This property is 3 minutes walk from the beach. 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.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

Congress Hall has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jun 25, 2009

ATM: Need cash? This property has an ATM on site.

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Free private parking available at the hotel


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4 reasons to choose Congress Hall

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  • The staff speaks English
Closest beaches
  • Cape May Public Beach

    Cape May Public Beach

    9.2 Wonderful beach
    550 feet from property
  • Cape May Point Beach

    Cape May Point Beach

    9.1 Wonderful beach
    1.5 miles from property
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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • The Colonial House
    0.3 miles
  • Emlen Physick Estate
    0.8 miles
  • Cape Island Marina
    1.7 miles
  • Cape May Point State Park
    2.1 miles
  • Cape May Lighthouse
    2.1 miles
  • Cape May Bird Observatory
    2.2 miles
  • Historic Cold Spring Village
    2.6 miles
  • Cape May National Golf Club
    4 miles
  • Wildwood Boardwalk
    6.7 miles
  • George F. Boyer Historical Museum
    7 miles
Top attractions
  • Splash Zone Water Park
    7.1 miles
  • Morey's Piers
    7.2 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Cape May Public Beach
    550 feet
  • Cape May Point Beach
    1.5 miles
  • Poverty Beach
    1.9 miles
  • Sunset Beach
    2.6 miles
  • Higbee Beach
    2.7 miles
Closest Airports
  • Atlantic City International Airport
    40.9 miles
  • Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport
    51.6 miles
How to get to Congress Hall from Atlantic City International Airport
    Car
    Free parking is available.
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1 Restaurant On Site

    The Blue Pig Tavern

    Food: American

Amenities of Congress Hall
Outdoors
  • Beachfront
  • Terrace
Activities
  • Beach
  • Kids' club Additional charge
  • Nightclub/DJ
Food & Drink
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Electric vehicle charging station
Services
  • Concierge
  • ATM on site
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Safe
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Seasonal
  • Fenced pool
  • Pool bar
  • Pool cover
  • Heated pool
  • Shallow end
Spa
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Spa Additional charge
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

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Check-in

From 4:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 11:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 12 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 21

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Discover American Express Congress Hall accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

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.

FAQs about Congress Hall

  • Check-in at Congress Hall is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Congress Hall has 1 restaurant:

    • The Blue Pig Tavern

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Congress Hall (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private Parking
    • Parking
    • Electric vehicle charging station
    • Free parking

  • The prices at Congress Hall may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Congress Hall is 800 feet from the center of Cape May.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • The nearest beach is 650 feet from Congress Hall.

  • Congress Hall offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Fitness center
    • Massage
    • Kids' club
    • Beachfront
    • Beach
    • Nightclub/DJ

  • Room options at Congress Hall include:

    • Double
    • Quad

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Congress Hall by:

    • Car 55min

  • Yes, Congress Hall is popular with guests booking family stays.