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“Wonderful Weekend in Cape May”
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The Dormer House
Ranked #19 of 39 Cape May B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, United States
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful Weekend in Cape May”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

I've read some other reviews stating that the rooms were dirty, breakfast wasn't good and it was a far walk to get places. We stayed in the Dormer Suite and it was spotless. Both mornings we had a delicious breakfast. The baked goods at afternoon tea were homemade goodness. They also served a butternut squash soup that was to die for. We even asked for the recipe. The owners and their daughter were very friendly and helpful. I do agree that some updates need to be made but hopefully they will be in time. We walked almost everywhere we went. Three blocks is NOT a far walk to Washington Street Mall. We visited the mall, had dinner at Congress Hall, went on a haunted trolley tour, visited two wineries, climbed the lighthouse, watched the sunset at Sunset Beach, went to Elaine's Haunted Dinner Theatre and visited the zoo. Overall, we had a wonderful fun-filled weekend and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Dormer House.

Room Tip: Dormer Room was large as was the bathroom.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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bakedapple, Manager at The Dormer House, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words! I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate the feedback on the breakfast and tea time snacks. It makes me happy that you enjoyed them and wanted to make them at home too. We are always looking for areas to improve and we are in the process of doing updates as we speak! So hopefully you will come back and see us again in the future! :)

Thank you again!

Diana
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Millington, Maryland
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

This was probably our 10th time of staying at The Dormer House. It has a nice central location and is a good value. Hosts are always friendly Nd the accommodations are inviting. Tea time and breakfast are tasty and served on the porch.

  • Stayed September 2013
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bakedapple, Manager at The Dormer House, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Thank you so much for your loyalty and coming back all these years! It means so much to us. So glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future!
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Hamilton, New Jersey, United States
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Planned a romantic weekend with my wife. After searching many B&Bs found what I was looking for in the Smith Cottage. We live in an old house and know what to expect but found the ceilings cracked, caulking peeling, torn shades and painting nearly falling off. The furniture was comfortable and we appreciated the periodness of it. Was disappointed that some trim was replaced with modern equivalents and minimal effort was given to match the period. The stained glass by the Jacuzzi was a nice touch though.

We never saw any staff in the main house (other than at breakfast). During both meals they got our order wrong. Breakfast was adequate but would have expected something a bit more formal than being served by someone in a stained T-shirt. Privacy to the staff quarters were given by taping paper over the windows. I may be a bit particular but sloppy paint and cheap add-ons (like the blinds on the sun porch) show a lack of attention to detail. All-in-all would have expect a lot more for $280 a night

With so many choices in Cape May we probably won't stay here again. It wasn't bad but there are many other options out there.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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bakedapple, Manager at The Dormer House, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
We very much appreciate you taking the time to review our bed and breakfast. It is extremely important to us that you enjoy your visit, so I am deeply sorry that you felt we didn't live up to your expectations. We definitely appreciate the feedback because we are always looking for ways to improve. Thank you again!

Diana
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Toms River, New Jersey
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

We have stayed at the Dormer House a few times. It is clean but needs to be updated. The price I guess reflects this which is fine since it is one of the affordable B&B's in Cape May you can't complain about that. Breakfast was delicious!! I would stay again with no problem.

Room Tip: Try not to choose one that has a separate entrance outside. Very steep stairs.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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bakedapple, Manager at The Dormer House, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We appreciate your feedback and will pass this along to our staff. We are always looking for ways to improve and will absolutely take your comments into consideration.
Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again!

Diana
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

We had a great time at the Dormer House.The breakfasts were very good.You can't beat the location- close to the beach and close to the Washington Mall. The room was charming and the video that Dennis and Lucille made was a riot!The afternoon snacks were wonderful after a relaxing day on the beach.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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bakedapple, Manager at The Dormer House, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Thank you so much for your response! I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and were happy with the location. Thank you for your kind words about our videos on our website as well. We are in the process of making a few more right now so stay tuned!!

Thanks again,
Diana
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2013

My husband and I just got back from our vacation at the Dormer House. This was our second stay at the Dormer House, and we just love it there. Dennis and Lucille are so nice and really make you feel welcome. The location is great, we just parked our car and never had to worry about moving it if we did not want to. The room was great, perfect size, clean and charming. The food was great. My husband loved the breakfast every day he was thrilled, from the french toast to the buttermilk pancakes! My favorite is the afternoon sweets, what a nice was to kick back and relax after a day at the beach or a day or shopping! We know we will be back again next summer for sure!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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bakedapple, Manager at The Dormer House, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Thank you so much for your wonderful review!! It means so much to us that you enjoyed yourselves during your return visit. All feedback is much appreciated and we are grateful for your kind words. We absolutely hope to see you again in the future!

Thanks again,

Diana
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Garden City, New York
1 review
Reviewed July 18, 2013

The Dormer House is a beautiful and charming home right in the center of Cape May. I especially loved relaxing on the wrap around porch during tea time. We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Dormer House
Address: 800 Columbia Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-2310
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Cape May
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Ranked #19 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Cape May
Number of rooms: 13
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