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“Hospitality and Comnvenience” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Melrose

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The Melrose
Ranked #4 of 19 Ocean Grove B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Hospitality and Comnvenience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

The Melrose B & B is ideally situated steps from the beach in Ocean Grove, close to the boardwalk in Asbury Park and a few blocks from the chic new restaurants downtown. This was a last minute reservation and Randy and Dan went all out to welcome us, fresh-baked cookies included. The room was decorated in tastefully appointed antiques, the bed was comfortable, and the sleep was good. Ocean Grove has a very interesting history and these guys gave us a good overview about this spot on the Jersey Shore. Randy and Dan are caring innkeepers, watching out for their guests' comfort. For a stay at Asbury Park, the Melrose is a good option. and if you haven't been to Ocean Grove, it's worth exploring.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

We have gone to the Melrose every June for 14 years. In that time we have seen Asbury Park change from an eyesore to a destination. Ocean Grove, on the other hand, has stayed pretty much the same: a quiet town that you can relax in, go to the beach or check out the yard sales. On several occasions we've been lucky to catch an event at the Great Auditorium. At night there are lots of restaurants and the bridge to Asbury is right there. Cross it and you've got more nice restaurants, great independent movies and antique stores.

Room Tip: Tell Randy what you want in a room, and let him steer you.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank joe W
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Bronx, New York
1 review
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

I needed a last minute place to stay with my husband, 3 year old daughter and dog, Randy was very accommodating. Where as most places in Ocean Grove either absolutely do not accept pets or young children. Right from the start meeting Randy was like meeting an old friend I hadn't seen for a long time even though we've never met we clicked like good old friends. He really made us all feel like we were at home. He was always available for any needs we had and never made you feel uneasy. Randy is an exceptional baker we really miss his night time cookie snacks made from scratch. We always looked forward returning to our room and find our cookies by our door. I wish we could've received at least a dozen of them because my husband hogged them. Naturally a dozen is a bit much. The air condition worked great. There's always plenty of beach towels accessible to you. Even though I missed my home it was hard to part from a place that made me feel like I was home. Thank You Randy for making our stay so pleasant.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Mirna S
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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Stayed at The Melrose on my first impromptu visit to Asbury Park a few years ago and always looked forward to returning. Stayed there again this past July 4th weekend and can’t wait to visit again. First, the location is perfect. Practically the last block in Ocean Grove making the walk to the Asbury boardwalk and beaches a breeze; the walk to Asbury’s “downtown” was just a short walk along the river and cross a footbridge; the walk to Ocean Grove’s “downtown” was just as easy. (Hint...you can purchase wine in AP then enjoy it with your meal in OG) The room was clean, bright and comfortable. The breakfast was hearty…juice, freshly cut fruit, a bountiful plate of hot entrée and of course coffee. Fresh towels to take to the beach, fresh towels in your room upon request. For location, comfort, value and a full belly The Melrose is the perfect choice.

Room Tip: The hosts will fill you in on the rooms. I have stayed in The Chippendale Suite and The Edwardian R...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank EmpireGo
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New Jersey
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

We've been to the Melrose numerous times over the past few years, and always enjoy it thoroughly. It's a charming and comfortable property, and Randy and Dan do everything possible to make our stay pleasant and memorable. The rooms are decorated by theme, with antiques and hand-chosen objects. (We're partial to the French Empire room.) The beach is an easy walk away, as is the main commercial district of Ocean Grove and also downtown Asbury Park, where there are lots of restaurants and bars. Breakfast is always delicious, and you'll enjoy the fresh-baked cookies placed outside your door at night. Very highly recommended for a seaside stay.

Room Tip: Take your pick -- they're all decorated by theme and all attractive.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank TriStateTravelGuy
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Margaretville, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

Have been staying at The Melrose twice a year for over a dozen seasons with my family. The friendly ambiance, the relaxing fun, the delicious breakfast and near access to the beach and town makes for a wonderful stay. The hosts Randy and Dan make sure the guests are comfortable, breakfasted and keep you up to date on what's going on around town.

I would recommend The Melrose to anyone who visits Ocean Grove.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Ann H
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Gouverneur, New York
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

My sisters and I have been going to melrose for 4-5 years. It is close to the beach and town. Randy and Dan are very caring and helpful. They are very knowledgable about Ocean Grove. They provide a complete breakfast. Randy makes the best cookies. There are two porches that over look the area and provide respite from your day. I recommend melrose highly

Room Tip: There are 3 floors. Pick the first if stairs are difficult.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Blen D
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Additional Information about The Melrose

Property: The Melrose
Address: 34 Seaview Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
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Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Ocean Grove
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Ocean Grove
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
The Melrose Ocean Grove, New Jersey

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