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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
mizdiva Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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103 reviews 103 reviews
26 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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149 reviews 149 reviews
16 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 4 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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Kennett Square, PA USA
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100 reviews 100 reviews
35 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a delightful, beautiful and luxurious hotel! We spent 2 nights here thanks to a TravelZoo promotion. Our room on the fourth floor was gorgeous with a view of the ocean (even from the bed)! The linens and mattress were luxurious and comfy! We really enjoyed relaxing on the large cushioned window seat overlooking the Atlantic! :) The bathroom had... More

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Our stay at Congress Hall over Valentine's Day Weekend was a bit disappointing. We were booking two rooms and called on the phone to do so. My first surprise was their requiring a 50% of the stay as a deposit. I am accustomed to deposits equaling the first nights stay, but 50% of the whole stay I thought was a... More

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CHCapeMay, Manager at Congress Hall, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments, we value all feedback in order to improve our services. While our deposit and cancellation policy may be different from other hotel companies, most resort hotels will typically enforce a stricter advance deposit policy since they are a destination property. We do our best to make that clear when we have new bookings... 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
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:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Cape May
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Cape May
#12 Family Hotel in Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Congress Hall 4*
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