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The Melrose

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34 Seaview Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Morristown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Melrose is ideally situated about a block from the beach and easy walking distance to a lovely park in Ocean Grove, and also to Asbury Park. It's a cozy B&B with lots of antiques. The porches are a great place to hang out and unwind, meet other guests, and take in the relaxing atmosphere. Randy was a very gracious... More 

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Stockholm, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful place. Friendly, accommodating, perfect location for beach, restaurants, etc. Every night you get fresh made cookies at your door and each morning a home cooked meal for breakfast. Wonderful! We (Mom, Dad, me, my husband, two daughters) have been visiting The Melrose and Randy for over 15 years and now we have a husband, boyfriend and granddaughter to add... More 

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Lancaster, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly, and comfortable. My husband and I chose to the Melrose because of location, and it was dog friendly. Anyone who travels with a dog knows it is hard to find a nice place that allows dogs, most are off the beaten path or sterile. Not the Melrose! Innkeepers Randy and Dan are charming- their love of the community and... More 

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Pretoria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location – close to beach and Broadway. The owner and his partner are friendly individuals and willing to assist – extremely knowledgeable about the area (the host served as a former mayor for the area). Breakfast is great and “home-cooked” – a nice feeling away from home. Wireless worked throughout the guest house. Aircon worked well in summer; patio... More 

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Morris County, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't have a Trip Advisor account until now which is why I hadn't reviewed The Melrose. (Sorry Randy! Miss you!) My friend and I stayed at the Melrose once in 2011 and once in 2014. It was cozy and quaint and Randy the owner is awesome! He's friendly, kind and very funny. Each night we were there we were... More 

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Union City, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Melrose is exquisite! If your looking for a quaint, hometown feeling then you have found the right place. The accommodations are comfortable, clean and of the Victorian Historical era. If your looking for trendy, modern features, newly constructed amenities and the modern look of a Sheraton or Hilton, then this is not the place for you. But if your... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The Melrose is a great B&B one block from the ocean and beach. There is a nice park a few steps away from the inn doorway with a walking bridge to stroll into Asbury Park for an added bonus! Beach - Boardwalk - Ocean - Park - Quaint Ocean Grove village a few blocks away - and the faster pace... More 

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Trenton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

If old houses and antiques excite you, along with a hearty breakfast and great hospitality, book the Melrose for your Ocean Grove stay. Randy had us laughing out loud with stories of the house and its former owners. His historical knowledge of the town is deep. We loved the easy stroll to Main Street right past the Great Hall. Getting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Best bed & Breakfast I've been to hospitality A+ breakfast delicious I will be back with wife. Dan and Randy best hosts.I felt like I was home. Peaceful atmosphere. I will recommend this place highly. Accommodations were simple and great, room was comfortable. You are walking distance to everywhere.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Dear TripAdvisor, my name is Elizabeth and I'm writing to tell you about the best weekend I've had in a while. We stayed at the Melrose B&B and it was the best decision we made. NJT gave us a one hour delay which put me in the worst mood. When we finally arrived, the beauty of this home I instantly... More 

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