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|"Great hotel with friendly staff."||(in 48 reviews)|
|"Well maintained historic hotel"||(in 7 reviews)|
|"The bed was a extremely comfortable"||(in 30 reviews)|
|"Congress Hall has none!"||(in 6 reviews)|
|"My room was awful."||(in 35 reviews)|
|"Irty towels still in bathroom."||(in 16 reviews)|
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Did not notify me that my room was ready. Had to ask
The location was excellent. The air conditioner did not work the first night. The staff moved us to another room for the rest of our stay.
The staff was excellent
- rooms are decent and location excellent
For one of the highest priced hotels in the region the visit was very disappointing. Here a few reasons: - restaurants had no space due to COVID. Which is understandable. However, warning customers beforehand would have allowed us to book elsewhere. Now we had to drive for 1 hour tongetje a meal - with many services not available the hotel gives no discount ( which others in the region do) - personnel is inexperienced. Knows little about product availability and lacks common manners - beach has too few people. You need to take your own chairs and towels not available. Actually many towels were brought back to the hotel from the day before - dirty! - parking is a problem also with too few places
Everything was absolutely incredible!! The best!!The most beautiful resort in Cape May!!
Very clean. Lobby and shops were very stylish.
Ran out of toilet paper in room it must have been almost empty before we arrived. No spares in room?? Food staffwas very slow. Not because they were busy. Bed was soft and lumpy. Should not be charging resort fee when pool and amenities are closed and none of the complimentary beach tags are not available.
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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