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.

    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.

    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.

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

    Historic Hotels of America

  • Hotel Alcott
    The Hotel Alcott
    107-113 Grant St.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

  • Cape May Bed and Breakfast Inn Wilbraham Mansion
    Wilbraham Mansion
    133 Myrtle Ave.

    Built in 1840 for John Wilbraham, a wealthy Philadelphia industrialist, and enlarged in circa 1900. The Wilbraham Mansion remained a private residence until December of 1988.