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

Wonderful stay

5 on May 03, 2017

My wife and I stayed for 2 nights May 1-2 and it was a wonderful trip. We have stayed at the Dormer House a few times while choosing different rooms each time. We stayed in the Dormer Suite on the 3rd floor. It was spacious and verypleasant. We are in our 70's and still mobile so the walk up 3 flights did not bother us. If you are not mobile I don't think the 3rd floor is for you. It is a fabulous place to stay and we recommend it highly. Bill and Jan Garbarini

Cozy stay

4.6 on January 03, 2017

Stayed over the Christmas tours with friends and had a great time. Everyone at the Dormer House was friendly and helpful. We especially enjoyed tea time with all the delicious baked goodies!

Dormer House.. a great place to stay!!

5 on January 01, 2017

We had a beautiful room in this great B and B. A friendly and efficient staff, a tasty breakfast, and a central location. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and intend to visit again in the Spring.

Perfect Anniversary Trip

5 on December 22, 2016

Second time visiting, and now will be an annual return! Seasonal atmosphere is grand. First time in Dormer Room-so cozy with adorable decor. Breakfasts were tasty & filling. Atmosphere is warm & welcoming. Great place to celebrate our anniversary. Cape May during the holidays is so charming.

12/10/2016 Stay at the Dormer House

5 on December 17, 2016

This is a great B & B with a great staff. We fully intend to be repeat customers. See you again in the Spring!

Another fantastic visit

5 on December 04, 2016

This is by far our favorite B&B. The staff is very friendly, professional and we are treated like family from the moment we arrive.

Stay at Dormer House

3.0 on November 10, 2016

Breakfast each morning was great. Breakfast was served during a 1 hour time span so you could come & go during that time. We liked sitting on the side porch at our own small table (vs. one large table with all guests sitting together at a specific time like what's required at some other B&Bs). My negative on this property was the mattress - super soft! If you like a soft mattress then you'll be fine but we like a firmer mattress.

Always a great stay at The Dormer House

4.6 on November 01, 2016

We stayed at The Dormer House in October - the weather was perfect and so was Dormer! I always look forward to them writing the next day's breakfast on the little chalkboard, their breakfast is fabulous. Everything is freshly prepared in the kitchen and there's always muffins or danishes along with the fresh coffee and OJ. The staff is friendly. I can't wait until my next stay at Dormer.

weekend getaway

4.0 on October 27, 2016

What a wonderful bed and breakfast the Dormer House is. Very intimate and comfortable. We were greeted cheerfully by the owners and it was a plus that she upgraded our rooms at no extra charge so that we and out friends could be on the same floor. Rooms were tastefully decorated, clean and comfortable. Breakfast was delightful in the sunny breakfast room, the only thing the tables only sat 2 people, we were a party of 4, but it was OK, we just sat across from each other. I would definitely go back and would recommend this B&B to others.

Our second time at The Dormer House...would go back!

3.8 on October 23, 2016

One concern that we had, was it took awhile to get hot water, and in our shower, you could not adjust the flow of the water, which felt like it was on full force. But despite this, we and our friends had a great time! The weather was amazing! Loved that we could chill in the rocking chairs on the large porch! The breakfast's were very good, as was the service! The Dormer House location allowed us to walk everywhere, so this was a plus as well. We would consider booking here again!

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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

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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

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