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

Nice! Pleasant and well run.

4.0 on July 15, 2016

A pleasant and affordable bed and breakfast to stay in.

Siblings Vacation

5 on July 14, 2016

My husband, his big brother, little sister, his brother wife and I all went on vacation to Cape May together. We booked 2 rooms at The Dormer house. It is so pretty, each room unique but beautiful( we checked our each others rooms right away! and also my husband and I stayed there on our honeymoon 7 years ago, in yet a different room) The staff was always very friendly. Breakfast each morning was absolutely delicious! and more then enough for each person. no one went hungry! We arrived in Cape May earlier then check in and stayed later then check out but they still happily allowed us to leave our cars in their lot! I will definitely stay here again and again, maybe we will check our each and every room! I would recommend this B&B to anyone!

The Dormer House a great place to stay

4.0 on July 12, 2016

Heard it was sold hope the new owners keep the house the same with the friendly atmosphere

Totally worth the visit !

5 on July 11, 2016

Breakfast was great on both mornings of our stay... the pancakes were some of the best I've ever had. The room was very cute and clean. Private bath with hot water. Parking lot in the backyard. Close to the beach. Very friendly staff. -George & Esfir

Dormer Stay

5 on July 08, 2016

Really enjoyed the cottage. We'll miss Denise and Lucille who are retiring. We've stayed at the Dormer House 5 times and it's been outstanding every time.

A Great Place to Stay

4.8 on June 27, 2016

I was part of a group having a reunion at the Dormer House last weekend. My third floor room was very comfortable, and our afternoon teas and breakfasts were delicious. We were close to everything, yet had plenty of room on the wide front porch to rock and catch up with each other. It was a perfect choice!

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.

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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 $30. 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