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“Beautiful Hotel, Excellent Service, a wonderful gift!” 5 of 5 stars
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Congress Hall
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   200 Congress Place, Cape May, NJ 08204   |  
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“Beautiful Hotel, Excellent Service, a wonderful gift!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2004

After reading some of these reviews, I have to wonder if some of these people stayed at the same Congress Hall that I did. My wife and good friends arranged a weekend trip to celebrate my birthday. After a short drive down the Garden State Parkway, we pulled up to a magnificent old building with tall white collums. Size alone takes your breath away. The moment we arrived we were welcomed by two young men who opened our car doors for us and offered to take our bags. As we entered, we found the lobby to be pretty and inviting. At the front desk, we were again welcomed by two young ladies who were both polite and professional. Althoug it was only 11:00 am, (four hours before check in time) the clerks called housekeeping to ask if our rooms were ready. We were thrilled when both rooms were available!!! When we got to the rooms, we were pleasantly suprised. They were bright and airy, and spotlessly clean. The beds looked lovely with all white linens, down pillows and spreads. We soon found out that they are more comfortable than our own bed at home! Our room looked out across the lawn and pool area, past which is a beautiful view of the ocean. We went back down to the front desk to ask a few questions about things to do and places to eat and again the girls at the desk were wonderful. They took time to talk to us about resturants, tours and other things to do and even gave us a map which they highlighted for us with directions to everywhere we wanted to go. During the course of our stay, we were treated like kings and queens by everyone from the waiters in the Blue Pig resturant to the maintenance man who came to show us how to use our remote control. We saw at least two or maybe even three wedding receptions take place over the weekend in a large, beautifully decorated ballroom. The highlight of the weekend though, was a special birthday dinner that one of the girls at the desk arranged for me at the Washington Inn. Even though Congress Hall does have a concierge on staff, she took the time to make it a special occasion for us, ordering a birthday cake and everything. The age of the building makes it so charming and different from anywhere I have ever stayed. It is clean, obviouly well cared for and I found all of the staff to be very friendly, accomodating and well trained. It is difficult to find young people these days who display such graciousness and who really care about what they do. This is the case with the folks at Congress Hall. I would highly recomend this hotel to anyone planning a trip to Cape May!!

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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 Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#9 On the Beach Hotel in Cape May
#12 Family Hotel in Cape May
#14 Romantic Hotel in Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Congress Hall 4*
Number of rooms: 106
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