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Carroll Villa Hotel at the Mad Batter Restaurant

19 Jackson Street , Cape May, NJ 08204 USA (Show map)
97 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


A comfortable room that was originally known as Harry and Vickie’s room. Located on the second floor of the main hotel, this room has a queen size bed and three windows that allow a lot of natural light in. A small sitting area completes this room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


Located on the second floor of the Main Hotel, this sunny room with a King size bed boasts a partial view of the Ocean and overlooks Historic Jackson Street. A small sitting are completes this room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


This room with a full size bed is located on the second floor in the main building, overlooking historic Jackson Street. Your private bathroom is down the hall and can only be accessed by the use of your room key. For your convenience, bath robes are provided for the walk.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


This large room located on the second floor of the Main Hotel has a king size bed with a comfortable sitting area. Two windows add a bright and welcoming feel to the room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


This room is located on the second floor in the Main building and has a full size. It is notable for its coziness.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


This second floor “family room” features a queen size bed as well as a trundle bed and can accommodate up to 4 guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4


Located on the third floor in the main building, this room has a a full size bed . Your private bathroom is located a couple doors down and can only be accessed with your room key. We will provide you with bath robes for the walk. This room also has a small sitting area.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


This charming room has a full size bed and is located on the third floor of the main building

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


This third floor room has a queen size bed with a small sitting area. Three windows offer views of Jackson Street and a glimpse down to the ocean.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


This bright third floor room has a queen size bed with a large bathroom and a view overlooking Historic Jackson Street.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


This room is located on the third floor of the main building with a queen size bed. This room contains two windows which allows a lot of natural light to flow into the room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


This third floor room with queen size bed is done in soft greens and says “relax” as soon as you open the door. You’ll never want to lose the spa-like feel this room generates.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


Located on the third floor on the main side of the building, this room has a full size bed and a larger bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


Located in the Annex and formerly known as Harry’s Juice & Java Bar, this spacious room with a queen size bed is our only first floor availability. French doors open onto your own private porch where you can relax and enjoy the smell of the fresh ocean air and Historic Jackson Street.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


This second floor room located in the Annex has a queen size bed. A small sitting area nestled in the alcove of windows provide a partial ocean view and overlooks Jackson Street. One of our only rooms that include a bath tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


Located on the second floor in the Annex, this room contains a full size bed. You will definitely enjoy this brightly appointed room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


This second floor annex room has a full size bed and is a perfect solution to a relaxing getaway.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


This is an "L" shaped room with a queen size bed located on the second floor of the Annex. In keeping with our commitment to “going green”, this room boasts a beautiful bamboo floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


Located on the third floor of the Annex, this is our only mini-suite and has accomodations for up to four people. It consists of a large room with a queen bed and three bay alcove windows with a view down to the Atlantic Ocean. An additional room is appointed with a convertible couch and a window that overlooks historic Jackson Street.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4


This room has a queen size bed and an additional twin. Can sleep up to three people and is located on the third floor of the Annex. This is one of the only rooms that includes a bathtub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3


This large third floor room located in the Annex has a queen size bed as well as a separate trundle bed and is the perfect solution for up to four guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining4.5

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97 Reviews

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Great time!

4.2 on September 10, 2014

We had a great time! Breakfast was amazing and the location was perfect

Innkeeper Response
We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon. Thank you for your positive comments.

Anniversary Get-Away

4.0 on September 01, 2014

This is an excellent facility with great value. We are always treated very well. The owners go the extra mile to attend to your needs.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your straight forward review. We are happy to serve. Please come again soon.

Heart of Cape May

3.4 on August 29, 2014

If you want to be in the heart of Cape May, this is your spot. Very clean, convenient to everything (beach one block away), and friendly/accommodating staff. Drawbacks were that you had to park your car a few blocks away (they give you a parking permit) and the electrical outlets in our room (room 26) were in odd, hard to reach locations. We received a $30 credit per day at their restaurant, the Mad Batter, which was so awesome and delicious (pancakes are a must). That bonus made the cost of the room, which was the standard price for that location, a much better value for your money. They have a storage area in the back for your bikes and beach chairs. We would definitely come back for another visit!

Love this place.

5 on August 29, 2014

We love going to Cape May every summer and staying on Jackson Street. You are right in the middle of everything. Carroll Villa Hotel is a very nice place to stay. Very cozy and home like. I will go back again.

Innkeeper Response
We are so glad that you felt at home while staying with us and we are happy that you want to stay again sometime. We appreciate your kind review.

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.

Innkeeper Response
Wow! We are thrilled that you enjoy our little old B&B hotel to the hilt and we agree that it is a perfect hideaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Thank you so much for your charming review and for appreciating what we have to offer. Looking forward to seeing you again.

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! :)

Innkeeper Response
You are so welcome! We are glad we lived up to the faith you placed in us and that your boyfriend was not disappointed. Thank you for your wonderful review from all of us at the Carroll Villa Hotel and Mad Batter Restaurant. Hope to see you again soon.

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.

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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: Yes 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)

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