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Carroll Villa Hotel at the Mad Batter Restaurant

Cape May, NJ 08204 USA (Show map)
93 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
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining4.5

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Running away from home

4.8 on August 27, 2014

What a wonderful place to run away! When you need a few days to relax get away from the hustle n bustle of regular life, this is where we choose to go.Clear our minds. The rooms are comfy and cozy the the staff is attentive and always with smiles.We have stayed in both the main house and the annex.The Rooms are lovely on both sides.we always run in September this year we went in August the selection of rooms are limited of course we were lucky to get room 25 it was cozy comfy bed very clean although it seems a little dark in the room,the other rooms we stayed in always seemed a little brighter. we enjoy the entertainment and the delicious food at the Mad Hatter steps away! sunshine toes in the sand a short walk away.So OK Cape May has so many lovely places to stay this is true. We always say we'll try a different place next it just never happenes, the charm,the value you receive the people who are there ready to make sure your stay is perfect... it's priceless.

Love it here!

3.8 on August 23, 2014

This was my second stay and the first for my boyfriend. The Carroll Villa completely lived up to how awesome I continuously promised him that it would be. The rooms are clean and adorable, the hotel staff are friendly and helpful, and the proximity to absolutely everything is beyond perfect. You're no more than a 2-5 minute walk from the beautiful beach or dozens of cute shops and restaurants. The drinks and prices at the Happy Hour are tough to beat, and although we weren't entirely crazy about breakfast, you are provided with a voucher that covers most (if not all of the cost). I am already planning our next trip to the Carroll Villa and Cape May to break up the winter and can't wait for the summer to come around again. Thank you, Carroll Villa! :)

Great hotel and restaurant.

5 on August 17, 2014

The Caroll Villa is a very nice Cape May Hotel. My wife and I will definitely be going back again. Excellent location, clean rooms, very nice staff, and the Mad Batter is a fun restaurant. Good food and local music as well. It was the relaxation getaway we were looking for.

Innkeeper Response
Glad you were able to relax and enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your lovely comments.

Terrific location and an excellent restaurat

3.4 on August 16, 2014

We enjoyed our three night stay and would stay here again. The people at the desk couldn't have been nicer. Great breakfast too.

Innkeeper Response
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for taking the time to write a review. We hope you will visit Cape May again soon.

Wonderful say yet again

5 on August 11, 2014

Yet again we had a wonderful stay at the Carroll Villa. We will be back again next year!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your positive comments and we look forward to your return.

carroll villa

4.8 on August 11, 2014

stay was fantastic , great food and friendly service.. Made you feel like you were at home.

Innkeeper Response
So glad you felt at home and had a fantastic time staying with us. Please come back again soon.

My wife and i celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary

3.2 on August 10, 2014

The Carroll Villa is a great location. Just a block from the beach. We got a room with our own bathroom. Also had a tv and fridge. I would stay at the Virginia Hotel if i could afford it, but at least you can go over there for dinner or drinks. the Carrol villa staff is friendly and the rooms are well kept. The Housekeeper was attentive. Only criticism is that they give you a 30 dollar daily voucher for breakfast at their restaurant (the Mad Batter) and gratuity comes out of your own pocket. This takes away from the Bed and Breakfast experience. This is more of a hotel than a Bed and Breakfast. Breakfast should be completely included.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for choosing the Carroll Villa, We are a bed and breakfast hotel and hope that you will stay will us again. Congratulations on your anniversary.

summer trip

5 on August 10, 2014

This is the best place to stay in Cape May.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your great recommendation.

Great place

5 on August 06, 2014

Was here at Cape May for the first time and I couldn't pick a better place to stay was a great place very clean and great food .....highly recommended...

Innkeeper Response
So glad you chose to stay with us on your first visit to Cape May and that you enjoyed our hospitality. Please come back again soon.

A lovely treat!

3.8 on August 01, 2014

We went for a getaway and were so pleased. Lovely room, friendly and accommodating staff, and a great location. We definitely plan to come back again!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review. Hope to see you again soon.

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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

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  • 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!


Details Diamond Collection

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

Property highlights

Free $100 gift card with a $350+ purchase