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34 Seaview Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ
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The Melrose
Ranked #5 of 21 Ocean Grove B&B and Inns
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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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Bronx, New York, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having never visited Ocean Grove/Asbury Park before, I was was made to feel completely at home by our gracious, jovial and knowledgable innkeeper, Randy. He makes a great breakfast and great conversation. The authentic Victorian house is charmingly and thoughtfully filled with antiques. For instance, Randy and his partner, Dan curated all sheep-themed antiques in our room. We never had... More

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Ojai, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful weekend I spent at the Melrose. Randy and Dan are the most accommodating hosts and make the best breakfast's I have ever had at a B&B. What a delight to see Ocean Grove again after all these years and the Melrose is a gem and is furnished impecably. Cookies delivered to the door at night were an... More

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Blairstown, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my second visit to the Melrose and it will not be my last. I absolutely love the hotel. It's a wonderful old Victorian that is comfortable and charming. Innkeeper Randy is so warm and friendly and welcoming -- he puts you at ease right away. It's quiet with many amenities and several nice touches such as yummy homemade... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Melrose is a great place. Randy, the host, is so welcoming and friendly that I felt instantly at home. Within 15 minutes of my arrival, I learned the best restaurants and interesting places to visit. The room was comfortable and cozy. The breakfast was very good and filling, and the bedtime cookies a real treat at your doorstep. But... More

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughters and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Melrose. We were there last year and couldn't wait to go back. I was happy to find a B&B that allowed children. At The Melrose, they not only allow children, they welcome them! The rooms are decorated according to their theme and the whole inn is warm and welcoming. Extra... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The Melrose is a little piece of heaven in the beautiful and funky town of Ocean Grove, just south of Asbury Park on the Jersey Shore. Owner Randy was the consummate host, not only providing a lovely and comfy place to stay and delicious breakfast (and bedtime cookies!), but as a former Mayor of the town, full of facts and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My husband and I visited Ocean Grove for the first time for our "babymoon" weekend. We heard great things about The Melrose and its hospitality and we were not disappointed! Randy was thoughtful and attentive throughout the entire weekend, offering very helpful tips about the area. Although we felt the full breakfast was subpar, the service was excellent and who... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I knew from the moment I walked in to this B & B it was not the cleanest, and smelled of OLD... musty, mildewy. When I was shown my room I got depressed from the size, decor, and run down look. I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt. I unpacked my things...noticing the filth in every area.... More

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Had a great time at the Melrose. Fresh baked cookies outside my door every night. Not the usual B & B coffee and a bun for breakfast. This was a full breakfast with something different every day. You really don't need to eat the rest of the day. The genial host makes everyone welcome and the guests are interesting people.... More

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Glen Rock, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Randy is so warm and welcoming and made the visit great. The house has great character and is very well maintained. The location is perfect and so was the weather (although I don't think Randy had much to do with that!) We'll be back...Terri C

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Address: 34 Seaview Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Ocean Grove
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Number of rooms: 10

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