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Review of Morning Dove Inn

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Morning Dove Inn
Ranked #5 of 7 Belmar B&B and Inns
Denver, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Home away from home at great location!”
Reviewed September 3, 2007

Carol Lee (the inn keeper) provides exactly what you expect from a B&B innkeeper. She is warm and friendly. Her knowledge of the local area makes selecting the perfect place for dining out easy!

The Inn is immaculately kept. The rooms are bright and well decorated
without being cluttered. Each room has its own bathroom and shower, hair dryer, alarm clock, and air conditioner. Housekeeping is very efficient. We wonder how they manage to take care of everything in the time that breakfast is served!

When Carol is off running errands, someone is around to take care of questions or concerns. We have stayed at other locations where the inn is all but abandoned at times and one has to go across the street
to find a contact for a problem.

Now, moving on to breakfast....if the breakfast part is something you
enjoy, you'll be happy here! She has a great hot dish in the AM with choice cereals, yogurts, pastries, fruit, etc. to back up the main course. If your a crumb bun fan, look no further....you'll want hers!

Location location location... The distance to the beach is one short
block! You can easily carry all your gear without breaking a sweat or wondering when you will get there. And, since the room comes with 2 beach passes, you won't have to shell out any cash to hunt for the shells on the beach...

In the afternoon cookies and brownies are served with iced tea and lemonade. There are teas and coffee available too. She keeps a small fridge in the sun room where you can grab a bottled water or can of soda for a minimal charge on the honor system. If you need something more, the 7-11 is a couple short blocks away. Easily walked, even with a baggie full of junk food.

We've returned to the Morning Dove twice in the last year. Labor Day 2007 was out third stay at the Inn, and the other 4-5 couples that were there were all repeat business! Some make the trip 4-6 times a summer. That should speak volumes to you!

Thank you Carol for always making us feel welcome and comfortable!

Dan and Angie, Lancaster, PA

  • Liked — Carol is wonderful! Great views of Silver Lake and Ocean available in some rooms
  • Disliked — um...nothing!
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank divco70
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Wayne, NJ
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3 reviews
Reviewed July 17, 2007

If you are looking for a place to stay in Belmar, NJ, look no farther than the Morning Dove Inn on Fifth Avenue. It's a charming B&B that overlooks Silver Lake and is very close to the beach. The hostess, Carol Lee makes you feel right at home. My husband and I have been going there for the past six years. As far as we are concerned, it's the only place in Belmar to stay.

Stayed July 2007
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Thank theheights
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Manchester Township, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2006

What a find! My husband and I just came back from the Morning Dove Inn. We both wanted to go away for a weekend and found this inn on the internet. We were both pleasantly surprised when we arrived. The inn keeper greeted us at the door, welcomed us and showed us around and told us to make ourselves comfortable. She then showed us to our room and it was lovely. The inn faces a beautiful lake with a gazebo and you can sit on the porch, read, or just sit and talk. You are just a couple of blocks from the ocean, which was perfect! Everyone that worked at the inn were so gracious and helpful! The breakfast each morning was fabulous and filling. You had the choice of sitting at the large table with the guests or sit together privately on the porch or another room. In the afternoon there were homemade dove cookies plus homemade brownies and ice tea. There was tea and coffee, which was always there whenever you wanted it. Last year my husband and I went to an inn in Spring Lake, which gets great reviews. I will say that this B&B felt much more relaxed, owners more gracious and the list goes on and on. We definitely will be returning.

  • Liked — Proximity to beach, view, food the warmth of the employees
  • Disliked — None
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
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Staten Island, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2006

Just returned from a three day stay at the Morning Dove Inn, in the heart of Belmar, NJ.
The location was superb, across from Silver Lake and half a block from the ocean.
We booked the Swan Suite, which was wonderful. It was located in the front of the
house with large windows overlooking the lake and cool breezes streaming in.
This suite had a sunny reading room that was very relaxing. This B & B had some
amenities that we loved, in particular the outdoor showers and a great porch overlooking
the lake. Carol Lee was a gracious hostess and very warm and friendly. There just
isn't anything better than waking up to such a pretty view. Bed was super comfy and
breakfast was good. Coffee make also available all day. Carol's dove cookies
served with iced tea and lemonade each afteroon was an added plus. The house
is surrounded by beautiful flowers and her back garden is breathtaking. Definitely
would return without question perhaps for a longer stay. Our first time staying in
Belmar and the town has great restaurants, boardwalk and plenty to do and see.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2006
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5 Thank moongirl
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MorningDoveInn, Owner at Morning Dove Inn, responded to this review, January 1, 2012
Under new management

My Husband and I just added many new up grades to the Morning Dove Inn. We added all new beds, fireplace, flat screen TV, VCR, netflix, new pillows, feather beds, sheets, and blanks you can just melt into. Private breakfast for two, a coffee house, a breathing room, themes in every room, central Air, new floors, carpets, and many new up grades for you to enjoy. Please come and enjoy the many wonders of this Inn. We hope you enjoy your stay.
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Additional Information about Morning Dove Inn

Property: Morning Dove Inn
Address: 204 5th Ave, Belmar, NJ 07719-2020
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Belmar
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Belmar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8

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