The Chalfonte

301 Howard St., Cape May, 08204, NJ

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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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  • Victorian B&B
  • Spacious guestrooms and suites
  • Meal plans available

Family Interests

  • Beach

Family Amenities

  • Meal Plan
  • Onsite Dining


fantastic chicken dinner

by Clark L

I grew up in CM and have such fond memories of eating fried chicken at the Chalfonte. When I go home to visit I try to stop in for that same meal and whenever I do I'm never disappointed. The staff is also so friendly and helpful.

Third time is a charm

by Justin W

This is the third time this year I have stayed at the Chalfonte Hotel. Over the summer, I spent the night in the main hotel which is closed for the winter months since it not insulated for the colder months.

This is the third time I have stayed in the Southern Quarters, the hotel's annex and have had a very nice stay. The first two times, I was placed in the same third floor attic room which I liked but was hard to maneuver around because I am so tall.

For this stay, I was on the second floor in room 6 and it was much better and I had more room to move around plus the bathroom was just renovated and was very modern with plenty of space to take a shower or bath. The bed was so nice and soft and I had to throw most of the eight pillows on the bed on the floor because there was too many of them. The room was spotless, nicely decorated and comfortable with a TV. Not much of a view unless you like to look at the house next store or stairs but at night who cares. I just sunk in the bed and relaxed. It was so quiet that I slept like a log.

There were only two small problems. One the room was not as decorated for the holidays as last year and I had to replaced the dying poinsettia with one from the first floor and the candies they set out for the guests for the holidays were stale. They need to look at these details when they are setting up for the holidays.

Still it was quiet, comfortable and well worth the $85.00 they charge a night. They are very fair with this.

I will be back in the warmer months.