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The Chalfonte

301 Howard St., Cape May, NJ 08204
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Ranked #29 of 42 hotels in Cape May
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
quietmanNY new jersey
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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new jersey
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120 reviews 120 reviews
27 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is my third time staying at the Chalfonte and probably the best experience. It has been a work in progress from almost abandoned to now, so it is understandable that every year it changes. I'll divide the review into segments: The room: This year we stayed in a room with a walk in shower and private toilet. Last room... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have been going to Cape May for the last twenty-five+ yrs and we stayed at the Chalfonte about twenty years ago. This time was better than last. The weather was perfect and the hotel looked fantastic. We love the porch and enjoyed it every night for cocktails. Our room was fantastic (had AC) but really didn't... More

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Annville, Pennsylvania, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Chalfonte has been my beach house for quick getaways to the shore 3 times so far this summer. My wife and I have stayed in all levels of rooms here, from the basic 'full bed, no A/C, bath down the hall' to the 'queen with ensuite bath and air'. I like 'em all. Be aware, this is NOT a... More

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New York City, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We spent 1 night over the weekend. Stayed in a queen room with ensuite bathrm - sink in rm. They had a ceiling fan - said there was ac but didn't really feel it in rm. It is a basic room - a bed ,bureau, table & an armchair. Would have liked more room. It would be nice to have... More

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Newark, DE
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

WE have a two night reservation and left before even staying one night. There was no lock on our room, there was a nearby door leading out to the street that had no lock. There was no air conditioning and the room was infected with sugar ants. The parking was impossible, the staff did nothing to alleviate our discomfort. We... More

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New York City, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

You can't go wrong!! If you absolutely need TV or Wifi then perhaps look elsewhere (we had neither here) but if you actually go for vacation then this hotel is a beautiful gem right in the heart of Cape May. The Chalfonte is only a few minutes walk from the beach, the bus station and the town mall! You could... More

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Dedham, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I stayed at the hotel for an event over the weekind. It is located very close to the beach but just far enough away that the summer crowds won't bother you. The hotel is old so the rooms are a lot smaller than modern hotels but that is part of the charm. I would definitely go back. The one drawback... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The Chalfonte hosted my daughter's wedding reception this past weekend, and I cannot imagine a more perfect or beautiful place for a wedding. Terry Carr, the wedding coordinator at the Chalfonte, was wonderful during every step of the planning process, and she made sure that every detail was perfect. The food was outstanding! Her service staff is exceptional. Terry Carr... More

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West Grove, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I reviewed the Chalfonte a while back based on our experience with a room in The Southern Quarters, which is a large converted house next door. I titled the review "Know What to Expect". This time we stayed in a "European Bath" room in the main hotel. The room was smallish, but still comfortable with plenty of storage space. Fans... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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67 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

A huge property for a B&B and a very lively place. Great place to stay when in Cape May. 2 blocks from the beach and walking distance to the square with many bars, restaurants close by. The Chalfonte, a historic building, has many rooms and though small, are very pretty. The lobby is a wonderful place to spend time with... More

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Address: 301 Howard St., Cape May, NJ 08204
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May
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#15 On the Beach Hotel in Cape May
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Established in 1876, The Historic Chalfonte Hotel is recognized as the oldest continuously operating hotel in Cape May, America's Original Seaside Resort. Situated just two blocks from the beach, The Chalfonte offers a unique seashore experience defined by warm, Southern-style hospitality and simplistic traditions. We cater to every budget with spacious suites, guest rooms with premium and European style baths, and traditional rooms with shared baths down the hall. Guest rooms feature crisp linens and cool seaside colors, and are free of televisions, telephones, and clock radios. Our nationally acclaimed Magnolia Room restaurant serves Southern-style fare with lovingly prepared family recipes and our King Edward Bar is famous for its classic cocktails and casual ambiance. Our guests continuously return from around the world to enjoy this very special destination. ... more   less 
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