My family has returned to the Breakers on numerous occasions and have enjoyed each stay immensely. Although the rooms are not inexpensive, they are immaculately clean and comfortable and many have exquisite views of the ocean. Our room had a good size TV as well as a vcr and dvd player. There was a gas fireplace, but we did not use it since the weather was warm and it actually gave off heat. Both wired and wireless internet are available. There is no business center, but the staff has been able to make copies or send faxes for us. The bath rooms have been upgraded and were extremely clean--the housekeepers do a good job.
The pool and the pool area was a great plus; again it was well kept and poolside food and drink service was available. The location of the hotel is right across the street from a beautiful beach and boardwalk. It's not Coney Island--quite the opposite--It is clean and quiet and even during the holiday weekend, it was not crowded.
The restaurant is one of the best features. The menu is varied (although with an Italian slant) and the prices are most reasonable considering the fare. The seafood is fresh and well prepared. The steaks and chops are excellent and cooked to order. The deserts are fantastic--try the chocolate thunder cake or the gelato. The wine list is thoughtful and not a ripoff. We always had service with a smile. The decor of the room has just been redone and although my wife liked the old color scheme better, I think the blue and wood is just fine and enhances your ocean side dining experience.
The town of Spring Lake is a perfect gem. The houses are beautiful and the flowers are wonderful. The main street is full of interesting little shops. If you get tired of the beach or the pool at the hotel, you can picnic at the actual Spring Lake, from which the town gets its name.
If you get tired of the peace and quiet, there's the hot bar scene in Belmar, up the road to the north. If the kids get restless, it's a short trip to Point Pleasant for amusements and arcades. It's about a half hour to Great Adventure or the Monmouth Mall for shopping or my favorite--Monmouth Park.
What we liked least is having to go home!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the charm of Spring Lake’s only oceanfront hotel and restaurant. The Breakers on the Ocean, a landmark fixture in one of New Jersey’s most beautiful communities, is the perfect year-round getaway destination. Originally built in the late 1800’s, the Hotel has been through numerous renovations, all of which have preserved the integrity of the past, while incorporating 21st century amenities. Each of the elegantly appointed guest rooms features a mini refrigerator, cable television (with all HBO and ESPN channels), DVD player, ipod docking clock radio and complimentary high speed Internet access. Most rooms have a whirlpool bath and view of the ocean. Luxury rooms also feature fireplaces and three Tower rooms offer unparalleled views of the impressive coastline and surrounding town. The Hotel is situated just a few steps from the sparkling Atlantic Ocean and Spring Lake’s pristine, non-commercial boardwalk. The Hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, large wrap around porch with spectacular ocean views, a delightful piano lounge and restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Breakers On The Ocean Hotel Spring Lake
- The Breakers On Ocean