Nathaniel Morris Inn

117 Marcellus Ave. , Manasquan, NJ 8736 USA (Show map)


A charming inn nestled in the historic district of one of the most popular destinations at the shore. Built in 1882, the inn is beautifully appointed and will make you feel immediately at home. A full breakfast is prepared daily by the innkeepers and served in their cozy breakfast room. Each of the five guest rooms have private baths and are equipped with air conditioning and ceiling fans, and cable TV. There is wireless internet and an extensive library for the guests to enjoy. Off-street parking for all guests is available. The inn is located close to town, beaches and shopping. The



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6


5 on May 20, 2015

Treat yourself to a trip down memory lane to a bygone era where life was simple and happiness meant feeling the sunshine on your face,smelling the honeysuckle and hearing the birds sing. Step thru the front door of The Nathaniel Morris Inn and you find all that and more. Cudos to Paul and Gail McFadden who are not only wonderful people but who have created a calm oasis in this fast paced world. Do yourself a favor and run don't walk to The Nathanial Morris Inn !!! Georgi Cooke

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4.6 on November 12, 2014


The NJ wedding weekend

4.6 on October 01, 2014

We attended a family wedding nearby so we felt unfortunate to have so little time at the inn. Paul and Gail are wonderful hosts and the property is beautiful. We couldn't even enjoy breakfast because of the planned wedding brunch but it looked great. We'll be back as our daughters in-laws live nearby.

Warm Welcome, Gracious Atmosphere

5 on September 21, 2014

We have stayed at the inn many times and love it. Gail & Paul are gracious hosts and the accomodations are cozy and comfortable. The second floor porch is a special treat.

Nice B&B

3.0 on August 02, 2014

The B&B decor was very eclectic which added to its charm. The breakfasts were good but disappointing as they were not gourmet as I have had in other B&B's. The room itself was spacious. My biggest disappointment was in the interaction with the hosts or lack thereof. Upon arrival, we were rushed through the check-in process as if the owner had other things he needed to be doing. Other than being served breakfast by the other owner there was no interaction at all. I have stayed at plenty of other B&B's in which the owners are happy to have guests, engage in conversation, share information about the area and things to do, and seem to enjoy people in general. I did not get a welcoming feeling at this B&B. If you are looking for a warm and welcoming stay and not a hotel-type stay than this is not the B&B for you.


4.6 on July 16, 2014

The Nathaniel Morris Inn is a lovely home away from home. The owner, Gail, serves a wonderful breakfast and is very gracious. While the The Inn is beautiful, it is next to a high traffic the only negative aspect of staying here was from the noise, that comes with heavy traffic, while sitting on the balcony during the day. However, there was no noise while sleeping with the airconditioner on. Overall, it was a pleasant stay.

we love this place

5 on July 11, 2014

Joe Coveney

pleasant stay at Nathaniel Morris In, short but very nice

4.0 on September 30, 2013

It was kind of a surprise, as did not expect such a nice place, full of old stuff, and very attractive inclusive the fact that you had to claim some steps to go to bed, awsome

Charming B&B

4.2 on September 11, 2013

We always enjoy our stays at the Nathaniel Morris. Gail never fails to provide a warm, welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. A perfect getaway from all the hustle and bustle of everyday living. We're already looking forward to planning another visit.

Friendly, Clean and Convenient

4.4 on September 11, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Inn for the third time a couple of weeks ago and once again had a relaxing and pleasant experience. Gail is a fine innkeeper that respects your privacy while accommodating our every request. We highly recommend the Nathaniel Morris Inn if you're looking for a reasonably priced, clean and comfortable place to spend a few days at the beautiful Jersey Shore.

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Location Type

Airport, City, Countryside, Downtown, Mountains, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town


Newark, NJ (EWR) 45 miles

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, Desk, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Secretarial services, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: half of the total amount including tax at time of booking
  • Cancellations: 10 days prior to reservation for full refund less 25.00 fee less than 10 days prior, lose deposit within five days of arrival date, responsible for whole amount the rules apply for summer season and are more flexible in off-season



paul and gail mcfadden

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About the innkeepers

traveling and searching for antiques, cooking, and grandchildren

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  • Time Served: 8:30-10:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , upon request