Congress Hall

Rated 9.1 in 221 reviews. 106 rooms.


History buffs welcome: Congress Hall has overlooked the Atlantic Ocean, in the town of Cape May, New Jersey, for over 200 years. Once known as "The Summer White House," Congress Hall has been a welcome retreat to many throughout the centuries.

Known as America's first seaside resort, the historical 19th century hotel offers 106 guestrooms, including newly renovated Junior Suites, each one individually named for the U.S. presidents or dignitaries who spent their summers there. Each Junior Suite is filled with pieces modeled after American heritage furniture with antiqued brass hardware, plush bedding and hand-dyed linen.

Located in the center of New Jersey's Victorian District, there is never a dull moment with loads of activities within arm’s reach. Guests can relax in private cabana tents on the beach, or enjoy a relaxing and serene day at Sea Spa. Or, it’s a quick 5-minute stroll to West End Garage, a hall stocked with 50 little independent shops that make Cape May’s retail scene so unique.

Spa Facilities

  • Spa facilities
  • Neck massage
  • Foot massage
  • Head massage
  • Hand massage
  • Full body massage
  • Swimming pool
  • Beach
  • Fitness centre
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Massage
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor pool (seasonal)
  • Heated pool
  • Pool bar

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Recommended Nearby

A guide to great places near Congress Hall

  1. Congress Hall

    Dining at Blue Pig Tavern is a must for brunch or lunch. One of the best in town!

    3 m from hotel
    251 County Highway 604

  2. Brown Room Congress Hotel

    Jim the bartender makes this the best bar in Cape May!

    12 m from hotel
    Perry St

  3. Uncle Charley's Ice Cream

    I definitely recommend the Cotton Candy flavor - you won't regret it!

    72 m from hotel
    310 Washington St

  4. The Ebbitt Room

    Really great cocktail menu. We recommend the blood orange martini and cucumber saketini.

    152 m from hotel
    25 Jackson St

  5. Washington St. Mall

    I loved the shop called American West, it's fab!

    178 m from hotel
    401 Washington St

  6. Cape May Boardwalk

    Such a awesome place to spend a small vacation period. Great restaurants, nice beach.

    213 m from hotel

  7. Coffee Tyme

    Great coffee selection, especially the frozen variety... Perfect for those hot days on the sand.

    220 m from hotel
    315 Beach Ave

  8. Hotdog Tommy's

    Best and most unique hot dogs in Cape May!!!!

    227 m from hotel
    Jackson Street

  9. Cape May Peanut Butter Company

    Get used to peanut butter as it was meant to be. Not too creamy, like processed store brands, but bursting with flavor. Try the chocolate peanut butter. Really tasty!

    251 m from hotel
    516 Carpenter Ln

  10. Cape May Beach

    The Snowshoe Crabs are soooooo rude! Lol jk, really great beach!

    373 m from hotel
    1218 NJ-109

  11. Oyster Bay

    Chris never disappoints. And yes, get dessert, bananas foster cheesecake or creme brûlée rice pudding. Oh, the duck is delicious.

    445 m from hotel
    615 Lafayette St

  12. Cove Beach

    The best kept secret in NJ? May and September. The second best? Cove Beach.

    0.9 km from hotel