When I first read all the reviews about this hotel I was very leery of staying there. I have worked in Hotels in NYC all my life and my husband is a Chef. We went for a weekend with our two small children just for a quick get away. Our experience was top notch. We stayed in a luxury deluxe room, perfect if you have small children. There was a luxurious King size bed with high end bedding, a pull out couch and a sitting area. The bathroom was huge and 4 people could fit in the jacuzzi tub alone. There was a large refrigerator which was perfect to store my one year old's bottles. The pool area was clean and had a kiddie pool that my 3 year old had a ball in. You can also order drinks and food at the pool as well. We arrived early and was asked for our cell # so we could be contacted when the room was ready. Check in is at 3:00, we arrived at noon. We had lunch in the restaurant while we waited. The "shell room" overlooks the ocean and is lovely. The staff oohed and ahhed over the kids and were friendly as can be. The quality of the food was excellent and priced accordingly. Just as we were finishing we received a call that the room was ready. The only thing I would like to see in the room that was missing is a coffee maker, otherwise it was perfect for our needs. The location cannot be beat, it is across from a pristine beach. Just don't forget to bring your own beach gear for it is a public beach. Badges are provided by the hotel. If you lose your badges you will get charged $50.00. I happened to drop one of my badges somewhere in the Hotel and I received a phone call on my cell from the front desk that it was turned in. There was a Wedding that evening at the Hotel which brought excitement in the air. Yes, the common area in the front porch was closed for the cocktail hour but it reopened shortly after. The front porch overlooks the ocean and is a great area to order cocktails and appetizers. It is a very relaxing atmosphere and the service was quick and efficient. The prices for cocktails was fair and not overpriced. We had dinner in the restaurant with another party and our two small children. Food was pricey but excellent quality. I would rather pay a little more for good food and was pleased. Service was friendly and attentive. This Hotel is not the Ritz Carlton but if you are selective as am I, you will enjoy a lovely stay here.
- 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