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 guestrooms 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

These adorable suites are a true blast from the past and 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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The Star offers a wide range of guest room options to meet the needs of different travelers from classic hotel guestrooms, to traditional motel-style efficiencies for families to luxurious carriage houses for the most discerning. All rooms offer the same inventive and delightful interior design that’s inspired by the seaside, informed by the hotel’s heritage and accented with a contemporary twist.
In addition, all guestrooms feature modern heat and air conditioning (important on those sultry summer evenings), flat screen TVs, WiFi and daily housekeeping service. Guests can enjoy a coffee shop a few steps away in the Star’s foyer (in season during the summer) as well as all the services and amenities at the adjacent Congress Hall Hotel, including the restaurants, swimming pool, beach services, spa and programs. Other amenities that guests enjoy include:
  • Deluxe Serta mattresses
  • All cotton Belgian linens pressed daily
  • Beach Plum Farm soap, shampoo and conditioner
  • Daily maid service
  • Luxurious down comforter with Italian cotton duvet cover
  • Flat screen TVs
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Coffee maker and coffee (in Star Efficiencies and Carriage House only)
  • Individually controlled heating and air conditioning
  • Free on-site parking for each room


Winter Warm-up

Available through March 31, 2019

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)
  • Plus: Kids Eat Free! (should you decide to bring them)*
  • Save 20% off a Sea Spa massage with purchase of stay enhancement
  • Hot chocolate for two
  • 1pm late check out**

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To book the Congress Place Suites, please call: (800) 732-4236

** 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 Package

Stay Dates: April 12, 2019 - April 28, 2019

Package includes accommodations, Many Wilderness Explorer Activities, Explorers Club backpack, $50 dining credit per night, the option to add Premium Spring Break Activities and more.

Wilderness Adventures
Spring Break Getaway

Thaw out from the winter frost with the ultimate spring break getaway! This year we are excited to introduce the Cape Resorts Explorer’s Club! 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. Be sure to include Easter weekend in your stay and enjoy our Easter Brunch and all the Easter festivities on April 21st.

Spring Break Package includes:

  • Hotel Accommodations
  • An Explorers Club drawstring backpack for the kids, filled with items and special treats for your daily adventures.
  • Many Wilderness Adventure Activities (see activities below)
  • $50 Dining Credit at Congress Hall, per night*
  • Plus the option to add Premium Wilderness Activities and Easter Brunch tickets at the time of booking with our Stay Enhancements!

*Daily credit has no cash value and charges must be signed to your room folio for credit to apply.

Bringing family and friends or just want extra room for your stay, the new Beach Plum Farm Cottages
or the Virginia Cottages could be the ideal place to stay.

A stay at the Beach Plum Farm Cottages during spring break will include the following package components:

  • Farm Cottage or Barn Accommodations
  • An Explorers Club drawstring backpack for the kids, filled with items and special treats for your daily adventures.
  • Many Wilderness Adventure Activities (see daily activities below)
  • Stocked refrigerator with all the makings for a farm fresh breakfast plus other farm treats
  • Access to the Beach Plum Farm golf carts and bicycles
  • Plus the option to add Premium Wilderness Activities and reserve Easter Brunch at Beach Plum Farm at the time of booking with our Stay Enhancements!

To book the Congress Place Suites, please call: (800) 732-4236

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Easter Getaway Eggstravaganza Package

Available April 18, 2019 - April 23, 2019

Get hopping to Cape May this Easter and enjoy a delicious Easter Sunday brunch in the Ballroom, exciting family activities, a late checkout on Easter Sunday and more.

Easter Getaway Eggstravaganza Package

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!

Easter Getaway Package includes:

  • Deluxe Accommodations
  • A delicious Easter Sunday brunch for two in the Ballroom
  • A late check-out of 1pm on Easter Sunday
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Call (855) 290-8467 to book your Easter Getaway today!

*Additional guests can be added to Sunday Easter Brunch as a Stay Enhancement.

Dining Fireside

Available through May 23, 2019

Enjoy deluxe accommodations, dinner for two in the Blue Pig Tavern, and a late check out.

Dining Fireside

The weather may be cold outside, but we have everything you need to stay warm and cozy. Spend the day by the fireplace enjoying good company, a good book, sipping on something delicious or conversing with friends. End the day with a fireside dinner in the Blue Pig Tavern.

Your Package Includes: 

  • Deluxe Accommodations
  • Dinner for Two in the Blue Pig Tavern ($75 Dining Credit)* 
  • 1:00 pm Late Checkout**

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*All food and beverage must be signed to your room for the $75 dining credit to be applied.
**Late checkout is based on availability and does not apply on Friday and Saturday departures.

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.

Indulgent Sea Spa Retreat

Available Year Round

Refresh the mind and revitalize the body. Indulge in the finest selection of pampering treatments with a relaxing Sea Spa experience.

Indulgent Sea Spa Retreat

Inspired by fresh, local ingredients, the Spa is excited to offer Beach Plum Farm bath products, made with ingredients located just two miles from Congress Hall. With the Indulgent Sea Spa Retreat, you will leave feeling rested, refreshed, and rejuvenated.

As our guest you will enjoy:

  • Deluxe Accommodations
  • $100 Sea Spa Credit*
  • Post-Treatment Refresher, Beach Plum Farm Juice
  • A gift set of Beach Plum Farm Amenities

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Please call 609-884-6543 to reserve your spa treatment.

*Reservations strongly recommended. Spa reservations must be made prior to your arrival, other wise availability is not guaranteed. This voucher can be applied toward spa services only. No Cash Value.

Date Night in Cape May

Available Year Round

Treat your special someone to a romantic getaway in Cape May, complete with an intimate evening of artisanal cocktails and cuisine at the Ebbitt Room.

Date Night in Cape May

Make every celebration or evening truly memorable with an epicurean experience. Expertly-crafted libations and farm-fresh classic American cuisine are accompanied by the sweet sounds of the piano. Whatever the milestone, we will provide the gracious touch and exceptional service that ensure indelible memories.

Your package includes:

  • Deluxe Accommodations
  • $100 Ebbitt Room Dining Credit (per stay)*

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

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.

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 features state-of-the art equipment and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just sign in at the front desk.

Congress Hall
History Tours

Come over to Congress Hall for our interactive tours led by "Annie Knight" who owned the hotel from 1904-1931. Tours begin in the lobby and feature a 60-minute walking tour through the halls and basement of this grand hotel. Explore Congress Hall and learn more about its remarkable story.

For more information or to purchase your tickets to the History Tour, please call our Concierge at (609) 884-6542 or email us at [email protected]

Beach Plum Farm Tour

Come learn where your vacation meals begin! Almost all the vegetables, eggs and even some of the meat you eat at The Blue Pig and the Boiler Room comes from our very own 62-acre Beach Plum Farm. Located less than two miles away from our hotels, the farm lies on a scenic stretch of land just out of sight of the ocean. Stop by and enjoy a guided or self-guided tour. Learn More.

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. Rent a bike at the Congress Hall Bike Shop, go for an invigorating run on the beach (maybe you’ll see some dolphins!), or ask the front desk for recommendations for nearby hikes and nature walks.

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.

Congress Hall Pool


We know our beaches are pretty special, but a change of scenery is always nice, especially on vacation. As a guest of the Star, you'll be able to relax on a lounger surrounded by lush gardens of Congress Hall. Make new friends, reconnect with a familiar face from your last visit, take a dip in the heated pool, and order a delicious drink and bite from our full-service bar.

Beach Service


As our guest, you'll receive complimentary use of loungers, umbrellas and towels on the beach directly in front of Congress Hall. For the ultimate vacation treat, rent one of our classic yellow and white striped beach tents and learn first hand just how good a perfect day at the beach can feel.

Beach Boot Camp


Feeling inspired to exercise in the beautiful beach-side setting? We have a great way to provide some gain without the pain. While you’ll definitely work up a sweat, the tranquil ocean views will make your experience something to look forward to rather than dread, we promise.



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, the fresh sea breeze, the scent of hydrangeas and freshly cut grass and the beautiful setting create one of the best yoga experiences you’ll find anywhere.

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.

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