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Scarborough Inn

720 Ocean Avenue , Ocean City, NJ 08226 USA (Show map)
4.6
86 Reviews
$123 - $278
per night

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About

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.

Rooms & Rates

Sonnet

A striking impressionistic print featuring jewel-toned flowers on a black background dresses the bed, padded headboard, and drapes. Two armchairs and hand-stenciled armoire add comfort and beauty to this romantic room. Cable TV with VCR.

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

Nightly Rate: $215/$160

Sweet Thymes

Inspired by a portrait of a Victorian lady, the Sweet Thymes demi-suite features the colors of nature....soft sage green, gentle lavender, rich purple, and ivory with a gilding of antique gold. The queen size pencil post bed is dressed in rich damask, an elegant tapestry graces the wall and a pine armoire conceals the cable television. There's a small table and two chairs nestled in a nook - perfect for reading or morning coffee and desultory conversation.

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

Nightly Rate: $205/$155

Seaside

Fully equipped galley kitchen and eating area are provided. Softly tinted wallpaper and border with a seashore theme, intricately pieced quilt, and floral wreath make these rooms especially appealing.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $220/$165

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $175/$135

Sherwood

Situated on the top floor, this very spacious suite is filled with light from its six windows and with special amenities - fluffy Scarborough Inn bathrobes, 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 hand-stenciled coffee table. The colors are warm and inviting - soothing ivory, forest green and lively red featured in pictures, prints, and a hand stenciled border that circles the room highlighting the geranium.

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

Nightly Rate: $260/$185

Lismore

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 DVD player. (The daybed has a twin-size trundle to accommodate families with children.)

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

Nightly Rate: $165/$220

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Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Services4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.3

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86 Reviews

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Charming and Comfy

4.6 on June 11, 2013

My friends and I have been staying at the Scarborough for over 12 years. In our opinion it is the finest, cleanest Inn in Ocean City, and the food and afternoon tea is the best. It's so great when you first arrive, they great and treat you like your family.I highly recommend the Scarborough Inn to everyone who wants to feel at home. Rita M.


Home away from home

5 on May 28, 2013

The Scarborough Inn is one of our favorite Ocean City destinations. The staff is always friendly and accommodating. We eagerly await our longer visit in August!


A wonderful bed and breakfast in Ocean City, NJ!

5 on May 19, 2013

About 20 years ago, for my wife and I, The Scarborough Inn served as our vacation home away from home. It was always a welcoming, clean and cozy place to stay for a number of years. Sadly, our family outgrew the Inn and we haven't had a chance to go back until this weekend. We so much enjoyed our return! We were greeted like no time had passed at all. Amazingly, Gus and Carol recognized us and knew us by name. The inn is so bright, lovely, clean and quiet. Breakfast was very good. Service was fantastic. Parking was a breeze in their adjoined lot (which for those that know OCNJ, parking can be a challenge!) Rooms are very nicely decorated and it appeared each had a unique them. All rooms have a private bath. You can sit and enjoy their large wrap-around porch, sit by the fireplace in their living room, take in a book in their library or play a board game/listen to music in the Sojourn Room, located on the top floor. Plus, you can walk to everything in the heart of OCNJ. Thank you to Gus, Carol and their staff for making us feel welcome in your home!


A lovely inn with a great staff

4.8 on August 29, 2012

This was our second visit to Scarborough; the first was about 10 years ago. It's not often that a new visits tops the first, but this inn just keeps getting better. We loved it! Scarborough is a very lovely inn, comfortable and gracious, but not "stuffy." Each room is delightful, individually decorated, very attractive and restful. Living room and breakfast room are bright and inviting. But our favorite aspects of this inn are these: the wonderful staff (helpful, friendly, eager to please); the shady and tranquil wrap-around porch with rockers, tables and chairs (the perfect spot to read or relax); the care taken in cleanliness (always a plus). Lots of large and small amenities: guest after-beach showers on the lower level; guest game room/lounge; guest pantry area with afternoon refreshments; dvd players and alarm clocks in rooms; even make-up remover towelettes in bathrooms. Our visit to this inn was the highlight of our trip. We will definitely return -- and this time we won't wait 10 years!


A BREATH OF FRESH AIR

5 on July 02, 2012

MY HUSBAND AND I CHOSE THE SCARBOROUGH INN RANDOMLY, DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT...27TH ANNIVERSARY, NO LESS..WE ARRIVED AND ALL MY SENSES WERE ACTIVATED BY THE BRILLIANTLY CHOSEN COLORED EXTERIOR, THE ARRAY OF BLOOMING FLOWERS SURROUNDING THE WRAP AROUND PORCH, AND LOW AND BEHOLD ABOUT, TWENTY-FIVE OLD FASHIONED ROCKERS SITUATED SO YOU DON'T MISS A THING GOING ON FOR A TWO BLOCK RADIUS, OR, YOU WANT TO SIT QUIETLY AND READ THE MORNING PAPER WITHOUT BEING NOTICED....I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE PLACE AND WE HADN'T EVEN GOTTEN INSIDE. OH, BUT THE BEST WAS YET TO COME...STUNNING .....IS THE APPROPRIATE WORD FOR THE UNIQUE STYLE, AND EXTRA ATTENTION THAT WAS SO GRACEFULLY, AND CAREFULLY APPLIED IN THE INTERIOR DECORATING OF THIS ESTABLISHMENT...SOME ONE TOOK THE TIME IN EVERY SINGLE ROOM, TO INDIVIDUALIZE IT WITH IT'S OWN PERSONALITY....BRAVO !!!!!!!...THE SERVICE IS COMMENDABLE, THE FOOD WAS NOT ONLY, DELICIOUS,BUT BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED...WOW...THE ATMOSPHERE IS ONE OF ELEGANCE, WITH A MIX OF CARE FREE, BEACH RELAXED LAZINESS...THE OWNERS OF THE INN SHOULD BE VERY PROUD, FROM THE ANTIQUES THAT ARE SO WONDERFULLY RESTORED, AND PERFECTLY PLACED ALL OVER YOUR INN, TO THE MODERN ART WORK, THAT BY THE WAY, IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL, YOU CAN'T TAKE YOUR EYES OFF THE PHOTOGRAPHS FROM ANOTHER ERA, NOR THE COLORFUL PAINTINGS THAT ADORN THE WALLS, THE SECRET TO PERFECTION MUST HAVE BEEN HANDED TO THE OWNERS,..HONESTLY, WE FOUND A LITTLE PEICE OF HEAVEN IN OCEAN CITY NEW JERSEY...I HAVEN'T STOPPED TELLING ALL MY FRIENDS THAT THEY SHOULD EXPERIENCE THE STAY FOR THEM SELVES...OH, AND MOST OF THEM HAVE....WE WILL BE COMING TO STAY AGAIN IN JULY....I WILL NEVER STAY ANY WHERE ELSE.....EVER.....HATS OFF TO YOU, GUS AND CAROL BRUNO....YOU ARE CONSIDERED FIVE STARS IN MY BOOK.....AND YOU HAVE PROVIDED A BACK GROUND FOR MEMORIES IN THE MAKING......FOR YEARS TO COME....WE ADORE YOU.........THERESA L. LAIRD


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Location

Location Type

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

Airport

Atlantic City, NJ (ACY) 15 miles

Directions to property:

Atlantic City Expressway to 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, Bird watching, Atlantic City Casinos, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Beach & Boardwalk, Guided Nature Walk, Whale/Dolphin Watching, Basketball & Running Track 1 1/2 blocks away, Water Skiing, Fee based Fitness Center, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

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

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, Guided Nature Walk, Whale/Dolphin Watching, Basketball & Running Track 1 1/2 blocks away, Water Skiing, Fee based Fitness Center, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

Check Dates

Policies

  • Check In:: 2 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: well behaved
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights, 3 nights holidays
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night room and tax.
  • Cancellations: cancellation 15 days notice for full refund less $25 processing fee per room reserved.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Steve & Brandie Cesari

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:00 - 10:00
  • Serving Location: on wrap-around porch, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat


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

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