"They did a lot of renovations since my last stay there and I really liked it. I loved my room! Definitely will be going back! " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 13 Jul 2018

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Hotel Description

3-star beachfront hotel near Belmar Beach and Boardwalk

On the beach

At this Asbury Park hotel, you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Asbury Park Boardwalk and 3 miles (5 km) of Belmar Beach and Boardwalk. Asbury Park Convention Hall and Paramount Theater are also within half a mile (1 km).

Business services

This hotel features a fitness center and a seasonal outdoor pool. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and WiFi in public areas. A bar/lounge, a 24-hour front desk, and express check-out are also provided.

MP3 docks, WiFi

Boasting comforts like Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters, the 238 guestrooms also offer WiFi and MP3 docks. Other amenities include cable TV, rainfall showerheads, and hair dryers.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$281 per night

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe King Room - Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Two Queen Beds - Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel ratings based on 37 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.4 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

Everyone (10) Couples (1) Family (4)
4 out of 5
At that price continental breakfast should had been included stayed at Hampton inn/Hilton property last week just as clean and for a great breakfast for less money

Posted by on 8 May 2019

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3 out of 5
Very friendly and helpful staff throughout the property! However, the hotel was full of very loud children and teenagers - and furthermore, we were placed in a room directly next to the elevators on the 7th floor. Why would the hotel not place us, a couple traveling by themselves, AWAY from the noisy and loud groups..perhaps in a corner of a floor away furthest away?? The hallways were VERY loud due to the school and college groups, and noisy conversations at the elevator *right outside our door* made the situation worse. Further, there was no information in the room... i.e., when and where is breakfast, channel guide, WiFi access & password..there wasn't even a pad and pen in the room! The front desk kindly sent me a text message with the above information, but that info should be available in every room without a special request and checking my phone in the middle of the night. Last, the continental breakfast was not at all worth the $10 per person that the hotel charges. We've had much better continental breakfast for free at a chain hotel.

Posted by on 8 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

30 Apr. 2019 by Despina J - Guest Relations Manager

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. We apologize for your displeasure and the mishaps with your stay . We continue to listen and use the voice of our guest for positive growth. We strive to provide a great experience, your voice have been heard, as we try to balance our operations with guest expectations. Please reach out to me directly to speak further about your experience.

2 out of 5
We arrived and the room while clean didn't have heat or hot water, called the desk and asked to switch rooms. They sent a maintenance man who was very courteous and professional. He provided us with an electric heater and actually got the hot water working after awhile. The room should have been ready for winter business and wasn't. Parking cost me another $25.00 and that bill appears as a $75.00 charge on my credit card. Not recommending The Berkeley anytime soon.

Posted by on 9 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

14 Mar. 2019 by Despina J - Guest Relations Manager

Hello and thank you for your review. It is never our intention for our guests to leave dissatisfied. The hotel does stay full throughout the summer months, so every winter we go into every room for a full maintenance over haul to freshen up the vents, filters, painting, caulking, carpet extraction just to name a few items. We are sorry that you experienced this and did not receive your room type, we do always try to accommodate everyone's room request.

3 out of 5
My husband and I were married at the Berkeley 5 years ago and come back every November to celebrate. I think this is the last year we will be back though. It was a Thursday night, there were only a handful (if that) of rooms full yet they would not do a complimentary upgrade to ocean view like they have every previous year for our anniversary. They told us $40 more for the view. The bed was so worn out it dipped horribly in the middle, terrible wifi (which they usually charge for) and zero hot water for showers. The hotel charges for their lot but thats nothing really new. Not worth the $$$$ for a city view, mid-week in November.

Posted by , from New Jersey on 17 Nov. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Nov. 2018 by Despina J - Guest Relations Manager

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. While I wish you had a better experience, it is feedback like this that we learn from and use to improve. We work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience, and it's apparent in this case that we fell short. If you give us a chance to earn back your trust, I can assure you that we will do our best to give you the great hotel experience that so you and many of our guests have grown so fond of.

5 out of 5
They did a lot of renovations since my last stay there and I really liked it. I loved my room! Definitely will be going back!

Posted by on 13 Jul. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Jul. 2018 by Jose

Hello, Thank you very much for your kind review, we hope to reconnect for another visit in the near future! Thank you for staying with us!

2 out of 5

Beach hotel needs better staff

The hotel gave us a room that was for the handicap. The sink was super low to the ground. There was no space to put anything not even for the toothbrush or toothpaste. No hooks for clothes and only a small rack for towels. The hallways are dark and not air conditioned. Very musky. Our reservations came with free breakfast. The restaurant initially said they were not part of the hotel and therefore was not responsible. I went back and forth two times between the front desk and restaurant before two managers agree to honor the breakfast. They charge people different prices. It is normally 12 but they were charging 18 because of the holiday. Another couple asked why they were charged 15 the day before even though it was not a holiday. There were no signs or menus concerning pricing. Seem like they were ripping people off.

Posted by on 5 Jul. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

22 Jul. 2018 by Jose

We're sorry to see you that you didn't enjoy your stay with us, we hope this experience does not deter you from staying with us again. This does not reflect the standards we have set at the Berkeley. We hope to see you return in the near future.

5 out of 5
Staff was welcoming and friendly. Great location, was able to easily walk to the Stone Pony for a show. Room was clean, would definitely stay here again.

Posted by on 11 May 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 May 2017 by GM

Thank you for your review!

4 out of 5

Convenient to Paramount and Convention Hall

Pros: Convenience and cleanliness
Cons: This hotel has a large catering / special events capacity so it would only make sense to have food available for guests.
Location: Directly across the street from Convention Hall and the boardwalk
Saturday, 1-14-17. Attentive parking staff and friendly front counter staff. The hotel is bright and clean. The room was modern looking, comfortable and clean but the TV was dated and had very limited channel selections. The bar area is dark and uninviting. The bar tender was unfriendly and too focused on her work instead of customers. This hotel has no food. Overall however, it is a very nice hotel.

Posted by on 16 Jan. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

25 Jan. 2017 by Berkeley GM

Thank you for taking the time to give us your review. Your concerns are important to us and we will use your feedback to make us better.

2 out of 5

Rush to Checkout

My stay was nice. When I checked in the employee told me check out time was 11am. At 9am I heard clapping outside my door. I said hello? The worker replied when are you gonna be checking out? I said in about a half hour or so. Not even 5 mins later I hear more clapping. When are you going to be checking out? I felt rushed to leave. I just wanted a peaceful place to sleep and get ready for the drive back in the morning. Aside from that it was nice. What if I wanted to get more rest that morning?

Posted by , from K on 25 Jun. 2016

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2 out of 5

No parking!!

A huge hotel on the beach and no where to park! Unbelievable. Will not go back.

Posted by , from north jersey on 8 Sep. 2015

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About the The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

Location 1401 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Property Features

The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel offers its guests a fitness center and a seasonal outdoor pool. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A 24-hour business center and a meeting room are available. Public spaces have WiFi for a fee. Event space at this hotel measures 18250 square feet (1695 square meters) and includes conference space. The business-friendly The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel also features multilingual staff, coffee/tea in a common area, and concierge services. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3-star Asbury Park hotel is smoke free.

  • 238 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • 18250 sq ft of conference space
  • 1695 sq m of conference space
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) (110.8 km / 68.9 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel offers 238 air-conditioned accommodations with MP3 docking stations and safes. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. Cable television is provided. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with rainfall showerheads, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. This Asbury Park hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • MP3 dock
  • HD television
  • Cable channels
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Down blanket
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast on weekends from 7:00 AM and 9:30 AM.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 50.00 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets: USD 49.99 per pet, per day, plus a deposit of USD 100.00 per stay
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 30 lb)
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee (May - September): USD 26.66 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • In-room bottled water
  • Housekeeping
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: USD 18 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 10 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 10 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 45.00 per night
  • Pet deposit: USD 100.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 49.99 per pet, per day
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 25.00 per week
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 50.00 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel Asbury Park
  • Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel
  • Berkeley Oceanfront Asbury Park
  • Berkeley Oceanfront
  • Berkeley Hotel Asbury Park
  • Berkeley Carteret Oceanfront Hotel
  • Berkeley Asbury Park
  • The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.