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The Dormer House

800 Columbia Avenue , Cape May, NJ 08204 USA (Show map)
19 Reviews
$89 - $250
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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 room4.5
  • Services4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.7

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First time at a B&B

5 on April 17, 2014

I stayed in the Dormer Suite on the third floor. It was quite a climb to get there, made hard because I'm old, but it was really worth it. I fell asleep each night to the sound of the ocean. During the day, the horses and carriages passed right below my windows, so it felt as if I'd stepped back in time. This was my first time staying at a B&B. What a pleasant experience! I was alone because my husband was too sick to travel. Alone, but not lonely since everyone was so friendly. The suite was lovely and the bed was very comfortable. I plan to return to this charming B&B.

What a wonderful weekend away!

4.4 on April 08, 2014

My husband and I got a much needed weekend away from the kids and escaped to the Dormer House in cape may. Despite the fact that we got stuck with a rainy 3 days, the B and B was fabulous! Our room was a suite and had a little sitting area that made the room seem spacious. It's location was ideal, walking distance from town(only 3 short blocks) and the beach (2-3 blocks). Despite the rain we were still able to walk everywhere, we never took out the car! I was bummed we went when it was too cold and rainy so we couldn't use their beautiful porch. The breakfasts were amazing as well! They really outdid themselves! We hope to make a repeat trip soon!


4.8 on April 03, 2014

totally enjoyed and would recommend this b & b- the afternoon tea upon my arrival was great. was totally comfortable and upgraded to a suite in the main house without a fee b/c of the rainy weather. i'm not a hot breakfast person so don't go by me....but i'd rate it highly

Off season weekend - Great Stay

4.4 on March 24, 2014

3 of us stayed in late March and thoroughly enjoyed it. We stayed in the Antique Rose Suite so we could be in the same room. It was clean & comfortable - and the folks there are so friendly! It's an easy walk to shopping and close to the beach. Would definitely go back again!

Great Off Season Stay

4.2 on March 16, 2014

My boyfriend and I had a lovely two-night stay at the Dormer House. We stayed in the Jacoby suite, using a Groupon. The room was great - the jacuzzi tub was amazing, the bed was very comfortable, and the suite was spacious. We really appreciated all of this for the discounted price of the Groupon - we're students, and we typically can only afford lower quality rooms. Breakfast was also great, and we loved having the private two-person table on the sun deck. The service was great. The only major complaint we had was the room's temperature - it was often cold in our room, though the rest of the house was quite cosy. Other than that, we had a fabulous stay, and hope to return this summer or next spring.

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Location Type

Beachside, Island

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

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, In-room internet, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

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
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Please inquire
  • 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

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

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