The former Howard Johnson’s has been taken over by the Atlas Chain, and we must say, they’ve worked miracles with this older property. Rooms are now downright chic, with “beach house” style black-and-white furnishings and lux beds. On the fifth floor is a decadent roof deck, complete with rocking chairs, sitting pods (basically, enclosed couches with lots of cushions) and, best of all, free short but relaxing massage sessions from the on-duty masseuse. Want more pampering? Special “Spa Guest Rooms” include hot tubs. Food services—which include the free afternoon snacks—use only kosher dairy/vegetarian ingredients, however the hotel does not have a "kashrut certificate.” Location is primo, too, across the road from the beach in front of the Hilton Hotel (its arguably the best and most inclusive strand in this area).
- Frommer's Staff