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The Chalfonte

301 Howard St., Cape May, NJ 08204
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Ranked #30 of 42 hotels in Cape May
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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carmellahamiltonnj
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2009

We arrived at the hotel expecting something grand. Instead we thought we were in the movie The Shining with Jack Nickelson, it was so spooky and run down. The furniture on the downstairs level was so dirty, worn out and uncomfortable to sit in. It was just awful, we went after labor day and couldn't even get a cup of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2009

We spent 3 nights at the Chalfonte in honor of our anniversary. It was recommended by a friend. We stayed in a room that had a queen bed and a twin bed for my 7-year-old daughter. It had a brand new European bath, which means a walk-in shower. Our room was air conditioned and had a ceiling fan, which was... More

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2009

My family (spouse and 2 young children) very much enjoyed our first stay at the Chalfonte. The staff was friendly and accomodating, the food was delicous (we got the full meal plan) and the rooms were very clean. The hotel is a couple blocks to the beach, which is a pleasant walk past older homes. My husband and I enjoy... More

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Brigantine, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2009

I recently stayed at the Chalfonte with my Husband and 2 year old daughter. We had waited over 20 years to stay here and it was truly worth the wait. The Chalfonte has a lot of character and we love the history behind the Establishment. The room was comfortable including the bed and the forced AC. It also had a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2009

You have to be kidding me with this place!! Wife and I looked for hotels online to spend a nice night in Cape May when I found the website for the Chalfonte. The website is totally misleading, the rooms are the size of a shoe box (not kidding), and the place smells like a zoo. We checked into a room... More

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2009

The Chalfonte you must understand is not for anyone used to staying at the HOLIDAY INN. There is a mind set for those wishing to stay at the Chalfonte, which is now over 130 years old. The hotel has a legacy all it's own and a new committed owner who seeks to upgrade the hotel without sacrificing it's historical integrity... More

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princeton nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2009

A good friend and I took a "girls road trip" to Cape May and stayed a weekend at the Chalfonte Hotel. We found the hotel to be really lovely. Our room was furnished with two beds and a beautiful antique dresser. The bathroom had a modern shower, and our room was air-conditioned. The entire hotel is beautifully furnished and spotless.... More

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richmond
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2009

My wife and I stayed at the Chalfonte for one evening. The staff was most accommodating and helpful. The food was excellent. The charm of the hotel was a reat treat. The manager Dillon and staff (Andrew, Darren, and Jillene) were very professional. We will definitely return.

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Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2009

First the good stuff. The food is first class--the dinner is 4 star plus and the included breakfast is a solid deal. This however is the end of the good, and the beginning of the not so good. Firstly, the rooms are very shabby, i.e. no furnishings other than a wicker rocking chair. Our room, actually a suite (Rm 75... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2009

I guess I'd like to start off by saying I've written many reviews and have never written such a negative one. I'm not one of those people who enjoy complaining. However, I don't have anything positive to say about this hotel! Upon arriving, we discovered they have no parking lot. So we had to drive around for 25 minutes looking... 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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The Chalfonte Hotel Cape May
Chalfonte Cape May
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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Cape May
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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