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

Best and safest B&B we have been in.

3.8 on August 21, 2016

It has a friendly and home feeling atmosfere. And is convenit to all the happening's at Ocean City

Never been disappointed

4.6 on August 15, 2016

As aways, Harmon, members of his family, and his employees were gracious and helpful, making our short stay delightful. Have been staying at Brown's for years and have never considered looking at another B & B in Ocean City.

Great time at Browns...

5 on August 13, 2016

This is our second time at Browns. One this and the last trip everything was Excellent. The room was perfect and the house was quite clean. Breakfast is always special at Browns. This time it was French Toast with caramel and bananas on day 1 and day 2 was a sausage and egg quiche. Very peaceful and pleasant environment.

Great location in OCNJ

3.0 on August 06, 2016

We had a great stay at Brown's Nostalgia B & B. The room was very accommodating.

Outstanding B&B in Ocean City, NJ

5 on August 04, 2016

One of the friendliest places to stay at the Jersey Shore. Not only is Harmon a wonderful host, but also his attitude spills over into all his guests.

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.

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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