Best Boutique Hotels and B & B’s in New Jersey
We know New Jersey, along with its chart-topping population density, has a solid helping of luxury accommodations. And we’re pretty sure that post-wedding planning, luxury is exactly what you and your significant other deserve. We’ll cut to the chase here, but between a few boutique hotels and a handful of cozy coastal bed and breakfasts, yes, we think that luxury is exactly what you’ll get.
A classic combination of modern day amenities and seaside charm, the Virginia Hotel is a restored landmark in the middle of Cape May. The property, with its Belgian-sheeted beds, is a half a block from the beach and has five sweet cottages available for week-long stays in the summer. Meanwhile, the stylish Chelsea hotel in Atlantic City is the first casino-free hotel to make the Boardwalk its home since the 1960s. This boutique hotel seeks to pull together seaside leisure and high living with old-school glamour – and succeeds. For over-sized rooms, dozens of works of original art and billiards in the lobby: the Bungalow Hotel is playful, edgy and intensely luxurious. Rooms come equipped with fireplaces and the hotel’s private beach club is open to guests for a small fee.
B & B
Originally built to house Beach Haven’s lifeguards in the late 1800s, The Gables now operates as a romantic seaside bed and breakfast with five guestrooms. Each room in the Long Beach Island getaway is furnished with period antiques, beach passes and a Victorian clawfoot jet tub. In Point Pleasant, the Tower Cottage Inn is a quick two blocks’ walk from the entertainment-packed boardwalk and beach. The tower itself offers an unbeaten view of the sunrise and breakfast gets rave reviews. For an inland adventure, though, make your way to the Inn at Fernbrook Farms where a Georgian-style estate on 250 acres has been renovated and re-purposed as a cozy and quiet bed and breakfast. Trails cross the property between numerous gardens and restored outbuildings and the owners grow their own fruits and vegetables on site.