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The Melrose

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34 Seaview Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ
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Rating summary
  • 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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Trenton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Randy and Dan are caring and thoughtful hosts who made our stay thoroughly enjoyable. The Melrose is a warm and private environment. My room had a fireplace and en suite bathroom. Randy cooked great breakfast for us each day. And the house is only a block from the beach, which is beautiful. Randy is very civically involved in Ocean Grove... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

My friends and I stayed at this B&B at the beginning of December. When we arrived we found the place beautifully decorated with traditional Christmas Ornaments. The place is very close to the beach, and Randy, the host, was very kind and helpful all the time. The rooms were clean and comfortable, the breakfast was delicious, and we had no... More 

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We have stayed at the Melrose about 12 times over the last nine years. Randy, the host, feels like family by now. We have learned so much about the area from him. We love the small size of the Melrose and the location, with views of Wesley Lake and easy access to the quiet end of the beach. Most visits... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The Melrose is nestled on a beautiful block between a lake and the ocean. The Proprpietors Randy and Dan are welcoming. Randy is always quick with a smile or a joke for guest. The establishment is a safe space for patrons for all walks of life, and ever your four legged friends. There are delicious cookies at the end of... More 

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Atlanta, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I recently spent a weekend at The Melrose. I and the group I was with (we had The Melrose to ourselves) were unanimous in our 2 thumbs up! The rooms were well appointed, clean and unique. Our host (Randy) was very friendly and quite willing to share his extensive knowledge of the area - especially its people and its politics.... More 

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Wernersville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I've recently returned home from my fourth stay at The Melrose in Ocean Grove, NJ. I feel blessed to have found Randy, Dan and the Inn as I always feel so welcome there and so relaxed when I must leave. I hope to be a guest there for many years to come and recommend The Melrose to all.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Four of us, friends for thirty years, spend a couple of days together every year in Ocean Grove. Once we found the Melrose, we've never stayed anywhere else. Dan and Randy have an incredible gift of hospitality - we are welcomed, literally, with open arms. No need to pack towels for the beach - the Melrose provides them. Freshly baked... More 

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