Browns Nostalgia

1001 Wesley Avenue , Ocean City, 08226 USA (Show map)


An early 1900 restored bed and breakfast with eight guest rooms and one apartment, offering lodging in the center of Ocean City, NJ just walking distance to the beach and boardwalk. All rooms have private baths and AC. Some rooms have jacuzzi tubs, decks and fireplaces.. Your visit includes beach tags, off street parking, a full breakfast, bikes, hot tub, wrap around porch and garden. AAA rated three diamond. Member of OC Chamber of Commerce, Preferred inns,and PIAA. We Have wi-fi.



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Best B&B in OCNJ

5 on July 15, 2015

My family has been vacationing in ocean city for over 60 years. I have stayed at many b&b's and Brown's is the very best.

Browns Nostalgia

5 on July 06, 2015

Loved the home decor, lovely family run B&B, clean, bright room- with everything from windows to showers functioning well.

Best Weekend ever

4.0 on June 11, 2015

My wife and I were looking for a nce quiet weekend to relax and recharge. Brown's Nostalgia Bed & Breakfast did that and more. The place was very clean and quiet. Location was very close to the beach. My wife has trouble walking and we were able to walk to the beach everyday. The owner is a very sweet man who did his best to explain where everything was located. We enjoyed talking to him as he gave us a history of Ocean City NJ that we would never have gotten from a chain hotel.

Beautiful Victorian B & B

5 on June 09, 2015

I continue to love visiting this B & B!! It has such charm and a feeling of being at home!! The breakfast are fabulous and each room has it's own charm! It is our "go to" place in Ocean City, NJ!!

Great gem of a B&B in the heart of Ocean City.

4.6 on May 17, 2015

Centrally located to everything...... downtown shops and restaurants, boardwalk, and beach. Park your car in their lot and walk where ever you want to go. Very nice accommodations and good breakfasts. Mr Brown is a charming man with endless stories to share with you provided he has the time. Dave S Williamsport, Pa

OCNJ block party stay

5 on May 08, 2015

Harmon and his family are genuinely Great People. It is a GREAT place to stay!

loved it

4.6 on September 22, 2014

We loved our stay at Brown's Nostalgia. Great location. OCNJ after Labor Day is the best. The people at Brown's Nostalgia are so kind and helpful. It felt like home away from home.

35th Wedding Anniversary

5 on September 13, 2014

Wonderful as usual. Quiet, clean, personable.

Great recommendation

4.4 on September 03, 2014

Brown's was recommended by a coworker who has tried multiple B&B's in the OCNJ area. The owner was charming and very accommodating, the rooms were well kept and the place was clean. Breakfast was very good and they make a point to ask you about any food allergies when you check in so they can accommodate you. Overall, it was a great little getaway!

Girls' Get-Away

3.4 on August 23, 2014

Loved the location of the bed and breakfast, convenient to the beach and downtown shopping. Beautiful house, very inviting and homey. A truly pleasant place to come "home" to at the end of the day. Loved the fact that they have a quiet time from 10 PM until 7 AM. The place was very quiet. I heard no noise from the other rooms. Mr. Brown and staff were agreeable and accommodating. Breakfasts were tasty.

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Location Type

Airport, City, Downtown, Island, Oceanfront, Vista oceano, Small town


Atlantic City, NJ (ACY) 12 miles

Directions to property:

Eight miles south of Atlantic City,access from exit # 30 Garden State Parkway; east on Rt.52 into OC, right @ 5th traffic light, one block to 10th & Wesley

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Wedding Facilities , bikes, reunions, porch rockers, garden with swing, beach tags, private off-street parking

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

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

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  • Check In:: 2 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited well mannered children acceptable
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night min.June-Oct.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: one night stay deposit
  • Cancellations: Refund if able to fill room reserved prior to 7 days of reservation date. A $20 charge for any refund.



Harmon Brown

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About the innkeepers

Traveling, camping, music, reading, sports

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  • Time Served: 8:30-9:00
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , per request