New Jersey Inn Resurrects Itself After Sandy; Named a Top B&B in US by TripAdvisor

Sea Spray Inn, a nineteenth century Victorian mansion in Ocean Grove, New Jersey, bounces back from Hurricane Sandy to claim its spot among the top B&Bs and Inns in the United States
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Sea Spray Inn in Ocean Grove, NJ
Sea Spray Inn in Ocean Grove, NJ
MONMOUTH, N.J. - Jan. 27, 2014 - PRLog -- Once devastated by Superstorm Sandy, the Sea Spray Inn in Ocean Grove, New Jersey, makes a huge comeback to claim its spot as one of the best bed and breakfasts in the United States, according to TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site.

Sea Spray Inn ( has been named a winner in the B&Bs and Inns category in the 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® awards, coming in 17th out of 25 in the 12th year of the awards. The world’s most outstanding properties were identified in the categories of Top Hotels, Bargain, B&Bs and Inns, Family, Luxury, Romance, and Small Hotels. Travelers’ Choice award winners were determined based on the reviews and opinions of millions of TripAdvisor travelers around the globe

"This award is such a huge recognition of all our hard work. It means that our guests recognize and appreciate their experience,” said Mary Ellen Tellefsen, who co-owns the inn with her husband, Eric. “It’s a really big deal, especially when you think about all the damage Sandy caused then factor in that we had to shut down for 5-months. We really persevered and came back and straight to the top,” said Eric Tellefsen

“We’re excited to recognize the world’s best properties, based on the opinions of those who know them best – the millions of travelers around the globe who come to TripAdvisor to share their experiences,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “For those seeking inspiration for their 2014 travel planning, this list of spectacular accommodations that received 2014 Travelers’ Choice awards is a perfect place to start.

The Sea Spray Inn features eight-rooms and magnificent panoramic ocean and lake views from the first floor porch and the second floor wrap-around deck. It also features luxurious linens and private en suite bathrooms.

All rooms combine the detail of a bygone age with environmentally friendly products and modern amenities, including central heat/air conditioning, television, DVD players, telephone, and complimentary wireless internet access. Each day begins with gourmet breakfasts. The inn caters to vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free, and other dietary restrictions.

Initially a 19th century Victorian-era camp meeting site, Ocean Grove has become one of the Jersey Shore’s finest year-round seaside resorts. As a national historic district, it also has the highest concentration of authentic Victorian architecture in the country. Just this month, Ocean Grove was named the eighth best beach for 2014 by Fodor's.  The Sea Spray Inn is one block from its famed boardwalk, up the block from the beach and about a 3-minute walk to town.

For more information, or to make a reservation, visit or call 732-897-0700.

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