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The Dormer House

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mohrsville, pa.
Reviewed 17 May 2013

Our Experience At The Dormer House Was Excellent. Our Room Was Clean And Beautiful Furnishing were Excellent And More Than Enough. Our Hostess, Nichole Really Made Our Stay Enjoyable. Good Job Nichole!!!!!!!!! We Definetley Plan To Come Again. We Are Really Close To The Shore, Only a Few Blocks Away. Thanks Again For An Enjoyable Vacation. God Bless.

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Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 May 2013

My husband and I spend out 10th wedding Anniversary at The Dormer House. What a lovely place! The food was great (our Buttermilk Pancakes were fluffy and delicious), the room was beautiful (we were in The Dormer Suite) and the staff was friendly and attentive..We will DEFINETELY be back to The Dormer House!

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Winchester
Reviewed 30 April 2013

We had a nice stay there for two nights. They are located in a great location within walking distance to many restaurants. Some things were closed as we were a month early for opening Memorial Day. Inn keepers are very amiable and will answer any of your questions. They serve a big breakfast between 7:30-8:30 every morning. They have parking...

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Bel Air, Maryland
Reviewed 28 April 2013

We had a lovely and relaxing stay at the Dormer House. The house is in a convenient location to the beach and downtown. The front porch and the sunny, cozy sun room are perfect for breakfast and afternoon tea. The breakfasts are delicious and the afternoon tea and sweets are fantastic! We stayed in The Lillian Hastings room which is...

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Macungie, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 23 April 2013

We had a relaxing and enjoyable weekend at the Dormer House. Our breakfast was delicious as well as our afternoon tea. We stayed in the Dormer Suite on the third floor which was nice and bright. The B&B could use some fresh paint and sprucing up, but it was clean and comfortable. It is in a convenient location close to...

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Nutley
Reviewed 20 April 2013

I always wanted to go to Cape May and stay in a B&B. Our stay at The Dormer House in the John Jacoby Suite was interesting to say the least. We arrived a few minutes before the check in time. We rang the bell that was provided for service four times and no one came out to help us. While...

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Rowz1
Reviewed 9 April 2013

This one of our favorite B & B's. Lucille & Dennis are the perfect hosts. They are very knowledgeable about the area and can offer suggestions of where to go, where to eat, and what to see. It is a very relaxing atmosphere, and the breakfasts are delicious. It is also conveniently located to everything - downtown, the beaches, etc.......

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 11 March 2013

We had a nice stay for the weekend at The Dormer House. We stayed in the Com. John Jacobi suite on the second floor. It was a comfortable room and we mostly enjoyed it, but things could be improved. The bed and pillows were extremely comfortable! The website says it is a queen but we have a queen at home,...

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South River
Reviewed 5 March 2013

Did a weekend here and enjoyed the place, its older, but charming! The home is filled with antiques. The room was large and had its own bathroom, the breakfast was ample. Its close to the mall and several good restaurants! The ocean and boardwalk is just a couple blocks away. I would gladly stay here again!

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NJ
Reviewed 17 February 2013

I first saw the Dormer House on a Christmas trolley tour and have since passed it many times. I've always wanted to stay here, but could never afford it. I couldn't pass up the great discount they posted online. My family has been coming to Cape May for 20 years and we rarely stay. This was our 3rd place for...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Additional Information about The Dormer House

Address: 800 Columbia Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-2310
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Cape May
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
The Dormer House Hotel Cape May
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“All rooms pictures and details are online”
 of 5 bubbles Lingo114, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“first floor room, with windows looking on to the outside porch. Shady.”
 of 5 bubbles 727lindaw, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Dormer suite was a LUXURY: spacious, hidden from traffic areas on the third floor of the house (very quite), and tons of windows!”
 of 5 bubbles torin465, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Check out their website for a detailed list and location of each room to choose which is best for you.”
 of 5 bubbles shawnc866, 20 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Our favorite is the Smith Cottage-also the priciest. We have stayed in 2 other delightful suites also.”
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