Spring Break


Wilderness Adventures

April 1st - 17th



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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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newly-renovated

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. 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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newly-renovated

Star Efficiency Suites

The Star's adorable Efficiency 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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Amenities

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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While You're Here

Spring Break

Wilderness Adventures

at Congress Hall & Beach Plum Farm

The wilderness must be explored! This Spring Break, join the Cape Resorts Explorers Club and embark on exciting Wilderness Adventures at Congress Hall and Beach Plum Farm. With over two weeks chock-full of structured, educational and hands-on fun, our Spring Break Wilderness Adventures make for the perfect family-friendly getaway in Cape May.

April 1st — 17th

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Congress Hall

Easter Activities & Brunch

Sunday, April 12th

Beautiful Spring flowers in the Ballroom, Easter eggs laid out on the Grand Lawn—hop on over to Congress Hall on Easter Sunday for a day filled with exciting holiday festivities. Grab an Easter basket and start the morning with a traditional egg hunt, as well as fun lawn games and rides on the Congress Hall Express. After you've worked up an appetite, head inside for a delicious buffet in the Ballroom. Be sure to bring a camera—the Easter Bunny will make rounds with Blue the Pig for perfect family photo-ops!
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packages

What a Difference a Day Makes

Available through April 30th

Enjoy an extra night on us! Book two nights and get a third night free, plus a guaranteed 9:00am check-in, breakfast for two daily and more.

Between the vibrant restaurant and bar scene, boutique shopping, sight-seeing and more, there's so much to do in Cape May—even in the winter months. Whether it’s for a romantic escape, traveling with the family or a girl’s getaway, to make the most of your stay you’ll love being able to check-in as early as 9 AM. Plus, your third night is free! What will you do with your extra day on the island?

Included in this package:

  • Get a third night free when you book at two night stay
  • Check-In as Early as 9AM
  • Breakfast for Two Daily in the Blue Pig Tavern
  • Deluxe Accommodations

Call Now to Book

congress hall: (888) 944-1816 sandpiper: (800) 732-7816 the star: (800) 297-3779 Congress Place Suites: (800) 732-4236

*Breakfast for two is a $30 daily dining credit. Breakfast must be signed to your room for the $30 breakfast credit to be applied. No cash value. Additional charges, tax and gratuity will be your responsibility.

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 dinner by the fire 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**
  • Get $200 Spa Credit for $170. Save 15% when you purchase a Spa Credit in advance as a 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.

Wilderness Adventures Spring Break Getaway

Available March 31st through April 19th

Join the Cape Resorts Explorers Club and embark on exciting Spring Break Wilderness Adventures at Congress Hall and Beach Plum Farm. Enjoy deluxe overnight accommodations, An Explorers Club drawstring backpack filled with treats, daily Wilderness Activities and more.

Thaw out from the winter frost with the ultimate spring break getaway. Grab a trusty field guide for all of your Wilderness Adventures at Beach Plum Farm and Congress Hall. From Gardening and Birding, to Watercolor Painting and Archery, explorers will earn a special pin for their special sash with each activity they complete. At Congress Hall, cooking classes, scavenger hunts, and science experiments will fill the day with creativity and fun. Shuttle service is offered from all Cape Resorts Hotels to Beach Plum Farm, plus select activities are included as part of the package.

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

  • Farm Cottage or Barn Accommodations, perfect for your entire family
  • An Explorers Club drawstring backpack for the kids, filled with special items for your daily adventures
  • Daily Wilderness activities
  • Stocked refrigerator with all the makings for a farm fresh breakfast, plus other treats
  • Access to Farm Golf Carts & Bicycles
  • Shuttle Service to Congress Hall
  • Option to add premium activities with our package enhancements*

A Spring Break 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 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
To view a full schedule of Spring Break Activities, click here.
To ensure that everyone has as fun and safe a Spring Break as possible, we ask that parents remain with their children for the entirety of their Wilderness Adventures. Please review our Spring Break Policies & FAQ.

*Package enhancements can be added when making your reservation.
*$25 Hotel Dining Credit valid for food and beverage at Congress Hall restaurants and outlets only. All food and beverage must be signed to room for credit to be applied. No Cash Value.

Congress Hall Easter Brunch

Get hopping to Cape May this Easter and enjoy a delicious Easter Sunday Brunch in the Ballroom and exciting family activities at Congress Hall. Easter Brunch in the Ballroom can be booked as a Stay Enhancement with room reservations at Congress Hall, the Star Inn, the Sandpiper, the Congress Place Suites and the Beach Shack.

As the scent of Spring fills the air, head to Cape May for a wonderful Easter celebration. Enjoy a delicious brunch in the Ballroom and participate in all of the fun with the Easter Bunny and his sidekick, Blue! Stay busy all weekend with all of the festivities including Easter egg hunts, scavenger hunts, train rides and our many Spring Break events!

    Congress Hall Easter Brunch
    Sunday, April 12th

    Served from 9:00am - 2:00pm
    Adults: Adults $55.00 | Children (ages 4-12) $19.00
    Children 3 & younger are free

Stay Overnight

Book Easter Brunch in the Ballroom as a Stay Enhancement along with your getaway. Our Reservations Agents will be happy to help with arrangements.

Call to book your
overnight stay: (855) 290-8467

Easter Brunch in the Ballroom can be booked as a Stay Enhancement with room reservations at Congress Hall, the Star Inn, the Sandpiper, the Congress Place Suites and the Beach Shack.

Reserve Your Tickets

Please call the Concierge Desk to reserve your tickets to Easter Brunch in the Ballroom. Due to the popularity of this event, reservations are highly recommended. Reservations are first-come, first-serve.

Call the Concierge Desk
to Reserve Tickets: (609) 884-6542

A credit card is required at the time of booking. Our cancelation policy states that the reservation must be cancelled at least 48 hours prior to the reservation to avoid a full charge to the card for each ticket reserved.

Toll Free Travel

Available through April 30th

Traveling by car for your Cape May getaway? Let us take care of the tolls! Book now and receive deluxe accommodations, a dining credit, and a New Jersey toll fee credit.

Cape Resorts is giving you a break before taxes are due. Located off of Exit 0 on the Garden State Parkway, the resort will cover your New Jersey tolls. Receive a $20 Toll and Transportation credit when you book our Toll Free package.

This package includes:

  • $20 Toll Credit per stay
  • $25 Cape Resort Dining Credit per night*

Book Now

Congress Hall the Virginia Hotel The Sandpiper The Star the Congress Place Suites: (844) 499-9815

*All food and beverage must be signed to your room for the $25 dining credit to be applied. No Cash Value. Additional charges, tax and gratuity will be your responsibility.

PLAYcation

Available May 22 - October 11, 2020

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*
  • A Deluxe Beach Sand Kit 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.

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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congress hall the star sandpiper

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

The Benjamin - $100 Resort Credit

Available Year Round

Enjoy wonderful accommodations and a $100 resort credit with the freedom to choose how to spend it. From farm-to-table dining to evening cocktails to boutique shopping, the choice is yours!

The Benjamin - $100 Resort Credit

Benjamin Franklin knew that the key to a good time was good food, good drink, and good company. This wise founding father is the face of the $100 bill, and now can be found as the face of this exciting getaway. With The Benjamin package you will enjoy wonderful accommodations and a $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. Enjoy cocktails in the Brown Room or some well deserved relaxation in the Sea Spa. Grab a cup of coffee and lite-bites from Tommy's Folly or kick back for a Happy Hour at the Rusty Nail. It's easier than ever with signing privileges throughout all of the Cape Resorts Properties in Cape May. How will you spend your Benjamin?

Package includes:

  • Deluxe Accommodations
  • A $100 resort credit per stay to be used at any Cape Resorts outlets

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the Virginia sandpiper the star beach shack call to book the red or pink virginia cottages: (800) 732-4236

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

resort life

congress hall fitness room treadmills and elliptical machine

Fitness Room

OPEN YEAR-ROUND

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.

congress hall sea spa

Sea Spa

OPEN YEAR-ROUND

The Sea Spa at Congress Hall is 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.

Sandpiper Fitness Center

OPEN YEAR-ROUND

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 was recently enhanced with state-of-the-art strength training and cardio equipment, making it one of the most robust gyms on the island.

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

woman doing yoga

Yoga Sessions

DAILY

Head to the nearby Sandpiper Beach Club to connect mind, body and soul with an hour-long Yoga session, led by expert local instructor Kelsy Wise. Yoga sessions are held in the Piper Lounge daily at 9:00am.

Yoga Sessions are included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest. Non-guests can purchase tickets for $15 from the instructor on the morning of the session.

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Congress Hall
History Tours

AVAILABLE YEAR-ROUND

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.
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History Tours are included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.

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Beach Plum Farm Tour

SEASONAL

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

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Guided Excursions

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

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Children's Programming

SEASONAL

There's always fun to be had in Cape May. From the magic of our Summer Carnivals to the enchantment of Winter Wonderland, our Programming Team is busy at work creating events and activities the whole family will love, no matter the season.
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A selection of Seasonal Children's Programming is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest. Learn More

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Shuttle Service

SEASONAL

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

congress hall bike shop

Congress Hall
Bike Shop

SEASONAL

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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Pool Service

SEASONAL

As a guest of the Star, you'll have full access to Congress Hall's Pool. Order a delicious cocktail and bite from the Pool Bar and Grill and soak up the sun as your enjoy this season's bestseller. Learn More

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

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Beach Service

SEASONAL

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. Learn More

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

beach boot camp instructor in front of the ocean

Beach Boot Camp

SEASONAL

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.

three woman posing at yoga class held on the beach

Yoga

SEASONAL

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.

man and woman walking on beach

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.

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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.
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The Star Inn
29 PERRY STREET
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

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Home Away
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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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