Established in 1876, the historic Chalfonte Hotel is recognized as the oldest original hotel in Cape May, America's first seaside resort. Located just two blocks from the beach and steps from the heart of town, The Chalfonte offers a unique seashore experience defined by warm, Southern-style hospitality.
We offer cottage rentals, spacious suites, guest rooms with premium and European style baths, and traditional rooms with shared baths down the hall. Guest rooms feature crisp linens and cool seaside colors, and are free of televisions, telephones, and clock radios.
Our nationally acclaimed Magnolia Room Restaurant serves Southern-style fare with lovingly prepared family recipes by the third generation of Dickerson women, whose matriarch Clementine came with the Satterfield family every summer from their Virginia home. Clementine's daughter Helen followed, and later Helen's daughters Dot and Lucille. Today, Lucille continues to honor the family legacy of culinary excellence.
The King Edward Bar is famous for its classic cocktails, casual ambiance and live music.
For generations, guests have returned for the Chalfonte's unique charm & warm hospitality.