Congress Hall

One-Night Stay at Congress Hall in Cape May, NJ

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Top Reasons to Stay at Congress Hall

  • Named the No. 10 best hotel in the Northeast by readers of Condé Nast Traveler, this luxury property in Cape May sits on a sprawling lawn overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Originally built in 1816, the estate once served as a summer retreat for presidents Ulysses S. Grant, Franklin Pierce, and James Buchanan. John Philip Sousa composed the “Congress Hall March” in its honor.
  • Guests can enjoy a farm-to-table breakfast in the beautiful outdoor garden at Blue Pig Tavern. Congress Hall's sister property The Virginia also has an upscale, award-winning dining spot, the Ebbitt Room, which serves organic steak and seafood as well as produce from its own farm.
  • As one of the main social hubs in town, the hotel offers a stylish lounge. Guests can sip cocktails by the open fireplace in the Brown Room.
  • Ocean-view guest rooms feature spectacular Atlantic vistas. Some also have original 1920s bathtubs big enough for two.
  • The hotel, which recently underwent a $26 million renovation, boasts soaring ceilings and massive Victorian mirrors.
  • At the onsite Sea Spa, you can indulge in luxurious treatments such as an Ocean Memory Marine massage or a Silicium Super Lift facial.

Cape May, New Jersey: Seaside Resort Town with Victorian Architecture

Long billed as America's oldest seaside resort, Cape May sits at New Jersey's southernmost tip. The setting is so idyllic that the Travel Channel named the town’s coastline one of the top 10 beaches in the country. Aside from beachcombing, popular pastimes here include fishing, whale watching, and bird watching. In fact, the New York Times called Cape May "one of North America's hottest birding spots." You might see bald eagles, herons, and woodcocks. In the spring, keep your eyes peeled for the latter’s intricate mating dance.

After a fire ravaged most of Cape May in 1878, residents rebuilt in the contemporary style of the time, and dozens of their stately Victorian homes remain standing today. Consequently, the Cape May Historic District has earned the distinction of being a National Historic Landmark. Horses and carriages tour the colorful, cottage-lined streets, which have been deemed off-limits to chain stores in order to preserve the classic small-town atmosphere. Along Delaware Bay stands the 1859 Cape May Lighthouse. Those who climb the tower’s 199 stairs are rewarded at the top with an unbeatable view of the Atlantic Ocean.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

  • $119 for a one-night stay for two in an ocean-view room with Tommy's Folly coffee for two, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $249 value)

Book by: 5/17/13
Travel by: 5/23/13

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Upscale restaurants
  • Cocktail lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Fitness center
  • 15% off one spa service or one item of spa merchandise

The Fine Print

  • Must book 5/17/13 or promo value expires
  • Must complete travel by 5/23/13
  • Not valid 3/28, 4/4, or 5/2
  • Limit 3 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 3 per visit
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • 21-day cancellation notice or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 25 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Not valid toward existing or group bookings
  • 14% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Ocean-View King Room

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Adding occupants above standard: $25 per night for an additional guest 12 or older; $10 per night for an additional guest 11 or younger. A $15/day rollaway fee also applies.

Ocean-View Queen Room

  • One queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for $15/day
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: about 45 miles from Atlantic City International Airport (ACY)
  • By car: about 95 miles south of Philadelphia

Customer Reviews

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Harold G. · 2 reviews
Reviewed December 24, 2014
Charm, comfort, history, good value.


Linda S. ·
Reviewed December 24, 2014
Ambience! Great in summer with beach views...and in winter with fireplaces!


Sharron G. ·
Reviewed July 16, 2013
Congress Hall was amazingly beautiful - It brings you back to a time with its timeless elegance.
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