Congress Hall

4 stars
Cape May, NJ
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9.1
Excellent
212 reviews
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Tue 05.03

About Congress Hall

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free
History buffs welcome: Congress Hall has overlooked the Atlantic Ocean, in the town of Cape May, New Jersey, for over 200 years. Once known as "The Summer White House," Congress Hall has been a welcome retreat to many throughout the centuries. Known as America's first seaside resort, the historical 19th century hotel offers 106 guestrooms, including newly renovated Junior Suites, each one individually named for the U.S. presidents or dignitaries who spent their summers there. Each Junior Suite is filled with pieces modeled after American heritage furniture with antiqued brass hardware, plush bedding and hand-dyed linen. Located in the center of New Jersey's Victorian District, there is never a dull moment with loads of activities within arm’s reach. Guests can relax in private cabana tents on the beach, or enjoy a relaxing and serene day at Sea Spa. Or, it’s a quick 5-minute stroll to West End Garage, a hall stocked with 50 little independent shops that make Cape May’s retail scene so unique.

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Prices are based on 1 night including VAT, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at Congress Hall

  • Outdoor pool
  • Beachfront
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Valet parking
  • Free parking

Accessibility and suitability

  • Increased accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Elevator
  • Shower chair
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Hypoallergenic pillow
  • Adapted bath
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Designated smoking area

Basics

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Conditioner

General

  • Window
  • Quiet street view
  • Beachfront
  • Family rooms
  • Sea view
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Carpeted
  • City view
  • Pool view

Services and conveniences

  • Conference rooms
  • ATM on-site
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Key access
  • 24hr front desk

Pool and spa

  • Spa and wellness center
  • Massage
  • Pool bar
  • Heated pool
  • Spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool towels

Bathroom

  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom

Bedroom

  • Feather pillow
  • Socket near the bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet

Dining

  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Refrigerator

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Beach access
  • Bicycle rental
  • Night club

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking
  • Valet parking
  • Private parking

Outdoor

  • Terrace/Patio
  • Beach towels
  • Balcony

Family friendly

  • Cribs available
  • Kids' club
  • Pool cover

Laundry

  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV

Workspace

  • Fax/photocopying

Fitness

  • Fitness center

Reviews of Congress Hall

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9.1
WonderfulBased on 212 verified guest reviews
8.9Friends
8.7Solo
9.1Families
9.1Couples

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10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Over many occasions, I witnessed the staff going above and beyond expectations of guests. From making sure all the rocking chairs lined up to providing excellent cocktail service, it is clear that the whole staff is trained and believes in great customer service.
Cons:The hotel and grounds were top shelf. Nothing could have been better at Congress Hall. Cape May in January is understandable quiet; which is quite nice. However, many if not most the restaurants and businesses are closed.
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10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Everyone was incredibly kind and welcoming. Our trip was very brief, and we returned to the hotel around 11pm, following the event we had travelled to attend. My daughter had been fighting a cold and wanted some hot tea to soothe her throat. There are no microwaves or coffee makers in the room, and the Blue Pig was closed. However, a woman was doing the bookkeeping and we asked if was possible to get tea. She went to the back and made a cup for my daughter. I offered to pay or bill it to the room, and she said not to worry about it. Also, the valet service is so convenient and sanity saving, even in the off season.
Cons:The fitness center is probably one of the least used amenities in any hotel, so the offerings aren't very robust. This holds true here as well. Two treadmills, an elliptical, a bike, and a bench with a rack of hand weights. My advice, pack a resistance band to beef up your options. It takes less space in your luggage than sock.
T
9.4 Wonderful
Pros:The whole Christmas atmosphere. The hotel looked awesome!
Cons:That was raining the next day! Other than that it was a good stay!
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10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Celebrated my 50th Birthday with wife & friends. Awesome!
Cons:The Bouler Room was closed Saturday Night :(

Location

200 Congress Place, Cape May, NJ 08204

What's nearby

  • Washington Street Mall240 m
  • Easy Lynne Theater Company261 m
  • Cape May Stage361 m
  • Cape May City Hall0.5 km
  • Colonial House0.6 km
  • Cape May Convention Hall0.6 km
  • Cape May Model Trains0.6 km
  • Cape May Historic District0.7 km
  • Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts1.4 km
  • Emlen Physick Estate1.4 km
  • Nature Center of Cape May2.7 km
  • Cape Island Marina2.8 km

Policies

Check-in/Check-out

Check in anytime after 16:00, check out anytime before 11:00

Cancellation/prepayment

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When to book a room at Congress Hall

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FAQs when booking at Congress Hall

  • Does the Congress Hall organize excursions that its guests can participate in?

    The Congress Hall has a partnered with local guides and naturalists to offer its guests variety of day or afternoon trips that can be booked for a fee. You will be able to choose from excursions such as Bird Watching, Whale Watching, Diamond Hunts, Yacht Cruises, Oyster Farm Tours and Horseshoe Crab Night Tours, depending on the time of the year. In addition, guided tours to the Beach Plum Farm are offered all year long and are complimentary for all guests of the hotel.

  • What sort of entertainment can I find at the Congress Hall?

    If you are looking for a way to spend an evening while staying at the Congress Hall, you will find live music performances at least 4 times a week, with genres ranging from pop and rock to blues and jazz. If you are looking for something to do with the kids, head to the Blue Pig Tavern for the Family Night they organize every Wednesday from 5:00 pm. Kids eat for free all night, and if you arrive before 7:00 pm they will be able to say hi to the tavern’s mascot Blue The Pig.

  • Will I find any shops at the Congress Hall?

    There are 3 shops clothing and accessory shops located at the Congress Hall where you will be able to find anything from items you might need during your stay to souvenirs to take back home. You will find clothing and toys for the kids at Tommy’s Folly Kids, while Tommy’s Folly Boutique has ladies wear and accessories, and Tommy’s Folly Logo Shop is where you can find Congress Hall and Blue Pig themed clothing and items. Alternatively, catch the free shuttle bus which travels between Cape Resorts outlets and hop off at the West End Garage mall where you will find over 50 stores to shop at.

  • What beach accessories and services are available at the Congress Hall for its guests?

    All guests of the Congress Hall have the use of beach towels, beach chairs and umbrellas included in their room rate, and the staff will be able to help you set them up so you can have the ultimate relaxing holiday. For an extra treat you can book a beach tent for an extra fee, which gives you access to a cooler filled with water and non-alcoholic beverages, a table, and the ability to order food service from the comfort of your lounge chair. Beach tents are available from $100 for a full day during the low season and from $125 per day during the summer.

  • Can I get help organizing my trip to the Congress Hall and making reservations?

    The concierge team at the Congress Hall will be happy to assist you with organizing your trip before you arrive with their Pre-Arrival Concierge Services. They can help you book excursions, take spa appointments or make dinner reservations well before you check in so you will have everything ready when you arrive and can just enjoy your trip.(Prices checked 15/05/19).

  • Where is Congress Hall located?

    Congress Hall is located at 200 Congress Place, 1.6 km from the center of Cape May. Washington Street Mall is the closest landmark to Congress Hall.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Congress Hall?

    Check-in time is 16:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Congress Hall.

  • Does Congress Hall offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Congress Hall offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Does Congress Hall offer free parking?

    Yes, Congress Hall offers free parking.

  • How far is Congress Hall from the airport?

    Congress Hall is 65.5 km from Atlantic City. Congress Hall is 83.4 km from Salisbury-Ocean City.

  • Does Congress Hall have a pool?

    Yes, Congress Hall has a pool onsite.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Congress Hall hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Congress Hall in Cape May and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Congress Hall and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Congress Hall.

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Good to know

Value for money

8.1

Distance to city center

1.6 km