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“NOT actually in Cape May!”
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Doctor's Inn
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bethberg12
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“NOT actually in Cape May!”
Reviewed October 12, 2009

Being from out of town, we didn't know that Cape May Courthouse is 25 minutes away from downtown Cape May and the beach. I thought I researched it well, but apparently, not. How is an out-of-town visitor supposed to know that a B&B listed online as Cape May isn't actually IN Cape May? This was one of a few frustrations with our stay at the Doctors Inn. Overall, it's a pretty facility, beautiful gardens and nicely decorated in the Victorian B&B style. However, it was the wrong choice for us. It might be the right choice for you, depending on what you're looking for.
I felt that the staff we met was pretty disorganized and frazzled. They were very accomodating for our late check-in at 10PM, but the next morning, we had to go searching around to find someone. When we asked if they had a map of Cape May, we were told "no" and "Hmmm...we probably should have those." Then when we were told that we weren't actually in Cape May, but it was 15 miles up the road, we were shocked. The staff member laughed and said that "a lot of people make that mistake."
I had hoped for a more welcome atmosphere, like I read about in other B&B places - where the owners actually sit down to eat with people and get to know them. I was looking forward to a friendly atmosphere. Instead, it was almost like a hostel - we came and went without really seeing anyone else. This might work for some people, but it wasn't the right fit for us.
As for the mattress comment below - the mattress are hard! REALLY hard! We stayed in 2 different rooms and both were rock solid mattresses with very little give. Neither of us slept all that well. Some people might like this harder type of mattress but it gave us sore backs/necks. I think it would be fine with an pillowtop liner or something.
Overall, I can't say that this is a bad B&B. It just wasn't what we were looking for and it didn't meet our needs. That might be my own fault for not understanding that Cape May Court House is not Cape May, but I believe that this is something they should make clear for outsiders who don't know the area. The breakfast was fine, and I appreciated that they had a variety of options (yogurt, fruit, cereal, hot & cold items). We enjoyed our day trips into Cape May and would love to return, but we won't stay here again due to their location.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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doctorsinnkeeper, owner at Doctor's Inn, responded to this review, October 22, 2009
I think the main problem is the guest did not properly read our ad. We do not advertise that we are in Cape May. We adverise that we are in Cape May Court House. Many towns have similar names. There's a North Cape May, West Cape May and Cape May Point. All these towns are not Cape May City. We are very proud to be the only B&B in Cape May Court House. We cannot accept responsibilty for guests mistakes.
We try to respect people's privacy but we do socialize quite a bit. We were recently presented with a beautiful grandaughter and have been spending time with her. Perhaps that was when the Reviewer was a guest.
I have never received a complaint about an employee and it is possible that they were busy and seemed "frazzled". Fortunately we have a thrieving business and work very hard trying to give our guests the best service possible. I will consul our employees though.
Honest complaints will always be addressed and appreciated.
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florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 15, 2009

We happened upon this wonderful inn by accident, and glad we did! Only stayed one night in the albert wood room. it had a steam shower and a fireplace, wow! we were greeted in the morning by smileing faces and eggs benedict. freshness, and attention to detail were evident. a quick stroll through the manicured gardens and off we were. comfortable beds, great breakfast, only down side was that we couldent stay longer.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 8, 2008

We recently stayed in the Roger C. Wood room. The room is tiny, the bed was just a mattress on a piece of plywood, and the breakfast was disgusting. The web-site has not been updated recently. These inn keepers should be ashamed of themselves.

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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marisNewJersey, Innkeeper at Doctor's Inn, responded to this review, May 14, 2009
We actually advertise the Roger C. Wood Room #3 as our smallest room and least expensive room. But I must add that it definitely is not tiny for a B&B. The room measures approximately 15ft.by 15ft. It has a queen size bed, a single Jacuzzi tub and a gas fireplace with a gorgeous antique mantle. The mattress isn't new but it was not cheap and we have not previously had a complaint about it. Also, we constantly update our website pictures. This information is all true and factual.
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed July 19, 2008

Just one of the loveliest B & B's.
Great service, very congenial.
Beautiful rooms, each one
different. Well kept, appropriately
decorated for the Victorian Era -
just gorgeous. Our room had a gas
fireplace with the thermostat right by
the great queen sized bed, min- fridge
in the closet, lovely coffee set-up in
room and a STEAM SHOWER!!
The parlor was pretty with a baby
grand piano and very comfy seating,
the breakfast room is so welcoming
and full of light. Also an excellent dining
room in the B & B for lunch or dinner.
Do not hesitate to stay here, great
location, lots of parking, quite attractive
landscaping - Impeccable service.
Do try it :)

  • Liked — Lovely setting, welcoming, excellent attention to detail.
  • Disliked — There was nothing that we could name - Loved it!!
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: Doctor's Inn
Address: 2 N Main St, Cape May Court House, Middle Township, NJ 08210-2118
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Middle Township > Cape May Court House
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Cape May Court House
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Doctor's Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Central to the shores of Cape May, Avalon, Stone Harbor, and the Wildwoods, this bed and breakfast is a quintessential Victorian mansion. Located in Cape May Court House, NJ. We offer 8 well-appointed guest rooms, each with a private bath. The mansion can also be rented for private affairs. ... more   less 
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