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Colonia, New Jersey
Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

My husband and I arrived on August 10th we where suppose to stay 3 nights. I previously had surgery and thought I would be up for the vacation. I got sick the first night. I tried to stick it out but by lunch time the next day I knew I had to go home. I told the front desk my...

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Harrison, New York
Reviewed 18 August 2014

I have been coming to cape May for 3 years. I have stayed at Congress Hall the last 2 years and just checked in today for the 3 rd year and would not consider staying anywhere else. The hotel has a unique charming feel to it as soon as you step in the front door. It is extremely family oriented...

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Reviewed 18 August 2014

I have been coming to the jersey shore for fifty years. There is no better hotel or location than Congress Hall. The rooms are great and the service has always been excellent. There is a comfortable feeling here. The Blue Pig provides delicious meals that are priced right. There are all the accommodations you need from the pool to the...

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Thank Paul G
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We had another great stay at congress hall. This is a place that just exudes old world charm with modern amenities. The ocean is just a stone's throw away, the sprawling lawn is well maintained and beautiful. The entire property is very pleasant and well appointed. The location is absolutely perfect for a stay in Cape May. The only draw...

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Thank Roma Z
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Congress Hall is a charming old hotel in the center of Cape May. The landscaping around the property is amazing, it reminded me of Longwood Gardens. We found the pool and beach service to be excellent. The staff was very friendly and attentive. It was great not having to bring all the beach stuff with us. We just walked down...

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1Thank BoydK0520
usa
Reviewed 13 August 2014

The Congress Hall and its sister properties provide great service in keeping with Cape may's historic character. Excellent pool and beach service is provided by an energetic, warm and friendly staff (Danny helped move my wife's umberella several times). Drinks on the veranda made a rainy day pass quickly. Tandem and surrey bike rentals were a blast. The sister hotel...

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1Thank skibeach19
Greenwich, Connecticut
Reviewed 9 August 2014

This hotel is definitely over-priced, but it does have a lot of amenities. In addition, the proprietor gets very defensive on tripadvisor. There are a few problems for the price. The keys are quaint, but they don't always work. There are rooms in very noisy areas. Getting stuck over the lobby/bar is a nightmare. Now here is the problem with...

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Just returned from a 4 night stay at Congress Hall. The property itself is very charming, the room was large and clean. We especially loved the rocking chairs on the veranda. There were lots of activities for both adults and children. We also enjoyed the spa and the beach service. However, for the price we expected better service. Arrived on...

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5Thank Carolyn P
Hoboken, New Jersey
Reviewed 5 August 2014

I know its a nice wedding venue. Hell I wanted to get married there. But in the summer there is a wedding every thursday, friday and saturday. So? Well the entire hotel gets monopolized by the wedding party. That means the nice quiet atmosphere in a retro shabby chic hotel is gone. The quiet cozy Brown Room hotel bar is...

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Freeport, New York
Reviewed 23 July 2014

I stayed at Congress Hall the week of July 16, 2014 with my husband and son and we had an amazing time. The staff was very friendly, great service and place is clean. The food and drinks were amazing. I definitely want to go back next summer.

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CHCapeMay, Vice President of Hotel Operations at Congress Hall, responded to this review

Dear Carolina M, Why wait until next summer?... We’re here year-round! Thank you for letting us know how much you and your husband enjoyed your visit with us. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Patrick Logue, VP of Operations, Cape Resorts

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Blue Pig Tavern
Blue Pig Tavern
Cuisines: American, Bar
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Congress Hall in Cape May is America's First and Oldest Seaside Resort Hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Congress Hall

Address: 200 Congress Place, Cape May, NJ 08204-5306
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Cape May
Price Range: $177 - $412 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Congress Hall 4*
Number of rooms: 106
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Congress Hall Cape May
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Cape May
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Cape May
#11 Romantic Hotel in Cape May
#12 Family Hotel in Cape May
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