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The Dormer House

800 Columbia Ave., Cape May, NJ 08204
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very charming bed and breakfast. The owners are very friendly and helpful! The breakfast and afternoon tea are wonderful. My boyfriend even gave two thumbs up, and he is certainly a food critic! Please note, this is a historic bed and breakfast, so everything is not modern, as it is a historic inn. However, everything is clean and comfortable and... More 

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Highland Park, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I and two kids stayed in the Mary Francis Denning Room. We had trouble locating a bed and breakfast in Cape May that would allow us to bring our two children, ages 5 and 8, and Dennis, the owner, kindly allowed us to stay at the Dormer House and even check in close to midnight (a key... More 

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bakedapple, Manager at The Dormer House, responded to this review

We're so happy you and your family were able to stay with us over the holiday weekend! You were all so kind and we certainly enjoyed having you here. Thanks so much for the kind words and we hope to see you again sometime. Thank you again, Diana The Dormer House More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in the Diana room. It has a separate entrance which is nice so you don't have to worry about disturbing other guests. The daily breakfast is excellent and the 3 o'clock tea is delightful. The staff is very accommodating and a pleasure to interact with.

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bakedapple, Manager at The Dormer House, responded to this review

Wonderful! I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to put time aside and review our home. Please think of us if you travel to Cape May again because we would love to have you back! Best, Diana The Dormer House More 

Teaneck, New Jersey
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My wife and I stayed for one night in the John Jacoby Suite. It was one of the only rooms in Cape May we could find in June for a single Saturday night. We've been to Cape May several times (as you may have guessed by my moniker) and have stayed at a few B&Bs in town, though we usually... More 

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bakedapple, Manager at The Dormer House, responded to this review

I appreciate you taking the time to write a review for our property. I'm glad we were able to accommodate you even just for the one night. So sorry you felt that way about the mattress. We use the Serta Pillow Top mattresses and they are pretty new so I'm surprised it felt this way. But it is always helpful... More 

Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My wife and I decided to get away for a few days and she loves anything Victorian. We choose Cape May and after reviewing some of the B&Bs we chose the Dormer House. We stayed in the Dorothy Thompson room on the first floor. The room was comfortable and very convenient to the entrance and the porch where they serve... More 

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bakedapple, Manager at The Dormer House, responded to this review

Thank you so much! So happy that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for thinking of us and taking time out of your day to say such nice things about our property. It means so much! We hope that you think of us again if you get back to beautiful Cape May. Thanks again, Diana The Dormer House More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This B&B is run by a family who live on the grounds. We stayed in a big suite called the Mary Franklin on the second floor. We were greatly impressed with housekeeper’s personal energy and attentiveness. This contradicts some missing TLC for the old house itself. Admittedly I’m spoiled by other B&Bs. The place is mostly clean and tidy, the... More 

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bakedapple, Manager at The Dormer House, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for taking the time to write a review for our home! We always appreciate any and all feedback and use it to improve when need be. :) We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again sometime in the future! Thanks, Diana The Dormer House More 

Aston, Pennsylvania
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We booked a last-minute one-night stay for a Friday. Dennis showed us to our room which was airy and filled with filtered sunlight. Through the open windows we could hear the clop-clop of horses pulling a carriage on Franklin Street. After a delicious breakfast which included perfect cheesy scrambled eggs, Dennis spent an hour answering our questions about the history... More 

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bakedapple, Manager at The Dormer House, responded to this review

It was so wonderful to meet you both and spend time talking on the breakfast porch. We're glad you could get away last minute and enjoy a night in Cape May. Thank you for the kind words everything and we hope you'll be able to visit us again soon! -Dennis and Diana The Dormer House More 

Harwich Port, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This property is centrally located to the center of the Cape May shopping area and very near the beach. We had never visited Cape May before and this B&B made us feel very welcome. Everyone there was very helpful.

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bakedapple, Manager at The Dormer House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property! We always appreciate it. So happy you enjoyed your stay with us and maybe we will see you again in the future! Thanks again, Diana, The Dormer House More 

New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I booked a last-minute, one-night (Friday) stay at The Dormer House for a portion of the Memorial Day weekend. The fact that I was able to stay for just one evening was a MAJOR plus, as most B&Bs in Cape May have 2 or 3 night minimums during the summer and/or on holiday weekends. Overall, it's a nice property, with... More 

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bakedapple, Manager at The Dormer House, responded to this review

Glad you were able to visit even for just a night! Thanks for the nice review and hope to see you again sometime in the future :) -Diana, The Dormer House More 

new jersey
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Dennis greeted us so warmly. He explained everything. It was our first visit to a B&B in Cape May. Previously, we stayed at motels. What a difference! It's so quaint and much more welcoming! All the little touches and friendliness. Even the guests are nicer. Afternoon tea and breakfast were great. Lots of attention to detail. We will be back!

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bakedapple, Manager at The Dormer House, responded to this review

Hello! We're so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. I'm glad that you liked the B&B experience compared to a motel. As a family business it means so much to us that you took the time to write such a nice review and we hope to see you again in the future! -Diana, The Dormer House More 

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