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The Chalfonte

301 Howard St., Cape May, NJ 08204
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25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

no TV/telephone, no AC, some bathrooms shared down the hallway, creaky floors. OK, its not the ritzcarlton, but the throwback to the 1920's high life on the beach is like being caught up inside of a Norman Rockwell Americana painting. We loved it. Sitting on the front porch in a rocking chair whittling away the afternoon and early evening is... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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45 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Totally old school. The staff is wonderful. You can bike to everything. Great place for a wedding:) can't wait to come back:) Thank you for a great weekend! Our best friends have been coming their whole lives - It was great to finally get to experience first hand wonderful Cape May:)

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1 Thank PollyMc3
Harrisburg PA
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I love staying here, as it is 1876 old! I love the fact that it has NO TV! Who needs that on vacation? They also have free beach chairs and umbrellas at the Howard St Beach from Stegers. I always call and ask for the traditional style room (you use a shared bathroom in hallway) and the rates are unbelievably... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This hotel is known for being old-fashioned in a good way. It has an old world charm about it. There are people who come back year after year. I stayed here several years ago and had a lovely time. Well, times have clearly changed, or we just had really bad luck. I stayed here with a friend of couple of... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Been a few years since I've eaten at the chalfont they now have Eastern European servers whereas a few yrs ago they were all Irish. The service was just as good as I remember. Fried chicken house specialty for over 100 years and special catfish both very good. They were pre fix 3 courses at 36.00 each with good shrimp... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

As for The Chalfonte...it's convenient. It's a couple short blocks to the beach and a few towards the strip of shops/restaurants in either direction. The room was not fully cleaned upon arrival - dirty towels in the bathroom, used soap in the shower. The walls are thin and you can hear everything around you. The hardwood reverberates the noise and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I've been going to the Chalfonte for over 25 years. So charming, so easy and so comfortable, I was concerned after the new owners took over that things would change. It seems a seamless transition has occurred. Friendly staff, friendly atmosphere and fabulous food continue as always as well as the King Edward Bar which makes the Chalfonte seem a... More 

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Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I have been coming to The Chalfonte for at least ten years. I love the fact that it takes me back to a simpler time, where just being there reading on the front porch is the best type of relaxing entertainment. I love it that there are not phones or TVs in the room, I can rent a more expensive... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Our family stayed at this hotel for a family reunion. It worked well for this in that we could all have the accommodations we required while being in the same building. The hotel is a short walk to the beach, the open-air mall, and other great places to visit. Family members often chose to walk places instead of move their... More 

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Cape May, New Jersey
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I have stayed at this hotel multiple times and have enjoyed it each time. Although the bathroom is oftentimes down the hall (for the less expensive accommodations), the bathrooms are clean. The cheapest rooms are very small, but they are cute and they have what you need. In addition, the cheapest rooms do not have air conditioning- this may sound... More 

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