Whether you’re staying at our Cape May hotel, stopping in for the best drinks and food in Cape May at Harry’s Ocean Bar & Grille, or simply stopping by our website, here are the top 10 ways you can help us celebrate our 50th birthday at the Montreal Beach Resort!

1. Stay with us.

What better way to celebrate 50 years with us than spending a weekend – or a week or two – overlooking the surf and sand from your ocean view room at the Montreal Beach Resort? We can’t think of any – that’s why this is our first suggestion!

2. Toast with us over a bottle of our limited-edition Chateau Montreal/Harry’s Reserve.

“Chateau Montreal/Harry’s Reserve” – the Montreal Beach Resort’s new wine, bottled exclusively to commemorate the Cape May Beachfront Hotel’s golden anniversary celebration in 2016 – is a great way to ‘toast’ the hotel’s 50th birthday, and you – our loyal guests – to join in the celebration!

Only 50 cases of Chateau Montreal will be available for sale in the Wine Cellar – the Montreal Beach Resort’s onsite liquor store – as well as by the glass at Harry’s Ocean Bar & Grille – the Cape May Hotel’s onsite restaurant.

3. Dine in new surroundings with old friends.

Located right here at our beachfront hotel and named after our founder and patriarch, Harry Hirsch, we are pleased to unveil an exciting new restaurant and bar design, along with newly curated food and spirit offerings, at Harry’s Ocean Bar & Grille.

New features include the largest indoor/outdoor bar of any Cape May hotel on the beach, and a freshly redesigned panoramic ocean patio. There is also new lighting, color schemes and flooring, along with eclectic décor highlighted by area artifacts and historical photos, reclaimed Douglas Fir tabletops, exposed Edison bulbs, rustic stained wood paneling, exposed brick, wood slat benches/banquets and more. Already a Cape May ‘must-do’ and a great place to enjoy dining inside or out, Harry’s Ocean Bar & Grille is now even better.

4. Shop for stuff to remember our birthday by.

If you love the Montreal, you’ll love our new online store, where you can purchase our 50th anniversary commemorative book, a souvenir beach towel or other fun stuff found exclusively at the Montreal Beach Resort for our 50th birthday.

Our 160-plus-page commemorative book, ‘A Cape May Story,’ documents the Montreal Beach Resort’s history and growth throughout the years. Heartwarming memories, historical facts and nostalgic photos are found throughout this fun, fact-filled coffee table book by Cape May resident and author Diane Stopyra, drafted in honor of the Montreal Beach Resort’s 50th anniversary.

5. Snap a Sandcastle Selfie.

What’s 8-plus feet high, made of sand, and is on display at the Montreal Beach Resort this summer as a part of our 50th birthday celebration? It’s our Montreal Beach Resort Sandcastle of course! Don’t visit our hotel or restaurant without snapping a selfie of you and your family and friends around this impressive custom creation. What started as six tons of loose sand is now a one-of-a-kind castle creation by local sand sculptor, Jeff Trumbauer. But don’t wait too long. The castle walls will give way to colder weather in a few months – so come snap that selfie now!

6. Enter our Instagram contest (registered guests only).

 If you like Instagram, and you like taking selfies, then our Instagram Guest Scavenger Hunt Contest is for you. Upon check-in at our Cape May beachfront hotel, you will receive a contest packet – with 50 Cape May landmarks to visit and take selfies at during your stay. The more you visit and post to Instagram, the more you can win great memorabilia from the Montreal. Visit our Facebook page to see some recent winners – and check in soon to check it out!

7. Capture your Montreal Moment in front of our Step and Repeat. 

Stop into our Cape May Hotel lobby and strike a pose in front of our 50th Anniversary Step and Repeat backdrop – it’s a great way to capture your Montreal Moment and it’s the next best thing to Hollywood’s red carpet!

8. Share your experience on social media – #‎MontrealResort50

Let your friends and family know that you’re having a great time celebrating at the Montreal Beach Resort Cape May Hotel by sharing your photos, comments and reviews on social media and TripAdvisor and tagging them with #MontrealResort50. Whether it’s a Montreal Memory in front of the sandcastle, by our pool, in our restaurants, on the beach or on your room’s balcony enjoying the view – your memories are worth sharing!

9. Join the fun and enjoy the views on our rooftop deck and bar.

Enjoy pet friendly patio dining or a cocktail on our rooftop deck and bar. Cushy seating and our signature Orange Crushes made to order with fresh-squeezed oranges will make you feet right at home; and the spectacular views of the ocean and beach will make you want to never leave. Live music adds to the festivities nightly.

10. Spend a day at the Montreal Beach Club with a good book. (We have one in mind.)

What better way to enjoy our 160-plus-page commemorative book, ‘A Cape May Story,’ than with your toes in the sand at our Montreal Beach Club? Located directly on the beach in front of the Resort, this exclusive span of Cape May Beach features luxurious private cabanas, umbrellas, beach chairs and beach attendants to look after your every need. Hungry beach goers can enjoy beach service from the resort’s restaurant, Harry’s Ocean Bar & Grille – with chairside food and drink service. Unlike any other Club on the Jersey Shore, the Montreal Beach Club takes beach days to a whole new level.

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