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Scarborough Inn

720 Ocean Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
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Muncy, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Personalized rooms with nice little touches...great for a 2nd honeymoon or getaway! Breakfasts were good too. Family friendly but quiet. A little pricey, but nice. Warning: No elevator so if you are on the 3rd floor be prepared.

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. My wife and I take great pride and dedication in making sure our guests feel right at home during their vacation. And your advice about the top floor is right on par. Yes, if you have trouble w/ steps, this may not be the place for you, although myself and my staff... More 

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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I stayed for two nights, the weekend after Memorial Day. We thoroughly enjoyed the Scarborough Inn. While it is aged, the owners do an excellent job running the place. One thing we really enjoyed, unexpectedly, was the drink station in the hallway on the main level. There was always water and iced tea, as well as coffee... More 

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

Thank you for your great review! It is a pleasure welcoming guests such as yourselves to our "home" here in OCNJ. My wife and I are always striving to improve the Inn since we took over April 2014. The drink station was her idea, and it has been a big hit, not to mention the candy or trail mix that... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Upon our arrival we were expected and welcomed which is always a great way to start. Steve and Brandi introduced themselves and told us a little about the Inn and what we could expect. We were a couple hours before check in but were accommodated with our parking pass and Steve took our "beverages" to the fridge to keep cold... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to tell our future guests about our Inn. You both were a joy to have, and my staff thoroughly enjoyed serving you, especially Jack :) .... he still talks about you both, you made his day! We know you have a stressful job, and we are thrilled you were able to come and unwind,... More 

Bucks County, PA
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I have been enjoying the Scarborough Inn for over 15 years. We spent a two night stay towards the end of May and were excited to meet the new owners, Steve and Brandie. Both were so engaging, warm, helpful and hardworking. They are definitely in the right business with their friendliness, dedication, and great work ethic. Simply... More 

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Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The Scarborough Inn has been one of two go-to bed and breakfast establishments in Ocean City, NJ for my family for the last 5 years or so. We generally alternate between the two given availability. This is the first time we have stayed at Scarborough since the new owners took over and I have to say it has become our... More 

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

Wow, thank you very much! We certainly enjoyed your stay as well! And this makes it so rewarding for Brandie and I, to know that we made a difference in your vacation. That is always our goal. Yes, we have expanded the breakfast, upgraded the wifi, and re-wired so that all rooms can have refrigerators as part of a standard... More 

Bangor, PA
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 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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720Innkeepers, Owner at Scarborough Inn, responded to this review

Wow, you absolutely made our day when we first read this review. Sorry for the late response, time gets away from us; but, hopefully, "better late than never" applies here. Although we work long hard hours to make sure all guests experience what you experienced, our mottos around here are "under promise and over deliver" and "never let them see... More 

Grand Cayman
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23 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 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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720Innkeepers, Owner at Scarborough Inn, responded to this review

Hello, and thank you for your review; sorry our response was not more timely, but better late than never :) ....we think you hit the nail on the head w/ the building. It is old (build 1895), but well-maintained by all previous owners, and we are working hard to maintain the integrity as well as the charm. We certainly enjoyed... More 

Bethesda, Maryland
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 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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45 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 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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79 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 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 

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