The Chalfonte Hotel      
301 Howard St, Cape May, NJ 08204-0475, USA    
(888) 411-1998, (609) 884-8409


- $300

Book a Room $130 - $300

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Circa 1876. This 70-room hotel was built by Civil War hero Colonel Henry Sawyer. The hotel features wraparound porches, simply appointed rooms with marble-topped dressers and other original antiques. The fare in the Magnolia Room is Southern-style with fresh fish daily and vegetarian options. Children of all ages are welcome, and there is a supervised children's dining room for guests aged six and under. Much of the hotel's restoration and preservation is accomplished by dedicated volunteers and architectural students who have adopted the hotel as their own. Painting workshops, Elderhostel educational programs, weekly events and entertainment, group retreats, weddings and family reunions are offered.

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$130 to $300

Payment Types Accepted Include American Express, Master Card, Discover, Visa, Personal Checks and Travelers Checks.


This property has 70 total guest accommodations, 13 with private bath, 2 cottages and 2 conference rooms. The types of beds available include King, Queen, Twin and Double.

  • Child Care
  • Copy Machine
  • Fax

Events Hosted

    • Family Reunions
    • Seminars
    • Meetings
    • Weddings
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Workshops
    • Retreats

Inns Of Interest

    • Still in the Family

Liquor License

    • Full

Romantic Interest

Long veranda with rocking chairs, intimate Victorian bar

Innkeepers Association Memberships


Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

Two nights on weekends, three nights on holiday weekends


14-day cancellation less $25 fee


Smoke Free Property.

Other Activities

    • Amusement Park
    • Antiquing
    • Art Galleries
    • Beaches
    • Bicycling
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Live Theater
    • Museums
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Tennis
    • Water Sports
    • Wineries
    • Nature Trails
    • Whale Watching
    • Birding

Historic Interest

Cold Springs Village (4 miles).

Historic Awards:

  • National Register (Applied)
  • National Register (Granted)
  • State Register (Granted)
  • Local Register (Granted)
  • National Historical Site (Granted)
  • State Historical Site (Granted)
  • City Historical Site (Granted)

Historic Memberships:

  • National Trust
  • State Historical Society
  • Local Historical Society
  • City Historical Society

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We love the relaxed and genteel atmosphere, the feeling of having stepped into another time is delightful.

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