Browns Nostalgia

1001 Wesley Avenue , Ocean City, NJ 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

Weekend away

4.8 on May 25, 2016

We had a great weekend away. Mr Brown is such a nice man. He couldn't go more for you to make sure your stay is great. Many good stories about Ocean City history.

Great Value

4.2 on April 27, 2016

My wife and I have been going to Brown's for long weekends for over a decade. The service is always top notch. Mr. Brown is a very friendly gentleman. We love going there and return often.

My summer home away from home!

5 on September 12, 2015

Oh how I look forward to my stay in Ocean City every year at Brown's Nostalgia and nostalgia it is. My family and I spent a week every summer in one of OC's tourist homes while I was growing up in Pennsylvania. I have been living in California for the past 50 years and in 2001 I started my now annual visit to the east in the summer and staying at Brown's is the highlight of my trip. Mr. Brown is the epitome of a first-rate host - from the warm welcome to the delicious breakfasts, often including freshly made and still warm donuts from the family restaurant. I love his beautifully restored B&B and so appreciate that Mr. and Mrs. Brown chose this over tearing it down, only to build another cookie-cutter beach townhouse. Thank you for treasuring the past so the rest of us can remember and reminisce about what Ocean City was when we were kids. See you next summer!

Weekend Getaway

4.8 on August 23, 2015

Have chosen Brown's repeatedly for the last several years. Reasonably priced rooms, delicious breakfasts, relaxing place to rock on the front porch, and convenient to the beach. Winning combination!

always love staying at brown's

5 on July 30, 2015

The rating speaks for itself. This is by far the best B & B we've stayed in, in OC. Very accommodating, neighborly hosts. Lovely setting, delicious and abundant breakfasts. Very good value and great location too.

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

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Location Type

Airport, City, Downtown, Island, Oceanfront, Oceanview, 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