The Dormer House

800 Columbia Avenue , Cape May, NJ 08204 USA (Show map)


One of the great summer houses of the 1890's. You'll enjoy the essence of gracious living in modern day comfort. Wake-up to a delicious country breakfast in our sunroom at tables for two and rock away on our loooong porches for tea and sweets in the afternoon. A/C, private baths, flat panel wide screen tv's pillow top mattresses, jacuzzi suites, on-site parking, conveniently located. "Come for the tea...Stay for the night". Ask about our specials.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.6

What an amazing experience!

5 on June 26, 2016

What a great old house! The neighborhood is walking distance to the beach, shops, and dining. Rooms were clean. Staff was very friendly. We enjoyed it thoroughly. Thank you.

Anniversary Stay

4.4 on June 24, 2016

We celebrated our wedding anniversary here and enjoyed our stay very much. The staff was very helpful and friendly and gave us some great suggestions for exploring Cape Mary.

Wonderful time!

5 on June 18, 2016

Everything was perfect. Great place and wonder people. Our honeymoon was fabulous and they all made us feel like family.

Best relaxing weekend getaway!

5 on June 07, 2016

This our second time staying at the Dormer House. We rarely getaway alone being we have 3 daughters and it seems every time we do we book the Dormer House. We love the staff they make you feel so comfortable & the breakfast is outstanding. Every morning they cook up something different and its freshly made when you enter the dining room. Best family run bed and breakfast we've ever been to. Not to mention close to the beach & the cape may shopping strip! We'll be booking another in the near future.

Relaxing place for a getaway

5 on June 04, 2016

We have been staying hear at least once a year for the last 15 years,the place and the people could not be nicer,we would not think of staying anywhere else when in Cape May

Relaxing get away

4.8 on May 31, 2016

Excellant get away-quiet but you were aware staff was present.Loved the extra amenities -coffee service and the afternoon tea service so delicious!

Very nice stay

4.0 on May 28, 2016

This was our first experience with a B&B and it was really nice. We will do this again! Nice people and the location was pretty central to all Cape May has to offer. Excellent breakfast and treats with afternoon tea on the pretty enclosed porch or the nice big outside porch that also had tables, chairs, rockers, and even a porch swing for two! Minor issues like doorknobs, but Mr. Doherty is on the job with ongoing repairs.

Our stay was excellent in all respects. We would go back and recommend to others.

4.6 on May 27, 2016


Most enjoyable B&B in Cape May

3.4 on May 25, 2016

Over the past 7 years my wife and I have stayed at the Dormer House on average 7 times. It is a very nice B&B, centrally located, is well maintained and the breakfasts have been very good. Our last visit was again most enjoyable. One item we did notice, our room was not as clean as it has been in the past. We still consider the Dormer House a very nice place to stay while in Cape May.

Excellent wwekend stay!

5 on May 23, 2016

Friendly, excellent service, food was great, lovely accomadations, lication is right in the heart of things!

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Rooms & Rates



  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type

Island, Oceanfront

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Bath robes, Board games, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, VCR, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2:00PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Please inquire
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit when reservation is made,balance due on arrival.
  • Cancellations: Refund given minus a $20. bookeeping fee, only if we are able to re-rent your entire stay.



Lucille and Dennis Doherty

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  • Time Served: from 8:30 to 9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area