Cape May Historic Hotels

If you want an historical setting with the modern amenities of a large hotel, Cape May has a number of accommodations to choose from. Take advantage of concierge services; enjoy sitting on the porches, many of them wraparound, taking in the sights; or where there is a bar available, what better venue for sipping cocktails in a relaxed milieu.

  • Hotel Macomber
    The Hotel Macomber
    727 Beach Ave.
    609-884-3020

    The Hotel Macomber is a turn-of-the-century beachfront hotel, which was the largest frame structure for its time east of the Mississippi River.

  • Inn of Cape May
    The Inn of Cape May
    Beach at Ocean St.
    800-582-5933

    The Inn of Cape May was built in 1894 by William H. Church, a contractor and builder from West Cape May, and later expanded. The original period elevator is still in use.

  • The Chalfonte Hotel
    The Chalfonte Hotel
    301 Howard St.
    609-884-8409

    Established in 1876, The historic Chalfonte Hotel is recognized as the oldest continuously operating hotel in Cape May and on the East Coast.

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  • Hotel Alcott
    The Hotel Alcott
    107-113 Grant St.
    1-800-272-3004
    609-884-5868

    Cape May's second-oldest operating hotel, the Hotel Alcott debuted in 1878 as the Arlington House, and is a restored Italianate-bracketed villa.

  • The Virginia Hotel
    The Virginia Hotel
    25 Jackson St.
    800-732-4236

    The Virginia Hotel is an impeccably restored 1879 landmark building in the heart of historic Cape May, NJ.

  • Southern Mansion Bed and Breakfast
    Southern Mansion
    720 Washington St.
    800-381-3888

    Built in 1863, the Southern Mansion is a restored boutique hotel designed by the internationally acclaimed architect Samuel Sloan.

  • Carroll Villa Hotel B&B
    The Carroll Villa
    19 Jackson St.
    1-877-275-8452

    Built in 1882 as a seaside escape for families, the Carroll Villa was built in the Italian villa or American bracketed villa style.

  • Congress Hall Hotel
    Congress Hall
    251 Beach Ave.
    888-944-1816

    The original Congress Hall, built in 1816, was burned in the 1878 fire that destroyed much of Cape May. Within a year, the owners rebuilt the hotel you see today. Congress Hall was completely restored in 1995.