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251 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204, United States of America – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.4/10! (score from 115 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Congress Hall.
|Two Double Beds Town View|
|King Town View Room|
|King Room with Ocean View|
|Two Double Beds Ocean View|
|Two Double Beds Annex View|
|Queen Annex View|
|Queen Room with Ocean View|
|King Room Ocean View with Balcony|
|Queen Town View Room|
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Outdoor Pool (seasonal)
Fitness Center, Spa, Massage, Bicycle Rental, Nightclub/DJ
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Special Diet Meals (upon request)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Room Service, 24-Hour Front Desk, ATM on site, Concierge Service, Dry Cleaning, Ironing Service, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Fax/Photocopying, Souvenir/Gift Shop
Newspapers, Safe, Shops (on site), Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Elevator, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Designated Smoking Area
From 3:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Up to three children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
One child under 2 years is charged USD 15 per night in a crib.
Any additional older children or adults are charged USD 25 per person per night when using existing beds.
One older child or adult is charged USD 10 per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Based on 115 reviews
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Located across from the beach, this Cape May hotel is a 4-minute drive from The Cove and Sunset Beach is 4 miles away. Guests can enjoy on-site dining and access to free Wi-Fi.
Score from 997 reviews Very good
In Cape May, this Inn is steps from Steger’s Beach and The Cove is a 10-minute walk away. The hotel provides free Wi-Fi and access to amenities like the spa and pool at The Congress.
Score from 46 reviews Very good
This Jersey Shore hotel in Cape May is a beachfront property and showcases on-site dining at The Pier House. Free Wi-Fi is also accessible and there is a heat outdoor pool.
Score from 385 reviews Wonderful
This restored 1879 building is in the historic district of Cape May. The hotel features a private beach area and guest rooms with a minibar and free Wi-Fi. Valet parking is available.
Score from 46 reviews Excellent
The appearance, you felt like you went back in time. The ambience as well. We had terrible weather from rain, to wind to bone chilling cold; it was nice to have a drink at the bar by the fireplace. The staff, were all great; our breakfast waitress, Rosie, was fantastic. We will definitely go back but during warmer months.
Loved staying at this historical hotel. Spending time in the lobby by the fire or having a drink in the brown room. Everything is in one place or you can walk to the town center for shopping or dining. We got a good rate for booking midweek. Will definite book again!
Don't expect super modern bathroom with double sinks, etc. this is an historical building.
The cleanliness of Congress Hall, friendly staff and fine dining. Reading up on the history of the Hotel was worth the trip, also the Cape May Wineries . Great trip !
The wet and windy weather.
We were impressed with how the property was renovated/updated but kept the integrity and charm of the building. Real wood burning fireplaces just added to the ambience.
Our room was at the top of a stair landing which became grand central station for house keeping, with their carts & supplies.
The location was perfect. Walking through the hotel was a walk back in time. Old European feel with the largeness of an American icon.
The late evening drink in the Brown Room, a beautiful piano / martini bar setting, violated by harsh piped in music. Possibly not my taste, but it certainly was too loud, didn't fit the room, the crowd, or the 11pm hour.
LOCATION TO BEACH AND SHOPS
FLOORS ARE SLANTED IN ROOMS.
stained but clean sheet was a bit tacky. The reservation site said i was getting an "Annex View', turns out that means you get a view of the other side of the annex across the air conditioning units.
The location was great and overall atmosphere was pleasant.
When we arrived, the comforter on our bed had a huge wet spot that the staff said was Febreeze. We had to ask that we receive a different comforter.
Congress Hall is beautiful and a Cape May landmark. The staff however could be more accommodating overall. The view from our room and the grounds were great. It was our first time staying here and we will probably stay again.
Minimal wifi connection in our room. The value was so so. When you can stay across the street at the Victorian motel for 1/3 of the price it doesn't seem worth the price tag.
Hotel was well kept for age
Loud in the courtyard until 2 am, and the bed was horrible.
sitting on the lawn chairs
small bedrooms with wavy floors Bar area has bad furniture Breakfast room had old chipped chairs. Door keys were difficult to use. Room rates were overpriced. Next time I will go to the Borgata!
This was our 1st time staying at Congress Hall. We normally stay at a bed and breakfast , since we could only go for 1night we chose congress hall. We loved it and will make a return visit for sure
So relaxing and everything on site. Heated pool was awesome for a mid-October swim. Smoking area away from General population-loved it! Poolside bar, lounge, and excellent food and service. 5 Star!!
TV reception was poor.
Check-in was quick. There is not a level floor in the hotel adding interest where ever you walk, consistent with being in Cape May. Our room was touched up twice a day with fresh towels and made bed. We had a nice ocean view, beautiful in the morning. Staff was friendly, drinks well made and served with a smile. Breakfast was excellent at the Blue Pig. Parking is on-site.
Air conditioning is on the noisy side, but did keep the room at temp. Because its an older hotel, there is not a lot of sound deadening, we could hear guests in the hall and in the courtyard.
The Blue Pig The Vallet Service The Rocking Chairs The View from our Room The Location You've got one great hotel!
The restaurant was overwhelmed on a holiday weekend. Food was taking more than an hour. Went to pick food up, they had me wait but food had been sent to room. Frustrating, but it was busy. Pool was similarly overwhelmed. If go back on a non holiday, but not again for a holiday.
I loved the location and big feeling. Other than that, I was not sure what I was paying for. The room is average and the door to our room was semi broken and took 10 mins to open. Not a lot of extras when you got in. I am not sure if I will be staying again.
Nice place - convenient - nice pool - staff at pool were great
My room was right at the top of the stairs on the 2nd floor - it was too noisy at night (midnight!) in the am, the boys who came to work were so loud (6:30 am) right outside my window. If I stay there again, I will request a room down the hall and facing the back. Too loud at night and woken up too early in the morning!
The location was super, right across from the beach. The hotel is a venerable historical jewel. The bar- lounge was great
Even though we booked early, we were placed in an adjoining building where banks of the air conditioning machinery was just off our window. This created a loud, wind tunnel-like roar 24 hrs a day. We had to really insist to be plAced into the main building for the following night. The coffee shop was not adequately staffed in the morning hours, causing uncomfortable lines of guests queuing for their morning coffee and snacks.
I loved the facilities. Very classy! Made you feel back in time. Sleeping was a little tough, could hear everything above us. But overall would go back.
Courteous staff, love that you can get coffee as early as 6am, great view, especially liked the smoking section that's far enough away from hotel that we didn't annoy anyone. Very nice pool and the staff there were so pleasant. Great place for breakfast! All in all, we felt pampered.
Can't think of a thing.
Loved the overall look, the incredible beach chairs, beach service, coffee shop and morning green juice, the Brown Lounge, the shops. I loved the rocking chairs and the adirondack chairs. Nice bathroom amenities. I had a fabulous massage with Stephanie.
Bed was badly slanted and very uncomfortable (so no sleep for two nights.) Check-out in the morning was far too challenging (and we were overcharged, but then got it corrected.) The adult pool was far too small (and there were kids in it playing ball), my manicure was not very good (in addition it took too long and was over priced). Though we loved Blue Pig last time when we sat outside, I was not very pleased with our indoor seating this time as there were a lot of screaming children at 9pm seating (I guess it was bed time.) The food was still good. The lack of luggage storage for check out seems ridiculous making valet bring the car around for storage even though we were not leaving.
The hotel is old gorgeous and charming ..
Room was small and not worth the price we paid.
the location is as good as it can be.
consider a mens & womens bathroom on the first floor instead of always going down into the basement that would be a good move.
Loved the grounds, the pool, the Brown bar, the Boiler room, proximity to the beach and restaurants, and we really liked our room with a partial view if the ocean and pool. The room was very clean, comfortable and does. It feel like a typical hotel room at it.
It was 400 for one night so I would have loved for that to be cheaper. With that said I will go back in a minute and we are already planning more stays this summer and in the fall when it's even nicer in cape may.
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