We stayed at the Hilton to celebrate our 2nd Wedding Anniversary on April 23rd, 2007. The room was comp'ed, but the rate that nite was $160. Rates skyrocket during the summer.
All rooms: you enter in the "living" room area (sleep sofa), full kitchen and bath are in center of suite, bedroom is oceanfront.
Two other configs are CornerSuites, face south, with Jacuzzi in bedroom with large window at tub - TerraceSuites, face north, feature larger balcony and outdoor hottub! Also, huge 3 bdrm penthouse suites that only rent for the full week.
The hotel and rooms are beautiful. Every room faces the ocean. Read more stats at the hotel's website.
For now, let us tell you what we found lacking. Wireless net access only in lobby & meeting room. Net access in room only from one ethernet jack in living room (no net access in oceanfront bedroom). No real workdesk, ethernet jack is next to round dining table in liv room.
2 LG lcd widescreen tvs , but no hi-def content, cable is analog (ugh).
Small details: tiny trashcan in bath, one larger trashcan in kit, in cab. that's it. no trashcans in bed or liv room.
Warning: rooms numbered 01-09 (ie 505) are directly above the Kiddie Pool/Slide/Play area.
Rooms 10-15 are above the adult pool/outdoor bar.
South CornerSuites are 01's, North TerraceSuites are 15's.
Dining is *very* pricey... we ate at bar, 3 martinis ($7), 2 apps, with tip $60.
Restaurant just as pricey.
Boardwalk ends at 28th St, so you are NOT near the boardwalk... plan to walk or drive. (See below)
Unique Quality: Jacuzzi tub is comfortable for two. Shower is rain type, with large head in ceiling. Double sinks in bath, blowdryer in bag in drawer.
While on the toilet, we both played "find the paper"... it's hidden under the bath counter. Fun.
Clock radio has mp3 player input jack. A real plus for us, as we like to bring our own music, and the stereo clock/radio sounded awesome for such a small unit.
Kitchen is full, plates, glassware, full fridge, dishwasher, blender, micro, granite counter, etc. Very nice.
Balcony is very large and private, with table and chairs. Bring binocs to view up and down the
Down comforter and fluffy cotton robes in bedroom closet, very nice touch
Feather pillows, pillow-top king bed (smaller than standard king, but good for us.
Extra pillows and bolster on bed, nice for sitting up and watching tv.
Staff VERY friendly, helpful.
Big indoor pool open 5am - Midnite, no indoor hottub.
See all 29 photos we took here:
Directions: As stated above, you're at 32nd-33rd St. Boardwalk ends @ 28th St. Even then, there are no attractions @ that north end of bdwlk. Plan to walk to catch bdwlk tram @ 28th, or drive down to the attractions that begin @ 10th St on south to the inlet.