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The Bentley Inn

2.5 of 5 694 Main Ave, Bay Head, NJ 08742
#1 of 3 hotels in Bay Head
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New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Inn is quant with nice décor and very clean. Love the beautiful porch on the second floor where anyone can relax with a book or drink in hand. The owners of the Bentley Inn are very hospitable and accommodating. You can't help but feel like your friends with the owners. They offer beach badges, towels, and, best of all,... More

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New York City, New York
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9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Originally from the Rumson area before moving to NYC, we love the Jersey Shore so decided to take a last minute get away (for a week) in Bay Head. We had never been to Bay Head or The Bentley Inn but again looked at the reviews on trip advisor and made our selection. One of the recent posters said it... More

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Ballston Lake, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very enjoyable experience and Glenn makes it feel as you are his only guest...and you're at the shore! What can be better than that! And what a recovery from Hurricane Sandy...there are no signs at The Bentley! Great breakfast and multiple restaurant choices nearby for dinner!

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bentleyinn, Owner at The Bentley Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind words. We do try to make everyone feel at home because all of our guests are special. The Bentley Inn and the town of Bay Head worked very hard post Sandy to get back to normal. We look forward to seeing you again. Glenn More

Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
25 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Stayed 2 nights in room 19 because of 2 beds. The house was well maintained and very, very clean. The Inn owner, Glen is very personable and knowledgeable about local news, events and things to do. The inside sitting room was cozy with comfortable furniture. The outside second floor porch faced East and South with the first floor porch facing... More

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We have stayed at the Bentley Inn with some frequency, our third home is more acccurate, and have always relished the personal hospitality we receive from Glenn, Janet and the staff. Thank you for always making it seem so special.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We stayed here for the weekend of our wedding and it was perfect! Glenn, the innkeeper is so nice and hospitable and the breakfast was great every morning! This is a perfect Bay Head Inn. It's charming and beachy. It's so close to the beach and the bay and the shops of Bay Head. They have beach towels and chairs... More

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Colonia, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This was the first bed and breakfast my boyfriend and I have gone to. We were unsure what it'd be like and were not too keen on the thought of sitting at a big table with all the other guests for breakfast in the morning (that was our impression of a bed and breakfast). From the second we rang the... More

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This inn has a great location. Walk 2 minutes to the beach, walk 2 minutes to the bay. We had a room with a private bath and access to the second floor balcony. Though fairly small, the room was very clean. It is charming and decorated with older furniture and decor. But I thought it was adorable. If you're looking... More

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Stockton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

My daughter and I stayed overnight for a very short get-away. The Inn is so very charming, the Proprietor is very accommodating, and the breakfast was one of the best I've had in a very long time. Amenities are perfect, with a large video library, Wi-Fi, cozy living room, and huge breakfast area. Would definitely stay here again and again!

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Tampa, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Our recent stay at the Bentley Inn was terrific. Glenn the proprietor is a natural--he's very attentive to the needs of his customers, is truly a personable guy, and has a real knack for making one feel right at home. We stayed in the Jeffrey Dennis room, which is located in the rear of the building. It had a full... More

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Address: 694 Main Ave, Bay Head, NJ 08742
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Bay Head
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Bentley Inn 2.5*
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The Bentley Inn is an 1886 Victorian Bed and Breakfast located just 3 houses from the ocean in historic Bay Head. Features 19 guest rooms with TV/VCR, A/C, full-serve multiple choice breakfast, private off-street parking, beach badges & towels, bicycles, 125’ wrap-around covered porch, large living room, dining room and solarium. Small weddings, receptions, showers, business meetings (up to 45 people). Business travelers welcome (free wireless internet). Located 60 miles from New York City and Philadelphia. ... more   less 
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