Upon arrival I had to search for someone who could check me in...there wasn't anyone at the desk. Granted, it may have been their first wedding of the season, but not an excuse. That evening was somewhat chilly, and there is no heat there..OK, but neither were there any blankets on the beds or anywhere in the room! We froze all night, thus getting no sleep! At one point I got up and put on my jacket, but even that wasn't enough to keep me warm. The one TV in the entire hotel didn't work or wasn't yet set up. The meal at the wedding was so-so. My filet was fine, but the crab cake left much to be desired, and they were apparently short on help as no one bothered to open the champagne for a toast until after dinner, and apparently one of the cakes brought by the bride's family wasn't even put on the cake table. All in all, while it was pretty with it's Victorian look, that's not enough to make me even consider returning to this place. Baffles me as to how it got to be a favorite wedding destination, other than its looks for pictures and ambience.The restaurant and bar weren't open yet, so no idea how that is. We wished we had booked a B&B, but thought it would be nice to stay where the wedding would be held.Poor choice...
- 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
- Also Known As:
- The Chalfonte Hotel Cape May
- Chalfonte Cape May
- Chalfonte Hotel Cape May