Congress Hall

200 Congress Place | Cape May, NJ 08204-5306  [SEE MAP]Cape May, NJ  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Complimentary beach loungers, towels and umbrellas
Some rooms are small

Along the shoreline of New Jersey's Cape May, you'll find Congress Hall, a historic hotel with boarding house origins dating back to 1816. Today, Congress Hall pays tribute to its past by maintaining much of its Victorian charm a particular draw for recent guests. The Brown Room, with its Prohibition-era lounge setting, offers nightly entertainment and friendly bartenders that reminds visitors of a bygone era. But not all of the hotel's features are throwbacks to yesteryear. Accommodations feature in-room amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi access, Aveda bath products and Belgian cotton sheets. Of all the perks, recent guests put a high value on the hotel's free parking, large outdoor pool and near-immediate beach access. (Many travelers recommend splurging on a room with an ocean view.) If the nearby shoreside eateries don't suit your fancy, dine on premises at the Blue Pig Tavern, which serves American comfort food all day long.

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Location
Cape May, NJ
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 108 rooms
Primary View
Ocean
Style
Historic
Best For
Families

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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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From its inception in 1816, Congress Hall has had star power: President Benjamin Harrison made it his summer White House, and John Philip Sousa conducted the Congress Hall March on the lawn.

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Congress Hall is located in the heart of New Jersey's Victorian District on one of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the area. This ideal location places guests only minutes from area attractions, including gourmet restaurants, unique shopping, and historic sites.

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  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1318 have reviewed the Congress Hall, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1318 reviews 4.0 (based on 1318 reviews)

Guest Rooms

    Standard room size square feet

    • Premium channels
    • Workspace/desk
    • Minifridge
    • Bathrobes/slippers
    • Minibar
    • Shower/tub combo
    • Separate shower
    • Separate tub
    • Internet
    • Wireless internet
    • Free internet
    • Fee for internet usage
    • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
    • Adjoining rooms available

    Location & Parking

    Opened in 1816, the historic Congress Hall is located in the Victorian district of Cape May. The hotel is the oldest seaside resort in America and has hosted multiple presidents, with Benjamin Harrison nicknaming it "the Summer White House." The hotel is also directly across the street from the beach and adjacent to a variety of shops and restaurants at the Washington Street Mall.
    • Complimentary electric car charging station
    • Atlantic City International Airport is 45 miles north of hotel; Philadelphia International Airport about 90 miles north
    • 24-hour valet parking (free)
    • 24-hour self-parking (free)
    • Airport shuttle
    • Car service

    Within walking distance of:

    • Bus stop
    • Restaurants
    • Movie theater
    • Train station
    • Beach
    • Theater
    • Subway/metro stop
    • Grocery store
    • Shopping

    Dining

    The Blue Pig Tavern at Congress Hall features farm-to-table cuisine from the hotel's own Beach Plum Farm and other local purveyors. A seasonal patio is available for alfresco dining and in the winter, the dining room offers a cozy fireplace. For a quick breakfast, lunch or snack, Tommy's Folly Coffee Shop offers coffee, pastries and sandwiches.
    • The Brown Room is a Prohibition-themed cocktail bar

    Number of restaurants2

    Cuisine TypesAmerican

    • Fine dining
    • Casual dining
    • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
    • Bar/lounge
    • Room service
    • 24-hour room service
    • free breakfast

    Kids

      • Kids Club
      • Free Kids Club
      • Fee for Kids Club
      • Cribs
      • High Chairs

      Fitness

      The 24-hour fitness center at Congress Hall features a full line of cardiovascular and weight-training equipment for indoor workouts. The hotel also offers yoga classes on the beach and Grand Lawn, as well as an on-site bike rental service.
      • Complimentary beach loungers, umbrellas and towels
      • Beach food and beverage service
      • Private beach tents available for rent
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

      Business

        Number of meeting rooms4

        • Business center
        • Meeting rooms
        • Meeting and event planners available

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