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The Melrose

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34 Seaview Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ
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Franklin, New Jersey
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As soon as my girlfriend and I decided to go to the shore after graduation, we searched for a nice town to stay in. Of course the bigger shoretowns were all booked up, so when we found The Melrose on purpleroofs.com and found out they had vacancies, we knew we got really lucky. Looking at photos of the place, it... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

The property is a lovely, old house very close to the boardwalk and the beach. The rooms are unique and quirky - but very clean and equipped with everything you need. Best of all are the owners - Randy and Dan are kind, hospitable, and helpful. Breakfasts were amazing! Highly recommended.

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Bronx, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Randy the owner was very nice but the Bed and Breakfast was not good, The house was old and in need of repair. Our room was small and very cluttered. All of this I think we would have been ok with if the price was reasonable. Which I don't think it was. $450 for two nights to me was very... More 

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

My children and I love coming to The Melrose each summer. Its so warm and inviting and Randy is the best at making you feel at home! We enjoy breakfasts and our nightly cookies very much. I highly recommend The Melrose especially for people like me looking for a place at the shore that allows children but is still a... More 

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Thank Stephanie M
Bloomfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My wife and I decided to make a second weekend trip to Ocean Grove this summer, we needed to find a room last minute and stumbled on "The Melrose". They had availability, so we took a chance. Turned out to be a great decision. The Melrose feels more like a traditional bed and breakfast: clean cozy rooms, great staff and... More 

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Scotch Plains, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Just got back from a lovely weekend at the Melrose! I didn't reserve until last week, and wound up here because everywhere else I called was booked. But I really lucked out!!! The Melrose is perfect! The room was charming, Randy is perfect host, and the location could not be beat! A short walk to "downtown" Ocean Gove, with its... More 

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Thank Skfmsw
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The Melrose is a wonderful place to relax. Randy, our gracious host, accommodated all of our needs, even gave us extra beach passes when we had guests visit! He is highly informed about the history of the town and will share all the tidbits and details as you enjoy you breakfast. Reasonably priced and dog friendly! Definitey check it out!

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Thank Drlindie
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

An amazing place to stay in Ocean Grove. Close to everything.....beach, shops, town, Asbury Park. Great breakfast in the morning, and great ocean views from their porches. My friend Sue and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Highly recommend this bed and breakfast!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Room was very comfortable with AC, and the bathrooms have great showers. They have outdoor porches with views on the ocean. Everything is nearby in walking distance.....the beach, the town, shops, churches and even Asbury Park! I love coming here, hopefully it will be soon again.

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Thank Sue H
Morristown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

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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