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New Jersey Shore Hotels

Chalfonte

  • 301 Howard St. Map It
  • Cape May
  • Local Flavor

Pros

  • Large inventory of rooms and price options
  • Family-friendly
  • Downtown location

Cons

  • Even with renovations, many rooms and facilities are outdated
  • Food is hit-or-miss

Updated 06/13/2012

Fodor's Review

This is the real thing, a Victorian summer hotel (1876) on the boardwalk with striped green awnings and crisp white paint. The Chalfonte keeps it simple and friendly. Room are pleasantly spartan with wood floors and white curtains and bedspreads; some share bathrooms. Children are more than welcome—a supervised kid's dining room has its own menu. Parents dine in the Magnolia Room or on the boardwalk-long veranda. Southern-style fried chicken, smothered pork chops, corn

pudding, and flaky biscuits are made by sisters Lucille and Dot, as their mother, Chalfonte's former beloved cook, taught them. A renovation in 2010 added air-conditioning, heat, and private baths to many of the rooms.

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Hotel Information

Address:

301 Howard St., Cape May, New Jersey, 08204, United States

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Phone:

609-884–8409; 888-411–1998

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Columbus Day–late May
  • 70 rooms, most with bath
  • Some meals

Updated 06/13/2012

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