10 Best Luxury Hotels in NJ

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Summer is here, and what better way to fully enjoy the nice, warm weather than to take a well-deserved vacation? With travel – especially international travel – being a bit more challenging to arrange nowadays, many people are choosing to vacation closer to home. Luckily, the Garden State is full of beautiful and exciting vacation spots that are just waiting to be discovered by discerning New Jersians. Of course, we at Vue know that our readers want more than just beautiful vistas and exciting activities: they want to be fully pampered during their vacation and to experience the best that New Jersey has to offer while also enjoying elegant and luxurious accommodations.  That is why we have compiled this list of the 10 best luxury hotels in NJ – to give our readers a hand in choosing their next summer vacation destination. 

The MC Hotel

The MC Hotel is what you get when you combine an art gallery focused on showcasing local artistic talent with a luxury hotel bent on catering to their guests’ every need. Located in Montclair, in North Jersey, The MC Hotel strives to be a tribute to both the town’s vibrant artistic community by frequently collaborating with local artists and showcasing their works on its walls, rooms, and spaces.

The MC is designed in such a way as to showcase its urban-chic foundation through an eclectic mix of modern details and intimate contemporary decor. Its 159 sophisticated guest rooms, which are equipped with high-end amenities such as luxurious fully upholstered beds and locally curated private bars, as well as unique works of art, are carefully designed to be both relaxing and inspiring. The MC is also centrally located at the heart of the bustling Montclair Center district, making it ideal for those who wish to explore the area and enjoy its many local eateries. Bright, airy, and equipped with lovely venues for all manner of events, The MC Hotel is not only one of the best luxury hotels in NJ, but it is also the perfect place to get away for the summer. 

Asbury Ocean Club Hotel

Come to Asbury Park, where the city meets the sand, and stay at one of the best luxury hotels in NJ. The Asbury Ocean Club Hotel is located right on the beach, thereby allowing its guests to have an uninterrupted view of the blue expanse of the Atlantic Ocean – whether it be from the guest rooms or from the drawing-room, which features floor to ceiling glass windows to maximize guests’ experience.  

The Asbury Ocean Club Hotel’s 54 rooms are all carefully designed to invoke feelings of intimacy, luxury, and grandeur. Guests can choose between staying at one of the hotel’s suites or lofts, both of which offer large, open floor plans and expansive terraces with unparalleled views. The accommodations at the Asbury Ocean Club Hotel are also equipped with high-end amenities such as a kitchenette, two full baths, and a dining area, as well as large flat-screen TVs, fully stocked minibars, in-room safes, custom MiN New York for Salt Hotels bath products, a Bowers & Wilkins Bluetooth speaker, and personal in-room service tablets – all to maximize their guest’s comfort. 

When venturing outside of their rooms, guests can enjoy a nice, refreshing drink on the hotel’s idyllic pool terrace, which features a full-service bar and grill. Guests can take a dip in the pool or gather with their friends for cocktails in the garden, all while enjoying the breathtaking ocean vistas. And for those who seek extra relaxation, the Asbury Ocean Club Hotel’s ocean-view Spa and Fitness center allow guests to meditate in the sun-warmed meditation terrace, or participate in guided wellness classes. 

Wave Resort & Spa

This summer, escape to the Jersey shore and discover one of the best luxury hotels in NJ. Located in the city of Long Brach, the Wave Resort & Spa is a brand-new beachfront hotel that is vying to become your new favorite vacation destination. 

Its 67 guestrooms are elegantly designed to highlight comfort without sacrificing luxury.  All guestrooms include a walk-out terrace, the perfect place for guests to take in the views of the Atlantic ocean. Each room is also equipped with lavish conveniences, from deluxe terry robes, slippers, guest bath amenities, to 55-inch HD TVs, refrigerators, and Nespresso machines.

Of course, no guest is going to want to stay in their room all day. The Wave Resort & Spa is perfectly located for those who want to explore Long Branch, whether it be by taking a bike ride down the newly renovated boardwalk, strolling down the sandy beaches, catching a play at The New Jersey Repertory Company or relaxing at White Chapel Projects, which hosts a brewery, a restaurant and an event space all in one place. Those who prefer to stay closer to home can choose to relax and refresh at the Wave Resort Spa with a soothing massage, a facial, or a relaxing body treatment. Afterward, guests can choose to enjoy one of the five on-site dining options or explore Long Branch’s local cuisine. Elegant, luxurious, and unique, the Wave Resort & Spa is the perfect place from which to experience all that the Jersey Shore has to offer.

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City

Stay at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, and experience the excitement and thrill of Atlantic City. Whether guests come from a night out or from a round at the slots machines, the Hard Rock Hotel’s guest rooms provide the perfect place to wind down and relax. All of the hotel’s spacious and nicely appointed rooms feature either one king or two queen pillow-top mattresses with Sleep Like a Rock bedding and are equipped with high-end amenities such as 40” flat-screen TVs, personal safes, coffee makers, and city and/or ocean views. 

Guests are also more than welcome to enjoy the hotel’s Spa facilities, which feature 31 newly designed treatment rooms and a full-service salon. Guests seeking relaxation can indulge in a variety of full-body treatments and massages, including deep tissue, romantic couples experiences, athletic and therapeutic restoration. 

But the main attraction of the Hard Rock Hotel is its world-renowned casino. A high-energy environment infused with classic rock and roll spirit, the Hard Rock Casino feature slots and the most popular table games, as well as plenty of excitement that will surely thrill and entertain guests all night long. 

At the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, guests will be able to experience the trappings of rock and roll life while enjoying the glamour, light, and luxury of Atlantic City. 

The Bernards Inn

Nothing beats a nice getaway at a high-end boutique hotel. The Bernards Inn, in Bernardsville, NJ, is an elegant historic boutique hotel that marries luxurious accommodations with world-class dining for a distinctly memorable and sophisticated experience. 

Its historic guest rooms harken back to an era synonymous with style and elegance. Recently renovated, the rooms are decorated in such as was to highlight their historical pedigree without compromising on modern comforts. Indeed, each room offers an array of services and amenities including complimentary Wi-Fi access, desktop charging stations, AVEDA spa bathroom amenities, a work desk with speakerphone, Egyptian cotton sheets, complimentary overnight shoeshine, complimentary daily newspaper, flat-screen satellite television, nightly turn-down service, snack tray, and plush terry cloth robes.

The Bernards Inn is renowned for its dining. Indeed, it offers four distinct dining areas where guests can get a taste of gourmet cuisine while surrounded by the Inn’s distinct ambiance. And for guests who wish to discover the beauty of the Somerset Hills area of NJ, they can choose one of the many romantic getaway customized trip packages offered by The Bernards Inn, including wine tasting flights, craft beer tastings, in-room massages and a sunset helicopter tour for two with complimentary champagne.

The Reeds at Shelter Haven

The Reeds at Shelter Haven has garnered for itself a stellar reputation as one of the best luxury hotels in NJ. We at Vue Magazine think that that reputation is entirely deserved. 

Located in Stone Harbor, on the southern Jersy shore, this luxury boutique hotel offers 58 guest rooms and suites that exude a quiet, rustic elegance that is in perfect harmony with the beachside landscape. Decorated in a coastal chic style, the spacious and comfortable rooms are also fully equipped with first-class amenities such as Frette bathrobes and triple-sheeted, Fretted 100% Egyptian cotton bed linen, premium bath products, petite living rooms with pullout sofa beds and fireplaces, kitchenettes with Keurig coffee machines, microwaves, and cabinet refrigerator, and flat-screen TVs. 

The Reeds offers full beach service during the summer season, such that guests are able to enjoy the warm sun and the cooling ocean breeze while attendants serve food and beverages throughout the day. For those who wish to explore Stone Harbor, there are plenty of fun and exciting things to do, from visiting the Stone Harbor Museum or going on a tour of the Stone Harbor Salt Marsh to partaking in some outdoor fun at the Island Water Sports water park.

And for those who want to indulge in some relaxing pampering, they can visit The Reeds’ new Salt Spa, which offers a number of exclusively curated services such as a Brine Lounge and Turkish Bath, a blow-out bar and makeup application studio, nail care with a manicure and pedicure studio, waxing and tanning services and a fully-equipped fitness center, all of which are specifically designed to provide a relaxing and rejuvenating experience.

Crystal Springs Resort

Nested in New Jersey’s picturesque northwestern farmlands is one of the state’s most spectacular vacation destinations: the Crystal Springs Resort

There is a lot to do and to see at this Resort: from dining at the excellent 4-star Restaurant Latour, to indulging in some relaxing and rejuvenating treatments at one of the Resort’s two luxurious Spas, to partaking in a round or two of golf at some of the finest and most challenging golf courses in the country, guests at the Crystal Springs Resort will never be short of fun things to do. 

Guests at the Crystal Springs Resort can choose to stay at one of its two luxury hotels: the Mineral Hotel in Vernon, NJ, and the Grand Cascades Lodge

The newly renovated, luxurious Grand Cascades Lodge sits amongst three world-class golf courses with the beautiful Kittatinny Mountain Range serving as a backdrop. Undoubtedly the finest and most beautiful property in the region, the Adirondack-style lodge combines modern luxury with nature’s bounty for a getaway experience like no other. Its accommodations range from premium guest rooms and studio suites to a 6,000sqft Grand Villa, which features five master bedrooms, a kitchen, two living rooms, a patio, and a game room. All rooms are equipped with high-end amenities such as flat-screen TVs and in-room movies, high-speed Wi-Fi, coffeemakers, and a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains. Moreover, guests also have access to a variety of services, from a 24-hour front desk and complimentary concierge service, to babysitting services, audiovisual equipment, in-room dining, and live entertainment on Fridays and Saturday nights. Of course, most guests will not want to stay inside throughout the majority of their stay, which is why the Grans Cascades Lodge offers such fun and exciting activities as a spectacular Indoor/Outdoor Biosphere Pool Complex with sauna, water slide, and tropical aquarium; two magnificent outdoor pools with water slides and a whirlpool; an 18-hole natural turf putting course and access to the Minerals Sports Club, which features 80+ weekly fitness classes, including Spin, Aerial Yoga, Zumba, and Les Mills Body Pump. 

The Water Club Hotel at Borgata

The Water Club Hotel at Borgata seeks to bring a new and unique dose of personality to Atlantic City. Located just a few steps away from the entertainment, nightlife, and dining of the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, The Water Club offers its guests the opportunity to experience the cosmopolitan lifestyle that defines the famous hospitality chain.

The Water Club’s luxurious 800 rooms and suites are designed to surround guests with elegance and comfort from the moment they step inside. From the spacious floor plant to the elegantly appointed furniture, everything about The Water Club’s guest rooms is specifically designed to create a relaxing overnight stay in Atlantic City. All the rooms come equipped with high-end amenities such as a spacious marble bathroom, 46″ LED TVs, a refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows, signature custom bed, lather bath products, and LED- lighting for greater energy efficiency. For guests who choose to stay in one of their suites, they will be able to enjoy multiple entertainment areas, plush sofas, his and her vanities, and more. 

Guests at The Water Club Hotel will not only be able to experience all of the excitement and thrill that Atlantic City has to offer, but they will also have access to the hotel’s two indoor pools, two outdoor pools, and a lap pool. In addition, guests will also be able to visit the hotel’s Immersion Spa, which features 360 degrees of floor-to-ceiling water views and spa treatments tailored to rejuvenate and loosen tension, including luxury skincare, conditioning body wraps & scrubs, ayurvedic therapies and multiple massage modalities. And of course, no vacation is complete without some souvenir shopping. Luckily, The Water Club Hotel’s retail space features some of the most fashionable boutiques and designer stores, including Capri, Carina, Misura, and Hugo Boss. 

Seaview, a Dolce Hotel

Tucked halfway between Atlantic City and the quaintness town of Cape May is a historical hotel that has long played host to presidents, rock stars, and golf’s greatest champions. Indeed, with two world-class golf courses, award-winning dining, beautiful guest rooms and suites, championship golf, and refreshing swimming pools, it’s no wonder that the Seaview, a Dolce Hotel has long been considered one of the best luxury hotels in NJ. 

Guests at the Seaview, a Dolce Hotel will be able to relax on 670 acres of secluded woodlands that have captivated generations of politicians, pro-golfers, and A-list personalities for decades. The property boasts over 300 guest accommodations, including 16 guest suites, all of which are equipped with all of the amenities guests expect during their stay, including 55” HDTV flat-screens, high-speed WiFi, premium bath amenities and Keurig brewers. Furthermore, the Seaview, a Dolce Hotel is also dog-friendly, meaning that guests will be able to enjoy their relaxing retreat with their furry friends. 

Guests at the Seaview, a Dolce Hotel are also invited to partake in a few rounds of golf at the property’s world-famous 36 hole course. Those who are not adepts at the game are welcome to relax by one of the hotel’s pools, take an invigorating hike on the nearby nature trail, or enjoy a nice meal at one of the Seaview’s award-winning restaurants. 

W Hoboken

Located in downtown Hoboken, right across the river from Manhattan, the W Hoboken is the perfect hotel for those who crave the lively excitement of the city, while also wanting to experience the hight of luxury and elegance. 

Its upscale rooms and suites were designed with guests’ comfort in mind. Gorgeously designed in such a way as to highlight the iconic NYC skyline, the rooms aim to elevate the senses amid calming shades of blue and stunning views, while also providing a comfortable yet luxurious space in which guests can relax and unwind. Each room has access to a private balcony overlooking Manhattan, and is equipped with luxury amenities and perks such as luxury robes, a MixBar, an entertainment system, an in-room Nespresso machine, iPod docking stations, and an LCD television. 

Located at the heart of the Mile Square City, the W Hoboken is perfectly situated for those who wish to explore the excellent fine dining and entertainment options that the city of Hoboken has to offer. Moreover, the hotel is close to the PATH and NY Waterway Ferry, giving guests easy access to the City that Never Sleeps. With a stellar location and high-end amenities, the W Hoboken certainly deserves to be considered one the best luxury hotels in NJ.

Update July 13th, 2020: The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City does not have a poker room, but has video poker.

By Monica Moleiro

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