"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
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
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
"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
"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
"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
"Swanky hotel across from the beach"
We loved the friendly staff, modern yet comfortable room, and especially the lemonade and cookies in the lobby.Genuine Expedia 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
Beautiful room and was beyond expectations decoration and comfort wise. But hairs in our tub and bar staff were rude.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel close to beach"
the hotel is close to the beach and we liked our stayGenuine Expedia 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
The room was not cleaned properly, was not vacuumed and the windows and mirrors were streaky. The pull out couch was NOT useable as a pull out and sleeping on it in the sofa context was horribly uncomfortable. We had to request linens for the couch. Not enough towels, we were in a King suite and only has 3 towels for 5 people. We were not informed of […] their continental breakfast and it was tucked in a back area of the bar. We were charged 106.00 extra person fee for my 12 year old daughter. All in All I give it a 1 star if that. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel close to beach"
The hotel is perfect location for night around town. The bathroom floor and counter should have been cleaned a little better before we arrived. We had an ocean front room, and the view was gorgeous! The room was very comfortable and updated. We drove down with two different cars and had to each pay 20 a night to park in the hotel lot...disappointed […] about that Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The first oceanview room I was given had a partial oceanview. I complained and was relocated to a beautiful bigger room with a great view. The room looked nice, big with a nice sitting area, the decor was good but some parts of the room needed a little updating. Once our room wasn't cleaned up when we returned ot the hotel at 5 PM, we called the front […] desk which resolved the problem. We were told the hotel was at full capacity during our 4 nite stay in July. Read moreGenuine Expedia 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
"Nice hotel close to beach."
Stayed here for 2 nights. Check-in was chaotic (July 5) as the week-end had been crazy. The staff was great and upgraded us. View from room was great and room clean, large, and lovely. pool was okay (short on towels; again, after busy week-end). Beach right across the street which is clean and friendly, but you need to purchase a daily pass.Genuine Expedia guest review
First time at this beach, first time at this hotel and I would go back. Hotel was clean and services were pleasant.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Pretty to look at, but lacking everywhere else"
For the price you get nothing, no fridge, no safe, no free wifi, no free parking, no in room coffee. 1st room I got wasn't cleaned.Genuine Expedia guest review
"They almost have it right."
With the beach a few steps away, the location is ideal. This former hospital has a delightful 1930's charm, the public areas well done with decor that is thoughtful and tasteful. The lighting is very appealing. But the overall cleanliness of the room needed attention. The king bed apparently had queen size sheets on it, or there was some other reason […] why the sheets kept popping off the corner of the bed, revealing a worn, stained mattress that was a major turn off. Asking the housekeeper to address the problem was to no avail. Surfaces could have used a wipe down to eliminate visible dust. Then there was the pool: small area, but that wasn't the issue - there was a nice bar, that was closed. The pool was packed and no way to get a beverage, a missed opportunity for the hotel to generate some commerce and please the guests. The pool water was a little chllly, not unbearable. What was really gross was the "slick" floating on the surface. Almost a scum, coagulation of swimmers' lotions and sweat? Dunno. Yuck. Where was the pool maintenance guy? I had dipped a toe into it when I saw the slick. Thankfully, we're more of beach people than pool people. So, off to the beach -- which, like the rest of the boardwalk, needs a little tlc to restore it back to its glory days. The sand needed a raking to remove the cigarette butts, used bandages, etc. Ugh. Springsteen, why not make it your mission to dump some money into the white elephant that is the boardwalk? That's all it needs. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"July 4th Weekend"
Check in quick, staff pleasant & helpful. Room was large, neat & clean, 1 small dresser with broken handle; telephone had some sticky substance on receiver & base. Bathroom could use towel racks, no place to put wet towels. Felt info about hotel -- gym location/hours, restaurants, etc. would be very helpful; there was no info in room about hotel or […] area. Tried to get breakfast but again, no info as to price & what was available. Have plenty of room to be able to sit & order breakfast but staff we finally found to ask was a bit 'vague' about it all. There was coffee in lobby in AM but again, no info about that prior. Guess being at the beach in Asbury lends itself to a very relaxed atmosphere. Beach is great in Asbury and the different variety of food available on the boardwalk & downtown is unbelievable and delicious. Read moreGenuine Expedia 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
We booked this room as a last minute getaway. From the valet to the front desk everyone was so pleasant. The room was clean and had plenty of space where we both were not bumping into each other. We had a view of the ocean that was so pretty. Then we went to the pool which was also spotless and bonus....pet friendly!!!! The Tiki Bartender and pool helper […] both also were very nice and efficient. Read moreGenuine Expedia 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
no weekday bar/restaurant unheard of. Having rooms cleaned at 4:30 pm & once not even done-not acceptable.Genuine Expedia guest review
All was good, a continental breakafast would have been good even for a little more $Genuine Expedia 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
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