The Carisbrooke Inn

One-Night Stay with a Stay-the-Day Beach Package at The Carisbrooke Inn in Ventnor City, NJ

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The Carisbrooke Inn - Greater Atlantic City, NJ: One-Night Stay with a Stay-the-Day Beach Package at The Carisbrooke Inn in Ventnor City, NJ

Charming Bed and Breakfast Steps from the Atlantic City Boardwalk

After The Carisbrooke Inn innkeeper John Battista traveled around Europe extensively, he returned with an appreciation for European hospitality and applied it to his bed and breakfast, located just blocks from the Atlantic City boardwalk. Guests will notice the staff’s friendliness and attention to detail the moment they walk through the door. It starts with the bellhop quickly taking your bags upstairs. After you’re settled in, you can enjoy some of the wine and ice cream included in the Getaway package. In the evening, there’s more wine and refreshments served on the ocean deck—you might try John’s special wine blend, fresh bruschetta, and focaccia from an old family recipe.

In the morning, the inn hosts a three-course breakfast on its ocean-view parlor. The main course is always a surprise, but you might get the chance to try the inn’s signature waffles or spinach-and-gruyère strata, its take on a quiche.

When the weather is warm, the beach is the place to be. As part of this deal’s stay-the-day package, on your day of departure, you’ll also be able to use the inn’s bathroom and outdoor shower, which has hold and cold water and a changing room. Feel free to enjoy the inn’s afternoon refreshments hour from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., too.

From the outside, you'll see the inn's American foursquare-style architecture. But inside, you’ll find Victorian touches and a warm color palette reminiscent of a French cottage. Each of the guest rooms is individually styled with antique furnishings and vintage pieces. The inn even has a piano and a guitar if you want to play a few tunes.

Ventnor City, New Jersey: Historical Seaside Hamlet near Atlantic City Casinos

Less than two miles from downtown Atlantic City’s casinos and clubs lies its more subdued neighbor, Ventnor City. It’s a small, old-fashioned beach community with quaint shops and restaurants, a welcome complement to Atlantic City’s frenetic atmosphere.

The town is the perfect launch pad for trips to the beach’s signature boardwalk, which stretches for 6 miles along New Jersey's eastern coast. Originally built in 1870 to keep sand out of hotel lobbies, the boardwalk grew in popularity as a place where you could drink and gamble during Prohibition without much trouble from the police, as depicted in HBO's Boardwalk Empire. The boardwalk is still popular for its casinos, but it's family-friendly, too; visitors are just as inclined to sit at the beach or stop at one of the many carnival rides.

Proving further that Atlantic City isn't all nightclubs, boardwalk, and casinos is Gardner's Basin, a maritime village along the bay. Here, a community of artisans uses seashells and driftwood to hand-make items such as wind chimes and picture frames. However, the Basin's biggest claim to fame is the 25,000-gallon Atlantic City Aquarium swimming with turtles and rays.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

One-night stay, valid for check-in Monday–Wednesday

  • Option 1: $83 to stay in standard room 3 or 5 or Driftwood, Falling Dunes, or Morning Mist cottage (up to a $232 value). Valid June 18–June 30.
  • Option 2: $109 to stay in standard room 3 or 5 or Driftwood, Falling Dunes, or Morning Mist cottage (up to a $269 value). Valid July 1–August 31.
  • Option 3: $100 to stay in deluxe room 4, 6, or 8 or Daybreak cottage (up to a $256 value). Valid June 18–June 30.
  • Option 4: $130 to stay in deluxe room 4, 6, or 8 or Daybreak cottage (up to a $300 value). Valid July 1–August 31.

Included in all options:

  • Wine
  • Two ice-cream cones or water ices
  • Stay-the-day package until 6 p.m., use of the inn’s beach chairs and towels, and afternoon refreshments from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on day of departure (room must be vacated at checkout time)

Policies and Fees

Book by: 6/30/13 for options 1 and 3 and 8/16/13 for options 2 and 4

  • Children 14 or younger not permitted
  • Cancellation policy and fees: all cancellations subject to $35 fee. Seven-day cancellation notice required or fee of one-night stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 12% tax not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Daily housemade breakfast
  • Complimentary afternoon refreshments
  • Antique furnishings
  • Ocean-view deck
  • Flat-panel high-def TVs and DVD players in all rooms
  • DVD and game library
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The Fine Print

  • Book by 6/30/13 or 8/16/13 or promotional value expires
  • Valid for travel 6/18/13-6/30/13 or 7/1/13-8/31/13 based on option bought
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $35 fee
  • 7-day cancellation notice required or fee of 1 night stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21+ to check in and 15+ to stay
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • 12% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

In all Included Rooms

  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Adding occupants above standard: $50 per night for an additional guest

Standard Room (3 and 5) and Morning Mist, Driftwood, and Daybreak Cottages

  • Queen bed

Deluxe Room (4, 6, and 8)

  • King bed (4 and 8) or queen bed (6)

Falling Dunes Cottage

  • King bed

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 3:30 p.m.
  • Checkout: 11:30 a.m.
  • Parking: not included
  • Rollaways: included in additional-occupant charge
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: not available
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: about 13 miles from Atlantic City International Airport (ACY); about 65 miles from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
  • By cab: about $35 from ACY
  • By car: about 3 miles southwest of Atlantic City

Traveler's Tips

  • The Carisbrooke Inn is not wheelchair accessible.

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