The Doctor's Inn

2 North Main Street , Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 USA (Show map)


Come and enjoy a peaceful getaway conveniently removed from the hustle and bustle of Cape May. Our 1854 Victorian mansion offers European appeal rich in local history. Our elegant rooms have been renovated in 2014 paired with our lush landscaping, full breakfast & afternoon refreshments will provide an ideal setting for: Vacation stays ~ Business stays ~ Romantic Getaways ~ Family Reunions. We welcome you to join us for an unforgettable experience in the heart of Cape May County, New Jersey at a location that is central to the shores of Cape May, Avalon, Stone Harbor and the Wildwoods. Rooms booked directly can receive 10% discount- 609-463-9330.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.3
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Onsite Dining4.2

Must Go!

4.6 on May 15, 2016

It was like stepping back in time. The rooms are large and comfortable. An updated bath with jetted top was a treat. More than we were expecting and would love to go back again.

Innkeeper Response
It's great to get affirmation that we are providing a pleasant experience for our lodging guests. We appreciate your review greatly!

An excellent stay in the bridal room

4.2 on February 18, 2016

This bed and breakfast exceeded our expectations. Room and service were excellent: the bridal room is large, with a nice fireplace (essential for the cold of winter, it has a thermostat that works really well), terrace, sitting area, "jacuzzi"-type bathtub, although looks a bit old works really well. We slept very well (comfortable bedding). The only 2 potential points of improvement to make it even greater: the fireplace is quite noisy when working and for light sleepers, it may be an issue to have a quiet stay; breakfast was nice though could have lighter / fresher / organic options. But, overall, a very enjoyable stay!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the kind review and suggestion.

Great Stay!

4.0 on February 04, 2016

An excellent place for vacation. Warm host and great food! Love the room and decor, as well as the history of the inn. Thank you!

Innkeeper Response
All the staff of The Doctor's Inn appreciate the time it takes to write a review. Thank you!

Victorian Charmer

4.8 on February 04, 2016

Sadly, we could only stay 2 days at Doctor's Inn. We will definitely be back for a longer stay. 19th century home, flawlessly decorated, with room upgrades (jetted tubs, A/C), without disturbing original structure. Great service, outstanding breakfast.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the kind review we really appreciate it!

Wonderful stay

5 on January 30, 2016

This was our first time at a bed and breakfast and the doctor's inn was an excellent choice . The room was lovely , the staff was very helpful and friendly , and the breakfast was delicious !!! I would highly recommend the doctor's inn and am looking forward to our next stay

Innkeeper Response
I am so happy that you enjoyed your first time stay at a B&B. Thank you for the wonderful review!

Nice place!

3.6 on January 20, 2016

I'd suggest a room in the back if you're sensitive to street/traffic noise.

Innkeeper Response
We appreciate you taking time to write a review.

Family visit in a romantic setting.

5 on January 13, 2016

My husband and I stayed at The Doctor's Inn over both the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday to visit family. The property is beautiful, staff and owner friendly and the rooms comfortable. The breakfast it top rate, you get more than enough to eat. There is homemade cookies and refreshments available day or night. Property is close to everything, but maintains a peaceful setting. We will definitely be staying here again and will be exploring more of the common areas as well as the beautifully landscaped lawn.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review. We really appreciate it!

A Wonderful Experience

5 on January 06, 2016

Every aspect of the Doctor's Inn was wonderful. The low cost and booking was very user friendly. On the outside, the Inn was very appealing with a wonderfully building and beautiful landscaping. It is also within walking distance to wonderful dining options. The inside was absolutely beautiful. The attention to detail and cleanliness was obvious in how inviting and comfortable you feel as soon as you walk in the front door. The common sitting room and the snack / dining areas were comfortable and elegant. Also, the breakfast, which incorporated a real breakfast - no just coffee and toast, was absolutely delicious. The room was warm and cozy (room #6) with a lovely fireplace, comfortable bed, and quaint sitting room. We will be back as soon as possible, and have already highly recommended it to all of our friends.

Innkeeper Response
I think this is the nicest review I have read in our 12 years at The Doctor's Inn. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Anniversary Getaway

3.8 on October 27, 2015

Loved how we were able to check in late and there were treat cookies waiting. Love the space in the room & breakfast was great!

Innkeeper Response
We know in this busy world that we live in that taking the time to write a review is burdensome. Thank you very much for taking the time to write this nice review.

Wonderful place to stay

3.8 on September 27, 2015

As soon as I opened the door, I fell in love with this home. My room was comfortable and was an amazing step back in time. The breakfast was delicious with plenty of choices. I highly recommend this bed and breakfast for a stay in Cape May Courthouse. If you have difficulty with going up and down stairs, make sure you ask for a room on the ground floor!

Innkeeper Response
We are truly blessed with wonderful guests. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.

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Rooms & Rates

Albert E. Wood~Room 1

Features a queen size bed, steam shower, fireplace, refrigerator, TV and a view of historic Main Street. Albert Elmer Wood, PHD was born in the room and it bears his name today.

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $170

Elizabeth E. Wood~Room 2

Our bridal suite features a king bed, separate sitting room, vanity w/sink, Jacuzzi tub, built-in-armoire, fireplace, TV refrigerator and a balcony overlooking our lush gardens. This room is named after Elizabeth E. Wood PHD, born on September 24, 1871. A prolific author, she published between 20-30 short stories, books, and novels. She loved to paint, but decided the Bohemian artistic lifestyle was not for her so she turned to writing. A biography of the accomplished woman may be found at the Historical Society of Cape May, there is too much of her story to list here.

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

Nightly Rate: $155 - $195

Crawford Suite

The Crawford Suite is a 3-bedroom suite. They share a bathroom with a separate dressing-room/vanity area. The bathroom includes a two-person Jacuzzi tub and steam shower. Each bedroom has its own fireplace and TV. Sitting area in two rooms. Sleeps 6, perfect for families/couples traveling together. This suite is named after a previous owner of the Inn, Dr. Carolyn Crawford a neonatologist. When she purchased it in 1993 the building was in a state of deterioration. Through a significant capital investment and a vision, she revived the grandeur of the Doctor’s Inn. This suite was her residence during her proprietorship.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $225 - $350

John Wiley, M.D~Room 0

The only room located on the first floor, this room is ADA accessible and features a fireplace, refrigerator, TV, and large shower. This beautifully appointed room with a queen size bed was the office of the original builder Inn. This room is named after Dr. John Wiley, who was born in Salem, NJ. He graduated from Jefferson Medical School in Philadelphia, and came here when he bought the medical practice that was two doors down on Main Street. When he built this house in 1854, his medical practice was actually in the space where this room is now located.

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $170

Roger C. Wood~Room 3

Our SMALLEST Room. Features a queen size bed, bureau, and a Jacuzzi tub. The namesake for this room, Roger Cognant Wood Ph.D, Roger received his Masters Degree in Geology at Princeton University, and his Ph.D from Harvard University. Roger invented a special net, which keeps Terrapin turtles from getting caught in lobster traps. Terrapins were an endangered species. As a result of this invention lobsterman found they were now only catching bigger and better lobsters. Thus, the invention has a two-fold positive effect ecologically and economically. He is now on the faculty of Stoc

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

Nightly Rate: $110 - $145

Horace E. Wood~Room 4

Features a queen size bed, period armoire, fireplace, TV, and Jacuzzi tub with skylight. This room is named after Horace Elmer Wood II Ph.D, he graduate from Princeton in 1921, with a doctorate in Geology from Columbia University in 1926. He also attended Washington Square College in NY and from there he went to Newark College, (Rutgers University) where he became a professor of Biology. He joined the Air Force during WW II and taught cadets from France stationed in Alabama. After returning to the area his health began to deteriorate, he retired early, and lived here until his death.

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $165

Albert F. Wood~Room 5

Features a king size bed, large ornate armoire and bureau, fireplace, TV and refrigerator; bathroom features a skylight and Jacuzzi tub. This room can adjoin to room 6 for families or couples traveling together. Albert Frederick is the son of Albert Elmer Wood. He is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia where he received his M.D. He received his B.A. from Amherst University, which he loved ever since his father had taught there. During the Vietnam War he was a flight surgeon in both Vietnam and Thailand. Specializing in Urology, he currently resides in San Francisco, California

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $175

Florence D. Wood~Room 6

Two room suite with a separate sitting area. This room features a queen size bed, armoire, fireplace, TV, refrigerator and bureau, and a two-person Jacuzzi tub. Bright southern exposure. Florence Dowden Wood PDH received her doctorate in Zoology from Yale. She was the first female graduate student from Yale with a doctorate in Zoology. A visiting professor impressed with Florence introduced her to studying Arachnoids and Lobsters, which became her life’s work. After the death of her husband she lived alone for many years. She was the last original family member to occupy this house.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $180

Crawford A Room

The Crawford 1 room comes with either a Full, Queen or King sized bed. The bathroom incl. Jacuzzi tub & steam shower.

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

Crawford 2 Rooms

The Crawford 2 Rooms consist of 2 rooms that share a bathroom. The rooms have either a full, queen or king sized bed. The bathroom incl. Jacuzzi tub & steam shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type



Atlantic City, NJ (ACY) 35 miles

Directions to property:

Conveniently located close to the adjacent towns of Stone Harbor, Avalon, Cape May and the Wildwoods. A short distance to the Cape May County Zoo, Vineyards, the Boardwalk & Beaches. Across the street from the Historic Courthouse and 3 blocks from the Medical Center. Located in the historic town of Cape May Court House near the Garden State Parkway Exit 10. For more information including direct booking discounts call 609-463-9330.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, About 40min Drive To Atlantic City. Many local vineyard/winery tours. Zoo is less than a mile away., Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Mansion

On-site amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, Fax Machine, Telephone, Wi-Fi , Outdoor gardens w/Gazebo, Enjoy your coffee or tea on front porch, Note- Some Amenities subject to Availability

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Bird watching, Shopping

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  • Check In:: 2:00PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only allowed on porch and grounds only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required We do not allow pets to be left unattended. $25.00 per night
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: In season on weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: $75.00 lost key fee.



Lorraine, Gerri & Alicia

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Buster, a working outdoor cat

About the innkeepers

We love the lodging business. Antique collecting is a passion. We have been in this type of business since 1978.

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  • Time Served: 8:30AM-10:00AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

, Avail. upon request