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Congress Hall
Ranked #5 of 38 Hotels in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence
Aston, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
“Congress Hall is the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2012

Everything at Congress Hall is the best. From the staff, rooms, food, it is just wonderful. Won't stay anywhere else! Love the Brown Room. The food at the Blue Pig was delicious. Our hotel room was well-stocked w/many amenities. Very clean, roomy. Can't wait to go back!!!!! The location is great, just footsteps from the mall.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Pt. Pleasant
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

It was a beautiful old hotel with all the charm of the "good old days". We had a lovely room, quite large, with a very comfortable king-size bed, and a balcony overlooking the ocean.
The front desk staff was very friendly and informative with directions and recommendations.
Cocktails and dinner at the Blue Pig Tavern was a wonderful experience. Can't wait to return.

Room Tip: Select an oceanview room. See the sunrise over the ocean.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Philadelahia, PA
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1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

My husband and I took advantage of the Living Social, weekday deal in Feb. We were impressed w/ the food at the Blue Pig and when we complained we could not read the menu, b/c it was too dark, they were very accomodating and gave us reading lights. Our experience overall was very nice, but the room we stayed in on the 4th floor was supposed to be a queen size bed and it def was NOT. If you go, make sure you double ck w/ the desk that the room has a true queen size bed, not a double.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Montclair, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

Visited in the off-season just before Christmas and was very impressed with the place. It's an old building that has quaint charm yet it's very large, high ceilings, modern rooms and overlooks the ocean. We will definitely be back

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

My boyfriend and I took advantage of a Living Social deal at Congress Hall which included one night stay, discounts at the Blue Pig Tavern, Sea Spa, and the Ebbitt Room (located at a sister property). The hotel is charming and the rooms are decorated in fun (not tacky) beach colors (think Lily Pulitzer). I liked the historic character in the room and in the common areas. Staff is friendly; although the waitress in the Blue Pig couldn't understand the discount and $50 dining credit and there was not a hostess to be found to assist - a few bucks spent for a delicious breakfast in front a a raging fire was fine by me.

The Sea Spa is lovely. My massage therapist was Dana; I highly recommend her. And Kristy or Christy (ugh I can't remember!)at the reception desk was so very friendly and offered samples to try their products. Who doesn't LOVE samples?!?!

Only one complaint about the Living Social deal; we were not able to take advantage of the discount at the Ebbitt Room as it's only open on weekends and the deal was for weekday stay.

I highly recommend Congress Hall; its location is perfect, the hotel is charming, and staff is friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: Ask for the fourth floor ocean view; the lover rooms have obstructed views.
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Additional Information about Congress Hall

Property: Congress Hall
Address: 200 Congress Place, Cape May, NJ 08204-5306
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Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Cape May
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Cape May
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Cape May
#11 Romantic Hotel in Cape May
#12 Family Hotel in Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:4 star — Congress Hall 4*
Number of rooms: 106
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Congress Hall in Cape May is America's First and Oldest Seaside Resort Hotel. ... more   less 
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