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Ocean City's oldest hotel, Scarborough Inn was built in 1895. In the heart of the Downtown Historic District, Scarborough is centrally located near the beach, Asbury Avenue shopping, and the boardwalk amusements.

Step back in time and enjoy Victorian surroundings, nostalgic music on the wraparound porch, the personal touch of the traditional B&B and the privacy of a hotel.

The inn has 29 individually decorated guest rooms. You have of choice of rooms with a queen bed, a king bed, two queen beds, or family suites.

Scarborough Inn Bed & Breakfast is one of the last remaining Victorian-Era hospitality venues in Ocean City, providing old style charm with modern amenities, such as air conditioning, flat screen televisions, mini refrigerators, and free Wi-Fi.

Time and Space to Relax and Re-energize

Settle into a rocker on the 100-foot wraparound porch of our Ocean City, NJ bed & breakfast or nestle in front of the fireplace in the double living room on chilly spring or autumn afternoons.

Property Name: Scarborough Inn

Address 1: 720 Ocean Avenue

City : Ocean City - New Jersey

Postal Code : 08226

Contact Name: Sne Avichal

Phone: 1-609-399-1558


  • Baggage storage
  • Concierge desk
  • Laundry service
  • Printer
  • Beach tags
  • Breakfast
  • Coffee
  • Parking onsite
  • Wraparound porch

Check-In / Check-Out Policies

This property has the following check-in and check-out times and policies.

Check-In: 4:00 PM

Check-Out: 11:00 AM

Late Check-Out Hour: 2:00 PM

Late Check-out Fees: $ 100.00

Late check out (after 11:00 AM and before 2:00 PM) may result in a fee.

Property and Cancellation Policies :
I get it. Stuff happens. That's why reservations are fully refundable 14 days prior to check-in. Reservations canceled between 1 and 14 days of check-in will be credited towards a future stay. To cancel a reservation, please call me at (609) 399-1558. Cancellations received after 3 p.m. the day prior to check-in will not be refunded or credited, and will be charged in full.
Terms and Conditions

Business & Check-In Hours
  • The front desk is open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. I live at Scarborough Inn, so you'll likely see me well before and after these hours too. If I look tired, pretend you didn't see me. Unless it's an emergency. In that case, buy me some Johnson's popcorn first.
  • Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. If your room is ready before that, I’m happy to let you check in early. Otherwise, show up anytime after 12 noon, and I’ll give you a parking pass and beach tags so you can get on with your day. I'll even let you store your luggage so it doesn't bake in your car next to the ice cream you brought me.
  • Check-out time is 11:00 a.m. Gather ye rosebuds while ye may.
Reservation Policy
  • You have to be 25 years old and present to book a room. It’s not that I don’t trust young people. Just kidding. It’s completely because I don’t trust young people. You’ll understand one day.
  • A valid photo ID is required upon check-in. If it makes you feel better, I’ll show you my ID too.
  • All requests to reserve a room must include the first and last name of all adults occupying the room and a valid credit card for a guarantee of arrival.
  • My room rates are always awesome, and they are subject to change. Nothing in this world is certain but death and taxes.
  • Speaking of taxes, all rooms are subject to a 5% lodging tax and a 6.625% tax. To quote the Beatles, "Should five percent appear too small, be thankful they don't take it all."
  • Please return your beach tags when you checkout. If you want to keep them, that’s cool too. I’ll charge $25 to your room per beach tag.
  • When booking, keep maximum occupancy rules in mind: two people max for rooms with a single bed (Queen or King) and four people max for rooms with multiple beds. Got babies? We’ve got pack-and-play and cribs available upon request, subject to availability. Got more than four people? Maybe splurge for that second room.
Check-In Policy

Reservations should be paid with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or debit cards. Upon check-in, a charge will be made on your credit or debit card for the total remaining amount of the room and tax. All guests must be 25 years or older to confirm guest room accommodations at Scarborough Inn. A valid photo ID must be presented at the time of check-in for age verification.

Room Policy

I want you to have a great time when you are here. But if things get too crazy, I go by the old you break it, you buy it rule. Property damages or missing items will be charged to your credit card at market value. Pre-existing damages or room issues must be reported to the front desk immediately after registration to avoid responsibility and potential charges. The hotel allows guests, with permission, to receive occasional packages and special deliveries at the property. I am not responsible for the packages or their contents or the storage of them.

The inn is, by nature, a relaxing and subdued place. From 9:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. we keep things especially quiet. If you want to party, you missed Atlantic City and Wildwood by a few exits.

Smoking Policy

Breathe easy. Scarborough Inn is a non-smoking property. This applies to both traditional smoking methods and all the new-fangled vapes, vaporizers, vape pens, hookah pens, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes or e-cigs), e-pipes, and any variations of the foregoing regardless of the product’s name. Any smoking in the rooms or strong lingering smoking scents in rooms will result in a disappointed look and a $250 room-cleaning fee.

Someone said I couldn't work the word new-fangled into these terms and conditions. Challenged accepted and completed.

They also dared me to use the word kerfuffle, but that's probably not gonna happen.

Pet Policy

I looooove dogs! Cats are fine, but you know they'd eat you if you were bite size. Yes they would.

The inn, however, doesn't allow pets. If enough guests give me a hard time about this, I may make one of the rooms pet friendly in the future. We’ll see.

Kitchen Policy

Only one of the rooms has a kitchen. If you’ve booked that room, please practice safe cooking habits. Do not leave burners unattended. Please do not cook with strong-smelling ingredients. Lingering smells that require room closure and deep cleans will be charged a cleaning fee of up to $100. Maybe leave the ghost chilies at home this time.

Parking Policy

If you booked directly, the good news is you get to use my on-site parking lot, or one of my overflow spots. You get one spot per room. Please pull up your car until your tires touch the curb in front of you. If not, the garbage truck that rips through in the morning will leave a souvenir on your rear quarter panel. And please leave enough room on either side so your neighbors can get in and out of their car. Otherwise, I will leave a passive aggressive note on your windshield, which I will post on Instagram because that’s what I do sometimes.

Make sure you display your parking pass. If not, my towing company will gladly take your car elsewhere. They get paid per tow, so it’s out of my hands at that point. I also don’t accept liability for damage, accident, or loss to your vehicle or personal property. If something happens to it, the best I can do is probably buy you a drink, but I’m not making promises.

Alcohol Policy

Speaking of drinks, Ocean City has some interesting and restrictive liquor laws. I have no interest in changing any of them. These laws are what make Ocean City the family destination it is. I may legally offer guests a beverage, but I do so at my own discretion. You are welcome to drink on the porch or lower patio as long as you’re respectful to the other guests. If you’re getting too rowdy, I’ll ask you to take the party to your room, or to a neighboring town. Remember: you’re in the New Jersey Ocean City, not the Maryland one.

If, however, you’re having just the right amount of fun, I’ll probably ask you to share some of your drinks with me.

Pool Policy

I don’t have a pool. That’s my policy. There’s literally an ocean of water a block away.

Room-Cleaning Policy

To limit unwanted contact, room refreshes will be offered by request only during your stay. Should you need fresh towels or linens, please call the front desk.

Guest Safety Policy

As part of our commitment to guest safety, employees will not disclose the identity, room number, or presence of a guest to anyone other than appropriate law enforcement. This includes the taking of or delivery of messages or indirect forwarding of phone calls. It is the responsibility of guests to communicate their presence and room number to any person they wish to receive calls or visits from. Safety cameras are used throughout the premises, and anyone on our property may be recorded.

The hotel assumes no responsibility or liability in Covid-19-related incidents. We're following CDC guidelines and procedures. Wash your hands. Wear a mask inside. Not in your room; just the common areas. I'll do the same. If you forget, I'll remind you without making a kerfuffle.

Have fun. Stay safe. To quote two esteemed philosophers from my youth: Be excellent to each other.

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