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Cape May's oldest original hotel featuring the Magnolia Room Restaurant and The King Edward Bar.

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 cater to every budget with 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 daughter's Dot and Lucille; who today continue the 90-year tradition of turning out their beloved family recipes for Chalfonte guests.

The King Edward Bar is famous for its classic cocktails and casual ambiance.

Our guests continuously return from around the world to enjoy this very special destination.

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    The King Edward Bar

    This legendary hangout is an intimate place where locals and guests mingle over domestic & imported beers, fine wines, and classic cocktails.

  • Chalfonte Book by Karen Fox

    The history of The Chalfonte for your library collection

    The Chalfonte... The Grand Dame in the historic seaside town of Cape May, NJ, is the oldest original hotel celebrating over 140 years! Purchase this literary piece of history that honors the past and looks forward to the future.

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    The Chalfonte Experience!

    The Chalfonte is a traditional seashore hotel unlike any other in historic Cape May. For generations, guests have returned for the Chalfonte's unique charm and simplistic ambiance.

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