The Chalfonte Hotel B&B in Cape May New Jersey
The Chalfonte Hotel B&B Cape May New Jersey Bed and Breakfast Lodgings Accommodations

Managers: Anne LeDuc and Judy Bartella

Bedrooms: 70

Address: 301 Howard Street, Cape May, New Jersey 08204 USA

Telephone: 609-884-8409,
Toll Free: 888-411-1998

Fax: 609-884-4588

Activities/Attractions: Located at the very tip of New Jersey, and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay, the Jersey Cape is an ideal vacation destination and Victorian Cape May City, the "Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort", has been welcoming visitors for more than a century.

While visiting The Jersey Cape, you'll find so much to do that you'll soon be planning to come again. From action packed boardwalks to quiet, restful beaches, there is something for everyone. Play a round of golf, stroll through nature trails, visit a time gone by in the historic areas, take a fishing trip, enjoy the thrill of boardwalk roller coasters, plunge down a water slide or relax with a good book. Venturing out of the Chalfonte, there is much to learn about, do and see.

  • The Wetlands Institute
  • Cape May Point Lighthouse
  • Cultural events, Concerts, Museums
  • Cape May County Zoo
  • Water sports
  • Birding, Biking
  • Golf
  • Horseback riding, Whale watching
  • Garden tours
  • Horse and buggy tours
  • Victorian home tours
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Ferry rides
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Dining

  • 2004 Winner of The Four Bell Establishment Award by
  • Winner of the 2004 Travel Web Awards/Leading Hotel Site/New Jersey Category
  • Professional Association of Innkeepers International® (PAII) Inn Member

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"Back in the '60s, my mother and her friend (among others) worked in the Hotel in the dining room for the remainder of the summer after some staff had left and became quite close with the cooks in the kitchen. Now, every summer, my mother returns to the Chalfonte to stay. In the summer of 1996, I went with her and I had a romance with the bellhop! My mother told me that thirty years ago, she'd done the same thing. The Chalfonte is ... an old fashioned New Jersey shore good time!! Keep the tradition going!!"

"The Chalfonte is therapy for a too hectic world."

"It was a thrill to be at the Chalfonte and continue the tradition our family started in 1924! The Chalfonte is very special to each of us."


General Information: Welcome to Cape May's most historic Bed and Breakfast Hotel, The Chalfonte Hotel Bed and Breakfast, the oldest continually operating hotel in Victorian Cape May, New Jersey ... since 1876. The Hotel, a national historic landmark, has 70 rooms, all appointed with original antiques. Accommodations are in the main building and in three cottages on the property. Simplicity is the keyword that best describes the guest rooms; all 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 shared baths, located on the hall. It's just like at home ... you go down the hall, close and lock the door and the bathroom's yours!

The Magnolia Room is a traditional dining room/restaurant renowned for its Southern fare as well as a daily grilled fish selection and vegetarian entree. The Magnolia Room serves breakfast and dinner to our hotel guests and to any visitor to Cape May who wants a wonderful dining experience.

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Amex, Travelers checks.

Rates: (Prices quoted in US Dollars)


Full breakfast and dinner are included in room rate.

"I remember when I first visited the Chalfonte I thought this would be a great place to try to have my children and I gather for a yearly get-away. I was not sure though if our schedules would allow us to arrange such an escape. Now, after almost one year, not only have my two sons come to join the staff for the summer but even my daughter and I have returned for a Spring work weekend together and loved it. I've had my wish come true to find a way to gather my children here ... thanks!"

"We just returned from one of the best getaways we've shared in quite a while! Rick and I truly enjoyed our stay at The Chalfonte, and came home twenty friends richer, five pounds heavier, and darn right proud of our new chipping and spackling skills! We are quite intrigued by the overt simplicity of life at the Hotel, juxtaposed against such an intricate web of fascinating characters and gingerbread. The Chalfonte is truly endearing. Thank you very much for your extraordinary hospitality and for sharing your lovely monument to all things worthwhile!"

It's delightful to know that a place exists where families will come that has no air-conditioning, phones or TV. It's testimony to tradition and family rituals; a part of Americana is still alive and well."

"I enjoy the simplicity of a stay at the Chalfonte and the absence of commercial ''sell.' The building is lovely, gracious, and a big plus for me!"

"We greatly enjoyed our stay here. It's wonderful that such a civilized establishment can still thrive! The Chalfonte is an exquisite lodging place, and we will definitely take chambers here again!"