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Sewell, New Jersey
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wife and I went for a business trip. Room was spacious and comfortable. Brown Room for a drink was wonderful. Boiler Room in basement had excellent bar and music. Blue Pig restaurant had an excellent lunch. Tommy's Folly for coffee each morning was great!

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Brielle, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first stay at Congress Hall. It did not disappoint. The Hotel itself is first class all the way. My wife and I stayed in an Ocean view room with a King's size bed on the third floor. The view was terrific. The room large, comfortable, clean and recently refurbished. The Sea Spa was nice and relaxing. The...

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Englewood, Ohio
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived on a Thursday for a weekend, USCG graduation. The place is absolutely beautiful. So much history here. I think it has been there since 1816? There are loads of pictures on the wall to walk down memory lane. It's a massive place. We had a room with 2 queen beds. Plenty of space in the room. The bathroom...

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New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Congress Hall is the perfect place to stay in Cape May. The hotel is charming yet comfortable. The room was huge with two queen beds - did not have an ocean view, but it didn't matter. Breakfast and lunch at The Blue Pig were excellent, along with cocktails in the Brown Bar. The shops within the hotel were unique and...

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Perry Hall, Maryland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fun weekend getaway!! Congress Hall is amazing!! Just celebrated it's bicentennial anniversary last year!! Super friendly staff, nice spacious room. Since it is over 200 years old, we could hear every blow of the wind, but it was 30mph gusts at times, so it was to be expected! We ate dinner at the Blue Pig, which was nice,...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time at Congress Hall and it did not disappoint! We had a balcony room with ocean view and although it was chilly, it was still so nice to be able to lay in bed and see the ocean! The hotel is gorgeous with tons of character and interesting decor. So unique! We also ate dinner and...

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1Thank Laura W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great visit to Cape May ... great place to stay ... centrally located and nice large rooms. The hotel has great restaurants, shops and food. A must do is the historical tour of the hotel going back 200 years.

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Metuchen, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from a 2 night stay here and loved it! The vibe of the hotel was awesome, historical meets modern. The rooms were beautiful. bed huge and luxurious, and the view of the great lawn and ocean from the balcony was a perfect way to start each morning. Front desk was very nice and attentive, valet as well. We...

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Princeton, New Jersey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a weekend early this year. The room was quite small, though tastefully decorated. The location is great. Our room happened to be near a noisy street, so lot of noise at night, both from outside and inside. Could be a great experience on less noisy parts of the hotel, which I assume are more expensive.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is old and historic but so charming. Great location, walking distance to bars & shops. Love the beds & the big bathtub! Look forward to our visit each year! When we had a miscommunication with the concierge for the package that we booked, they rectified it quickly. Looking forward to our next visit!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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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  • Banquet Room
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Dry Cleaning
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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: ₹ 8,670 - ₹ 24,511 (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
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Cape May
#11 Romantic Hotel in Cape May
#12 Family Hotel in Cape May
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“Ocean view is best!! Corner rooms are a little bigger.”
 of 5 bubbles 632BobM, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Choose ocean side! King bed with balcony is worth it!”
 of 5 bubbles KellieF985, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“oceanview on high floors.”
 of 5 bubbles PMPNJ, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ocean view is worth the splurge”
 of 5 bubbles Lil1fun, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Some rooms can be a bit noisy so ask if you're a lite sleeper.”
 of 5 bubbles tandmnj, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
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