We stayed at this hotel for a few nights to get away and enjoy Cape May. The hotel is lovely, lots of charm, wonderful staff, housekeeping great. We enjoyed the old style feel of the hotel for sure and found the amenities to be very nice - including the newly renovated spa which is top notch.
Two big negatives - huge groups of very loud hotel goers. It seemed everywhere we went - the pool, the lobby, lounge, there were really loud and obnoxious groups and loads of screaming, ill-behaved kids. Don't know if this is normal, but I would certainly not call it relaxing - especially if you are trying to get a few days away or have a romantic stay. Even the "adult only pool" which is tiny by the way, had kids all around it - toes in.
The beach staff was great and the beach (across the street) was very pretty, but, again - loud as could be and crammed with people. Yelling, carrying on. Relaxing it was not except first thing in the morning and late afternoon.
All and all a pretty, well-staffed hotel, but in high-season, not so great in the relaxing, resort feel that usually comes with the $. And the "fitness center" had 3 or so machines in what amounted to a large "closet." Better off taking a walk on the beach.
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- Congress Hall in Cape May is America's First and Oldest Seaside Resort Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Congress Hall Cape May