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Weekend Getaway: A Trip to Wave Resort in Long Branch, NJ

by Morgan Gertler
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Sometimes a vacation is needed, but you only have a few days to getaway. Sure, you can take a quick flight to warmer territory but the hustle and bustle of air travel can take time away from your vacay and also add up financially. While not warm year-round, {but still beautiful}, Long Branch, NJ is home to beaches, shopping, and ocean-view resorts. Wave Resort, located at 100 Ocean Avenue, is situated right on the pier and almost all their rooms have ocean views. {The views so good that you can see the ocean from bed.} The Hoboken Girl team had a chance to stay at Wave Resort and experience the comfort, luxury, and relaxation this gem has to offer.  Keep reading to learn all about your next vacay that won’t have you leaving NJ.

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Wave Resort has everything you want + more: a spa, hair salon, restaurant + cafe, rooftop yoga, large + modern rooms, and an outdoor pool and deck that will make you feel like your at a photoshoot for Vogue. Plus, their High Crest event space offers magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean and has an outdoor rooftop terrace as well as a larger space inside {talk about breathtaking}.

Come for a few days to enjoy spa services, fresh food, and watch the sunrise and sunset over the ocean from your private balcony. The lobby is contemporary but warm, and creates an inviting space for guests to come to mingle or even play a game of pool. Their Buzz Bait cafe offers breakfast, lunch, fresh snacks, and has perfectly clear views of the pier and beach. The open layout and sun-drenched space is perfect for guests who need to get some work done or want to read a book while sipping morning coffee. Plus, 100 Ocean, their American Mediterranean restaurant, creates dishes composed of local, highly-seasonal ingredients, and influenced by the many flavors of the sea. And of course, expect beautiful views of the beach.

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Hair Salon + Spa

Indulging in a little self-care while on vacation always makes the experience more memorable. Enjoy a fresh styling from Hot Mess Studio, their on-site hair salon. Carrying cult favorites from Kevin Murphy and Oribe, this little salon offers quality service and top-notch customer experience. They have a main salon in Asbury Park, so you can think of this location as the little sister salon — same quality, just smaller. They offer all types of styling services, extensions, as well as scalp massages and moisture treatments {exactly what hair needs after a day at the beach}. They also provide makeup application services, so guests can get glammed up for a date night and brides staying at Wave Resort can rest easy knowing they can utilize the pros at Hot Mess to get them wedding-ready.

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Additionally, the Wave Spa is a full-service spa offering massages, body scrubs, and facials. It’s private and secluded so that spa guests have their privacy and can fully relax + detox. The changing area has everything you need to prep for a service as well as everything needed to feel good getting dressed after. {Editor’s Note: It actually felt great to leave the spa and go about the day without having to change or head back to the room for a shower!} The cucumber mint water and healthy granola bar was the perfect cherry on top before heading back into the day.

Read More: Unique Spa Treatments in Hudson County You Must Try

The Rooms

If the rooms here had a kitchen, the Hoboken Girl team would be moving in. It’s the kind of hotel room that puts a huge smile on your face when you walk in. You’ll be dazzled by the spacious room with floor-to-ceiling windows, views of the ocean, a private balcony, a cozy bed, and a modern, luxurious bathroom. The decor and small details were curated perfectly, giving guests that feeling of home, but a little more…special.


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Pick from their collection of king, deluxe, and family suites, all with terraces and the majority with ocean views. All rooms come with  55 inch HD TVs, refrigerators, and Nespresso machines. You won’t want to leave the room once you get cozy in the deluxe terry robes and slippers.

Other Location Attractions

When visiting Long Branch, there are a few places worth leaving the resort for. Chief among them is Pier Village, the anchor of the town’s beach scene. Built on the oceanfront in 2005 as a replacement for the Long Branch Pier, Pier Village is posh and upscale, with dining, shopping, and events.

Pier Village offers a mix of more than 30 shops and restaurants just off the beach and boardwalk. McLoone’s Pier House {1 Ocean Avenue} restaurant is here and the Avenue restaurant and club are here, both have ocean views and great seafood. Enjoy Playa Bowls at 88 Ocean Avenue {and feel right at home grabbing your fave off the menu} or go for burgers and root beer floats rule at Stewart’s Root Beer {60 Centennial Drive}.


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Wave Resort is clearly a go-to spot in the summer months, but if you’re looking for a change of scenery this winter, consider a  quiet stay, just an hour away from Hoboken. While you won’t be able to enjoy the pool or beach, there’s tons of shopping and additional dining within walking distance, and the sounds of the beach + views of the ocean will melt any winter blues you have. If you can work remotely, it’s a great spot to get your work done and also enjoy a little luxury and breakfast in bed. You can book your stay online here, or call 732-612-9283 to book with a customer service associate.

Have you been to Wave Resort yet? Let us know in the comments! 

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