by Amanda Geronikos
Opened in 2016, the ICONA Avalon offers a bona fide resort experience at the Jersey Shore. Located in Avalon, New Jersey, the deluxe resort offers more than 20 room variations that accommodate between two and eight guests—perfect for both families and multigenerational groups. Most accommodations have galley kitchens with Keurig coffeemakers, mini-fridges, microwaves, stove-tops, dishes, and cookware. Rooms on the East and West Wings are the exception, with mini-fridges and microwaves only. Showers with tubs are standard throughout—another bonus for families.
The Icona Avalon also has two restaurants and a brew pub, the latter of which is great for families with a relaxed atmosphere and kids’ menu. Other family-friendly perks include an outdoor pool; sun deck; complimentary Wi-Fi; onsite market that sells snacks, beverages, toiletries and souvenirs; direct access to the beach (where a lifeguard protects the waters); and organized activities, such as arts and crafts, bingo, sports tournaments and face painting. Parents will also appreciate the resort’s fitness programming and spa. A guest laundry facility and free parking add to the appeal.
Our Editor Loves
- Luxury Jersey Shore resort
- Premier Family Suite for 8 guests
- Onsite dining and family activities
- Water Sports
- Children Programs
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
My experience was memorable for a variety of reasons.
1)welcoming staff was friendly, informative and willing to go the extra mile to meet specific needs (ie new room assignment and lost phone cord)
2) Wait staff was beyond compare.....gracious, responsive and on target with requests (ie accommodations w meal when serving over 100 guests; shout out to your breakfast buffet staff!????)
3) Rooms impeccable; housekeeping staff supportive and helpful
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Beautiful luxury hotel....fabulous service...very friendly staff.
Looking forward to staying again in the summer. Perfect location right on the beach.
The Avalon Brew Pub is a great spot with excellent service.