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

Great weekend getaway

4.4 on August 23, 2017

We found this gem in February and returned for our stay in August. The house is beautifully detailed and the room was clean, bright and nicely decorated.Our room could have used a bit of "detailing", but nothing that detracted from our overall experience. Inn keepers should have some sort of alarm that guests have arrived, since we, and several others, had to go scouting a couple of times. In any event, we would not hesitate to return, or to recommend this lovely B&B.

Innkeeper Response
We appreciate your review and will definitely try and think of a way to alert us when guests arrive. Our office is in the basement and that is the issue. We'll think of something. Thank you for the suggestion.

- Lorraine (innkeeper)

Had a pleasant relaxing time.

4.8 on August 14, 2017

I was looking for a place to stay to go to the Coast Guard Academy graduation. I found The Doctor's Inn. Lorraine was very helpful and I appreciate her being there whenever I had a question or needed something. She is patient and friendly. I did not have a chance to have the full breakfast, but was able to have a light breakfast (cereal, milk, juice, etc.) before I left. Next time I hope to not be in such a hurry. I hope I can stay there again soon.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the wonderful review and gratitude for your son/daughter serving in the military.

- Lorraine (innkeeper)

Wonderful Vacation

4.2 on August 01, 2017

We had a wonderful stay in this historic B&B. The woodwork is beautiful. Staff were helpful in suggesting things to do. Would definitely stay there again.

Innkeeper Response
It's great that you took the time to review our Inn. We are happy you enjoyed your stay.

- Lorraine (innkeeper)

Excellent getaway!

4.0 on July 26, 2017

This is my second stay at The Doctor's Inn. I love the architecture and décor and the staff is very friendly and accommodating. I recommend it highly.

Innkeeper Response
Repeat guests always make us most happy!

- Lorraine (innkeeper)

Beautiful inn

4.6 on July 24, 2017

The location of the inn worked well for our day trips to stone harbor, Avalon, Cape May, and Wildwood. Rooms were beautiful. I loved the intricate woodwork and bathroom facilities. It was quiet and nice. The staff was attentive. We stayed more than one day,

Innkeeper Response
We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Thank you!

- Lorraine (innkeeper)


3.8 on July 19, 2017

We have stayed at The Doctor's Inn every year for the past three years.The rooms are very clean and the staff is also very friendly and accommodating.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the kind words. We all appreciate it.

- Lorraine (innkeeper)

Very beautiful

4.4 on June 04, 2017

This Inn was so gorgeous. The service was just OK although. One of the ladies was a little rude. I had my bridal suite there and there were many people in and out all day. So if you're going to be doing something like that... they don't like it even though its a bridal suite. Other than that, it was clean going in, but no one came in and cleaned the rooms. The food was some of the best I've had and always hot and ready!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to review our Inn. I will pass along some suggestions to our staff. So glad you enjoyed the food and wonderful surroundings.

- Lorraine (innkeeper)

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.

- Lorraine (innkeeper)

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!

- Lorraine (innkeeper)

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.

- 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

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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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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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