Congress Hall is a more upscale Jersey Shore experience. It was founded in 1816 and what started as a hotel is not a network of lodging options and restaurants that make up the area. Congress Hall brings a sophisticated, traditional family-friendly experience to your beach stays, but their change of hotels also offers home/villa rentals for those looking to bring friends and family together and cater to themselves. Throughout the year they host events that welcome guests back over and over, even when the water is just to cold to even consider dipping your toes into. A visit here will take everything you thought you knew about the Jersey Shore out of your mindset and give you a taste of what a true gem this area really is.