"perfect for a shore getaway"
This is a great hotel in a great location for a great price. The room was large as was the bathroom and the bed was comfortable. The only complaint is the required valet parking.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
first lets talk amenities...there was an older style tv that must have measures 22" screen not the 32" flat that was mentioned. the "tiki bar" had limited available drinks. be prepared to pay high to eat anywhere. no restaurant in the hotel was pretty lame to find that out after booking.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"travel zoo gave a better deal"
OK but friends that booked through travel zoo received bigger rooms and free parking for the same price I paidGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Two in the room, one towel was left. Toilet ran constantly, the hair dryer didn't work. Staff was very nice but for $270 per night I thought I'd get more, at least the basics.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Amazing shore getaway, affordable to boot!"
We had a great 2 day stay in Asbury Park, and will definitely be coming back, and staying at the Berkeley! We had an ocean view room, seconds from the beach and all that the Asbury Park boardwalk has to offer. Restaurants, Bars, etc. Walking distance to downtown, too! A great place to stay!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
room was run down and way over priced. Broken a/c, dresser and the bathroom was impossable! had a glass wall blocking half of the entrance to the shower causing you to crawl around the toilet to use the shower! charge for everything.. and no coffee pot in room! Never again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The rooms and hotel was nice but dated. The water in my shower stopped working for a full 3 minutes as did the sink. The surrounding area is not very nice either. The board walk is okay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We stayed two days and everyone could not have been nicer to us. The room was clean and comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Staff was great Rooms need updating restaurants surrounding the hotel are awful food and serviceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"great location by the beach and boardwalk"
We have stayed many times at the Berkeley Oceanfront, and have enjoyed ourselves. It is quirkey, a little understaffed (our room wasn't cleaned one day; housekeeping came at 6p.m....), but in a great location. The ocean view from the room was outstanding. We like to bird watch, and it is centrally located between parks, and there are wonderful restaurants […] on the boardwalk. Can't beat coffee on the boardwalk every morning! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
First of all I was not aware that I had to pay an extra $20.00 a day to park. The parking lot was small and my car was damaged by someone opening a door and taking the paint off my cars door handle. The air conditioner was not working I complained, but nothing was done. You needed to put the room key card in the wall slot to get electricity to some […] of the lights etc. They knew there was four of us, but only gave us 3 bath towels every day we were there. I paid extra for an ocean view and all I saw was the building next door and the roof of the lower level of our hotel. Room service showed up to clean the room after five pm (it was raining out so we where in the room and asked them just to leave clean towels. The dresser in the room had leather front draws (looked like a suitcase) the handles were hanging literally by a thread. We definately will not be back. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel was alright but a few things need improvement. I thought they did not keep up with the maintenance on the little things, like our bathroom needed a light bulb, the soap dish and hair dryer was broke. In the bathroom in the lobby they was no soap in the ladies room or paper towel. The room was spacious but the bathroom was small. There was […] no frig in the room. The decor was a bit odd, not my taste but the room was clean. I would probably stay there again if I went to Asbury because the location was convenient. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"On the boardwalk, better than expected"
After reading the reviews of the Berkeley hotel we weren't sure what to expect, but we were generally pleasantly surprised. Our room was large, very clean, and attractive. The location is very convenient, right across from the boardwalk, easy access to the beach and several restaurants. The negatives were primarily housekeeping related. We arrived on […] our floor around 7pm, there was a large pile of towels in the hall. It looked like housekeeping took them from rooms and piled them together for someone to pick up later, but they weren't picked up. When we got back from dinner around 10pm the pile was moved... to right in front of the elevator. It wasn't a huge problem but it indicated lax housekeeping. There were a few other housekeeping issues, none big but very noticeable since the hotel interior kind of looks like a luxury hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice spot on the beach"
The room was large and comfortable with a beautiful ocean view. The staff was ready for us ahead of check-in time. The hotel shows it's age a little, with slightly worn furnishings and a balky elevator. However, the linens were comfy, the decor was funky and cool, the pool area was nice, and you can't beat the beachfront location. The hotel restaurant […] was not open during the week days. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Good location. but hotel charges you to park in the lot. This is the only hotel I have visited that does this.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"so much potential.......but way too many drawbacks"
We stayed at the Berkeley for a one night in July.Here are the good and the bad. GOOD: Great beds, very comfortable and clean rooms.Conveniently located next to boardwalk and ocean. BAD: you have to pay for parking $20 a day, if lot is full (which it was), you have to park on the street. $10 for Wi-fi!!!!!. per night, per DEVICE. No Fridge in rooms, […] need one? it'll cost you $25 rental fee. POOL. no towels, no guard, no bar, nothing. bottom line is that this place could use another $10 Million in improvements and amenities before it comes close to a 3 star hotel. Also we heard multiple complaints about rooms being loud and parties getting thrown. We will not be staying again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice Hotel sith Reasonable Rates"
Only disappointment was that the bar and restaurant weren't open during the week - only weekends. Everything else was very nice. The pool was lovely.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The room was clean and comfortable; however, for the price it was lacking basic amenities such as parking. Upon arrival, I asked about parking and was told matter-of-factly that we could pay $10/day to park on the street or drive several blocks up and have a 15 min. walk to park for free. Wi-Fi was $10. The TV reception was analog channels only and […] very grainy. The hotel's decor attempts to be high end, but the basic amenities are not there. It was fine for a one night stay after a concert, but I won't be staying here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"gem by ocean"
Love this hotel. Best location I'm Asbury. But staff is clueless and rooms are high priced. Good for romantic weekend at beach. Nice beds and bath in kingGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Location location location"
I love the size of the room and the ocean view, and being steps to the beach and the boardwalk makes it the perfect location. (Also only about 12 minute walk to the Asbury Park town wtih good restaurants and bars.) But in every shower, the water went off completely and the sink never drained wihtout pulling the stopper out. Other than plumbing issues […] and wallpaper coming off the walls, I loved our long weekend there! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Right near the beach"
This hotel was very nice and close to the boardwalk, which was the whole reason we picked it in the first place. The staff was very attentive and helpful. There are three different parking options, at the hotel, in nearby city lots, and even free parking less than two blocks away. There are several restaurants within a mile of the hotel (flat and easily […] walkable, which we did both nights we were there). We stayed for two nights, one with a city view and one with an ocean view (a real ocean view). The only complaint we had was that you had to pay for everything, wi-fi, a refrigerator, no microwave in the room, and no meals are included. Otherwise, we would stay there again when visiting Asbury Park. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The coffee in the am was horrible. Pool had no towels located outside. There was a spot but empty . Check in was annoying , front desk clerk said we didn't have reservations so a manager had to come . Overall the hotel looks nice but they do not have the staff to support there amenities and staff seems poorly trained. Will not stay againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hip, but just not 100%"
Rooms are spacious, great furnishings. Have to pay for wifi, and valet service/fee. Glad we got discounted price- since there were many extra expenses.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Room was clean, great view of the beach. Front desk personnel were polite and helpful. Rooms were nice would have liked a small fridge and microwave. Only downsides are parking and not much in the way of shopping or attractions at the boardwalk. Also had to call the front desk every evening as housekeeping did not leave enough linens for the number […] of people in our room...response to our request was timely though. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Short Skip to the Asbury Park boardwalk"
We were quite happy with room 715 and 2 other rooms within our reservation. The renovated lobby is inviting and comfortable!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Room was nice enough, no problems there other than the tv being broken (didn't need that much anyway). We had to have a hard key since the swipe card was broken. Constant problems with the elevators. The "tiki bar" at the pool was only open for 1 day during our stay... The sign at the restaurant said breakfast was served at 730am... We tried at 9am […] and it still wasn't open. They have valet parking but the valets park the car all over the place and my brand new jeep has a big scratch on the door since the employees pack the cars in like sardines.... Insanely expensive for what you got. Lobby is very nice but doesn't make up for all this hotel lacks. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
My family and I were in NJ for a ball tournament and decided to go to the nearest beach for the night. We came across the Berkeley for our quick getaway and were more than pleased with our accomodations. The staff was great and the rooms were perfect. Nice, spacious bathroom also.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"My expectation was too high for the reality"
The hotel is bright and spacious. very close to the beach, boardwalk, restaurants and nightlife. The room was clean and big. I like that the window opened. The staff was very sweet. They were not equipped for the holiday weekend. Sadly the hotel falls short. I would think twice before staying here again especially for the price we paid. The "luxury" […] marketing of the hotel sets a certain expectation. Checkin took 20 minutes because there was a line. Parking is a pain. Plenty of street parking but it is metered and we had to keep remembering to put money in the pay station (on principle I refused to pay $20 a day for valet). The drawback of the nightlife is that there was loud music drifting up to our room until 2am & loud drunk people. There was supposed to be coffee at 7am but on Fri. it wasn't out until after 7:20. We wanted to grab a bite at the hotel restaurant before seeing the fireworks on Saturday. It took forever (well actually 45 min but it felt like forever) for our food to come - a hamburger and a veggie burger - both were delicious but I am not sure why it took so long. We ended up watching whatever fireworks went up over the building across from the hotel but missed being on the beach to take it all in. We requested additional clean towels and more toiletries but they never came. The shower pressure was light and shut off a few times in the middle of a shower. Including wifi in the price of the room would be a nice amenity. Wouldn't pay for it on principle. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not As good As it Was"
Been coming to hotel for 5 summers. Comments from recent trip: 1) Last summer I thought it would be good if the restaurant located across from hotel was renovated/re-opened for another eating option close by. This trip, I saw the restaurant (Kim Marie's) was open. I thought, great, until later that night when the music from the place was so loud I couldn't […] sleep. Room was on the 6th floor, on side of hotel across from the restaurant. I could hear the DJ & every song played until well after 1:00 am. Not the hotel's fault, but maybe it could talk to the City to see if a noise ordinance could be issued for places close to hotels. 2) The hotel's restaurant (Dolphin Grille, which was owned by a non-hotel company) was one of the reasons I came back to hotel; food was really good. The restaurant is gone, replaced by a subpar hotel-run "restaurant." My advice: Get another restaurant management group to open their concept in the location & bring back the good food. 3) When I used to go to the hotel before Superstorm Sandy they had a good breakfast/brunch. 1st summer after Sandy they no longer had the breakfast & I was understanding; at least they had a free Continental breakfast. This trip, they still have the Continental breakfast, but they are CHARGING $12.95 FOR IT! IN SUM: The hotel is losing luster in my eyes, and as my family branches out more north and south of Asbury Park each time we come to the shore, maybe it's time to look for another hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"across the street from the beach, great hotel!"
had a great one night stay at the berkeley. the room was clean when we arrived and we were able to check in early (around 1:30pm) and check out late at noon. didn't utilize the hotel service much, but when we did it was a bit of a challenge to get an answer. overall, would definitely recommend to anyone looking to spend a day or few at the shore at […] a low cost! about a 20 minute walk from downtown restaurants. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not as good as I hoped..."
Room had bugs. Requested and paid for ocean view and got a partial ocean view. The room was very warm and rarely went below 75 degrees even though I lowered the temp to 65 on the ac. The staff didn't really care when I complained.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel didn't seem very put together. More than half of the rooms on our floor had not been cleaned after check out and for some odd reason the housekeeping staff keeps those doors open. When we went to check into our room we had been given keys to an uncleaned room. Check -in took wayyy too long.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Asbury Park was full of friendly service and great food. Fun times great boardwalk runs and a beautiful beach Berkeley is a perfect spot. Charming hotel. Room just needs a mini fridgeGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel for the price"
We stayed at the Berkeley on June 30th for one night. The building is huge and beautiful. We got upgraded to a Deluxe room, which had an ocean view. Room was clean and decorated nicely. Bathroom was quite small, but fine. Location is right next to the Boardwalk, which was very convenient. Only downside is that parking is $20/night. I would stay there […] again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Happy with service and condition of hotelGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wonderful view of ocean."
A fun family time had by all.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The pictures are misleading. It really is ran down and in need of a face lift. As well as gutted out. So mad about and now I will not go off the pictures.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Across from Asbury Pavillion"
We stayed there Friday night. Nice hotel. Not the Ritz but I great for the price. No complaints.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel was fine, but I was hit with 3 different taxes, and worst of all a very expensive parking fee in a lot that was inadequately paved and didn't have enough spots. It's not exactly oceanfront; you have to walk 3 blocks to purchase a badge.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Okay for one night"
I would never go here or to the beach in this area for more than a night or two. The hotel isn't actually right on the beach but very close. Our room wasn't ready until an hour after the check in time. But they did let us have a late check out because of this.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
enjoyed the location. I wish my stay included a refrigerator in the room and pass to go on the beach.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Never would go here again. Room was way over priced. Didn't even have a fridge in the room. Shower barely had pressure. Not worth 370 dollars for a Saturday. Also had to pay for parking. Terrible experience.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel around nothing to do."
Nothing around hotel. Nice rooms, but hotel is surrounded by vacant lots.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Love the Berkeley, Its an annual visit for my Girlfriend and I. Asbury is a an amazing boardwalk town with and increadble history that is in the mists of another renisance period.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Better than Expected"
My friends and I just stayed 6/20-6/22/14 for a girl's weekend. I had some hesitation about staying here because of some prior bad reviews I read both here and on Yelp, so I went to the Berkeley Oceanfront expecting...I don' t know what, but hoping for the best. Turns out, I didn't need to worry. Our two rooms were both spacious, clean, and right next […] to each other. Any time we had to call down to the front desk (which wasn't often) our requests were answered in a timely fashion. The location is ideal, as it's just a short walk to the Boardwalk and the beach. We didn't encounter any problems with cleanliness, things falling apart, or a slow elevator (some of the things I saw mentioned online). Parking is nearby and is $20 a day, and the hotel valets your car. We didn't get a chance to check out the pool, so I can't comment on that. Overall, we had a great experience here and are absolutely planning to return. I was hoping for the best and got it. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Girls Weekend!"
From the moment we checked in to the moment we left everyone at The Berkeley was super! The man who checked us in was very nice. He upgraded us to an Oceanfront room. The room was huge. The wallpaper is starting to show it's age, but for the most part the room was good. The hotel food wasn't very good. I had a burnt Cheeseburger. This hotel is in a […] great location, close to everything you would want to do in Asbury Park. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best service ever."
Awesome. The hotel staff was friendly, the restaraunt had good food and drinks, pool was clean, housekeeping did a great job on cleaning and providing us with everything we needed. I will surely come back to this hotel againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We have been there many times. Live that it's walking distance from everything. Kind staff. The decor is like stepping back in time. Great placeGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice ...close to beach"
We had a nice,clean room facing the ocean. The pool at the hotel was clean and well stocked with pool towels. They had electrical problems on are stay but fixed the problem pretty quick. The hotel is located close to the beach, We would stay here again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Keep Asbury wierd"
The Berkeley is full of lovely staff, and we had a great stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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