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Reviewed August 7, 2011

The Charlesworth Inn is a delightful place to stay. Shirley and Jim Fonash could not have been more gracious and caring. The Inn is just what we wanted, QUIET ! private, relaxing. The Bay lapping at the large, private deck, charming, clean rooms, good air-conditioner and fan. The beach is a few blocks away and we were usually the only ones swimming, no matter what time we walked down there. We will definitely go again and stay at the Charlesworth !

Room tip: We had Rm#1, which is large and has a private bathroom.
Date of stay: August 2011
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6  Thank SpiritsAdvisor
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

We learned of Fortescue from a review in Backroads, a motorcycling magazine. Locals refer to Fortescue as "the End of the World" and they are right. A very small town at the end of the road on Delaware Bay. The Charlesworth is a unique experience. We have stayed here on 2 occasions. The place is motorcycle friendly, (although the main parking lot is loose gravel). The hotel is great, but be prepared - no lobby, no TV, no in room telephone, no AT&T coverage, no Wi-fi. The deluxe room with a private bath is immaculately kept, very cozy & has a beautiful view of the Bay. Be prepared - part of the charm of Fortescue & the Charlesworth is that the is NOTHING in the town. Once you eat dinner, the only thing to do is walk up the road to the beach and watch the sunset (which is beautiful). Want a beer or a drink? You have to bring your own. No convenience store, no liquor store, no nothing.
Shirley (Owner of the Charlesworth) is fabulous. The first time we went there, I didn't realize there was no place to get a cold beer after a long day of motorcycle riding in 90 degree heat. I asked Shirley & she said "Let me see what I can do". We went to our room & 10 mins later there was a knock on the door. Someone who worked in the restaurant had a bucket of ice & a brown bag with 4 cans of beer. "Compliments of Shirley" she said. THANK YOU!
We've had great dinners the 2 times we have eaten in the restaurant - jerk salmon & grilled salmon, while gazing out at the Bay. Live old timey, acoustic music was the perfect accompaniment.
When you leave in the morning, make sure you stop by Higbee's restaurant in the marina as you leave town. Great local place - 2 eggs, toast, potatoes & coffee for $5.00!

If you are looking for a VERY laid back, unique experience, The Charlesworth in Fortescue is the place to go.

Room tip: Ask for the deluxe room
Date of stay: July 2011
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5  Thank MCtraveler1200
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Reviewed August 25, 2010

We loved the Charlesworth Inn. Our room (#3) was $65 and it was right on the bay. It is a throw back to days gone by. Very clean, super quiet, very comfortable beds. The inn keeper, Shirley, lives across the street. They serve dinner on fri, sat. sun. And once amonth, sunday brunch. Just so charming.

Date of stay: August 2010
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6  Thank flowersngardensss
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Reviewed July 1, 2010

The people who own the Charlesworth Inn are the best. Shirley makes
the best Pumpking Bread ever and is great for conversation and a
friendly greeting. It is on the baby and the rooms look over the Bay.
They are clean and the food is good. Small town feel, with a beach
and fishing in the neighborhood. Go with your girlfriends, each girl
gets their own room and there is a deck on the Bay. BYOB and have
a few laughs and memories. Sandy National Park, NJ

Date of stay: July 2009
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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5  Thank SandyBC55
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