Browns Nostalgia

1001 Wesley Avenue , Ocean City, NJ 08226 USA (Show map)


An early 1900 restored bed and breakfast with eight guest rooms and one apartment, offering lodging in the center of Ocean City, NJ just walking distance to the beach and boardwalk. All rooms have private baths and AC. Some rooms have jacuzzi tubs, decks and fireplaces.. Your visit includes beach tags, off street parking, a full breakfast, bikes, hot tub, wrap around porch and garden. AAA rated three diamond. Member of OC Chamber of Commerce, Preferred inns,and PIAA. We Have wi-fi.



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Have returned many times

3.4 on September 30, 2017

I always enjoy my stay at Brown's. 91-year-old Harmon is always gracious and accommodating, his breakfasts are always delicious and his home comfortable and quiet. During our stay, we wanted to bike and he chose the best Trek bikes for us, adjusted seats, pumped up tires and let us take the bikes wherever we wanted to go. He also suggested restaurants since many Ocean City restaurants which serve dinner are closed in late September. We will continue to come here when we stay in Ocean City.

An OC experience

4.0 on September 11, 2017

We have been traveling to the southern Jersey shore for many years, Brown's never disappoints. The location is just right, the family feeling is comfortable, and the front porch makes for perfect evenings. The nicest house on the island.

Close, clean and comfortable

4.2 on August 04, 2017

We stayed here primarily because of the location but, as great as that was, we'd go back because of the wonderful people running it. All members of the Brown family we encountered were so nice and accommodating from the moment of our arrival until our departure. They proudly but humbly shared their history (Mr. Brown also founded Brown's Donuts, an OC Boardwalk institution for over 40 years) but were just as interested in those of their guests. The rooms were small, but clean and comfortable, and the breakfasts were great. We had a very pleasant stay there and look forward to an opportunity to return.

Mom and Daughter Retreat

4.2 on August 02, 2017

Always a pleasurable and relaxing experience. My daughter and I have been visiting Harmon's B&B since she was a young child. Exceptional clean, and reasonably priced. Great location too.

Very please with our stay

5 on July 31, 2017

This is the second year we stayed at Brown's Nostalgia. We were please with all aspects of our visit. The room was large and nicely decorated. The breakfasts were great. The innkeeper was very accommodating, and we had many nice conversations with him. The location is very convenient. We plan to stay at Brown's for many future visits to Ocean City, NJ.

great time as always

5 on July 12, 2017

I have stayed at Browns every year for around 10 years. Nice rooms, I get one with a balcony, and great full breakfasts everyday. The main attraction is location, it is a mere 3 short blocks walk to the beach, a short walk to the music pier which has great concerts. The ocean city boardwalk is the most fun one in the country.

A real gem!

5 on July 09, 2017

My. Brown and his family do a wonderful job at the B&B, as they do at their famous restaurant on the OC Boardwalk. Our room was lovely and vety comfortable with a bay window looking down on 10th Street. Mr. Brown loves to share stories and get to know his guests at breakfast. He is a big part of the charm! We used a pair of bicycles that were in great shape and enjoyed the front porch at all times of the day. Can't wait to go back!!

Great Place to Stay in Ocean City, NJ

5 on July 09, 2017

This bed and breakfast has eight beautifully decorated rooms. The breakfasts are really great and different every day. The location is great and close to the boardwalk. The innkeeper is very nice and very friendly and likes to have conversations with the guests. Off street parking is also included. Highly recommended.

Great experience

4.4 on May 03, 2017

I have stayed here every summer for the last 5 years. Brown's is in the perfect location only a couple blocks from the boardwalk. It's very cozy and relaxing. The breakfast are great! Mr. Brown is so welcoming and friendly. He takes the time to get to talk to the guests and get to know them and has many great stories to tell. Visiting the bed and breakfast has now become like visiting family every summer to me. I plan on going again later in the summer!

Great OC weekend at Brown's Nostalgia

5 on October 23, 2016

We had a wonderful weekend in OC,NJ at Brown's Nostaligia B&B. The room was roomy & clean . Breakfast was yummy and we enjoyed dining with the other guests. We'll definitely return again and again!

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Location Type

Airport, City, Downtown, Island, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town


Atlantic City, NJ (ACY) 12 miles

Directions to property:

Eight miles south of Atlantic City,access from exit # 30 Garden State Parkway; east on Rt.52 into OC, right @ 5th traffic light, one block to 10th & Wesley

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Wedding Facilities , bikes, reunions, porch rockers, garden with swing, beach tags, private off-street parking

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Para-sailing, Water skiing, Boating, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited well mannered children acceptable
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night min.June-Oct.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: one night stay deposit
  • Cancellations: Refund if able to fill room reserved prior to 7 days of reservation date. A $20 charge for any refund.
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Harmon Brown

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Traveling, camping, music, reading, sports

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  • Time Served: 8:30-9:00
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian per request


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