A picture is worth a thousand words. By that reckoning, these films are worth 86 million words a minute. You'll laugh. You'll cry. It's better than Cats.
Dear Beloved Friends of Scarborough Inn,
To quote Austin Powers: “Allow myself to introduce... myself.”
My name is Sne. That rhymes with day. I’m a South Jersey beach kid. I grew up in Ventnor, a distant one island up the coast from Ocean City.
For 20 years, I’ve been practicing architecture in Manhattan. But I’ve never stopped being a Sixers fan (sorry Knicks; sorry Nets), and I’ve never stopped being a beach kid. When I can’t surf down here, I skateboard the streets up there pretending I’m surfing down here.
In June 2020, I became the most recent of a 125-year-old line of innkeepers of Scarborough Inn.
Q: Why would an architect become an innkeeper?
A: Because we’re control freaks.
Architects are known to design everything from furniture to menus to silverware so they could influence your experience.
But nothing affects how you remember a place more than the people you meet. I’ve been in beautiful places where I was made to feel unwelcome. I’ve been other places where my host’s warmth overshadowed the modest accommodations.
My goal at Scarborough Inn is to make physical changes—small and large—to make your stay more comfortable while keeping you connected to this Victorian Building’s storied past. More importantly, I aim to make Scarborough Inn your home by the sea.
I’ve gotten to know some of you. I’m looking forward to meeting the rest of you.
Have a safe and healthy summer. And when you’re ready to feel sand between your toes again, you know where to find me.
Sne Avichal | Innkeeper
Meet the innkeeper
events & promos
You always mess up at Valentine's Day. The clichés won't cut it this year. Instead of flowers, chocolate, and a lame dinner, how about going away for the weekend at a place where pink is the official color. Brisk nostalgic strolls on the boards, evening chats by our fireplace, rocking on our famous heated porch. Monica is whipping up pink pancakes and I'll be pouring pink mimosas. And you can check out late at 1pm on Sunday (no extra charge) and still have plenty of time to watch whichever non-Iggles teams are in the Super Bowl. And since Valentine's Day is mid-week this year, you can do all that cliché stuff on the official day.
You can stay one night, but if you book two, I'll take 50% off that second night! Click here to book.
Promo Code: V
UPDATE: Left up here for FOMO.
You call it New Year's Eve. We call it First Night. It's OCNJ's family-friendly December 31st celebration where the focus is on music, arts, history, and family fun. Call Scarborough Inn your home base during the more than 70 events at 20 venues throughout town. Free shuttle service connecting them all too! So much better than shelling out for an overpriced prix-fixe or watching a lame ball drop at home. Book two nights and get 25% and your OCNJ First Night admission badges included! Details on the image above.
Promo Code: FIRSTNIGHT
ocean City first night
SECOND UPDATE: This event is also over and is likewise left here for FOMO, but also to thank the neighbors and volunteers for an exceedingly successful home tour which will be an annual traditional. Follow Scarborough Inn on Facebook and/or Instagram for news about next year's tour.
UPDATE: DUE TO EXTREMELY HIGH DEMAND, WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING RSVPS FOR THIS EVENT. WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE FOR THEIR INTEREST IN THIS NEW TRADITION IN THE MAKING. PLEASE CONTACT EMAIL SNE@SCARBOROUGHINN.COM IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING FOR THIS YEAR'S TOUR OR IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A HOST FOR NEXT YEAR'S TOUR.
Volunteers get two admission wristbands to this year's tour. All other inquiries get a passive aggressive lecture from a cranky innkeeper about the virtues of an engaged citizenry. More details here.
Holiday Historic Home tour
UPDATE: This event is over and is left herein for FOMO purposes only.
Food, drinks, laughs... and murder! A fireside comedy show at Scarborough Inn goes south when the jokestar gets upstaged by The Most Wonderful Crime of the Year. Now you and the other guests need to unravel this mystery like your cheap holiday sweater. More details here.
Promo Code: MURDERMYSTERY
MURDER MYSTERY WEEKEND
But wait! There's more! You get a bed. You get a breakfast. And now you get these sick discounts! Only one promo per reservation, greedy! If you already have a reservation with us, call us and I'll give you a gift certificate toward a FUTURE stay worth the discount you would've gotten had you booked with the promo code. Talk about magnanimous. The gift certificate is valid until December 31, 2025.
When? The weekend before Valentine's Day. So Feb. 9–11.
Promo Code and Link: V
What's the Deal? Spend the weekend at the shore instead of Netflixxing and chilling on your couch. Book two nights and I'll take 50% off your second night. We're having pink pancakes for breakfast, I'll sling some pink mimosas, and
When? All the time.
Promo Code and Link: GOARMYBEATNAVY
What's the Deal? Active and former military servicepersons get 10% off. Must show your military ID at check-in. The other catch is that you must enter the GOARMYBEATNAVY promo code. Sailors and marines, I am very thankful for your service. But I'm still salty over that 14-year Army-Navy drought. Go Army!
Early Booking Discount
When? All the time.
Promo Code and Link: EARLYBOOKING
What's the Deal? The early bird catches the worm. Book nine months in advance and get 15% off! Two-night minimum. This is measured from the time you leave us a deposit, not from the time you call dibs. Bank's rules, not mine.
When? All the time.
Promo Code and Link: BETTERTHANVRBO
What's the Deal? Stay six days or more. Get 20% off. That's a day and a half for free! Unlike with house rentals, I don't force you to move in and out on Saturday, or make you provide your own linens, or make you cook your own breakfast, or make you drive to Somers Point to get booze (did I mention we put out free happy hour?), or make you tidy up after yourself throughout the week. Seriously, why are you still on VRBO when you can just move in here?!