Congress Hall

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

Cheapest
rate per night

8.9

Excellent
based on 319 reviews
Congress Hall - Cape May, NJ, United States
22.10 Thu
-
23.10 Fri
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Good to know

Value for money

8.2

Distance to city center

1.6 km

Location rating

9.6

Nearest Airport

Atlantic City

Distance to airport

65.8 km

Rooms

22.10 Thu
23.10 Fri

King Rooms

₪1,055+

Bed type
Provider
Total stay + taxes & fees
King bed
₪1,055
King bed
₪1,079
King bed
₪1,079
King bed
₪1,203
King bed
₪1,330
King bed
₪1,591
King bed
₪1,792
King bed
₪1,792
King bed
₪1,876
Unknown
₪1,940
King bed
₪1,946
King bed
₪2,467

Standard Rooms

₪544+

Bed type
Provider
Total stay + taxes & fees
Unknown
₪544
Twin bed
₪585
Unknown
₪2,393

Deluxe Rooms

₪1,708+

Bed type
Provider
Total stay + taxes & fees
Unknown
₪1,708
Unknown
₪1,774
Unknown
₪1,882
Unknown
₪1,882
King bed
₪2,254
Unknown
₪2,258
King bed
₪2,278

Queen Rooms

₪594+

Bed type
Provider
Total stay + taxes & fees
Queen bed
₪594
Queen bed
₪598
Queen bed
₪601
Queen bed
₪601
Queen bed
₪638
Queen bed
₪638
Queen bed
₪640
Queen bed
₪671
Queen bed
₪680
Queen bed
₪683
Queen bed
₪691
Queen bed
₪718
Queen bed
₪959
Queen bed
₪1,002
Queen bed
₪1,413
Queen bed
₪1,565
Unknown
₪1,749

Reviews

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Traveler rating

245
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15
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2

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room small in 159 reviews
friendly staff in 92 reviews
comfortable beds in 59 reviews
ocean view in 53 reviews
bathroom door in 40 reviews
coffee maker in 35 reviews
bar area in 31 reviews
super comfy in 28 reviews
cape in 20 reviews
congress hall in 20 reviews
close to shopping in 14 reviews
beautifully decorated for christmas in 13 reviews
old building in 13 reviews
coffee shop in 9 reviews
chipping and peeling in 3 reviews
staff was friendly in 2 reviews
  • Excellent
    Jan 2020
    10.0

    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.

    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.

  • Excellent
    Jan 2017
    10.0

    Love it!

    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.

    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.

  • Excellent
    Jan 2017
    9.4

    A nice night!

    The whole Christmas atmosphere. The hotel looked awesome!

    That was raining the next day! Other than that it was a good stay!

  • Excellent
    Feb 2015
    10.0

    Celebrated my 50th Birthday with wife & friends. Awesome!

    The Bouler Room was closed Saturday Night :(

  • Good
    Nov 2010
    7.7

    location,location,location--great room great view prime location in Cape May--quiet and comfy--nice seaside air in windows that actually open

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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
Air Conditioning

Check in

16:00

Check out

12:00

Cancellation/prepayment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Fitness center
Free Wi-Fi
Increased accessibility
ATM on-site
Concierge service
Gift shop
Laundry service
Room service
Spa
Outdoor pool
No smoking
Bar/Lounge
Hairdryer
Air-conditioned
Coffee shop
24hr front desk
Night club
Safe
Babysitting/child services (surcharge)
Pets not allowed
Free parking
Free valet parking
Wedding services
Terrace/Patio
Linens
Towels
Elevator
Toilet paper
Daily housekeeping
Bathrobe
Beach towels
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Cable or satellite TV

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Building (5)
Bedroom (9)
Pool (1)
Beach (1)

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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