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
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Cozy B&B

4.6 on August 21, 2016

Wonderfully pleasant experience! Have visited twice and look forward to coming back again.

Another wonderful stay at the Dormer House

3.8 on August 18, 2016

This was our 5th time to the Dormer House, and it was as great as the other times. It's a wonderful place to stay, with great accommodations. We were a little sad to hear that the original owners, Lucille and Dennis, had sold the business to another couple that owns a nearby Inn, but honestly, we have always dealt with Diana, their daughter. It is our understanding that the new owners are keeping Diana on as the main host, and her husband Mike as the chef, which we were glad to hear. They have always been so very accommodating of our every need. If I could pass on any advice to the new owners, it would be to build on what is already a great recipe. Good luck Mike & Diana, we can't wait to come back again soon! (Dan & Kim - Telford PA)

Feeling at home.

5 on August 15, 2016

This is our third year in a row and we love it!

Great place/Good value

4.8 on August 11, 2016

Lovely home. Friendly staff. Good breakfasts, Walking distance of the beach and shopping. On-site parking (a HUGE plus in Cape May). Afternoon tea. Great experience.

Another wonderful stay

4.6 on August 11, 2016

Everything was really nice. Owners & staff friendly & accommodating. Breakfast is really good & the afternoon tea is fun & tasty. Could use a few more beach towels & chairs, but otherwise perfect!

It was "just" o.k.

2.6 on August 11, 2016

The lady who works the front is the daughter of the former owners. She was very nice and helpful. The room was nice in its own funky way. The bed was not comfortable, however, and the onsite dining didn't exist due to various reasons. So there was the bed, but breakfast was at another site. Otherwise it was a nice stay.

Our Family vacation at the Dormer House

5 on August 09, 2016

We stayed for a long weekend in July and the Dormer House was great. This is our second year that we have all stayed here. We are 3 siblings, married and with grown children and we reserved 9 of the rooms. We all loved our rooms, Diana took good care of us. We will be back next year.

Dormer Housr

4.0 on August 09, 2016

Beautiful place, great location, attentive staff

Not as good as it used to be

3.0 on August 03, 2016

This was our third stay at the Dormer House. Our first two stays were excellent but this one was not as good. We did not feel that personal touch that it had in the past and the property does not seem to be as well kept. We found out that the house was recently sold to another business in Cape May and this is probably why. We did have a good time though. Thanks for the memories Dormer House!

Quiet place to stay

3.4 on August 01, 2016

The Dormer House is a quiet, out of the way Bed and Breakfast in a busy tourist town. It is off the beaten path so the tourist crowd does not come by. The porch provides a lovely respite from the beach.

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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.




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