29 PERRY STREET, CAPE MAY, NJ 08204(800) 297-3779

A Boutique Inn & Motel
Just a Block from the Beach

The Star is a classic Cape May beach inn and motel, lovingly restored to provide an ideal blend of nostalgia, fresh seashore design and modern comfort. Bright, sunny and filled with unexpected touches, it’s the perfect reimagining of a much-loved Cape May beach vacation.
The Star offers a range of accommodations to suit the needs of every type of traveler. Couples love our cozy Inn Guest Rooms, while the kitchenettes, living rooms and outdoor sitting areas of our motel-style Star Suites make them a great option for families and groups. For even more space, choose to stay in one of our beautiful Carriage House Suites—two luxurious two-bedroom suites set atop a renovated carriage house, each with full kitchens, washer/dryers and full-length decks overlooking the ocean.

Winter Wonderland 2023

The Magic Returns to Cape May

Congress Hall is delighted to announce its thirteenth annual Winter Wonderland—our beloved holiday spectacular that celebrates this special time of year in Cape May. Join us for old favorites like Breakfast with Santa, Congress Hall Express rides, and Santa's Workshop activities.
November 24, 2023 through December 31, 2023
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Inn Guest Rooms

The Star Inn offers nine comfortable guest rooms located on the second and third floor. These quaint rooms are perfect for couples looking for a romantic retreat or single travelers craving a taste of comfort and style by the seashore. Completely renovated in 2019, the Inn rooms feature cheerful finishings and are decorated in bright colors with fun nautical accents, artwork and period furnishings. You’ll love the bright, breezy mood that’s blended with a fresh, modern flourish—not to mention the ultra-comfortable beds with luxurious Belgian cotton sheets and duvets.
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Star Suites

Our adorable Star Suites have been playfully renovated to provide a modern twist on a classic family-friendly room style. These Suites are great for young families who want a smart, spacious way to enjoy Cape May. You'll love the private backyard and porch swing of the first floor and balconies with rocking chairs on the second floor. The kitchenette will come in handy for preparing a quick pre-beach breakfast or picnic lunch for the nature walk. You’ll also love comforts like flat screen TVs, WiFi and easy access to the beach and all the amenities across the street at Congress Hall.
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Carriage House Suites

The Star Inn’s pair of two-bedroom Carriage House Suites are the perfect way to enjoy the shore in sophisticated summery style. They give you all the space, privacy and residential ambiance of your own beach house, with the carefree convenience of being a guest at an upscale hotel, including the great restaurants, pool scene and amenities at Congress Hall. The Carriage House Suites have large, relaxing full-length sun decks, which are the ideal spot to sip your morning coffee or take a break from the beach or pool. You’ll love the playful décor, sunny palate and fun, nautical accents—and nothing feels better than our crisp, cool white sheets and luxurious bedding after a satisfying day in the sun.
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At the Star

As a guest of the Star, you'll enjoy:
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Flat screen television with remote
  • Daily Housekeeping service
  • Beach Plum Farm soap, shampoo and conditioner
  • Deluxe Serta mattresses
  • Luxurious down comforter with Italian cotton duvet cover
  • Cotton Belgian linens, pressed daily
  • Star Inn cotton terry robes
  • Individual climate control for air conditioning and heating

While You're Here

A stay at the Star is designed around the little quirks and simple pleasures that make a trip to Cape May so exciting. Here, you'll find a haven of thoughtful design that pays homage to Cape May's Victoriana in fun, playful ways. And the location is as good as it gets: you'll be right in the middle of the Historic District, steps away from all the great restaurants, boutiques and landmarks our town by the sea has to offer.

Packages & Special Offers

A Cape May Christmas

Available Friday, December 22 through Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Experience the charm of a Cape May Christmas, and enjoy a delicious buffet dinner in the Grand Ballroom of Congress Hall.

Cape May is a magical destination throughout the holiday season, and it all culminates with a traditional Christmas in the Congress Hall Ballroom, with festive dining and merry music.

Included in this package:

  • Deluxe Overnight Accommodations in Cape May
  • Welcome Cocktails for Two in the Brown Room, to get in the spirit
  • Christmas Day Buffet Dinner for Two in the Congress Hall Ballroom
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For personalized reservation service, please call a Reservations Specialist toll-free at (855) 290-8467.

Terms and conditions apply. See the Reservations Website for complete details.

Glitter Ball Getaway 2023

Available Saturday, December 30, 2023
through Monday, January 1, 2024

Ring in 2024 in the elegance and style of Congress Hall's Glitter Ball! From the Lobby to the Ballroom, our grand seaside hotel will be decorated exquisitely—the perfect setting in which to spend a night in your finery, with a glass of champagne in your hand.

The Glitter Ball at Congress Hall is the ultimate New Year's Eve party, and you're invited! Black Tie is optional (but encouraged and celebrated) at this marvelous soirée. Dance the night away with your sweetheart and, after the clock strikes midnight and the last drink is poured, take the elevator home to a deluxe guest room or suite at Congress Hall. Or, enjoy a few minutes of fresh seaside air as you walk back to one of our neighboring Cape May hotels.

Included in this package:

  • Deluxe Overnight Accommodations in Cape May
  • Welcome Party Favors in your Guest Room
  • New Year's Eve Glitter Ball Tickets for Two
  • Breakfast in the Blue Pig Tavern on New Year's Day
  • A Recovery Kit for Two with everything you need to bounce back on New Year's Day: energy juice, bottled water and aspirin
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Promo Code: GLITTER

For personalized reservation service, please call a Reservations Specialist toll-free at (855) 290-8467.

Terms and conditions apply. See the Reservations Website for complete details.

Rise, Shine & Relax with Daily Breakfast

Available Year Round

Rise, Shine & Relax and leave the rest to us. Enjoy deluxe overnight accommodations and a farm-to-table breakfast in the Blue Pig Tavern each morning of your stay.

There's nothing like waking up in picturesque Cape May, especially when you have a delicious breakfast waiting for you! You'll love our Chef's selections this season like fluffy buttermilk pancakes, fresh omelets and breakfast sandwiches, all made using fresh ingredients from Beach Plum Farm.

Your package includes:

  • Deluxe Accommodations
  • Breakfast in the Blue Pig Tavern*


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Dinner in the Tavern

Available February 10th through June 1st and October 1st through November 21st, 2023

Enjoy a classic and comfortable evening of American dining in the convivial ambiance of The Blue Pig Tavern at Congress Hall!

Known for hearty all-American favorites, The Blue Pig Tavern's name derives from a gambling parlor sited in Congress Hall in the mid-1800s. Earlier still, in the 1700s, Elias Hughes operated a tavern for whalers on this site. It was the first tavern in Cape May. Today, we offer timeless classics and new seasonal delights with ingredients that are always farm-fresh.

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The Benjamin

Available Year Round

The Benjamin

As a Founding Father of the United States and face of the one hundred dollar bill even Ben would light up with a $100 resort credit!

With The Benjamin package you will enjoy wonderful accommodations, and $100 resort credit with the freedom to choose how to spend it. From a delicious farm-to-table dinner in the Ebbitt Room to classic comfort food at The Blue Pig Tavern, cocktails in the Brown Room, relaxation in the Sea Spa, coffee and lite-bites from Tommy’s Folly or Happy Hour at the Rusty Nail. Now, it’s easier than ever with signing privileges throughout all of the Cape Resorts Group Properties in Cape May. How will you spend your Benjamin?

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Star Amenities

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Daily Housekeeping

Our Housekeeping Team will refresh your room each day if you'd like, replacing linens and using enhanced cleaning protocols to ensure your space is spotless.

Daily Housekeeping is included in your stay as a Star guest.

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Complimentary Wifi

Stay connected with complimentary high-speed WiFi, available in your guest room or anywhere on our beautiful grounds.

Complimentary WiFi is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.

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Fitness Room

As our guest, you'll have access to Congress Hall's Fitness Room that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Fitness Room access is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest. Please visit the Congress Hall Front Desk for access.

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Tennis Lessons

Tennis, anyone? We're proud to partner with tennis pro Zee Vlahovic and the Cape May Tennis Club to offer Private Lessons for our guests. Click here to learn more.

Private Tennis Sessions can be reserved for a fee.

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The Sea Spa

The Sea Spa at Congress Hall is a full-service spa that offers unique ocean-inspired treatments in a bright, uplifting atmosphere.

Sandpiper Fitness Center

As our guest, you'll have access to the fully-equipped Fitness Center and Sauna at the nearby Sandpiper Beach Club.

Fitness Center access is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.

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Family Activities


Our seasonal Activities & Events will keep the whole family smiling all vacation long. View Activities Calendar

Amenities are subject to change based on state and local guidelines.

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Congress Hall
Bike Shop


The Congress Hall Bike Shop offers singles, doubles, children’s bikes, surreys and helmets.
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Pool Service


Enjoy complimentary chairs and towels at Congress Hall's Pool, as well as food and drink service from our Pool Bar and Grill. Learn More

Pool Service is included in your stay as a Star guest.

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Beach Service


We'll set you up with complimentary chairs, towels and umbrellas on the beach in front of Congress Hall. Enjoy food and drink service from our Beach Menu. Learn More

Beach Service is included in your stay as a Star guest.

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The Star Inn
Cape May, New Jersey 08204

it’s easy to find us

Cape May is easily accessible from the Garden State Parkway and the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. The hotel is located right in the heart of the Historic District and only a half of a block from the beautiful Cape May beach.

Complimentary On-Site Parking is available to all Star Inn guests.

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From Specific Points

From The Garden State Parkway | From The Cape May Lewes Ferry | From New York | From Washington/Baltimore | From Philadelphia