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Breakfast with Santa & More at Congress Hall



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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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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 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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packages

Thanksgiving Dinner in the Ballroom

Leave the Thanksgiving cooking to the chefs at Congress Hall this year and enjoy a delicious buffet in the Ballroom. Thanksgiving Dinner in the Ballroom can be booked as a Stay Enhancement with room reservations at Congress Hall, the Star Inn, the Sandpiper, and the Congress Place Suites.

Executive Chef Michael Greenstein has prepared a delectable buffet menu featuring prized heritage turkey, buttery mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables and more, all using ingredients sourced from the fields of Beach Plum Farm. Join us in the Ballroom for the afternoon's feast, or choose to start a new Thanksgiving tradition this year and stay overnight in one of our beautiful Cape May hotels. Nap away post-dessert in the plush comfort of our guest rooms. Afterwards, set out to discover the beauty and excitement of Fall in Cape May.

    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH
    DINNER SERVED FROM 1:00PM TO 6:00PM

    Adults $45
    Children
    (ages 4-12) $19
    Children 3 and younger are free.

    *Prices are non-inclusive of tax, gratuity, and alcohol.

Sold Out

Tickets to Thanksgiving Dinner in the Ballroom are now sold out.

We invite you to join us for a delicious Thanksgiving Dinner at the Rusty Nail, the Blue Pig Tavern or the Ebbitt Room.

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.

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 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.

Breakfast with Santa at Congress Hall

Santa is coming to Congress Hall’s Grand Ballroom! Enjoy a delicious breakfast and visit with Jolly Old St. Nick. Breakfast with Santa 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.

This breakfast buffet includes scrambled eggs with fresh herbs, bacon, fruit, buttermilk pancakes, sweet treats, and much more. Kids will get the chance to tell Father Christmas all of their Christmas wishes, while parents snap a pretty picture for the mantle. This is a Cape May holiday favorite that you won't want to miss!

    November 30th - December 22nd

    November 30th
    December 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st & 22nd

    9:00am - 2:00pm
    in the Congress Hall Ballroom

    Adults $28
    Children (ages 4-12) $16
    Children 3 and younger are complimentary

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Stay Overnight

Book Breakfast with Santa 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

Breakfast with Santa 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 Breakfast With Santa. 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.

Christmas Dinner in the Ballroom

Leave the Christmas cooking to the Chefs at Congress Hall this year and join us for a beautiful Dinner in the Ballroom. Christmas Dinner 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.

Executive Chef Michael Greenstein has prepared a delicious buffet menu featuring Christmas ham, buttery mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables and more. Join us in the Ballroom for the afternoon's feast, or choose to start a new holiday tradition this year and stay overnight in one of our beautiful Cape May hotels. When Santa takes his ride around the world, stay with us and wake up in Cape May on Christmas morning. Enjoy our Winter Wonderland, and sip on hot cocoa as you stroll along our Veranda. Walk around Cape May and discover the beautiful lights and charm of our Victorian town at this special time of year.

    Wednesday, December 25th
    Served from 1:00pm - 6:00pm

    Adults: $50
    Children: (ages 4-12) $20
    Children 3 and younger are complimentary

Stay Overnight

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

Call to book: (855) 290-8467

Christmas Dinner 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 Christmas Dinner 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.

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**
  • 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.

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.

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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congress hall 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.

While You're Here

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 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.

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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.

historic photo of congress hall staff posed for picture

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.
View Shuttle Schedule

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.

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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.

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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

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