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
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Onsite Dining4.2

Wonderful place to visit

4.2 on December 17, 2016

We enjoyed our stay so much. The room was perfect and everything we had hoped. Will definitely be returning.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to share this excellent review. Our staff appreciates it.

Friendly and accommodating!

5 on October 16, 2016

Will definitely come again :)

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for the excellent review. It really makes our day to receive a review like yours!

Very nice place to stay for a get away

4.0 on September 21, 2016

Great place for a long weekend. Room was nice and clean. Plenty of food for breakfast. Snacks out all day.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for choosing The Doctor's Inn. We appreciate the kind words and hope to continue our commitment to our guests.

Good deal in busy summer months

3.6 on July 16, 2016

The Doctors Inn was certainly worth the cost for July in Cape May. It was a large inn, easy to get to in downtown Cape May Courthouse, quiet even though on a main street. Breakfast was a buffet similarly to, but nicer, than a hotel's hot breakfast - not like many B&B's we've stayed out with unique or homemade foods. The room was quaint, but the bed was very soft and caused me back pain.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for choosing The Doctor's Inn and taking the time to write a review.

Hidden Gem!

4.4 on July 01, 2016

The Doctor's Inn is a hidden gem and just what we were looking for in a B&B. The breakfast was fantastic and an added bonus being included in the price. A place I would recommend.

Innkeeper Response
It was nice of you to take the time to review our Inn. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us.

Weekend in Cape May

4.4 on June 16, 2016

Although the B & B is several miles from the beach, it is a very nice property. The character of the house is very nicely preserved and the breakfasts were outstanding.

Innkeeper Response
We really do appreciate you taking the time to write such a great review. I will make sure all the staff knows that their efforts are appreciated.

Warm & Welcoming

3.4 on June 05, 2016

This was the first time we stayed outside of Cape May and chose the Doctor's Inn because of the proximity to an event we planned on attending over the weekend. We both were very pleased with the accommodations as well as the friendliness and attentiveness of the innkeeper. Our room was clean and comfortable and the breakfasts served were tasty and plentiful. We'd recommend the Doctor's Inn to others and would stay there again ourselves.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review.

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!

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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

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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 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.
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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

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