The Bentley Inn, Bay Head

694 Main Avenue , Bay Head, NJ 08742-5346 USA (Show map)

About

The Bentley Inn is an 1886 Victorian Mansion located in the historic & picturesque seaside town of Bay Head (just 60 miles from NYC & Philadelphia), New Jersey. Many call it the “Hamptons of the Jersey Shore. We are just 3 houses from the ocean and feature 19 guest rooms with TV/VCR, A/C, full serve multiple choice breakfast, private off-street parking, beach badges, wrap-around covered porch, free wireless internet access, large living room, dining room and sunlit solarium. Slip back to another time and relax on the 1st and 2nd floor covered porches with ocean & bay breezes. We can accommodate special events (up to 45 people), small weddings, business meetings, family reunions, etc. Later check-in available if arrangements are made in advance with innkeepers. Minimum age 21. The timeless beauty of this small country village by the sea is both elegant and casual, creating a mystique that has endured for generations. Since the late 1800's, Bay Head has been the favorite vacation place for those who enjoy a certain kind of quiet, a relaxing yet friendly way of life, and a safe haven in which to pursue both land and sea activities. The general enjoyment of the natural, uncrowded lifeguarded beaches make Bay Head a favorite for those who like a quiet time.

Reviews

Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Our fourth (4th) year in a row

3.6 on August 24, 2016

I would highly recommend the Bentley Inn. The owner Glenn is a great guy, very accommodating and friendly. They have a wonderful full service breakfast. The place is very clean and neat. The location is the absolute best. If you're going to be in this area it is really the best place to stay.


Amazing Weekend Get Away

5 on August 03, 2016

Glen and his staff were warm and welcoming and committed to creating a relaxing and peaceful experience. It was like taking a trip back in time to a slower more simple way of living enjoying life without all the technology, hustle and bustle and stress of the 21st century. Just a refreshing, quite weekend enjoying the ocean, the restaurants and the historic culture and climate of the Bentley itself.


Always outstanding and easy peasy!!

4.6 on June 26, 2016

The Bentley Inn in Bay Head NJ is a good a secret as the Bluffs Hotel and beach bar was for summer outings. Glenn and his simple staff have a very special place to stay at for families, couples and business travelers alike. One of a kind Inn 60 miles south from NY city. Large (but not too large) modernized true historic "Bay Header Inn". Staying there is always a charm and pleasure. Enjoy things anytime of the year. Thank you to the Bentley for always making my stay something simple yet special. Value Value Value...Thx...Thx...Thx!!! JNFJR


Felt like home

4.4 on June 17, 2016

We had a wonderful weekend at The Bentley Inn! The rooms were comfortable, the staff was super friendly, and the French toast was delicious for breakfast! I would definitely return for another quiet getaway weekend.


New Year's Bliss

4.8 on June 11, 2016

My husband and I decided to stay down at the shore last minute for this past New Year's Eve and stumbled across The Bentley Inn online. Us New Jerseyans know the shore is perfect any time of year, but Glenn made a special New Year's even more special. I'm only remiss in not posting this review sooner. To have an at home feel away from home, which included amazingly historic charm, a breakfast like no other, and a feeling of instant friendship -- stay at The Bentley Inn! Thank you, Glenn! Katherine & Tony


Perfect

4.0 on April 14, 2016

My reason for staying at The Bentley Inn was to be nearby for my dad's wake and funeral and Glenn couldn't have been any more kind and accommodating! From the wonderful breakfasts every morning (the french toast is to die for) to allowing my visiting, college age niece and her boyfriend to use the Wifi to finish their assignments, Glenn made this otherwise difficult time as relaxing and enjoyable as it could be. The location is suburb, the beds are comfortable and the ocean view from our room helped soothe the soul. Thank you Glenn, for being who you are, and for giving people like my husband and I a quiet respite during a stressful and hectic time.


Great owner, Great location, Great service !

4.0 on August 29, 2015

This is the 2nd or 3rd time we have stayed at the Bentley. This is an old beach house converted with about a dozen rooms. The rooms are clean and comfortable. We had a bathroom and shower in ours and while it was small it was clean and the water was hot, pressure good. The location is second to none, you walk across the street to the beach. They have beach chairs, towels etc for your enjoyment. The breakfast is always excellent. We drive out of our way to stay here. A little pricey but the location is worth every penny. Try it you won't be disappointed. The Owner is a very nice person, very personable and knows the area well. Some great restaurants within walking or biking distance.


Couldn't have had a better 24 hours!

5 on August 28, 2015

If you want quiet, private and clean this is the place to be! One little draw back is you may have to share a bathroom. But can I tell you that I don't think anyone used the one that was next to our room. Girlfriend was a little bummed about it but I didn't care. It really is like the ads state, 3 houses from the beach. Very easy walk. Oh now let me tell you about the beach, WONDERFUL! The best part is that it's private, I mean you need to have a beach "badge" to get on the beach and then displayed at all times. One inconvenience about the beach, couldn't bring a cooler with lunch packed onto the beach. Had to leave it at the stairs. But I also think that is why the beach was so clean. NO garbage anywhere. Was able to walk to dinner at Theresa's South- Very good food but BYO. Not an issue because next block was a packaged goods store. After dinner decided to buy a bottle of wine and sit on the covered porch and relax after dinner. Then went for a walk on the beach by moonlight. Next morning breakfast was great and checkout was very easy. Leave the keys and say goodbye. Couldn't have asked for a better 24 hours!


Great Stay!

4.0 on August 14, 2015

The Bentley is a great B & B starting with Glenn the Innkeeper. He is courteous, considerate and runs a relaxing and well maintained Inn. The rooms are good sized (peeked into many of them during cleaning), the porches comfortable, rooms nicely furnished and everything was immaculately clean. It is hard to maintain a place at the shore that does not have the smell of mold anywhere and I did not notice any. Several things were particularly nice. The hot breakfast in the morning (included) was very good, cooked to order by Glenn with a nice menu to choose from. The omelets were great, the caramel french toast and waffles too. Coffee, tea, homemade pastries, ice and a refrigerator are always available and very much appreciated. The two large sized outdoor showers were great and well supplied with shampoo, conditioner and body wash. How thoughtful. Glenn also allows guests to use these showers after check out so you can spend more time at the beach and supplies beach badges. We had a wonderful 3 days at The Bentley and I will go back as soon as possible. Thank you Glenn! Betsy W. P.S, The ratings above would not let me use the outstanding button but I would have given service and cleanliness outstanding if I could.


The best stay ever

5 on August 12, 2015

The Innkeeper and all the staff were incredible. The rooms were immaculate with lovely furnishings and quite comfortable. Loved relaxing on the porch just right outside our room. Such a great location with just a short walk to the beach. What a great place. Making plans for our next stay and can't hardly wait.


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Rooms & Rates

1 Lorraine Ruth

A bright and inviting corner room located on the front of the inn, the Lorraine Ruth offers you direct access onto the 2nd floor covered wrap around porch. Contains a Queen bed with an arm chair that folds out to a cot to accommodate a 3rd person. A lovely tropical print dressed the bed and windows, you'll never want to leave! Access to 2 shared baths (shared with 4 other rooms).

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $129 - $220

2 Rand Alan

The Rand Alan offers you direct access onto the 2nd floor covered wrap around porch. It is located on 2nd story at the front of the house (southeast corner) and contains a Queen bed with an arm chair that folds out to a cot to accommodate a 3rd person. Access to 2 shared baths (shared with 4 other rooms).

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen

3 Jessica Alexis

Very relaxing sage colors grace the Jessica Alexis. Located on the south side of the house and contains a Queen bed with an arm chair that folds out to a cot to accommodate a 3rd person. Access to 2 shared baths (shared with 4 other rooms). Located on 2nd story on the south side of the house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen

4 Nikole Elizabeth

An Excellent choice for those who need separate sleeping arrangements, the Nikole Elizabeth offers direct access to the 2nd floor covered wrap around porch. Located on the south side of the house with 2 twin beds and access to 2 shared baths (shared with 4 other rooms). Located on 2nd story on the south side of the house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 2 Twin

5 Lisa Anne

Located on the south side of the house towards the rear, Lisa Anne has a Queen bed and private bath with direct access to the 2nd floor wrap around covered porch. Warm and cozy, this is one of our most popular rooms. Bright and welcoming yellow florals. Located on 2nd story on the south side of the house.

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

6 Jeffrey Dennis

Quiet and serene, Jeffrey Dennis is located all the way at the rear of the house with direct porch access, Queen bed and private bath. Facing south and offering brief views of the ocean and bay from the porch. Located on 2nd story on the south side of the house (southwest corner).

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

7 Jeffrey Robert

A comforting yet bright corner room located on the rear corner of the house. Jeffrey Robert offers a peaceful stay with Queen bed and private bath. Dramatic black & white with blue accent. Located on 2nd story on the northwest corner (rear) of the house.

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

8 Cory Joseph

Located on the 2nd story on the north side of the house. Cory Joseph offers a soothing teal green decor, queen bed with and large private bath.

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

10 Amy Elizabeth

A warm earth tone environment encompassing exciting mauves and burgundy with a cozy sitting area, Amy Elizabeth offers a Queen bed and 2 shared baths (shared with 4 other rooms) Located on 2nd story on the north side of the house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

11 Riley Ann

Our best views are from the Riley Ann. A "glimpse" of the Atlantic from this 3rd floor corner room are quite nice at any time of the year. Features a Queen bed with love seat that opens to a twin bed. Shared bath with connecting room 21 (available as 2 room suite). Located on 3rd story on the southeast corner (front) of the house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen

12 Carlene Lillian

This 3rd floor room offers southern rooftop views and is bright & cheery. Queen bed & private bath. Located on 3rd story on the south side of the house.

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

14 Michael Cornelius

A nice "beachy" feel exists in the Michael Cornelius room. Queen bed with an arm chair that folds out to a cot to accommodate a 3rd person. Private bath, southern views. Located on 3rd story on the south side of the house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

15 Jacob Tyler

Located on the south side of the house on the 3rd floor, Jacob Tyler is a quiet stay. Queen bed with an arm chair that folds out to a cot to accommodate a 3rd person. Private bath. Located on 3rd story on the south side of the house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

16 Kerrin Elizabeth

Bay views from this bright corner room. Kerrin Elizabeth is located on the 3rd floor at the rear of the house and is serene. Private bath, Queen bed with an arm chair that folds out to a cot to accommodate a 3rd person. Located on the southwest corner of the house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

17 Jennie K. Strauss

Jennie offers a tranquil soft aqua setting located at the rear of the house with views to the north and west. A Queen bed and bathroom shared with adjoining room 18. Located on 3rd story on the northwest side of the house.19

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

18 Lillian Carolyn

3rd floor looking north, Lillian Carolyn is a soft pink with Queen bed and shared bath with adjoining room 17 (available as 2 room suite).

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

19 Ruth Elizabeth

Great room for families, Ruth Elizabeth offers a full bed and a twin bed and shares a bath with adjoining room 20 (available as 2 room suite). Located on 3rd story on the north side of the house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Double , 1 Twin

20 Anna Mae

"Dusty Mauve" warms you in the Anna Mae. Features a queen bed and shares a bath with adjoining room 19 (available as 2 room suite). Located on 3rd story on the north side of the house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

21 Robert Charles

Ocean "Glimpse" from this fine front corner room. Robert Charles is on the 3rd floor and shares a bath with adjoining room 11, Queen bed with an arm chair that folds out to a cot to accommodate a 3rd person (available as 2 room suite). Located on the northeast corner of the house.9

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen

Conference

Off season the dining room, living room or solarium may be used for the conferenced room. 60" flat screen tv in living room accepts computer input for presentations

  • Maximum Capacity: 46

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Location

Location Type

19th Century Town, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town

Airport

Newark, NJ (EWR) 55.5 miles

Directions to property:

From New York, North Jersey & other northern points: NJ Turnpike South to Exit 11 to NJ Garden State Parkway to Exit 98. Route 34 south (turns into Route 35 South) through Point Pleasant to Bay Head. Rt. 35 turns into Main Ave, continue heading south and look for 694, on your right.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Atlantic City, Boardwalk, Six Flags Great Adventure, Lakewood Blue Claw Baseball, Surfing, Deep Sea Fishing, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Ceiling fans, Computer, Conference Rooms, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Private entrance, Wedding Facilities , Bicycles, Beach access, Beach Chairs, Private off street parking, Metal Detectors for treasure hunting, Wrap Around Covered Porch

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Surfing, Para-Sailing, Amusements Boardwalk, Whale Watching, Jet-Ski, Deep Sea Fishing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2-7pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes must accompanied by an adult 21 years or older
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum on Summer weekends.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 nights stay or 50% of the reservation, whichever is greater
  • Cancellations: Your deposit is refundable if innkeepers receive notice 14 days prior to arrival date. This will be minus a $25 processing fee per room. After this 14 day period no refunds are possible unless we can re-book your rooms. We also cannot make refunds for early departure; however, with prior notice you are welcome to send someone in your place.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Glenn

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

Gardening, cooking, reading, drums, personal computers.

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 219710
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian