We have never stayed in the Ocean Grove area so we reallly did not know what to expect. When we arrived very early in the morning we went inside to look at the brochures to find a place for breakfast. We were warmly greeted by Bob, the general manager who was very welcoming! and told us that we could have breakfast there even though it was not time for us to check in yet. After a wonderful breakfast with a variety of food for all palettes we were able to change into our bathing suits and head to the beach. Bob would call us at the beach on our cell phone when the room was ready. The inn had a lovely wrap around porch on the first floor where we enjoyed ocean breezes and met some wonderful people also staying at the inn. The second floor porch was for breakfast where you could sit and see the ocean and the beautiful victorian houses around the center green. On the third floor you could go out on the porch to get breathtaking veiws of your surroundings!! They alos have special nights where they will cook supper on the grill complete with dessert if you just want to stay in for an evening. It is a short walk to the beach and you get to wak by some very beautiful victorian housesOverall, Bob and his staff were very accomodatting and saw to our every need. We can't wait to go back to this inn next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located one block from the ocean, this grand century-old hotel was completely restored in 1994 and provides the perfect setting for vacations, relaxing getaways, business travel, family or group get-togethers and weddings. The Plaza is located on historic Ocean Pathway, just a short walk from downtown Ocean Grove with its many unique shops, restaurants and cafes, and walking distance to Asbury Park with its numerous restaurants, art galleries, antique shops and boardwalk. Its numerous balconies and wrap around porches provide magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean, the famed Great Auditorium and the town's extraordinary Victorian architecture. Their attention to detail with a personal touch makes The Ocean Plaza feel like your own private beach house any time of the year! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Ocean Plaza Hotel Ocean Grove