Northwood Inn Bed & Breakfast

401 Wesley Avenue , Ocean City, NJ 08226-3961 USA (Show map)


The Northwood Inn, a Queen Anne style Victorian built in 1894, was magnificently restored in 1990. The main floor of the inn includes a billiard room with a regulation size pool table, a fully stocked library and a dining room with cafe tables. There are seven distinctively decorated guestrooms, all with private baths and two with a Jacuzzi for two. The Northwood Inn is centrally air-conditioned, and rates include a hearty full breakfast on weekends or "Continental Plus" on weekdays, morning newspapers, beach tags and bicycles. Walk to the beach, boardwalk, shops and restaurants. The Inn is conveniently located 30 miles north of Cape May and 8 miles south of Atlantic City. Availability Online at inn web site. Personalized Gift Certificates are always available.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service5
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Wonderful weekend and 1st time B & B experience

5 on June 25, 2017

Marj & John could not have been nicer or easier to work with a get to know in such a short amount of time. We shared stories about so many things and learned a great deal about Ocean City, town history, living there all year, B & B's, etc. Breakfast was delicious and great to wake up to each morning and coming in and out of the house at any time worked nicely too. The house decor was warm and quite interesting. I loved shooting a couple of games of pool on the pool table...beach badges were great to use, as well as, the old bikes! The house is clean and cool for the most part...if you stay in the Tulip room just watch your head on the natural slope of the roof angled walls....I forgot how tall I was and how low a couple of those were....but it is a super cute room for an anniversary weekend!

Inn with a Concierge

4.4 on May 19, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Northwood Inn. The location was perfect and the hospitality was off the charts. John steered us to a perfect birding spot and introduced us to the museum which was fascinating. John is very knowledgeable about the history of Ocean City, which provided interesting discourse at breakfast. The bikes were a perfect mode of transportation and being there in mid May allowed us to bike on the boardwalk all day. The food was good too – especially the eggs that John made

Lot's of Bang for the Bucks !!!

5 on August 10, 2013

This is a true Bed and Breakfast experience from the time you get there and are greeting by the Owner/Operators with friendly smiles, asking how our trip was, a tour of the house, what is happening event wise in Ocean City. They, and there staff were very polite, professional, well spoken, available, engaged, and friendly during our entire stay. Making each guest to feel as if they were the most important guest. The room although on a slightly smaller size was very comfortable for 2 being very well kept, clean. with comfy beds, and pillow's, and decorated very distinguished. There were other options for suites and larger room's although I would get the same room again because the house is large, well appointed with nice, comfortable sitting room, dining area, billiard room, and ample outside, rooftop deck with Whirlpool, patio, and covered porch area. All of which got a tour of my the Owners upon arrival. The breakfast was a culinary delight with warm tasty baked muffins, fresh ripe fruit, coffee, juice, and a very tasty different gourmet hot meal each morning all served by the owners, and staff. This was one of the best B & B experiences that I have ever had. Located close to the Boardwalk/Beach in a nice area of OC, and extremely well priced,

Worth a Return Visit!

4.6 on July 23, 2009

Great place, very clean, wonderful owners and staff. Convenient walk to Beach and shops, or use bikes offered for free by the owners. This home was totally gutted before all new renovations were done. It is pristenely maintained and just a pleasant environment to be in.

Gracious and Friendly

4.4 on April 07, 2009

My friend and I stayed at Northwood on two occassions. The first time, John phoned in reservations for us at the Inlet and we got superior service in addition to a great breakfast and wonderful hospitality. On our second visit, Marge was our hostess. Marge was great...providing a super breakfast and a selection of DVDs to choose from for our evening entertainment.

Weekend Getaway

5 on October 15, 2008

We had a very enjoyable and relaxing stay. Marj and John were very accommodating. The food was excellent and the fruits were farm fresh. We will be back for another weekend getaway.

Great R&R Getaway

4.6 on September 27, 2008

This was a satisfactory first experience staying at a B&B. I wanted to stay somewhere more cozy than a hotel. The room & private bath was very clean. I rated the room at 'met expectations' because it was just as the pictures showed..a little bigger would had been better for me. Good decorating taste. The rooftop hot tub is perfect for stargazing after a long day. I consider it a more modern B&B. You won't find any stuffy, overlaced rooms w/horrible wallpaper here! We actually did not take advantage of the breakfast. We preferred to sleep in & our privacy was respected.

You will love it here.

5 on August 25, 2008

If you are looking for a wonderful B&B in Ocean City, look no further. The Northwood Inn is a lovely refinished old Victorian home that is cozy and comfortable. Marg and John are wonderful owners and they take such great care of their guests. They have bikes you can take out for a ride, beach chairs for your use, a roof top whirlpool spa and a pool table, just to name a few things. The breakfasts are always the best and so delicious. We look forward to our yearly visit and always have the best time.

Best B&B in OC

5 on August 24, 2008

I've been coming to Ocean City since childhood with my family and this was my first stay at a B&B. My husband and I loved everything about the Northwood Inn--wonderful hosts, Marj and John, a fabulous location (never used our car once), rooftop hot tub, massages on site, and much more. John even recommended a place to get a haircut that turned out great! We'll definitely stay there again if we don't rent a house next summer.

Relaxed elegance, genuine friendliness

5 on May 17, 2008

My wife Marie and I first visited The Northwood ten years ago and have spent many enjoyable summer weeks/brief getaways there since. Before our first visit, we toured several of the nicer B&Bs in O.C. What we noticed then, and what we've appreciated ever since, is the uncommon combination of class/style and a completely relaxed atmosphere. John/Marj are the best possible hosts---extremely friendly and accommodating, engaging conversationalists, and very laid back. If invited, John will share his rich knowledge of OC history---he's a born storyteller---and Marj's breakfast creations are unique and delicious; both are delightful people. One of the small details I particularly love about the Northwood is the breakfast arrangement---a bright, cozy area where pleasant chat always abounds, but without a strictly regulated seating time or required communal dining. There are individual tables, but they're in close enough proximity to allow the opportunity to meet new people---and the Northwood has a knack for attracting an interesting and down to earth collection of guests---total absence of the stuffiness you sometimes find elsewhere. We immediately felt at home here and nothing has changed. Great people, great place to kick back and get refreshed.

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Rooms & Rates

Azalea Room

Soothing blue-washed walls with cream trim. Queen bed, relaxing wing chair, TV-VCR and private bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $150 - $190

Rose Room

Built into the north bay tower of the inn, this room is light, airy and spacious with rose-dabbed walls. King bed, flat screen TV-VCR/DVD, two club chairs and private bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $195 - $225

Magnolia Room

This inviting room with taupe-tinted walls and white Battenburg lace curtains has a queen bed, flat screen TV-VCR/DVD and a luxurious bath complete with a two-person Jacuzzi and separate shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $235 - $265

Garden Room

Cozy room with queen bed, TV-VCR and full private bath with tub/shower combination.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $175 - $195

Lotus Blossom Suite

Spacious suite accented with coral wainscoting and deep green furnishings & private balcony. Separate sitting room with full pull-out sofa, bedroom with queen bed, flat screen TV-VCR/DVD, interconnected to full private bath with tub/shower combination. $20 per additional person over double occupancy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $255 - $275

Tulip Room

Gabled dollhouse room on the third floor with queen bed and private detached full bath adjacent to room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $140 - $160

Tower Suite

Exquisitely remodeled two-room suite built into the northeast tower of the inn consists of bedroom with queen bed, luxury bath with two-person Jacuzzi and separate seated shower. Sitting room has full pull out sofa/bed,refrigerator and flat screen TV-VCR/DVD. Second TV-VCR in bedroom. $20 per additional person over double occupancy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $295 - $335

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Location Type

Walk to beach, boardwalk, Island


Atlantic City, NJ (ACY)

Directions to property:

The Inn is conveniently located 30 miles north of Cape May and 8 miles south of Atlantic City.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Boardwalk 2.5 miles , Cape May, Atlantic City, May 1st Spring Block Party, Lucy the Elephant, Bayside Center, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Billiards, Board games, CD player, Copier, Fireplace, Ironing Board, Library, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet , Complimentary bicycles, Video library, spacious roof top deck ,Concierge service, Pool table

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Beach tags provided, Bicycles provided, Whirlpool Hot Tub on site, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 11:30am -10pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children 9 and over welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: There is a 2 - 3 night minimum in season
  • Deposit Amount Required: A credit card deposit for one night, check or money order is required upon making reservation.
  • Cancellations: 14 day notice is required for a full refund. If room can be reserved there is no charge except a $20 cancellation fee.
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Marj & John Loeper

Languages spoken


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About the innkeepers

Marj enjoys photography, writing, and computers. John is very involved in Historic Preservation, ship model & wooden boat building.

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full on weekends

  • Time Served: 8-10am
  • Serving Location: In summer enjoy back deck, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options


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