The Sea Spray Inn

19 Broadway , Ocean Grove, NJ 7756 USA (Show map)


Our beach house is you beach house! With 8 exquisite rooms and a home made breakfast, the Sea Spray Inn strives to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible. Victorian charm abounds in Ocean Grove, with all the modern amenities you need at the Sea Spray. One block from the beach, most of our rooms have lovely sea views and all rooms have private bathrooms and luxurious amenities. Follow us on Facebook. Become a friend of The Sea Spray Inn!



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Off Season Visit

4.6 on June 15, 2016

Lovely place for a special get away even if you are a local. Only criticism is odd bathroom configuration with little privacy within room. Three course breakfast that can't be beat. Excellent baking.

Wonderful and homey

5 on June 12, 2016

Incredibly friendly people, clean and luxurious rooms, quiet and peaceful location, delicious food.

An impeccable experience!

5 on March 08, 2016

From the moment we arrived at Sea Spray, we felt like it was our home away from home. The hostess, Mary Ellen, was very friendly, accommodating and yet professional and made us feel very welcome. The home was absolutely beautiful, tastefully decorated and very clean, as was the room that we stayed in, which was "The Love Letter Room". The view from our room was of the ocean which was in walking distance. The baked goods were incredibly good, as was the breakfast which included poached pears with fresh berries, homemade muffins, and stuffed french toast! When we return to Ocean Grove, the Sea Spray will definitely be the place to stay. We absolutely recommend this Bed and Breakfast.

Charming Peaceful Escape

5 on March 08, 2016

I gifted myself a night here for my birthday. It was a great decision. I was the only guest at the inn since it was a weekday and it was the first week of March. I stayed in the Lavender Room and added the Get Away From It All Celebration package. It was so wonderful. Everything was clean and old-fashioned yet updated. No peeling paint, nothing crumbling. It was homey and welcoming. Everything in the room was as described on the website. Very feminine. Loved the claw foot bathtub! Mary Ellen, the innkeeper was so sweet. She accommodated my vegan diet as well. She even surprised me with homemade vegan blueberry brownies when she realized it was my birthday! Breakfast was great. She served poached pear for the first course and vegan banana blueberry pancakes. When I finished eating, she asked if I wanted more since there was still batter left. Of course, I said, 'Yes!' I had a great stay. I was so relaxed. The resident Labrador Katie is a gem, too. She is very friendly. She has her own corner with a puppy gate as well. You can see the ocean from the hotel. It is a stone's throw away which is great. I will definitely be back! It's a nice retreat from a congested life! I can't praise this place enough. Room was VERY spacious, despite narrow hallway. Firm bed. There is also a communal deck on the second floor with chairs where you can see Fletcher Lake and the ocean. I didn't want to leave :(

Home away from home.

5 on November 13, 2015

Sea Spray Inn is the best!! Innkeepers Mary Ellen and Eric and Katie the pup do everything to make your stay warm and cozy. The rooms are beautiful, sparkling clean and have views of the ocean as you lay in bed. The homemade breakfast and goodies are wonderful!! Only one block from the ocean/beach/boardwalk. Looking forward to planning another return visit. It's the best!!! Roberta & Joe


5 on November 05, 2015

My Husband and I are just back from our third stay at the Sea Spray Inn. If you are looking for a place that is comfy, clean, friendly, cozy, outstanding breakfasts, ocean view and beautiful guest rooms, then the Sea Spray Inn is the place to visit. Definitely looking forward to our next visit. The owners, Mary Ellen and Eric, do everything they can do to make our stay the best it can be. Roberts and Joe.

Highly recommended.

3.8 on October 08, 2015

Mary Ellen and Eric have every trait that one hopes to find from B&B proprietors, i.e., gracious, helpful, accommodating, and knowledgeable. In addition, Mary Ellen is a great baker. Wonderful breakfast with the best crumb cake ever. Ideal location as close to the beach and shops. Enjoyed hanging out on the two porches as well.

Sister week-end

5 on September 23, 2015

Such a beautiful B&B! The Innkeepers hospitality was just terrific ! Everything you could ever want for a time away from home . Close to the beach and the outside balcony was really nice. Breakfast was to die for !!! Just loved it there and would definitely return . Thank- you

Heaven on Earth

5 on September 06, 2015

I love my stay at the Sea Spray Inn. The room is fully stocked with lovely toiletries and a bag with beach towels ready to be used. I was pleasantly surprised that I had access to the balcony with a gorgeous view of the ocean. The breakfast was ample, delicious, and served on fine china. I felt like a princess.

Home away from home but better!

5 on August 31, 2015

Mary Ellen and Eric are amazing hosts. They took great care of us. They know everything about the area, from fun facts to the best places to eat and visit. The Inn is in excellent shape; it's sparkling clean, very comfortable, terrifically tasteful; feels like home but better. We stayed in 3 rooms. Our teenage daughter was tucked away in the Cabana room and loved it. We started in the Master Bedroom with the wonderful porch, but it was booked for our 3rd night so we moved upstairs to the Birdcage Room. And while we missed the porch, the Birdcage room's breeze, view, and decor was just as wonderful. The Breakfasts were divine, as was wine and cheese on Saturday afternoon. And the location a perfect skip the the beach. While Ocean Grove is a quirky place, Mary Ellen and Eric made us feel at so at home and gave us the R&R we needed. And Katie, the lab, did her part to make us feel welcome. I cannot recommend this place highly enough and can't wait to go back.

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Location Type

Lakefront, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Village


Newark, NJ (EWR) 32 miles

Directions to property:

From North or South. Garden State Parkway Exit 100B, Route 33 East to Neptune and Ocean Grove. Follow approx. 4 miles across the RR tracks until it dead ends at Rt. 71 (Main St) at a light. Cross Rt. 71 and Rt. 33 turns into Broadway. You will see a flag and monument park. Follow Broadway 9 short blocks to Central Ave. The Sea Spray is in the next block at the corner of Beach Avenue on your left side. Academy Bus lines travel right into the center of Ocean Grove. NJ Transit Coast Line (RR) will stop at Asbury Park or Bradley Beach.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Nature area, Ocean, State & National Register of Historic Places, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Fireplace, Library, Telephone, Videos , Large front porch & open deck, ocean views, Beach bag with 2 beach towels, chairs, Freshly prepared full breakfast daily, One block from beach and boardwalk, Centrally climate-controlled, Owners live full-time on property

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Tennis and bocce ball courts across the street

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  • Check In:: 2:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited No children under the age of 12
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum on weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Payment in full due at booking.
  • Cancellations: Refunds up to 2 weeks prior to arrival date. After that, if we can re-book the room, whatever portion of reservation is covered will be refunded less at $25 re-booking fee. You can always re-schedule your stay to another date with no fees.



Mary Ellen & Eric Tellefsen

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Travel, banking and cooking, music, fishing, sports

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  • Time Served: 8:30-10:00am
  • Serving Location: Front Porch, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Will accommodate dietary preferences and restrictions with advance notice

Signature Dish

Sea Spray Crumb Cake
A delicious homemade crumb cake with lots of crumbs and just the right amount of cake. The favorite breakfast treat of inn guests!