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"We really enjoyed our stay at the Congress Hall. The place is beautiful and historic. It has a feeling of comfort and grandeur. The location is terrif ... " More

By DoninNYC, from New York, NY on Mon 07 Feb 2011

Hotel Description

4-star beach hotel near Sunset Beach

Steps from the beach

You'll find Cape May Lighthouse and Sunset Beach within 3 miles (5 km) of this Cape May hotel. Cape May Beach and Poverty Beach are also within half a mile (1 km).

Full-service spa, outdoor pool

This Victorian hotel features a full-service spa, a nightclub, and 2 restaurants. Relax with beach cabanas, sun loungers, and beach umbrellas. Family-friendly amenities include a children's club and supervised childcare.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

The 107 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and room service. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include refrigerators and premium bedding.

Room, 1 Queen Bed, View (Annex)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$159* Per night/room Oct 22 - Oct 23

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, View (Town)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, View (Town)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Congress Hall ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Congress Hall

Everyone (2)
4 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 3, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on May 15, 2019

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4 out of 5

Great historic hotel, great location

Pros: Close restaurants
We really enjoyed our stay at the Congress Hall. The place is beautiful and historic. It has a feeling of comfort and grandeur. The location is terrific--right on the beach and next to the main commercial walking mall. The Blue Pig restaurant (on the first floor of the hotel) was very enjoyable. Our kids really liked roaming around the hotel and its grounds. We'd stay at the Congress Hall again.

Posted by , from New York, NY on Feb 7, 2011

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3 out of 5

Neice's Wedding

For price it was not worth it. People were nice, place was clean, good free parking. But room had double bed which was a bit small for us, it weas a handicapped room which was a surprize, there was little room to empty suitcases..no chest, just shelves.

Posted by on Jun 12, 2010

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5 out of 5

An absolute delight

Like stepping back into a more genteel era. Beautiful building and grounds, enormous veranda with rocking chairs, lawn bowling and croquet, two pools (one adults only), on-beach lunch service, two lounges, twice-daily maid service. Right across the street from the beach. Expensive, but well worth it for a special treat. Ideal for romantic getaway or girlfriends' weekend.

Posted by on Jul 17, 2008

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1 out of 5

The worst ever!

Filthy room, 2nd room stunk of bleach, they deducted payment upon making the reservation & then also when we check in. Manager could care less about our complaints. He offered a gift certificate for later but this place is not worth staying for free!

Posted by on Nov 17, 2006

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1 out of 5

Congress Hall of Shame

We stayed last year and enjoyed it, but only after being given a room after attempts were made to give us rooms which had wet carpets and leaky ceilings. This year we said no wet rooms. However, that's what we got. We were told they had no options. They knew the room was faulty as I overheard them say others had rejected it that day as well. We were given nothing but a refund and a half hearted ""I fear we may have lost you as a customer"" apology. They should have called and saved us a 4 hour trip. I vote nay to Congress Hall.

Posted by on Sep 5, 2006

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5 out of 5

Wonderful getaway

The rooms are beautiful & spotless, the staff superb, and the setting gorgious. No better place to celebrate our 10th anniversary. We'll be back!!!!!! PS- We ate almost all our meals at the hotel restaurant The Blue Pig- so good there was no reason to go elsewhere.

Posted by on Aug 30, 2006

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4 out of 5

Mixed impressions

The renovation to the common areas is beautiful. The rooms, however, leave something to be desired - large enough but a little short on comfort. For the price, I had hoped for more. Restaurant is nothing special - eat elsewhere. The pool however is terrific and the proximity to the beach is ideal. Alternatively, the staff is not particularly helpful or well-informed.

Posted by on Aug 8, 2006

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5 out of 5

They should call this lace PERFECT!

Best hotel in the most PERFECT place in the world.. Charming, clean and friendly town..sprinkle my ashes over Cape May- I wanna be there forever!

Posted by on Aug 2, 2006

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Property Features

Spend the day at the beach and work on your tan in the sun loungers (chaise longues) or kick back in the shade with cabanas (surcharge) and umbrellas. Pamper yourself with a treatment at the full-service spa and enjoy amenities at Congress Hall like an outdoor pool and a fitness center. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 3 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. Public spaces have free WiFi. Self parking and valet parking are free. This 4-star Cape May hotel is smoke free.

  • 107 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 3 bars or lounges
  • Built in 1816
  • Nightclub
  • Bar by the pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Cabanas on the beach (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free valet parking

Transport

  • Airport: Atlantic City, NJ (ACY-Atlantic City Intl.) (70 km / 43.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free valet parking and self parking

Room Amenities

Congress Hall offers 107 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. This Cape May hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 1 PM.

Blue Pig Tavern - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Beach yoga on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Spa Services

Congress Hall Sea Spa has massage/treatment rooms. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa; other services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, and reflexology.

The spa is open daily.

  • Massages on beach
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Reflexology
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 11 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 25 per day.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Long-term renters welcome. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Additional fees will apply for smoking in guest rooms or for damages to guest rooms. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Long-term renters welcome.

  • Long-term renters welcome
  • Debit cards
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: 5 percent of room rate

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 15 and USD 30 per person (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 25 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Congress Hall
  • Congress Hall Cape May
  • Congress Hall Hotel
  • Congress Hall Hotel Cape May
  • Hall Congress
  • Congress Hall Hotel
  • Congress Hall Cape May
  • Congress Hall Hotel Cape May

You should know

  • The seasonal pool will open in May and close in October.
  • Pool access available from 8 AM to 6:00 PM.
  • Up to 2 children 11 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
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