The Doctor's Inn

2 North Main Street , Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 USA (Show map)
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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
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Onsite Dining4.2

Cozy romantic getaway!

5 on August 24, 2018

Very clean bed and breakfast! Service is outstanding. The rooms are very unique and historic. Definitely 5 star review!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. In this busy world writing this means so much to us.

- Lorraine (innkeeper)

we will come back

3.8 on July 31, 2018

really enjoyed our stay

Our Stay at The Doctor's Inn

5 on July 08, 2018

Loraine and Barbara went out of their way to ensure our stay was wonderful. We would definitely stay there again.

Relaxing Visit to Cape May Court House

3.6 on June 12, 2018

We stayed at the Doctor's Inn to visit friends and family in the area in over Memorial Day weekend and stayed in the Bridal Suite for 3 nights. We wanted the extra room to spread out and found the suite plenty big for us. There is a small foyer area, with the master bath just off to the side and then the large bedroom with a king bed. There is also a small balcony to sit out on as well. My husband thought the mattress was a bit stiff, but I thought the mattress was just right. We thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast offered each morning--typically eggs and/or waffles, assorted cereals and bagels/pastries. The eggs were cooked with seasoning and cheese; just yummy. What we liked about our visit--large room, king bed, quiet room (it was in the back) and the grounds are pretty. Eggs were very good and sunny dining room. The house is amazing--the parlor has some interesting photos of what the place looked like before restoration. What we didn't care for--the pillows were like rocks and the bedding (sheets, bedcover) could use an update, no extra blankets. If you prefer a dark room to sleep in, this is a problem. Long windows on either side of the fireplace don't have blinds or shades and the flimsy drapes were not darkening. Bring your eye shades! TV in room was very small. We didn't see an innkeeper until after our 2nd night--usually there is someone around to say hello to new visitors at breakfast time at other B&Bs we've stayed at. Bathroom is very dated, but functional. Overall, we enjoyed our stay, but with some new bedding and drapery, and some personal greetings, it could be a very special place.

The Doctor's Inn

3.8 on April 02, 2018

We had a short stay, one night, at the Doctor's Inn and found it to be very charming and perfectly located for our needs. We recommend it highly.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for choosing us. It was our pleasure to have you visit us.

- Lorraine (innkeeper)

a good solution to off season visits to shore

5 on March 21, 2018

Great place to stay, especially when almost every other lodging possibility is closed. Homey atmosphere and friendly host made it special.

Innkeeper Response
The good thing about the offseason is that we have a little more time to spend with our guests. Thank you for vising us and taking the time to write such a nice review.

- Lorraine (innkeeper)

Definitely worth your time and money

4.2 on February 22, 2018

We stayed over a long weekend and had a wonderful time. All of the staff from the owner to our cook and cleaning ladies were friendly and so full of history information. They gave us suggestions about the local restaurants and things to do. So despite dreary weather we had a lovely time. A proper summary would be that the rooms were beautiful and plenty of room to move about. The victorian parlor was nice to sit and relax in especially liked the photo albums and historical information. The array of breakfast items was not only delicious but so plentiful. If you walk away is your own fault. So take the plunge and give The Doctor's Inn B & B a try.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your thoughtful review. We really do appreciate it.

- Lorraine (innkeeper)

A very enjoyable place to stay.

5 on December 06, 2017

Enjoyed my stay. Bed was very comfortable . Room was clean. Friendly staff. The breakfast was great. And the Inn took you back in time. It was very relaxing. Also a short distance near every thing I wanted to see in Cape May and Stone Harbor. Also snacks and beverages set out for you to enjoy all day. Thank you for making my stay so pleasant .

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for staying with us and your wonderful review. We hope to see you again.

- Lorraine (innkeeper)

Lovely Retreat

4.8 on December 04, 2017

My recent stay at the Doctor's Inn in Cape May Courthouse was delightful. I asked for the John Wiley, MD room on the first floor, and was very pleased. The room was cozy and, featured a gas fireplace which added to the old fashioned ambience. The bathroom was impeccably clean. Each morning, the breakfast was hearty and delicious. Whether you want a romantic weekend getaway, or you are in town for business or personal reasons, this is the place.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We all appreciate it.

- Lorraine (innkeeper)

What a quaint historic place!

4.6 on November 01, 2017

The Doctors Inn is a lovely historic Bed and Breakfast place to stay. WE loved relaxing with a cup of tea in the parlour. Rooms were lovely. Great breakfast. BEds were comfortable. Location very convenient to walk to local pub.

Innkeeper Response
Your review was very much appreciated by the staff. Thanks so much for staying with us.

- Lorraine (innkeeper)

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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

Check Dates


  • 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 Limited

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.




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.

Check Dates




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

Special meal options

Avail. upon request