We just returned from our second stay at the Atlantic View, and everything was just as wonderful as last time. Deb and Chris, the innkeepers, are worth the trip alone for their warm and welcoming nature, but the Inn itself is a delightful place to be. It is only one lot in from the ocean, and most rooms have an ocean view - with the windows open the waves will lull you to sleep. The downstairs parlor with fireplace and breakfast room are elegant and cozy, there is a wrap around porch facing the ocean, and the Inn has dedicated parking which is great during the summer months. Our favorite 2 room suite is reasonable and extremely comfortable with all the amenities - modern bathroom, prettily decorated, wifi, mini-fridge, and super comfortable King feather bed. I am just not telling you the name because I don't want our best kept secret overbooked for our next visit - figure out your own room, because the others are all beautiful, too!
As far as things to do, we rode the bikes provided and of course spent lots of time on the beach even though our stay was in winter. That didn't stop us from taking the few steps out to the beach for sunrises, or down the boardwalk to the inlet where you can watch all the boats go out to sea each day. In the summer of course, you can enjoy the beach with provided beach badges, dine at the seasonal restaurants, or go dancing in the boardwalk pavilion. If you want to explore, the town is the best kept secret on the shore, full of lovely historic homes and local flavor; all you need to do is walk the boardwalk with its trademark glass globe lamps, and you'll start to feel a slower, friendlier pace as locals say good morning or give a smile. If you go further afield each nearby seaside town has its own flavor - stately Spring Lake with its mansions, Belmar, where you can catch a tour or a fishing boat, Ocean Grove with its shops and unique culture as a religious retreat, or lively Asbury Park with its rock and roll history, performance venues, and revitalized downtown.
But back to the Inn, and the biggest reason it is special is because Deb and Chris will take good care of you. They made it a most elegant, comfortable destination, and they go out of your way to make your stay a great one, from their delicious breakfasts to helping out with special requests. Hope this helps you choose a wonderful place for your next vacation!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Atlantic View Inn is located in beautiful Avon By The Sea, NJ. Enjoy classic seashore charm and comfort right on the beachfront! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Atlantic View Hotel Avon By The Sea