Carroll Villa Hotel

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

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


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. Our focus is to maintain the integrity of the past while looking toward a sustainable future, and keeping to that commitment we are the first historic district hotel in Cape May to install solar panels. Carroll Villa Hotel offers twenty 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. Your stay will also include $30 for breakfast, 50% off drinks 4-6pm (except top shelf) and 30% off 2 dinner entrees.




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  • Guest room4.0
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Loved the Carroll Villa Hotel!

4.2 on April 02, 2015

We had a fabulous time in Cape May and enjoyed the services this hotel offered.

new years eve getaway

3.6 on January 16, 2015

First time staying at the Carrol Villa Stayed 2 nights in room 21. Room was clean, and very well decorated! The bathroom was very small and the barhroom door did not close very easily. Happy hour was great!! Those guys were wonderful!! Breakfast and dinner at Mad Batter was Great!! We will return and reccomend to friends and family.

Cute little B&B!

5 on January 07, 2015

My fiancé and I did a one night stay right after Christmas just to have a mini getaway and loved our stay at the Carroll Villa Hotel. The staff was very nice and always had smiles on their faces. We stayed in a king room which was very nice and everything was spotless. The hotel is in a great location and was walking distance from the restaurants and pedestrian mall. For a Monday night during the off season I was very surprised by how busy it was! We had breakfast at the Madbatter the next morning and thoroughly enjoyed it. The fresh OJ was super yummy! Overall great time in a great town :)

It Takes A Villa to Enjoy Your Stay

5 on December 15, 2014

This quaint, 1875 building is immaculate with comfortable rooms, and excellent dining. It's close to the beach and shops in Cape May. The staff, from registration to the bar to the dining room, are all friendly, attentive, and professional. The only drawback is that one has to find a meter to park during the stay. Even though you don't have to pay for a meter, you may have to walk a block or more from the car to the Villa. There is a loading zone available across the street for unloading luggage before finding a parking space. Still, I think this is worth the visit.

Long Weekend Escape

4.2 on December 04, 2014

Loved Cape May; so much to do even in the cold. Mad Batter restaurant was the best! Breakfast or dinner, the food was great but the nightly entertainment put it over the top! The inn was charming and clean but again the staff made the stay so very nice. Considering a warm month return.

Annex Room

4.6 on November 20, 2014

Great B&B with a little Pub and great Breakfast. The Annex Room is on first floor with a balcony which would be great with good weather.The weather our weekend was very cold and windy.

excellent B&B

4.0 on November 06, 2014

Close to beach. Large rooms. Excellent restuarant - "TheMad Batter". Enjoyed the evening bar with live music. A parking is a real hassle in Cape May. Free public parking is a very long walk from the hotel.

Innkeeper Response
We are glad to know that you enjoyed staying with us. Thank you for your review. We hope you will come back again some day.

Happy Hour on Jackson

3.6 on November 03, 2014

Me and my husband have been staying at the Carroll Villa for the past 8 year. We love this bed and breakfast along with the Mad Batter bar happy hour. The parking is not at all accommodating at times especially when you want to leave the local area to explore more of Cape May. A shuttle would be perfect.

Innkeeper Response
Hello, Thank you for your comments and I am glad to know that you are so pleased with our B&B. We have purchased a golf cart to help with the Cape May parking situation and hopefully this will help to make your next stay more convenient. Thank you for your continued patronage. Mark

Oct17-19/2014 weekend Guests from Room 5

3.0 on October 25, 2014

The innkeeper was very pleasant and helpful with directions. Our room was actually nicer than I expected. The bathroom down the hall was always clean and a convenient distance from our room. There was enough space in both the room and bathroom to store our belongings. We did not have dinner at the Mad Batter but we did eat breakfast here every morning and the portions were huge! I especially liked the little jars of jelly we received with our toast (a cute touch). We did attend a happy hour at the bar. The service was prompt and there was a good craft beer selection. Loved that I could grab a quick cup of coffee early in the morning before I went for a run near the beach. All in all, we had a nice time! Thank you so much for taking so good care of us :-)

Innkeeper Response
I am glad everything went well and that you enjoyed the good things we have to offer and that you were pleasantly surprised by your room. Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I hope you will stay with us again.

The Carroll Billa

2.2 on October 19, 2014

I understand that the Carroll Villa is a historic hotel but you cannot just get by on charm. We paid $300 for our room, in October. The mattress was horrible. Not only was it hard and lumpy but when two people got in the bed, you both slid to the middle. The pillows were hard and thin. Despite being on the third floor, we were able to hear the sounds of the kitchen or washing dishes until 3am. Neither of us were able to get any sleep because of the mattress. Our bathroom door could not shut, the free wifi was so slow that nothing would load and our television didn't have sound on all the channels. When you pay $300 for one night you expect more than that. We went to happy hour at the Mad Batter for a drink before our dinner reservations. Our bill came to $11. We gave the bartender a twenty dollar bill and finally about fifteen minutes were finally able to get her attention to get our change so that we could leave the appropriate tip. She said she had just forgotten. The next morning we ate at the Mad Batter for breakfast. The breakfasts there are delicious. But the service we had this time was horrible. My mug for my tea was dirty. I initially was going to scrape the sediment out of it but then told her I wanted a new mug. She looked in the mug and told me it wasn't dirty- I told her I had scraped the dirt out but still wanted a new mug. She gave me a look but did get the mug. This was after she had brought hot water over but no tea bag. My husband pointed tomwhat he wanted on the menu and she brought the wrong thing. When he told her it wasn't what he had order she argued with him- he just decided to keep it. This was not the first time we had stayed at the Carroll Villa but it will be our last.

Innkeeper Response
We are sorry you did not enjoy staying with us. Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving

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Rooms & Rates

1 - Queen (2nd Floor Main Side)

This room has a queen size bed and features rich colors that create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Located on the second floor of the main hotel, with two windows that add natural light and a small reading area with a rocking chair.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

13 - Queen w/ a glimpse of the ocean (3rd Floor Main Side)

This corner room overlooks both the ornate Victorian architecture of historic Jackson Street and provides a glimpse of the ocean. Drenched with natural light from three windows, the room is decorated in bold colors and dramatic patterns featuring pieces from the Carroll Villa's collection of Eastlake antiques. Start your day by watching the sunrise from your bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

21 - Queen w/ a glimpse of the ocean (2nd Floor Annex)

Filled with light from five windows, this romantic room features bold patterns and colors, period furnishings and includes an alcove sitting area with a partial ocean view. This room is located on the second floor of the Annex and looks out onto historic Jackson Street.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

4 - King w/ a glimpse of the ocean (2nd Floor Main Side)

This beautiful corner room, with a King size bed, boasts a glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean and overlooks historic Jackson Street. Located on the second floor of the main hotel, the three windows allow ample natural lighting and a small sitting area complete this room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

6 - King (2nd Floor Main Side)

This large room offers a comfortable sitting area with two windows that add a bright and welcoming feel to the room. Located on the 2nd floor of the main hotel, this quiet room has a King size bed and a professionally restored non-working period fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

11 - King (3rd Floor Main Side)

This large third floor room with a King size bed is elegantly appointed with period furniture. Located in the main hotel, this room features three windows that supply ample natural light to create a calming and welcoming atmosphere.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

19 - King (3rd Floor Main Side)

Located on the third floor on the main side of the hotel, this large room with a king bed evokes a feeling of timeless elegance.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

5 - Full w/ private hall bathroom (2nd Floor Main Side)

Located on the second floor in the main hotel, this room boasts a full size bed and overlooks 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

8 - Full (2nd Floor Main Side)

This cozy room is conveniently located on the second floor in the main building. With a full size bed and a private bath, it's soft palette of colors evoke a warm homelike feel.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

9 - Family Room max 4 guests (2nd Floor Main Side)

This room is located on the second floor of the main building and has one queen size bed and a trundle bed. Perfect for families or girlfriend getaways.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

34 - Family Room max 4 guests (3rd Floor Annex)

Located in the Annex on the 3rd floor, this room has a queen size bed as well as a separate trundle bed and is a perfect solution for small families or groups.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

14 - Queen (3rd Floor Main Side)

Looking out onto the gabled roofs and ornate architectural details of historic Jackson Street, this room is rich with Victorian charm. Boldly decorated with deep colors and strong floral patterns on the walls, details include framed pieces of antique lacework and elaborately carved furnishings.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

16 - Queen (3rd Floor Main Side)

Bright and cheery with light from two large windows, this room is softly decorated in blues and white and features Carroll Villa's signature reinterpreted antiques.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

18 - Queen (3rd Floor Main Side)

Furnished with an antique four-poster Queen bed and decorated in soft hues of blue and green, this third floor room exudes a quiet, relaxed elegance.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

26 - Queen (2nd Floor Annex)

Decorated in peaceful shades of cream, Room 26 features Carroll Villa's signature reinterpreted antiques, including an exquisitely carved bed and matching dresser. **Please note that this room is located above our Blue Bar, which features live music during the summer and off-season between 7 & 10 PM. While the ceiling is sound-proofed, some sound may still be heard.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

20 - Queen w/ private porch (1st Floor)

One of the Carroll Villa's most desired accommodations, this ground floor room is just steps from historic Jackson Street. Decorated in bold patterns of muted colors, Room 20 features an array of Carroll Villa's reinterpreted antiques and a sitting area with TV. French doors open onto a private porch, providing an exclusive spot to study the Victorian architecture and listen to the sounds of the ocean. This exquisite room has the ambiance of a secluded refuge, yet is in the heart of Cape May's attractions.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

23 - Full (2nd Floor Annex)

This room's elaborately carved Victorian headboard, the reinterpreted antique furniture and the soft colors of the decor create an ambiance of elegant calm. Located on the second floor of the Annex, this charming room offers a full size bed and a quiet setting. **Please note that this room is located above our Blue Bar, which features live music during the summer and off-season between 7 & 10 PM. While the ceiling is sound- proofed, some sound may still be heard.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

25 - Full (2nd Floor Annex)

This inviting room offers a full sized bed, and is on the second floor in the Annex. Soothing colors evoke a welcoming feel in this cozy room. **Please note that this room is located above our Blue Bar, which features live music during the summer and off-season between 7 & 10 PM. While the ceiling is sound-proofed, some sound may still be heard.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

28 - Two-Room Suite w/ a glimpse of the ocean (3rd Floor Annex)

This two room suite is filled with natural light, Victorian charm and unique decor. Boasting the property's best ocean view from the master bedroom's 3-bay window alcove, guests can watch the sunrise while lying in the Eastlake period queen bed. Room 28's second room includes a twin size daybed, with a trundle bed underneath that pulls out to accommodate a 4th person. Additional windows in both rooms offer views of the gabled rooftops and architectural details of the surrounding Queen Anne Victorians.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

31 - Family Room max 3 guests (3rd Floor Annex)

Classic Victorian decor is abundant in Room 31, with elaborately carved bed and dresser and delicately floral wall covering. This quiet room is located on the third floor of the annex and offers a Queen size bed as well as a twin bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

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Location Type

Historic Victorian City, Downtown, Oceanfront, Vista oceano, Small town


Atlantic City, NJ (ACY) 43 miles

Directions to property:

Visit Mapquest on-line for the quickest directions from where you are, or contact us at the hotel.

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


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
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Well behaved & supervised children always welcomed
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2nts. on weekends, 3 nts. Holiday weekends, & 2 nts. through July & August
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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. We look forward to having you at our Cape May hotel.



Mark Kulkowitz & Pam Huber

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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, movies, travel, golf, and favorite interest, spending time outdoors with his dogs Milo, Ika and Sparkplug.

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  • Time Served: 8:00- 3:00 p.m.
  • Serving Location: Bar, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian , gluten-free, vegan options available

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!