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Serendipity Bed and Breakfast
2.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   712 Ninth Street, Ocean City, NJ 08226   |  
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Ranked #6 of 26 Ocean City B&B and Inns
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“It gets better and better with each stay.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I have stayed here numerous times because it is such a treat! Karen is very hospitable and has excellent dining and event recommendations. Her breakfasts are delicious and you truly get your money's worth. We just got home from our last stay and I am still salivating over the memory of her homemade gingerbread! Serendipity is in a central location and close to the boardwalk and downtown shopping area (Asbury Avenue). We are looking at our work schedules to book our next visit in the Spring! An absolute must for you fellow B&B lovers.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Karen718, Owner at Serendipity Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, December 30, 2012
I love to have new people book a stay. It gives me an opportunity to show them the hospitality that Serendipity and Ocean City are known for! I especially enjoy my "repeat" guests - people who started here as new guests and have evolved over stays to become friends. It is nice to know that people enjoy staying here and come again and again. Can't wait for you to visit again!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Philadelphia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

This B&B really is our serendipity. We were sent to this small B&B when our original booking was cancelled due to a neighborhood fire and we had no place to stay for the weekend (thank you original B&B for arranging!). The host of Serendipity is so kind, she charged us the price of our original B&B, which was lower than her rate. Our room was small but very comfortable and the breakfasts were very good (made to order — you fill out a sheet the night before). Although there are a small number of rooms, you still feel privacy (no communal breakfasts at once — you pick your own time which is what we liked). The home is stocked with videos, games, books, drinks and afternoon snacks. Parking is free but in the lot across the street. However you can pull into the driveway to drop off your bags. The location is so close to the boardwalk. We had a nice stay, very much like a home.

Room Tip: This B&B is on a busy street but it didn't bother us. If you are a light sleeper, however, g...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

This is a wonderful B & B literally 2 minutes by foot to the boardwalk and ocean. All rooms have private baths, t.v.'s, & air conditioners. Main floor has nice sitting area with a variety of books, DVD's, and board games. All guests have use of fridge & freezer in public area. Owner is extremely accommodating on preparing breakfasts (vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free -- you name it!) and is a wonderful cook and superb baker. Snacks and beverages available. Spotlessly clean. Nice front porch with chairs for people watching.

Charming little town with shops, a few gyms, restaurants, bike & surrey rentals, and not far from gaming (Atlantic City) and historic Cape May, plus a ferry to Lewes, Delaware. Perfect for families and couples, and great for singles who want to relax and unwind.

I stayed there many times years ago and always loved it and this is a new owner and she was as terrific as the former owners.

Will go back and definitely recommend!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

We just spent the weekend - 4/27/12 through 4/29/12 here. Warm and friendly, cozy room and living room area. Great snacks and drinks available all day long. Sample breakfast - fresh fruit cup, apple muffin, breakfast frittatta, sausage, french toast. The manager can accommodate dietary restrictions.
Very relaxing experience.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wilmington, Delaware
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

Old charm, comfy rooms, porch with rocking chairs, just like Grand Ma's house! Quiet retreat in a busy shore town. Karen's gourmet breakfast is a welcome addition. My home away from home! No glitz & glamour here. That would be Atlantic City!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Princeton, New Jersey
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

My wife and I picked up a two night stay here on a deal advertised on LivingSocial. We weren't sure what to expect, but any concerns were put to rest and all our expectations and hopes surpassed upon our arrival. The rooms are very clean, wonderfully well organized and just plain comfy, but what shines about Serendipity is the array of thoughtful little touches. You'll find a bottle of wine in your room when you arrive, a candy dish full of little treats, water bottles to take with you on the boardwalk, today's paper downstairs, a great little library of DVDs and books, and the most amazing home-cooked breakfast served to order when you wake up. (Our first day began with coffee, a glass of cranberry juice, a 3-egg western omelet with a little hot sauce and ketchup on the side, a side of really amazing sausage cooked perfectly and a slice of cinnamon-raisin bread, a fruit salad with fresh melon balls and pineapple, and fresh baked coffee cake. I tip my hat to anyone who can finish one of Serendipity's breakfasts entirely on his or her own.) And your host couldn't be a nicer person!

We'll definitely be coming back, and we recommend Serendipity enthusiastically!

Room Tip: Come to Serendipity off season. The boardwalk will be less crowded, you'll have an easier time...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

My wife and I (with mother in-law) wanted a nice quiet B&B, and February in Ocean City is about as quiet as it gets! No one around, nothing to do except walk on the beach and go to A.C. Serendipity was just right - informal, very good and filling breakfast, impeccable clean, very nice proprietor. The room descriptions on their website are accurate; don't expect high-end fancy stuff, this is a beach house. It's a block from the beach, just right for winter or summer, we loved it.

Room Tip: The one on the third floor, it's more expensive but worth it.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Serendipity Bed and Breakfast

Address: 712 Ninth Street, Ocean City, NJ 08226
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Ocean City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Serendipity Bed and Breakfast 2.5*
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