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Congress Hall

200 Congress Place, Cape May, NJ 08204, United States
+1 609 884 8421

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rate per night

9.0

Excellent
based on 774 reviews
Congress Hall - Cape May, NJ, United States
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TripAdvisor $122
Priceline $153
HotelTonight $169
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 1.6 km
Location rating 9.5
Nearest airport Atlantic City
Distance to airport 65.8 km

Rooms

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Queen rooms

$122+

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$148 per night
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$210 per night

Standard rooms

$153+

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King rooms

$294+

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$395 per night

Deluxe rooms

$316+

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Double rooms

$210+

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Double bed
$210 per night
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Double bed
$210 per night
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Double bed
$210 per night

Reviews

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bathroom door in 33 reviews
beautifully decorated for christmas in 14 reviews
bed was very comfortable in 23 reviews
close to beach in 35 reviews
coffee maker in 28 reviews
coffee shop in 32 reviews
congress hall in 16 reviews
fabulously located in 3 reviews
friday night in 28 reviews
friendly staff in 76 reviews
great food in 31 reviews
hotel was great in 45 reviews
location pool closed in 36 reviews
old building in 12 reviews
room small in 130 reviews
room with a view in 51 reviews
sheets and towels in 6 reviews
thursday night in 10 reviews
  • Okay
    Jun 2019
    4.3

    Close to shopping

    Room was not accessible by elevator. Bags were not brought up by staff. Valet attendant was rude and impatient

  • Excellent
    May 2019
    8.8

    History, Location, Amenities.

    Thin walls, hallway noises!

  • Excellent
    May 2019
    10.0

    Charming, relaxing and in character with its history

  • Good
    May 2019
    7.0

    Room, facility and location.

    Front desk staff were not friendly seemed a little rude.

  • Excellent
    May 2019
    10.0

    Everything you need to experience it to understand. Amazing!

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About

Overview

Known as America’s first seaside hotel, Congress Hall in Cape May has received many accolades since it was built in 1816. The resort has been named New Jersey’s best hotel by Travel + Leisure readers, and is also considered one of the top hotels in the Northeast by Condé Nast Traveler. Congress Hall is part of the Cape May National Historic District and is situated just a 3-minute walk from the beach. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the resort was once known as "The Summer White House", and continues to be a welcome retreat for travelers today. This historical hotel offers guestrooms and suites, including newly renovated junior suites named after U.S. presidents, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Ulysses S. Grant, and Benjamin Harrison, who all summered at Congress Hall while in office. These suites feature American heritage furniture and plush bedding. The resort offers plenty of dining options for guests. Blue Pig Tavern is a favorite of locals and guests. It serves classic American cuisine. Other on-site restaurants include a pizzeria, a coffee shop, in-room dining, and a bar and lounge with live piano music. Built by Thomas Hughes in the 19th century, the wooden seaside resort took up an entire city block, earning its original name of The Big House. The name changed to Congress Hall in 1828 when Hughes was elected to the House of Representatives. After burning to the ground in Cape May's Great Fire of 1878, it was rebuilt in brick within a year. A large-scale restoration began in 1995 and was completed in 2002. Guests can relax in a private beach cabana, lounge by the pool, or enjoy a day at the on-site spa. A day can also be spent exploring the area by bike, seeing the Victorian architecture in the neighborhood, or participating in an exercise class on the beach.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

9.0 Excellent

based on 774 reviews

9.5

Location

8.7

Pool

7.9

Comfort

7.5

Room

Things to know

  • Great shopping
  • Comfortable beds
  • Friendly atmosphere

Check in

16:00

Check out

12:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

AMENITIES

Fitness centre
Free Wi-Fi
Disabled access
ATM on-site
Concierge service
Gift shop
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
Bicycle hire
Spa
Outdoor pool
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Air-conditioned
24-hour front desk
Night club
Safe
Free parking
Designated smoking area
Beachfront
Terrace/Patio
EV charging station
Lift
Massage
Cribs available
Hairdryer
Coffee shop
Babysitting/child care services (surcharge)
Free Internet
Pets not allowed
Free valet parking
Wedding services
Cable or satellite TV

Photos

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Congress Hall - Cape May - Balcony Balcony (1)
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Congress Hall - Cape May - Bathroom Bathroom (1)
Congress Hall - Cape May - Beach Beach (2)

Location

Most popular landmarks

  • Washington Street Mall 240 m
  • Easy Lynne Theater Company 261 m
  • Cape May Stage 361 m
  • Cape May City Hall 0.5 km
  • Colonial House 0.6 km
  • Cape May Convention Hall 0.6 km

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