The Lillagaard Bed and Breakfast

5 Abbott Avenue , Ocean Grove, 07756 USA (Show map)
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Welcome to The Lillagaard, in the beautiful historic town of Ocean Grove on the Jersey shore. Built in 1871, located steps from the beach and boardwalk, the Inn consists of 20 enchanting guest rooms with private bathrooms and ocean views. Our two oversized porches offer relaxing spaces to unwind, read a book, play cards, take a nap or talk to fellow guests while enjoying views of the ocean, beach and boardwalk. We offer a variety of accommodations including deluxe queen suites, queen, full, twin and single. For your comfort, all rooms include air conditioning, ceiling fans, free wifi and toiletries. A full cooked breakfast is served in our spacious restaurant.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Loved this warm and welcoming B&B!

4.8 on May 18, 2018

There were many of there (and some staying at a nearby b&b) and we were all welcomed and felt so comfortable enjoying their porch or living room as our family gathered for e special famiky member’s memorial service. Great room ( we had a great view), yummy breakfast and snacks in the evening, and the owners were so amazing. This is a lovely well worth the price getaway location. Would highly recommend!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review. We are happy that you felt so welcome on our "home" and are planning on even better things to come from the Lillagaard. Hope to see you here again.

- suzanne (innkeeper)

Awesome Bed and Breakfat

5 on May 14, 2018

The new owners, Suzanne and Kevin are excellent hosts. It is as if they were born to own a BnB. Their hospitality made a difficult memorial weekend so pleasant and enjoyable for my family and me. The rooms were lovely and the breakfast was delightful. The balanconies were just fabulous. They are large and welcoming with fantastic views and breezes. They encourage use and gatherings. The balconies were the major highlight of the family weekend. Many guest joined together in the evenings to unwind with a glass of wine or bottle of beer. Ocean Grove is a dry town but alcohol is legal if purchased elsewhere. All the restaurants are BYOB and so are all the BNBs. You will not regret staying at Lillgaard. We are already planning our next visit. Kath and Laura

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your wonderful review. We enjoyed you being our guests and will continue to make the Lillaggard and it's porches a great place to be. See you soon!

- Suzanne (innkeeper)


5 on May 12, 2018

Found the Lilligaard has a room available the night before our stay and decided to give it a try and so glad we did! New owners are lovely people and terrific hosts. Rooms were very nice and clean. Bed was super comfortable. The breakfast was homemade and very tasty. Chatted with many guests and all were as pleased as we were with this B&B. Highly recommend and will definitely be back.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review. Hope you will be back soon.

- Suzanne (innkeeper)

Wonderful and quirky Victorian by the Sea

4.6 on April 18, 2018

Wonderful spring stay at Lillagaard BnB. New owners Suzanne and Kevin along with daughter Imogene were gracious hosts that took care of every need. Delicious breakfast in a giant old quirky Victorian with many, many rooms, I opted to stay in the very top tower with a view of the ocean from my comfy bed. The vibe is special, can't wait to return in the summer.

Steps from the beach

4.8 on September 22, 2017

Exactly what id hoped for. Perfect location and delightful hosts

Classic shore hospitality

4.6 on September 06, 2017

I enjoyed my stay very much. The staff was helpful, efficient, and accommodating to one or two special requests. Hot items were available for breakfast. (Just one small adjustment --stronger coffee might be nice!) The views are lovely, and the covered porches guarantee a dry and comfortable place to read on a rainy day.The hotel has a European ambiance that I especially enjoy.

B&B Experience

5 on August 30, 2017

Christine & Mia made the "B&B Experience far more than expected! We would return to Ocean Grove and said B&B again due to the service and peace the service provided at the Sea!! Sincerely, Andrew & Irene Marino

Travel to a much simpler time to a place near the ocean!

4.6 on August 24, 2017

My wife and I were so delighted to encounter this little getaway in Ocean Grove. This old charming Victorian sits steps away from the ocean and its staff were so attentive.

Relaxing and Beautiful place to stay

5 on August 03, 2017

First time visiting Ocean Grove My wife and I decided to stay at the Lillagaard Dick and Jane are wonderful Host's along with the staff . We will go back again Thank You for making our stay so pleasant ! HIGHLY RECOMMEND

Almost a great experience

4.4 on August 17, 2016

It was 100 degrees the day we arrived. And so was our room. The A/C was not on. It took 6 hours for the A/C to cool the room. Once cool, everything was fine. They do not keep A/C on when you are not in room, and ask you to turn off A/C when you leave the room. We were on the 3rd floor. Once the room was cool, all was well.

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Rooms & Rates

Queen DeLuxe Room

Beautiful queen size room, sitting area, fireplace, private bath, A/C, hand painted furniture and closets, full breakfast included, ocean view, free wifi in room, toiletries, ceiling fan.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $205

Queen Size Room

Queen size bed, private bath , ocean view, A/C , full breakfast included, toiletries, free wifi in room, ceiling fan.

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $190

One person room

Single bed, private bath, A/C, full breakfast included, toiletries, free in room Wifi

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $99 - $155

Two Twin Beds

2 twin beds, private bath , A/C, ceiling fan, ocean view, toiletries, full breakfast, free in room Wifi,

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $125 - $190

Room with a Full size bed

Full size bed, private bath, A/C, Ceiling fan, Free In-room WiFi, toiletries, full breakfast included.

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $170

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Location Type

Oceanview, Small town


Newark, NJ (EWR) 40 miles

Directions to property:

From North Jersey: take the Garden State Parkway south to exit 100B and follow Route 33 East to Ocean Grove. From South Jersey: take the NJ Turnpike north to exit 7A and follow Route 195 east to Route 35 in Belmar. Take RT. 35 around Shark River and across the inlet. Travel North, parallel to the RR tracks for 2 miles to Corlies Avenue. Turn right across the tracks and into Ocean Grove. From the West: take Route 18 south to Route 33 east exit in Neptune. Follow Route 33 east to the end (Ocean Grove). Take RT. 195 east from the Trenton area to RT. 35 in Belmar. Follow directions from South Jersey. Trains: on the NJ Transit North Jersey Coast Line stop at the Asbury Park-Ocean Grove Station. Buses: from NY, North Jersey, and Philadelphia commute directly to Ocean Grove.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, MONMOUTH RACEWAY, ATLANTIC CITY, DEEP SEA FISHING, PNC ART CENTER, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Tours, University

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Parking, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Walk to mass transit , wireless internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Wi-Fi

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 2:00 - 2:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children 12 and older are welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions



Kevin and Suzanne Ryan

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

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  • Time Served: 8:30 -10:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room