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Northwood Inn
Ranked #3 of 20 Ocean City B&B and Inns
New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“I almost don't want to write a good review...”
Reviewed 6 August 2012

I almost don't want to write a good review because I really like this place and want it to stay our little secret getaway. They have excellent hot breakfast on the weekends during the week is more of a continental style. The rooms are neat and well kept, obviously, the house is old, so, don't expect everything to be perfect. It's part of the charm! They have bikes and beach chairs to borrow. Ocean City is a great place to bike around, I would encourage you to park your car and bike everywhere. Like most shore towns, parking can be tough. John and Marg are very helpful and make it a point to talk to the guests and make sure everything is OK. We've stayed at other inns where you didn't even see the owners, just the staff which is a very different experience. If you want to keep totally to yourself and never speak to any locals, stay at a hotel. Marg and John always give us great suggestions for lunch and dinner and they have shared some great stories about OC and the Inn. They have a shower downstairs so, the last day we were able to go to the beach and then shower after our checkout time. As usual, a great experience!

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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New Castle, Delaware
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Reviewed 5 August 2012

Outstanding B and B with varied rooms, a wonderful hot tub on the roof, superior breakfasts and two great innkeepers. I cannot forget Harry, dog in residence. Only three and one half short blocks from the boardwalk and the ocean, and located close to shopping in downtown Ocean City. We have stayed here semiannually for the past fifteen years. If you want a great Ocean City experience stay at the Northwood Inn!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 July 2012 via mobile

The room was really cozy, clean, and comfortable. The whole place has central air condition and is very comfortable. The owners are very nice. The price is mire than some other places but is very reasonable for what you are getting. They have bikes you can use and a huge porch with really nice rocking chairs. The only place I see for improvement is that the WIFI network isn't consistent or fast (at least in the 2nd floor). We also loved petting the owners sweet little poodle Harry. Overall, a really really wonderful place that I think we might make a yearly tradition.

  • Stayed July 2012
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cosmo1234, Owner at Northwood Inn, responded to this review, 27 July 2012
Thank you Logan. We received this review while our guest was still here and were able to give him the correct internet connection and password. I put a note on his door and when I saw him later he let me know it worked great with strong and continual wireless connection.
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New City, New York
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Reviewed 22 July 2012

We just got back from our second stay at Northwood Inn and again were pleased with our experience. It is a great place to stay for a couple of nights. The food is fresh and tasty, the rooms are clean and the clientele is respectful and quiet. John and Marg are lovely hosts and clearly enjoy their guests. We enjoy our morning bike rides on the boardwalk and there are plenty of bikes to go around as well as beach tags. We highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Morristown, NJ
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Reviewed 11 July 2012

Just came back from a beautiful long weekend in Ocean City, NJ. My wife and I stayed at the Northwood Inn, it was the first time we had stayed at a B&B and were not sure what to expect. I was completely blown away from the start of our vacation where Marj (one of the owners) gladly gave up her parking space so we could park next to the Inn. The last day, we had to leave early to get home Marj insisted we take some of her homemade coffee cake for the road. In between, the room, the food and the company of the other travelers and especially the Northwoods mascot Harry made us feel right at home. The location was perfect, food was great (weekend hot breakfast was spectacular and homemade chocolate chip cookies and tea at 3pm!) Even though the temperatures reached record highs (near 100 every day) the B&B was cool and our room at the top floor was always perfect. Beach tags, chairs and bikes are all included making our daily trips to the beach stress free. Id highly recommend the hospitality of the Northwood to anyone, my wife and I will definitely be back! Thanks again Marj, John and Harry for a memorable July 4th weekend in OC!

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at the Northwood Inn. Everything was very clean and decorated so nicely. Marj made us feel welcome and right at home. The breakfast room was bright and cheery, accompanied by a variety of delicious homemade foods. After we checked out and spent the day at the beach, we were able to go back to the Inn and use a shower room( specificly for this reason) and clean up a bit before our trip back home. Air conditioning wasn't a problem, and neither is us coming back! We would highly recommend the Northwood Inn!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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, Owner at Northwood Inn, responded to this review, 11 July 2012
Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. When John suggested Central Air-conditioning 23 years ago he had the right idea. It keeps the entire inn cool even in that heat wave last week. Look forward to your next visit!
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Glendale, California
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

The room was very nice and the bikes were perfect for the long haul to the beach. The only thing I would suggest, is they tell you in advance what breakfast is going to be. After we loaded up on fruit, muffins and cereal, we were told they had a special breakfast that was really nice, just a tad late.
No flat screen TV' to enjoy the game for an hour after coming back from the beach but other than that, great place.

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Property: Northwood Inn
Address: 401 Wesley Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3961
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Ocean City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Magnificently restored Victorian has 19th century charm and 21st??? century comforts including all private baths (two with Jacuzzis for two),??? central air-conditioning, complimentary beach tags, bicycles and roof top whirlpool spa. The Inn is conveniently located 3 blocks from the beach, boardwalk, shops and restaurants. 30 miles north of Cape May and 8 miles south of Atlantic City. Bountiful breakfasts, cool porches and Carolina rockers. ... more   less 

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