What We Love
- A stylish, brand-new boutique hotel steps from the Asbury Park boardwalkThe ultra-trendy décor, sleek furnishings and hip past-meets-present vibes
- The abundance of playful common areas, like the rec room-style lobby and "carless drive-in"
- Iconic Asbury Park’s music venues, including The Stone Pony, just a few blocks away
What To Know
- The hotel is slated to open May 2016
- Bunk-style rooms are available and are a good pick for families
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Be a little bit beachy and a little bit rock-and-roll at a lively hotel in the town that made Springsteen famous. Making its iconic New Jersey setting new again, soon-to-open The Asbury Hotel pays tribute to Asbury Park’s Victorian origins and musical history, while adding its own clever 21st-century spin. Every room shows off a contemporary flair that draws on mid-century aesthetics, with black-and-white photos and throwback music posters, while common spaces go far beyond the ordinary.
Indeed, there’s no standard-issue cocktail lounge or stripped-down American eatery here; if you want to rub shoulders with fellow guests, it’ll be in a more playful setting. Watch live music in the lobby bar, schmooze by the rooftop’s dramatic and monochromatic watering hole, or grab a bite at the poolside food-truck hub. There’s also a rec room-style lobby area with pinball, plus a “carless drive-in” by night-slash-outdoor rec space by day. Jump into its pool, play its oversized games, and embrace the playful, energetic spirit – ’cause baby, you were born to run.
The Asbury Hotel’s 110 guest rooms reference the area’s historic past and hip present, their black-and-white beach photos mixed in with retro music posters. This edgy décor, plus the custom mattresses and other thoughtful amenities, makes for abodes that are both stylish and functional. Standard rooms offer your choice of a queen or king bed, while Deluxe rooms are larger and come with a seating nook.
Beergarden serves poolside authentic street food and local beer from food trucks. Complementing this spot are two rooftop venues, Salvation and The Baronet, offering dramatic views, cozy décor and oversized games. At night, The Baronet transforms into a carless drive-in (as it were), projecting classic and cult films onto a 20-foot wall. Paying homage to Asbury Park’s epic music scene and creative culture, there’s also Soundbooth, a casual lobby bar where locals and visitors can mingle over cocktails, games and nightly entertainment. And if you need a cup of coffee or a to-go snack, hit The Counter.
Known for a great beach, landmark Victorian architecture and a rocker-friendly vibe, Asbury Park is an eclectic Jersey Shore destination, with kitschy shops, great dining and stunning ocean views, all centered around a fantastic boardwalk. It’s one of the top 10 places to listen to live music, according to USA Today, in part because of the rock legends it’s drawn since Springsteen rose to fame at the Stone Pony – so make sure to catch a show there, at Wonder Bar or at the historic Paramount Theatre.