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What We Love

  • The poolside granita cart
  • 11-foot ceilings in each guest room
  • Patchology face masks and eye gels in the mini bar
  • Guided shoreline runs

What To Know

  • The property’s man-made dune garden was created by designer Madison Cox (whose portfolio includes the Majorelle Gardens in Marrakech)
  • The hotel’s curvy exterior lets guests enjoy 180-270 degree ocean views
  • One-bedroom suites come equipped with kitchenettes
  • The aluminum garden chairs on the pool deck are a nod to Asbury Park’s Victorian past

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Breezy, oceanfront luxury boutique with a standout drawing room and scene-stealing pool

The Lowdown

The Jersey Shore, that emblem of excessive hair gel, pinball machines, and general debauchery, isn’t typically associated with understated glamour, but this five-star sleep by designers Anda Andelier and hotelier David Bowd—their luxurious follow-up to the more laidback Asbury Hotel—is set to change everything. The 54 loft-style rooms (spread across the fourth floor of a residential complex featuring 130 condominiums) bring unmistakable sophistication to the rock-and-roll town with their plush pillowtop mattresses, private terraces, and bottled Negronis. The centerpiece is undoubtedly the property’s glass-encased drawing room, a snow-globe–like refuge with a double-face fireplace and velvet stools and a convivial, all-season setting for live jazz, champagne, and caviar. In warmer months, the horizon-facing pool terrace beckons. We especially love the oversize picnic blankets you can sprawl out on as you enjoy fresh Mediterranean fare from the open-air bar.

In the Area

This seaside getaway is about an hour’s drive from Manhattan (double that via train from Penn Station). The hotel’s sister property, The Asbury, known for its live music venue, diner and bowling alley, is half a mile away, while the boardwalk’s miniature golf courses, boho boutiques, and best restaurants are mere minutes by foot. Highlights include Porta, a Neapolitan pizza joint with picnic-table seating and bocce ball; Pascal & Sabine, a French brasserie in the city’s historic Electric Building; and Reyla, a trendy mezze restaurant with killer cocktails.

How to Get There

Asbury Ocean Club Hotel
1101 Ocean Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712 United States