known and this property has a great reputation. Although it lacks a pool or hot tub like a modern property it has charm that makes up for it. The food is quite good and they do have entertainment on a small scale. The help is available and willing to please. I was happy to be able to get coffee from the bar to take up to my room. The location is just perfect for strolling around town or walking to great restaurants. The beach is lovely and just at the end of the block. There' s a restaurant just around the corner across from the beach that has a great earlybird deal with really good food.

Room Tip: there is a nice room on the main floor with its own porch but it books up quickly.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Carroll Villa Hotel
Address: 19 Jackson St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1417
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Cape May
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Cape May
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Cape May
#5 Romantic Hotel in Cape May
#10 Family Hotel in Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Carroll Villa Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Carroll Villa Hotel is a family owned and operated historic Cape May hotel and home of the acclaimed Mad Batter Restaurant and Bar. Guests will enjoy our welcoming and relaxed atmosphere, as well as our ideal location just a half block from the beach and the walking mall. Carroll Villa Hotel offers twenty unique rooms which blend an eclectic mix of Eastlake, Craftsman and mid-century modern pieces with contemporary colors and modern amenities. All of our guest rooms feature private baths, complimentary WiFi, and flat-screen TV's. ... more   less 
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