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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 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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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Bogota, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very warm and inviting place. The rooms are cozy, the breakfast delicious. Freshly baked cookies await you at your door in the evenings. Nice touch. Perfect location to the beach and town. Highly recommend.

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Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I had a great stay at the Melrose this weekend. Randy was so pleasant and accommodating. The room was comfortable and clean, the breakfast was great, and the location was very close to the beach.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Melrose is owned by Randy and Dan, the 2 friendliest inkeepers I have ever met. The house is furnished with beautiful antiques and each room is different with its own charm. I highly recommend it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Melrose Inn is a wonderful Victorian B & B in the charming town of Ocean Grove, NJ. It has comfortable rooms and great porches to sit and relax on. The Inn is just a couple short blocks to the beach and the board walk that stretches through several towns. The breakfasts at the Melrose are delicious and very filling.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautifully decorated inn a few blocks from the ocean. Hospitality is outstanding and I always feel welcome. This is my 3rd visit to the area...once in the winter and twice over the summer. I am really enjoying getting to know the area and Randy is a great source of information. He makes himself available to sit and chat and get... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have stayed at the lovely Melrose for long summer weekends every year since 2000, and look forward to returning. Randy Bishop is warm, humorous and very knowledgeable about historic Ocean Grove and its more festive neighbor Asbury Park. The only thing I would change is to bring back an alarm clock in every room.

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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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