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Scarborough Inn

#9 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Ocean City
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720 Ocean Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226
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    • Sleep Quality
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Location
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Rooms
      4.5 of 5 stars
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      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Value
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Cleanliness
      5 of 5 stars
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    Bangor, PA
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    5 reviews 5 reviews
    9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

    We just got back from a most enjoyable weekend at Scarborough Inn! We have been regular visitors for many years when the Brunos owned the Inn and have come to love and treasure this home away from home. Naturally, we were a little hesitant to return, for fear our fond memories might in some small way be diminished. Not to... More 

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    Grand Cayman
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    23 reviews 23 reviews
    4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
    4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

    It's an old building, with wooden staircase and century-old style doors and classic...well, old-looking interiors. All of which could have meant "tired-looking", but this wasn't tired-looking, just old, in an engaging rather than off-putting way. Steve was very helpful on the phone and extremely pleasant and engaging in person, keen to be flexible for me when I explained I need... More 

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    Bethesda, Maryland
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    9 reviews 9 reviews
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    4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
    4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

    Like other long-time guests, I held my breath when new owners took over for the Brunos whose shoes are very big ones to fill. I understand that running a bed and breakfast is a costly and risky endeavor, and I salute the new owners for accepting the challenge. I expected to see changes made in the operation of the Inn... More 

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    720Innkeepers, Owner at Scarborough Inn, responded to this review

    We appreciate your positive rating and hope to see you again soon. Please allow me to address a few of your concerns. While many of the repeat guests blame us for the increase in prices this season, the prices were actually set by the Brunos prior to our purchase in April. As new owners we kept the prices the same,... More 

    Morgantown, Pennsylvania
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    36 reviews 36 reviews
    11 hotel reviews
    24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
    3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

    Had I written this review in May when my husband and I spent the weekend here for the first time under the new ownership, I would have said the breakfast was better and everything else was as it had been in previous years (clean rooms, nothing fancy but good location with friendly staff). That is no longer the case. Having... More 

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    720Innkeepers, Owner at Scarborough Inn, responded to this review

    Thank you for your positive comments about your early season stay and changes in our breakfast menu and the nice staff and clean rooms. In fact, we remember you being here and joining us for our opening weekend. Your one and only stay under our ownership was obviously positive. Your discord comes from your frustration of not being able to... More 

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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    76 reviews 76 reviews
    11 hotel reviews
    20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
    3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

    I am not really sure what to say. The people were really nice but I was not impressed by this place. It could be that we are spoiled by the Outer Banks but this place was pricey and really old and kinds of tacky. The decor is just ugly. Bed was horrible. Room was noisey. I would say there has... More 

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    720Innkeepers, Owner at Scarborough Inn, responded to this review

    Thank you for the kind comments on our staff. I know they work hard and try to meet all the guests’ needs with a smile. I am sorry your stay did not meet your expectations. My suggestion to you or any other guest would be to go directly to our website and research our property before you stay. Many of... More 

    Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, United States
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    3 reviews 3 reviews
    4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
    3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

    The Inn was very nicely appointed and landscaped. It was a 2 block walk to the boardwalk and beach (and there are rest rooms on the boardwalk near the beach so you can go for the day). We can only give the Inn an average rating as the very nicely appointed room could have had softer (higher count) bed sheets... More 

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    720Innkeepers, Owner at Scarborough Inn, responded to this review

    We appreciate your suggestions and are pleased you had an enjoyable stay. Unlike most bed and breakfasts we have a staff of more than 15. While I know they work hard at trying to meet the expectations of the guests, we do encourage guests to speak up and ask if there is a need not being met. We are always... More 

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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

    My husband & I stayed at the Scarborough Inn for the first time last week, we loved everything about it. It was so relaxing, quiet, everyone was so welcoming at the front desk, whether we were coming or going, we were always greeted with a hello, asking how our day was, any questions they answered right away, gave us ideas... More 

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    720Innkeepers, Owner at Scarborough Inn, responded to this review

    Thank you so much for the kind words. We always enjoy hearing our guests had an enjoyable time. I am pleased the staff members made you feel welcome. Each year the Scarborough has a tradition of inviting several international and American college students to join us for the summer. This year we were blessed with such a great group of... More 

    Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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    4 reviews 4 reviews
    3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
    4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

    Great weekend trip to the beach, this Inn has lots of rooms to meet everyone's needs. Close to the shopping and beach. Large dining area and servers for breakfast. Big porch area for relaxing. Window room air conditions are adequate, no air conditioning in the common areas.

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    720Innkeepers, Owner at Scarborough Inn, responded to this review

    We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and liked the location. It is always rewarding to hear guests were able to relax when they visit the Scarborough Inn. With 22 rooms we are bigger than most bed and breakfasts, but we are pleased you found the homey feel comforting and enjoyed the front porch. Thank you for sharing your experience... More 

    jerilynne
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    7 reviews 7 reviews
    3 hotel reviews
    9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

    We just returned from our first stay (5 nights) at the Scarborough and we absolutely loved it. Brandie and Steve and their international staff always greeted us with a smile and were readily available.The Inn strikes a wonderful balance of being family friendly but also peaceful and relaxing. We are a family of 4 with 2 teenagers, and had outgrown... More 

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    720Innkeepers, Owner at Scarborough Inn, responded to this review

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. It is always rewarding to know guests enjoy coming to the Scarborough Inn. Breakfast is one of the areas we focused on as new owners. It is difficult to develop a menu that will please 50+ people on any given day, but we... More 

    Houston, Texas
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    12 reviews 12 reviews
    5 hotel reviews
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    3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

    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 

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    720Innkeepers, Owner at Scarborough Inn, responded to this review

    Thank you for providing me the opportunity to explain how we run the Inn as new owners. We took over in April and opened in May. During that month we focused on making sure the Inn was staffed and ready to go for the guests. We didn’t have time to change things like the shower heads and air conditioners. Over... More 

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    Address: 720 Ocean Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226
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    Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Ocean City
    Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
    Hotel Class:3 star — Scarborough Inn 3*
    Number of rooms: 24
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    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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