Asbury Ocean Club Hotel

Shorefront luxury in Jersey

Stepping inside the Asbury Ocean Club Hotel, you might be forgiven for thinking you’ve accidentally stumbled into a private beachfront home. For starters, no one asks for your credit card upon check-in at this Asbury Park, New Jersey, property occupying the fourth floor of a 17-story building. Secondly, you’re greeted warmly with a welcome drink and cool towel as your luggage is discreetly taken to your room and you’re enveloped in an air of barefoot luxury in a quaint corner of the Northeast.

Perched one block from the beach and a breezy 75-minute drive from Manhattan or Philadelphia, the luxury hotel brings a taste of Hamptons elegance to this newly revitalized town along the Jersey Shore. Sleek, glass-walled exteriors encapsulate warm interiors (Nicholas Nixon coffee table books, plush settees and roaring fireplaces) that attract a well-heeled crowd on cozy New England nights.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Asbury Ocean Club Hotel occupies a prime location, just one block from the beach and boardwalk and a stone’s throw from shopping, restaurants, nightlife and music venues like the famous Stone Pony, where local son Bruce Springsteen got his start.
  • Whether stopping by for a drink or a multi-course meal, The Drawing Room doesn’t disappoint. Classics are kept classic both in form and function — sip on a dirty martini garnished with blue-cheese-stuffed olives while perched in a plush velvet armchair next to the retro-inspired green-tile fireplace.
  • The exclusive pool deck makes for a serene spot to hole up on a sunny Jersey Shore afternoon. Plenty of lounge chairs and umbrellas make relaxing a breeze, while attentive staff is available at the push of a button (literally) to bring you anything you may need.
  • A surprisingly spacious fitness studio ensures you can squeeze in a workout during your vacation. The Wright Fit-designed space boasts ocean views, a separate yoga room and an alfresco meditation terrace that’s ideal for seeking Zen with a soundtrack of crashing waves.
  • This Asbury Park hotel puts a sustainable foot forward with a no-single-use-plastics policy. Rather than complimentary water bottles, rooms include glass water carafes and minibars feature only glass bottles.

The Rooms

  • Smartly arranged in a U-shape around the building, all 54 rooms are outfitted with floor-to-ceiling windows that keep the ocean or sand dune gardens within view.
  • Double-height ceilings complement the oversized windows to create a spacious, loft-like vibe. Pale grey floors and an overall neutral color palette add to the air of modernity.
  • The focal point of the room is the bathroom. Double-height, glass-walled showers occupy pride of place in the center of the room, which is also equipped with Grown Alchemist bath amenities.
  • Among the thoughtful extras in the accommodations are sofas or day beds, bookshelves filled with beach reads, baskets of beach towels and a well-stocked minibar that comes complete with cocktail shakers. 

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Getting There
1101 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, New Jersey 07712
NeighborhoodAsbury Park Waterfront
EWR (45 min- 1 hr 5 min)   BLM (18-26 min)  
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