Perched on the Jersey Shore, Asbury Park is a charming seaside city known for its white sand beaches, live music venues, local arts scene, architectural marvels, and beachfront boardwalk offering vibrant nightlife, fantastic food, and eclectic boutiques.
Bordered by the beautiful beachfront, the Broadwalk is where the fun begins in Asbury Park. Art lovers in particular will have the most amazing time here, exploring giant murals and crocheted art pieces. Exciting waterborne activities await you at the pristine Asbury Park Beach.
Make your trip to Asbury Park truly exceptional by staying at a lovely oceanfront hotel on the boardwalk, an old-school B&B, or a snug holiday home in the suburbs. Here are the top cool and unusual hotels in Asbury Park, New Jersey (in no particular order)…
1. Asbury Ocean Club – a beautiful, chic, upscale hotel with great amenities and location
Luxuriously appointed rooms, a chic spa, and an elegant restaurant await you at Asbury Ocean Club, steps from the Asbury Park Boardwalk. The polished hotel is a mile from Asbury Park train station with the Paramount Theater reachable within a 3-minute walk.
All rooms at Asbury Ocean Club boast floor-to-ceiling windows, minibars, Bluetooth speakers, flat-screen TVs, and plush seating. Suites and upgraded rooms offer advanced amenities like balconies, sofa beds, wet bars, and wraparound terraces.
Address: 1101 Ocean Ave N, Asbury Park, NJ 07712, United States
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2. The Asbury – a hip n rock’n’roll hotel with a contemporary design, a unique experience on the Jersey Shore perfect for partying
Set in a restored redbrick building dating back to the 1950s, this fashionable hotel is a short walk from the Asbury Park Boardwalk.
Stylish rooms at The Asbury have sleek bathrooms with rainfall showers, work desks, flat-screen TVs, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Suites come equipped with mini-fridges, separate living rooms, dining areas, and Nespresso machines.
If you are visiting the city with friends, The Asbury has TV-free dorm rooms that can sleep up to eight people.
The 3-star hotel also has a grand lobby area with a pool table and a bar. You’ll also have access to two rooftop lounges, an outdoor pool, a beer garden with food trucks, and an open-air cinema.
Address: 210 Fifth Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712, United States
- To book, check prices or availability for The Asbury
3. Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel – a historic and grandly designed, luxury hotel right by the boardwalk
A high-end hotel overlooking the Ocean Avenue Boardwalk, located less than a mile from the Asbury Park Convention Hall. The 3-star hotel is an excellent choice for those who want to be based right on the Boardwalk.
Chic, modern rooms at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel feature premium linens, flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, Wi-Fi, and ocean or city views. There’s also a seasonal outdoor pool with cabanas and a Tiki bar, an American bar and grill, a fitness center, and five refined ballrooms.
Address: 1401 Ocean Ave N, Asbury Park, NJ 07712, United States
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4. BeachWalk at Sea Bright – this retro-chic hotel has its own private beach, pool and tiki bar with live entertainment
If you are visiting Asbury Park for its charming beaches, this historic hotel is one of the best places to stay. Located steps from a sandy beach, BeachWalk at Sea Bright is a 2-minute drive from Hartshorne Woods Park and the Twin Lights museum.
Oceanside rooms at the 2-star hotel offer free Wi-Fi, microwaves, flat-screen TVs, and mini-fridges. You’ll have to upgrade to enjoy advanced amenities like pull-out sofas and private balconies or patios.
Address: 344 Ocean Ave N, Sea Bright, NJ 07760, United States
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5. The Hewitt Wellington Hotel – an elegant boutique hotel with stylish decor and lake views
A gorgeous Victorian boutique hotel overlooking Spring Lake, about six miles from Asbury Park Boardwalk. It is a perfect option for those who want to enjoy the majestic beauty of both Spring Lake and Asbury Park.
Tasteful rooms at The Hewitt Wellington Hotel feature period furnishings, hardwood floors, and modern details. In-room amenities include flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, mini-fridges, coffee makers, and private balconies with lake views.
Free perks include continental breakfast, beach badges, and parking. Take a dip in the outdoor pool after satisfying your appetite at the onsite restaurant.
Address: 200 Monmouth Ave, Spring Lake, NJ 07762, United States
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6. The Melrose – a boutique Victorian-style hotel with modern upscale interiors
The Melrose is thoughtfully designed for the proponents of minimalism. The modern B&B features ten well-appointed rooms, all of which come equipped with en suite bathrooms, premium linens, and flat-screen TVs.
A double room at The Melrose sleeps up to two adults, while a quadruple room can comfortably accommodate two adults and two children. There’s also a family room with eight single beds, four double beds, and two extra-large double beds, sleeping up to 26 adults.
Whether you are traveling alone, with a partner, or with your whole family, the upscale hotel is a great place to stay. You’ll be minutes from Asbury Park Beach and some really amazing restaurants.
Address: 34 Seaview Ave, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756, United States
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7. The Grenville Hotel and Restaurant – a charming and quirky family-friendly hotel since the 1890s
A Victorian Gingerbread hotel dating back to the 1890s, located less than a mile from Bay Head Beach with Asbury Park accessible within a 30-minute drive.
The Grenville Hotel features austere rooms and suites with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and stunning ocean views. Some suites have two adjoining rooms, while others feature sitting areas with sofa beds or futons. You’ll absolutely love the food at the laid-back onsite restaurant.
Address: 345 Main Ave #4735, Bay Head, NJ 08742, United States
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8. Laingdon Hotel- a stylish hotel opposite Ocean Grove beach and close to “The Stone Pony Music Club”
If you want to experience Asbury Park’s laid-back vibe to the fullest, Laingdon Hotel is an ideal place to stay. The elegant hotel is set in a quaint Victorian building dating back to 1875, located less than a mile from the Asbury Park Convention Hall.
Guests lodge in old-school rooms and suites with fireplaces, antique furniture, mini-fridges, and cable TV among other amenities. Some rooms also feature 4-poster beds and private balconies with lovely ocean views,
Address: 8 Ocean Ave N, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756, United States
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9. Colts Neck Inn Hotel- an upscale hotel full of comfort and charm and next to a golf course
With 48 individually decorated rooms, onsite dining options, and other high-end amenities, Colts Neck Inn Hotel is clearly one of the best places to stay near Asbury Park. Located about 14 miles from Asbury Park Boardwalk, the 2-star hotel is a 5-minute drive from Hominy Hill Golf Course.
All rooms at Colts Neck Inn Hotel are outfitted with en suite bathrooms, premium bedding, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, complimentary Wi-Fi, microwaves, and mini-fridges. Some rooms also have hot tubs and 4-poster beds.
Golf, cycling, and horse riding are some of the activities you can enjoy nearby.
Address: 191 County Rd 537, Colts Neck, NJ 07722, United States
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10. The James – a designer boutique hotel perfect for families or longer stays
Set in three buildings on an idyllic residential street, The James offers a perfect home away from home less than a mile from Bradley Beach.
Rooms at this sophisticated hotel are individually designed for fussy travelers. Each room comes with an en suite bathroom, Wi-Fi, and a cable TV. The 3-bedroom bungalow is perfect for those on a big family vacation. You’ll also get free beach access while staying here.
Address: 204 3rd Ave, Bradley Beach, NJ 07720, United States
- To book, check prices or availability for The James Asbury Park
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Scott started his travelling life back in 1999, when he headed off on a solo jaunt to South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia with just a backpack, a camera and a spirit for adventure. After that, the travel bug bit hard and now he is always seeking to head off somewhere new. Over the years he has lived in Italy, Qatar, Ireland, UK and the US but his spiritual home will always be Rome as this is the city which most satisfies his unrelenting craving for culture, good food and great football. Scott loves nothing better than to be behind the camera and also runs his own blog and Instagram page. He also counts Melbourne, Cape Town and Tel Aviv among his favourite places. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @scottbalaam