Change your search

The Sea Spray Inn

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

Visit Website


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!



Write A Review

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

Score Breakdown based on
105 Reviews

Write A Review


4.6 on March 19, 2015

We recently celebrated our 35th anniversary with a getaway at The Sea Spray Inn. This was just one of a few B & B experiences we have had and it was a great one. Mary Ellen and Eric were very nice to speak with and were extremely accommodating.

A wonderful stay with wonderful hosts!

5 on March 11, 2015

My fiance and I needed a getaway and we read great reviews online for the Sea Spray Inn. What we experienced was beyond our expectations! Mary Ellen and Eric (and Katie the dog!) were the consummate hosts, attending to all of our needs but also giving us the space to relax and get some alone time. The inn is beautifully decorated and up-to-date. My fiance and I stayed in the Love Letter which had been recently redone and it is as romantic as the name implies! The tub/double shower is amazing and the bed was very comfortable. While the inn doesn't have a restaurant, there are plenty of great local restaurants to choose from and Mary Ellen's breakfast was nothing short of amazing. Since we were the only guests that weekend, we were sent home with some delicious baked goodies.If you can go to a beach town in the middle of March and still have a great time, you know the inn keepers are doing their jobs right! Mary Ellen and Eric, thank you for a great time and keep up the good work!


5 on March 02, 2015

The Sea Spray Inn is HANDS DOWN the best B&B I have ever had the pleasure of frequenting. I have stayed at the Sea Spay numerous times since they took over proprietorship in 2010, during both their high and low seasons and can report they are consistently diligent in their attention to EVERY detail. MY house is not as clean as this Inn - and I am a clean freak and the food is fabulous. There is a reason they are rated among the very TOP B&B's in the country. Book early -- the high season books up fast. Just the best way to enjoy one of the finer slices of the Jersey Shore.

So Thankful

5 on November 11, 2014

My Vietnam Era Marine and I (his terribly proud wife) were truly blessed to stay at The Sea Spray Inn per the generosity and support of of our heroic Veterans both past and present. This is one of two of the most amazing Inns we have had the opportunity to stay. Both Eric and Mary Ellen are warm, kind and perfect Inn about Breakfast... hard to surpass Mary Ellen's skill of cuisine,,,ty both ...we made wonderful memories at your amazing B & B.

Wonderful B&B in Ocean Grove!

4.8 on September 26, 2014

This was my first time at a B&B, and I was a bit hesitant; however, I needn't have worried. Mary Ellen and Eric are wonderful innkeepers; they are warm and welcoming. The rooms are beautiful, the inn is spotless, and the breakfasts are the best I've ever had. The inn is centrally located to the beach, lake, and all activities in Ocean Grove. We hope to return to the Sea Spray Inn soon.

great vacation

5 on September 22, 2014

Very quiet and peaceful

Was back this year for our 4th time and will be back again next year!

5 on September 16, 2014

Wonderful ambiance! Wonderful hosts! Wonderful breakfasts! Wonderful ocean!

Wonderful weekend!

5 on September 09, 2014

we had a fantastic stay at the Sea Spray Inn. We arrived to a warm welcome from Mary Ellen and Eric. We were given a t our and escorted to our room. We immediately were invited to join everyone for the Saturday wine and cheese gathering, before venturing out to dinner. We enjoyed meeting other guests and getting recommendations from everyone for restaurants and sights to see. We returned from dinner and spent time on the roof top deck, enjoying the sea air and the "super moon". We had incredible breakfasts on the porch and beautiful days on the beach, one block from the inn. Our room was delightful and had every convenience imaginable. We tremendously enjoyed our anniversary weekend at the Sea Spray Inn and can't wait to return.

Wonderful Stay at the Sea Spray Inn

4.0 on September 09, 2014

I had a wonderful stay at the Sea Spray Inn. This was my first time staying at a Bed and Breakfast and it was a great experience. Mary Ellen and Eric were great hosts and they made me feel comfortable and welcome! I especially loved the soy yogurt parfait and Mary Ellen's homemade granola. She accommodated my breakfast needs since I wanted to eat healthy. I will be returning especially because they are only 1 hour away from home.

Our Fourth Stay at the Seaspray Inn

5 on August 31, 2014

My college friend, her sister, and I enjoyed our fourth annual summer reunion at The Sea Spray Inn this August. My friends, who live in New York and California, visited the New Jersey shore as children and love the chance to return. This trip is a wonderful chance for me to have a real seaside vacation even though I live in nearby Middletown. We all appreciate Mary Ellen and Eric's warm hospitality, their inviting and spotless inn, our pretty rooms (Rosebud and Toile, which has a view of the ocean), and the scrumptious breakfast on the porch with a view of the ocean. We recommend The Seaspray to anyone looking for a perfect stay in quiet and beautiful Ocean Grove any time of year.

View More Reviews


Location Type

Lakefront, Oceanfront, Vista oceano, 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

Visit Website


  • 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

Visit Website




  • 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!


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

Property highlights

Give the gift of a getaway!