All hotels in Ocean Grove, New Jersey, United States of America
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18 Heck Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ, 07756, United States of America, ‏‎800-491-6126
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4.4 / 5Excellent

Score breakdown (from 48 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.6
  • Service
    4.7
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.5
  • Neighborhood
    4.8
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great stay at the Carriage house!"
It was great! Great food and the people were awesome!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jul 16, 2015
Andrea
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great location and breakfast"
Phil and Kathi are great hosts. Phil suggested a few places to eat in both Ocean Grove and Asbury Park. Phil and Kathi have been doing this a long time and they made us feel at home. The breakfast was delicious. The Carriage house is in walking distance to the beach, boardwalk, restaurants and shops. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. Ocean Grove is a nice town. It was an easy walk to Asbury Park.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Oct 12, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Very nice except for Room 6"
Our two day stay was very pleasant. The location is excellent. Only drawback was our room # 6. The double bed is against the wall on one side. The floor is not even so the head of the bed is lower than the feet, which was very uncomfortable. I asked if there were any other rooms for our second night and was told no, although the inn did not seem full.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Oct 11, 2014
Vincent
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Lovely B&B with a great location"
Lovely B&B one block from beach with boardwalk and one block from Ocean Grove's small shopping district. Owners are very nice and breakfast Saturday morning was outstanding. Only drawback was the third floor room with no elevator and size of room but for one night it was definitely OK. Would definitely return.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Oct 10, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice bed and breakfast."
Nice bed and breakfast. Excellent staff, very friendly. Very good breakfast. Our room was a little small, but it served it's purpose for us. We were in town for a wedding and wanted to stay overnight as opposed to driving home after the wedding. Overall a very pleasant experience.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 21, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"great place"
excellent breakfast
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Sep 16, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"HAD A GREAT OVERNIGHT STAY"
WE HAD NEVER BEEN TO A B&B BEFORE,AND OUR EXPERIENCE WAS VERY GOOD. NOT ONLY WAS KATHY AND PHIL EASY TO TALK TO,BUT THE SERVICE WAS GREAT! IT WAS LIKE LIVING IN YOUR OWN HOME. THE HOUSE WAS EXTREMELY CLEAN AND YOU GET THE FEELING OF BEING WITH FAMILY. THE LOCATION WAS EXCELLENT.ONE BLOCK FROM A VERY CLEAN BEACH.YES WE WILL COME AGAIN. WE PLAN TO STAY A LITTLE BIT LONGER.THANK YOU KATHY AND PHIL FOR WELCOMING US INTO YOUR HOME.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Aug 19, 2014
JAMES AND DESIREE WHEELER
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice B&B"
The B&B was very nice. Extremely clean nag the breakfast was scrumpus. Ocean grove is a little quaint town with lots to do. The restaurants are very good. We especially liked sea grass and the starving artist. Go to Days for ice cream! The main st has great little shops. Asbury is a quick 10 minute walk and there's a lot to do there as well.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jul 28, 2014
Danielle
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Lovely inn, superb breakfast and pleasant setting"
We enjoyed the Carriage house for its low key but classy setting. Our room had windows on three sides. The breakfast was delicious and the hospitality just right. Though we enjoyed it as a. Ouple, the setting would be ideal for solo travellers.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jul 17, 2014
Elizabeth
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Wonderful stay"
Place was beautiful and very clean. Phil & Caty werw really nice. Breakfast awesome fresh food. Definetly we will come back!!!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jun 7, 2014
Pintxo Romero
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Worth Every Penny"
I always take day trips to Ocean Grove. This was the first time I stayed overnight. It was amazing and I will book at this B&B everytime I return.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip May 25, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
Very nice bed and breakfast. Food was incredible. Inn keepers were very nice and hospitable. Room was a little small, but very well kept and clean.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Dec 31, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Wonderful location just off the beach"
This old Victorian was recently remodeled and is quaintly decorated in the period style,down to the breakfast china. We had a view of the ocean which is just a short block away. Our visit during Chrismas was especially nice as the house was cheerfully decorated for Christmas, and so were most of the Victorians around us. The Holiday season is a good time to visit, very uncrowded. The proprietor is very pleasant and attentive to guests. The gourmet breakfast on the weekend had a special egg dish and assortment of pastries and desert each day, and was quite plentiful. Excellent restaurants abound within 20 minutes walking distance down the boardwalk.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Dec 27, 2013
KRK
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"2nd Time Staying Here"
this was a second time here, although our awesome room last year was already booked, we still had a nice room. Our bed was a little hard, we could have used an extra pillow to help with that, but overall, another great stay. The breakfast was awesome again. We will definitely be back again next year!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Nov 2, 2013
KT
US
2.0 / 5Fair
Dont stay here if you have to leave before 9AM as this B&B serves breakfast from 9-10 AM. Also, very small room was on the third floor with no elevators. Heisting bags up very narrow steps was very difficult as I am 80 years old.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 4, 2013
Mike
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Quaint b&b"
The b&b was very beautiful, clean and fresh. It was probably one if the cleanest places I have stayed in. The room was very quaint and beachy. The best part I would have to say was the amazing, scrumptious breakfast. It was delicious, and had a variety of food. We will defaintly stay here again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Oct 26, 2013
Danielle
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Beatiful Victorian Hotel, 1 block from the beach."
The hotel was clean and charming. The host and hostess were friendly and welcoming. The breakfast (included in the room price) was delicious and gourmet. We couldn't have asked for more! Will definetly stay here again!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 11, 2013
Ann
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Victorian Dollhouse Setting"
In Ocean Grove, NJ, a Landmark Community maintaining a late 19th C. look and feel, this B&B is an Award Winner for looks and style. The ambiance is charming and quaint, but also comfortable and with modern conveniences. Along with the curios and knickknacks, cushions and antiques the Carriage House includes free wi-fi and premium cable. The hosts are delightful, helpful and providers of fantastic breakfasts too. It's like a trip back to a gentle time in a lovely town, yet with no sacrifice of comfort. And, the rooms are a block and a bit to the beach and two streets from Main Ave. shops and restarurants. A wonderful place to relax, a great choice to vacation.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 1, 2013
M.
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Best breakfast at a B&B"
Loved this place! Breakfast was amazing and owners were accomodating. Rooms were super clean and nicely updated.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Sep 20, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"good b&b"
We enjoyed our recent stay. Food was very good. Bed was too hard. We didn't mind climbing 3 flights of narrow stairs to our room but would caution guests with physical limitations.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 1, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"A unique and beautiful place"
Beautifully maintained and charming B&B in an ideal location in Ocean Grove. Breakfast was superb and so was the hospitality. We look forward to returning when next in the area.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Aug 14, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"pretty good - but not great"
we really enjoyed our stay here. we knew we would get a small room , but i forgot to realize that it was very small. despite that, we were still comfortable. bed sheet kept on falling off the mattress. breakfast, which was included was good and creative, but we would have been a lot happier for the basics - scrambled eggs, rolls, bagels and cream cheese. coffee was a bit on the weak side also. however, the owners were very attentive, and super helpful.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Jul 23, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great Getaway"
Beautiful home, nicely decorated and it was obvious that Kathy and Phill take great care and pride in it..The house was clean, inviting and had many nice little details..The refrigerator with water bottles and Klondike bars for 1.00...Breakfast was delicious!! Only slight negative was our mattress that wasn't so comfortable but for a couple nights, just fine..Loved it!!!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jul 28, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"One night stay"
Very pleasant. Excellent breakfast. Nice clean room.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 29, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Wonderful and Hospitable Stay"
We were at the Carriage House for three nights. Kathi and Phil are very gracious hosts. The Inn convenient to the beach and owners provide beach chairs, umbrellas, and beach towels. Breakfast was superb: homemade croissants, blintzes, and delicious quiches. Our room was clean and comfortable. Phil's dining recommendations were excellent and there is much to do within an easy walk from the Inn.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 24, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Small room but top-notch location"
What makes this place so special is the owners accomodation to your needs .... that make it very easy to have an enjoyable stay. From beach chairs, umbrellas and towels to reduced entrance fee passes for the beaches, it all helps to add to the enjoyment of the stay. The breakfast too is notches above most the B & B's in this area.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jul 18, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"What a Breakfast"
An outstanding breakfast.... crepes with berries, home made croissants, spinach quiche, bold coffee and orange juice.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 18, 2013
Reid
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Get B&B all over your face....."
T'was a most agreeable experience. A MOST agreeable in fact. The agreeable nature of my stay was unsurpassed in terms of agreeable experiences I have experienced of late.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 6, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great Anniversary"
We are regular guests of the Carriage House and the vintage bed and breakfast is always a great place to come home to. The breakfasts are gourmet treats and the location (a block from the beach and to Main Street) is very convenient. We will definitely be back.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 27, 2013
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Quaint hotel near beach"
We chose the hotel for proximity to family. it was a bonus that it was near the beach. the owners and staff were friendly on arrival, the rooms had charm and were clean but typical to bed and breakfasts, the beds were barely comfortable, the floors and hallways sloped, the room was small and hard to find a place for suitcases and the bathroom lacked convenient shelves for toilet articles. (We did observe larger , nicer rooms but we had requested twin beds).The breakfast was a bit odd,,,,eggs over easy with a minimal garnish, ordinary store boughtwhite bread toast, poor quality natural yogurt "parfait" with berries and a good pear tart that was ruined by inexplicably being doused with heavy cream (liquid). The food didn't go together well/
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 18, 2013
ginny
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Very brief stay...."
The place was nice and the location was excellent, right down the street from the beach. I paid $150 for the reservation via Expedia. We checked in at 7 PM and left by 5:30 AM ( to run a marathon nearby). So all we really did was sleep there. We didn't get to enjoy the breakfast that they serve from 9 to 10 AM as part of your "fee" because of the marathon. I asked the owner if I could come back and shower after the marathon, because I had a 3 hour drive back home afterwards and he said no and really didn't seem to even consider it. I was disappointed with this response, because I've done several previous marathons and not one other hotel has not allowed me to come back to shower. Trust me, a shower is certainly needed after running for four hours. That kind of soured me on the place. Being a small B&B, I would think they would be more willing to make these kind of accommodations for their guests, since customer service and word of mouth is so important these days. Luckily a Gold's Gym near the finish in Long Branch was kind enough to allow me to shower! In the future, I would stay at a larger hotel, since they have always let me come back after the race was finished to shower and I really appreciate that. Lesson learned.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 6, 2013
Christy
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Jersey's Finest"
This place is absolutely gorgeous and immaculately clean, the service is superb, and they serve the single best breakfast I have ever had in my life. From the adorable decor to the Ralph Lauren towels to the rock candy sticks provided to stir your hot tea, the Carriage House is all about the details, and I cannot say enough great things. I've traveled to a lot of places, and I've never stayed at a finer place.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 31, 2012
Brandi
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Ocean Grove"
lovely, clean accomodating
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Dec 8, 2012
c
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"OUR OVERNIGHT STAY"
It was a very nice place the owner is so nice - He did everything to make it comfortable the hotel is emaculate I would definately stay again.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 24, 2012
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
It was great except that the bed was to hard for my comfort.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Aug 19, 2012
Naomi
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"close to the beach..."
Greatly enjoyed our stay, wonderful home-cooked breakfast, the innkeepers a delight.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Aug 15, 2012
Petra
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Nice place but tiny"
We booked a room for two adults. The bed and room were way too small for two people. The rooms were clean and air conditioned. The hosts were very pleasant. Breakfast was clearly important to them and they put on a big spread. I would have preferred better coffee and fresh fruit instead of all the baked food but overall our visit was pleasant.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Aug 16, 2012
Kate
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Convenient to the ocean"
This is a charming B&B just one block from the ocean. The breakfasts are prepared by the innkeeper and are absolutely delicious - no boring cereal and pastries here! My only "complaint" is that breakfast is not available before 9:00 a.m. I'm a early riser you see.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 4, 2012
Jean
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"One of the best BnB's Around"
The room was sparklingly clean. The owners were excellent and helpful and the breakfast was incredible. This BnB was a short walk to the beach and town. We highly recommend it.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 3, 2012
Vic and Alice
US

The following English reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

4.0 / 5Excellent
"Fabulous Breakfast"
As with most b&bs the rooms are on the small side but very comfortable. A little too feminine in design for my taste. However the welcome and the breakfast more than made up for it.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Oct 3, 2014
Hifigw
GB
2.0 / 5Fair
"Not from visitors from abroad!"
My husband and I were greeted with a friendly welcome by the owner who viewed our large and heavy suitcases with dismay. Our room was on the 2nd floor and no lift. It is an old hotel, as befits the area, with lots of nooks and crannies. Visitors from abroad should be warned that none of the rooms have wardrobes, or indeed any hanging space, and we had arrived from England with all our finery for a wedding! Our host quickly provided us with several hangers and we had to make use of 3 hooks on the wall and by using the shower rail (which was very flimsy). None of the rooms have wardrobes and the owner said he was never asked about this as most of his guests just came for the beach - and Americans tend to rarely change for dinner, etc. The shower in the room was very old and poor. The water took a long time to empty from the basin. The floor was on an incline in our bedroom. Room 7 is only suitable as a children's room. The rooms on the lower floor are very much larger, with balconies, but still no hanging spaces! Having paid in advance for 5 nights, we left the very next morning to find more suitable accommodation at our own expense, although the owner managed to let one of the nights and he kindly repaid us the money for that night. Breakfast is very lavish but very strange food to an English palate!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 3, 2014
Carole
GB

The following reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

4.0 / 5Excellent
"Historisches B&B mit genialem Frühstück"
Das Zimmer war zwar relativ klein, aber das ist bei der Umgebung eher unwichtig. Die Zimmer sind alle mit liebevoll ausgesuchten Details dekoriert. Das Frühstück nimmt man von altem Prozellan ein. Spinatquiche, Croissants, gegrillte Gemüse, Omlette und richtiger Joghurt mit Früchten, ein Traum in USA.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Oct 26, 2013
A Traveler
DE
4.0 / 5Excellent
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Oct 4, 2014
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Jul 6, 2013
CC
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Dec 12, 2012
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Dec 8, 2012
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Oct 13, 2012
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Aug 12, 2012
Katharina + Dan
SE

TripAdvisor reviews for Carriage House B&B

Overall rating:Based on 50 traveler reviews

Most recent traveler reviews:

Overall Rating
"Our second stay, consistently excellent"
07/21/15 jwolfgang9 NJ
Phil and Masha do a great job of hosting and taking care of us. The breakfasts are excellent, and the property is immaculate. Easy parking, quiet neighborhood, and 1 block from the ocean. Don't miss out on staying here.
Overall Rating
"convenient and charming"
06/21/15 lolo c Newark, New Jersey
Nicely kept b&b that is a very quick walk to the beach and also to main street. i was the only guest one night and was upgraded, which was very nice and appreciated. easy parking on the street and enough to do in the area if it rains. very helpful owner
Overall Rating
"Great Weekend Getaway"
06/05/15 Jeffrey O
My girlfriend and I stayed here for one night towards the end of May. The owner was very nice and welcoming. Breakfast in the morning was great. The house was very well kept and beautiful. We stayed in Room 4 and had a view of the beach. We had our own fireplace and bathroom. The other guests were friendly and inviting. We even shared a drink with a couple celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary out of the porch. Ocean Grove is a beautiful town. Most restaurants are BYO since the town is dry. Lots to do within walking distance of the House. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to stay in the area.
Overall Rating
"Great B&B in Ocean Grove NJ"
05/17/15 DaveatClifton Clifton, Virginia, United States
Stayed over night while up for a concert at the Stone Pony, which was easily within walking distance via the beautiful and very safe boardwalk. Room was nice, and spotlessly clean. Great location and nice owners! Breakfast was gourmet, but was heavy on eggs and dairy (and I'm vegetarian very close to being a vegan, so wish they had more veggie choices..but for those that don't worry about such things, you'll likely love their spread). Loved sitting on the porch and watch the world go by. Definitely recommended.
Overall Rating
"Couples getaway! "
05/09/15 Beth A Newton, New Jersey
Great B&B, 2 blocks from ocean!! Lots of charm, great breakfast and charming, accommodating hosts!! Room size was adequate, with access to porch on 2nd floor. Bed was comfy, though only a "full" size. Modern bath. Will definitely return!!
Overall Rating
"December Wedding Night"
01/01/15 fyaren
My husband and I chose this B&B for our wedding night. Having grown up nearby, we knew the area very well. I chose this place because I wanted somewhere quaint, close, and romantic. We were the only guests (late December) and enjoyed every minute of our stay. We had room #1 - queen sized bed, private bathroom, door to the balcony that extends the whole second floor. Being our wedding night, we did not take advantage of everything they had to offer. The B&B is a block away from the beach; having been to Ocean Grove in the summer I can attest to the beach being very nice and other times I have enjoyed sitting out on the balcony reading with the sea breeze. The breakfast was delicious. Being the only guests we ate alone - nice and cozy - next to a fire. I was happy the breakfast was not the typical cold cereal and bagels kind of affair. This is definitely a place we are going to return to.
Overall Rating
"nice!"
10/15/14 travelario
I went to Ocean Grove in early October for a quick seaside hit before working in Princeton and had this entire B&B to myself! It was quiet and very comfortable! The breakfast was really lovely served by very welcoming staff. I'm not sure what it would be like when full as the rooms on the top floor are kind of close to one another but it was excellent for me that day and night.
Overall Rating
"Awesome all around!"
10/13/14 LizardBytes Kauneonga Lake, New York
I stayed with my girlfriend in Room #1 on the second floor. We had the balcony at the street corner that looks towards the beach a block away. Nice comfortable queen size bed, private bathroom and even a gas powered fireplace! Everything was spotless, fresh-smelling and clean! The room as well as the entire place is charming and romantic. The owners are very friendly, hospitable and helpful. The breakfast each morning was meticulously prepared and delicious! The first morning we were served artichoke and goat cheese quiche along with croissants, raspberry clafoutis and yogurt with honey and blueberries. The next morning we had sweet sausage and sweet peppers, spinach pie with feta cheese, devilled eggs and Petit Pain au Chocolate! I would definitely stay here again on my next visit and highly recommend that you do too!
Overall Rating
"A Fall Weekend at the Shore"
10/12/14 lebzel York, Pennsylvania
We spend a weekend at Ocean Grove in the fall once a year and try to book the Carriage House when it’s available. One block up from the ocean; its close both to the boardwalk and, in the other direction, to the town center with its cute shops and restaurants. We stayed in room 2, with a gas fireplace, a good size bathroom and a balcony from which you can see the ocean. The B & B is clean, well kept and very Victorian. The breakfast room is below the main level and breakfast is delicious, and all cooked by Kathi. Some of the offerings: a sort of a breakfast “pizza”, mild cheese & a bit of tomato on pastry. One morning we had blueberry pastry, the next, raspberry. There were deviled eggs, croissants, yogurt and fruit, juice and coffee. All served on elegant china. Phil and Kathi are pleasant and accommodating hosts. You have to climb stairs to get to any of the rooms. Ask for the second floor if you prefer fewer stairs. All together a terrific B & B.
Overall Rating
"Convenient location to everything! A peaceful getaway"
09/15/14 Ms. C Totowa, New Jersey
Stayed for two nights; we needed a little getaway. Breakfast was deelish there's something for everybody (coffee was extra good) the host was very nice and welcoming. Great restaurants all walking distance. If you are gonna eat in ocean grove know that it's a dry town.(buy wine before) asbury park is walking distance we had lunch there. If you are foodie like me def. yelp for restaurants Seabreeze & Moonstruck. No reason to get into your car for anything. Wifi and prime cable channels. The balcony was the best part ocean view ! Can't wait to go back!
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