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Alessandria, Italy
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We stayed here some years ago, it was wonderful, incredible Ocean view, not to mention the music history you can breath in Asbury Park, if you are sensible enough you can really feel good music inside your soul,, Bruce music but not only. Breakfast was also very good and the hotel is clean and quiet, we will certainly stay here...

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

Thank you!! For your business, to the description of your experience, you articulate it better than I could. We hope to see you again when you need to get away!! Chris Adams General Manager

Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Hi, I have stayed at this hotel before. It is very close to the beach and clean but the bathrooms are shabby and the staff is overwhelmed. You can put up with the price tag because the beach is so close. You can't put up with the fact that the overpriced gift shop attempts to scam the buyer out of...

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

I have read with concern your review of the overall experience especially with the gift shop. We will certainly address this concern as it is important to create a a top level experience. Thank you for surfacing your concerns as we continue to press forward towards extraordinary levels of service. At Your Service, Chris Adams General Manager

New York City, New York
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

people working at this hotel are actually nice . Maybe not everyone , there is a nasty supervisor who never returned my call and did not honor me discount I was promised The common areas are old , so are the pillows, towels and mattress, time for new ones. Hotel is on a great location, so are other 2 hotels...

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Merritt Island
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Give this place another year or two to work out its growing pains then try again. The oceanfront room's view was wonderful. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Although housekeeping leaves something to be desired. The bar and restaurant were only open on weekend and there is no room service which was very unfortunate. The location was good and...

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

We will continue to get better each and ever day. We have placed a gazelle like focus towards ensuring a quality experience from start to finish. Thank you for your feedback as we press towards extraordinary results moving forward. Chris Adams General Manager

Reviewed 14 July 2016

Me, my wife and two sisters stayed at Berkeley the other night whilst visiting Asbury Park. As far as professionalism goes, this hotel is far, far from it. As a place to lay your head for just one night, in a good location, we're not overly fussy and bothered by places but ultimately, when the money's coming out of your...

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

Thank you for providing a well thought out review based on your experience. It is clear the hotel has work to do to prevent these situations from re-occuring. While I appreciate the comments regarding the staff, please know we have placed a keen focus on the correction and upgrade of the condition and amenities of the hotel. Thank you for...

West Coldwell
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Elevators were never cleaned.. Charging for wifi the beach and parking are ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!!! Wifi really????? It's a shame... Those little things add up... When you tell someone how your stay was ?? They're in shock about those charges... Great hotels keep elevators cleans and wifi,parking and beach are FREE!!!!!

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

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent visit to the hotel. I understand your frustration regarding the extra charges though I am most concerned with how you described the elevators. Our focus moving forward is to ensure a facility that is keeping with honoring and fulfilling guest expectations. I appreciate your opinion as they will be voiced and acted...

Farmingdale
Reviewed 14 July 2016

If you want a nice quiet get away this is the hotel to stay. Beautiful roof top and great pool area. The service is great and the rooms are sunny and comfortable. Less than one block from the beach and less than a block from the restaurants.

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

Thank you for your kind words. This is a great hotel and location to wind down and relax. The views of the ocean create such a memorable experience. We hope to see you in the near future. Chris Adams General Manager

Reviewed 13 July 2016

First off, the Berkeley is fine. Its adequate. Its okay. The staff was helpful, the rooms were clean and it has a great location. Unfortunately for the prices they are charging (and the vibe they are trying to sell) they don't quite pull of what they are trying to do. The Berkeley presents itself as an old-school classy destination hotel...

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

You bring up valid points which the hotel is working to address. The views are beautiful, the staff is working extremely hard to extend exemplary service, and we continue to identify ways to enhance our product. I want to personally thank you for your invaluable feedback that surfaces the necessary direction we must continue to take. I believe our best...

Staten Island
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Beautiful historic structure. Very elegant lobby. My room was very comfortable with nice big windows. Comfortable bed. The hotel is under renovation which should've been brought to my attention. Broken lounge chairs and no music at the pool gave it a run down look. A little cleaning of the rim and steps of the pool was needed. There appeared to...

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

Thank you for your thoughtful comments regarding your recent visit. You surface a couple of areas where we are working on towards in order for an upgraded result. I am appreciative of your kind words regarding the lobby and rooms. Our feedback certainly confirms the direction we will continue moving forward. Our focus is and will continue to be towards...

North Arlington
Reviewed 13 July 2016

I arrived a few hours early and was able to check in early which was fantastic. The room was very clean and spacious. I am planning to book another weekend momentarily. Great place for families to stay.

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

We Agree!! Thank you for your kind words in describing your recent visit to the Berkeley Hotel. The views are magnificent and there is so much to enjoy while taking a stroll on the boardwalk. We continue to be amazed at the beauty of the boardwalk, ocean, and surrounding area. Enjoy the scenes from our roof top which has turned...

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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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  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Asbury Park
Price Range: $172 - $399 (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!”
 of 5 bubbles FlavaFlav, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Oceanfront rooms on the higher floors provide the best sea views.”
 of 5 bubbles ritaw406, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Beach view Is worth it”
 of 5 bubbles nickhI5995IQ, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Its pet friendly on the 4th floor”
 of 5 bubbles rotololaw, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
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