The Dormer House

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

About

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 porch 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".

Reviews

Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Great Place!

4.4 on September 03, 2018

We enjoyed our stay in the Diana Room. Staff was friendly and efficient. Location was great; walking distance to everything. Front porch and breakfast were wonderful. We want to go back soon.


Does Not Disappoint

4.0 on August 30, 2018

The Dormer House is a pleasant Cape May B&B with a comfortable traditional atmosphere in beautiful Victorian Cape May. The atmosphere is relaxing and quite restful. The service is friendly and amiable. The Dormer House provides a great and conveniently located get away in the historic center of this beautiful Cape May beach town.


great place to stay

3.6 on August 29, 2018

We stayed at the Dormer House for 4 nights. We chose the John Jacoby suite. It was nice to have the extra space that the suite gave us. We really enjoyed sitting on the porch in the mornings and evenings--enjoying the shade and watching the bicyclers, walkers, and horse and carriages go by.. Breakfasts were hearty and the tea time baked goods were delicious. The service was always pleasant and accommodating. Just a short walk to the beach, restaurants, and shopping. The only issue that we ran into was that the water pressure was very low in the bathroom. Would definitely consider staying there again!


Wonderful place to stay

4.8 on August 29, 2018

Had a wonderful weekend getaway at Dormer House. The breakfast and afternoon tea and cookies were both outstanding and the location is great (easy walk to both the beach and Washington St). Our room was on the 1st floor and there was no issues with noise. Would definitely recommend this B and B.


3 day stay at Dormer House

4.2 on August 24, 2018

Breakfast service was a little slow, but other than that very enjoyable visit.


Perfect Weekend Stay

5 on August 22, 2018

The three nights my boyfriend and I stayed at the Dormer House were not enough. From quaint quarters to kind housekeepers, the Dormer House provides exactly what we wanted. The location was optimal, too. We were able to walk to the and from The Lobster House across the bridge, as well as easily access the beach and shopping.


Great time

3.4 on August 18, 2018

Place is in a great location. nice atmosphere. Like the historic feel. The service was outstanding. Made us feel very at home. We would defiantly come back ¿¿¿¿


Comparable priced inns sometimes DO NOT Compare!

2.4 on August 17, 2018

Had been staying in Cape May for three days before we decided on staying another night. We had been staying in 2 different beautiful B.Bs that were comparable in price to The Dormer House. We had to change inns because the last B.B. we were staying in didn’t have a vacancy for another night. Chose The Dormer House because of the comparable location and price. What a mistake! I have never in all my travels checked into a hotel, motel, inn without ever speaking with a clerk, an innkeeper or even a computer! Keys were left in an envelope with my name and my room name in the hallway of this inn. Nobody ever greeted us or spoke to us at anytime during our stay. Our room was a disappointment. Paint chipping off walls, the refrigerator in a closet, shades missing off windows, parts of the window insulation hanging from window, best of all HOLES IN MY SHEETS. In addition, a major draw to these B.B.s in Cape May are their beautiful verandas where you can sit or rock in a chair and just enjoy the summer evening, relax and people watch . The Dormer House wouldn’t allow people on the veranda after 9pm because “consideration” for the guest in the first floor rooms. We stayed in 3 inns during this trip, all having guest rooms on the first floor and never were we denied access to the veranda or parlor after 9pm. Very disappointed. Would never stay here again,

Innkeeper Response
We are so sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay at The Dormer House. Though it is typical for our innkeeper to leave keys waiting for late arrivals, someone is available around the clock if you need assistance during your stay. Perhaps there was a misunderstanding regarding the first floor porch, as we certainly do not close the veranda; we simply ask guests to be considerate of those who are staying in the first floor rooms.

- Katie (innkeeper)


Great Value

4.4 on August 13, 2018

In the heart of Victorian Cape May, Dormer House is in walking distance of shopping and shore. The staff is wonderful, the atmosphere relaxing. It also has on site parking, a treasure in Cape May.


Charming Bed and Breakfast

4.4 on August 10, 2018

We've stayed here numerous times and the house and rooms are very delightful and the staff extremely friendly and helpful. It's very close the pedestrian mall and in the heart of all the other Victorian homes.


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Rooms & Rates

The Dorothy Thompson Room

This charming Victorian style room is located on the first floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Anthony Hunsicker Room

This charming Victorian style room is located on the first floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Lillian Hastings Room

This charming Victorian stlye room is located on the second floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Mary Franklin Suite

This two room suite with sitting area has a couch with a pull out twin for a third person.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Commodore John Jacoby Suite

This large two room suite is located on the second floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Mary Francis Denning Room

This charming Victorian style room is located on the second floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Diana Room

Located on the second floor with a seperate entrance on the side of the house. There is a slightly steeper, narrow staircase leading up to this room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Shannon Room

This room is located on the second floor with a seperate entrance on the side of the house. There is a slightly steeper, narrow staircase leading up to this room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Antique Rose Room

A large large room in the dormers of the house. Located on the third floor and cheerfully done in mauve, yellow and green.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Dormer Suite

The newly renovated suite in dormers of the house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Sleigh Room

This cozy dormer room is located on the third floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Smith Cottage

This private cottage has a seperate entrance with a private porch.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

The George Jacoby Room

This charming Victorian Style room is located on the first floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location

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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Policies

  • 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.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Katie, Diana

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

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

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