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Carroll Villa Hotel at the Mad Batter Restaurant

19 Jackson Street , Cape May, NJ 08204 USA (Show map)
82 Reviews
$80 - $299
per night

Check Dates Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified


The Carroll Villa is a family owned and operated Bed and Breakfast Hotel and home of the Nationally acclaimed Mad Batter Restaurant & Bar. Our building is a national Historic Landmark, circa 1882, located in the heart of Cape May's historic district. We are 1/2 block from the beach, and walking mall. We are the first national landmark hotel in the historic district to install solar panels. Our focus is to maintain the integrity of the past while looking toward a sustainable future. All rooms have private bath, ac, flat screen tv's. All hotel stays include $30 for breakfast, 50% off drinks 4-6pm (except top shelf) and 30% off 2 dinner entrees.


Rooms & Rates

Q Room

These rooms have a queen bed, private shower and bath. All rooms have flat screen televisions, sony radio with ipod, telephones, a/c & internet access. All rooms are decorated with period pieces.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $90-$220

F Room

These rooms have a full sized bed. All rooms have a private shower, a/c, and tv/vcr, phone, & wi-fi internet. These rooms are decorated with period furniture and designer decor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $90-$180

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  • Guest room4.1
  • Services4.4
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining4.6

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My stay at the Carol Villa

5 on July 26, 2014

Beautiful place to stay and in the heart of everything! Go left, your at the beach in two minutes. Go right, you are downtown in four minutes. The Mad Batter breakfasts below can't be beat. Hotel staff was also above and beyond. Awesome!

Home away from home

4.6 on July 19, 2014

Staff very nice, treat you well. Walking distant to all. Perfect location Montclair , nj

Perrenial Favorite Vacation Spot at Cape May

5 on July 15, 2014

We love Carroll Villa. The staff is so friendly and helpful. The breakfast & dinner are amazing! Close to everything... Something for everyone at this B&B! We will be back again for our 5th year next season!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to let us that you loved being here for your anniversary. We are glad that you enjoyed yourselves and found everything to your liking. We hope to see you again next year.

Location, location, location

4.2 on July 09, 2014

The downside was the mattress was very hard and made for an few nights of uncomfortable sleep. The parking lot is a bit far, but it is worth the tradeoff for the location. On the upside, location, location, location! You are steps from the beach and shopping. The food was outstanding at the mad batter and the included breakfast added great value.

Excellent place to stay

4.2 on July 08, 2014

Rooms were nice, service outstanding, people were extremely polite and helpful. Food was outstanding :-) Will definitely be back!

Innkeeper Response
So nice to know that you really enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again real soon.

still enjoyable thru all these years

3.6 on July 04, 2014

i have enjoyed this B&B since '79. It's location is ideal for beach and shopping. The attached restaurant is casual upscale in food prep & presentation. Their complimentary ($30) breakfast for tenants at the Mad Batter is a great, tasty deal. Many rooms are small so viewing them on line before reserving is a must. The service was exemplary from the frt desk to the bartender at Happy Hour next door.

Innkeeper Response
We thank you for taking the time to write a review and we especially appreciate your continued patronage. Have a wonderful summer from all of us at the CV and the MB.


4.6 on June 25, 2014

Darling room with cozy ambience. Our front corner room #13 had a peek a boo view of the ocean too! Staff was very nice and the restaurant, The Mad Batter, was excellent! Location was prefect. An easy short walk to the beach or shopping and restaurants etc etc. No on site parking. Free parking is provided But it is a 7 minute walk from the hotel. We thought this would be very inconvenient but was actually fine as everything we wanted was so close. We would be happy to stay again in future.

Innkeeper Response
Its good to know that you enjoyed both the hotel and the restaurant. Thank you for mentioning that the parking actually works out quite nicely given our proximity to everything. Have a great summer and we look forward to your return.

Charming Bed and Breakfast

3.6 on June 19, 2014

This is a wonderful bed and breakfast. It is located 1/2 a block from the beach and room #4 has a side view of the ocean. The room was large and the bed very comfortable. You get a 30% off dinner coupon for the Mad Batter restaurant which is directly below the hotel and $15.00 voucher per person to use towards breakfast or lunch. There is no set time for breakfast which I liked that you could go anytime. The food at the restaurant was very good and large portions. Overall I would go back again soon.

Very nice

3.0 on June 02, 2014

Room 28 was nice. The ocean view was great. It wasn't cleaned very well from the last guest though. There were some crayons on the ground and the bedside tables weren't wiped off very well; I assume someone with kids was in before us. But I'm also a germ-a-phobe and every time I visit a hotel room, I bring Clorox wipes with me to go over the high-touch surfaces once again. So, if you're not persnickety regarding cleanliness (like me), it should be fine for you. It was nice that we got vouchers for the Mad Batter; that restaurant is phenomenal! Everyone was very nice.

Innkeeper Response
We are glad that you ultimately had a good time and enjoyed the ocean and our restaurant as well but are sorry for the apparent hasty cleaning of the bedside tables and the errant crayons. Please accept our apologies and we promise to do better next time. Thank you for your review.

Breakfast was a positive surprise

3.2 on May 26, 2014

No big surprises besides the breakfast. The old Victorian villa beautiful to look at but not really comfortable inside, especially for second floor guests

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Location Type

Historic Victorian City, Beachside, Downtown, Oceanside, Small town


Atlantic City, NJ (ACY) 43 miles

Directions to property:

Atlantic City Expwy East to Garden State Pkwy South. Take GSPKWY to end. Continue driving straight (over two bridges) following signs for center city Cape May. At liquor store (Colliers) you make left. This is Jackson Street. We are 1/2 block from the walking mall and the ocean on the left side of the street(look for porch with yellow & white striped awnings). Park in loading zone with flashers on to check in.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Cape May Diamonds & Concrete Ship at Sunset Beach, Outdoor Walking Mall, Cape May-Lewes Ferry, Cape May Lighthouse, Atlantic City Casinos (45 Min. away), Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Other

On-site amenities

Board games, Fireplace, Wedding Facilities , May-Oct. Permit for off street/off site parking, Happy Hour daily!, Beach towels available

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade

Check Dates


  • Check In:: after 2:00pm
  • Check Out:: by 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Well behaved & supervised children always welcomed
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2nts. on weekends, 3 nts. Holiday weekends, & 2 nts. through July & August
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit required upon booking by credit card, check, or M.O.
  • Cancellations: More than 10 days notice for deposit refund, minus a 30.00 cancellation fee per room cancelled. Less than 10 days notice, must re-rent to refund.



Mark Kulkowitz & Pam Huber

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Pam Huber's interests are mosiacs, beading and jewelry. She is an avid gardner and loves to travel. Mark is interested in New York Sports teams, movies, travel, golf, and favorite interest, spending time outdoors with his dogs Simon, Ika and Spark Plug.

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  • Time Served: 8:00-10:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Crab Cakes
Our award winning crab cakes made with jumbo lump crab meat and almost no filler. These crab cakes complement the lunch and dinner menu as our Crabs Benedict with Hollandaise sauce and home fries do at breakfast!



Hot Deal

One Night Mid-Week in a Standard Queen-20% off

Regular Rate: $249 now $199 (20% Savings:)

Standard Queen and save 20% Stay Mid-week (Sun.-Thurs.) from now until July 31, 2014 in a Standard Queen room for one night and get 20% off. Breakfast is always included with your stay! The fine print: Not valid on prior bookings Cannot be combined with any other offer. Third Party Gift Certificates cannot be used as a method of payment for this special.

expires Wednesday

Special Package

Cool Summer Savings

Stay with us two nights Mid-week (Sun. - Thurs.) from now until July 31, 2014 and enjoy: 2 Drinks at the Bar for Happy Hour $25 Mad Batter Gift Card Call now, rooms are limited! 609-884-9619 ext. 5 MUST mention at time of booking. Breakfast is always included with your stay! The fine print: Not valid on prior bookings Cannot be combined with any other offer. Third Party Gift Certificates cannot be used as a method of payment for this special.

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Details Diamond Collection

19 Jackson Street , Cape May, NJ 08204 USA (Show map)

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