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Scarborough Inn

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   720 Ocean Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226
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Ranked #9 of 26 Ocean City B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
kayakgirl75 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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  • 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
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

Thank you taking the time to share your experience and we appreciate your support. As new owners we understand that change is hard and that some of the guests are not happy that there are new owners. Many have commented that they were offended they weren’t personally informed by the previous owners prior to the sale. Bed and Breakfasts are... More

1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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

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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
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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

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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 4 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

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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

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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*
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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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