Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

Nestled just a few steps from the town’s famous boardwalk along the Jersey Shore in Asbury Park, The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel is a historic boutique hotel that offers an elegant seaside escape. Built over a century ago and serving the public ever since the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel is a Cape May Institute and the go-to place for classic grandeur and timeless charm.

Designed by New York-based Beaux Arts architect Warren Whitney, the hotel gives a nod to the original Victorian architecture of the building in classic design elements and blends them with modern luxuries and breathtaking views to create the ultimate in luxury getaways.

The Berkley features an array of luxury accommodations and designer amenities for discerning business and leisure travelers, with opulent provisions such as premium linens, private bathrooms, deluxe toiletries and complimentary wireless Internet. First-class facilities include a sparkling seasonal outdoor swimming pool with private cabanas, a poolside cocktail bar, five stately ballrooms for special events and functions, and an all-American bar and grill restaurant.

The Berkeley enjoys a coveted beachfront location within walking distance to all the local shops, restaurants, and nightclubs, such as the legendary music venue Stone Pony, and is only an hour away from Philadelphia and New York City.

»Guest Accommodations

Guest Accommodations

The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel offers an array of luxurious accommodations and designer amenities. Designed for comfort and style, guest rooms and suites boast chic, contemporary décor in neutral tones with splashes of color, and king or queen size beds with premium bedding, cotton linens and down comforters. Private bathrooms have shower/bath combinations, plush towels, and designer toiletries, and ample living spaces have comfy armchairs, flat panel televisions with cable channels, iPod docking stations, direct dial telephones, air-conditioning and high-speed wireless Internet.

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»Dining

Dining

The Berkeley Bar & Grill is a family-friendly restaurant that serves a menu of all-American cuisine, classic cocktail, and wines from around the world. The menu includes light meals, salads, sandwiches, entrées, and desserts, while the bar serves a range of craft beer, wines and spirits and handcrafted cocktails. Enjoy drinks at the poolside in a private cabana or in the cozy bar.

Amenities at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel range from a beautiful outdoor swimming with poolside bar and private cabanas, sun loungers and umbrellas to an onsite fitness center with the latest in exercise equipment and free weights and stretching area. The hotel offers onsite free parking, concierge services and five stately ballrooms for special events and functions.

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»Weddings

Weddings

The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel has five grand ballrooms that that can be perfectly tailored to accommodate any wedding, corporate function andother special events from intimate cocktail parties to plated dinner affairs for up to 300 guests. Blending elegant European charm with first-class amenities, the Berkley can accommodate a variety of themes and styles to suit all tastes and needs and provides experienced and professional wedding coordinators to take care of every detail.

The Oval Ballroom boasts 2,550 square feet of space that includes a beautiful dance floor beneath agrand candelabra-style chandelier and an outdoor terrace. This ballroom is ideal for hosting a ceremony, cocktail hour, or wedding reception.

The Versailles Ballroom features 2,900 square feet of space for a lavish dinner reception or cocktail party. Towering white pillars, black-and-white patterned walls, and stately iron chandeliers create an opulent ambiance, and enormous windows provide sweeping views of the ocean.

The grandCrystal Ballroom covers 4,500 square feet with high cathedral ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, elaborate fresco designs, and oversized chandeliers adorned with sparkling crystals.

The 2,000 square-foot Continental Ballroom exudes Old World charm with a stately European design of saffron-colored walls, unique black crystal chandeliers, and sconces, and can host up to 100 seated guests.

The Kingsley isa versatile 6,300 square feet of space with a chic white marble reception area illuminated by skylights and private restrooms.

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»Plan This Vacation

Plan This Vacation

Asbury Park is packed with a variety of attractions and entertainment from shopping and outdoor recreation to a vibrant nightlife. The hotel is within walking distance of a diverse selection of bars, nightclubs, and music venues, including the legendary rock club, the Stone Pony, as well as the Grand Arcade with a wealth of shops, galleries, and boutiques. Six Flags Amusement Park and Wild Safari Jackson offers fun for the whole family, and the Monmouth Park Racetrack promises exciting racing.

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1401 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, New Jersey 07712, website, Phone: 732-776-6700

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