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West Chester, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 16 April 2014

We have spent the past 20 anniversaries in Cape May. Two or three times at Congress Hall. Because our anniversary is Dec 12, we always arrive in the middle of the Christmas celebration. The hotel is exquisitely decorated for the season and has a very jovial atmosphere. The beds are the most comfortable I have slept in anywhere. The hotel...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 14 April 2014

I chose to come here in the Spring, right before it became really crowded. Still a popular spot. Well located, steps from the beach, adjacent to a bunch of cute shops and restaurants. Good service, lovely rooms. The only thing is that breakfast isn't included, but if you walk a few steps there are a bunch of restaurants where you...

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Pennsylvania
Reviewed 13 April 2014

I've always wanted to stay at Congress Hall since the first time I visited Cape May. It is a beautiful, historical building with mostly everything you'd need all in one location. Restaurant, pub, bar, pool, close to everything including beach and shops. Unfortunately, a few things led me to rate this hotel average. This is mainly due to lack of...

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CHCapeMay, Manager at Congress Hall, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am very sorry to hear of the inconveniences caused during your stay. It is never our intention to assign a room that could potentially be noisy to guests with children, rooms are assigned at random, and with the uniqueness of the hotel and occupancy at times it is difficult to shuffle rooms around to make accommodations. We...

Atlantic City, New Jersey
Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

This place is first class all the way. Glamorous, historic and classy. How anyone can give less than four stars is beyond me....I read so really bad reviews and just dont get it. Met and/or exceeded all expectations. Best place in cape may!

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Somerset, Wisconsin
Reviewed 6 April 2014

What a wonderful place. They have kept the history and still provide a hotel that feels luxurious, clean, and gives the guest a complete feeling of being well-cared for. The rooms were spacious, clean, cute, and I loved the aged tile and fixtures in the bath. I'm very fussy about beds/pillows/linens, and they were top-notch. The lounge was a great...

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 31 March 2014 via mobile

Congress Hall has graced the shores of Cape May since it's original introduction 1816 and reconstruction in 1879 due to a devasting fire which destroyed 38 acees along the seafront. It's halls whisper of the many guests such as John Philp Sousa, Ulysses S. Grant, Dranklin Pierce, James Buchanan, and President Benjamin Harrison who referred to the Hall as his...

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Jersey City, New Jersey
Reviewed 30 March 2014

We needed a weekend away and this place was fantastic! Luxurious but comfortable; the place was hopping even in the off-season and everything ran seamlessly. The staff is hard-working and friendly, the room was spotless clean, really nice bedding and furniture, and the grounds are charming. We also enjoyed our breakfasts at the blue pig and hope to come back...

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Philadelphia
Reviewed 28 March 2014

I love that the hotel still has Victorian charm yet updated features. The rooms are elegant, and have hints of old character. You get what you pay for here- it buys you excellence! The staff is beyond courteous and accommodating. The bars on site are lively and fun, I recommend the brown room on piano night! The blue pig restaurant...

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Ravenna, Ohio
Reviewed 20 March 2014

A beautifully restored 19th century hotel with all the amenities of the 21st century. Architects did a bang up job, and resisted the temptation to go over the top with needless frufru. Wonderful spacious rooms and baths, decorated with just the right touch that makes them feel like authentic 19th cent spaces.We were here off season (March) so hard to...

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Kennett Square, PA USA
Reviewed 19 March 2014

What a delightful, beautiful and luxurious hotel! We spent 2 nights here thanks to a TravelZoo promotion. Our room on the fourth floor was gorgeous with a view of the ocean (even from the bed)! The linens and mattress were luxurious and comfy! We really enjoyed relaxing on the large cushioned window seat overlooking the Atlantic! :) The bathroom had...

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Blue Pig Tavern
Blue Pig Tavern
Cuisines: American, Bar
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Congress Hall in Cape May is America's First and Oldest Seaside Resort Hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Congress Hall

Address: 200 Congress Place, Cape May, NJ 08204-5306
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Cape May
Price Range: $176 - $410 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Congress Hall 4*
Number of rooms: 106
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Congress Hall Cape May
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Cape May
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Cape May
#11 Romantic Hotel in Cape May
#12 Family Hotel in Cape May
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