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Havertown
Reviewed 9 July 2016

This hotel is older and does need some updating but you cannot discount the room size and the proximity to the beach. The rooms are large with a bed area and large sitting area. Plus a bathroom area and small hallway. It may not be the Ritz but the room size is great. It is also very convenient to the...

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Chris A, General Manager at Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for both your fair and descriptive review. This is a gem built in 1924 and holds a special place in many hearts. One cannot beat the magnificant view of the ocean, boardwalk, and surrounding areas. We appreciated your business and support. Our staff continues to identify ways to enhance the services offered and experiences which will last a...

Rockville, Maryland
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Very nice hotel and very well located. Friendly staff. We got a very nice room; t was clean, comfortable and ....ocean view! Free coffee in the morning (lobby) to start the day. Walking distance to the Asbury park Convention Hall. Kids play area by the beach also very close. I booked using Orbitz but I would recommend to compare rates...

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Chris A, General Manager at Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, responded to this review

I agree. Thank you for taking time to write a descriptive review of your visit to the hotel. We continue to identify ways to enahnce the experience. Above all, you are our most important component. The view of the ocean id awesome! The proximity to restaurants and shopping are key. However, it is your satisfaction that matters most. Thank you...

Eagle
Reviewed 8 July 2016

If only the advertised tiki bar was operational, as well as the restaurant, for we were looking forward to having both at our disposal. If management can make these amenities available in the future, I would come back, as well as recommended it to all.

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Chris A, General Manager at Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We have taken steps to fully staff the tiki bar to offer both food and beverage. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel. The location is extraordinary with a view promised to take your breath away Warm Regards, Chris Adams General Manager

Selden, New York
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Hotel was very nice, close to beach. I didn't like how House Keeping knocks on your door all morning until you get out of room though - not cool. Other than that, very nice stay. There was a boardwalk with lots of things to do - places open late. Definitely try it out!

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Chris A, General Manager at Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the hotel. Point taken on your feedback regarding housekeeping. We will certainly address this reasonable expectation. You are so right regarding the view and the boardwalk. Everyone must try it at least once!! Warm Regards, Chris Adams General Manager

Lisle
Reviewed 8 July 2016

There are so many little things that make this place lacking. There's the musty smell and broken fixtures such as drawer handles. Analog TV channels. Not enough outlets. Only good thing is that it is close to the beach.

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Chris A, General Manager at Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, responded to this review

You are right about the location from the hotel to the beach. I do apologize for the problems you experienced and the subpar feeling you had regarding the lack of amenities of the hotel. We are working thru a comprehensive PM program during my brief tenure to correct the attention to details in an effort to present a hotel more...

Chevy Chase, Maryland
Reviewed 7 July 2016

It was fine. It was what we needed to visit friends on a holiday weekend. they ran out of parking spaces. The hallways are too dark. The access to the pool thru the lobby bothered me. The pool was okay nothing to write home about. I am used to certain things and I was disappointed, but thats what you get...

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Chris A, General Manager at Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, responded to this review

I am sorry about the feeling of blah about the pool. This is normally a pride point based on previous feedback the hotel has received. I appreciate that you chose our hotel even if last minute yet hope you will consider us the next time you plan a get away. Thanks again for your feedback and invaluable feedback. Chris Adams...

Califon, New Jersey
Reviewed 7 July 2016

This hotel was advertised as recently renovated. It was NOT. The wall paper was ripping off the wall in several spots. The carpets were filled with sand. The woodwork was dirty. Tile in the bathroom was moldy. The bathroom door had scuffs and some red "stuff" on it. For $299/night, one should not be subjected to the kind of poor...

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Chris A, General Manager at Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, responded to this review

Certainly, I am humbled by your feedback regarding your experience at the Berkeley Hotel. I have taken note of all of your comments and pledge to ensure an enhanced offering moving forward. Our hotel continues to learn, grow, and mold ourselves into a destination worth experiencing. Your invaluable report card allows me to point out necessary adjustments in our pursuit...

Washington Crossing
Reviewed 6 July 2016

So many things were not what we expected. Initial room was very dirty, flying ants in the second room, crying babies, and barking dogs that lead us to leave and go home to get a good night's sleep. We were so excited about our extended stay. We were very disappointed with the hotel. The staff is lovely at the reception...

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Chris A, General Manager at Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the honest feedback regarding your recent experience at the hotel. Quite obvious is the need to improve certain key areas of importance. We have placed a focused effort to fully enhance and improve services having a direct impact on the overall ambiance of our guests. Clearly, you confirmed that we have continued work to fully meet the...

Staten Island
Reviewed 6 July 2016

I have stayed with the Berkeley many times. Each and every time I have always had an amazing experience. Every step of this hotel has been amazing. From valet, reception, to housekeeping. If I ever had the slightest request/concern they would be on top of it within minutes. By far my favorite hotel in new jersey

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Chris A, General Manager at Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, responded to this review

THANK YOU!! On behalf of the hotel, we appreciate your kind review from a recent visit to the hotel. We are so glad to hear of the positive impact our staff had on your overall perception. We take your comfort to heart and really attempt to ensure comfort, quality, and positive memoroes. Thanks again for your kind words. Chris Adams...

East Patchogue
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Great place to stay close to Boardwalk, but be prepared to pay for everything: parking, wi-fi, beach access, etc. the restaurant was not open mid-week but there was local food on the boardwalk which was great. Walking distance to everything in Asbury and great views from roof top (just go early, doors are locked to roof at night) lots of...

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On behalf of the staff, allow me to thank you for your review of the hotel. The roof top area will continue to be an area of evolving entertainment, lounging, and wonderful views od the ocean. We are appreciative of your business and will continue to find ways to enhance our wide variety of services and experiences. We hope to...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
As historic Asbury Park's premier boutique hotel, The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel enjoys a prime location along the New Jersey shoreline just steps from the famed boardwalk. Designed by noted Beaux Arts architect Warren Whitney of New York, the hotel recently underwent a renovation of historic proportions and is poised to experience the renaissance of this nineteenth-century seaside destination. Modern luxuries complement the classic grandeur of this 238-room famous hotel, with a nod to the Victorian architecture and oceanfront glamour of Asbury Park's storied past. The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel embodies everything that is the revitalization of the famed Jersey Shore and itself represents the rebirth of this cultural icon. The Berkeley offers a bar and restaurant during the summer season only. Parking is available in our lot at an additional cost. Parking is provided on a first come, first serve basis as it is limited. The Berkeley prides itself on being a pet friendly hotel. Pet friendly rooms are offered on a designated floor at an additional cost. A complimentary coffee service is available daily from 7 AM to 11 AM for all overnight guests. For questions or concerns, please reach out to the email provided on our general information page. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

Address: 1401 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-5612
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Asbury Park
Price Range: €114 - €226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 238
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Also Known As:
Berkeley Hotel Asbury Park
Berkeley Carteret Oceanfront Hotel
Berkeley Asbury Park
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“Fourth floor is pet friendly. Yes, pet friendly. As in bring your pet. Great to know!”
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