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Carroll Villa Hotel
Ranked #5 of 37 Hotels in Cape May
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Plymouth Meeting, PA
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“Had a stress-free weekend!”
Reviewed 19 May 2010

This was our third visit to the Carroll Villa (May 14-16). We stayed in Room 20 - the only room on the first floor with a lovely porch. You cannot pick a better location. You can walk to the beach, shopping and restaurants which is a big plus. Kathi checked us in and could not have been nicer. Eva from Housekeeping helped me with Maintenance when I had difficulty getting a TV channel from Spanish to English. We thoroughly enjoyed Happy Hour (half-price drinks) and ate sandwiches at the bar quite comfortably. Our breakfasts at the Mad Batter were included with our room. The only difficulty I encountered was getting a good wireless signal in my room, but I brough my satellite radio and it had good signal. We plan to visit again soon and can't wait to be in Cape May at the Carroll Villa.

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Lancaster, PA
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Reviewed 19 May 2010

I always make at least a spring and fall trip to Cape May. The Carroll Villa is always my first choice to stay. The staff is warm and friendly. The bar has a fun crowd and the food is outstanding. It's also centrally located so it's easy to walk most anywhere in town.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled solo
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Philadelphia, PA
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Reviewed 12 May 2010

The Carroll Villa is located right where you want to be in Cape May--in the heart of 'downtown' (basically a bunch of cute houses and kitschy shops) and just a few minutes from the beach. Overall I had a pretty nice time there and would stay again.

There is no on-sight parking and if you take a look at the way the city is laid out you can see why. The downtown is small and densely packed so there really is no way every bed&breakfast can have its on parking lot. If you would consider walking ten minutes to/from your car an inconvenience, then perhaps you should stay outside of the downtown area. The lot itself is not that far away. Even on a cold, windy day (like the days we stayed) it wasn't a big deal walking back and forth

The bedroom was cozy and nicely decorated with antique looking furniture. In addition to the double bed, there was a chair and a vanity. The lighting was a little bright but not overwhelming. Fortunately, it had a lot of little lamps. There was also a small flat screen TV mounted to the wall. We didn't really have time to watch TV but you can access a selection of upwards of 50 different stations.

The Mad Batter restaurant is really nice. The food there was very good. The $30.00 voucher will get 2 people a lot, certainly more than enough for breakfast (we didn't eat lunch there). I would recommend the eggs benedict and chorizo breakfast burrito.

This place is nice and affordable. These things certainly outweigh the few (minor) inconveniences.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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NJ
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Reviewed 12 May 2010

Our visit was simply perfect: Dinner at the Mad Batter restaurant was excellent (!) and since the hotel guests get a discount it had a great value! The live music over weekend's dinner was special, and so was the garden dinning. Both hotel and restaurant service were personal and attentive. The location is perfect - close to everything by foot...
The atmosphere at the Mad Battar during brunch was festive and friendly, and the food just perfect. The coupon for hotel guests' breakfast was the best, becuase it can be used for lunch. All in all, we felt special and welcomed!
Isaac Stein and Anat Kaluzshner

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 5 May 2010

We attended one of the Looking Glass Mystery Series weekends at the Carroll Villa/Bedford Inn the weekend of April 23-25. If you like murder mysteries - you must attend a murder mystery weekend! I had never stayed in Cape May so I will start by saying the Carroll Villa was a pleasure. From the minute we walked in we were greeted with a smile. And the friendly and courteous service lasted all weekend long! Mark and Pam went out of their way to ensure the stay was the best it could be. The festivities surrounding the murder mystery were fabulous as well. The mystery was spread out over the 2 Inns and although we stayed at the Carroll Villa, we needed to follow clues to the Bedford. Archie went out of his way to make us feel comfortable and help us with our adventure. So the ultimate "who done it" was played out "hands on" - as you investigated clues; decoded cyphers and followed the leads to identify the killer. It was a blast!!! The Mad Batter Restaurant had great food and wonderful service. I highly recommend the Carroll Villa, The Bedford, The Mad Batter and a Murder Mystery Weekend for a wonderful get a away to Cape May...and beyond!

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Boyertown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 May 2010

I kidnapped my husband for their Washington State Wine Dinner. We had never done one of these before, but we certainly will again! The food was five star, the chef was awesome. We love wine, and love it even more now. We learned so much about the history of grapes,and their migration to this country from Europe.
The hospitality was the creme de la creme. We experienced a traffic nightmare and called ahead to let them know we would be late, and not to wait for us. They did wait the 20 minutes, and the front desk took our bags to our room without hesitation, and the rest of the evening was wonderful.
The owners were wonderful and made us feel like old friends. We will go there again, God willing. We would recommend the Carroll Villa highly to anyone.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 May 2010

We had a excellent stay, and the room was exactly as in the picture. Be careful to pick a room which matches a floor your good to stay on. The property is a traditional victorian house, and hence has steep stairs - if you have a lot of luggage Id avoid a top floor room.

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Property: Carroll Villa Hotel
Address: 19 Jackson St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1417
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Region: 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
#4 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 nineteen 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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