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

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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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4.0 on August 18, 2015

Just came back from a wonderful weekend at Ocean Grove. The Sea Spray is definitely the place to stay. The accommodations are good and the breakfasts are fantastic. Also, the innkeepers are very friendly.

Our Ocean Inn

5 on July 31, 2015

We stayed at The Sea Spray Inn a couple of weeks ago. The room was excellent and the service is impeccable. Mary Ellen and Eric never fail to please their guests. They go above and beyond to make sure your stay in Ocean Grove is a pleasant, memorable stay. As for breakfast and the homemade snacks, Mary Ellen's food is amazing!!! My husband and I always eat every single crumb!! (Literally) We highly recommend The Sea Spray Inn in Ocean Grove, NJ.

Prime Bed and Breakfast

5 on July 09, 2015

I just returned from my second stay at Sea Spray Inn and experienced a wonderful, much-needed rest at this primer bed and breakfast. I so appreciated the hospitality of Mary Ellen and Eric. The stay at their inn again met all my expectations...quiet room with strong/hot shower, relaxing lobby with friendly people, delicious breakfasts, great amenities. Their dog Katie is very well-behaved and a joy to have around. I enjoyed the ocean view when it was raining and the very short walk to the boardwalk and beach when the weather was beautiful. This is THE place to stay when you go to Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Don't miss out on a fantastic experience at Sea Spray Inn!

Why stay anywhere else?

4.8 on April 27, 2015

When you go to the Sea Spray Inn you are not only a valued guest but you are also treated like a long lost friend returning home. Each room is beautiful with a history of each that shows how each room is special. The home is so full of history like the town of Ocean Grove. Both Mary Ellen and Eric go out of their way to make sure that you have a place to go for dinner as well as providing a breakfast that you would never make for yourself Sounds wonderful doesn't it? Then add on wine and cheese hour on Saturday night and other special packages as well. Going home is always a special time..


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.

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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

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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!