The East Coast Beach Hotels You Need to Visit This Summer
For the best in beaching this summer, hit up the east coast. These hotels offer the ultimate in vacationing.
The Rockaway Hotel (Queens, NY): With 53 guest rooms and eight long-stay residences, the Rockaway Hotel, which opened in September 2020, is set to enjoy its first full beach season. This hotel is perched just blocks from Queens’ famed Rockaway Beach and offers guests a heated rooftop pool, complimentary bicycles, and indoor/outdoor dining. Guests can even learn to surf the legendary break with in-house surfing lessons. (📷: @calebthill) Blue Inn on the Beach (Plum Island, MA): The sole resort-style hotel on Massachusetts’ Plum Island, Blue offers rooms, suites, and private cottages with a view of the Atlantic. In-room breakfast, bicycles, and loungers overlooking the ocean are just a few of the amenities at this casual-chic beach retreat. The Inn’s premier accommodation, the Blue Oceanfront Suite, provides private beach access and its own hot tub. Asbury Ocean Club Hotel (Asbury Park, NJ): Home to rock and roll history—The Stone Pony, where Bruce Springsteen got his start, is located here—Asbury Park, New Jersey is a beach town with flavor. Just steps from the boardwalk sits the vibrant Asbury Park Ocean Club, a 54-room luxury retreat outfitted with a full spa, sea-facing pool, and formal restaurant. The hotel’s drawing room, with its floor-to-ceiling glass windows, is an anytime retreat for those looking to kick back. The Cliff House (Cape Neddick, ME): Sweeping views of Cape Neddick, Maine’s cerulean waters provide the backdrop for this 186-room, 40-suite hotel. Indulge in plein air painting, watersports, fishing, golf, and a full roster of wellness offerings. The hotel’s outdoor centerpiece is a pool with a panoramic view of the rocky coastline. The on-site Nubb’s Lobster Shack celebrates the state’s favorite crustacean, and The Tiller Restaurant serves upscale food in a contemporary setting.