We just returned from a 2 night 3 day weekend at the Melrose. Our only regret was that we couldn't stay any longer. We were first greeted by Randy. He makes you feel like family when you arrive and we quickly got the low down on our room and the town of OG/Asbury. He told us about some nice restaurants in town and they were big hits.....especially the Italian in Asbury and the deli/ice cream shop in OG. You can walk to both. Our room was very clean and already cold from the AC( it was hot and humid that weekend 90+) so the cold air was a nice treat. The beach is only 2 blocks away and we easily walked there w/ our stuff and came back to our room for lunch. Our room had its own fridge so we were able to store beer, lunches, water, etc. After dinner we walked to the Stone Pony and saw some great bands......its a 10 minute walk from The Melrose. Fresh breakfast every morning with coffee and juice, clean towels daily for beach and room, and overall very clean, tidy and quiet. We will definitely be back. Oh yeah, the cookies are better then my moms( sorry mom).