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“Convention Stay” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

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Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Asbury Park
Toms River
1 review
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“Convention Stay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014

The hotel has made a lot of cosmetic upgrades. They are understaffed and the rooms have horrible pillows, inadequate air conditioning and they are very short on staff. The staff is very accommodating but the Corporate Management of this property leaves a lot to be desired. Attended a 800 person convention and there was not enough staff to keep up with the volume of people and there were some issues with the hotel in regards to event services being able to accommodate the needs of the Convention.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Monroe Twp
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014

Location, location, location. Very nice hotel. Older definitely but, well maintained. Do not get a room but the elevator. Outdoor pool was basic but nice. Stayed in a suite room, plenty of room very comfortable.


  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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New York
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014

Nice size room with a great view. Easy check in and out. Friendly and helpful staff. Fitness Center needs major updating. Some of the items did not work at all. All in all my stay was an improvement over the last time I was there..

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Midland Park, New Jersey
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

We really like this hotel, but now the very nice restaurant has closed, and there is only food available on weekends apparently.
When we walked into the bar today, they said it was a cash-only bar. Come again. We do not travel with lots of cash, and we think that this policy is ridiculous in a large hotel.
I guess we can't stay until the restaurant/bar situation gets updated and there is once again food and booze very day of the week with credit cards accepted.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Little Falls, Nj
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

Avoid booking through 3rd party sites. And get the Corner rooms Ocean side. a little more but WORTH IT!! Completely different experience. They actually upgraded us after a horrible wedding party in the room next to us. So Management really did try to accommodate. For that I am grateful.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hillsborough
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

Too pricey for the small amount of services they offer. The pool was dirty, the rooms were full of dog smells and hair. And the fitness equipment was broken.
If I come to the area again, I have to make sure to stay else where.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

This hotel is an Asbury Park classic. I stayed here when i was a child. It still needs a lot of work to become a modern comfortable hotel with modern amenities. It has improved greatly over the last number of years, but has some more refining to do

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

Property: Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel
Address: 1401 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Asbury Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Asbury Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 238
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 
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Also Known As:
Berkeley Hotel Asbury Park
Berkeley Carteret Oceanfront Hotel
Berkeley Asbury Park

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