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The Ocean Plaza Hotel
Ranked #3 of 19 Ocean Grove B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 July 2011

First of all, I'm NOT a big Bed & Breakfast fan. Most are old, small and lacking the standard comforts on expects from a modern hotel (air conditioning, on-site parking, etc.).
That being said, The Ocean Plaza was a wonderful experience! Ocean Grove has no hotels, only Bed & Breakfasts. We were looking for a few days near the beach, from New Jersey down thru Northern Virginia and the prices for rooms were outrageous! When we came across the Ocean Plaza, they were featuring a special - arrive Sunday or Monday and stay 3 night and the 4th night was free. That brought the 4 night average down to around $110 / night. That worked into our budget nicely.
The Inn itself was terrific! Although the building was original to 1870, it had been completely updated. The room, and attached bath, were roomy and spacious. We had a queen bed, loveseat, chair, dresser, closet and still room to move around. Everything was modern and comfortable. The Inn had central air conditioning, but not individual room controls. Our first floor room was steps from the "living room" and the wrap around porch with many available rocking chairs.
The staff was friendly, courteous and helpful. They knew how to converse without that "over sweet" attitude you get at many B&B's.
The continental breakfast was adequate. There was a nice selection daily of fresh fruit, and a good selection of pastries, although not "homemade". Breakfast was served on the second floor wrap around porch with views of the morning sun glistening off the ocean.
Beach towels and snacks were available for no charge. ALL parking in Ocean Grove is on-street, (no charge) but there was no issue for us at the Ocean Plaza since the Inn has across from a park, so parking was available on both sides of the street.
We do plan to return next year, hopefully for the same week in June.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 July 2011

My wife and I look forward to staying at The Inns of Ocean Grove every summer. Bob, Vicky and the rest of the staff go out if thier way to make us feel at home My wife and I cannot say enough about the staff and the accommodates. We feel so comfortable when we stay there, so much so that it feels like
our own summer home. My wife
and I enjoy our stay there during during the summer so much, we
decided to stay there during the
winter to celebrate the anniversay of our first date. It is a quaint , romantic
place to stay and Bob always makes sure we are taken care of and helps make it a romantic occassion by surprising my wife
with champagne and strawberries.
Great location to the beach and
local restaurants and I would
recommend taking a quick stroll
over to Asbury Park, a place
experiencing a great rebirth.
You will not be disappointed by staying here!

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Reviewed 28 April 2011

The owner of this inn was so gracious and hospitable, we had five star treatment for the entire weekend! Bob, the owner of the inn, knew we were ordering pizza for dinner so he took the liberty of catering a huge spread of platters in addition to our pizzas. The inn is very cozy and a block away from the beach, so overall, it was a perfect weekend away.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 January 2011

A one night stay for a small wedding and reception here under the care of Bob was a wonderful delight. The Ocean Plaza is a beautiful place with wonderful views and without a doubt some of the best service around. When someone loves what they do it shines through and through. Thanks for a wonderful memorable time Bob.

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Reviewed 20 January 2011

I loved this place. My daughter was married here and the experience was wonderful. Bob the person in charge was awesome, he went out of his way to make sure the bride had a great experience. I believe he went above and beyond. We stayed in the Bradley suite and the room was perfect. I would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with family
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Thank takahle
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Additional Information about The Ocean Plaza Hotel

Address: 18 Ocean Pathway, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756-1619
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Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Ocean Grove
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Ocean Grove
Price Range: ₹ 6,811 - ₹ 9,924 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Ocean Plaza Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located one block from the beach in the beautiful historic seaside town of Ocean Grove, this grand century old hotel features 16 distinctively decorated guest rooms and 3 exceptional suites. Its numerous balconies and wrap around porches provide magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean and the town's extraordinary Victorian architecture. All of the accommodations at the Ocean Plaza include private baths, air conditioning, free WiFi, flat screen cable TV, refrigerators, coffee makers and Continental Breakfast is included. New Jersey Transit and bus transportation from the City are within walking distance. Open year round, guests can enjoy beautiful sunrises and sunsets, a swim in the ocean, a walk along the boardwalk, bicycling or just relaxing away from the hectic pace of the city. We are walking distance to downtown Ocean Grove with its many quaint shops and cafes as well as Asbury Park which just ranked No. 10 in Travel and Leisure Magazine's "50 Best Places to Travel in 2016". ... more   less 
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