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Congress Hall

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   200 Congress Place, Cape May, NJ 08204
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Ranked #13 of 42 hotels in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and i needed a break from everything, so we went to Cape May for an overnight at Congress Hall. It was our first time staying here, but we have enjoyed many places in Cape May. Our room was on the 4th floor overlooking the Ocean. Bright Lime Green colored room that was awesome. Large bathroom (not huge) with... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have spent the past 20 anniversaries in Cape May. Two or three times at Congress Hall. Because our anniversary is Dec 12, we always arrive in the middle of the Christmas celebration. The hotel is exquisitely decorated for the season and has a very jovial atmosphere. The beds are the most comfortable I have slept in anywhere. The hotel... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I chose to come here in the Spring, right before it became really crowded. Still a popular spot. Well located, steps from the beach, adjacent to a bunch of cute shops and restaurants. Good service, lovely rooms. The only thing is that breakfast isn't included, but if you walk a few steps there are a bunch of restaurants where you... More

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Pennsylvania
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103 reviews 103 reviews
26 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've always wanted to stay at Congress Hall since the first time I visited Cape May. It is a beautiful, historical building with mostly everything you'd need all in one location. Restaurant, pub, bar, pool, close to everything including beach and shops. Unfortunately, a few things led me to rate this hotel average. This is mainly due to lack of... More

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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152 reviews 152 reviews
16 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is first class all the way. Glamorous, historic and classy. How anyone can give less than four stars is beyond me....I read so really bad reviews and just dont get it. Met and/or exceeded all expectations. Best place in cape may!

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Somerset, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful place. They have kept the history and still provide a hotel that feels luxurious, clean, and gives the guest a complete feeling of being well-cared for. The rooms were spacious, clean, cute, and I loved the aged tile and fixtures in the bath. I'm very fussy about beds/pillows/linens, and they were top-notch. The lounge was a great... More

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Warrington, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Congress Hall has graced the shores of Cape May since it's original introduction 1816 and reconstruction in 1879 due to a devasting fire which destroyed 38 acees along the seafront. It's halls whisper of the many guests such as John Philp Sousa, Ulysses S. Grant, Dranklin Pierce, James Buchanan, and President Benjamin Harrison who referred to the Hall as his... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We needed a weekend away and this place was fantastic! Luxurious but comfortable; the place was hopping even in the off-season and everything ran seamlessly. The staff is hard-working and friendly, the room was spotless clean, really nice bedding and furniture, and the grounds are charming. We also enjoyed our breakfasts at the blue pig and hope to come back... More

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Philadelphia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love that the hotel still has Victorian charm yet updated features. The rooms are elegant, and have hints of old character. You get what you pay for here- it buys you excellence! The staff is beyond courteous and accommodating. The bars on site are lively and fun, I recommend the brown room on piano night! The blue pig restaurant... More

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Ravenna, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A beautifully restored 19th century hotel with all the amenities of the 21st century. Architects did a bang up job, and resisted the temptation to go over the top with needless frufru. Wonderful spacious rooms and baths, decorated with just the right touch that makes them feel like authentic 19th cent spaces.We were here off season (March) so hard to... More

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Also Known As:
Congress Hall Hotel
Congress Hall Cape May
Address: 200 Congress Place, Cape May, NJ 08204
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Cape May
#11 Family Hotel in Cape May
#12 Romantic Hotel in Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Congress Hall 4*
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