Morning Dove Inn Bed and Breakfast

204 5th Avenue , Belmar, 07719 USA (Show map)


Beautifully nestled between the tranquil Silver Lake and the Atlantic Ocean; The Morning Dove Inn and Spa is place of peace and serenity. We invite you to leave your stresses at the door. The Innkeeper, Kim and her staff will do all they can to make your stay enjoyable. We offer comfortable beds with Hilton mattresses, a gourmet breakfast, a late afternoon wine and cheese break as well as everything you need for an enjoyable day at the beach, including beach passes, chairs, umbrellas, towels, and bottled water. Each or the eight rooms has a private bath and is custom painted with it's own theme embracing all the beauty of the Jersey Shore. Just a block away from the beach, boardwalk, nightlife and fine dining, whether you want to rekindle some romance or just simply sit and be at peace, the Morning Dove Inn and Spa is the place to come and visit.




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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Belmar's Best B&B

5 on August 08, 2012

My husband and I were at the beach one saturday afternoon and decided to stay the night. I googled B&B's and sure enough we were lucky to find the Morning Dove Inn. All I can say is that the place is immaculate and beautifully decorated, not what you would expect from a B&B. Kim was the best host ever, she's all about you and making you feel at home. The moment we arrived we were welcomed with a glass of wine and a super friendly smile. The complementary beach passes and use of beach chairs, umbrellas and towels will save you some money. The gourmet breakfast was out of this world. I highly reccomend this place for all the + + + it offers.

Hubby's Birthday Weekend 7-28-2012

4.6 on July 30, 2012

My husband and received a gift certificate for this B&B for his birthday. It was our first time staying in a B&B. It was an awesome experience, sitting on the porch relaxing and having conversations with other guests. The atompshere was wonderful nice and relax. The breakfast excellent and last but not least my massage to end our weekend. Kim and staff keep up the good work!!!!!

A Great Place to stay!

5 on July 17, 2012

I have stayed in many B&B’s in the area this one is on the top of my list.... The rooms are tastefully decorated and immaculate the service is excellent. I highly recommend staying at this B&B, oh and don’t forget to have breakfast….

A Place to Keep Re-visiting

5 on June 01, 2012

Beautiful serene decor and a view that keeps you looking out the window. The Morning Dove is a place to return to again and again. The innkeeper makes you feel like royalty, and she goes out of her way to meet your desires. The atmosphere is restful and joyful. I can't wait to go back.


5 on May 07, 2012

The best place to be on the shore. The INN is beautiful like no other ever seen. Just 1/2 block for the beach and what a view. The food was wonderful and the people were great. The Inn Keeper Kim was a wonderful host and what a cook............ The rooms were incredible all with different themes.

The Shore's Best Kept Secret

5 on July 07, 2009

I've written about The Morning Dove B&B before and called it "The Shore's Best Kept Secret" A recent "Fourth" weekend stay further confirms my girlfriend's and my high regard for innkeeper Carol Lee and her beautiful B&B. The rooms are all beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The gourmet breakfasts are delicious. The place is just perfect for a relaxing weekend or week at the shore. Beach is a half block away. Great restaurants within walking distance. This was our 10th stay and we will return. Ron Rauschart

A wonderful time!

4.6 on January 25, 2009

My husband and I had such a great time in Belmar because of Carol Lee and her beautiful Inn. We sat in the suite that overlooked the lake with an ocean view and soaked in the peace and quiet. Even though we weren't able to eat with her, Carol Lee was very willing to help us in any way she could. Absolutely delightful!!

Belmar's Hidden Gem

4.4 on April 16, 2008

The Morning Dove Inn was without a doubt the most well kept and clean accommodation of any type we have ever experienced. Carol Lee was the perfect hostess. Her breakfasts are delicious, with a variety of wonderful egg dishes every day, which will leave you begging her for the recipe. Her baked goods and fruit cups were mouth-watering. Carol Lee was also extremely patient when we drank a pot of coffee entirely by ourselves. She had numerous ideas of what we could do and where we could find a good meal. The location of the Inn is across the street from a beautiful lake and the ocean is easily visible a little over a block away. The street was very quiet and we never had any issue parking. Perhaps the best part was the spacious and welcoming front porch, with comfortable rockers and lighting that made you feel like you were at your second home. I selfishly wish I could keep this as my personal hideaway but feel that others have to experience this gem.

Carol Lee does it again

5 on September 04, 2007

Carol (the inn keeper) provides exactly what you expect from a B&B innkeeper. She is warm and friendly. Her knowledge of the local area makes selecting the perfect place for dining out easy! The Inn is immaculately kept. The rooms are bright and well decorated without being cluttered. Each room has its own bathroom and shower, hair dryer and air conditioner. Housekeeping is very efficient. We wonder how they manage to take care of everything in the time that breakfast is served! When Carol is off running errands, someone is around to take care of questions or concerns. We have stayed at other locations where the inn is all but abandoned at times and one has to go across the street to find a contact for a problem. Moving on to breakfast. if the breakfast part is something you enjoy, you'll be happy here! She has a great hot dish in the AM with choice cereals, yogurts, pastries, fruit, etc. to back up the main course. If your a crumb bun fan, look no further! Location location... The distance to the beach is one short block! You can easily carry all your gear without breaking a sweat or wondering when you will get there. And, since the room comes with 2 beach passes, you won't have to shell out any cash to hunt for the shells on the beach. In the afternoon cookies and brownies are served with iced tea and lemonade. There are teas and coffee available too. She keeps a small fridge in the sun room where you can grab a bottled water or can of soda for a minimal charge on the honor system. If you need something more, the 7-11 is a couple short blocks away. Easily walked, even with a baggie full of junk food. We've returned to the Morning Dove twice in the last year. Labor Day 2007 was out third stay at the Inn, and the other 4-5 couples that were there were all repeat business! Some make the trip 4-6 times a summer. That should speak volumes to you! Several rooms have views of Silver Lake and the Ocean. Thank you for making us feel welcome!

Peaceful Get a way

3.0 on August 19, 2007

I found the Morning Dove Inn to be peaceful and quiet when in need of some time away from my hectic life. The rooms are comfy and cozy and feel like you are at home not away. There is a wonderful livingroom and solarium to sit and relax and read or do a puzzle or watch a DVD. You can enjoy a view of the lake from the front porch and walk to the beach just minutes away. The food was delicious and many choices were offered to satisfy any appetite.

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Rooms & Rates

Garden Suite

Queen Deluxe Spacious! The Garden Suite | Queen Bed With Sitting Room & Private bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Peace on Earth

Queen Standard Rooms (all with private bathrooms). There are four Room Choices for Queen Standard: “Surf’s Up”, “Bel a Mar”, “Where Dreams come True” and “Shores a Great Life”. All rooms have private baths.

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

Bel a Mar

Queen Standard Rooms (all with private bathrooms). There are four Room Choices for Queen Standard: “Surf’s Up”, “Bel a Mar”, “Where Dreams come True” and “Shores a Great Life”. All rooms have private baths.

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

Where Dreams Come True

Queen Standard Rooms (all with private bathrooms). There are four Room Choices for Queen Standard: “Surf’s Up”, “Bel a Mar”, “Where Dreams come True” and “Shores a Great Life”. All rooms have private baths.

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

Shores a Great Life

Queen Standard Rooms (all with private bathrooms). There are four Room Choices for Queen Standard: “Surf’s Up”, “Bel a Mar”, “Where Dreams come True” and “Shores a Great Life”. All rooms have private baths.

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

Kings Court

Relax in your very own castle with fire place flat screen TV and large bathroom pedestal tub and shower.

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

Artist's Loft

The Artist Loft Queen Bed and Day Bed that converts to a King Bed. Great for Families or a group of friends. All rooms have private baths.

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

Little Piece of Heaven Suite

You feel like you're truly in heaven. King bed ocean view room and lake view with sitting area the best room in the B& B fireplace, juzzi tub, private sitting area king bed flat screen TV, Private large bathroom and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location Type

Lakefront, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town


Newark, NJ (EWR) 45 miles

Directions to property:

Garden State Parkway exit 98. Route 138 East to Route 35 North. Continue around marina staying in right lane. Turn right on 10th Avenue and continue to the end. Turn left onto Ocean Avenue and continue to 5th Avenue. Make a left turn and proceed to the second block, second house on right.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Race Track, Annual Seafood Festival, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Ironing Board, Library, Parking, Spa, TV Video games, Telephone, VCR, Videos , two beach badges included with each room, Bikes to ride, Private showers outside if wanted, private back deck, Beach PasseBeach chairs and towels beach umbrellas

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking on outside porch only.
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: No deposit required
  • Cancellations: Cancellation: 10 day notice required for deposit refund minus a $25 service charge. Within 10 days, no refund unless room is re-booked with service charge applying.
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Kimberly Young, Valerie Flohr

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

I like making people fell happy. I enjoy cooking and always paying it forward. I have been very blessed by God with good health and family. I enjoy working hard and love the chance to have you come and feel the magic of this home. I have worked hard to make this home perfect for all. When you enter this B and B you will feel the stress of your every day life being lifted. Every room was design with a differnet theme that I am sure you will enjoy.

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  • Time Served: 8:30-9:30am
  • Serving Location: Solarium overlooking the lake., Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Carmelized French Toast

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