Scarborough Inn Reviews


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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.4

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Great place to stay

5 on September 03, 2018

Had a wonderful stay here. The room was lovely and comfortable, breakfast was delicious, and the service and housekeeping could not have been better. The staff was so courteous, friendly, and helpful. And everything was done with quiet efficiency. The porch, library, and outdoor showers were really nice amenities too.

Th Scarborough Inn Team Does It Again!!!

4.8 on August 30, 2018

All, For Our Stay From August 2, 2018 To August 9, 2018 And August 17, 2018 To August 23, 2018. The Owners And The Entire Scarborough Inn Team Again Provided Excellent And Professional Customer Service During Our Two Vacation Stays!!! We Highly Recommend This Historic Inn!!! Thank You Very Much To All Involved!!! Vr, John and Gerry Dougherty (Brothers)

A wonderful place to stay!

5 on August 28, 2018

My young adult daughter and I stayed at the Scarborough Inn for 4 nights recently. We have been to OC many times, but this was our first stay at the b&b. It is in a great location - within walking distance to the boardwalk, OC Coffee Co., ice cream, restaurants, Asbury and the farmers market at the Tabernacle. The breakfasts are delicious. Our room (29) was quant and comfortable. The porch is a lovely place to relax on a wooden rocker. Would highly recommend. Hope to go back soon. ¿¿¿¿¿

Very Quaint.

3.6 on August 25, 2018

Love the old fashioned atmosphere. Lovely porch. Nice extra shared living room, library and kitchen area.

Central Location to Beach and Asbury Ave

3.0 on August 21, 2018

Nice breakfasts. Afternoon baked goods are brought in from a bakery. Didn't get to know the Inn Keeper but the girls who work for him were very friendly. 2 block walk to the beach. Parking and beach tags are included. Loved the rocking chairs on the wrap around porch.

Very nice stay!

5 on August 17, 2018

Despite it being the busy season and the inn being fully booked, the room was clean and ready when they said to check in. The breakfast was different every day and interesting.

The Scarborough is number one.

5 on August 11, 2018

Keep doing what you're doing everything was exceptional thank you.

Love This B&B

4.0 on August 09, 2018

Exceptional Staff, Service and Breakfast. Have stayed here 4 years in a row!

Ocean City - Scarborough Inn 2018

5 on August 07, 2018

This is our 7th or 8th visit to the inn with the same results and we love it. Staff is always friendly and we enjoy the unusual breakfast selections.

Scarborough Inn review

3.0 on August 06, 2018

This is a standard B&B. Breakfasts had no creativity.


4.6 on August 02, 2018

Wonderful views, hosts and experience

Great location

3.8 on July 28, 2018

We enjoyed a 3 day 2 night stay. It was a great location to the beach, 3 blocks to boardwalk and easy to walk when carrying beach supplies! The inn is large but still feels cozy. Our room was just perfect and very clean. The breakfasts were tasty and the college age girls so friendly and enjoyable to talk with. No negatives at all, we will definitely stay here again when visiting Ocean City.

Wonderful staff

4.0 on July 27, 2018

Two night stay for a class reunion At peek summer time days The owner was very helpful choosing a room for our needs over the phone Was pleasantly surprised at the cleanliness The beds were comfy The shower hot & strong

excellent place to relax.

5 on July 22, 2018

Excellent place to relax. Clean, quiet, excellent staff. Terrific breakfast. close to everything. Beach, boardwalk, shopping. Walking distance to several excellent restaurants.

Really Nice Getaway Location

5 on July 22, 2018

My daughter & I wanted to head to OC, NJ for a couple day getaway. The Scarborough was the perfect place and we will definitely be visiting again next time!

Best Bed and Breakfast in Ocean City, NJ

5 on July 19, 2018

Steve and Brandi, the owners were very accommodating and very knowledgeable on where to eat,etc.

Ocean City Tour of the Past

3.8 on July 17, 2018

Having been a visitor than homeowner over the past 56 years visited with an old friend and relived the past with her and my wife.

Summer Vacation

5 on July 14, 2018

This was our 5th year staying at the Scarborough Inn and we were again completely happy with our stay! This Inn is clean, friendly, wonderful service and the food was wonderful! We will be back next year!!

Scarborough Inn

4.8 on July 11, 2018

Stayed over 4 th of July at Scarborough Inn. Very clean , wonderful hospitality, good food and very comfortable . Everything we needed and more. Loved the beach tags and free parking too!! We will return!!

Excellent B&B Getaway - Great service, cleanliness, hospitality

5 on July 05, 2018

A great place for a get away or vacation -- very clean, staff very friendly, accommodations were great! It was super to just sit back, relax, read, drink, do whatever we wanted to do on the comfortable porch and living room. Staff couldn't be nicer!! Thanks, Steve, and everyone for a super vacation!!

Perfect Beach Getaway B&B

5 on July 03, 2018

The Scarborough Inn has been my Beach Vacation "home away from home" for the last 9 years and counting. I go to Ocean City in June every year for total relaxation and at the Scarborough I have found my place to recharge. The service is always with a smile and the breakfast menus are incredible. Steve, his family and the Scarborough staff are the Best in Town!

Would stay again

4.4 on July 03, 2018

Great location -just a few blocks from the beach and boardwalk. Owner and staff very nice and helpful. Room was a bit smaller than we expected but worked well for our needs. Breakfast is served restaurant style and the food is very good! We would stay here again.

Just a Little Get Away with A Friend

4.0 on July 02, 2018

The weather wasnt the best but it did get better

Favorite BnB

4.4 on June 29, 2018

We needed to arrive late and needed a last minute upgrade to our room and they were able to accommodate us with no issue. Everything was clean and well kept. Breakfast each day was delicious. We love this bnb and will definitely be back!

Perfect getaway

5 on June 22, 2018

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Scarborough Inn for the first time last weekend and it was perfect. Our room was clean and the perfect size for two people. The staff there are super nice, especially the front desk girl. She was really helpful when we were looking for a good place to have breakfast and was overall very friendly and personable. The Inn is also perfect because it’s walking distance from everything you may want to do in Ocean City. I love that they give you free beach tags and have onsite parking. Overall we loved our stay and will absolutely be returning.

Excellent Ocean City Bed Nd Breakfast

5 on January 05, 2018

Our stay at Scarborough B & B exceeded our expectations. We spent New Year weekend at this charming property and were treated royally. We were the only guests there for the holiday. The owner, Steve, couldn’t have been nicer. He and his daughter went out of their way to make sure our stay was enjoyable. We had the entire place to ourselves. The facility is well maintained, comfortable and very clean. Steve provided a great breakfast everyday and made sure we were well stocked with tea, coffee and an afternoon sweet treat. I highly recommend this Bed and Breakfast!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your review and kind words, Julie and Bob! It was a pleasure having you. We hope you have the opportunity to visit us again in the near future.

- Steve (innkeeper)

Place away from home

4.8 on September 11, 2017

Ever since my first stay at Scarborough Inn I have not wanted to try any other place to stay at. It's my home away from home as I like to call it. I feel comfortable here and the owners do a excellent job to help you out in anyway they can. The people who stay here are also very friendly. We are one of the younger couple that stays and as for me I never feel out of place. I look forward to our stay every summer. I am always beyond satisfied. If we had the money I know will would probably go more often. I am so happy that my now fiancé made the wise choice to book a vacation to Ocean City, NJ & stay here. I hope the owners don't leave anytime soon. I would be so sadden because the hospitality and service is one of the kind.

My stay at the Scarborough inn was great

4.8 on September 11, 2017

My stay was great, the two owners are really friendly and really care about there guests, the rooms are always clean, breakfast is awesome too

Relaxing stay at The Scarborough Inn

4.0 on August 28, 2017

My wife and I as well as friends rented two rooms for two nights at the Scarborough Inn while attending the Beach Boys concert at the music Pier. We were far enough from the boardwalk to be quiet but close enough (2 blocks) to be right at the action. Great family city (Ocean City) with a relaxing stay at the Scarborough Inn. The City is a dry city with no public selling/consumption of alcohol but was not an issue for us. Would recommend Ocean City and Scarborough Inn.

Loved the Scarborough Inn

4.4 on August 24, 2017

My husband and I truly enjoyed our stay! It's such a great location. Just a short walk to the beach, shopping and wonderful restaurants. The parking next door is such a plus! The staff was so friendly & helpful, and breakfast was delicious! We loved the rocking chairs on the porch. It was a perfect place to read my book or just watch the world go by. We will be back!

Small and Dingy

2.4 on August 21, 2017

First, I would like to say, the service was very nice and friendly. However, I was very disappointed in our room. I reserved a family room b/c it is for 4 guests, and had a second room with a pull out sofa. The room with the bed is very small to say the least. The bureau looks like something you would find at a second hand shop (and I don't mean an antique). The second room with the pull out sofa was just big enough for the pull out sofa to be pulled out. There is a very small window in each room, but you can not see out of them b/c there is a window air-conditioning unit in each. There is a closed in/ dark feel to the room. The room/walls are plain, no character. I have stayed in many bed and breakfast's over the years, and most have been absolutely wonderful. I usually do not write reviews, but I don't want the next person to be disappointed. The pictures on the website are bright and quaint. They must be from many years ago, and are very deceiving. It certainly was not worth the very expensive price paid.

Seaside Apartment

4.6 on August 16, 2017

We stayed in the Seaside Apartment area for a few nights. I love pretty much everything about the Scarborough. I knew the apartment had a small bathroom, and that the place is not perfect; however, for the price and everything it comes with, it's a good deal for a few nights at the shore. We are rarely hanging out in the room at the beach anyway. There were four of us, so the pull-out sofa worked fine for the kids. Love the food, the service, the cleanliness and the overall value. The afternoon snack and coffee bar was a bit hit. We'll come back.

Lovely south Jersey bnb

3.6 on August 15, 2017

The location is great, enjoyed the breakfast each morning and the snacks in the afternoon. This was not our first stay and will definitely not be our last. Multiple room styles to choose, our room this stay had a bed that was a little uncomfortable and a bathroom that was smaller than what you find on a cruise ship, but we will simply choose a different room next stay.

We loved it!

4.0 on August 12, 2017

This was our first stay and we loved it. The old building had a lot of character and yet it was up to date and clean. The breakfasts were amazing and the afternoon snacks were good. We especially appreciated the onsite parking and proximity to the boardwalk, but it was far enough away to not be noisy. We will definitely stay here again.

Enjoyable Vacation

5 on August 11, 2017

Was our first time staying at the Inn - owners very nice to talk to and work with - staff very friendly and helpful - food was excellent - will stay again

Unique Historic B&B in a great location. Park your car & go!

4.4 on August 05, 2017

Scarborough Inn is historic but there are plenty of modern amenities. You can't beat the location and the staff is friendly and accommodating. The included breakfast is quite good and filled me up. I am a repeat customer and look forward to returning in the future.

Home away from Home

5 on August 04, 2017

Was just there July and our fourth year in a row. Very comfortable and clean. It is close to the beach, boardwalk, shopping and don't have to worry about a place to park your car. Love that we get beach tags, breakfast, room fridge and free parking included. Everyone's friendly. Keep up the good work guys. Marcia and Arnold S.

Very nice quiet, very friendly place to stay..very highly recommended

5 on August 03, 2017

Great place, very friendly, nice and quiet, close to boardwalk and shopping..highly recommended.

Another great week 2017

5 on August 01, 2017

The staff is friendly, efficient and make sure all things are done. Can't wait to go back again.

Nice Visit

4.2 on July 27, 2017

Service was outstanding. The breakfast was good. Room was a little small for 2 beds, but the beds were comfortable. The air conditioner was noisy, but it was a very very hot weekend.

Shore 2017

4.4 on July 25, 2017

The staff were excellent and a pleasure to deal with. Very friendly staff and also greeted you. The Scarborough Inn is a pleasant place to stay and very comfortable. This is my second summer there and will be back again next year and have recommended others to this great place.

Summer of 2017 at OCNJ

5 on July 25, 2017

We have been staying at the Scarborough Inn for many years and can always count on it being wonderful. This is the first year we brought our bikes and it was great to be able to keep them on the property. The staff is amazing and you can be assured that you will have a yummy, satisfying breakfast every morning. Also, every afternoon, you are treated to some freshly baked good, and there's always coffee, tea and cold water to enjoy. We loved sitting out on the huge porch asa we got a lot of summer reading done! Can't wait to return. Thank you so much for such amazing accommodations!

Great B and B

5 on July 21, 2017

This is the 3rd year staying at the Scarborough Inn and we are never disappointed. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. They serve breakfast until 10 am with specials and you can make your own waffles, have fruit, cereal, bagels, toast etc. the rooms are a little like staying at grandmas house but we love it.

BnB at Scarborough Inn

3.6 on July 15, 2017

Stayed the week before July 4th. This was a return visit. Easy walk to the beach. Owners very hospitable and accommodating. Nice room with a mini fridge. Breakfast was a set menu but you can add waffles and cereal. Bed was firmer than our bed at home.

Charming 1880's Victorian, but air conditioned!

4.2 on July 11, 2017

Innkeepers were very patient with my plan adjustments! Fabulous location and friendly staff. Just right for our needs!


5 on July 10, 2017

I returned this year at the end of June after not staying in Ocean City for the last 2 and quickly remembered how wonderful my experiences at the Scarborough had been the previous 6 in a row I stayed. The rooms are comfortable and clean, the staff is pleasant and personable, the food is delicious & healthy and my all around experience was awesome. It takes a lot for me to relax and the minute I arrived I felt at home and was able to get some well needed rest. Thank you Steve & Brandie!!!

Very nice B&B.

4.6 on July 07, 2017

The hosts were very accommodating. And the room was very comfortable. A short walk to the beach.

Love Scarborough Inn

4.6 on July 06, 2017

My husband and I have bee staying at the Scarborough Inn since we were dating and now we are coming here with our 14 year old daughter and enjoying all the amenities. We wouldn't consider staying anywhere else on the Jersey shore.

Great location, accomodations in the Ocean City, NJ area!!

5 on July 03, 2017

Great location, service, and breakfast in Ocean City, NJ. The covered, front porch is enjoyable to sit on and enjoy the ocean breezes!

First get away without kids

4.8 on June 28, 2017

Kids now grown my husband and I in our 60's found Scarborough Inn the perfect get-away. The room had all we needed; it was like being in a relative's home with game room, library and loved the porch-rocked every chance I could. The breakfast was delicious with standard waffles fruit etc if we did not want the entrée. It was so close to the beach and boardwalk. We biked all over too. The guests were pleasant to strike up a conversation and the host & hostess (Steve & Brandie) felt like part of the family. Thanks so much for making out vacation in almost 9 years fantastic! Dot & Mike

Very satisfied

4.4 on June 26, 2017

This was a very nice place to stay. All the staff was very cordial and accommodating. And the room was very nice. It was only a short two block walk to the beach. A very nice and pleasant experience.

Love The Scarborough Inn!

4.6 on June 23, 2017

This is a lovely bed and breakfast. It's comfortable and clean. The owners are warm, friendly, and very accommodating. It is conveniently located halfway between the beach and Asbury Ave. I enjoy staying here when I stay in Ocean City, NJ.

Nice, but not exactly what we were hoping for.

3.0 on June 17, 2017

Upon arrival we had some difficulty getting to the parking lot because all the streets were closed, I thought maybe sometime could of told us before had. Everything was very clean. I knew there was exchange students working there but it was had to communicate with them. The porch was the best! So much room for lot of guests without feeling crowded. The internet would go in and out depending where you were in the house/porch. They had beverages Astrid the clock which was very nice. Also a coffee maker and mini fridge in every room. Not as close to the beach as advertised we thought but still close, not a bad walk. The owner are very friendly and nice to talk to!

Great get-away

5 on June 05, 2017

Fantastic stay with Steve and Brandie-felt like family!! We are looking forward to a future stay at the Scarborough Inn!!!!

Scarborough Inn spring visit

5 on June 04, 2017

Owners Steve and Brandi were most hospitable. Breakfast service and meal were great. Short walk to beach and boadwalk...great stay.

Great Place

4.0 on June 02, 2017

The owners were very friendly and accommodating. The place was very beautiful. The weather wasn't very cooporative So we did a lot of "front porch sitting" which we enjoyed very much because we got to meet other guests coming and going. Our room was very nice but very small. But we don't spend much time in our rooms so is wasn't much of an issue for us. Overall it is a great place and we would go back in a heartbeat. I highly recommend it.

Loved it!

5 on June 02, 2017

My husband and I stayed at the Scarborough Inn for Memorial Day weekend. We stayed on the 3rd floor in the Chelsea Suite. Breakfast was delicious AND healthy! The Inn is a centrally located B&B and within walking distance to a few of our favorite places to eat, shop and rent bikes. It's also a short walk to the boards. Private parking lot is a PLUS!! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay there again!! Steve & Brandie are super personable too! :)


4.6 on May 16, 2017

Great place to relax and enjoy the historical beauty of a well maintained inn. Great breakfast and owners are very nice and accommodating

Scarborough is awesome!

5 on May 14, 2017

We have stayed at the Scarborough twice now. The owners and staff are great, which is why we returned for a second weekend. Great accommodations, close to the downtown area and beach ... we would highly recommend staying here! Thank you, Brandie and Steve, for the awesome hospitality! Brian and Kathy Klinger


5 on May 11, 2017

We are repeat customers & will keep going back! The owners & staff are remarkable and the historic building is well maintained.

Innkeeper Response
Wow! What a nice surprise! Thank you, and we hope to be at least as good on your next visit:)

- Steve (innkeeper)

Still great with new owners

4.6 on October 12, 2016

We have stayed here many times and it is always great. The food was delicious and the place was clean, and quiet. This place is always great.

Nice visit! Delicious breakfasts!

4.0 on September 27, 2016

Our room was extremely small, but we were not there most of the time so we overlooked it. Quick 2 block walk to the shore. Very friendly hosts and staff! Loved the front porch and the rocking chairs!

Quiet and relaxing -- a perfect getaway

4.6 on September 24, 2016

I spent a week at the Scarborough Inn and it was fabulous. I stayed in Aerie, on the 3rd floor at the front of the building. The sea breezes wafting in through the sheer floor-to-ceiling curtains set the tone of relaxation for the week. The room was cozy and charming and the breakfasts were exquisite -- so very tasty, fresh and crafted with care.

Lovely B&B

4.2 on September 22, 2016

I had a wonderful stay here recently. I found my room to be as fresh and clean as the Internet picture that was posted on their website. The location is perfect being two blocks from the beach and three blocks from Asbury Street, which is an easy walk. The owners are very pleasant and caring. I will definitely stay here again when I return to Ocean City, and have been telling friends and family about it since I've been home.

Scarborough Inn

4.2 on September 17, 2016

Very nice. Rooms small, a ceiling fan would be nice when you don't need a/c. Breakfast outstanding. Nice relaxing porch.

Excellent B&B!

5 on September 13, 2016

This was our third stay at the Scarborough Inn, and Steve and Brandi are both excellent hosts. I highly recommend!

A most pleasant stay

3.8 on September 10, 2016

Central located and just a few blocks from the beach. Innkeepers and staff are caring and amiable. Parking is very convenient and ample. Breakfasts were quite varied and pleasing to the eye and the plate.

Outstanding Bed and Breakfast

5 on August 22, 2016

This was our third year at Ocean City and staying at The Scarborough Inn. The Inn itself is beautiful and very clean and well kept. The owners are so friendly and helpful and the staff is phenomenal! We love hearing where they are from....i.e. Russia, Bulgaria, etc. and talking with them. The rooms are beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Breakfasts are beyond wonderful!!!! Our compliments to the chef! I tell everyone about this Inn and show them the website with photos. This is not your typical B&B......Three floors, 24 rooms all with bathrooms! We really like the restaurant -style breakfast room and the tables outside if you wish to eat out there. And the big wraparound porch with all the rocking chairs......amazing! It's great to come back to after a long walk on the boardwalk and relaxing on that awesome porch!! You definitely won't be sorry choosing this amazing B&B.

Family weekend

5 on August 22, 2016

Wonderful stay at the Inn. Clean, extremely friendly staff, breakfast good, close to everything.

Great place for a weekend getaway

4.8 on August 22, 2016

We were looking at OCNJ for a weekend getaway, and the Scarborough Inn presented a good value and a great location. The room was clean, the daily breakfast was fantastic. The only thing that would've improve our experience would've been if we could have left our vehicle on site for a few hours after checking out, as we went back to the beach before heading home. But I understand the space constraints of the parking lot. All in all a great experience.

Relax and Enjoy

5 on August 20, 2016

I have been visiting Ocean City, NJ for many years, and I have visited the Scarborough Inn on several occasions. I always have a good stay at the Scarborough Inn. The owners and staff are friendly, polite, and eager to please. The lobby, dining area, outside shower area and guest rooms are very clean. The guest rooms are themed and tastefully decorated. The included daily breakfast is always delicious I feel welcome and safe at the Scarborough. The close proximity to the beach, boardwalk, shops and restaurants can't be beat.

Excellent stay as always

5 on August 13, 2016

We have been staying at the Scarborogh Inn for the past 3 years. We continue to come back due to excellent sercice, great rooms and very friendly helpful staff. The breakfast that is included with the stay is always good and a good selection ( the waffles are always a hit), afteroon tea and snacks are good too. So close we walk to the beach, boardwalk and resturants. We park the car and don't need to use it until it's time to leave. We highly recommend this Inn to anyone we talk to about staying in Ocean City, NJ

excellent stay

5 on August 11, 2016

We always enjoying staying at the Scarborough Inn.. The staff is friendly and courteous and the breakfast is always good.


3.0 on August 05, 2016

I would like to clarify what I meant about breakfast being more family friendly. We did ask for scrambled eggs and were told by the server that they do not offer any other type of egg beside the hard boiled egg. We also requested plain bagels two days in a row but were told the blueberry was all that were available. We were offered kielbasa as a meat , nothing else was available. On Sunday the entree was a vegetable frittata which was not appealing to us. Again the Inn is very clean and very welcoming with a great location.

Nice B and B

3.0 on August 03, 2016

Very clean B and B . Breakfast was okay could be more family friendly. Would return again.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your review and comments about the cleanliness of our Inn. We take great pride in our product, and thoroughly train all employees to maintain an impeccably clean property. With regard to breakfast, I'm not exactly sure what you mean "family friendly". I can only assume you mean "more options". Being a B & B, we offer a full entrée du jour each morning. We are not a full service restaurant, and not capable of offering a "full" menu of items, like a restaurant. With that said, our options can include scrambled eggs, hard cooked eggs, waffle station (w/ full toppings/condiments), pancakes, 6 or 7 choices of meats, cold cereal, oatmeal, fresh fruit, toast, bagels, English muffins, etc. As you can see, we can accommodate most people, and more specifically families....more so than most B & B's. Thanks again for your review and feedback.

- Steve (innkeeper)

Another great vacation at Scarborough

5 on August 01, 2016

Everything is taken care of, just need to enjoy yourself

Wonderful, comfortable and relaxing stay. Its like a second home to us.

4.8 on July 27, 2016

Loved our recent room "Cotswold". Steve and Brandie are great owners. Great value. Marcia and Arnold S,

Family Vacation

5 on July 27, 2016

Resubmitted! A great family vacation place and owned by a great family!!! Thank you!!! Vr, John and Gerry Dougherty (Brothers)

Will surpass any previous B&B experience you may have had at a shore point.

5 on July 25, 2016

Rocking chairs on a second floor, wrap around porch, says it all.

Cozy inn, 5 min walk to beach

4.2 on July 21, 2016

Very nice accommodations and great gourmet breakfast. Our extended family has stayed here for decades, and we appreciate the upgraded amenities. Great value!


5 on July 21, 2016

A fantastic Family vacation location, run by a great family!!! God bless and thank you!!! John and Gerry Dougherty (Brothers)

Perfect 5-day Stay!

5 on July 20, 2016

The staff was overly friendly and helpful! It had such a nice atmosphere and the rooms were so very clean - especially the bathrooms! Had a delicious breakfast each morning - you will be full every morning! The front porch was perfect for relaxing during your daily adventures and the location is perfect! Close to everything - downtown, the beach, the boardwalk, restaurants etc! I would definitely stay here again!

Charming Bed and Breakfast

4.2 on July 20, 2016

Very Nice Bed and Breakfast. Accommodations were great. Staff very nice and helpful. Loved the porch with the rocking chairs. Very clean!!

We love staying here!

4.4 on July 19, 2016

We love it because the location is convenient to everything we want to do on the north end of the island and only two blocks from the boardwalk and beach. The owners, staff, and other guests are friendly and nice. It is quiet at night. We enjoy sitting on the rockers on the front porch. This was our third stay here and we plan on going again next year.

Ocean City NJ Weekend

3.8 on July 19, 2016

Cheerful, gracious, helpful owners and staff. Two flights of stairs from the boardwalk level to the second floor not so easy for old(er) knees. Awkwardly small bathroom. Excellent 'no noise' (from adjacent rooms) nighttime sleeping on a most comfortable queen size poster bed.

A wonderful B&B!

4.4 on July 15, 2016

Our group thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Great family getaway

4.6 on July 15, 2016

This is a lovely, centrally located bed and breakfast for anyone who wants a safe family getaway. The breakfasts and snacks were delicious and filling. The staff is friendly and helpful. There is not the feeling that you need to be out all day are just as welcome to hang out on the porch or in any of the other "family" type rooms and read.

Wonderful stay!

5 on July 09, 2016

Our family of four (parents and college-aged children) had a terrific time at this family-run and owned inn built in the 19th century. The rooms were well-priced, clean and comfortable. The common space was beautifully decorated and cozy and had a huge TV for guest to enjoy (TVs were also in each room.) The front porch of the inn was enormous, reminiscent of an old Southern country home and filled with comfortable rocking chairs and chairs. Breakfast was delicious and generous, and the afternoon snacks, hot and iced tea and coffee were plentiful. The game room had fun games to borrow. The owners and staff were lovely, always willing to help answer a question and very hospitable. We will definitely be back.

Great place to stay in Ocean City NJ

5 on July 04, 2016

My wife and I stayed for the weekend at the Scarborough Inn and loved the accommodations there. The room was clean and comfortable, and the location of the place is very close to the boardwalk. The breakfasts were delicious, and the midday snacks were delectable as well. If you're looking for a comfortable and affordably priced B&B near the OCNJ boardwalk, this is where you want to stay.

Can't wait to go back.

4.8 on June 27, 2016

This was our 4th stay at the Scarborough Inn celebrating our anniversary,and will continue to go back. Can't beat the breakfast, free beach tags, great location, and very comfortable in every way. We loved the large porch, and lounge. Brandi and Steve are very accommodating.

Nice place to stay in OCNJ

5 on June 24, 2016

My wife and I stayed for a weekend here and we really enjoyed ourselves. The room was clean and comfortable, the staff was courteous and helpful, the breakfasts were delicious (loved that frittata!), and the afternoon snacks were delightful. It's very close to the boardwalk and also close to other non-boardwalk places to eat and shop. We definitely look forward to staying there again and would recommend this place to anyone.

Great B&B in OCNJ!!

4.6 on June 23, 2016

We stayed only 1 night at the Scarborough Inn, but we loved it! Two blocks from the beach and boardwalk in Downtown Ocean City! Free parking in their private lot, beach tags, and a delicious breakfast! We will definitely come back for a longer stay!

Wonderful experience!! Even on a rainy weekend!

5 on May 25, 2016

We had a great time! The breakfast was tasty and the service was great! We can't wait to come back!


4.0 on September 14, 2015

A little pricey, but the owners were very warm and welcoming and everything was very clean. It was a great getaway!

Great Getaway

4.0 on September 13, 2015

Enjoyed our stay at Scarborough Inn. Loved the room and service and the wonderful breakfast.

Worth the Money, Close to the Ocean.. Like staying at Families

4.2 on September 13, 2015

The places is very nice.. service is excellent... Rooms are small and quint ... very nice touch.. It's an old house from the 1800's so some things are small.. like the bathroom... the bed was a hard bed.. not my best choice but it was okay for me.. I'd recommend it for sure.. Great porch to sit and relax on and catch the Ocean Breeze..

charming and great location! not too pricey either!!!

3.8 on September 02, 2015

my husband and i just came back from a 5 day stay at the scarbourough. its a lovely, homey atmosphere. staff were all wonderful and meals were nice as well. the porch is a really nice spot for relaxation anytime, day or night. be sure to check out the ice cream shop on the corner too!

Comfortable Get-Away

5 on August 24, 2015

This bed and breakfast has a comfortable, homey atmosphere and accommodations. Located a block from the beach and boardwalk, it is convenient to everything you want in a shore get-away. Beach tags and on-site parking during the stay were a definite plus. The staff was courteous and helpful. The owners were visible and engaging, ensuring an enjoyable stay. The breakfast selection was varied and included a different special hot entree each day, with seconds available. We rented a unit of adjoining rooms which was comfortable for four adults. A library and a card/game room provided the additional space we needed when dining in on pizza. We have stayed at the Scarborough off and on for more than 15 years and will be back in the future.

Scarborough Inn

3.4 on August 23, 2015

A very nice stay. Had stayed there in the with past with the previous owners. I enjoyed the sit down breakfast, but missed the in- room coffee maker. Overall a very nice stay but a bit pricey.

A very relaxing get away!

3.6 on August 23, 2015

We loved coming back from the beach & relaxing on the wrap around porch drinking our coffee while rocking on the rockers.

Clean room, nice stay

4.4 on August 20, 2015

This was our first time staying at a B&B and we had a nice experience. Employees were very friendly, check in and check out were seamless, and our room was extremely clean. The only negative I would identify is that the bathroom was tiny, which was a little bit uncomfortable. We did know prior to booking that it was a tiny stall shower so I don't fault the establishment, but I might choose a different room with a larger bathroom next time.

Best place to stay in Ocean City!

5 on August 08, 2015

We have been staying at the Scarborough Inn for 25 years and have always loved it. Steve and Brandie, the new owners, have actually improved what we thought was just perfect! They give the inn a relaxed and friendly feeling. It's the best place to stay on the New Jersey coast. See you next year!

Great stay

5 on August 05, 2015

Everything was wonderful. Staff was very friendly and helpful, premises was very clean, other guests were very friendly, location was excellent. We will definitely return.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We take great pride in everything from the staff we hire, to the cleanliness and comfort for our guests. And our location is perfect, though we have nothing to do with that, nor can we change it :) ----thanks again, and we look forward to your return visit!

- Steve & Brandie (innkeeper)

Our home away from home!

4.8 on July 16, 2015

Steve and Brandie make you feel right at home the moment you enter the house. They address you by your name like they known you for years. They make you feel right at home. They go out of their way to add all the personal touches in making your stay a memorable experience. Brandies home made strata is the best! Can't wait to have it again! Thank you for the above and beyond hospitality, We will be back! Ed and Maribel.

Innkeeper Response
Ed and Maribel....thank you so much for your wonderful review! We pride ourselves on making sure every detail of your vacation is addressed and fulfilled. It was a pleasure having you as our guest and we look forward to your next visit!

- Steve & Brandie (innkeeper)

Very pleasant experience

4.0 on May 28, 2015

The owners were very friendly, breakfast was good, with a daily entrée, along with cereal, waffles etc. The room was small, but clean and comfortable. Man in the next room was quite the snorer, which we could hear. Not necessarily the owner's fault, just due to the age of the building I'm sure. We were pleasantly surprised, it was nicer than our expectations. Would stay here again.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review and comments. We are thrilled you had a pleasant experience during your stay. I have to apologize for the "snorer", and also say if you had brought this to our attention during your stay, we might have been able to move you to a similar room, if we had availability...can't remember if we were full then? Anyway, our goal is always to meet or exceed expectations, and it sounds like we did that during your stay. We look forward to your next visit.

- Steve & Brandie (innkeeper)

perfect mini vacation

5 on May 10, 2015

Thank you Steve & Brandi for a very lovely long weekend.My husband & I love Ocean City.Your breakfasts are worth the trip alone & your Inn is immaculate.We plan on a return trip this summer (2015). ~Rich & Barb M

We will return!

5 on May 07, 2015

Lovely historic inn, well-maintained (no easy task), on-site & friendly owners, superior service & food offerings. You will enjoy your stay.

Innkeeper Response
Pleasure to read your comments. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and will be visiting us again! We take great pride in our historic inn, and really strive to keep it looking great for our guests; you're right, it is no easy task, but we LOVE doing it, and hopefully it shows...thanks again, see you soon!

- Steve & Brandie (innkeeper)

very nice

4.0 on July 23, 2014

The inn was clean annd comfortable. It was only 2 blocks from the beach. We had a lovely time.

Fun weekend

4.0 on July 22, 2014

My husband and I booked the Scarborough Inn for a weekend away. Ocean City is a cute town with a great beach. The Inn was very clean, staff were helpful, breakfast was delicious. The TV in our room did not work (the cable actually, I think something was disconnected accidentally but I'm not sure), but we weren't there to watch TV and I forgot to mention it to the staff when we walked past them. Our room was quiet and comfortable. I would definitely stay here again, and we are contemplating coming back next summer for another weekend bringing our daughter this time.

Amazing place!

5 on July 17, 2014

We visitied Ocean City New Jersey for the first time last weekend and stayed at the Scarborough Inn. The innkeepers, Steve and Brandie are so friendly and helpful. We stayed in the Seaside Apartment with our grandkids and we each had our own room along with refrigerator, stove, microwave toaster and coffeemaker. The breakfasts provided were simply delicious!!! We were able to tour most of the rooms on our last day and they are breathtaking. I have nothing but high praises for this wonderful Bed and Breakfast. We will definatley be going back!

What a great place!

5 on May 24, 2014

The Scarborough Inn is an amazing place to stay. The Innkeepers Brandie and Steve are wonderful. The food was great. The porch was relaxing and the room was comfortable. I highly recommend!

Charming and Comfy

4.6 on June 11, 2013

My friends and I have been staying at the Scarborough for over 12 years. In our opinion it is the finest, cleanest Inn in Ocean City, and the food and afternoon tea is the best. It's so great when you first arrive, they great and treat you like your family.I highly recommend the Scarborough Inn to everyone who wants to feel at home. Rita M.

Home away from home

5 on May 28, 2013

The Scarborough Inn is one of our favorite Ocean City destinations. The staff is always friendly and accommodating. We eagerly await our longer visit in August!

A wonderful bed and breakfast in Ocean City, NJ!

5 on May 19, 2013

About 20 years ago, for my wife and I, The Scarborough Inn served as our vacation home away from home. It was always a welcoming, clean and cozy place to stay for a number of years. Sadly, our family outgrew the Inn and we haven't had a chance to go back until this weekend. We so much enjoyed our return! We were greeted like no time had passed at all. Amazingly, Gus and Carol recognized us and knew us by name. The inn is so bright, lovely, clean and quiet. Breakfast was very good. Service was fantastic. Parking was a breeze in their adjoined lot (which for those that know OCNJ, parking can be a challenge!) Rooms are very nicely decorated and it appeared each had a unique them. All rooms have a private bath. You can sit and enjoy their large wrap-around porch, sit by the fireplace in their living room, take in a book in their library or play a board game/listen to music in the Sojourn Room, located on the top floor. Plus, you can walk to everything in the heart of OCNJ. Thank you to Gus, Carol and their staff for making us feel welcome in your home!

A lovely inn with a great staff

4.8 on August 29, 2012

This was our second visit to Scarborough; the first was about 10 years ago. It's not often that a new visits tops the first, but this inn just keeps getting better. We loved it! Scarborough is a very lovely inn, comfortable and gracious, but not "stuffy." Each room is delightful, individually decorated, very attractive and restful. Living room and breakfast room are bright and inviting. But our favorite aspects of this inn are these: the wonderful staff (helpful, friendly, eager to please); the shady and tranquil wrap-around porch with rockers, tables and chairs (the perfect spot to read or relax); the care taken in cleanliness (always a plus). Lots of large and small amenities: guest after-beach showers on the lower level; guest game room/lounge; guest pantry area with afternoon refreshments; dvd players and alarm clocks in rooms; even make-up remover towelettes in bathrooms. Our visit to this inn was the highlight of our trip. We will definitely return -- and this time we won't wait 10 years!


5 on July 02, 2012


Affordable and likeable

4.4 on June 29, 2012

This was our second stay at the Scarborough Inn. It's affordable, and it's been updated since 2011. The food is excellent and the service is top notch. I know we will continue to visit the Scarborough in the years to come.


4.8 on June 27, 2012

This is the only place I would stay when visiting Ocean City, NJ. Great location to beach and boardwalk as well as many fine restaurants. Also...probably the nicest B&B we've ever stayed in. JPK

awesome B&B!!!

5 on June 10, 2012

First time we were on atrip without our girls, we celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary at the Scarborough Inn in OC, NJ. What a warm, extremely clean and comfortable, charming Inn. The accomadations were wonderful. The food was amazing and the staff so friendly and helpful. They surprised us with the largest, most delicious chocolate covered strawberries and lovely card for our anniversary on our first nite...what a thoughtful gesture. Such a lovely, relaxing time and I was only sad once....when it was time to leave! We will definetly be back...thinking about spending a getaway every May for our anniversary. I have already told so many family and friends about this awesome B&B!!! Go see for will be amazed, too!!! Thanks Scarborough made our 25th very memorable!!

Innkeeper Response
We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and, on behalf of the entire staff, thank you so much for your enthusiastic comments! We are all wearing BIG SMILES. We look forward to your return & are thrilled you hope to visit the Scarborough Inn annually for your anniversary celebration.

- Carol (innkeeper)

Very Comfortable Inn

5 on June 04, 2012

We had excellent meals and great conversation at the Scarborough Inn in Ocean City New Jersey! Marian and Bill

Innkeeper Response
Thank you, Marian and Bill, we look forward to your next visit to the Scarborough Inn.

- Carol (innkeeper)

Review on Recent Stay over holiday weekend.

4.2 on June 04, 2012

I had a lovely stay at the Scarborough recently. Gus and his staff are charming, accommodating and extremely sensitive to the guests needs. The inn is lovely and the breakfasts devine. The inn is immaculate. The location is great in walking distance to the beach and the shopping on Asbury Street. I would definitely stay there again.

First time at a bed and breakfast

4.6 on May 25, 2012

This was the first stay at a bed and breakfast. We where not sure if we would like it. The place, workers and owner where wonderful. Could not stop talking about the place. It felt like we where home.

Innkeeper Response
The experience of staying at a bed and breakfast is very different from other types of accommodations and it gratifying to hear that you enjoyed your first time. Thank you for your enthusiastic comments about the Scarborough. Do come visit your "home-away-from-home" next time you visit Ocean City, NJ!

- Carol (innkeeper)

My Weekend at Scarborough Inn

5 on May 16, 2012

I enjoyed my weekend so much. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. The breakfast was great and the location was just two blocks from the beach and boardwalk

Innkeeper Response
We are all very happy to hear that your stay at the Scarborough Inn was relaxing and enjoyable. Thank you for posting such positive comments!

- Carol (innkeeper)

Anniversary stay at the Scarborough Inn

5 on May 07, 2012

The whole staff could not have been friendlier and helpful during our stay. Gus, the owner, is a perfect host. This will definetly be on our return to list.

Innkeeper Response
An anniversary is a very special occasion and all of us are pleased that you choose the Scarborough Inn for this event AND that you enjoyed a wonderful stay! Thanks, too, for taking the time to post this lovely review.

- Carol (innkeeper)

Great Stay! 1st time Bed & Breakfast

4.6 on October 17, 2011

The Level of Service at the Scarborough Inn was exceptionally high. They made it a point to accommodate you with any needs right from when you get there to when you leave. The room we stayed in (the Cotswold #20) was really nice, clean & the bathroom size was just right. Not much of a window view as it faced the other building next door, but it wasn't a big deal for us. Our friends stayed in the apartment (I think room #8), which had a small kitchen & living room, which was perfect for their 1 year old son & our late night gathering when the baby went to bed. Breakfast was tasty & light enough to not overload us into a "food coma" for the rest of the day. Overall, for 1st time B&B it was a great experience & will choose the Scarborough Inn again in the future. The boardwalk & beach was an easy walk, about 3 blocks. Getting around town was easy as well, most everything walking distance. The festivities during Columbus Day weekend in Ocean City was quite enjoyable with Fireworks & Music Festival on the Boardwalk & a local street fair as well. Next time we'll bring our bicycles to explore other parts of the city. Also met a couple who had already reserved the same weekend for the following year. Thanks again for a great experience Scarborough Inn.

Innkeeper Response
THANK YOU for this very thoughtful and detailed review. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Scarborough Inn next time you visit Ocean City, NJ. We are glad that as B&B "newbies" you enjoyed the pleasures of a B&B. Many guests come annually because they love the inn and its convenient location - close to beach & boardwalk (1 1/2 blocks), downtown (3 blocks) and recreation (2 blocks). Bicycles are a great way to get around the island and can be rented - just around the corner - for those who prefer that option. We appreciate that you had a "great experience," that you shared it with other travelers, and that you will return. See you soon!

- Carol (innkeeper)

This place is great!

4.4 on September 08, 2011

We booked this B and B for last minute get away for our Anniversary.( We even got a discount!) I was very happy with the service, cleanliness and the room was perfect! They thought of everything! The bed was very comfortable too. I would would recommend this place to my friends. I felt it was a very good value for the money and it exceeded my expectations overall. My only complaint is my husband who is a picky eater did not like the food for breakfast. He wanted a heartier breakfast.

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4.2 on August 09, 2011

Convenience to the beach, shopping and dining were pluses, but the amazingly friendly and helpful staff at this charming Inn with its wonderful porches made our first visit delightful.

Innkeeper Response
We think we have the BEST location in Ocean City! With free, on-site parking, guests can just park & go enjoy the island! Thanks for noticing and enjoying this convenience.

- Carol (innkeeper)

Just like home.....

4.0 on August 09, 2011

This was my first stay at the Scarborough Inn. I had a very relaxing and enjoyable visit. Everyone was friendly and helpful. The entire staff and owners made you feel at home. The Inn is immaculate with comfortable accomodations. I took advantage of the 20% discount with the procrastinator's special because I booked my room 1 day in advance. My spur of the moment mini three day vacation was just what I needed. I plan on returning to the Scarborough, a home away from home.

Innkeeper Response
Very happy that you enjoyed so many aspects of the Scarborough Inn & were able to take advantage of a discount, too. Do come again!

- Carol (innkeeper)

Wonderful People...Great Find!

4.2 on August 02, 2011

We decided to make our first trip to the shore with a 3 year old and 3 month-old twins. The staff at the Inn were super friendly and made us feel so very welcome. The "family room" - two rooms connected by a bathroom was perfect for us. Breakfast was delicious, and there was even a plate of cookies and card in our room when we arrived - wishing us a happy anniversary. The location is spectacular, and it was a good value as well. A true pleasure it was, and we will definitely stay at the Scarborough Inn again!

Innkeeper Response
We are so happy you enjoyed a visit with your children AND appreciated the cookies for your anniversary! Many families love the "family" rooms because with approximately 350sq. ft. (in 2 rooms with an adjoining bath), there's a room for the children & a separate room offering privacy for parents - a nice bonus!

- Carol (innkeeper)

Perfect B&B

5 on July 27, 2011

This was our first time staying at a Bed and Breakfast down the shore...No more stinky motels for us! The Scarborough Inn was excellent, so comfortable, clean and everyone was very friendly and made us feel right at home!

Innkeeper Response
Thank so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review! So glad that your first experience with a B&B was so pleasant for you; we look forward to welcoming you back to the Scarborough Inn!

- Carol (innkeeper)

Wonderful Experience

5 on July 25, 2011

My mother and I had a mother daughter beach getaway and this was our first B & B experience. The Inn exceeded our expectations in every way. Our room was very bright and cheery. So nice to get up in the morning and go down for breakfast versus having to find some place to have breakfast. Great start to our days. The staff was very friendly and attentive to our needs. We are already planning out trip for next year as well as making plans for making this a yearly event at the Scarborough Inn. Our overall experience at the Scarborough Inn was wonderful and very relaxing. I would highly recommend the Scarborough Inn if this is your first B & B experience or not.

Innkeeper Response
On behalf of our family & staff, we greatly appreciate your enthusiastic review! We are especially honored that you will be returning to the Scarborough Inn annually & we look forward to your next visit! Thanks so much.

- Carol (innkeeper)


5 on July 06, 2011

My husband and I were very pleased with our stay at the Scarborough Inn in Ocean City, NJ. Great location-very convenient to the beach and boardwalk. Closer than we had expected. Loved having a parking spot off the street and in their own parking lot. Stayed in Room 14 and it was very comfortable. Would definitely stay here again if we ever get to go back to Ocean City!

Innkeeper Response
We think our location is stellar - close to everything and yet a lovely haven at the Shore. Thanks for mentioning that in your kind review.

- Carol (innkeeper)

Can't Wait to Go Back

5 on July 02, 2011

Everything about the Scarborough far exceeded our expectations. The room was extremely comfotable and tastefully furnished. All of the staff that we encountered were extremely helpful and friendly. They provided every amenity that you could ask for: Ironing boards, sewing kits, morning newspaper, wifi, beach tags with the beach two short blocks away, 24 hour coffee, tea, etc., a wonderful veranda with ample rockers and chairs where we met really interesting people, a free afternoon lunch and drink and a tasty breakfast. There was nothing missing. A wonderful place to stay!

Innkeeper Response
We really appreciate that you mentioned all the little touches that we offer in order to provide a comfortable and enjoyable visit for our guests. Thank you so much for noticing and for enjoying these amenities!

- Carol (innkeeper)

Another great experience

5 on June 30, 2011

We have stayed at the Scarborough Inn for many years. The rooms are lovely, The breakfasts and snacks are great. The employees are friendly and efficient. We always enjoy ourselves and feel we get a good deal.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for mentioning the food! Our cook, Linda, is committed to providing Breakfast & Afternoon Refreshments that use fresh, seasonal foods, an appealing presentation, and of course selections that taste "great!"

- Carol (innkeeper)

Relaxing place to stay

4.4 on June 29, 2011

The Scarborough provides a calm and peaceful environment to its guests. The staff is very friendly and helpful. It is a very nice B&B for couples looking for a relaxing respite.

Innkeeper Response
At the request of guests, we made some changes to breakfast this year. We serve a 3-course (midweek) or 4-course (weekend) morning meal that features seasonal foods and is served at individual tables by our international, student staff

- Carol (innkeeper)


4.4 on June 22, 2011

We wanted this to be a quite, laid back, 3 days. The room #14 was great! Loved it and will be back soon!

Innkeeper Response
So happy to hear that you were able to relax and refresh and will be back soon.

- Carol (innkeeper)

A great B&b

5 on June 18, 2011

We truly enjoyed every minute staying at "Scarborough Inn" .The owner,staff& the food couldn't be better!!!!Love it there!!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for this wonderful review of the Scarborough Inn and for taking the time to write it!

- Carol (innkeeper)

Very much worth it!

4.8 on June 16, 2011

Not only was the room very beautiful - clean - and the whirlpool awesome, but the food was outstanding. My husband and I eat out a lot and go to very nice restaraunts but the food here was top quality.

Innkeeper Response
We all appreciate your wonderful review!

- Carol (innkeeper)


5 on May 23, 2011

Very friendly, good food, nice Sojourn room, library, good cookies, coffee pot/coffee and tea in the room, all in all we had an excellent experience.

Innkeeper Response
Wonderful 1st review of the season! Makes doing all those winter projects worthwhile. Thanks very much!

- Carol (innkeeper)

Well worth a visit!

4.2 on October 15, 2010

Beautiful room (26 on the top floor), helpful, friendly hosts and staff. Great atmosphere and easy access to the beach with a 2 1/2 mile broadwalk (this a little on the 'tizzy' side), which is good for long walks and for families. Easy drive to Cape May (highly recommended), Philadelphia and Atlantic City. We spent 3 days here, relaxing before heading back to Australia, after 4 weeks travelling in the US and it was perfect.

Felt like royalty

4.4 on October 13, 2010

We felt like royalty and family at the same time during our recent stay to the Scarborough Inn. This was our first bed and breakfast experience and it could not have been nicer. We arrived after normal check in hours but the entire place was lit beautifully, the fireplace was glowing and Gus had left us a kind letter and the keys. The Sojurn Room and Butler's Pantry are wonderful when you just really want a cup of tea, ice water or coffee and the afternoon snacks are such a nice touch. The staff is very friendly and accommodating and the food is delicious and I was pleased with the healthy options available.

Scarborough Inn our favorite Ocean City Getaway

4.4 on September 28, 2010

Everything about a Scarborough Inn stay is outstanding except for Breakfast, which is nothing special....for the price, I would expect a better breakfast each day, not just the weekend, which has has been pretty ho-hum the last three times we tried it.

A great weekend stay!

4.6 on September 23, 2010

We picked Rm 22 to accommodate our family: a preschooler, a baby, my husband and I. We picked one of the family rooms that had two separate rooms connected by a bathroom to afford everyone some privacy, and allow mommy and daddy to stay up past 8 p.m. to watch TV without putting it on mute or be able to speak above a whisper. We were pleasantly surprised! At first glance, the room was a tad tight, but after "living in it" for a few hours, we concluded it was the perfect size for us. The staff is WONDERFUL. They gave us excellent recommendations for dining out, gave us outlet covers when we needed to do a bit of babyproofing to the room, and band-aids when my daughter's flip flops were cutting into her feet. I had also called ahead a week before our arrival to see if they had recommendations on where I could plan a surprise for my husband's birthday and they suggested a wonderful restaurant. They also remembered my call, because they left a plate of yummy cupcakes with a Birthday card in our room! The walk from the boardwalk to the Inn is not bad, but it can seem a little but more than a stroll, especially if you are holding a preschooler throwing a late afternoon tantrum in your arms all the way back. Excellent location, wonderful place, caring staff, we plan on coming back!

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3.6 on September 20, 2010

We stayed in the Cafagiola room. It was very nice and it had a comfy bed. The staff was very nice. The only thing that was a disappointment was the breakfast. I have stayed at other B & B and the breakfast was wonderful. They had an egg dish the first day that was anything but exciting. The second day they had a puffed peach dish that was horrible. The last day we decided to eat breakfast out.

a pleasant surprise

4.8 on September 10, 2010

After I booked my room, I found out that my grandparents had stayed here in the 50s and 60s! My room was a little bit small, but very nicely decorated and very clean. Breakfast was excellent. There was more to choose from than I expected for a "continental" breakfast. The afternoon snacks were a nice treat. All staff were very friendly. I would definitely stay there again!

What a treat!

5 on September 09, 2010

We stayed at the Scarborough Inn to celebrate our anniversary for three luxurious nights in June. They had a great special running which included a $50 restaurant coupon! Our first ever B&B--what a treat. So many little extras made for many fun little surprises--the wrap around porch, the yummy breakfast and afternoon tea, the bike shop around the corner, early beach tags and late shower the day of departure. A pool would be nice, but the beach is close by and parking is free! Thanks for a great stay and the personal attention, Gus, Carol and staff--we'll definitely be back.

Nice Visit

3.2 on September 09, 2010

A very nice place, pleasant rooms and decent breakfast with great variety. Breakfast was only continental plus, but you can make your own waffles, they offer sausage, homebaked muffins, that sort of thing. Cheese, salami, crackers, yummy cookies out in the afternoon with iced tea. Free parking. I would definitely stay there again and I am a 'must be clean' person!

Great B&B in Ocean City

3.8 on September 06, 2010

Our room was very nice, it looked exactly like the picture on the website. The service was great, staff was friendly and made us feel welcome. The location is great, jsut 2 blocks form the beach. Breakfast was excellent and there is food every day in the afternoon, we enjoyed the home baked treats! I would definitely recommend the Scarborough Inn.

a great trip

4.8 on August 29, 2010

My husband and I recently spent our 20th wedding anniversary at the Scarborough Inn. Everything was absolutely wonderful, we couldn't have asked for a more lovely time at the inn. We will definitely be back!

Another enjoyable stay at Scarborough!

4.6 on August 22, 2010

When we visit OCNJ we always stay at Scarborough. Location is perfect. Staff is outstanding. Rooms have everything we need.

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5 on August 17, 2010

Always enjoy my stay. Staff is friendly and accomodating. Very clean and comfortable rooms. Nice atmosphere.

Clean and close to the beach

5 on August 17, 2010

Cleanliness is important to me and that is what we got. Great breakfast and close to the beach. On the day of checkout, we were able to come back after the beach to shower. They provided towels. That's a plus!

"Home away from home"

4.6 on August 08, 2010

This inn is awesome, and so is the entire staff...We've been here several times and each time we return it has improved! The day I arrived, it was way before check-in time. I was allowed to use a beach tag and a parking spot to get our perfect day started. Having a parking spot 1 1/2 blocks to boardwalk/beach is too convenient for words. You are made to feel comfortable and welcome with children, eldery, all ages! That's what I love! Also the breakfast and 4pm snacks are very substantial!!! LOVE THIS PLACE


5 on July 29, 2010

This was our first overnight stay at a Bed & Breakfast. The only thing we can say is that we were very upset that we could only get a two day stay as the Inn was completely booked except for those two days. Thank Goodness for the pleasure of getting the two days. As we approached the Inn we were just amazed at the outside building and landscape. We drove into the driveway and just filled with excitment. Wow what a place. Upon entering the lobby we met chris who was the perfect person to greet you. From that moment on everyone,and everything was just perfect. You did not need anything as they had it there for you to make your time enjoyable and memorable ! We spoke to the owner Gus who was walking around to ensure that all is perfect. The kitchen employees, Housekeeping and owners of this B&B are top class. Everything is special here made possible by special people. Thank you Gus, Carol and Family. We will remember our special two days forever. Don & Grace Room #5 ( fabulous room) 07-26-10 - 07-28-10

An Ocean City Jewel of a Place!

4.6 on July 29, 2010

This was our first stay at Scarborough Inn B&B in Ocean City, NJ. The owners and friendly staff do not overlook a single detail in making sure you are well fed, wonderfully housed and graciously cared for. The place is immaculate, rooms are spacious, and breakfast is a feast. Loved the large wraparound porch and 24 hour access to coffee on the third floor. Afternoon refreshments are worth coming back from the beach for. You will want to come back again and again!

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5 on July 22, 2010

There is one word that comes to mind about the Scarborough Inn RELAXATION. Everything from the rooms to the breakfast to tea time was exceptional. The staff is friendly and accomodating. Kudos to Gus and Carol

exceeded expectations

4.0 on July 18, 2010

We felt very much at home at this lovely bed and breakfast in Ocean City You could tell that the owners really wanted to create the right environment for a most enjoyable stay// We liked the friendly staff, the afternoon snacks and the very tasty breakfasts... Our room was very attractively furnished with attention to detail... We would definitely return for another visit!!

Charming B&B in Ocean City, NJ

5 on July 12, 2010

My sister and I decided at the last minute to stay in Ocean City for one night on a holiday weekend, and we were pleasantly surprised to get such a nice room at such a great price. It was very convenient to the boardwalk, to bike riding and all other places we wanted to visit. To not have to worry about parking was a plus!! The innkeepers were very helpful and very welcoming. I enjoyed my stay at Scarborough Inn B&B and would stay here again, hopefully to try all the rooms!! Thanks, Gus and Carol. Sandra Foster Barbara Rambo

A Wonderful B&B, and a Memorable Stay

4.6 on July 09, 2010

On our trip to the shore recently to renew our vows, we greatly enjoyed our stay at the Scarborough Inn. From the tasty breakfasts, afternoon treats, friendly staff and comfortable accommodations, it was a Time to Remember. We are definitely looking forward to our next visit, Scarborough Inn, we'll be back!

one of the best bed and breakfast in ocean city

4.8 on July 09, 2010

We have been going to the Scarborough Inn for five years and every year we look forward to returning.Everyhing is clean and well taken care of.Guest are always treated well and the staff is very happy and kind.The young girl who works at night greeted us every time she seen us.Its just a wonderful place to stay and we would recommend it to any one looking for a home away from home .We will continue going to the Scarborough for as long as it is in business.

Charming and Peaceful B&B

4.4 on July 08, 2010

We decided late on a Saturday afternoon in early June to spend the night at our favorite beach, Ocean City, NJ. I found this B&B online and liked the reviews and price. I called at 3pm and made a reservation (with a very friendly person), and by 6pm, we were checked in and heading to our cozy Victorian room. The room was adorable, with much attention paid to details. The room and bathroom were very clean, and the bathroom even had amenities, such as shampoo, etc. There was a library stocked with books, a lobby full of comfy sofas, and a delicious complimentary breakfast. Coffee and ice are available 24 hours, and the parking is free. The staff could not have been more accommodating and friendly! We felt like welcome guests, and enjoyed a quiet and relaxing overnight getaway. We will definitely come back again. After this, I am spoiled, and cannot imagine staying at a motel or motor inn in the future. The only additional thing they can offer is a pool, but with the beach only a short walk away (as well as the boardwalk and shopping), we didn't miss having a pool at all. The price was as good, or better than, the average motel in the area. We highly recommend the Scarborough, and can't wait to come back!!!

beautiful inn

5 on June 15, 2010

the scarborough inn is a beautiful bed and breakfast located in ocean city, nj. it is a favorite of my family and i because of its coziness, wonderful staff, and clean beautiful rooms.

Wonderful get away for the family

4.2 on June 13, 2010

We have two small children, ages 2 and 6, and we absolutely loved our stay at the Scarborough Inn in Ocean City, NJ. We stayed in the Lismore room, which easily accomodated myself, my husband and our two kids because it is actually 2 rooms joined by a full bathroom. We also were very happy to find that it was very quiet and cozy. The inn is clean and comfortable and the staff were very friendly and helpful. It's a great place to stay at the shore and I would recommend it to anyone.

Wonderful place to stay in OCNJ

4.8 on June 05, 2010

Have stayed here several times and it is always a pleasure. Great location and staff.

Scarborough Inn Memorial Day

5 on June 03, 2010

Another great stay at our favorite Bed and Breakfast. Gus, Carole and the entire staff always bend over backwards to meet any need. When we arrived we mentioned the great carrot cake muffins that the cook makes for afternoon tea. Not only did they make a special effort to make those one day, but they set two aside and put them in our room. It is a happy place.

Scarborough Inn Review

5 on May 22, 2010

Spent two wonderful nights at The Scarborough Inn in Ocean City, New Jersey. My suite "Jardin" was spacious, and well appointed. The Inn is a marvelous find, with gracious innkeepers who take pride in making sure that everything is spotlessly clean and well run. The breakfasts were delicious, and afternoon tea was such a treat. I loved sitting in the rocking chairs on the large porch and feeling the breeze from the ocean. I can't wait to go back!

We can't wait for spring!

4.6 on January 27, 2010

In the midst of winter, our thoughts return to the wonderful Scarborough Inn in Ocean City, New Jersey. It's ambience brings warm thoughts and we can hardly wait until we can return for Memorial Day, August vacation, Labor Day weekend, or anytime we need time away form our daily routine! Sitting on the porch with old or new friends or around the cozy fireplace in the lobby on chilly evenings is so delightful! The staff is always accomodating and sensitive to special needs. Hurry spring!

Beauiful Bed and Breakfast

5 on October 01, 2009

All of the staff are very courteous and accommodating. Every room that we have been in is beautifully decorated and very clean. The continental-plus breakfast is simply delicious as well as the home-made goodies at tea time! We find that the atmosphere at the inn is very relaxing

Loved our stay at the Scarborough Inn

5 on September 25, 2009

We had such a wonderful time, the staff was so friendly and made us feel so welcomed and at home. Our room was perfect, the entire Inn was kept very clean and our breakfast was delicious. We can't wait to come back again.

Very Clean!

4.0 on September 21, 2009

This was my second time staying at the Scarborough Inn and it, once again, exceeded my expectations!! I appreciated knowing that I would get a clean room. The breakfast buffet had healthy options, and the cook was very accomodating to our food allergy. I will definitely stay there again!!

Comfort & coziness at the Jersey Shore

4.6 on September 21, 2009

The Scarborough Inn is reliably clean & comfortable. Importantly, they 'go the extra mile' to give you value - items rarely included in other inns, such as parking, internet access, DVDs and videos, afternoon snacks, are all part of the package. Every room I've stayed in (for 20 years now!) has been large, clean, well furnished - and well appointed. Best of all the staff are friendly and helpful and your a 5 minute walk from the beach, bike rentals, restaurants and shops. The Scarborough is definitely one of my "favorite things" about OCNJ!! Many thanks for maintaining a superior inn.

Wonderful place to stay

5 on September 21, 2009

My husband and I have been going to the "Scarborough Inn" for at least 23 years and we just love it there. It is very friendly, Gus is great, and the rooms are all beautiful. The breakfasts are delicious and more than enough food. We would recommend the Scarborough to everyone!

hotel review

5 on September 19, 2009

Our room was beautiful and immaculate. Everyone was so nice and hospitable.

Our Stay

3.8 on September 14, 2009

My husband and I visited the Inn for his birthday. Loved the Inn, very comfortable and beautifully decorated room. Enjoyed sitting on the porch and very friendly staff as well. Would definitely come back again!

August 2009

4.4 on September 13, 2009

We stayed for 2 days in August 2009 at the Scarborough Inn and the staff and inn were outstanding. A very enjoyable stay despite the rainy weekend! Would def go back!

Scarborough Inn has become a favorite B&B for me

4.4 on September 09, 2009

Staff was friendly and helpful. Our room was clean and beautifully decorated. We enjoy sitting on the porch rockers to relax and read and catch a breeze. Breakfast and mid-afternoon snacks were delicious.

Scarborough's the place to stay!

4.8 on August 24, 2009

The standards are high and the staff are delightful. It is always a bit of a shock for me to return home. The Inn seems like 75% of my vacation even though I am there only about 50% of the time (sleeping and eating the terrific breakfasts).

A Comfort Place

4.6 on August 23, 2009

My wife and I have stayed at this Inn several times and find remarkable the attention to detail for the comfort of its residences. The rooms are beautiful and access to amenities easy. The location provides great walking access to the Ocean City Boardwalk and the downtown with free parking adjacent to the Inn. Staff go out of their way to be helpful. Breakfasts are extraordinary in terms of nutrition, taste and freshness. We will be going back on a regular basis.

Head a great stay!

4.4 on August 21, 2009

I have been going to Ocean City for years. The bed and breakfast I usually stayed at closed several years ago and I have been shifting from place to place ever since. This is my new favorite. I will be returning.

Like coming home!!

5 on August 20, 2009

We have been staying here yearly for over 15 years. The owners, Gus and Carol, are very friendly, gracious hosts, only wanting to please their guests. It's like going home because we are like family to them. They truly care. Accomodations were superb.

Great place to stay

4.4 on August 17, 2009

We recently stayed at the Inn. It was a wonderful experience. The room was exceptionally clean and the staff always great. The food was delicious and the company pleasant. Sitting on the porch was just what we needed. Wonderful place.

feels like home

5 on August 17, 2009

Many of the amenities of home. Comfortable! Love the porch, afternoon tea and breakfast. The best is the location to the beach. You can have your privacy but also allows for getting to know others who are staying at the inn

Scarborough Inn for 50+ years

3.8 on August 11, 2009

When my mom was younger, she and her girlfriends would meet at the Scarborough Inn for a weekend at the Jersey Shore. For the past 25 years, my girlfriends and I have done the same thing. The Scarborough is a great place to stay and I'd highly recommend it.

A new favorite

5 on August 03, 2009

This Inn was recommended by a friend, and it exceeded my expectations. Although the rooms are on the small side, they are beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The highlight of this B&B has to be the food and the location. Every morning the staff created something different for breakfast and it was spectaculor! No basic bacon and eggs here. One morning it was a frittata and fresh fruit, the next it was a peach and custard creation that left me wanting more. The wait staff was very pleasant and attentive. This B&B is located less than 2 blocks from the beach -- the perfect location and offers beach tags for a deposit, which is refunded when you return the tags. I plan on staying here whenever I go to Ocean City.


4.6 on July 13, 2009

Our daughter gave us a B&B Gift Certificate for Christmas and I looked through all of the B&B's in Ocean City, NJ and decided on this one. I'm glad that we did. EVERYONE was so friendly and helpful. They allow you to keep the beach pass for a few extra hours and your car in their parking lot until noon and also to use the facilities before and after check-in/out. Everything was clean, the food was great (wonderful Belgium waffles and a Melitta coffee maker at your disposal at any time). Lots of little "extras"....wireless service, a room with a fridge to keep food in, the Melitta coffee, and snacks available in the afternoon. ALL within easy walking distance of the boardwalk. Highly recommend this one.

Excellent for R & R

4.8 on July 03, 2009

I treated my in-laws to a vacation of R & R with my family. It was a great success. My in-laws had a very peaceful get-away and my children experienced fun in the sun on the beach & boardwalk. Scarborough's added the icing on the cake with great service, kind staff, and excellent rooms. I plan to visit them next year.

Warm Welcoming Inn

4.4 on September 14, 2008

We stayed here in August of 2008. The Innkeepers are friendly and the staff very helpful. Our room was on the 2nd floor and very clean and neat when we arrived. The inn is a good place as far as convenience to the shops and boardwalk and beach. The breakfasts were good and well thought out. We really enjoyed our visit and would definitely stay here again. Th

Coming Home

4.8 on July 19, 2008

We have vacationed in Ocean for over 50 years and nothing beats the Scarborough Inn for grace, charm, and welcome.

Always consistent

4.2 on July 13, 2008

We have been staying here for over ten years and always have a pleasant and relaxing stay. Staff is very considerate and breakfast is great! The inn is close to the beach and the boardwalk and downtown.

The Best of the Best!!!

4.2 on June 30, 2008

The Scarborough Inn is beautiful, homey and a great place to stay. The staff is warm, friendly and accommodating and we absolutely love it there. Our little family stays there every summer when we come down to Ocean City for our shore vacation. We can't imagine staying anywhere else! Once you stay there, you won't be able to either!

Two-day stay

3.0 on May 27, 2008

The Scarborough Inn is a great place to stay when visiting Ocean City because it's only a couple of blocks from the boardwalk but is reasonably priced. It's an older place, yet it has a homey feel. Our room was a bit small, but it had everything we needed. For those who don't travel with laptops, there is a house computer in the game room on the top floor so all guests can have Internet access. The wrap-around front porch, with about a dozen rocking chairs, is a great place for those wanting a little quiet time. With Atlantic City roughly 10 miles to the north and Cape May about 35 miles to the south, there is plenty to do and see in the area. While the Scarborough isn't spectacular in any way, it's a very enjoyable place and my wife and I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.

Wonderful Place to Stay

5 on September 20, 2007

We have been staying at the Scarborough Inn once or twice per year for almost 20 years now. We always look forward to going and just love it. Gus & Carol Bruno are wonderful people and very sweet, very accomodating and a real pleasure to deal with. The rooms are beautifully decorated and the breakfasts are delicious and healthy. We recommend this B&B very highly.

Great Place To Stay

4.8 on September 20, 2007

My husband and I stayed only one night from a Sunday to Monday and we found the Scarborough Inn to be very friendly,clean and very eager to please. It is also, a nice walk to the beach as well. We will return again next summer for a longer stay.

Here We Come Again

4.6 on September 09, 2007

This was the fourth trip we have made to the Scarborough Inn- the rooms are impeccable, the service is great and the surroundings superb. It is now a yearly getaway for the family. Prices are reasonable and parking is easy. New features include video and DVD availability at the Inn as well as a book of area restaurants. We will be back again next year.

A wonderful stay

4.4 on August 28, 2007

We greatly enjoyed our stay at the Scarborough. The rooms were beautiful and clean and the staff was so accomodating and friendly. We will stay again!!

A Sea Jewel

4.6 on August 27, 2007

We spent two nights at this lovely inn. the friendliness of the staff was the first indication of how wonderful this lodging is. The decor is absolutely beautiful. The location is convenient to the beach and boardwalk and the main shopping hub of Asbury Avenue. It is also within walking distance of many restaurants. Every detail of Scarborough is lovely from the flowers surrounding the building to the living room to the rooms themselves. The icing on the cake was the extra distance the owners went in surprising me with a birthday cake in my room upon retiring. This was a true jewel.

great place, great people, great value!

4.8 on July 12, 2007

The Scarborough Inn in Ocean City, NJ was a wonderful bed and breakfast to stay at. All of the employees were wonderfully pleasant, and the room was perfect and cool upon our arrival. I would recommend this B&B to anyone I know.

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  • Nightly Rate $139 - $299
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  • Rooms 24
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