Discover 16 Luxury Hotels New Jersey Travelers are Raving About

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Congress Hall in Cape May is a luxury hotel New Jersey travelers love. Img src:

This article features top rated New Jersey luxury hotels.

Sometimes, you need more than a vacation — you need a 5-star experience. It’s a good thing the best luxury hotels in New Jersey know how to treat you like a true VIP.

Whether you want the posh luxury of Grand Cascades Lodge, the old world charm of Woolverton Inn, or the brand-new construction of NOBU Atlantic City, we’ve covered 16 of the most desired Garden State hotels in our list.

Here’s what we’ll cover in this article:

  • How We Picked the Top NJ Luxury Hotels: From high-class amenities to singular views and design, see how we rated the top luxury hotels in New Jersey.
  • Top Luxury Hotels in North Jersey: See Crystal Springs Resort, The Bernards Inn, and more of North Jersey’s most luxurious hotels.
  • Top Luxury Hotels in Central Jersey: Journey from Wave Resort in Long Branch to Woolverton Inn near the Delaware River.
  • Top Luxury Hotels in South Jersey: A look inside ICONA Diamond Beach, Congress Hall, and more South Jersey luxury hotels.

The 4 Characteristics of a True NJ Luxury Hotel

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The George in Montclair was featured in Architectural Digest and Vogue for its design. Img src:

What sets New Jersey’s top luxury hotels apart from the rest? The best hotels have a reputation for amenities, location, style and service that meet the demands of their guests.

Here are the 4 characteristic of a truly luxurious New Jersey hotel:

  • High-Class Amenities: Do you want a 5-star spa day? What about a wine cellar tour before an elegant dinner? The best NJ hotels offer top of the line amenities.
  • Unbeatable Location: Sometimes a great location is right on the beach — and sometimes, you want to get away from it all.
  • Unique Design: Every hotel has its own unique design features. The best luxury hotels take their aesthetic to the next level with luxury finishes and high-end details.
  • Service, Service, Service: From the personal concierge service of top Jersey Shore hotels to the expert staff inside luxury spa hotels, these hotels make sure you get the service you’re paying for.

The Best North Jersey Luxury Hotels

Archer Hotel

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AKB Bar at the Archer Hotel in Florham Park offers handcrafted cocktails and a curated menu. Img src:

The Archer Hotel brings boutique hotel amenities to one of Morris County’s loveliest boroughs.

Your luxury amenities all start with the bedding. Enjoy premium down duvets and plenty of pillows on a plush mattress. Relax in your walk-in shower, then step out in a Frette bathrobe and slippers and brew a cup of Nespresso in your room.

The AKB Hotel Bar is jazzy and chic, with exposed beam and brick design surrounding the bar and fireplace. Shareable plates are curated by the hotel’s chef, and the bar features a rotating menu of handcrafted cocktails to enjoy by the fireplace or at the pool table.

Guests at Archer Hotel Florham Park also take advantage of the in-house fitness center and indoor pool. The backyard bocce court is a neat touch for light recreation. Wi-Fi and parking are complimentary.

130 Park Ave, Florham Park, NJ

The Bernards Inn

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The Bernards Inn offers a charming step back in time, blending old-world decor with modern service. This boutique inn features on multiple “best of” lists, including Forbes, Wine Spectator and the Star-Ledger.

Established in 1907, the Bernards is an historic inn with a track record of exceptional guest relations. It’s home to Red Horse, an award-winning modern steakhouse by celebrity chef David Burke.

Guests love the old-world distinction in each room — oil paintings, antiques, architectural features and custom linens set the scene for a pastoral weekend getaway.

The Bernards Inn also features wedding and event spaces tailored to more intimate gatherings. Book your wedding or meeting well in advance, as their spaces fill up quickly.

27 Mine Brook Rd, Bernardsville, NJ 

The George

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“The Neal” is one of 31 bespoke hotel rooms in The George, a luxury Montclair hotel. Img src:

The George is a dazzling architectural blend of “old bones” and modern design in Montclair, NJ. Each of its 31 rooms is entirely bespoke, designed to be entirely different from the others. The blend of exposed brick with contrasting black and white design features is instantly appealing.

Steven Plofker and Bobbi Brown transformed an old Georgian hotel into this hip Montclair hotspot. Since 2012, The George has been featured by Architectural Digest, Vogue, the New York Times, and Martha Stewart.

A fleet of brand partnerships makes your stay at The George truly luxurious. Sleep on a Casper mattress, enjoy the sound of Audio Pro bluetooth speakers, and indulge in non-toxic essential oil care with EO bathroom products.

Dogs are welcome at The George for a $75 per stay fee. They’ll be welcomed with treats, food and water bowls, and their own dog beds.

37 N Mountain Ave #2317, Montclair, NJ

Grand Cascades Lodge at Crystal Springs Resort

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A gorgeous fireplace suite at Grand Cascades Lodge in NJ. Img src:

Crystal Springs Resort features 6 golf courses, spa treatments, swimming, 9 on-site dining options and day trip excursions. Grand Cascades Lodge is one of 2 resort hotels on the property.

The Grand Cascades Lodge is one of the few AAA Four Diamond hotels in New Jersey. Experience a four-star meal at Restaurant Latour, then retreat to Crystal Springs’ renowned wine cellar for an after-dinner drink.

Be sure to book time at Reflections Spa, one of the top luxury spas in New Jersey. Couples can book a Chardonnay and Nectar Couples Bliss treatment for a 100-minute side-by-side massage. The spa also offers plenty of singles and “girlfriend getaway” packages.

Crystal Springs Resort is located roughly an hour from New York City — a perfect weekend drive to take in fantastic golf, world-class food and pool and spa amenities.

3 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, NJ

The W Hoboken

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A breathtaking panoramic luxury suite at the W Hoboken hotel by Marriott. Img src:

The W Hoboken is a luxury Marriott hotel property on the Hudson River waterfront in Hoboken. It’s just steps away from the NY Waterway and Hoboken PATH, so NYC access is certainly part of the appeal.

The most luxurious locations at the W Hoboken are the WOW Suites. The Vice Presidential Suite (pictured) is a corner suite with a king bed, light box aquarium, 1.5 baths, outdoor balcony space, sofas and seating, entertainment system with 65” LCD TV and BOSE sound system, and wet bar with wine cooler.

Dine at the W’s Halifax Restaurant for fresh, local and sustainable food options. Sushi by Bou offers a 1-hour Omakase experience with an Edomae-style sushi chef and paired artisan cocktails and sake.

End your night in The W Hotel’s Living Room lounge, a fresh take on the lobby bar experience. Enjoy a unique cocktail and live music as a wonderful nightcap.

225 River St, Hoboken, NJ

Westin Jersey City Newport

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This Marriott property offers distinct views of the Manhattan skyline from its waterfront location in Jersey City. Like W Hoboken, The Westin Jersey City’s luxury begins with its location — minutes from the PATH station and NYC.

The Westin Jersey City is an AAA Four Diamond property with some unique fitness amenities. Enjoy a 3-mile or 5-mile WestinRUN with a personal running concierge or take a dip in the indoor pool. The hotel has workout gear available to lend you at the fitness center.

Enjoy all the best restaurants and bars in Jersey City only a short walk away, waterfront strolls taking in NYC views, or head into Manhattan via PATH or ferry.

Westin Jersey City features 429 rooms and suites, including the spacious bridal suite.

479 Washington Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ

Best Luxury Hotels in Central Jersey

Asbury Ocean Club

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The stunning Drawing Room at Asbury Ocean Club. Img src:

The Asbury Ocean Club Hotel is a Jersey Shore luxury hotel with a garden pool terrace, exquisite drawing room, and spacious lofts and suites. Choose from 13 different room styles and 4 room views — ocean, dunes, city and poolside. Try the Dune Loft Suite, with a private outdoor terrace overlooking the property’s landscaped dune garden.

The Drawing Room is the hotel’s centerpiece — it appears to “float” on a reflection pool’s surface. It’s a dreamy retreat where guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks, and occasional music.

The pool deck and garden terrace lets you relax among trees, green plants and oversized picnic blankets. The Terrace has an ocean view from poolside, and guests can enjoy locally sourced food and fresh juice-infused cocktails.

The Ocean Club Spa at the Asbury Ocean Club features unique fitness center amenities, including a yoga room with private meditation terrace. The fitness area itself offers ocean views. The spa offers multiple massage options and sea-inspired facials and masks.

1101 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ

Chateau Grande Hotel

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The sleek yet sophisticated Grande Cru Suite at Chateau Grande Hotel in East Brunswick. Img src:

The Chateau Grande in East Brunswick is admired as a wedding venue, but the hotel facilities are a luxurious bright spot along a rural stretch of Cranbury Road.

The Chateau Grande offers French-American inspired architecture and design, set back from the road for privacy. The rooms are sophisticated and sleek, with neutral and black colors dominating the design. The Grande Cru Suite is a highlight, with its 950 square feet of indoor living space and 450 square feet of outdoor veranda space.

Enjoy modern dining at Orchard Park by Chef David Burke at Chateau Grande Hotel. The dining room itself is beautiful, with a beautiful Himalayan pink salt feature wall and open kitchen design. Couples visit Orchard Park on Wednesday nights for a $42, 3-course prix fixe Date Night dinner menu.

670 Cranbury Rd, East Brunswick, NJ

Hotel LBI

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The beautiful pool and jacuzzi space at Hotel LBI. Img src:

Hotel LBI has long been considered one of NJ’s finest shore hotels, and the premier hotel destination on Long Beach Island. Step up to the hotel’s suites for extra perks and luxury design elements — the Corner Bayview Two-Bedroom Suite offers gorgeous Barnegat Bay views and well-appointed furniture.

Fitness and recreation are priorities at Hotel LBI. Your stay includes a complimentary seasonal shuttle to and from the beach, as well as beach rentals like chairs, towels and body boards. Hotel staff will help plan excursions for fishing, boating, surf lessons and yoga.

Hotel LBI made our list of the top NJ hotels with dazzling indoor pools and jacuzzis for good reason. The beautiful retractable glass ceiling opens to the sky, allowing guests to sunbathe indoors by the custom inground pool and jacuzzi spas.

Be sure to eat at Salt Kitchen & Bar for upscale modern American cuisine. Food is locally sourced from area fishermen and farmers to ensure peak freshness. Reservations are strongly encouraged as far in advance as possible.

350 West 8th St, Ship Bottom, NJ

Wave Resort

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There isn’t a bad view from any Wave Resort hotel room. Choose to overlook the Atlantic Ocean or Long Branch’s famed Pier Village from your own personal terrace. Every room is furnished with a 55-inch flat screen TV with Chromecast capabilities, wireless Bluetooth speaker and complimentary WiFi. All guests can enjoy complimentary in-room Nespresso coffee, Bamford toiletries and bathrobes.

The 2nd story Wave Spa offers an excellent array of options. Choose from 5 massage styles, multiple sea scrubs and body wrap treatments. The property’s fitness center provides updated equipment with oceanfront poolside views.

Take in gorgeous coastal views from the hotel’s oceanfront pool deck. Take a dip and float over to its swim-up bar, where you can enjoy a cocktail in the pool. This particular amenity makes Wave Resort one of the best Jersey Shore hotels for couples.

Wave Resort has your dining needs covered. It offers a fleet of restaurants on premises, as well as the Boardwalk Coffee shop. Try Branch Cantina for Mexican fare, LBK Grill for kosher-style seasonal plates, or MAYA for excellent Mediterranean fare.

110 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch, NJ

Woolverton Inn

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The Woolverton Inn in Stockton is an elegant country bed and breakfast with 14 unique cottages and guest rooms. It’s rated as one of America’s 10 best bed and breakfast locations — it’s on our list of 10 amazing romantic weekend getaways in New Jersey.

Visitors to New Hope, PA and the Princeton, NJ area love the Woolverton Inn as a rustic, romantic getaway from their daily activities. After a long day of dining and shopping, stroll the Inn’s 10 acres before retiring to the private bath and fresh linens in your cottage.

The 3-course breakfast is a highlight of your Woolverton Inn stay. This gourmet breakfast is served daily from 8:30 am – 10 am, with fresh coffee available beginning at 7 am. Guests can enjoy breakfast in the dining room, on the veranda or outdoor patios — or, have a tray freshly delivered to your private cottage.

Visit the Woolverton Inn’s constantly updated breakfast menu page for a look at what the B&B is currently serving. Guest favorites include fresh baked scones, homemade granola with yogurt and berries, and eggs benedict.

6 Woolverton Rd, Stockton, NJ

Top Luxury Hotels in South Jersey

Congress Hall

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Enjoy the shore-inspired beauty at Congress Hall’s luxury Sea Spa facilities. Img src:

Congress Hall is one of the central features of Cape May — a stunning, stately historic building along the town’s beachfront. It opens for the 2024 season on Friday, February 9th. Guests should book well in advance for the summer months.

Congress Hall’s rooms stand out among luxury hotels for their fresh, bright and colorful aesthetic. The venue isn’t afraid to give off “shore vibes” and still maintains its high-end appeal. Interior design Colleen Bashaw describes her design as “stepping into your own little cottage by the sea”.

Congress Hall’s status as an historic building and hotel allows it to offer multiple amenities under one roof. Choose from 5 unique restaurants — like the underground pizzeria and music club The Boiler Room, or local favorite Blue Pig Tavern. And be sure to book time at Sea Spa, a top NJ spa with treatments inspired by (and with ingredients from) the ocean.

Congress Hall’s location is part of its appeal. Step right out of your luxury hotel room, and you’re right across the street from Washington Square Mall and the Cape May beaches.

200 Congress Pl, Cape May, NJ

ICONA Diamond Beach

The pristine white accommodations at ICONA Diamond Beach. Img src:

ICONA Diamond Beach is a year-round property located on one of NJ’s only private beaches. Guests at this Wildwood Crest retreat can expect a tranquil, full-service experience.

Choose from their signature Double Suite, premium Poolside King Studio, or the brand new Penthouse King Suites. The 542 square foot penthouse suites boast 9.5′ ceilings, coastal artwork, and state of the art tech and amenities. Penthouse bathrooms feature granite countertops, Carrera marble floors, and rainfall shower head.

Luxury is accessible to everyone at ICONA Diamond Beach. The hotel features ADA accessible suites of varying styles. Guests with special accessibility needs can enjoy everything from a signature double studio to a penthouse suite in style.

There’s no lack of elite dining options at ICONA Diamond Beach. Step outside to the outdoor heated pool and enjoy poolside food and beverage service from 11 am — 9 pm. Coastal Blue offers a modern spin on traditional American fare with fresh, locally-sourced produce. After your meal, enjoy a premium frozen cocktail at Star Beach Bar — check the event calendar for live music and events.

9701 Atlantic Ave. Wildwood Crest, NJ

NOBU Atlantic City (Opening 2024)

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NOBU Atlantic City hotel opens in 2024 and delivers a fresh luxury experience in AC. Img src:

NOBU’s Atlantic City hotel property opened in early 2024 with 85 rooms and suites located on the top 3 floors of the Centurion Tower at Caesars Atlantic City.

NOBU is renowned for a world-class dining experience, and the brand has begun to make its mark as a high-end hotel. The rooms at NOBU Atlantic City feature minimalist Japanese-inspired design, muted neutral tones and subtle modern touches in architecture and material elements.

Qua Baths & Spa is incorporated in the NOBU Atlantic City hotel experience. Relax and unwind with an invigorating spa treatment, facial, or access to the Roman baths. The Roman ritual pass includes steam, sauna, Roman bath and fitness center access.

Of course, the hotel within Caesars provides access to the fabulous NOBU Restaurant on the property.

2100 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City, NJ

The Reeds at Shelter Haven

The magnificent Skye Suite at the Reeds at Shelter Haven. Img src:

The Reeds at Shelter Haven offers boutique hotel accommodations in Stone Harbor, long regarded as one of New Jersey’s most beautiful (and exclusive) towns.

Choose from 7 suite styles, from the quaint Junior Suite to the opulent Skye Suite. Suites come with a variety of stunning views of Stone Harbor’s bay. Each is appointed with premium amenities like a fireplace and kitchens of various sizes.

The Skye Suite is truly magnificent. It offers two balconies with bay views, a full chef’s kitchen, separate living room, dining room and den. Sleep in the master bedroom with a king size bed and private bath, or a 2nd queen size bedroom. The dining table seats ten, and you can reserve a private chef for a personalized in-room dinner party.

Guests at The Reeds regularly book sessions at Salt Spa for luxury spa treatments like massage, floatation therapy, Himalayan salt treatments and Moroccan hammam cleansing. Pamper yourself with salon-quality hair, nail and makeup specialists — or work out at the spa’s private fitness center.

Food and drink options are varied and excellent. Try Water Star Grille on the bay for a more upscale experience, or take in a fireside meal at Sax at the Reeds. For a fun and vibrant experience, choose Buckets Margarita Bar & Cantina for taqueria fare served up with flair.

9601 3rd Ave, Stone Harbor, NJ


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The indoor pool at Seaview in Galloway is a hidden gem at this golf getaway. Img src:

For over 100 years, Seaview has hosted dignitaries and celebrities (like Grace Kelly, Bob Hope and Mick Jagger) for championship caliber golf. Now, this Dolce hotel property is regarded as a true South Jersey gem on 670 sprawling acres of property.

It all starts with 2 championship level golf courses featuring 36 scenic and competitive holes. But Seaview’s true luxury begins upon arrival at the hotel itself, where guests are treated to 296 rooms, 16 guest suites, 3 restaurants, 21 event venues and 2 pool facilities.

Seaview’s Executive Chef Rodolfo Correa oversees the hotel’s dining experiences. The seafood fare is a true highlight — guests should try the chef’s PEI mussels, Faroe Island salmon and seared scallops.

Seaview’s pool facilities are underrated gems. The indoor pool in particular (featured) features beautiful brick archways in its design that evoke a sense of sophisticated relaxation.

401 South New York Rd, Galloway, NJ

Find the Best Luxury Hotels New Jersey Has to Offer

The best luxury hotels New Jersey has to offer are often booked well in advance. If you want a premium weekend at a Jersey Shore hotel like ICONA Diamond Beach, book months in advance to get the dates you want.

If your desired hotel is known for hosting glamorous NJ weddings, keep in mind that weekends are tightly booked over a year in advance during peak wedding season.

Take a few days and enjoy luxury treatment at one of these high-end New Jersey hotels. Rest, relax, and enjoy all the amenities they have to offer!

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