If you need a highly ranked hotel in New Jersey, I hope you like the Shore.

US News and World Report (which seems to rank everything) is out with their rankings of the best hotels in America and their choices in New Jersey lean toward ocean views.

Their top-ranked New Jersey hotel is Congress Hall in Cape May, ranked at four stars (out of five).

Built in 1816, Congress Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, offering a unique blend of Victorian architecture and modern amenities. The grand exterior and meticulously maintained grounds add to the hotel's elegant atmosphere.

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Congress Hall is located on the beach and right next to the popular Washington Street Mall, with its shopping and dining options.

The second highest ranked New Jersey hotel is The Reeds at Shelter Haven in Stone Harbor, also in the four star class. A luxurious boutique hotel, it offers a year-round getaway experience with stunning waterfront views, plush accommodations, and a variety of amenities and activities.

The Reeds boasts a variety of stylish and comfortable guest rooms and suites, all designed with coastal chic in mind and featuring plush furnishings, indigenous textiles, and breathtaking views of the bay or the Atlantic Ocean.

Ranked third in the state is another Cape May hotel, The Virginia Hotel.

Built in 1875, The Virginia Hotel also boasts a rich history and Victorian architecture. While not as grand as Congress Hall, it maintains a distinctive elegance with a classic white exterior and well-maintained grounds. Nestled amongst lush gardens and just steps from the beach, it offers a peaceful and picturesque setting.

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