by Lissa Poirot
The oldest continuously operating hotel in Cape May, the historic Chalfonte is set in a Victorian building that has been open since 1876. Tucked down a quiet side street, not too far from the beach, the hotel features spacious guestrooms and suites. The Bridal and Presidential Suites both provide a two-bedroom setting with king and queen beds, while the Satterfield Cottage is a four-bedroom cottage rental, all best suited for families who want to enjoy a Victorian B&B with kids. Meal plans are available, from the European Plan that includes a full breakfast daily, or the Modified American Plan that includes full breakfast and three-course dinner daily in the Magnolia Room restaurant.
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by Cynthia B
Had buffet dinner on Sunday and loved the Southern cooking! Loved sitting on the old wrap around porch with a drink before dinner, just sitting and relaxing afterwards. Nice place and nice people.
Skillet fried chicken, fish, country ham, Mac and cheese, stewed tomatoes, black eyed peas flavored with ham hock, biscuits, all kinds of salads, two desserts, all well done!
The Chalfonte is the oldest (1876) original hotel in Cape May, and a remarkable architectual masterpiece. A majestic wrap around porch and a cascade of American flags fly proudly . Set 2 blocks from the beach, passes for chairs are included with your registry. The elegant Magnolia Room for meals, and King Edward Bar complete the effect . The lobby is welcoming , with delicious cold water and cookies. The staff is friendly and efficient. The Secret Garden is adorable with plants, flowers, and hanging old fashioned sinks! That said, I just cannot recommend the hotel for accommodations. It's not there is no TV, no phone, no clocks, no elevator. That adds to its charm. Perhaps it's because the AC was inadequate ,and Wifi did not work? Maybe it's because the shared bathroom was small and spooky with a tiny lock ? Perhaps it's the lack of security, with exterior doors open all day and night , on every floor? They were the only source of egress in a fire or emergency, but this was disconcerting . Each room had an outer louvered door ((part of the original building) which banged loudly when entering a room. Mine was on the 3rd floor, and the only window opened onto a red roof. Needless to say, between no AC in the uncomfortable heat, and the easy roof top entry, I was awake all night! Also, there is no parking. i took uber to my event, so NOT to lose my long sought for space on the street. I will return to enjoy Dinner and experience the beautiful charming ambiance of Chalfonte.