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About Marquis de Lafayette Hotel

Delightful service, inspiring views & incredible location

Historic elegance with picturesque views of One of America’s Best Beaches, the Marquis de Lafayette Hotel is the grand seaside hotel of Cape May, New Jersey — America’s oldest seaside resort has been serving our guests since 1885.

Each of our 82 beautifully and comfortably appointed hotel rooms and suites overlook the ocean, so you can relax and take in the sights and sounds of the New Jersey shore from the comfort of your private balcony or patio. Our two apartment-style, townview units give you large, private, fully furnished sun decks to take in the sun as well as full kitchens and plenty of space for relaxing or entertaining friends and family, perfect for extended stays. All of our accommodations are 100% smoke-free to allow you to enjoy the shore’s natural fragrances and fresh ocean breezes.

The Marquis de Lafayette Hotel maintains a casual victorian beach charm that makes it the perfect destination for couples and families alike – rates include a complimentary stay for two children under the age of 8! All family members, including the furry four legged ones, are welcome at The Marquis de Lafayette Hotel. The Marquis de Lafayette Hotel is the pet-friendliest hotel in Cape May, NJ with 17 rooms and suites on the first floor that are especially designed to accommodate pets. Breakfast at our very own 501 Beach @ the marquis Restuarant is included complimentary with your stay. 

Surrounding the Marquis de Lafayette Hotel are century-old mansions and homes that make Victorian Cape May a National Historic Landmark. The city is filled with many fine shops, restaurants, dinner theaters, museums, and galleries all with in easy walking distance from the hotel and of course our top rated world-classes beaches.

We take pride in our careful attention to every detail of your stay, with a level of service, amenities, and warmth found only at the most respected hotels and resorts of America. We invite you to join the legion of loyal guests who return time and again to enjoy the classic comfort of the Marquis de Lafayette Hotel, Cape May's finest.