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

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!

Great location and comfortable, relaxed setting.

4.6 on October 21, 2016

We have visited Cape May many times and have always wanted to stay at the Dormer House because of the gracious front porch and sunroom. We were very happy with our choice. The room was large and comfortable. They served a delicious breakfast in the sunroom (separate tables) and drinks and snacks on the porch in the afternoon. We had a very pleasant stay and will definitely stay there again!

October weekend

4.2 on October 12, 2016

Very nice stay. Great service. Great location.

Great stay at the Dormer House

5 on October 10, 2016

Very good service, amenities and location. This was a a great stay and would definitely recommend it.


3.8 on September 27, 2016

Dormer house is still a reliable relaxed experience(the old), but a little busier and more businesslike and a bit less personal than it was with former owners(the new). Still a great value and generally pleasant experience

Labor Day at The Dormer House

4.6 on September 25, 2016

Loved going back to The Dormer House. Nice meeting Diana, very nice. A little sad our friends Dennis & Lucille retired. We did have to go up the street for 1 breakfast-an adventure, but overall very good. Love the front porch & the quick walking time to down town. We will be back. Thank you Dormer House.

September getaway

4.4 on September 20, 2016

This is our second year in a row at the Dormer house. We will be sure to make this a yearly getaway. The staff is friendly upon your arrival and departure. The rooms are beautifully decorated. Breakfast is fresh and delicious. We especially enjoy the evenings sitting on the beautiful porch watching the carriages go by. John & Kathleen Sweeney Roebling N.J.

Happy with our stay!

4.6 on September 18, 2016

The room was very nice and the staff was very friendly.

Stay at dormer house

4.2 on September 14, 2016

Lovely place to get away.

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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