With Valentine’s Day just a week away, thoughts of romance and love are in the air. While there is no ‘perfect’ gift for this special day, there is a perfect place to spend the Valentine’s Day weekend – at the Breakers on the Ocean in Spring Lake, New Jersey.
The Breakers has the distinction of being the only full-service hotel located on the ocean in the beautiful sea shore town. Originally built in the late 1800s, the hotel has been owned by Cosmo and Linda Scardino since 1980 and the couple are still involved in the operation of the fine hotel. The day-to-day management responsibilities are now handled by their sons, Anthony and Joseph. The charming establishment, a staple and fixture of the Spring Lake community for well more than a century, has been through numerous renovations during the Scardino’s ownership, preserving the integrity of the past, while updating the interior to incorporate 21st century amenities. The most recent updates were to the dining room and reception area.
The serene ocean atmosphere, the unique feeling of the hotel and the charm of Spring Lake all come together to create the special environment that is The Breakers on the Ocean. As you enter the lobby you immediately experience an ambiance and style unique to the Jersey Shore. Sparkling chandeliers, etched glass windows, granite floors and custom-woven carpeting are reminiscent of European resort properties. Soothing and complimentary hues of coral and teal, exuding a comfortable elegance, welcome you.
For your Valentine’s getaway, please note that each of the 73 beautifully appointed guest rooms feature a mini refrigerator, Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities, cable television (including all HBO and ESPN channels), DVD player and complimentary high speed internet access. Most rooms have a whirlpool bath and view of the ocean. Their luxury rooms also have fireplaces and three tower rooms offer unparalleled views of the impressive coastline and surrounding town. It is the perfect location for a romantic weekend, as well as a popular venue for corporate meetings, weddings and other celebrations.
The Breakers on the Ocean also offers casual dining in an elegant oceanfront setting. The Seashell Dining Room is full of character with a beach-inspired beauty. In addition to classic northern Italian cuisine, the dinner menu offers fresh seafood, prime steaks and veal chops grilled to perfection. Cocktails, appetizers and desserts are served in the Piano Lounge. Breakfast and lunch are served daily in the sunny Veranda Restaurant overlooking the ocean. The lunch menu offers a large selection of sandwich platters, gourmet wraps, burgers and salads. Specials change daily and individual house-made pizzas are not to be missed.
Elegant and historic Spring Lake is a classically beautiful Jersey Shore town. Streets are lined with large, well-kept Victorian mansions and a quaint downtown area boasts fine shops, boutiques and eateries. Spring Lake is a dream town, rich in history and romance.
Plan your Valentine’s Weekend at The Breakers on the Ocean – the perfect choice to stay and dine. The hotel is located at 1507 Ocean Avenue, Spring Lake, New Jersey. For more information call 732-449-7700 or visit www.breakershotel.com.