Cape May Resort Guide

With hundreds of Victorian gingerbread buildings, elegant Cape May retains much of its colonial character and charm. It was America’s first seaside resort town – and today you’ll find wine tastings, upscale boutiques, and fashionable restaurants in the pedestrianized Washington Street Mall. The entire town is a National Historic Landmark.

To decide which of these Cape May resorts is right for you, be sure to compare their prices, amenities, and proximity to shops and restaurants.

Congress Hall

Vintage Icon with Spa, Pool & Two Restaurants at the Beach – Book Now

classic resort in cape may

Built in 1816, Congress Hall is the country’s oldest beachfront resort and Cape May’s most luxurious hotel. Its grand stature and sweeping colonnades exude a stately presence. Discover an outdoor pool and stylish beach cabanas with food and beverage service. Unwind in a Prohibition-era speakeasy, listen to music in the underground nightclub, and savor comfort cuisine at Blue Pig Tavern. Accommodations feature high-end toiletries and Belgian cotton sheets. Ocean views, wet bars, and balconies are also available. Stay in the center of town and steps from the beach.

This Resort is Ideal for Couples & Vacation Planners

Montreal Beach Resort

Oceanfront Hotel with Rooftop Restaurant & Heated Outdoor Pool – Book Now

cape may resort on beach

This relaxed resort is right across the street from the beach, 5-15 minutes walking distance to dining and shopping. Its chic beach club provides lounge chairs, umbrellas, and refreshments from Harry’s Ocean Bar & Grille. Toast the sunset on the panoramic rooftop deck, which offers live music plus food and beverages. Swim in the sparkling pool and soak in the hot tub. Grab a bottle of bubbly at the wine cellar/liquor store. Light, airy rooms and suites are equipped with flat screens, mini-fridges, and free Wi-Fi. Upgrade for a private balcony, kitchenette, and ocean views.

This Resort is Ideal for Value Seekers & Couples

La Mer Beachfront Inn

Terrace Restaurant, Pool & Ocean-View Rooms with Balconies – Book Now

resort suite with ocean views

Located 1.3 miles from Washington Street Mall, this colorful beachfront hotel overlooks the coastline. Enjoy complimentary lounge chairs and umbrellas, plus food service and rented cabanas on a reserved stretch of beach. Order food at the heated outdoor pool and breezy al fresco restaurant. All accommodations feature balconies with ocean views and plenty of natural light. Perks include flat-screens and free Wi-Fi. Condos are outfitted with full kitchens and rooms have wet bars, microwaves, and mini-fridges. Take the trolley into town in 5-10 minutes.

This Resort is Ideal for Couples & Families

ICONA Cape May

Unique Boutique Hotel with Luxe Style & Private Beach Access – Book Now

chic resort suite in cape may

With modern design and fresh white rooms, this sophisticated hotel stands out as one-of-a-kind. Balconies and marble bathrooms come standard, along with flat-screens, mini-fridges, and microwaves. Ocean views are available, and suites add kitchenettes. Cross the street to reach the beach or ride the free shuttle to sister property ICONA Diamond Beach. There you’ll encounter a private beach, gym, beach bar, and Coastal Blue Oceanside Bar & Grill. Cape May Lighthouse is 4 miles away.

This Resort is Ideal for Couples & Vacation Planners

Grand Hotel of Cape May

Beachfront Getaway with Indoor/Outdoor Pools & Kids Activities – Book Now

resort with unique indoor pool

Choose between rooms, suites, and two-story townhouses at this laid-back hotel, situated across the street from the beach about one mile from Washington Street Mall. Discover hearty buffet breakfasts, an island-themed poolside bar, and a steak-and-seafood restaurant. Chill out at two pools. Entertain kids with face painting, snorkeling, and magic shows. Rooms offer a variety of amenities, including kitchenettes, sleeper sofas, ocean views, and shared or private balconies.

This Resort is Ideal for Value Seekers & Budget Conscious Travelers

The Beach Shack

Funky Retro-Cool Surf Hotel with Pool & Beach Bar – Book Now

funky surf hotel in cape may

Soak in the easygoing vibe at this friendly oceanfront retreat. Kick back at the outdoor pool and fire pit. Eat at The Rusty Nail, a surf-themed restaurant and bar where kids’ meals are served on a souvenir frisbee. Dogs are also given frisbees, special treats, and pet beds to borrow. Sleep in a room, suite, or cottage with free Wi-Fi and bright seaside style. Perks include kitchens or kitchenettes and private patios with beach views. Walk to Washington Street Mall in 8 minutes.

This Resort is Ideal for Families, Couples, and Traveling with Friends

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