Congress Hall Hotel - Cape May

251 Beach Avenue, Cape May, United States, 08204  show map
 4 stars
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Congress Hall Hotel - Cape May

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Coffee shop

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

Spa & wellness center

Editorial review:

Congress Hall is a small property with four suites and 16 additional sleeping rooms. All of the sleeping rooms have been recently renovated, but it is the restaurant that makes this hotel a sought after get away spot. The décor is antique and very romantic. The restaurant is one of top dining spots in all of New Jersey. If you are a looking for romantic vacation, this is a great place where you can escape and find world-class service combined with the finest amenities. You will have a chance to relive the luxury of a time gone by that hearkens back to an era synonymous with style and elegance in a historic hotel.

Overview

Featuring free parking and a golf course, Congress Hall Hotel provides 108 rooms with a stunning view of the ocean. Founded in 1879, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2002.

This hotel is situated 1300 meters away from Emlen Physick Estate and Cape May Lighthouse. Set within a 20-minute walking distance from Cape May city center.

Shops and a mall are minutes away from the hotel.

The venue is notable for the ideal location within a 70-minute drive to Atlantic City Intl airport.

Rooms

Congress Hall is a charming hotel of 4 floors featuring inviting rooms including annex queen room, wing queen room and king room. The property offers views of the Atlantic Ocean from the rooms. These rooms have carpet floor and antique furniture.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is available from 07:30 till 11:00. The onsite restaurant specializes in local cuisine. Offering various dining options, Bliss Organic Ice Cream and Tisha's are about 5-minute walk away.

A american breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

Guests can rent bicycles to explore the local area.

Relax

The hotel provides massage and facials for guests to relax and rejuvenate.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   108.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Coffee shop

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • Room service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Paid kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Night club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • City view
  • Ocean view

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Dressing area
  • Turndown service
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator on request

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 2 may stay at the price of USD 15 per person per night in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Congress Hall Hotel - Cape May Cape May location
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Hotel Address:

251 Beach Avenue, Cape May, United States, 08204

Get directions
City Center
  • Cape May
    1.7 km
Airports
  • Atlantic City Intl (ACY)
    65.8 km
  • Wicomico Regional (SBY)
    83.2 km
Restaurants
  • Blue Pig Tavern (cuisine: American)
    20 m
  • Tisha's (cuisine: American)
    100 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    108

Rooms and availability

Congress Hall photos Exterior Hotel information
Queen Room
City view
  • Room size:

    19 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Double beds, 1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Wing Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds, 1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
  • Dining:Mini-bar
Congress Hall photos Exterior Hotel information
King Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Media:TV
  • Radio
Congress Hall photos Exterior Hotel information
Annex Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Double beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Media:TV
  • Radio

Congress Hall Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center1.6 km
  • Historic Cold Spring Village4.1 km

Convention centers

  • Cape May Convention Hall500 m

Amusement

  • Family Fun Arcade5.8 km
  • Victorian Arcade6.2 km

Monuments and Landmarks

  • The Colonial House500 m
  • Cape Island Marina2.7 km
  • Cape May Lighthouse3.1 km
  • Cape May Lighthouse3.3 km
  • Cape May Bird Observatory3.5 km

Museums

  • Center For Community Arts500 m
  • Mid Atlantic Ctr For the Arts1.1 km
  • Emlen Physick Estate1.2 km
  • Greater Cape May Historic Soc2.6 km

Parks

  • Cape May Point State Park3.3 km
  • Cape May Recreation Dept5.8 km

Halls

  • Town Bank Fire Hall6.3 km

Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

  • Nature Center of Cape May2.6 km

Military facilities

  • CG Training Center Cape May3.0 km

Local attractions

  • Nature Center of Cape May2.6 km
    1600 Delaware Ave, Cape May
  • Historic Cold Spring Village5.1 km
    720 Route 9, Cape May
  • Forgotten Warriors8.2 km
    529 Forrestal Rd, Rio Grande
  • Poverty Beach2.6 km
    Cape May, NJ
  • Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum8.2 km
    500 Forrestal Road, Cape May

Near the hotel

  • Emlen Physick Estate1.3 km
    1048 Washington St., Cape May

    Restaurants nearby

    • Blue Pig Tavern20 m

      Address: Congress Place and Perry Str.
      Phone: 609-884-8422

      56% likes this, based on 389 reviews
      Cuisine: American
      Price Range: GBP 14 - GBP 29

    • Cucina Rosa50 m

      Address: 301 Washington St
      Phone: 609-898-9800

      75% likes this, based on 223 reviews
      Cuisine: Italian

    • Bliss Organic Ice Cream40 m

      Address: 326 Carpenter's Lane

      83% likes this, based on 36 reviews

    • Tisha's100 m

      Address: 322 Washington Street Mall
      Phone: 609-884-9119

      70% likes this, based on 551 reviews
      Cuisine: American
      Price Range: GBP 15 - GBP 19

    • Magic Brain Cafe40 m

      Address: 31 Perry Street
      Phone: 6098848188

      81% likes this, based on 40 reviews

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of floors:
      4
    • Number of rooms:
      108
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    Congress Hall Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Congress Hall

    Average guest rating

    7.6out of 10
    Fabulous
    Based on 10 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Family with children
      5.8

      The proximity to the beach and various popular Cape May activities was great.

      The staff was lacking in customer service. From the front desk person who didn't take his eyes off something on the desk in front of him instead of looking at customers and being friendly. I didn't realize he was there to check people in since he never indicated such, seemed too busy with something on the desk. The valets who twice during my stay asked(I.E. Told me), "you don't need help with your bags do you?". I also had a problem with staff using the same 2 elevators guests use. Good luck to you if you were waiting for the elevator behind staff pushing one of their huge carts. Also, the "Ocean View" was a joke. I plan on posting pics and a review on another site. It was obstructed by a window a/c and a roof below, not at all worth the money!

    • Couple
      10.0

      Beautiful accommodations in the heart of historic Cape May. Very romantic. Great ocean views. Wonderful food/service

      Wedding held 2 floors down very load and readily heard. Nice violin music though

    • Older travelers
      8.8

      not a lot of traffic in the wintr time---bet that it jumps in the summer

    • Older travelers
      9.2

      Wonderful, friendly, accomodating staff. Great location. Comfortable beds and pillows.

      The room could have been vacummed better along the edges. (Found a soda cap and candy wrappers around the edges of the room.)

    • Older travelers
      9.2

      I love the location and it's historic ambiance. Best in Cape May.

    • Older travelers
      6.4

      Pool and beach access and accomodations were great

      Not a lot of value for price other than location. Room was small with full size bed that we did not think we booked. First days we received bottled water in the room which was a nice touch then last few days we did not. No coffee maker in room.

    • Older travelers
      9.6

      very friendly helpful staff

      paper cups in coffee shop,no comfy chairs in room

    • Group of friends
      10.0

      Location is excellent and the breakfast in the Blue Pig Tavern was really good. Everything looked great and the Boiler Room Friday night was a blast! It's so good to see Congress Hall the focus of social life in Cape May again.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Congress Hall Hotel - Cape May Cape May location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    251 Beach Avenue, Cape May, United States, 08204

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Cape May
      1.7 km
    Airports
    • Atlantic City Intl (ACY)
      65.8 km
    • Wicomico Regional (SBY)
      83.2 km
    Restaurants
    • Blue Pig Tavern (cuisine: American)
      20 m
    • Tisha's (cuisine: American)
      100 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of floors:
      4
    • Number of rooms:
      108