Congress Hall

200 Congress Place, Cape May, NJ 08204, United States
+1 609 884 8421

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based on 319 reviews
Congress Hall - Cape May, NJ, United States
Fri 10/23
Sat 10/24
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Provider Nightly total R2 837
R2 884
TripAdvisor R2 950

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Value for money


Distance to city centre

1,6 km

Location rating


Nearest airport

Atlantic City

Distance to airport

65,8 km


Fri 10/23
Sat 10/24

Standard rooms

R2 837+

Bed type
Nightly base price
Twin bed
R2 837 per night
R11 609 per night

King rooms

R5 236+

Bed type
Nightly base price
King bed
R5 236 per night
King bed
R5 236 per night
King bed
R6 454 per night
King bed
R7 721 per night
King bed
R8 695 per night
King bed
R8 695 per night
R9 413 per night
King bed
R9 440 per night
King bed
R11 969 per night

Deluxe rooms

R8 286+

Bed type
Nightly base price
R8 286 per night
R8 609 per night
R9 130 per night
R9 130 per night
King bed
R10 934 per night
R10 954 per night
King bed
R11 052 per night

Queen rooms

R2 884+

Bed type
Nightly base price
Queen bed
R2 884 per night
Queen bed
R3 095 per night
Queen bed
R3 095 per night
Queen bed
R3 257 per night
Queen bed
R3 299 per night
Queen bed
R3 315 per night
Queen bed
R3 353 per night
Queen bed
R3 484 per night
Queen bed
R4 652 per night
Queen bed
R6 854 per night
Queen bed
R7 594 per night
R8 488 per night




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room small in 159 reviews
friendly staff in 92 reviews
comfortable beds in 59 reviews
ocean view in 53 reviews
bathroom door in 40 reviews
coffee maker in 35 reviews
bar area in 31 reviews
super comfy in 28 reviews
cape in 20 reviews
congress hall in 20 reviews
close to shopping in 14 reviews
beautifully decorated for christmas in 13 reviews
old building in 13 reviews
coffee shop in 9 reviews
chipping and peeling in 3 reviews
staff was friendly in 2 reviews
  • Excellent
    Jan 2020

    Over many occasions, I witnessed the staff going above and beyond expectations of guests. From making sure all the rocking chairs lined up to providing excellent cocktail service, it is clear that the whole staff is trained and believes in great customer service.

    The hotel and grounds were top shelf. Nothing could have been better at Congress Hall. Cape May in January is understandable quiet; which is quite nice. However, many if not most the restaurants and businesses are closed.

  • Excellent
    Jan 2017

    Love it!

    Everyone was incredibly kind and welcoming. Our trip was very brief, and we returned to the hotel around 11pm, following the event we had travelled to attend. My daughter had been fighting a cold and wanted some hot tea to soothe her throat. There are no microwaves or coffee makers in the room, and the Blue Pig was closed. However, a woman was doing the bookkeeping and we asked if was possible to get tea. She went to the back and made a cup for my daughter. I offered to pay or bill it to the room, and she said not to worry about it. Also, the valet service is so convenient and sanity saving, even in the off season.

    The fitness center is probably one of the least used amenities in any hotel, so the offerings aren't very robust. This holds true here as well. Two treadmills, an elliptical, a bike, and a bench with a rack of hand weights. My advice, pack a resistance band to beef up your options. It takes less space in your luggage than sock.

  • Excellent
    Jan 2017

    A nice night!

    The whole Christmas atmosphere. The hotel looked awesome!

    That was raining the next day! Other than that it was a good stay!

  • Excellent
    Feb 2015

    Celebrated my 50th Birthday with wife & friends. Awesome!

    The Bouler Room was closed Saturday Night :(

  • Good
    Nov 2010

    location,location,location--great room great view prime location in Cape May--quiet and comfy--nice seaside air in windows that actually open

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Known as America’s first seaside hotel, Congress Hall in Cape May has received many accolades since it was built in 1816. The resort has been named New Jersey’s best hotel by Travel + Leisure readers, and is also considered one of the top hotels in the Northeast by Condé Nast Traveler.

Congress Hall is part of the Cape May National Historic District and is situated just a 3-minute walk from the beach. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the resort was once known as "The Summer White House", and continues to be a welcome retreat for travelers today.

This historical hotel offers guestrooms and suites, including newly renovated junior suites named after U.S. presidents, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Ulysses S. Grant, and Benjamin Harrison, who all summered at Congress Hall while in office. These suites feature American heritage furniture and plush bedding.

The resort offers plenty of dining options for guests. Blue Pig Tavern is a favorite of locals and guests. It serves classic American cuisine. Other on-site restaurants include a pizzeria, a coffee shop, in-room dining, and a bar and lounge with live piano music.

Built by Thomas Hughes in the 19th century, the wooden seaside resort took up an entire city block, earning its original name of The Big House. The name changed to Congress Hall in 1828 when Hughes was elected to the House of Representatives. After burning to the ground in Cape May's Great Fire of 1878, it was rebuilt in brick within a year. A large-scale restoration began in 1995 and was completed in 2002.

Guests can relax in a private beach cabana, lounge by the pool, or enjoy a day at the on-site spa. A day can also be spent exploring the area by bike, seeing the Victorian architecture in the neighborhood, or participating in an exercise class on the beach.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

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Fitness centre
Free Wi-Fi
Disabled access
ATM on-site
Concierge service
Gift shop
Laundry service
Room service
Outdoor pool
No smoking
Coffee shop
24-hour front desk
Night club
Babysitting/child care services (surcharge)
Pets not allowed
Free parking
Free valet parking
Wedding services
Toilet paper
Daily housekeeping
Beach towels
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Cable or satellite TV

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Most popular landmarks

  • Washington Street Mall 240 m
  • Easy Lynne Theater Company 261 m
  • Cape May Stage 361 m
  • Cape May City Hall 0,5 km
  • Colonial House 0,6 km
  • Cape May Convention Hall 0,6 km

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