Poor Richard's Inn Cape May NJ Bargain Best Value Accommodations

17 Jackson Street
Cape May, NJ 08204

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Harriett Sosson, Innkeeper

"Country style comfort...
totally charming."

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Poor Richard's Inn Affordable Cape May NJ Bed and Breakfast Inn

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Cape May's most affordable bed and breakfast inn"Harriett Sosson doesn't run her B&B the way most people do. She won't let you take a room if she thinks you won't be happy here (no soup for you!) and why she won't charge anywhere near what she ought to for a wonderful eight-room Victorian on gorgeous Jackson Street, less than a minute's walk to Cape May's main beach.

"So here's the deal—if you're a relaxed and thoughtful person you might just get to enjoy the best accommodation bargain in town. If you're expecting flat-screen TVs in your room, forget it. Harriett DOES have TVs and basic cable. But if you're Harriett's kind of customer, you'd much rather enjoy the house's eclectic atmosphere, good conversation and breezy porches." Jack Wright, Insider's Guide to Cape May

Here are a few things that may help you decide if Poor Richard's is the right place for you.

View from second story porchPOOR RICHARD'S, built in 1882 as the private residence of a Cape May hotel owner, has been run as an inn since 1977. It's one of that small number of owner-operated inns that offer exceptional overnight accommodations in National Landmark buildings. Each has its own special mix of style and service.

At Poor Richard's we try to strike a balance between today's informality and yesterday's charm, without being pretentious or overbearing. We're friendly and helpful, but respect your privacy; and while the rooms are furnished with period pieces, our primary goal is to have guests feel comfortable and "at home"—we're not aiming at strict Victorian authenticity...and our prices aren't too outrageous.

The majority of our clientele are returning guests or people who have heard about us from these guests.

We have:

Who are helpful and friendly, but not intrusive.

Period furniture, but with personal touches and an informal, put-your feet-up ambiance.
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Like air conditioning & heat too. Refrigerators in room or down the hall.

That don't hurt too much.

We will provide you with an off-site parking permit for the Bank Street lot.

EUROPEAN STYLE BREAKFAST - 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
Convenient for both early risers and late sleepers. Help yourself to croissants, fruit breads, coffee, tea, juice, cereal and fresh fruit and yogurt.

Plus comfortable sitting rooms and courtyard garden.

On historic Jackson Street. Three houses from the ocean. One block to the center of town. Within walking distance of nearly everything.

Wi-Fi available

A bed in every room!

  • Rooms range in price from $130 to $190 per night, plus tax, depending upon the room and season.
  • 2 night minimum on weekends - 3 night minimum on holiday weekends
  • Very economical midweek off-season rates.
  • Price range due to the usual variables: size of room, size of beds, when you come, how long you stay, whether my son's college tuition has been raised again, etc. etc.
  • Give us a call for prices and availability, or use the links at the bottom of the page.
  • Check in 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Check out 10:30 a.m.
  • Please note: we are not set up for toddlers. We cannot accommodate children under 5.
  • Open Valentine's Day to New Year's Day
  • All rooms feature private baths

Please be aware there is a cat on the premises 

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