Congress Hall

251 Beach AvenueCape May08204USA
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About Congress Hall

Congress Hall is a 19th Century building positioned on the beach in the Victorian district of Cape May. It offers views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Guestrooms include TVs with premium channels, complimentary Wi-Fi, free newspapers, telephones and premium bedding. Hairdryers and free designer toiletries can be found in the bathrooms.

This hotel features a full-service spa, fitness facilities and an outdoor pool with a seating area and umbrellas. There are private beach cabanas and sun loungers. The front desk is open 24-hours a day and there are conference facilities and laundry services available. Parking is free.

The Blue Pig Tavern serves breakfast, lunch and dinner using fresh produce. Tommy’s Folly Coffee Shop offers hot drinks and light snacks.

Congress Hall is under half a mile from Cape May Stage, Colonial House and Cape May City Hall. Cape May Point State Park is within two miles.


251 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ, 08204, USA
Telephone: +1(609)8848421 | Fax: +(609)8846567 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Bell service
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Direct beach access
  • Disco / Nightclub
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon
  • Body treatments
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Massage


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib
  • Childcare / Babysitting
  • Kids' playground
  • Organized activities for kids

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00

Positive Reviews

Old world charm

Congress Hall has a real historic charm to it. While it has been renovated and updated, it still retains a sense of its past and of its integrity. The ambience is lovely, whether you are spending time by the real wood fireplace, enjoying a drink in the Brown Room or just taking in the view, you'll feel relaxed.

A good location

The building is in an excellent position. It is within walking distance of downtown and the beach is just a few steps away. There are plenty of places to eat and drink not too far from here.

A good start to the day

The breakfast here is really good, with a decent selection of items from which to choose, all if which is really well presented and tasty.

Negative Reviews

Noise travels

Some of the soundproofing at this hotel isn't very good. You might hear what is going on in neighboring rooms or from people on the stairs. You might also be disturbed by the sounds of bottles being put into the bins and of people arriving at the property in the morning.

Watch your step

Congress Hall is a 19th Century building and therefore retains some of its quirks. Some of the floors have quite a big slope, might can be unsetttling. Also, a few of the bedrooms are rather on the small side.

Connection issues

You might struggle to get online from the comfort of your room as the signal doesn't quite seem to stretch to all corners of the hotel. If you have something important to do online, you may need to head to a public area.

Rating Overview

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8.7 out of 10 based on 1536 reviews