We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 49 Cape May B&Bs / inns

The Dormer House

800 Columbia Ave., Cape May, NJ 08204
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added The Dormer House to your Saves list
The Dormer House
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
84%
Ranked #33 of 49 Cape May B&B and Inns
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
John S Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Overview
  • Reviews (136)
  • Photos (27)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (35)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

136 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    73
    40
    15
    6
    2
See reviews for
12
87
3
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (35)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second trip to Dormer House, and we will return next year. Central location, close to beach and restaurants. Very quaint. Good Value for Cape May in season. Nice breakfast and also afternoon tea. Staff is terrific

Was this review helpful? Yes
Whiting, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed here many times and just celebrated our 40th Anniversary here in July. We had a lovely stay as always and the breakfasts and afternoon tea were yummy. We would like to especially thank Diana for helping our daughter surprise us with flowers in our room and the card she sent. It was a wonderful surprise! We love... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent four nights in July for a very reasonable price compared to other B&B's in the area. Wonderful large room, comfortable bed, AC & ceiling fan, large, clean bath. Delicious breakfast, although we had to order special to watch the calorie intake. They were very accommodating about providing us with a lovely fruit plate, although it would have been nicer... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stayed at the dormer house this past weekend. very quaint and charming. fantastic location. Cape May is beautiful! breakfast was tasty room was very clean and felt the price for a weekend in peak season was reasonable. (especially compared to others in the area). I loved all the sights to see in Cape May the beautiful Victorian houses, the lighthouse,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Morristown, New Jersey
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely stay at the dormer house for an anniversary celebration. The house was very nice and reasonable. Pros: location is great, walkable to everything. Front porch is a great spot to sit and have a drink and watch the world go by. Owners were very pleasant and friendly and helpful. Cons: a few touch-ups are needed - some... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service is great and the price is very reasonable for the season and location. The breakfasts were yummy and I treasured my time on the front porch in a rocking chair. The location is just a short walk from the beach and from shopping areas. It is obvious that much time and thought was spent in decorating the home.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cheltenham, Pennsylvania
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This roomy and friendly inn provides an excellent room, Victorian ambiance, first rate service and full breakfasts at a very reasonable price (for Cape May). The house is a gracious old family home. It has some of the imperfections one expects in an old home. The stairs creak, doors are sometimes uneven, variable plumbing fixtures work. However, it also has... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Secaucus, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came down on June 2nd to the 4th for vacation with family. It was a wonderful experience. Everyone there was friendly and nice. The rooms were beautiful, comfortable, & clean. Food was very good as it was all home made. This was my very first time in Cape May and will probably go again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pompton Plains, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first time in Cape May...we stayed in the Shannon room in the Dormer House B & B. The room was clean, very nice, as adverised had ac, wi-fi. Charming and quaint. Staff was courteous, friendly and helpful, Food was delicious. Great location, few blocks from beach and shops/eateries.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Belleville, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My wife and I have stayed at the Dormer House many times. This past weekend, we celebrated our 16th anniversary by staying in the Comm. John Jacoby suite. As always, we had an excellent time. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The rooms are comfortable and clean in this beautiful home. Love to sit and relax on the large front... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
bakedapple, Manager at The Dormer House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for making us a part of your 16th anniversary celebration! It means so much to us that you have stayed with us throughout the years. Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to post a review. We can't wait to see you again and enjoy the rest of your summer! Diana More

Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage The Dormer House, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to The Dormer House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Dormer House

Address: 800 Columbia Ave., Cape May, NJ 08204
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline and BookingOdigeoWL so you can book your The Dormer House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Dormer House Hotel Cape May

27 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (27)
Viewed
Room/suite (6)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (11)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (7)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
All
hotels in Cape May with
any amenities

Amenities

Free Parking
Number of rooms
13

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Dormer House staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer