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Congress Hall

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

Cheapest
rate per night

9.1

Excellent
based on 254 reviews
Congress Hall - Cape May, NJ, United States
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Booking.com $224
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Value for money

8.5

Distance to city centre

1.6 km

Location rating

9.6

Nearest airport

Atlantic City

Distance to airport

65.8 km

Rooms

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Queen rooms

$224+

Bed type
Provider
Nightly base price
Queen bed
$224 per night
Queen bed
$224 per night
Queen bed
$224 per night
Queen bed
$224 per night
Queen bed
$224 per night
Queen bed
$224 per night
Queen bed
$224 per night
Queen bed
$224 per night
Unknown
$225 per night
Queen bed
$252 per night
Queen bed
$290 per night
Queen bed
$326 per night

Standard rooms

$203+

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Provider
Nightly base price
Unknown
$203 per night

King rooms

$324+

Bed type
Provider
Nightly base price
King bed
$324 per night
King bed
$345 per night
King bed
$345 per night

Deluxe rooms

$415+

Bed type
Provider
Nightly base price
Queen bed
$415 per night

Reviews

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Traveller rating

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  • Excellent
    Jun 2020
    10.0

    Enjoyed everything

    Did not notify me that my room was ready. Had to ask

  • Good
    Jun 2020
    8.0

    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

  • Mediocre
    Jun 2020
    3.0

    - 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

  • Excellent
    Jun 2020
    10.0

    Everything was absolutely incredible!! The best!!The most beautiful resort in Cape May!!

  • Okay
    Jun 2020
    6.0

    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.

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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

9.1 Excellent

based on 254 reviews

9.6

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.2

Staff

8.5

Value for money

Check in

16:00

Check out

11:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

AMENITIES

Fitness centre
Free Wi-Fi
Disabled access
ATM on-site
Internet
Concierge service
Cribs available
Gift shop
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
Bicycle hire
Outdoor pool
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Hairdryer
Air-conditioned
24-hour front desk
Night club
Free parking
Designated smoking area
Beachfront
Terrace/Patio
Linens
Towels
EV charging station
Lift
Massage
Accessible by lift
Adapted bath
Balcony
Bathtub
Body soap
Carpeted
City view
Cleaning products
Conditioner
Entire unit wheelchair accessible
Family rooms
Feather pillow
Fire extinguisher
Flat-screen TV
Free toiletries
Heated pool
Heating
Hypoallergenic pillow
Inner courtyard view
Interconnected room(s) available
Key access
Laptop safe
Newspapers
Non-feather pillow
Pool cover
Pool towels
Pool view
Private bathroom
Private entrance
Private parking
Quiet street view
Roll-in shower
Safety deposit box
Sea view
Shampoo
Shower
Shower chair
Smoke alarm
Socket near the bed
Toilet
Toilet paper
Toilet with grab rails
Dustbins
TV
Upper floors accessible by lift
Valet parking
Wardrobe or closet
Window
Wi-Fi available in all areas
Fax/photocopying
Ironing service
Shops (on site)
Special diet menus (on request)
Wake-up service
Kids' club
Bathrobe
Spa and wellness centre
Spa
Coffee shop
Safe
Babysitting/child care services (surcharge)
Pets not allowed
Free valet parking
Wedding services
Cable or satellite TV

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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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