"Glamorous Old Hollywood for a Song!"
I won't tell you my room number (King size bed, ocean view) because I want to stay there again and I won't be able to do so if you book it. It was like walking into a magazine - glamorous, high ceilings and spacious with a view of the ocean and the pool. The staff was really friendly and though the hotel has some shortcomings, they helped me with a […] courteous attitude and made my stay very affable. Now the down-sides: no cable programming (HBO or Showtime) No room-service (good free coffee in the a.m. in the lobby) and no restaurant in the hotel at all. There are plenty of yummy things to eat (before 10pm) on the Boardwalk, however. Very reasonable rates, not fully three star yet and the elevators are slow and quirky. Overall, I'd book it again because the staff will do whatever they can with a smile to help you over the bumpy stuff. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Old Style Comfort"
Perfect for our wish list. Beautiful ocean views, clean and no pretence.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best Value Going for a Shore Vacation"
Great Room overlooking the Asbury Park Board walk in a beautifully renovated , old hotel. I love Asbury Park and the Berkeley is always my family's first choice for a place to stay. Close to everything you want to do in Asbury Park and nearby Ocean Grove, Bradley Beach, and Long Branch.All are a stone's throw away. You won't find a better value for […] this level of quality for miles. Book it. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Jersey Shore's Best Kept Secret"
Our favorite place on the Jersey Shore, The Berkeley is the one redeeming location within Asbury Park. We've done every type of vacation here - family ones, romantic getaway & couples vacations - and it's a perfect spot for everything. Better value than Deal & less busy than the rest of the Jersey Shore. The hotel is seconds from the beach & boardwalk […] life, there's free parking on the street & great customer service all around. We're fans for life. Highly recommended! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice hotel. They've done a lot to improve it. Pretty and simple. Cant beat location for music, food and beach.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Loved our stay! My Aunt, dogs, and I stayed for 1 night, and it was great! Staff was friendly and helpful. The location is really great, across the street from the Boardwalk, walking distance to eveything.Genuine Expedia guest review
Staff was very helpful, went above and beyond what I expected. Great place to stay. One thing I did not like was the showers, they are mondern I guess but very odd.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
My expectations s were a bit higher. I should have researched the area a bit more. Asbury park is definitely under renovation. There is opportunity for developers to recreate the 50's charm this area once had. The hotel needs work. I would return after it is remodeled. It can be a charming place.. Make sure you inquire about parking as all parking in […] front of the hotel is pay parking. You will also have to buy beach permits.. Truth be told we probably won't vacation at the Jersey shore again.. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The Berkeley gave us an early check-in for free, and after our stay was over, the staff checked our bags at no cost while we were at the beach. The mezzanine is pretty slick, and the pool and lobby areas are trendy and spacious. The elevators were very slow, and I wished there were more obvious signs to the stairs. I was disappointed with the condition […] of the furniture in the room. The window was very dirty, obscuring the ocean view. A leather handle on the dresser was ripped in two pieces. Spackle had been dripped on the legs of a console. Lots of the furniture had scuff marks. None of these things were really disrupting to the stay, but they made me wonder why no one was paying attention to these details, and why the staff wasn't fixing them. There was a similar lack of attention to detail in the public spaces. I also wish there had been more Asbury Park pamphlets in the public spaces. There were lots of pamphlets for surrounding towns and even NYC, but no Asbury Park. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Quick overnight stay"
I am a Jersey girl so I've been to a lot of the shore towns. We stayed at the Berkley overnight since we were going to a concert at the Stone Pony that evening. I was very pleased with the hotel! It was a nice surprise to see a full service hotel in a town with lots of small shore motels. I would definitely stay again.Genuine Expedia guest review
Hotel and staff were great..however it was disappointing to not have the restaurant and bar opened during our stay during the week. Also small refrigerators in the rooms without cost would go far for its desired place of stay..Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very nice convenient locationGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Looks are decieving"
The hotel is beautiful. Parking is additional and not guaranteed. The beds and pillows are not comfortable. There is no coffee service available in the rooms or lobby.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not quite oceanfront"
The location was a block away from the beach. Paid valet or self metered street parking. We checked in and these was sand in the bathtub and someones random strands of curly hair that was left behind by someone wiping down the surfaces. Quality of service was great if you ever called for something, someone would respond within less than 5 minutes. Good […] and bad is that they allow pets, great for people with pets BUT beware, owners that leave their pets in the room alone tend to bark uncontrollably, which means you have to call hotel security to track down the owner to come back to the room and calm down their pets, possibly resulting in little to no sleep for someone in the same corridor as the pet. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"awesome place to stay."
Great location, great service, helpful staff. The only complaint was that the checkout time was 11AM. It seemed a little early, however, i don't stay in hotels often so I don't have a reference for comparison.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Just needs a few tweaks"
Can't beat the location. Staff was very nice and friendly. Room was comfortable. But...upon entering room I felt like the bathroom counter could have used another wipe down. Was surprised there was no in-room safe, nor was there a hair dryer. Hotel just needs a few tweaks and it could easily be a 5 star hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"i had a good time"
good view on the beach . the staff were very respectfulleGenuine Expedia guest review
"Love this place !"
Excellent location, friendly staff, clean room. I didn't mind the $20 parking fee, as it safe and secure, and would have cost the same at a meter. Limited food & bev, make other arrangements. Nice pool to chill at after the beach.Genuine Expedia guest review
"The Best Location - But needs some TLC"
I've stayed at the hotel several times - you can't beat the location. It's a 10 out of 10. However, prepare to be less than enthused with the facilities, amenities (or lack thereof). The rooms are decent - but service and the rest of the facilities are worn, tagggered and in dire need of updating and refinement.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable, updated hotel near beach"
Hotel updated recently but showing signs of wear, generally. Hotel maintenance not well taken care of. In rooms, burn marks on sheets, rust on bathroom door frames, smells in corridors and rooms. Pillows in rooms are not plush and not comfortable, windows do not close properly, very drafty, noisy. Dirty windows, cobwebs.Genuine Expedia guest review
Stayed in a single room with a King bed. Lobby smells a little, could just be because of the dogs. The windows wouldnt open. The shower lost water pressure completely when I was halfway through shampooing my head lol but it came back in a minute. Weird lime green chairs and mirror that was 7 feet off the ground so only a giant could use it. Nice bed […] though. 3 stars Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wish it was better"
The thing that keeps this place alive is it is one of only two hotels in the area. The desk staff is slow and not helpful, check in is difficult. The rooms are tolerable but could all use a good refresh. The doors to the rooms when closed still have gaps which coupled with thin walls makes for not much quiet in the rooms when trying to sleep.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"close to beach and restaurants"
very relaxing and enjoyable stay. The room was clean and nice views of ocean.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel was beautiful and almost finished being redecorated. My two issues were one, no evident place to get coffee in the morning (none in the room!) and two, some disturbing blackish stuff in the AC/heat duct. The windows, fortunately, opened and we could enjoy ocean air instead. There are lots of nice restaurants 2-3 blocks away on the boardwalk, […] or 6-8 blocks away downtown. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very Good Shore Spot"
We were pleasantly surprised by the large ocean-view room and updated furnishings in this older hotel. It is very convenient to the beach and boardwalk and has a decent pool. The hotel has been mostly renovated, but there are still some areas that need upgrading and maintenance. Also, it would be nice to have a spot for breakfast close by. The hotel […] restaurant is only open on the weekends. Overall, though, it's a great place for a few days at the Jersey shore. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Big hotel is not always better"
The room was comfortable, had a nice ocean view. The bathroom, however, was too mall. The shower head was too comlicated to figure out, and the sink did not drain well. Also, the room did not have a refrigerator for all the money they charged you. I was stunned that there was no free parking for the hotel guests.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Location is good"
Valet parking is not needed-parking must be free! Shouer worked badly, and, with a very fancy lobby rooms are poorly maintained. For the service the price is too high, the staff is not well coordinated-they valet guys had no idea that we would keep our car after the checkout and ladies at the front desk were not sure either.Genuine Expedia guest review
It was a gr8 stay it's in a very good location it's right next to the Beach, Broad walk, etc.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This was our third stay here. Is it a 5 star hotel? No, but it is a nice hotel right across the street from the beach and boardwalk. The whole area is being revitalized, so it is not on a decline but an incline. Front desk not the best, except for one guy. Maintenance always says "hi" and manager? goes around pool asking if all is good. Tiki bar and […] restaurant are only open Fri, Sat, Sun. but I think this may be due to Sandy, which hit the area pretty hard. Cookman Ave. has tons of restaurants, stores, ect, boardwalk food is generally overpriced. New condos down the street....I love this place!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The Berkeley has a great location just a few steps from the ocean and Asbury Park boardwalk. Asbury Park has made a come back with wonderful restaurants and a lovely, immaculate beach. It feels very upscale. Just a short walk on the boardwalk is Ocean Grove which is a very quaint village with interesting shops. The Berkeley has extremely reasonable […] prices for summer lodging on the Jersey shore. I'm going back. (And you can take the train from New York City.) Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Quick check in. Great stay...convenient to restaurants, boardwalk, beach, Stone Pony (where we went to a concert). I do think that it's a bit ridiculous that they charge $20 on top of your room fee for parking. The next day, we went up the street to a lot and it was $5 for the entire day!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The previous negative reviews made us a little leary . Overall we had a nice time and the location is nice , close to the boardwalk and the ocean . The foyer is very elegant . The employees were friendly and nice .Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"close to the beach"
parking was inconvenient w a 20.00 a day fee through the hotel but not enough parking spaces so I had to park on the street and was a slave to the meter. also no coffee maker or mini frig in room. Place seemed a little dated even though it was clean.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"No return visit here."
Lobby and rooms had a very nice décor! Arrived at 2:30 pm and room was not ready not only for us but for several other guests as well so the line was quite long. Upon arrival we were informed there is a $20/day parking fee and a charge for Wifi (crazy). Pool was nice and had quite a crowd, especially for a Monday, however the tiki bar was NOT open to […] get drinks nor was the restaurant/bar inside open. Apparently it's only open on Friday & Saturdays which is a little absurd for the summertime. Could not get food, drinks or even breakfast the next morning. Not very convenient for us guests! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A to Z everythings was perfect"
Room was good clean , comfartable bad , but should have mini refrigerator for more comfort and information bioklet to see whats in hotel and around and menu for restaurant .Genuine Expedia guest review
The room was small and not clean. Tons of dust everywhere, broken drawers, horrible water pressure, small pool area. Little black hairs in the sheets. Overall gross!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice short walk to boardwalk"
Clean rooms, Short walk to boardwalk, Very Helpful front desk staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean and Convenient"
Overall, this was a nice place to stay. Shower was a little weird. It had a fixed glass door (meaning you can't slide it back and forth) that was on the side of the water faucet and shower head was on. So, basically you had to get into the shower in order to turn on the water. Makes it a bit uncomfortable until you get the water temperature where you […] want it to be. They also seem to have the slowest elevators I have ever encountered. Other than that, everything was good, and I'd probably book again in the future. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"exceptional experience, some room for improvement"
I was thrilled with the hotel's aesthetic, location, service, cleanliness and mostly the stay was quite pleasant.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice, pricey, hotel close to the beach"
The location is wonderful - just steps from the boardwalk and beach! The kids loved the pool (I didn't particularly love paying $4 for their 6 oz coke poolside though!) and the "free" lemonade in the foyer each afternoon and I truly enjoyed the comfortable room. I loved being able to open the oceanfront room window and let the breeze come in, too! While […] the room was updated and comfortable, I questioned why there wasn't a place to hang wet bathing suits - no shower curtain so no curtain rod, no pull-out cord from the wall, not even towel bars! We simply draped them by the open window so it wasn't a big deal. Parking, however, was a big deal. We stayed for 2 nights and the only parking is valet. That is a problem when you want to keep coming and going with kids all day long. It got very expensive! there is absolutely no way to park on the street, down the block or self park at this hotel though. It is what it is. Please note that this is a pet friendly hotel! Dogs were everywhere in the hotel, but we didn't hear them at all. The roll away bed we requested was so uncomfortable that my daughter chose to sleep on the floor the second night!! We rolled it back downstairs, told them it was too uncomfortable to sleep on another night, and they didn't charge us the $25 per night fee. At least that was a bonus! Overall, it was a nice hotel, but was an expensive weekend stay for us. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Right outside of Asbury Park Convention Center"
No room service, but great food just around the corner for middle-expense (aka $$), open late. The room was very open, and with few cleanliness issues. We had the king bed room, and it was very nice. The staff was doing their best. The parking lot was full for when we arrived (10:15pm), so we had to park on the street for a fee ($1 per hour until midnight, […] restarting at 9am). Thankfully, we only stayed the night, so it was fine with me to pay $2 for the night, and then I didn't even bother with the parking lot the next day, just paid for a few hours in the spot. It is STEPS away from the Asbury Park Convention Center and the beginning of the boardwalk in Asbury Park. Beautiful. Overall 4 out of 5. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Everything went great but the AC…"
My girlfriend I went to the Berkeley Oceanfront hotel back in I believe late June. I'm not a picky person and I'm easily satisfied. Honest opinion about the hotel, I really liked it. Our room was clean the bed was soft and big the view was amazing. Only thing that I wasn't Happy about was that the AC was broken. the night we slept over it was really […] humid and hot and not having an AC really really really made it tough. But with a cold shower and opening the windows with that seabreeze we got through it. We told the front desk about a AC they said it was going on through most of the hotel which I was kind of bummed out about because I paid a decent price for it. Besides the AC problem, I would Definitely recommend this hotel to anyone. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"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
"I'd definitely stay again!!!!"
Front desk staff was so nice! Bed was comfy...pool was nice..close to the beach!Genuine Expedia 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
"Good location. Hotel is a little old and tired"
nice and close to the beach. The hotel is a little old and tired - but overall we enjoyed our stay. Pool is decent - could be spruced up a bit. Shower was a bit weird and not cleaned well. Not enough towels and they did have a strange odor. Was very disappointed that we had to pay $20 to park. Coffee was gross and undrinkable. Oddly enough I would prob […] go back given its convenience to the boardwalk and wonderful room views. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Overall nice experience"
The room was beautiful! My only complaints are valet parking was in a dirt lot so car was filthy when I got it back. Workers in the hotel do not have a service elevator so they were always cramped with people carrying laundry etc up and down. Also they need to work on water pressure. The water completely stopped running while brushing my teeth and on […] my daughter while showering. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location, great valet staff"
The hotel itself is ok but the location is fantastic. We had some issue with keycards not working in the door and we were given the only actual hard key to the room and were told there was a $200 fee if we lost this key. This led us to be a bit paranoid about losing the key. The room was large and the bathroom was tiny but functional. The front desk […] staff was polite but the valet staff was outstanding. I can't say enough about how great the valet staff is. They were extremely helpful and personable. They recommended fantastic restaurants, gave us a list of places, with addresses, we wanted to see (we wanted to do a Springsteen landmark tour) and even went out to the car in pouring rain to retreieve a pair of glasses for us. Overall it was a pleasant stay but I wish the keycards would've worked in our door. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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