Good morning! I hope you’re having a good weekend. Paul and I have been in Cape May for a quick couple’s getaway.
We took advantage of a Black Friday deal back in November and scheduled a few days at Congress Hall for this Valentine’s Day weekend.
I actually stayed here many years ago on a press trip, so it was fun to come back and experience it with Paul. They offer daily tours of the hotel, which we took advantage of, and that was really cool. We also took advantage of their excellent Sea Spa yesterday morning.
Here are some pictures from the tour. This is the Hall of Presidents, where there is an account of the history of the hotel.
We thought it might be kind of lonely here during the off season, but we could not have been more wrong about that. The hotel is hopping!
In fact, we couldn’t even get a seat in The Brown Room – their elegant bar and lounge that I was looking forward to re-visiting. It was full by 2PM yesterday afternoon! I really wish they would limit that to hotel guests only.
I took a few pictures this morning, when it was empty, so you can see how beautiful it is.
Because it’s the off-season, and we had that Black Friday 30% off deal, we splurged on the Presidential Suite. Like the rest of this historic seaside hotel, the suite is decorated in that American heritage style that Congress Hall is known for.
I really appreciate having the sitting room, since Paul likes to sleep in, and I’m always up early. I’ve enjoyed hanging out in here reading and working both mornings and during some down time yesterday afternoon.
Isn’t the decor lovely!?! I love the use of color. This is a little desk area in the bedroom. I believe all of the deluxe rooms have this little area.
The beds are rather plain, but very comfortable.
And the bathroom is amazing. If I had stayed here before we remodeled our master bath, I would have tried to copy this exactly. I love the combination of tile and marble and shiny silver fixtures.
While we’ve enjoyed the luxe accommodations, the Presidential Suite is a rather busy location, right above the pool area and the front of the hotel, where people are coming and going at all hours. I can’t say I’d recommend reserving this room during high season, especially considering the much higher price point at that time of year, but it was perfect for this winter weekend getaway.
We wandered down to the Washington Street Mall yesterday afternoon, and like the hotel, we were amazed by how busy it was, considering it’s February. It was nice to see everyone out and about. After we grabbed lunch at The Ugly Mug, we walked it off on the Promenade, taking in the ocean views.
We’re getting ready to head downstairs to The Blue Pig for breakfast, and then it will be time to pack up and head home. I took a few pictures of the restaurant during our tour yesterday. Every area of the hotel is so thoughtfully decorated.
So that’s what we’ve been up to this weekend!
We aren’t really invested in this year’s Super Bowl, but I’m sure we’ll tune in this evening. I’ll probably make Buffalo Chicken Dip for the kids, if they stick around. I’m sure David will have plans with friends, and Becca might, as well. Caroline has no interest in the game, nor do I, but we’ll still enjoy some game day snacks.
What are you up to? Any fun plans for the Super Bowl? Either way, enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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