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“A wonderful B&B in the heart of Ocean City, NJ!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Scarborough Inn

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Scarborough Inn
Ranked #5 of 20 Ocean City B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Philadelphia Suburbs
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A wonderful B&B in the heart of Ocean City, NJ!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 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. Thank you to Gus, Carol and their staff for making us feel welcome in your home!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank bubba1701
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sea_jayOCNJ, Owner at Scarborough Inn, responded to this review, 1 June 2013
It is so nice to have favorite guests return to the Scarborough Inn. How wonderful that you two are again able to enjoy some "couple" time and that you choose to spend it at our B&B. We'll look forward to welcoming you to the inn next time you're in Ocean City for a grown-up getaway!
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Philadelphia
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55 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2012

We usually plan a long weekend in September to stay at the Scarborough Inn. We like it because it has a nice parking lot, a large front porch, a garden on the side and it is big enough for privacy but small enough that you still feel like a guest. Breakfast is a hot dish of the day with a buffet of fruit, cereal, waffles etc. There are snacks (usually baked) in the butlers pantry, along with tea and coffee. Rooms range from cozy to large, always clean and comfortable. You can check out each room on their website. Walk a couple blocks to the boardwalk, or walk into town to get a bite to eat. Gus and Carol are excellent hosts, extremely helpful and sincere.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TracyL A
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sea_jayOCNJ, Owner at Scarborough Inn, responded to this review, 1 June 2013
TracyL A, Thanks for taking the time to write a review for the Scarborough Inn that lists the amenities that you find pleasing! I see that you travel a lot, so we especially appreciate the fact that you rerularly return for a long weekend in Ocean City in September and choose to stay at our B&B. Than k you!
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Broomall, pa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2012

Very clean and the breakfast was great.

Nice part of the city and the owners were very helpful!

The room was very big with huge jacuzzi and nice fireplace.

Literally walked to the inn harbor so location was perfect

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mark C
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sea_jayOCNJ, Owner at Scarborough Inn, responded to this review, 1 June 2013
This is a lovely review, unfortunately, it is not about our B&B as we are closed for the season after Columbus Day weekend / Fall Block Party in Ocean City, NJ. This guest stayed (somewhere?) in November.
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Emmaus, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2012

My wife and I have stayed at Scarborough Inn for a few years now, and appreciate the friendly welcome when we get there. Everything is clean and quiet. Breakfast is excellent, hot and the service is always prompt. Room rates have always been very resonable.
Thank you, Gus, Carol, Jen, and all the staff for making our stay always pleasant.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Stephen G
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sea_jayOCNJ, Owner at Scarborough Inn, responded to this review, 1 June 2013
Stephen, we appreciate the fact that you and your wife return time and again to the Scarborough Inn when you vacation in Ocean City, NJ! We all greatly value your loyalty!
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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2012

My wife and I have spent many enjoyable weekends at this charming bed and breakfast. The atmosphere is ideal for a getaway. The food has always been excellent with you always get a full breakfast and great afternoon snacks.
I have found that the owners, Gus and Carol Bruno, and staff will bend over backwards to make sure your stay with them is relaxing and enjoyable.
We have stayed at other B & B's in Ocean City and have found the Scarborough Inn to be the best by far.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MRLDGL
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sea_jayOCNJ, Owner at Scarborough Inn, responded to this review, 1 June 2013
Oh my! What a wonderful review of the Scarborough Inn. We deeply appreciate that you have stayed in other B&Bs in Ocean City and rate our inn "the best." Thank you so very much!
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2012

This was my 3rd time staying at the Scarborough Inn. Gus, Carol and all the staff are always warm and friendly. We love the fact that the rooms are all different and not a typcial hotel room. Breakfast is always very good. Not your typical bacon and eggs or pancake breakfast, but very good anyway. I often tell friends who are looking for a place to stay to try the Scarborough Inn. Thanks for a great weekend once again. We'll be back next year! Already booked the room.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jeanne L
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sea_jayOCNJ, Owner at Scarborough Inn, responded to this review, 1 June 2013
Jeanne L, we appreciate the fact that you return to the Scarborough Inn regularly! Thanks for taking the time to write this lovely review and for listing what you enjoy about our bed & breakfast. We are so pleased you recommend the inn to friends or family, too.
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2012

My husband and I have been going to the Sarborough Inn for 4 years and it conistently provides us with a very relaxing getaway. The accomodations are lovely, clean and the staff is welcoming, helpful and very friendly. Breakfast is always delicious and there are snacks in the afternoon. The Inn is very quiet and relaxing. It is wonderful to just sit on the wrap around porch and read or get to know the other guests. We always meet friendly and interesting people'

It is located a short walk to the beach and boardwalk as well as very good area restaurants. There is free on-site parking.

Most of all, the staff is very helpful and welcoming. Everyone who works there really understands hospitality. It feels like coming home every time we go.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank knit1slip2
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sea_jayOCNJ, Owner at Scarborough Inn, responded to this review, 1 June 2013
Thank so very much for this glowing review! On behalf of all of us, we particularly appreciate you saying of the Scarborough Inn staff that, "Everyone who works there really understands hospitality."

We have the BEST guests, too!
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Property: Scarborough Inn
Address: 720 Ocean Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3787
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Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Ocean City
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Scarborough Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience an Ocean City, NJ vacation haven that artfully combines appealing vintage charm with plentiful modern amenities.*Individually Decorated Rooms with Private Baths & Signature Toiletries*Complimentary WiFi, Beach Tags & Bathhouse, free Parking on premise*Breakfast & Afternoon Refreshments feature fresh, local ingredients*Easy walking distance to Beach, Boardwalk, Restaurants, Shopping & Recreation. Travel to Atlantic City or Cape May easily ... more   less 
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