This was our third stay at Congress Hall and although it was enjoyable, we may not return.
There are many positives to mention. The pool is great. The location is unbeatable. The Blue Pig Restaurant never disappoints. The lobby and lounges are lovely.
However, at $450 per night, some things must be changed. The rooms are plain, nothing special. The furnishings are atrocious. The one dresser in the room was an antique, and not in a good way. We had to fight with the drawers every time we needed a piece of clothing. The sink in the bathroom was the right size for my 9 year old, but was a disaster for my 6'2 husband. Even I, at 5'2 , was hitting my head on the poorly placed shelf above it. And, the only mirror in the room was a strange deco-style, very tiny and placed so high above the dresser that only my husband could see his reflection. ( I have never before been in a hotel room without a full-length mirror.)
In addition, the place is not very clean. Wet towels left on doorknobs to dry, were never removed by housekeeping. The room was not vacuumed once during our stay. And the stairwell we used to go up and down was accumulating debris by the day. A pretzel on the steps when we arrived was still there when we departed, joined by gum wrappers, sand and other assorted crumbs.
That said, we had a very nice time, but the afore mentioned complaints should not be the case in a $450 a night hotel.
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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:
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