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1 room, 2 adults

The Dormer House

3.5-star3.5 stars
800 Columbia Avenue, Cape May, NJ, 08204, United States of America

3.5-star Cape May B&B with restaurant
  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
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  • Great quiet place to stay. Good coffee in the morning and the daily breakfasts were…Sep 19, 2020
  • We really enjoyed our stay at Dormer House. We stayed in the Antique Rose room which was…Aug 24, 2020

The Dormer House

  • Double Room, Ensuite (Commodore John Jacoby Sui)
  • Standard Double Room, Ensuite (Diana Room)
  • Standard Double Room, Ensuite (Mary Francis Denning Room)
  • Standard Double Room, Ensuite (Shannon Room)
  • Standard Double Room, Ensuite (Sleigh Room)
  • Standard Double Room, Ensuite (Smith Cottage)
  • Standard Double Room, Ensuite (The Anthony Hunsicker Roo)
  • Standard Double Room, Ensuite (The George Jacoby Room)
  • Standard Triple Room, Ensuite (Dormer Suite)
  • Standard Triple Room, Ensuite (Antique Rose Room)
  • Standard Triple Room, Ensuite (Mary Franklin Suite)
  • Standard Double Room, Ensuite (The Dorothy Thompson Room)
  • Standard Double Room, Ensuite (The Lillian Hastings Room)

What’s around The Dormer House


  • Colonial House - 3 min walk
  • Cape May City Hall - 4 min walk
  • Cape May Beach - 6 min walk
  • Poverty Beach - 6 min walk
  • Cape May Convention Hall - 6 min walk
  • Easy Lynne Theater Company - 7 min walk
  • Cape May Stage Professional Equity Theater - 8 min walk
  • Washington Street Mall - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Cape May, NJ (WWD-Cape May County) - 18 min drive
  • Georgetown, DE (GED-Sussex County) - 127 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 13 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-5:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Free self parking on site

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
Languages Spoken
  • English

The Dormer House’s small print

Also known as

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This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Dormer House

  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Dormer House?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at The Dormer House?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at The Dormer House?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Dormer House?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Dormer House?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include The Blue Rose Inn & Restaurant (4-min walk), The Washington Inn (5-min walk), and Union Park Dining Room (6-min walk).

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 73 reviews

Good 6.0
The Dormer House-Sleigh Room
Our stay was nice. Our room. The Sleigh room was worn out. It wasn't romantic or offered a Victorian feel. It was bland, worn out, needed a total remake. Or updated to Victoria era quality. Breakfast for me was excellent. For my fiance, he enjoyed breakfast onmy one day because he is a picky breakfast guy. The staff was excellent. Service and attention was excellent. The other room we viewed were really nice.
Katharine, us5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Love The Dormer House
This was out 2nd year at The Dormer House and we will be back next summer. Nancy is wonderful and we love the house and feel at home there. I would recommend staying there 150%.
Donna, us3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great experience for our first Bed And Breakfast
This was the first time we've stayed at a bed and breakfast and our experience was pleasant. It was not too crowded, even at full capacity, and the rooms were cute. The front porch was lovely, and the main common areas were clean and quiet. Breakfast was DELICIOUS! Having their own parking lot and the use of the outdoor showers came in VERY handy. Beach is a 5 minute walk and Washington Street Mall is also a short walk away. I'm so glad we were able to book this place. I'm not sure what it was like pre-pandemic but their social distancing, cleanliness, and other Covid policies were well maintained, and we never felt uncomfortable or too crowded. Lovely stay all around. Will be booking again next summer :-)
Amie, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wonderful stay
We had a wonderful stay at the Dormer House! Wonderful accommodating hosts and very clean rooms. The property is nothing glamorous but well-kept and flexible. You cannot beat the proximity to the beach ☺️
Cathryn, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Loved our stay for many reasons.
I really liked it for many reasons, namely the Victorian charm, complimentary tea in fine bone china and home baked goods available much if not all of the time, coffee and breakfast in the morning, antiques and comfortable old chairs in sitting room, enclosed and open porches, and the quietness at all times. Clean and Lovely room with high ceilings, air conditioner, small refrigerator, and comfortable bed. It is also a very good location with Cape May beach and Washington Street close by.
David, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location for walking. Very clean. Breakfast was delicious. Staff was very nice and accommodating.
CANDACE, us2 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
Susan, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Awesome Find
We had a wonderful time and the staff were super accommodating. The Dormer House is a beautiful B&B that brings you back in time. I would highly recommend it.
Jean M, us3 night trip
Very Good 8.0
The Dormer House was perfect for a weekend away. Excellent location in the center of town and easy walk to everything. They provided beach towels and chairs, and daily cookies. A very cute historical building!
Natalia, us3 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
Ok Stay... not looking to come back.
Most of the service was good. However, they kept charging the wrong credit card which added stress to our trip. The breakfast was fantastic both mornings. They upgraded us to the suite, however the older whirlpool tub had brown water coming out of it upon turning it on. We were told to let it run for fifteen minutes (my gf was would not go in afterwords). An aunt was found on the bed which was a bit gross.the lock was also almost next to impossible to open with the key. Teatime was nice!
Jason, us2 night trip

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