"Overnight in Cape May"
Welcoming helpful staff, clean beautiful room. It is pricey so I think at least complimentary coffee in the morning would be nice ... paper by the door was good ! It was a gorgeous day and Congress Hall was a class place to stay !Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Space to Be In"
We enjoyed the hotel and all the wonderful seating areas. The Blue Pig Tavern, however, was a BIG disappointment which we learned on the first day. The hotel staff couldn't have been more pleasant. For the money, I'm a little surprised there isn't continental breakfast, or at least a coffee bar. But overall we enjoyed our stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"I'd Stay Again"
Very nice hotel with very nice lounge and restaurant in the hotel. Nice area. Nice that the hotel includes many things that others charge for: parking, wifi Internet, beach chairs/umbrellas.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great historical hotel"
If you like historical buildings and the beach, you'll love this one. And the town of cape may is so charming. I will certainly return.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent Old World Hotel with Modern Amenities"
The hotel is in excellent condition and has a wonderful old world feel with modern amenities and service. Restaurant was great and piano bar was too. Rooms are very spacious with high ceilings. And right across the street from the beach.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Many benefits but a few deficiencies."
For the price it should include breakfast, a room refridgerator, and hot water in your room. It had much and professional personal service through their pleasant staff. The conscierge service at the beach was unique and convenient but very costly, the food was very good. The hotel is very historical and renovated very well. Enjoyed the piano bar and […] nightclub. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"close to all-neighborhood staple"
great time, great locationGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice to have a resort feel despite still being in NJGenuine Expedia guest review
"White glove service-well maintained hotel"
One night stay-- hotel includes Caribbean vaca type beach service, manicured lawn with rocking chairs and lounge chairs, restaurant is excellent, and the rooms are spotless and bright. Valet car parking included.Genuine Expedia guest review
"fun place for families"
Historic hotel that has been renovated. Great food at the Blue Pig restaurant. Pool could use updating. Small. Fabulous services on the beach. great location in town. My opinion. .. they should offer free bike rental.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent Except No Wireless"
This is the second time I've stayed at Congress Hall. As was the case last year, I was unable to access the internet during my visit. For folks like me who have to telecommute even on vacation, this is a big problem. The front desk was friendly but not helpful. They were polite and went through the motions of diagnosing the problem, but essentially, […] they didn't know what they were doing. No tech savvy staff = no wireless connection. Excepting that one snag, the rest of the stay was excellent and wonderful. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautifully restored jewel by the ocean"
Short stay the weekend prior to Mother's Day. Beautifully restored! The room was lovely! The bathroom spacious and I loved the samples of the Aveda products. From the staff at the front desk, to the courteous valet, to housekeeping, nothing was ever a problem. The workers take great pride in their jobs and it shows! We were served appetizers and drinks […] by the cozy fire . Please don't forget to try the rocking chairs on the Veranda! The Tommy's Folly Shop inside the hotel had some wonderful merchandise, everything from soup to gourmet coffees to souvenirs to remember your visit. The hotel is located so close to all of the shops in the pedestrian area! The next time we will treat ourselves to the Spa. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The Hotel is very nice, the history is facinating. I have to say however the room was not exactly what I had expected. When booking with Expedia, I believe you get the less desireable rooms due to the cost saving. I've found this to be true at other locations. I realize this is a very old Hotel with a lot of settling, but my room had a 4 inch slope […] from wall to center of the room, bath water was much higher at one end etc. The wine glasses were dusty. I looked at the other rooms on the floor and none were as bad as mine, rooms should not be rented in this condition. I believe I would have gotten a much better room if I was paying full rate. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Place was great overall. In April not very crowded, asked for an upgrade to an ocean view room. Desk wanted to charge me an extra forty dollars for the upgrade. I declined, thought that was kind of cheesy seeing how they weren't booked solid. Spent the forty at Cubana's bar around the corner at happy hour instead.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not great ocean views"
Overall, I think this hotel was great. The location was amazing. We didn't need our car at all. The hotel was very clean and comfortable, the restaurant was very good, and the service was great. We paid extra for ocean views and were very disappointed. If you looked out your window you saw only grass and another hotel. The only way to see the ocean […] was to look left. It was not worth the upgrade and would have been better labeled "partial ocean views". Overall, great! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great for all ages"
Well kept older hotel. Good Restaurant and coctail lounge. Easy walk to most placesGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice quaint hotel , fun lobby bar"
Rooms need updating. My room was in middle of hallway and noisy from bar downstairs . Great location and good restaurant .Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"In a charming area"
There is an obvious "old-world" elegance to CONGRESS HALL that might not suit everybody's taste. It's not "dowdy" (yet), but if it is allowed to carry on as is, this classic hotel could fall out of favor in a couple of years. We enjoyed our quaint but spacious room, with its small bay window looking out on the grounds and the shoreline. In fact, the […] window has a large inside ledge that my wife curled up on. She started reading, but the warm sun soon had her dozing. I immediately noticed that our room's floor was not level (it inclined slightly toward the hallway), but we found that "cute." And in a historic building, one should expect a few quirks. The room was clean, the bathroom was nice, and breakfast at CONGRESS HALL is truly something to look forward to. All in all, we will return for another quick rejuvenation! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Vedry nice historic hotel. Clean! Breakfast in blue pig was good but $3.50 for coffee is too muchGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable cozy friendly"
A must see.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"congress hall hotel"
Really nice place just a bit pricy. Friendly staff. Clean room. Spa and spa staff were great. Multiple dining and shopping options despite the time of year. Blue Pig is a winner! Some icy patches around the hotel on walkways that my wife slipped on. The valet parking was nowhere to be found Sat night at 11. Lobby lounge with fireplace gives a nice […] vibe. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"winter time fun"
Congress Hall had everything for our winter getaway. I was amazed at how crowded the place was for the dead of winter. They were able to make us feel warm, cozy and well taken care of. View of the ocean was splendid from a comfortable window seat with the sun beating in on us making us toasty although it was below freezing and extremely windy outsi […] de. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Blue Pig Restaurant"
The Blue Pig restaurant quality of food is only fair at best. I ordered a NY steak that was terrible, at a premium price. However, I had breakfast the next day. Breakfast was great. Not very many people, but it took 30 minutes to receive our order. The waitress we had was a big zero. She showed up after we fininshed, and placed the check on the table […] and walked off. She must not work for tips. Maybe she is paid by the hour. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"great hotel in cape may"
good clean room. friendly staff. good location. no problems.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
My boyfriend and I wanted a quiet holiday weekend before the family hustle and bustle of Christmas stress begins. We chose Cape May because we had been there in the Summer and the boyfriend lived there in his teenage years. Seeing Cape May and Congress Hall at Christmas is magical. It was the weekend to have breakfast with Santa and the Winter Wonderland […] was set up with actual train for the kids to ride. We don't have any children but watching them enjoy the holiday season was sweet enough. The weather was perfect for a heavy sweater and scarf for walking around during the day. Congress Hall was the perfect romantic place to stay. Even though there was a wedding that weekend, which resulted in wedding guests yelling up and down the hall way, it was still amazing. The room was spacious, homey and colonial. We had a view of the ocean and the huge Christmas tree in the back courtyard. We want to return to Congress Hall every Christmas as a new tradition. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel is extremely nice and the rooms are nice. The staff is extremely friendly.Genuine Expedia guest review
I was given a free upgrade to an ocean view. Very nice of them.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A just Okay hotel."
We understand it is an old hotel, but it lacked a lot of basic needs, no bureau in bedroom, no place for toiletries in the bathroom!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Getaway at the beach"
We were made to feel totally comfortable from the minute we walked to the door. Very relaxing and great to wake up with the sun coming in the balcony window looking out to the beach with a light breeze coming ashore.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Happy with stay."
EnjoyedGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We were surprised at how quaint this hotel was. We came to CapeMay for a wedding at another hotel near by. (That hotel had a two night stay which did not work for us.) The Congress Hall was perfect. Way nicer than the hotel where the wedding was but right around the corner. We arrived early and were told prior that morning that our room would be ready […] to change in before the wedding. Upon check-in they said the room would not be ready and then we mentioned we had called earlier. The girl at the desk seemed a little annoyed and then gave us another room. The room was small but really nice. The bed and pillows were excellent, we loved the fact that it had an older feel but had all the comforts of a modern hotel. Room was really clean, especially the bathroom. We had breakfast the next day in the Blue Pig and it was excellent! Valet parking is complimentary and the staff was exceptional! We will go back! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Over priced for what you receive. No coffee in room or in lobby.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"room was a bit small"
noises all night long--seemed to be coming from the rafters---previous stay was quite differentGenuine Hotels.com guest review
On a sunny October day, I was thrilled to see that the pool was still open for us to enjoy. The fireside reading area in the Brown Room was a god send on the day when it rained. The only thing that could have made it better would be if the chairs were more comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"First class care"
The Hotel is magnificent. We asked for an upgrade upon our arrival because the first accommodation had some limitations. This seemed to be due to some communication snafu between Hotels.com and the hotel, we were told. However, the staff immediately worked to arrange for a better situation for us.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This is a lovely, old hotel with comfortable rooms and beautiful grounds. We loved the big bar area with its huge wood-burning fireplace and the adjoining tavern, the Blue Pig. Beware of the bed sizes, though. They assigned us a room with a double bed instead of the queen we paid for in a handicapped room which we didn't need. When we returned to the […] front desk to point this out, they gave us a king bed at no extra charge, so we were pleased. The mattress could have been a bit more comfortable, but that was our only complaint. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice OLD hotel"
Overall the stay was nice. Was there for a wedding the venue is nice and overlooks the Ocean. Food for the event was average. It is an old building as is evident by the rooms. The one we were in was actually on about a 5 degree slope. Would suggest as a place to stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Location, location, location....!!!! That is what this hotel will offer. Close to the beach and even closer to the shopping center. Delicious food, very clean room. Excellent service. In another words...full package. I will be back there.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
i stayed at the Congress because the wedding was on site. the beach was great but the hotel food at the pool was ordinary. Salad and a BLT. the wedding event had outstanding appetizers but the main course was slow arriving at the tabels and the food was ordinary. It is an old hotle which doesn't hold any cahrm for me. the rates were outragous. iwould […] not stay there again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A Great Choice!"
The location of Congress Hall is excellent. Walking distance to just about anything. The hotel itself was great! Very clean, employees were very friendly and helpful, and we just fell in love with the place. When going to the pool or the beach we felt like we were transformed "back in time" with their customer service: providing chairs, umbrellas, drinks […] and snacks. We also had spa services at the hotel, which were super relaxing and excellent! We will be going back again, hopefully soon! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Service was outstanding. Loved the restaurant, pool bar, and night club. Location is great.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I was there one night alone but did not feel uncomfortable and slept very well. The staff was friendly. Would return again.Genuine Expedia guest review
My stay at Congress Hall was great. Very nice and clean and all around pleasant. The wireless service wasn't working while I was there which is more owing to bad luck than bad service. The neighborhood was quaint, which I liked, but finding a decent meal was tough. Nearby restaurants close at odd hours. Finding an afternoon lunch at a restaurant around […] 3 was impossible. A lot of the food I ate was simply disgusting and overpriced. I'm not a picky eater and I don't demand the best. But the food was really nasty. If you want a decent meal you'll have to drive. I ended up going to a fancy seafood restaurant which was awesome. Warning: the room offers a fridge, but you can't use it since it's stuffed completely with overpriced alcohol and water. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Enjoyed Congress Hall"
The hotel is impressive; the staff was excellent; the room we had was a bit small, but I guess that should be expected in such an old hotel. Dinner in the Blue Pig was fabulous. Seemed a little pricey for this time of year and not on a weekend, but enjoyed the experience.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful, old world comfort"
Our stay was delightful, we had a balcony room overlooking the ocean and pool and it was just beautiful. The closet was huge and the bathroom large and spotless. The young ladies covering the front desk couldn't be more helpful, every time I called to ask them something, they were accomodating and precise. They made reservations for dinner for us and […] told us the best shopping areas. The hotel itself is a throwback to a more elegant time. It is beautiful with many areas to sit and relax, including the rocking chairs outside facing the ocean! All in all, a five star hotel! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The staff was rude and snobby!! The rooms where cute but not very private !! We could hear everything !! The tv Didn't work right !! everything was slanted towards the middle of the hotel !! The bed was broken and slanted down wear your head would lay !! The decor was interesting !! The coolest thing was the history of the building !!! thats itGenuine Expedia guest review
"charming and bright"
This hotel is charming, from the rocking chairs out front to the bright colors inside. We really enjoyed our stay. The room was big enough for our pack and play to set up out of the way, and the environment was very family friendly.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Congress Hall - Pros and Cons"
I've wanted to stay at the finest looking hotel in Cape May - Congress Hall - for quite some time. Finally took the trip and I although the overall stay was fine, I wanted to share the cons here. Pros - It is truly a stunning looking hotel inside and out. Staff was friendly. The restaurant The Blue Pig is great as well. We booked a town view room with […] a queen sized bed. Room view was great, bed was closer to full size bed than queen - a little to snug for comfort. There was a noticable slant of the floor of the bedroom; not sure if that's due to this very old structure settling, or by design. Our biggest gripe was the bathroom. There was just a shower on a tile floor (no bathtub or anything); when we questioned the front desk - they said that it was for handicap access - and that they put people in these rooms if they are booked up. We arrived at check-in time, and the Hotel wasn't crowded, so I'm guessing it was just an oversight (benefit of doubt). Not certain why the staff wouldnt have said that they were putting us in a room with a handicap-accessible bathroom right off the bat - that's the issue. In any case - It's a fine hotel - definitely a well-kept landmark. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It was perfect. I really can't find anything wrong with our entire stay. Room was perfect for us... balcony facing the ocean was such a great place for us to enjoy our wine and cheese... and the music coming from the Brown Room just made it the perfect stay for us. Thank you!Genuine Expedia guest review
I paid extra for a king ocean view thinking it was a king bed.. no. It was a small double on the 4th floor. I couldnt find help at the front desk to rectify. The blinds did a poor job of keeping out the blaring sun even on a cloudy day. It was an interesting building, very large and historical. (A bit creepy for me though. Reminded me of "The Shining".) […] The neighborhood was gorgeous, and shopping and dining very close. Other than the mixed up reservation, I would recommend. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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