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Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1401 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in Asbury Park
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Denville, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The staff was nice, responsive and courteous. The furnishings in the room and other areas were classy and clean. the bed was comfy. However, I saw people get trapped in the elevator when it didn't fully open. The pressure in the shower literally went to nothing. The a/c only blew hot air even after being looked at. the light switches... More

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Wilmington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You need a sign maybe two. You need a paved parking lot You need a back entrance once you park you have to walk 2 blocks in the cold wind to get back in. You need new tv's and have housekeeping check if remotes work. Rooms are small. More mirrors, more accessible plugs . Refrig in rooms

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Lakewood
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the service was great. Hotel recently renovated, the room was nice but appliances were a little dated. location is so-so, even though very close to the beach. the only thing I really missed was an outside lounging area - I wanted to be out to enjoy the first rays of spring sunshine and there was nowhere outside to sit :(

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No one knows what they are doing here, either on the phone or in person. Bar is horrible, pool table had one leg missing and fell over. Rooms wouldn't open with electronic key. Screwed up my reservation as well. This was for a wedding and even though it was the end of March, not tourist season, they could/would not give... More

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Cem E, General Manager at Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, responded to this review

TripAdvisor member! - Thank you for staying at our hotel as part of the group and sharing your comments with us. My apologies that we couldn't make your time as enjoyable as we strive to make it for each guest every day. We are in the process of upgrading our key system as well as our restaurant and Bar &... More

Piscataway
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

was a disaster from the time we pulled into the lot. reservations were wrong. was there for a wedding at a different venue " thank god" and they had all of us that stayed over scattered all over the hotel. we arranged all of our rooms 2 months in advance. hotel Bar closed was suppose to be open til 2am.... More

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Cem E, Manager at Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Edward M!- thank you for sharing your review of the Berkeley Hotel on TripAdvisor. The bar has not been opened as fully functioning bar and restaurant, bar & lounge will be opening for the upcoming season with a new concept. the bar was only open for limited hours to accommodate small group of guests after the party but we... More

Indianapolis
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No coffee/tea service anywhere in the hotel. Told by front desk staff to try the nearby 7-11 store. Despite raining outside, the back entrances to the hotel from the parking lot were locked resulting in needing to walk, in rain, around the block to get in the front entrance.. The parking lot was full of enormous potholes.

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Cem E, Manager at Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Robert C!- Thank you for sharing your comments with us. We do have coffee service on weekends in the lobby off season. Our parking lot is in the back side of the hotel as how the building was built and space opened in the back side of this very congested famous shore city of NJ. I apologize that you... More

Eastchester
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Berkeley Oceanfront has a lovely location and newly renovated interior. Unfortunately, many basics are substandard. One can hear every word from the other room, and even see the light, through double connecting doors. Windows don't seal and the heat didn't work in our room. Furniture is water damaged in rooms/drawers don't work. No coffee service except in lobby and... More

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Cem E, Manager at Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Wedding P!- thank you for sharing your feedback of your recent stay on TripAdvisor. We acknowledge of the structural predicaments of the historical building from 1922. Our building has the history and charm from more than 90 years and we are constantly improving and renovating parts of the building without changing historical integrity of the building. Last renovation was... More

Hooksett
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

bell hops on arrival & departures were the best ...the rest of the crew leaves a lot to be desired..we will not be returning.....we had a deluxe reserved, however because we needed a handicap - the room was so tiny with no room in the bathroom..tub was extremely difficult to get into..had to move a chair into the bathroom so... More

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Cem E, Manager at Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Helen M M!- Thank you for your recent review about your recent visit to The Berkeley Oceanfront. My sincere apologies for the disappointment and dissatisfaction in your room. I am happy to hear that our bell/door staff were up to your expectations. As your headline says, yes it could be a lot better and we are trying to do... More

Warrington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looks like a mental institution on the outside, but don't let that scare you-it's a nice place and the people are really friendly. Despite hosting 3 weddings during our stay, they treated us like VIPs!

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Cem E, Manager at Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, responded to this review

Hello B B!- Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us and for your thoughtful feedback. the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel has been built in 1922 and the building has full of history that goes back to World War II which indeed, it served as Military Hospital. I am glad to hear that our team members at The Berkeley made... More

Jersey City
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exterior looks like a nursing home. The interior is pretty. The front desk receptionist was rude. Be aware that parking limited on occasions when the hotel is full. Our outlet didn't work in the bathroom, which made getting ready for a wedding very difficult. If anticipating going to the bar after a wedding, be aware that they might close... More

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Cem E, Manager at Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Chris W!- Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. Our building was built in 1922 and has full of history and Jersey Shore charm. We are working toward creating more parking options for our guests in highly congested famous NJ Shore City of Asbury Park. Our coffee service will be available in the lobby for the season not only... More

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What travelers say

  • Very nice(8)
  • Front desk staff(5)
  • Stone Pony(4)
  • Saturday nights(4)
  • Pool area(3)
  • Ocean views(3)

Additional Information about Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

Address: 1401 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Asbury Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in Asbury Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel 3*
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. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Berkeley Hotel Asbury Park
Berkeley Carteret Oceanfront Hotel
Berkeley Asbury Park
Berkeley Carteret

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