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 Dining4.6

Great, friendly, and very convenient place to stay!

3.8 on July 27, 2016

Easy walking to beach, boardwalk, and town. Park your car in the private lot and either walk or ride your bike anywhere in OC.

Great Place to Stay in Ocean City, NJ

5 on July 24, 2016

This was our first visit to Brown's Nostalgia B&B. We will certainly be making reservations at this B&B for our 2017 visit to Ocean City. This former rooming house was completely renovated about 15 years ago. The rooms are extremely nice and well equipped - our room had a large four poster bed, gas fireplace, large sitting are with five wrap-around windows, HD TV with full cable service. Each room has it's own style with a full private bath. The wrap-around porch has many padded rocking chairs, and this makes an ideal place to relax, read, people watch, etc. The full breakfasts are different each day and the food was excellent with seconds and thirds available. The innkeeper was extremely friendly and helpful in meeting any needs, and he was an engaging conversationalist. My only regret is that we didn't extend our stay beyond the five days that we had planned.

Our fourth visit.

3.0 on July 22, 2016

We love Brown's. Good value. Quiet rooms, nice breakfast and great location. Mr. Brown is charming! We keep returning because we feel right at home at Brown's.

Excellent experience staying at Brown's Nostalgia

4.0 on July 21, 2016

The Bed and Breakfast is clean, the rooms are spacious enough for what you need, bathrooms are bigger than I've seen at other places. The staff is warm and welcoming and the breakfasts are delicious! I would have given it a 5 rating but this website wasn't allowing the 5th circle to light up!

Weekend at Brown's

4.2 on June 05, 2016

Rooms and hosts were great! Middle of the range on value.

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.

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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