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Waretown
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Employees are very helpful and friendly. There was an issue where our room was taken because they overbooked, but Lisa upgraded our room for no additional cost. The room was very clean. Perfect hotel within walking distance of Wonder Bar, Stone Pony, and several other popular bars. Overall great stay

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Mike T, General Manager at Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your five star review! Please come back and visit us again.

Berwick
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Way over priced.No bar,restaurant,amenities.Can stay at a better summer resort during peak season for less.Everything closed for the winter season,nothing to do.Not enough lighting in the rooms.Outdated furniture.

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Mike T, General Manager at Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, responded to this review

We are sorry you were disappointed. There are many new enhancements underway for this coming summer. We hope you do come back and visit to experience them.

HPIZZLE
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Stayed overnight with friends for my wife's birthday. The hotel was very clean and the customer service was exceptional. We are not willing to compromise on customer service and it seems that neither is the staff here. Unfortunately, we did not get everyone's name but here I will do my best. Upon entering, the bellhop Theo greeted us professionally and...

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Mike T, General Manager at Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your review. We work hard to see that every guest has a great visit with us. Your recognition is truly appreciated!

Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Downtown Theo Brown with the hook up! We had to change rooms and Theo came to our rescue. He was very courteous and a pleasure to talk to! He even told us about some events happening around town tonight. Thanks Theo!

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Mike T, General Manager at Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your five star rating! We are glad that Theo was able to accommodate you so well. I will see that he is rightly recognized for his service.

Reviewed 10 January 2017

I was at the hotel this past weekend for a large gathering of over 100 couples. The hotel was nice. The staff was friendly. Overall, it was very enjoyable. The other people in my group, whom i spoke to, felt the same way.

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Mike T, General Manager at Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your five star review! We are so glad that everyone enjoyed themselves. Please do come back and join us again...

Massapequa Park
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is by far one of the worst places I stayed in my life. The rooms were dark , dingy , old, and dirty as hell. 3 lights for the entire room, the lampshades had stains all over it with rips, the bathroom counter still had hair on it when walking it, the curtains had blood stains on it, and...

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Mike T, General Manager at Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, responded to this review

Thank for your review. We are very sorry for disappointing you. We work hard to see that each guest has a great experience at our hotel. Your review was very surprising to us as your comments are out of character with recent reviews of The Berkeley. We take great pride in insuring our rooms are clean and comfortable. However, your...

Reviewed 4 January 2017

We stayed for New Year's Eve, great location - oceanfront room, watched the sunrise, listened to the surf. The Hotel is near all of the Asbury Park venues, bars/boardwalk, Stone Pony, Convention Hall, etc. The hotel front desk and reservations team were very helpful and super friendly. We will stay there again.

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Mike T, General Manager at Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking thr time to send us your review. We hope to see you again very soon. Happy New Year!

Parsippany
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Overall not a bad experience. My room & others had issues with regulating the temperatures in the rooms. We could not get it lower than 85 degrees in most rooms. Finally 12 hours later they came & turned off the unit completely which brought down the temperature a lot. We kept the windows cracked to circulate some air. They also...

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Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for the issues that arose. Glad to hear you enjoyed the wedding!

East Windsor
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Hotel is convenient to the boardwalk. It was perfect for us on New Years weekend. A major renovation is needed to bring the hotel from 1974 to present. Parking can be an issue. You are charged to park but when the hotel is busy, you may have to wait a good while for the valet to get the car. A...

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Thank you for your review. We appreciate your comments and we will shre them with our team members to help improve our guest experience.

Bergenfield
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Locks on room were broken. Waited 1 1/2 hours for engineering to come after reporting it twice. Electrical outlet came out of the wall. Extension cords on floor in room. Lamp missing switch, couldn't turn it on.

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We are sorry we disappointe you. We will look into your concerns and see that these items are taken care of.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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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
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Asbury Park
Price Range: $172 - $400 (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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“Ocean-view rooms are worth the money.”
 of 5 bubbles dmanuel7126, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Fourth floor is pet friendly. Yes, pet friendly. As in bring your pet. Great to know!”
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“Oceanfront rooms on the higher floors provide the best sea views.”
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“Beach view Is worth it”
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