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Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Asbury Park
Reviewed 19 January 2012

I was warned by friends that I should never stay here, but it's so convenient for the Paramount Theatre that I ignored them, and I'm glad I did.

The room was large with views over the ocean and had a very large bed, sofa and desk. The bathroom was adequate - a couple of loose floor tiles - but bath unusable due to lack of plug! Just as well the shower was good.

We didn't eat here, but there was complimentary coffee in the lounge which was appreciated. Also I arrived at noon, knowing that check-in was after 3 pm, but was very pleased to be able to check in immediately. The receptionist was very nice and efficient.

I would stay here again because there really is nothing else that is so convenient for anything you might want to do in AP, and because I slept well and the room was clean.

Room Tip: I was told to ask for a room that wasn't on the 4th or 5th floors.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 January 2012

I've stayed at the Berkeley several times over the years, and it's easy to see that the property has been getting some TLC as of late - no doubt a tough task in the current economy. While always a pleasant place to stay, with a terrific location, the Berkeley had been very rough around the edges. We stayed at the Berkeley on 1/14/2012 to see the Light of Day benefit concert across the street at The Paramount. We were pleasantly surprised to see that many rennovations had taken place in 2011. Most important of which, from my perspective - the old, drafty windows of the past were finally gone, replaced with new, (mostly) air-tight versions. Hooray! There were many updates throughout the property, which is nice to see because we're fond of this place. Would love to see the rear entrance be rennovated and re-opened, as schlepping luggage around the outside of the building to the guest parking lot has always been a bit of a pain. However, all things considered, no complaints. And as always, the service was impeccable. Congrats to the Berkeley on it's evolving updates - nice work!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

I recently stayed there for a wedding and that was the hotel that was booked, but I was not a fan. To start off there was not enough parking spots for the guests. At 6pm they explained to use that the lot was full and did not comp our parking to park on the street. The parking lot seemed to be big enough to fit the staff. The hotel room was very big though, except for having to use your room key to work the electric. The thermostat in our room did not work well and after speaking to another guest, their's did not work well either. The shower only had one piece of glass and did not run the full length of the tub, which made it fun to shower because the floor was soaked afterwards. They did have flat screen televisions in the room, but no HD channels. I would not stay there again, but then again I think it is probably the nicest hotel in Asbury Park..If you do room here, don't expect anything fancy..

Room Tip: Make sure your thermostat works when you arrive
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

I've stayed at the Berkeley at least a dozen times over the past four years and I have to say it keeps getting better and better. Initially, we had to be content with the charm of faded glory but it is getting less faded. They keep making good choices in their renovations -- not only are the ballrooms lovely, they are the only catering space in the tri-state area without hallucinogenic carpeting, the restaurant is nice without being stuffy, the staff extremely helpful. They even got rid of the square pillows which looked really cool but were not so comfortable. I really think they're focusing on the right things.

And they use duvets instead of bedspreads. That should just be the law, its so far superior.

Each time I go I can't wait to see what they've done this time. My only concern is that I'll eventually end up priced out!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

We stayed here for the ATP music festival and had an amazing room with a view of the ocean. It was a perfect location, and the rooms and hotel itself were very nice and clean. Loved it and hope I can go back next year!

Room Tip: Get a room that looks towards the ocean
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

Address: 1401 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-5612
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Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Asbury Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Asbury Park
Price Range: ₹ 7,935 - ₹ 18,516 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 238
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled along the Jersey Shore, just a few steps from the famous Asbury Park boardwalk, the Atlantic Ocean provides gorgeous panoramic views and the ultimate setting for your relaxing getaway. The Berkeley’s coveted beachfront location has convenient proximity to an array of local hotspots, the most notable is The Stone Pony. Our oceanfront hotel is only an hour away from Philadelphia and New York City, making it easily accessible. Head to the Tiki Bar and enjoy a cocktail poolside under the private cabanas for the ultimate relaxation experience. Or you can soak up the sun on the beach and then head across the street to the legendary Stone Pony. If you are one of lucky ones you may catch a surprise appearance by “The Boss”, Bruce Springsteen. The nightlife is diverse and when you stroll along the boardwalk, you will discover great beaches, great shopping, and delicious dining options. The boutique NJ hotel and the historic seaside community is the ideal venue for your wedding featuring magnificent ballrooms and an expansive rooftop perfect for your ceremony or a sunset cocktail party. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Berkeley Hotel Asbury Park
Berkeley Carteret Oceanfront Hotel
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