The Carriage House B&B Reviews


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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

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Beautiful Bridal Shower

5 on May 28, 2017

My bridal shower was held at the Carriage House B&B in May and it was everything I had hoped for and more! Viktoria is a gracious host and a talented chef. She prepared a delicious selection of homemade salads, wraps, soup, quiches, and desserts, many of which were vegetarian (at my request). The Victorian-style dining room was decorated beautifully and the tables were set with Viktoria's personal collection of china tea cups and plates. The elegant, intimate setting was exactly what I had envisioned for my shower and I cannot thank Viktoria enough for making it such a special day.

Great place to get away

4.4 on October 14, 2016

My husband and I stayed here for a weekend in October 2016. We stayed in room 8 on the third floor. The room is quite spacious, including a full sized bed, a sitting area, and a private bathroom. Because the room is on a corner, there is a wonderful breeze through the room. Viktoria is very welcoming, always making sure everyone is comfortable and enjoying their stay. The breakfast spread is fantastic, offering a variety of sweet and savory dishes. We truly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back.

Best B&B on the Jersey Shore

5 on September 25, 2016

You simply can't get a better deal or food or hostess! Nice, quiet area 1 block from beach. They provide beach towels, chairs and bikes! Breakfast is different every morning and FABULOUS! Restaurant, shopping and an incredible ice cream place all within walking distance. Not commercialized and great for families or a couple looking for a little solitude without the chaos of the more resort type beaches. A must try!

Carriage House - Room 1

4.0 on September 21, 2015

It was a good balance between cost, quality & convenience (location to beach & town). Balcony, 2nd floor porch was nice & had view of Ocean. Inn keepers were pleasant & flexible with our needs. Breakfast was good & filling. We would stay there again!

Best bed and breakfast

4.8 on October 13, 2014

What a beautiful experience: a block away from the beach; excellent breakfast wonderful hospitality. We will definitely come again this is our second time.

Enjoyable Getaway

4.6 on September 29, 2014

Hosts were very friendly and helpful. The ambiance was warm and cozy. The breakfast was delicious and nicely presented. Overall a very good experience. Would go back.

B & B Extraordinaire

5 on September 03, 2014

What a fabulous experience we had at the Carriage House! Our 2 night stay included a lovely, comfortable, clean room with two really spectacular breakfasts. The front porch is wonderful where one can experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the seashore. The hosts are friendly and accommodating. This vacation was really a treat, and the Carriage House was a big reason why. Highly recommend.

Great Time

4.2 on July 13, 2014

This was my husband and my first time choosing a Bed and Breakfast getaway. We found it to be very relaxing and enjoyable. The house was beautiful and very comfortable. The owners Kathi and Phil were friendly and served a wonderful healthy delicious breakfast. We would visit again.

Beautiful Bed and Breakfast

4.6 on June 11, 2014

We had an absolutely wonderful time. Phil and Kathi run a comfortable and relaxing place. The breakfasts are superb and quite filling. It certainly was a home away from home atmosphere, except that someone was there to take care of you. Hoping to go back sometime.

Beautiful & Hospitable

4.8 on December 19, 2013

Beautifully decorated B&B. Each room has AC unit in the window. Guests have access to a lovely kitchen 24/7. Best part was the beautiful breakfast. Ideal for a mother- daughter beach weekend getaway.

Great B&B in Ocean Grove

4.6 on September 01, 2013

Loved this wonderful place, great architecture, clean and a wonderful breakfast! Website doesn't do it justice, this place is a real gem.

Wonderful stay

4.0 on August 26, 2013

Such a nice location and outstanding breakfast, Every details is been carefully planned by the owners.

A great bed & breakfast

4.6 on August 21, 2013

My wife and I stayed here recently, and we thought it was really great. The owners, Kathi and Phil, are both very nice and helpful. Breakfast was delicious--a different quiche each day, and some other tasty options, including some fantastic croissants. We stayed in room 8, which has a queen sized bed, a small sitting area, fireplace, and private bathroom. Free wifi was included, and the TV had all the premium cable channels--HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, Starz, etc.--so we were able to catch up on all the Dexter episodes on Showtime that we've been missing up in NYC due to the Time Warner/CBS dispute. The Carriage House is two blocks from the beach, and they have beach chairs, boogie boards, umbrellas, and towels that can be borrowed for the day. They also sell reduced price beach passes for $5 instead of the $8 that you pay at the beach. A very quiet, relaxing place for a vacation--we look forward to returning.

Wonderful Stay

5 on July 24, 2013

We stayed at the Carriage House from 7/15 to 7/18. Everything exceeded our expectations. Kathi and Phil are gracious hosts. Phil's lunch and dinner recommendations were excellent. Breakfast was superb...home made croissants, quiches, blintzes. Highly recommended and we will make the trip from Kansas again!

Just wonderful

5 on July 23, 2013

We had a beautiful stay, clean and friendly. But the best part of our stay was the breakfast. Real personal touch.

Outstanding B&B

5 on July 23, 2013

Phil and Kathy were incredibly, warmly welcoming and offered everything and more. Perfect location - one block to the beach. Incredibly delicious and varied foods for breakfasts, better than 5 star restaurants! Extremely military and veteran friendly. Beautifully decorated rooms with everything you need. Superb recommendations for nearby restaurants. We'll be back!!

Our New Spot at Ocean Grove

5 on October 12, 2012

My family & I were lucky enough to spend four nights at the Carriage House this summer. We absolutely loved it! Phil & Kathi do an incredible job at making guests feel welcomed. Guests have full access to the guest kitchen to store food, make coffee or have a late night snack. The porch & living room are perfect to relax and read. The location is a block away from the beach or town center. The house is beautifully decorated, impeccably clean & rooms are very comfortable. To top it off, the breakfast is delicious & one can taste Kathi's extra love & hard work in every bite! We definitely recommend the Carriage House to those looking for a getaway at Ocean Grove. Needless to say, we will be coming back!

A Gem in Ocean Grove, NJ

4.6 on October 08, 2012

The Carriage House is a lovely B&B conveniently located in Ocean Grove, with a one block walk to the beach & 1/2 mile walk to Asbury Park. Kathi makes the most spectacular breakfasts that we've ever had. We will definitely return.

Warm & Wonderful.

5 on October 07, 2012

We so enjoyed our stay. The owners were so warm & friendly. We feel we made friends. The Breakfast the best we ever had in a B&B. The rooms were beautiful. We will be back.

Warm & Lovely

4.2 on October 06, 2012

Owners were exceptionally friendly, public/shared areas very welcoming. Local area is beautiful and felt very safe out walking even at night.

Ultimate in Hospitality

4.0 on September 23, 2012

Inn is steps from the beach -- wonderful breakfast, and the innkeepers are a delight.

a great location; wonderful staff and an outstanding breakfast

4.2 on August 30, 2012

the carriage house is located a block from the beach, and it's clean and friendly. kathi's breakfasts are the best in ocean grove, and phil is extremely knowledgeable about the area. a great value for the cost.

What a Gem!

4.2 on August 26, 2012

What a great spot here in Ocean Grove -- friendly innkeepers, good food, great location & super value -- we'll be back!

Carriage House B&B

5 on August 20, 2012

We would just like to say thank you for a great weekend. It is the best bed and breakfast we have ever stayed in. The room was clean and accommodating. The breakfasts were superb. We felt very welcome, job well done and we will definitely return and spread the word to our friends and family.

Simply Charming!

4.6 on August 14, 2012

The Carriage House is eclectic and elegant -- and extremely comfortable. Everything you need for a quiet beach weekend in Ocean Grove. Rooms are clean and each have ensuite bath. Dining Room is elegant and our breakfast was gourmet and delicious!


5 on August 10, 2012

Fabulous ambiance... like stepping back in time. Food was delicious, hospitality amazing. A block from a beautiful beach and boardwalk. Loved it. Go!

Breakfast Fit for a Queen (or King)!

5 on August 05, 2012

Admittedly, I often choose a B and B primarily for value or scenery, at minimal cost. I found this B and B at Ocean Grove, conveniently located 1 block from the beautiful, clean ocean. I noted that Carriage House had a notably small bedroom available for a reasonable price; all I need is a bed for nighttime sleeping and a hearty breakfast to start my day. Although many of the b and bs there are Victorians, the rooms are small, so this would be no different in that respect. Upon our arrival, Kathy gave us a tour of the b and b to show us and explain the other amenities: large tv/movie area in the basement (about 100 dvds), a library, fridge storage for guests, and a sitting room on the first floor. There is an extremely comfortable porch (seen in picture) with many types of sitting areas, and she explained there was a patio, which we did not visit. The breakfast room is a lovely basement room with Victorian accoutrements and music played. If you arrive early (breakfast is served between 9 and 10) you can choose your table. Breakfast is buffet, with wonderful food that Kathy makes and Phil serves. There are plainer options (cereal) but the serving table contains wonderful, tasty foods to accommodate every palate; Kathy will share the recipes with you, if you ask. We have been to many bed and breakfasts, and this food was my husband's favorite (and he watches all of those cooking shows). Kathy and Phil allow you to proceed independently and privately for your stay or will be happy to answer your questions and help meet your needs. Ask about the discounted beach tags as well. I went expecting little but received A LOT! The room was small, but met our needs. It turned out to be in a quiet location at the end of the hallway. There is actually a small t.v. The room was clean and suitable, with great air conditioning (Room 6, the smallest room). No doubt about it- we will return! Thank you Carriage House for making my last 2 days of vacation enjoyable and memorable!


4.8 on July 16, 2012

My cousin and I stayed in room 7 (twin beds). The accommodations were charming and comfortable, with a view of the ocean. The inn is tastefully decorated and the breakfasts were delicious, with different dishes every day. The innkeepers were very gracious and pleasant to deal with. The porch is a great place to relax after an evening stroll on the boardwalk or around town. We'll definitely stay here again!

Ocean Grove - The Carriage House - Charming B&B

4.6 on June 15, 2012

The B&B is clean, quiet & nicely decorated. The location is excellent, one block from the beach and close to the town center. Unfortunately, we waited too late in booking our room and only room 6 was available, which has a double bed, chair, and dresser with TV. The room was small, but it met our needs for the weekend. The owners, Phil and Kathi were excellent hosts. Kathi's breakfasts were delicious, plus she accommodated my husband's gluten allergy with a gluten-free breakfast. Beach passes are sold at a discounted rate, and they provide beach chairs and umbrellas on first come basis. We had a very relaxing visit and plan to visit again.

The Carriage House Bed & Breakfast is a food lover’s choice

4.6 on June 06, 2012

The Carriage House Bed & Breakfast in Ocean Grove, NJ, is an elegant inn that provides an equally impressive breakfast.

Splendid House

5 on February 28, 2012

The Carriage House in Ocean Grove was a beautiful & comfortable stay. Phil, the innkeeper, was very accommodating & made the stay a splendid time.

Carriage House

5 on October 31, 2011

We loved the breakfasts -- Kathi & Phil made us feel very welcome -- the rooms were tastefully furnished -- the location was perfect for our needs. Thank you.

Ocean Grove Delight

4.6 on September 19, 2011

We went to Ocean Grove to celebrate our anniversary on the spare of the moment and were delighted with finding room at the Carriage House. The owners were on sight, very welcoming. The breakfast spread was beautifully laid out with china and tableclothes which made us feel we as guests were appreciated. Would go back for a longer stay.

Wonderful Getaway for R & R

4.8 on July 25, 2011

Kathi & Phil's Carriage House B & B in Ocean Grove, NJ was the perfect place for rest and relaxation from our extremely busy and tiring schedules. The house is exquisitely decorated and so warm and inviting. Phil upgraded us to a larger room...just because it was available....and at no extra charge. Our room was quaint and the ocean breezes lovely. The best part, however is the breakfast buffet, a delicious mix of sweet and savory choices that leave you completely satisfied. The fridge and freezer are stocked with goodies for late night snacks too. Carriage House is located conveniently close to the beach, (badges available at a great discount) main street, (with it's quaint shops and restaurants) and the wonderful auditorium (with all it's summer opportunities for spiritual renewal). We stayed for three days, two nights, and came away so refreshed and relaxed that we made reservations for the end of the summer too.

Wonderful First Time At A B&B

4.8 on May 04, 2011

Stayed in room 7 - it's a perfect size for one person. The entire place was beautifully decorated and spotless. Only recommendation would be for the room to have a full length mirror. Breakfast was outstanding and the Innkeepers were both very nice. Plan to go back again. Wonderful location for a solo trip - very peaceful and relaxing.


4.2 on September 30, 2010

We spent the 2nd week of our honeymoon in Ocean Grove at the Carriage House and it was nothing but perfect! Kathi and Phil are so lovely and we felt welcome and relaxed. Our room was really nice and the breakfast was outstanding. We already planing the next trip to the Jersey Shore and we want to stay at the Carriage House again.

Gracious innkeepers

4.2 on August 25, 2010

Phil and Kathi are very gracious innkeepers. Our room was comfortable and we had a lovely stay. Note that the mattresses, while quite new and of good quality, are quite firm. We asked if when we come back, we could bring our own bed-topper because we like a softer bed. Phil said no problem, and he would even give us an extra sheet so we wouldn't have to undo the bedding. Also, be sure to get down to breakfast early if you are a coffee drinker. Kathi makes WONDERFUL breakfasts, but after that first pot runs out, it can be a wait for more, and you know how we coffee hounds are!

25th Anniversary Getaway

4.2 on August 11, 2010

We had a wonderful time! Innkeepers were lovely and friendly. Kathy is a terrific cook and the breakfasts were truly gourmet. Rooms were sufficient and bathrooms fine. Air conditioning left a bit to be desired. Inn is clean and well kept. Especially appreciated discount beach passes and chair/umbrella availability. Thank you!!

Carriage House

4.4 on August 03, 2010

Wonderful location - one block to beach. Friendly hosts - great breakfast - very clean.

Wonderful Ocean Grove B&B!

3.8 on July 25, 2010

Our first stay at Ocean Grove was a very enjoyable experience and The Carriage House B&B was a perfect place to stay. Our delicious breakfasts were an outstanding way to start the day. Relaxing on the porch lounge furniture on a 95 degree afternoon was a terrific way to spend time after a long beach walk. The Carriage House has a beautiful location - a block from the beach/boardwalk and a block from the "downtown" with shops and many restaurants with outdoor seating. Our convivial hosts, Kathi and Phil, make running a B&B appear effortless!

Delightful B&B

4.8 on July 23, 2010

The innkeepers Kathi and Phil were so accomodating, friendly and helpful! The interior of the inn is beautifully decorated and meticously clean! The room we stayed in was also very inviting and comfortable. The bathroom was very clean and spacious. What is most noteworthy is the work that Kathi puts into her hot gourmet breakfast. The dining area is beautiful with lovely china plates and gold silverware. Each morning we looked forward to our breakfast. Kathi would tell us about each dish that she prepared fresh that morning! She saw to our every need and that of each guest. Phil was also very accomodating telling us about the history of the town and places of interest and restaurants to eat at that we found out were very good choices. All in all an excellent place to stay and so close to the beach!!

Extraordinary Service at Delightful Inn

5 on June 29, 2010

From the moment you step into this lovely Victorian Inn, you know you're staying somewhere special. The folks who own this B&B, Kathi and Phil, are the nicest people you'll ever meet. This was our first time here, but it won't be our last.

Very Classy and Peaceful!

5 on June 01, 2010

Hosts were very kind and gracious. Home is very peaceful and beautiful. An overall wonderful place!

Romantic and Relaxing

4.8 on October 10, 2009

The Carriage House is a lovely restored boarding house located one block from an exquisite beach. The ambiance of this precious gem, coupled with personable and ever attendant owners made our weekend getaway very enjoyable and most relaxing. Once we parked the car in front of the Inn, we never got into it again...the beach was viewable from the front porch and charming shops and restaurants were around the corner. To add to the experience, Kathi offered a fabulous breakfast which included quiche, stuffed french toast (the best!) and a delicious egg souffle. I would highly recommend your visiting the Carriage House. Tip: Our room had a lovely view; however, if you have a problem with stairs, I would recommend you choose one on the second floor.

An Outstanding Experience

5 on September 24, 2009

Room was beautiful and breakfast and host outstanding. The host made us feel comfortable and home. Host was well informed and helpful.

Great place

5 on September 07, 2009

We spent our wedding anniversary at this place and it was our first experience at a B&B and it exceeded our expectations. The owners are really great and the breakfast was really good. We were given a room with a view of the ocean just because the room was empty. We would definitely recommend this B&B to everyone. Mr & Mrs Nair

The Carriage House B&B

4.4 on August 31, 2009

The proprietors, Phil & Kathi, were attentive and accommodating. Location is very good. B&B is clean, quiet & nicely decorated. We enjoyed Ocean Grove and Asbury Park.

Very nice stay

4.8 on August 22, 2009

This is a great place to stay for a weekend get away at the beach. It was close to the beach, clean and the owners were very very friendly. Highly recommend!

great experience

4.2 on August 13, 2009

We had a wonderful experience for our first time at a B&B. Owners were very friendly and helpful. They made you feel like you were at home.

The Carriage House B&B

5 on August 13, 2009

Accommodations were wonderful, and the owners went out of their way to make us fell at home. I will definitely stay again!


5 on July 19, 2009

Lovely rooms, great location, delicious and healthy breakfasts. Kathi and Phil are gracious hosts.

Lovely place, lovely people

5 on June 03, 2009

This was my first stay at a B&B and it was a very pleasant experience. The place was so tastefully decorated and clean, and the owners were charming. We will definitely visit again!!

Great place to stay

4.8 on May 23, 2009

I was impressed by the hospitality and kindness of the owners. Their breakfasts are healthy, delicious and elegantly served. The rooms are perfectly clean. The location is perfect. I enjoyed every minute of my vacation at this beautiful place. Lena

Absolutely charming!

4.6 on April 29, 2009

We were down the Shore for an event, and we admittedly didn't spend much time at the Carriage House or in Ocean Grove (a delightful town teeming with beautifully restored Victorians). However, the inn and the Francos still made quite an impression on us - we've been enthusiastically recommending this place to our families and friends. Our room (No. 6) was tiny but cozy - it suited our needs for a place to spend the night. Breakfast was absolutely delectable. We definitely enjoyed our stay, however brief!

The perfect weekend getaway

5 on April 15, 2009

My wife and I were looking for a nice, quiet weekend getaway to celebrate our anniversary and we couldn't have picked a better place. The inn, the food, and the owners were all perfect. We'd recommend it to anyone!

We loved it!

4.4 on April 10, 2009

We will surely come back!

10th Anniversary honeymoon

4.6 on February 27, 2009

The Carriage House was the perfect weekend getaway. It was romantic and relaxing. Like a honeymoon, just 10 years later!

Great B&B, even better hosts

4.6 on October 29, 2008

very charming and inviting inn with very personable hosts. very nice rooms and excellent breakfast. we will return.


4.0 on September 05, 2008


Serene Stay

5 on June 18, 2008

Kathi and Phil are gracious hosts in a lovely surrounding. They pay attention to detail and attention to the needs of their guests. Looking forward to returning.

Couldn't Believe Our Luck

4.8 on June 11, 2008

We couldn't believe our luck when we found an opening at the Carriage House last minute for Memorial Day weekend. Kathi and Phil were amazing, the whole stay exceeded our expectations.

The Carriage House B&B


  • Nightly Rate $100 - $210
  • Reviews (61) 4.7
  • Rooms 8
  • Accepts Gift Cards

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  • Phone 1-2012185512
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