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Overall, we had a fantastic Labor Day weekend in Cape May. There are a lot of positive things about this resort and while it is expensive, all hotels on the beach in cape may are expensive. What we loved is the historic charm of this hotel, it has all of the amenities that you need w/great location. The thing I was most impressed with was the focus they had on keeping people safe. Only those staying or with restaurant reservations can be onsite and all fellow visitors followed rules on mask wearing and social distancing. I felt safe all weekend. There are a few things that would have made our stay better and I think they are easy fixes that are consistent in their reviews so hopefully one more review pushes them over the edge of fixing these things. Besides the lovely pool attendant, the remainder of the staff is sub-par. The woman at the check in desk could use a serious lesson in customer service-she was simply rude and its unacceptable at the price point. The beach staff were more busy hanging out with each other then taking care of the guests. Don't order food at the beach-it takes well over an hour and is cold by the time it gets to you. I saw the bags come from the kitchen and sit in the beach shack for a while -the staff had no interest in getting that food to customers with any sort of timeliness. Additionally, the hotel needs some work-paint chipping, lightbulbs missing, trashcans overflowing, broken umbrellas, etc.

Ambiance, decorations, history, location, friendly n helpful staff.

Beautiful property. We will definitely be back! Great service and comfortable beds!

Great stay .. they have great set up for Xmas time

The hotel has so much to offer from the views, food, bar/lounges, pool, beach and so much more. The staff was very nice and attentive. The bed was one of the most comfortable beds we’ve ever slept in.

Went for my birthday, and I am so glad I did. It was an experience I will never forget, especially because my sister treated me and my mom for a 2 night stay. Will definitely stay there again.

We can’t say enough about how wonderful this hotel is! The facilities and staff are amazing. The hotel really caters to kids and adults alike. We can’t wait to return.

relaxing family getaway. convenient and laid back atmosphere! live music and kind staff. only con is the cost! hopefully will find a deal for next trip

This hotel was absolutely amazing. Having a very deep interest and former Chairman of the Historic Preservation Commission in Georgia, I was impressed with how much of the original decor had been preserved. If I could modify one thing it would be the bed - it was much to firm for me. Perhaps offering rooms with aofter mattresses for those of us who prefer them soft would be a great feature. The restaurant was fantastic - great atmosphere and food.

Everything was outstanding, the only drawback was the outdoor pool, which only opens for the summer season..

My first time visiting the area and I noticed most places are either motels or bed and breakfasts. I arrived late and they were able to check me in over the phone before hand. Also, plenty of parking for a place literally right next to the beach. Has an old timely feel to it, and very nice aesthetics. No problems that I could tell.

Congress Hall was amazing. The rooms were clean and beautiful. They were large and comfortable. The lobby was decorated for Christmas and the whole hotel looked as regal as it must have been 100 years ago. We felt honored to be there.

This old and charming hotel is truly beautiful but it needs sound proofing very badly! The rooms are extremely noisy. We were placed in a room with a lovely view of the sea. The room was connected through an internal door to another room. The insulation was so poor that you could hear every single noise through the door. The occupants of the room arrived late and we could not sleep for the whole time they kept talking. Mind there were just talking and laughing but we could here every single word.... The second night we asked for another room and this time it was better...There was no internal connecting door and the room next to ours was vacant. I guess we were fortunate it was April and the hotel was not very busy. They must sound-proof the internal doors..it will help... The restaurant in the hotel (The Blue Pig) is wonderful. We had breakfast and lunch and was truly an enjoyable culinary experience with excellent service.

We checked in a bit before official check in time, and because we were there for a wedding, really hoped for our room to be available so we could get ready. We only had to wait about 15 minutes. The room was really nice, big bathroom. Perfect location, as the wedding was in the same hotel. Bed was really comfortable, we had a king. Overall very nice.

Congress Place Cape May NJ

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Congress Hall places you next to Cape May Beach and Poverty Beach. This 4-star hotel welcomes guests with 107 rooms and conveniences like a full-service spa, free in-room WiFi, and free valet parking.


Dining

Enjoy dining at Blue Pig Tavern, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 1 PM.


Rooms

All 107 individually decorated rooms feature refrigerators, free newspapers, and safes. 32-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include phones and ironing boards.


Property features

Guests of Congress Hall enjoy a full-service spa, a nightclub, and a fitness center. If you plan to drive, free valet parking is available. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with concierge services and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this beach hotel include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a kids' club.

Room options

Room, 1 Queen Bed

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Queen Beds (Annex)

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Room, 2 Queen Beds (Town)

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed (Town Side)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Congress Hall

Everyone (14) Couples (36) Family (8) Friends (2) Other (1)
4
Everyone

By on Oct 28, 2020

4
Family with small children

Overall, we had a fantastic Labor Day weekend in Cape May. There are a lot of positive things about this resort and while it is expensive, all hotels on the beach in cape may are expensive. What we loved is the historic charm of this hotel, it has all of the amenities that you need w/great location. The thing I was most impressed with was the focus they had on keeping people safe. Only those staying or with restaurant reservations can be onsite and all fellow visitors followed rules on mask wearing and social distancing. I felt safe all weekend. There are a few things that would have made our stay better and I think they are easy fixes that are consistent in their reviews so hopefully one more review pushes them over the edge of fixing these things. Besides the lovely pool attendant, the remainder of the staff is sub-par. The woman at the check in desk could use a serious lesson in customer service-she was simply rude and its unacceptable at the price point. The beach staff were more busy hanging out with each other then taking care of the guests. Don't order food at the beach-it takes well over an hour and is cold by the time it gets to you. I saw the bags come from the kitchen and sit in the beach shack for a while -the staff had no interest in getting that food to customers with any sort of timeliness. Additionally, the hotel needs some work-paint chipping, lightbulbs missing, trashcans overflowing, broken umbrellas, etc.

By , from Philadelphia, Pa on Sep 8, 2020

5
Everyone

By on Jul 19, 2020

Review comment responded on Jul 21, 2020

Thank you for your review!

5
Everyone

By on Feb 17, 2020

5
Partner Couples

Ambiance, decorations, history, location, friendly n helpful staff.

By on Dec 25, 2019

5
Everyone

By on Dec 18, 2019

5
Family

Beautiful property. We will definitely be back! Great service and comfortable beds!

By on May 20, 2019

5
Everyone

Great stay .. they have great set up for Xmas time

By on Dec 7, 2018

5
Everyone

The hotel has so much to offer from the views, food, bar/lounges, pool, beach and so much more. The staff was very nice and attentive. The bed was one of the most comfortable beds we’ve ever slept in.

By , from Belleville, NJ on Nov 12, 2018

5
Everyone

By on Nov 9, 2018

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