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The Chalfonte

301 Howard St., Cape May, NJ 08204
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Ranked #23 of 42 Hotels in Cape May
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
eTADDS Southwick, Massachusetts
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Southwick, Massachusetts
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place to decompress during the off season. My wife and I went there last October.... stayed in the House (southern quarters) not the Hotel.. had the place to ourselves... weather was in the 50s Beaches were still great.. quiet without the crowds.. Victorian Charm wasn't over bearing...price was very good.... Close to the mall and restaurants... rented... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I got married this past September BC like others have said, it's like stepping back in time. I loved the simplicity of it. We chose to have our ceremony out in their garden. They provided no chairs or anything at all really. Which granted, we knew beforehand but I thought the wedding coordinator, Terry would at least... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Have been coming here for over 50 years and it is a wonderful place. Filled with tradition. Close to the beaches -- an easy walk. Close to the Boardwalk for a stroll in the evening. It is a legendary place in Cape May and a real joy to stay in.

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South River, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Although we stayed at The Southern Quarters which is separate from the hotel it was nice. The location was great, situated between the beach and the Mall makes walking everywhere very easy. The bathroom had a claw foot tub was more of a novelty then practical. Great weekend getaway for the off season price!

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Oley, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

...and could not have chosen a more perfect spot! The Chalfonte is like stepping back in time and was more than we could have asked for! A last minute trip found limited choices for us, so we booked this Grand Old Dame as it was our only choice. Who knew that this fabulous hotel would be such a charm. The... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Once you step inside this nearly 140 year old hotel/restaurant, you'll immediately realize that, if you've come just for dinner, perhaps you should attempt to book a room and stay the night as well. Which, I would imagine might be fairly difficult during peak summer months - but worth inquiring about. The Magnolia Room dining experience has to be experienced... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

What a wonderful experience this turned out to be. When you live close to the highway it is a real treat to sleep with the windows open on a quiet street!! The horse drawn carriages went by several times. The staff is lovely and the am buffet was great. Loved the old style of the hotel. It was neat and... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I have spent many years traveling to South Jersey and exploring all of the beach towns. Cape May is by far my absolute favorite (any time of the year!) My favorite place to stay is the Chalfonte Hotel. The hotel offers a variety of accommodations for varying budgets. I personally prefer the Southern Quarters; it is the cottage located next... More 

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Summit, New Jersey, USA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A little challenging finding parking on a Summer weekend, and no elevator, but rooms were decent sized. Our bathroom was small and a little difficult to maneuver in. Floors everywhere are slanted, giving an "am I still drunk?" feeling! We had a corner room with a balcony, which was nice, but people were standing outside our window talking at 8... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My family and I have been coming to Cape May most of our lives. Second only to my grandmother's house, the Chalfonte embodies, to me, what a true Cape May vacation should be. We usually choose a room with a shared bath down the hall, which works perfectly for us. Showers are always in the outdoor shower (when was the... More 

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