Dormer House      
800 Columbia Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-2310, USA    
(800) 884-5052, (609) 884-7446
 
 

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$120
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Description

Circa 1899. This three-story Colonial Revival estate is three blocks from the ocean and the historic walking mall. The inviting wraparound porch, with its red drapes and striped awnings, is often enjoyed as the site for afternoon tea. Originally built by marble-dealer John Jacoby, the inn retains much of the original marble and furniture.

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Rates

$120 to $210

Off Season: $80 to $150

Payment Types Accepted Include American Express, Master Card, Discover, Visa, Personal Checks and Travelers Checks.

    • Breakfast
    • Afternoon Tea

Amenities

This property has 9 total guest accommodations, 2 suites and 1 cottage. The types of beds available include Queen.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • Refrigerator
  • Television

Events Hosted

    • Romantic Getaways

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Smoking

Limited.


Other Activities

    • Amusement Park
    • Antiquing
    • Fishing
    • Live Theater
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Water Sports

Historic Interest

Historic Awards:

  • National Historical Site (Applied)
  • State Historical Site (Applied)


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Intimate and romantic

Room was beautiful with large shower for two with two shower heads. Tables for two at breakfast were lovely and intimate. Drank a bottle of wine in the evening while sitting on porch in rockers. Excellent breakfast and friendly staff. Very romantic retreat.
Kathy Thompson

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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Not as expected

Upon arrival at the Dormer, my first impression was that it was not very welcoming. We had to wait for several minutes for anyone to acknowledge we were there. The owner, Lucille, came out of the kitchen, didn't introduce herself, and had one of what appearted to be a member of the housekeeping staff check us in. We stayed in the Diana room, which was located on the second floor up a very narrow and steep flight of stairs. The owner did warn us about that however. The room was OK but two of the windows didn't have screens on them and the window sills were filthy. The mini-fridge was plugged into a power strip along with the oil filled heater. A definite safety issue in my opinion. Luckily we didn't need the heater. Bathroom was OK. The next day when we arrived in the main area for breakfast no one was there to greet us with a "Good morning" and explain how breakfast was handled. We had to wait on a table so we went into the living area and found what we thought was coffee for breakfast which was a one cup coffee maker and small tea cups. Once there was table available, it took forever for a kitchen staff member to clean up the previous diners dishes. Once we sat down, we figured out there was already a carafe of coffee and coffee mugs available. Again, no one around to ask questions. The couple we were traveling with recognized Dennis but he (Dennis) never introduced himself or asked how the room was, did we have any questions, etc. My experiences with other B&B's is that the owners are always available and mingling with their guests. When my boyfriend checked out, Dennis checked us out but didn't introduce himself or ask how our stay was. I will not stay at the Dormer house again and will not recommend it to anyone considering a trip to Cape May. The Dormer House needs some serious renovations, upgrades, and paint.
Sharon Maccini

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An 'okay' stay in Cape May

The innkeepers were VERY accomodating, but the room itself was average. We would only stay there again if we were unable to find an available inn at a comparable price.
Lynn H
9/5/2010

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3 Review(s)
67% would stay again
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