FAQs

Are children permitted at your inn?
Children 5+ are welcome at our inn.  We have 5 “family” rooms (8, 19, 22, 31, 32) that accommodate well behaved children between the ages of 5-9.  The remaining rooms only accommodate children 10+.  Please contact us for details.  For the safety and comfort of all guests, children must be supervised at all times.  Running through the inn and jumping down the steps are not permitted.  We do not accept children under 5, including infants.

Can we arrive early?
You may arrive as early as 12pm on arrival day to obtain beach tags and parking passes.  Room keys are not issued before 2pm.  

Can we have a late check-out or early check-in?
Check in is from 2pm-6pm. If you would like an early check in or late check out, you must arrange this service 24-48 hours prior to arrival, for an additional charge. Also, if you will be arriving later than 6 pm, you must notify us in advance for alternative arrangements. Typically during June, July, and August this policy is not changed, however, during the “shoulder” seasons when we have less guests, this policy may be adjusted for more parking time, later check-outs, or early check-ins at our discretion.

Do you have an elevator/elevators?
Unfortunately, we are a historic building that has good old-fashioned staircases. We will be happy to assist you with your bags, but if stairs are an issue this may not be the right property for your needs while on vacation. We’ll be happy to help you find a property that can accommodate your needs.

What is the tax?
Guests of The Scarborough Inn Bed & Breakfast are required to pay a 6.625% New Jersey sales tax and a 5% Hotel tax.

Do you offer group discounts?
Yes, in fact, we’ve hosted many family/group reunions;  we offer discounts for guests that book 3 or more rooms (2+ night stays). Call for details.

Can I show my friend the room?
Only registered guests are permitted in the rooms. However, friends or family (staying elsewhere) of guests are sometimes permitted to use the porch and living room as availability permits. Also, with a prior arrangement, we’ll be happy to have a staff member give non-registered guests a tour of the inn.  Please ask the front desk if this option is available during your stay.

Can I use the outside showers after check out?
Registered Guests who have checked out and moved their cars are permitted to use the outside showers/changing stall and the ground floor bathrooms.  Please do not bring friends or family who stayed elsewhere.  We do not provide towels after check-out, so plan accordingly.

Do you offer Parking?
Yes we offer free off-street parking on site. We are two blocks from the beach and heart of the boardwalk, and three blocks from the heart of the shopping and dining district (Asbury Avenue). You can pretty much park your car and walk everywhere from the Scarborough Inn Bed & Breakfast.  Some oversized vehicles may not be permitted to park in our lot.  Please call for details.

Do you offer free use of beach tags?
Yes, we offer free use of seasonal beach tags from 12pm on arrival day until check out. Room keys are not handed out until 2 p.m. To ensure all arriving guests have a beach tag, departing guests must return the beach tags at check out. Guests who do not return beach tags upon check out will be charged a non-refundable fee of $35. 

Why do you charge a late check in fee? What is the fee?
We are a bed and breakfast; therefore, we are not required to have a fully staffed desk 24/7. With that said, we close the desk at 6 pm or after our last check in, whichever comes first.  If you will be arriving after 6 pm, you will need to call us directly to make arrangements for check in. The person on call will be happy to greet you and check you in until 10 pm.  WE DO NOT CHARGE A FEE prior to 10 pm.  After 10 pm, there is a $50 (plus tax) late check in fee.  We wake up daily at 530 am to begin preparing our popular breakfast and coffee service, and we need our sleep so that we can perform at our highest level during your stay. 🙂 

What happens if we leave something behind after check out?
Please call us at 609-399-1558 and describe the item to the best of your ability. We will check with our staff. If we find it, our policy is to ship the item C.O.D. either First Class (least expensive) or Priority Mail (fastest), depending on your preference.  We will also ask you to respond to an email stating that you agree for us to charge your credit card the entire shipping fee, should you not accept our shipment, or you fail to claim the shipment at the Post Office within 10 days. There is a handling/materials fee added to the cost of postage.  The fee is dependent on the complexity of the shipping, and/or the materials needed to ship your item.  We maintain a “lost and found” bin for 30 days; after this time, we will recycle, donate, or discard the item(s) in the best manner possible.