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Chalfonte Hotel
Bed & Breakfast

Cape May, New Jersey

The Chalfonte is located centrally in Cape May within walking distance of shops, restaurants and attractions, and situated just footsteps from the expansive Cape May
beaches and promenade.

Guests have chosen the Chalfonte because they are offered more than a place to stay.


Unfettered by modern pressures, guests keep coming back again and again, to experience the tranquility and charm, and the locale and culture. With the draw of the beaches, the activities available on the Cape, and the Hotel's extensive calendar of concerts, workshops, events and exhibits, The Chalfonte is a perfect "home base" for you, our guest.

Built in the nineteenth century, the Chalfonte offers "the view from yesterday" — genteel Southern-style hospitality, ornate gingerbread verandas lined with comfortable rocking chairs and a constant sea breeze to rejuvenate and refresh.

Her wrap-around verandas, Italianate cupola and size give the Chalfonte a distinctive profile. The hotel now occupies nearly an entire city block.

Visitors cannot resist snapping pictures from every imaginable angle, earning the hotel the moniker of "most photographed building in Cape May." The Hotel lends itself to unusual photo ops and has stopped many visitors in their tracks, sending them reaching for camera or sketchbook.

Chalfonte Signature Weddings

"The Chalfonte gave us the elegant Cape May reception we dreamed about. The Victorian setting just gave it the perfect touch. Our guests definitely had an unforgettable time to remember."
-Angela Post, 2009

"Thank you so much for all your help and planning to make our wedding at The Chalfonte perfect. It was truly a special day, and we will treasure the memories from this day for the rest of our lives. We could not have asked for a more perfect location for our wedding than The Chalfonte and we would not hesitate to recommend it to others. Thank you again!"
-Hilary & Chad Lear

With a warm Southern ambiance reminiscent of Gone With the Wind, your wedding at the Chalfonte is certain to be a memorable event for both you and your guests. Hold an outdoor ceremony in our Secret Garden, mingle with guests along the sweeping verandas for hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, enjoy service of our nationally acclaimed fare and dance the night away in the grand Magnolia Room. Our unique history as the oldest continuously operating hotel in the nation’s original seaside resort, provides the perfect setting for your wedding

Accommodations are in the main building and in three cottages on the property.  Simplicity is the keyword that best describes the guest rooms.


All rooms are furnished with beautiful marble-topped dressers and washstands,ceiling fans, and an outer louvered door to welcome the fresh ocean breezes.

A variety of room types allows guests to select cozy, quaint rooms for Summer escapes, or larger accommodations ideal for family vacations.  In addition, Chalfonte guests can choose from rooms with a private bath, or semi-private baths, located on the hall.

The Chalfonte room rates range from $70 to $499 plus tax and gratuities, and are based on Double Occupancy.  Rooms do not have air-conditioning, televisions or telephones, making for a lovely distraction-free vacation!

We also have a cottage available for rent by the week (Saturday to Saturday) that may suit your needs ast well!


Dining in the nationally acclaimed Magnolia Room is an experience in traditional Southern fare. Featuring Dot and Lucille's famous fried chicken, crab cakes, yeast risen rolls, corn pudding, spoon bread and delicious desserts, our three-course price-fixe menu is one of the best values in town! The Magnolia Room also offers daily grilled fish specials and vegetarian options, a morning breakfast buffet and Sunday dinner buffet. Our veranda on a summer evening is the outstanding dinner location in Cape May.

The Magnolia Room is open to the public. Breakfast and dinner are served daily in season. Reservations are recommended.

Large parties love us and we love them! Many restaurants avoid settings over six, but we are happy to accommodate your crowd of out-of-town guests, the birthday celebration or the extended family group.

Families traveling with young children are encouraged to take advantage of our Children’s Dining Room. A fully supervised “dining and entertainment” space located adjacent to the Magnolia Room, the Children’s Dining Room caters to our littlest guests between the ages of three and eight years.

This property has been featured in;

Dallas Morning News, Washington Post, Travel & Leisure, Washingtonian, Philadelphia Inquirer, New York Times, Country Inns, Richmond Times, Mid-Atlantic Country, Star and Wave, Virginian Pilot & Ledger-Star, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, South Jersey Weddings., PBS Channel 12, Discovery Channel and Maryland Public TV.

The Chalfonte is a traditional seashore hotel unlike any
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Chalfonte Hotel
Bed & Breakfast

301 Howard Street
Cape May, New Jersey
Toll Free: 888-411-1998

Fax: 609-884-4588
E-mail: info@chalfonte.com
Homepage: www.chalfonte.com
Innkeeper: Bob Mullock

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