The city’s hot new boutique hotel—located two blocks from the beach—mixes a rock ’n’ roll sensibility with resort amenities. Crowds are drawn to its attractive outdoor bars, pool and roof deck, where movies are shown. For guests, the lobby features a grab-and-go food counter and juice bar. Guest rooms have a clean, coastal, contemporary look. High-season rates: $245 to $595. 210 5th Avenue; 732-774-7100.
Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel
Nearly a century old, the imposing, eight-story Berkeley is located just across Ocean Avenue from the boardwalk. All 255 rooms were renovated in 2011 and refreshed more recently with new furnishings. Accommodations range from a 350-square-foot deluxe king with an ocean view to a standard queen room. Amenities include an outdoor pool with cabanas and tiki bar. High-season rates: $199 to $399. 1401 Ocean Avenue; 732-776-6700.
The Tides—tucked into a residential neighborhood about four blocks from the beach—traces its roots to the late 19th century, when it was called the St. Laurent Hotel. Renovated and launched in 2007, the hotel has 20 rooms, a restaurant, bar, outdoor pool and spa. High-season rates: $180 to $285. 408 7th Avenue; 732-897-7744.Click here to leave a comment