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Congress Hall Hotel in Cape May Review

I have been going down to the jersey shore points for as long as I can remember. My family would always go into Wildwood Crest and stay, and always head over to Cape May for dinner. Now that I’m a parent we still keep those traditions but this time around we find ourselves staying in Cape May.  The beaches and the town is just so delightful and full of history.

One of the places that I have always wanted to stay and visit was Congress Hall.  If you know Cape May then you know that the big yellow building in town facing the ocean is that landmark.  The grounds are beautiful with its gorgeous gardens.  Last week we finally got that opportunity to stay at Congress Hall, and it exceeded all of my expectations.  It’s rich history and comfortable bedding are just some of the great aspects there.


Upon arrival we were greeted by a very friendly staff. We checked in and went to see what our room had to offer. It had 2 queen sized beds, 2 chairs for relaxing, a tv, bathroom with an antique tub and a modern standup shower (and let me tell you it was gorgeous).

After checking in we wanted to take the kids down to do some activities. The hotel offers so many fun family and kid activities. There is also a nice bar outside on the Veranda. After the activities we hit the pool and to my surprise there was a pool staff ready to find a comfortable lounging area for you. They give you fresh towels and set up the layout chair for you.

Afterwards we headed back to the room to wash up and get ready for dinner at the Rusty Nail, which I will do a separate review on for the restaurants we enjoyed.

We left the restaurant and walked back to the hotel on the beach. It was such a nice night that we decided to stay out on the patio which has plenty of rocking chairs to enjoy the scenery. The kids had a ball playing hide and go seek, and we also played the “corn hole” yard game and enjoyed a refreshing beer.


It really was a wonderful night. The next morning we had reservations at The Blue Pig Tavern. This restaurant was inside the hotel which was convenient. They also offer lunch and dinner. I’ll post the review on that with The Rusty Nail.

After breakfast we went to the beach for a while. The service that the Congress Hall offers on the beach was outstanding. They have chairs and umbrellas complementary for all guests. If you want something a little more private or intimate they have cabanas. You can also order food on the beach and have the waiters/waitresses bring it to you.

Our stay was amazing. I can’t wait to return and visit longer. I have always heard amazing things about Congress Hall and they are all true. I have had friends that have had weddings there which look like a dream. If you find yourself in New Jersey or need a place to stay, Congress Hall is a must.  Visit http://www.caperesorts.com/hotels/capemay/congresshall/ for more information.

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