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

classic cape may

Located less than a block from the ocean, The Star is a classic Cape May beach hotel, lovingly restored to provide an ideal blend of nostalgia, fresh seashore design and modern hotel comfort.
It’s the perfect reimagining of the much loved traditional beach hotel that’s provided generations of travelers with a seaside escape from the summer heat, except with all the comforts and small luxuries that make a trip to the New Jersey shore into a true holiday.
The Star offers a range of accommodations to suit the needs of every type of beach traveler, including nine comfortable guestrooms, 10 motel-style efficiencies with kitchenettes, some with private backyards and two luxurious two-bedroom carriage houses featuring full-length decks overlooking the ocean. All feature imaginative, evocative décor that’s inspired by the classic beach house experience with lots of bright, sunny colors and playful nautical accents.
A stay at The Star is enjoyable in its own right, but you’ll also be able to enjoy the activities and amenities of our sister hotels just a few steps away, including Congress Hall across the street, home of The Blue Pig Tavern and The Sea Spa and The Virginia, home to Cape May’s foremost fine dining destination—The Ebbitt Room. So guests at The Star get the sense of cozy intimacy that comes from staying at a small beach hotel without giving up any of the pleasures of a large resort experience.

Recharge at Cape Resorts- Introducing The Tesla Electric Car Charging Station

Congress Hall is now proud to offer complimentary electric car charging for Cape Resorts guests. In an effort to support environmentally sound and sustainable lifestyle practices, our parking lot now features two Tesla car charging stations for the proud owners of Tesla Electric vehicles. As a guest, you are welcome to charge your car overnight or while parked in our complimentary valet parking. In the morning, your will be ready to go for up to 265 miles of adventure in Cape May!
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Inn Guest Rooms

The Star Inn offers nine comfortable guest rooms located on the second and third floor that are perfect for couples looking for a romantic retreat or single travelers craving a taste of comfort and style by the seashore. The rooms feature cheerful, fully-renovated bathrooms, and are decorated in bright colors with fun, nautical accents, artwork and period furnishings. You’ll love the bright, breezy mood that’s classic 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

The Star's adorable Suites have been playfully renovated to provide a modern twist on a classic family-friendly room style. These 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 all the creature 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 Suites

The Star Inn’s pair of two-bedroom carriage houses 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 houses 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

Resort Fee Inclusions

As our guest, you will have an array of Cape Resort amenities and services close at hand. From dining options to recreation, special events & programming to guided tours, we’re here to help create memories you’ll treasure forever.
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Endless Summer

Available August 25th through October 31st, 2019

Savor summer a little longer and save. Enjoy a resort credit, late check out and more. Plus, kids eat free!

Just because the pages have turned on the calendar doesn’t mean the summer has to end. The days are still beautiful for touring historic Cape May, taking a bike ride to Beach Plum Farm, or indulging in a good book on the beach.

As our guest you will enjoy:

  • Up to 15% off Room Accommodations
  • $25 Resort Credit, per night*
  • 1pm Late Checkout**
  • Plus: Kids eat free! (If you choose to bring them)***

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*All meals and activities must be signed to your room for the resort credit to apply. No cash value.
**Late Check out does not apply to Friday and Saturday departures.
***Kids Eat Free: For every adult entrée or sandwich purchased off the regular Blue Pig Tavern Menu, Rusty Nail or Congress Hall Beach Menu, up to two children, age 12 & under, may eat free off the children's menu. Valid during lunch and dinner.


Available May 23rd through October 5th

Take a retreat and soak up the sun. Relax in luxury by the ocean in a private beach tent with dining credit, beach toys and more.

Stay and play this summer with the whole family. Keep the kids busy with your souvenir beach toys while you soak up some sun. Your private beach tent includes two beach loungers with covers, chairs, table, a cooler filled with bottled water and soda plus a beach attendant ready to serve you. Soaking up the sun has never been so comfortable!

Package Includes:

  • Deluxe Accommodations
  • Two day beach tent rental on the beach in front of Congress Hall
  • Beach Dining Credit of $30 per day*
  • Two Beach Sand Kits for the Kids (or Kids at Heart)

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*Beach dining credit must be signed to your room to be applied. No cash value.

Shop, Sip and Spa

Available September 9th through December 30th, 2019

Shop, Sip and Spa in Cape May with welcome cocktails, a shopping tote, discounts at Cape May's finest boutiques, a bakery dining credit and more.

Escape to Cape May with a few friends and indulge in a little retail therapy. Shop Cape May's unique boutiques while catching up with your crew. Pop in and out of the shops on Washington Street, and save a few hours for West End Garage. There's fifty stores under one roof — plus amazing coffee and pastries at the Beach Plum Farm Café and Bakery.

Your package includes:

  • Welcome Cocktails for Two
  • Breakfast for Two in the Blue Pig Tavern ($30 credit per night)*
  • A Shopping Tote
  • A shopping card providing 15% off your purchase at Tommy's Folly Boutique and several shops in Cape May, including Cash & Clive, Victorious, Galvanic, Queen May, Sweet Shop and more
  • $10 Credit for the Beach Plum Farm Bakery & Café at West End Garage or the Kitchen at Beach Plum Farm
  • Plus: Save on a $200 Sea Spa Credit when purchased for $170 as a stay enhancement at time of booking.

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* All dining and cocktails must be signed to the room in order for the credit to be applied.

Fall Break Wilderness Adventures

Nov. 5th - 10th

Available November 5th - November 10th, 2019

Plan a fall getaway filled with Wilderness Adventures at Beach Plum Farm. Join the Cape Resorts Explorers Club and enjoy painting, archery, gardening and more!

Fall Break — Wilderness Adventures at Beach Plum Farm

Take a fall break with the kids and join the Cape Resorts Explorer’s Club, the ultimate Cape May getaway. Grab a trusty field guide to lead the way on your Wilderness Adventures. At Beach Plum Farm Explorers will get the chance to plant a garden, create nature-inspired art, learn about archery, farm life and more! For each task they complete, Explorers will earn a special pin to place on their Explorer Sash. At night, we will gather round the campfire to make s'mores, watch a movie and star gaze. Each day will be filled with creative learning and fun activities for explorers of all ages.

A Fall Break stay at the Beach Plum Farm Cottages includes:

  • Cottage or Barn Accommodations at Beach Plum Farm, perfect for your entire family or extended family
  • An Explorers Club drawstring backpack for the kids, filled with special items for your daily adventure
  • Daily Beach Plum Farm Wilderness Activities
  • Stocked refrigerator with all the makings for a farm fresh breakfast, plus other treats
  • Access to Beach Plum Farm golf carts and bicycles
  • Option to add premium activities with our package enhancements*

A Fall Break stay at Congress Hall, the Sandpiper Beach Club, the Star, or the Virginia Cottages includes:

  • Hotel Accommodations for your family
  • An Explorers Club drawstring backpack for the kids, filled with special items for your daily adventure
  • Daily Beach Plum Farm Wilderness Activities
  • $25 Dining Credit, per night**
  • Shuttle Service to Beach Plum Farm
  • Option to add premium activities with our package enhancements*

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Call to book the farm cottages: (833) 327-6268 Congress Hall Sandpiper The Star call to book the Virginia Cottages: (800) 732-4236

*Package enhancements can be added when making your reservation.

**Hotel dining credit must be signed to your room to be applied. No cash value.

Winter Warm-up

Available November 1st, 2019 through March 31, 2020

The weather may be cold outside, but Cape Resorts has everything to keep you warmed up this winter. Enjoy hot chocolate by the fire, a dining and cocktail credit, and a late check out. Plus, Kids Eat Free!

Winter Warm-Up

Even when the weather is frightful, Cape May has cozy fireplaces, fine dining, quaint Victorian houses, and the most beautiful winter sunsets. Sit back and relax with a cocktail in the Ebbitt Room, or enjoy heart-warming food in the Blue Pig Tavern. Visit our Sea Spa and relax away the temperatures with one of our signature treatments.

Package includes:

  • Deluxe Accommodations
  • Dining and Cocktail Credit for all Cape Resorts restaurants and lounges ($40 per day)*
  • Hot chocolate with whipped cream for two from Tommy's Folly
  • 1pm late check out**
  • Save 20% off a Sea Spa massage with purchase of stay enhancement
  • Plus: Kids Eat Free! (should you decide to bring them)***

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congress hall sandpiper the star Call to book the Congress Place Suites: (800) 732-4236

* All dining and cocktails must be signed to your room for the dining credit to apply. No cash value.
** Late checkout is based on availability and does not apply on Friday and Saturday departures
** Kids Eat Free: 1 complimentary meal off the children’s menu, for every adult entrée or sandwich purchased off the regular Blue Pig Tavern menu, maximum 2 children. Tax and gratuity not included. No cash value.

Rise, Shine And Relax

Available Year Round

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

Rise, Shine And Relax

Whether it's a sunny summer morning or a brisk late sunrise in winter, there is nothing like waking up in picturesque Cape May. Start each morning with a hearty breakfast in the Blue Pig. Then, relax by the pool, or warm up by the fireplace and enjoy shopping along the historic streets. Any time of year is the perfect time of year to enjoy time on Cape Island.

Your package includes:

  • Deluxe Accommodations
  • Breakfast for Two in the Blue Pig Tavern ($30 per day)

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* Meals must be charged to the room for the credit to be applied.

While You're Here

resort life

Sea Spa

As a guest at the Star you’ll be able to pop over to Congress Hall and enjoy the services of The Sea Spa, a full-service spa that offers unique ocean-inspired treatments in a bright, uplifting atmosphere. You’ll love the fun yellow- and white-striped treatment rooms and the wonderful massages, facials and beauty treatments that feature all-natural products. Learn More.

Pool Service


As a guest of the Star, you'll have full access to the Pool at Congress Hall. Relax on a lounger, order a delicious cocktail and bite from the Pool Bar & Grill and soak up the sun as your enjoy this season's bestseller.

Pool Service is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.

Beach Service


Our Beach Attendants guarantee the perfect beach day by setting you up with chairs, towels and umbrellas when you arrive. Order a refreshment off of our Beach Menu and settle in to the sounds of the surf.

Beach Service is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.

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Fitness Room

Being on vacation doesn’t mean having to break your fitness regime. As our guest, you'll have access to Congress Hall's Fitness Room that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just sign in at the front desk.

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

Sandpiper Fitness Center

Need a more advanced workout? As our guest, you'll have access to the fully-equipped fitness center and sauna at the nearby Sandpiper Beach Club. The Sandpiper Fitness Center features state-of-the-art strength training and cardio equipment and is available for use at any point during your stay.

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

Congress Hall
History Tours

Explore Congress Hall and learn more about its remarkable story on our 60-minute interactive tours led by "Annie Knight" who owned the hotel from 1904-1931.

History Tours are included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest. For more information, please call our Concierge at (609) 884-6542 or email us at [email protected].

Beach Plum Farm Tour

Set out on a guided or self-guided tour and explore the old and open spaces of Beach Plum Farm, our very own 62-acre working farm in West Cape May. Learn More.

Guided Beach Plum Farm Tours are included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.

Guided Excursions


Embark on a tour of some of Cape May's hidden gems. Our Guides will lead you out for a tour of Davey's Lake or to Sunset Beach, where you can search for Cape May Diamonds. View Excursions

A selection of Guided Excursions is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest. Learn More

Shuttle Service


Travel Cape Island with ease on our new Cape Resorts Shuttle. The Shuttle stops at all Cape Resorts outlets and hotels, including Beach Plum Farm and West End Garage.

Shuttle Service is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.

Running, Biking, Walking

Being on vacation at the New Jersey shore means being outside as much as you can and there are lots of options to enjoy your workout in the fresh air while staying with us. Ask the Concierge Desk for recommendations for nearby hikes, nature walks and bike paths.

Congress Hall
Bike Shop


There’s no better way to get around Cape May than by bike. The city is flat as a pancake and very pretty, the perfect ingredients for a lovely bike ride! Our Congress Hall Bike Shop offers singles, doubles, children’s bikes, surreys and helmets.
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Beach Boot Camp


Feeling inspired to exercise in the beautiful beach-side setting? Our Beach Boot Camp sessions provides structured exercise in beautiful oceanside surroundings.

Beach Boot Camp Sessions are included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.



There’s nothing better than starting your day with a yoga class. Whether on Congress Hall’s Grand Lawn or down on the beach, the combination of an expert instructor and the beautiful setting create one of the best yoga experiences you’ll find anywhere.

Yoga Sessions are included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.

Bird Watching

Cape May is one of the world’s most famous bird watching destinations and enthusiasts travel here from across the country to experience the wide variety of species that inhabit the area and pass through during migration. Check with Congress Hall's Concierge for tips on the best places to spot rare birds.

Home Away
from Home
Second Home Extended Stay Options

Maybe it's the miles of pristine coastline, marvels of Victorian architecture, quaint shopping districts, or celebrated farm-to-table restaurants — it doesn't take much time at all to fall in love with Cape May. Generations have been charmed by the history and magic of America's first seaside resort.

For the first time ever, Cape Resorts is excited to present second home extended stay options at the Star and the Congress Place Suites. Enjoy the peace of your own private apartment overlooking Washington Street, or the spacious accommodations of a renovated carriage house. The comforts of home paired with luxury resort conveniences — all at the heart of historic Cape May.

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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