Scarborough Inn

720 Ocean Avenue , Ocean City, NJ 08226 USA (Show map)

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Experience the true luxury of a haven designed to sooth your senses and appeal to your appreciation for beauty and comfort. With individually decorated rooms featuring lovely fabrics and furnishings plus the perfect mix of modern amenities, each guest room pays gentle homage to a love of the seasonal flowers & plants that circle this historic inn. Revel in the true luxury of space as you enjoy the many options for rest and relaxation or enjoy the friendliness of the international staff and the convivial conversation of fellow guests. Settle into a rocker on the 100-foot wraparound porch, or nestle in front of the fireplace on chilly autumn afternoons in the double living room. Enjoy a book in the cozy library, perhaps a game or the guest computer in the top floor Sojourn room – where you’ll catch a glimpse of the ocean. Awake to the enticing aroma of freshly brewed coffee and take breakfast in the comfortable dining room or outdoors, if you choose, when the weather is balmy. Enjoy fresh, seasonal ingredients and plentiful options for healthy eating or more indulgent culinary creations. Enjoy the true luxury of a location that places you within easy walking distance of the beach, boardwalk, recreation, restaurants, and main street shopping as you settle into our Historic District neighborhood.

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Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Outstanding Bed and Breakfast

5 on August 22, 2016

This was our third year at Ocean City and staying at The Scarborough Inn. The Inn itself is beautiful and very clean and well kept. The owners are so friendly and helpful and the staff is phenomenal! We love hearing where they are from....i.e. Russia, Bulgaria, etc. and talking with them. The rooms are beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Breakfasts are beyond wonderful!!!! Our compliments to the chef! I tell everyone about this Inn and show them the website with photos. This is not your typical B&B......Three floors, 24 rooms all with bathrooms! We really like the restaurant -style breakfast room and the tables outside if you wish to eat out there. And the big wraparound porch with all the rocking chairs......amazing! It's great to come back to after a long walk on the boardwalk and relaxing on that awesome porch!! You definitely won't be sorry choosing this amazing B&B.


Family weekend

5 on August 22, 2016

Wonderful stay at the Inn. Clean, extremely friendly staff, breakfast good, close to everything.


Great place for a weekend getaway

4.8 on August 22, 2016

We were looking at OCNJ for a weekend getaway, and the Scarborough Inn presented a good value and a great location. The room was clean, the daily breakfast was fantastic. The only thing that would've improve our experience would've been if we could have left our vehicle on site for a few hours after checking out, as we went back to the beach before heading home. But I understand the space constraints of the parking lot. All in all a great experience.


Relax and Enjoy

5 on August 20, 2016

I have been visiting Ocean City, NJ for many years, and I have visited the Scarborough Inn on several occasions. I always have a good stay at the Scarborough Inn. The owners and staff are friendly, polite, and eager to please. The lobby, dining area, outside shower area and guest rooms are very clean. The guest rooms are themed and tastefully decorated. The included daily breakfast is always delicious I feel welcome and safe at the Scarborough. The close proximity to the beach, boardwalk, shops and restaurants can't be beat.


Excellent stay as always

5 on August 13, 2016

We have been staying at the Scarborogh Inn for the past 3 years. We continue to come back due to excellent sercice, great rooms and very friendly helpful staff. The breakfast that is included with the stay is always good and a good selection ( the waffles are always a hit), afteroon tea and snacks are good too. So close we walk to the beach, boardwalk and resturants. We park the car and don't need to use it until it's time to leave. We highly recommend this Inn to anyone we talk to about staying in Ocean City, NJ


excellent stay

5 on August 11, 2016

We always enjoying staying at the Scarborough Inn.. The staff is friendly and courteous and the breakfast is always good.


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3.0 on August 05, 2016

I would like to clarify what I meant about breakfast being more family friendly. We did ask for scrambled eggs and were told by the server that they do not offer any other type of egg beside the hard boiled egg. We also requested plain bagels two days in a row but were told the blueberry was all that were available. We were offered kielbasa as a meat , nothing else was available. On Sunday the entree was a vegetable frittata which was not appealing to us. Again the Inn is very clean and very welcoming with a great location.


Nice B and B

3.0 on August 03, 2016

Very clean B and B . Breakfast was okay could be more family friendly. Would return again.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your review and comments about the cleanliness of our Inn. We take great pride in our product, and thoroughly train all employees to maintain an impeccably clean property. With regard to breakfast, I'm not exactly sure what you mean "family friendly". I can only assume you mean "more options". Being a B & B, we offer a full entrée du jour each morning. We are not a full service restaurant, and not capable of offering a "full" menu of items, like a restaurant. With that said, our options can include scrambled eggs, hard cooked eggs, waffle station (w/ full toppings/condiments), pancakes, 6 or 7 choices of meats, cold cereal, oatmeal, fresh fruit, toast, bagels, English muffins, etc. As you can see, we can accommodate most people, and more specifically families....more so than most B & B's. Thanks again for your review and feedback.


Another great vacation at Scarborough

5 on August 01, 2016

Everything is taken care of, just need to enjoy yourself


Wonderful, comfortable and relaxing stay. Its like a second home to us.

4.8 on July 27, 2016

Loved our recent room "Cotswold". Steve and Brandie are great owners. Great value. Marcia and Arnold S,


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Rooms & Rates

Rm 26: Sherwood

Situated on the top floor, this very spacious suite is filled with light from its six windows and with special amenities - Scarborough Inn bathrobes, refrigerator, a flat screen television with DVD player, and a Melita coffee bar tucked in the armoire. The Sherwood features a king size bed, bistro table and chairs overlooking the garden, and a love seat fronted by a coffee table. The colors are warm and inviting - soothing ivory, forest green and lively terra cotta featured in pictures, prints.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Rm 27: Jardin

The Jardin (Garden) Suite is just that – a soothing retreat featuring cool greens, soft beige, and crisp white. Throughout this spacious room, depictions of various ferns adorn bedding, furnishings, and decorative touches. Garden- inspired prints add to the tranquil ambiance. A comfy love seat and two armchairs provide ample seating for reading, TV viewing, or tête-à-tête. In-room coffee bar, robes, and refrigerator.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Rm 28: Chelsea

The imposing oak Pencil Post bed - centerpiece of this spacious suite - is adorned with a tasteful duvet in richly colored hues. The fresh, nouvelle interpretation of traditional fabrics is also found on coordinating pillows, accessories, and artwork - contributing to the striking, yet soothing, environment. The spacious sitting area contains a love seat, plus there’s a table with two chairs near bay windows overlooking the courtyard garden below. Thoughtful touches include a flat screen TV with DVD, in-room coffee bar, refrigerator, and robes for guests’ use during your stay.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Rm 29: Primavera

Like springtime, this lovely guest room is filled with sunlight and flowered fabrics in an exuberant mix of rose, pink, aqua, turquoise, yellow and lime. The appealing textiles are complemented with bright modern art, glassware, and decorative touches that create a dreamy ambiance. With a re-designed layout, this room feels more spacious and includes a bistro table with chairs, Victorian-style white iron headboard, andCable TV – the perfect combination of vintage with contemporary. Diminutive (small) private bath with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Rm 30: Still Meadow

Surround yourself with the beauty of traditional oak furnishings and the delights of garden-inspired fabrics in rich, jewel tones on a striking black background that cover the plump comforter. Bold stripes on the dust ruffle and Euro pillows further accent the graceful, queen-size Spindle bed. A wing chair is a comfortable choice for reading or enjoying a cup of tea from the Sojourn Room on the same floor. Diminutive (small) private bath with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Rm 31: Fonthill

The rich cranberry and cream tones and familiar floral designs that embellish the furnishings in these two adjoining rooms have a fresh point of view with the unexpected addition of bright raspberry accents. One room features a queen-size bed and the second can be arranged with two twin beds or one king-size bed (your choice!) making this the perfect accommodation for families or close friends traveling together. Two TV's; one with VCR.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Rm 08: Seaside Apt

Using traditional nautical colors like navy, red, and crisp white, combined with décor that has a modern edge, is Seashore style – reinterpreted! The main room has a well-equipped galley kitchen, eating area, and sitting area with sleep sofa and flat screen TV. The bedroom has a queen size bed with plump navy comforter and carved headboard with subtle seashell motif. There is a reading nook and another flat screen television. The 3-piece bathroom is compact. Enjoy a little home-away-from-home!

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Rm 32: Florial

A modern interpretation of a classic Damask print adorns the beds in the Florial. Accents of blue highlights the rich chocolate in the bedspreads. Two TVs; one with DVD/VCR.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Rm 10: Aurora

Like the dawning of a beautiful day, this room is awash in gentle colors on coordinating prints – pastel yellow and pink, sky blue and white like billowy clouds. Rich wood tones on the carved headboard, bedside tables, and antique dresser add traditional elegance and a crystal chandelier adds a touch of romance. Two armchairs and a circular table provide a comfortable nook for reading or morning coffee in this lovely sun-drenched room. Queen bed with full bath

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Rm 09: Summerfields

Traditional Jacobean motifs rendered in garnet red, sapphire blue, emerald green, & golden topaz embellish the plump quilt & complementary dust ruffle, valences, & pillows in this richly colored and appealing guest room. Overstuffed armchair paired with reading lamp & small oak table invites repose or reflection. Very traditional designs & furnishings are pleasingly juxtaposed with a modern impressionistic print “Violet Horizon” by artist Peter Wileman.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Rm 11: Fairhope

This guestroom now features an intriguing combination of traditionally styled oak furnishings with sophisticated contemporary fabrics. Organic linens in complementary gray and white designs cover the duvet, mounds of pillows, and window treatments. Lively yellow accents throughout the room contribute a dash of panache. Upholstered side chairs next to a small table create a comfortable spot for coffee and conversation.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Rm 12: Sindia

The “Sindia” room is named for Ocean City’s famous merchant sailing ship of the same name. Fanciful, import-style accessories are reminiscent of her cargo. A lively print in brilliant royal blue and white dresses the queen-size bed and is complemented by coordinating accessories. Framed prints on the wall picture sailing vessels of the period. An upholstered swivel-rocker is the perfect spot for reading or lounging in this charming room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Rm 14: Provence

Inspired by the colorful fabrics of the French countryside, the bed is dressed in a sunny floral of royal, goldenrod and white with touches of crimson. A dramatic folk art-inspired wall border echoes the continental theme. Queen size bed with full bath

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Rm 15: Ashleigh

The graceful, queen-size Spindle Bed is adorned with a flamboyant print in richly colored chocolate and a lovely assortment of warm jewel tones accented with touches of cool aqua. The contemporary flare is repeated in the impressionistic artwork, lighting, and accessories for the perfect combination of traditional style with a dramatic modern attitude. Two comfortable armchairs, flat screen Cable TV with DVD player, and signature toiletries in the full bath add to the appeal and comfort of this lovely guest room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Rm 16: Palma

A lush and colorful print on dramatic black background creates the exotic mood in this striking tropically-themed oasis. Graceful palms on pillows, prints, lamps, and accessories complement the theme. Queen size bed with full bath

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Rm 17: Ballade

Sunny yellow, royal and white in print and floral fabrics combine gracefully on bed, table covers, and valances. A china table lamp.This room is set up as 2 twin beds with a full bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Rm 18: Victoriana

A white Victorian-style iron Queen bed, old-fashioned floral prints, and bas-relief draped with tulle creates a romantic retreat. Periwinkle, lavender, pastel lemon, and celadon color the imported floral fabrics.Full bath

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Rm 19: Amalyra

Ivory garland roses adorn the vibrant quilts which accent the beds in both rooms. A dash of burgundy in the carpet and wall border adds warmth to these homey bedchambers.. Adjoining room (1 Double/2 Twins): full bathroom: TV in both rooms: 1 VCR

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 2 Twin

Rm 20: Cotswold

Re-connect in this lovely room featuring an imposing carved mahogany Pencil Post bed with matching bed step and a matching tall Victorian dresser. The décor is unabashedly romantic with bed coverings and accessories in soft pastels and floral prints – with a touch of lace and embroidered bed hangings framing the headboard. A comfortable upholstered chair is the perfect spot for enjoying a book from the inn’s Library.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Rm 22: Lismore

The newly redecorated Lismore is actually two rooms connected by a full bath. The queen size bed with tall, carved oak headboard is adorned with a striking black and white toile coverlet and matching shams. The same classic fabric - plus coordinating prints - adorns the comfy daybed (in a separate room), drapes, pillows and valances. An infusion of lively turquoise, pastel blue, and a touch of vibrant primary colors keeps the palette unexpected and fresh. There's a bistro table with two chairs near windows that overlook the patio garden and two televisions - one a flat screen; one with VCR player - to provide ample diversion and comfort. (The daybed has a twin-size trundle to accommodate families with children.). Adjoining room (Queen & Daybed); full bath; TV in both rooms: 1 VCR

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Rm 24: Aerie

Enjoy this sun-filled room with an ocean glimpse. The “Aerie” features a striking, modern-interpretation of traditional paisley in bold colors on white as used on the bed cover and pillow shams. A playful pachyderm fabric on two armchairs, plus whimsical accessories, provides a fun counterpoint to more traditional accents. Diminutive (small) private bath with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Rm 25: Cafagialo

This generously sized suite is named for the Italian countryside that inspired its décor and is pictured on a half-round over the King-size bed. Both romantic and elegant, the bed is lavished with satiny fabrics that feature Cabbage roses and the use of appealing colors - rose, cranberry, and forest on a golden ground. Artwork and accessories are also inspired by Tuscany, as are the beautiful window coverings. Two swivel armchairs may be angled for reading or for watching the flat screen Cable TV with DVD. A personal-size jetted tub, in-room coffee bar, refrigerator, and Scarborough Inn guest robes all contribute to a memorable experience.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Rm 03: Sonnet

A striking jewel-toned, impressionistic floral print adorns the padded headboard and window valances. Beige and black floral duvets with coordinating linens dress the bed and enliven the decor. Two armchairs and various accessories add a touch of purple pizzazz within this comfortable retreat. The hand-stenciled armoire houses the in-room coffee bar; a flat screen Cable TV with DVD, charming artwork, and the inn’s signature toiletries create a room that is pure poetry.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

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  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Rm 05: Sweet Thymes

This (living room level) room is decorated in soft, classical floral prints featuring muted shades of cream, celery, and lavender. The walls are painted in soft ivory to create a lighter, fresher ambiance.Enjoy the queen-size Pencil Post bed, armoire with flat screen Cable TV and in-room coffee bar. Sweet times indeed!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location

Location Type

30 miles North of Cape May, 8 miles South of Atlantic City, 1-1/2 blocks to beach & boardwalk, 1 hour drive from Philadelphia, 1/2 hour from Atlantic City International Airport, Airport, Downtown, Island, Oceanfront, Oceanview

Airport

Atlantic City, NJ (ACY) 15 miles

Directions to property:

Garden State Parkway South Exit 30. Follow signs for Ocean City Rt. 52. Once in Ocean City stay straight on 9th St. to Ocean Ave.,turn left and continue two blocks to the Scarborough Inn.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, 2 1/2 mile Boardwalk, Wheaton Village, Historic Cape May, 8 miles of Beach, Atlantic City Casinos, Bird watching, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet , Iron & Ironing Board on site, Concierge Service, Bath House Facilities after check out, 100 foot wraparound porch, Morning Newspaper, Afternoon Refreshments

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Beach & Boardwalk, Whale/Dolphin Watching, Basketball & Running Track 1 1/2 blocks away, Water Skiing, Fee based Fitness Center, Guided Nature Walk, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only on ground floor patio only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes well behaved
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights, 3 nights holidays
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Full Payment upon reservation
  • Cancellations: first night cost retained if cancelled within 21 days, inclusive of 21 days; entire stay if cancelled within 14 days, inclusive of 14 days

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Steve & Brandie Cesari

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8:00 - 10:00
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat