We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 26 Ocean City B&Bs / inns

Scarborough Inn

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   720 Ocean Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Scarborough Inn to your Saves list
Scarborough Inn
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
89%
Ranked #9 of 26 Ocean City B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Raven288 Houston, Texas
  • Overview
  • Reviews (115)
  • Photos (33)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (27)
  • Location
  • More
true
Write a Review

115 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    86
    15
    4
    7
    3
See reviews for
26
68
2
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (27)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Houston, Texas
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have stayed at this inn many times. New owners took over this year and renovated the apartment they live in on the 1st floor. Our stay was ok. We found out that there is only 1 room on the 1st floor now that they rent out. There used to be 2 rooms on the 1st floor & we would... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yesterday, my husband and I returned from a short, pleasant stay at the Scarborough. This was our third visit to the Inn, and our first under the new management. I do not usually write reviews of the hotels we stay at, however I feel that many of the recent reviews on this site have been unfair. This time, we stayed... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I booked a last minute stay at Scarborough based on the reviews we had read. Had we seen more current reviews maybe we could have avoided this mess. We made our reservations with Brandie on the phone. She was very cordial and provided us with all the info we thought we needed. We arranged to stay for... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
720Innkeepers, Owner at Scarborough Inn, responded to this review

I am sorry that your experience of your stay did not meet your expectation. It saddens me that much of your response you direct at me and my husband, however as new innkeepers, it actually ends up being an attack on the previous owner, whom we respect greatly. We acquired the Historic bed and breakfast a few months ago, the... More

Lambertville, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time staying here. We've had a couple of relatives who have stayed here multiple times. We will come back when we visit Ocean City. What we liked: • Big wraparound porch with lots of comfortable rocking chairs • Comfortable room and decent size bathroom. The bedroom had a designer comforter, comfortable mattress, a nice closet with... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
720Innkeepers, Owner at Scarborough Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at the Scarborough and we are pleased to hear you will be returning. I apologize we didn't have a staff member at the front desk when you needed one. We do have the front desk open from 8 am to 8 pm. Yes you are correct, and I apologize,... More

1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After many years of staying at the Inn, this will be our last time. The Brunos were wonderful owners and hosts with exuberant passion towards their job; sadly, it is not the same anymore. We understand that new ownership brings changes, but didn't expect to be ignored or that the atmosphere would change so drastically. Don't expect to be greeted... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
720Innkeepers, Owner at Scarborough Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for noting I do take the time to read reviews and respond to comments. This is for the benefit of both you and future guests. Comments are not a one way street, there are always two sides to the story. I appreciate you taking the time to tell your experience, please allow me the time to explain why... More

Buffalo
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at Scarborough Inn for the past 6 or so years with no problems. Our latest experience will be our last. After we checked out I got a call on my cell phone from the owner Brandie asking me how many people we had in our room. We had 4 people in the Fonthill Room which has a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
720Innkeepers, Owner at Scarborough Inn, responded to this review

Thank your for providing me the opportunity to respond to your stay and explain our policies. We have a strict policy of only permitting registered guests into the rooms, this is a HOME not a HOTEL. As you stated I did call to politely inform you that I was aware you had more guests than permitted and to kindly remind... More

Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I called looking for a one night rental, figuring a B and B would rather have a someone for a single night rather than an empty room. I was correct and booked a Sunday night. I was given a price and asked for an AARP rate. I was told it would be 10% off when I showed my card. When... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 8
720Innkeepers, Owner at Scarborough Inn, responded to this review

I am sorry you feel you had such a bad experience. It is policy to take a one night's deposit for a reservation. Discounts are not permitted on one night stays. That is policy, you were charged correctly and I am sorry you feel you had a bad time because of this. The discount for AARP is 10% and is... More

New York City, New York
1 review
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We don’t normally write reviews but decided to make an exception in this case. The ownership of this Inn changed hands a couple of months ago; this was our first stay in Ocean city. The breakfast offering didn't have us returning for seconds. There are enough decent options in town but you're since breakfast is included in the room rate,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 12
720Innkeepers, Owner at Scarborough Inn, responded to this review

I am sorry you did not feel that our breakfast was adequate. We offer all guests both a mini buffet and an “entrée of the day” every morning. The buffet station includes a waffle station, an assortment of fresh fruit (oranges, apples and bananas), cereal, and oatmeal. Guests are welcome to help themselves to unlimited servings. In addition to the... More

Little Neck, New York
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

As promised the Scarborough's new owners Steve and Brandi Cisari I will give my thoughts on our latest [June, 2014] visit. First let me say that you could not find two nicer owners. The Scarborough inn is in good hands after long time owners Carol and Gus Bruno sold it to them last April. This being their first season we... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
720Innkeepers, Owner at Scarborough Inn, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed your visit. As new innkeepers we appreciate the feedback. We are happy that returning guests are finding many of the same enjoyments as they did under the previous ownership. However, (as you mention) a few changes have happened in the breakfast and snack areas. Yes our afternoon snack is very different than the previous... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Don't sleep the breakfast or you will regret it. This little gem was comfortable, a short walk to the beach, and everything you hope for in a bnb. Both the owners and the staff were helpful and made sure we had everything we needed for our weekend at the beach.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Scarborough Inn, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Scarborough Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Scarborough Inn

Address: 720 Ocean Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226
Phone Number:
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Scarborough Inn 3*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Tingo, Hotels.com, Priceline, Travelocity and Venere so you can book your Scarborough Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Scarborough Inn Bed And Breakfast
Scarborough Hotel Ocean City

33 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (20)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
2:51
Videos (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Other (9)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (14)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Other (5)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
All
hotels in Ocean City with
any amenities

Amenities

Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Class
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 
Number of rooms
24

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Scarborough Inn staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer