More cosmopolitan chic than classic Jersey Shore, the Blue Bay Inn in Atlantic Highlands offers guests an elegant getaway.
By Lauren Payne
The Oyster Point Hotel in Red Bank, which was renovated and relaunched in 2009, offers seductive views of the Navesink River.
The decor of the Bungalow Hotel in Long Branch is the work of Manhattan-based Sixx Design principals Robert and Cortney Novogratz and recreates a classic surfer's flophouse.
Hotel Tides in Asbury Park can be described as "old-school," but offers a hint of the contemporary with its renovated interior.
The vibe at Daddy O in Brant Beach is more South Beach than Long Beach Island, but this hip hotel located just across from the beach offers a sophisticated place to crash.
By Lauren Payne
If you're looking for a stylish, retro chic boutique hotel in Atlantic City, check out The Chelsea—a place Dean Martin and Rosemary Clooney would have gotten a kick out of.
Everything in the 154 rooms at the Golden Inn and Resort in Avalon has been renovated and replaced, but its proximity to the beach remains unchanged.
The Starlux used to be the Wingate, a typical Wildwood motel, but the building was gutted, expanded, and modernized into the 39-room boutique hotel it is today.
The Caribbean Motel may be on the National Register of Historic Places, but that doesn't mean it wasn't renovated and re-imagined to pay homage to Wildwood's doo-wop history.
Cool whites, shell and wood accents, and plenty of space to stretch out and relax dominate The Sandpiper in Cape May.
The Virginia Hotel is the chic sister to the grand Congress Hall and the family-oriented Beach Shack in Cape May.