The Inn At Laurel Bay

400 Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City, New Jersey 08226
Innkeeper(s): Sharon & John Szabo
  • Introduction

    The Inn At Laurel Bay,  front of inn

    Welcome to The Inn at Laurel Bay!

    Your comfort is our commitment at The Inn at Laurel Bay in Ocean City, New Jersey. Every detail, from the morning paper to the grand porch, is chosen to enhance your experience. Beach tags, beach chairs, boogie boards and a variety of sporting equipment are available for your use.

    Culinary delights await you at Laurel Bay. A stay at the inn includes a breakfast of fresh baked goodies, cereals, juices, coffees and teas from Positively 4th Street, our cafe on the ground floor of the inn. The cafe is renowned for its fabulous food and welcoming atmosphere. You won't want to skip breakfast. At Positively 4th Street homemade is our mantra. We bake daily muffins, traditional sweet and savory scones, round and pan cookies, sweet breads, brownies and chocolate treats just to name a few of our most popular goodies, which are available all day.

    The Inn At Laurel Bay,  painting

    Rooms are appointed with hand-painted finishes, detailed moldings, rich linens, buckwheat hull pillows, air-conditioning and ceiling fans to ensure your sleeping comfort. Below you will find a small sampling of our available rooms.

  • Positively 4th Street Coffee Bar & Cafe

    The Inn At Laurel Bay, cafePositively the friendliest cafe in Ocean City.

    Stop in. Stay awhile. Enjoy the fabulous food and drinks, the peaceful, zen-like vibes of our eclectic-chic decor, the art show, the mosaic tables, and the free wifi. At Positively 4th Street, we positively have it all.

    We make the full range of espresso drinks, both hot and cold. Throughout the day, we brew organic, fair trade coffee roasted in Ocean City by Harry&Beans. Our gourmet teas by Revolution are unique to Ocean City. You can have a cup or an entire pot. We also feature Italian sodas and a variety of waters, juices, and energy drinks.

    If breakfast just isn't breakfast without an egg, have an egg panini. We bake farm fresh eggs and layer them between two pieces of focaccia. We add sausage, or bacon, or grilled veggies. Sometimes we add cheese. Then we grill the entire sandwich. There's a least two different breakfast panini available everyday all day. The selections vary daily. Our homemade granola features greeks yogurt. Our steel cut oatmeal is to die for.

    At Positively 4th Street homemade is our mantra. We bake daily muffins, traditional sweet and savory scones, round and pan cookies, sweet breads, brownies and chocolate treats just to name a few of our most popular goodies, which are available all day. Visit us on Facebook to vote for your favorite muffin and to see photos of our latest sweet creations.

  • Laurel Bay Cottage

    The Inn At Laurel Bay, cottageWe are Sharon and John Szabo, owners of the Laurel Bay cottage, which is next door to the inn at 712 4th Street.

    Our cottage is the quintessential Jersey Shore two-story cottage. A living room, dining room, kitchen and powder room occupy the first floor. The fully-equipped kitchen, has a dishwasher to make clean up a breeze. The double central air units guarantee that the cooks never lose their cool. There is a washer and dryer in the powder room for you to keep your linens and bath towels, which you supply, fresh and clean.

    The cottage sleeps six(6) people comfortably in three(3) bedrooms on the second floor. Also on the second floor is one bathroom with a shower and tub.

    We have a page of cottage photos. Be sure to check it out.

    Cottage Accommodations

    There are three(3) bedrooms on the second floor of the cottage that sleep a total of six(6) people: one with a queen bed, one with a full bed, one with two twin beds. We allow a maximum of eight(8) people to sleep in the cottage. We do enforce this limit.

    Cottage Rates

    The Laurel Bay cottage is one block from the beach and the rates are great. Rates do fluctuate with the seasons, but within the summer season stay consistent even for weeks with holidays. The chart on our site shows the lowest and highest published weekly rates per season.

    Reserving the Cottage

    To reserve the Laurel Bay cottage, please call (609.814.1886) or send an email to requesting the week you want to reserve. We will respond promptly, returning your email or phone call to tell you if the cottage is available. To finalize the cottage reservation, we require half the rental within two weeks of making the reservation. Final rental payment is due two weeks before the rental start date.

    The cottage rents from Saturday to Saturday during the summer and shoulder seasons. Occasionally in the off season, we will rent the cottage for less than a week. Check with us and we will see what we can do for you.


    The Laurel Bay cottage check-in time is 2pm; check-out time is 10:00am.

  • Around the Inn

    • Comfy couches arranged for relaxing and conversing
    • Gallery wall with original paintings
    • Picture yourself sitting here on a lovely summer afternoon
    • Garden flowers in late summer

    The Inn At Laurel Bay, couchesThe Inn At Laurel Bay, Ocean City, New Jersey, living area

    The Inn At Laurel Bay, Ocean City, New Jersey, porchThe Inn At Laurel Bay,  flowers