by Morgan Agesen
This ever-so-swanky hotel opened in 2016 and is just one block in from the boardwalk and just under 1 mile from the downtown area. It’s home to amenities such as an outdoor pool, onsite family dining at Beergarden, and oversized games at The Baronet. Kids will also surely enjoy watching movies at The Baronet, which transforms into a carless “drive-in” theater at night. The 110 guestrooms come in all shapes and sizes, from queen and king rooms to family rooms and suites, to even bunk rooms that can sleep up to eight.
Our Editor Loves
- Outdoor pool
- Onsite family dining
- Large accommodations available
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Onsite Dining
Great Hotel. i was hesitant with price and some reviews but we thought it was great and we travel all over the world. Clean, friendly staff and great location! Definitely the best Hotel to stay at in Asbury!
Splurged on a quick stay here to treat ourselves and were really disappointed. The main issue was with check in, which for a one night stay was the majority of our experience. They have no check in time. They do ask you to tell them when your estimated arrival time is, which I don’t think they take into account at all. We filled that in, arrived about 30 minutes after we thought we would, and our room wasn’t ready, but we were third in line. Fine, we stored our bags and went to the beach for two hours. When we got back, our room still wasn’t ready and they couldn’t give us an estimate of when it would be ready. We decided to wait near the front desk because we really wanted to shower before dinner, and while we were there, a mob of other people formed with the same problem. This included guests for a wedding that was about to start in an hour and were about to have to go change in the bathroom. I’ve literally never experienced this anywhere else.
When we finally did get into the room, it felt like we’d gotten locked into an ikea showroom for the night. The photos online at least show rugs to warm it up a little bit, but I guess ours just didn’t have one, or the “cheapest” (nothing is cheap here) rooms don’t get them. The shower was also poorly designed so it floods out the area around it, and I had to get ready standing in a puddle.
Overall I would say that if you have a longer time to spend here, you might enjoy it more. But we wasted most of our first day stressing about whether we’d ever get into the room before a show we were going to, and then had to be checked out at 11 the next morning (notably they do enforce check out time even though they don’t care about your time at check in) so we never really got to enjoy the beautiful amenities. The night life seems great there, and the common spaces are absolutely gorgeous. Just don’t bother for a short stay. On our next trip we’ll be staying anywhere else.