Allegria Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Long Beach, Long Island, New York

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Pros

  • Glam decor with Art Deco influences evokes South Beach, Miami
  • Big, airy rooms, some with gorgeous ocean views
  • Limestone bathrooms have rainfall showerheads
  • Direct beach access and beach service
  • Right on the boardwalk
  • Atlantica restaurant serves gourmet organic cuisine
  • L'Onda Lounge with tasty cocktails and casual fare
  • The Atrium bar has live piano music and a big fireplace
  • Seasonal rooftop pool and lounge
  • Huge, modern fitness center with ocean views
  • Impressive meeting spaces
  • Weekly events in the hotel lounges such as Salsa Night and Reggae Night
  • 24-hour room service

Cons

  • Fee for Wi-Fi
  • No in-room coffeemakers
  • Noise complaints for rooms near elevators or bars
  • Lobby under renovation (damaged during Hurricane Sandy)
  • Spa under renovation
  • Boardwalk and beach damaged during Hurricane Sandy, but repairs underway

Bottom Line

The Allegria Hotel is a chic 143-room boutique delivering a dose of Miami style right on the Long Beach boardwalk. It draws both trendy Manhattanites looking for a convenient beach getaway and business travelers attending corporate events on-site. Big rooms have light, airy decor, plush beds, and sleek limestone bathrooms; some have beach and ocean views. The restaurants serve gourmet organic cuisine and tasty cocktails, and in nice weather Atlantica restaurant opens its windows right up to the boardwalk. Hurricane Sandy hit Long Beach hard, decimating the boardwalk and flooding the hotel lobby, but the hotel is fully operational and repairs are underway on both fronts.

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 Scene

Boutique hotel right on the Long Beach boardwalk with Miami-chic style

The Allegria Hotel ranks among the top luxury hotels on Long Island, and its location makes it particularly noteworthy. It's the only hotel right on the Long Beach boardwalk, and will remain so -- the hotel opened in 2009, but the building first received permission to open as a hotel in the 1930s, allowing the developers to get around modern zoning rules. The hotel has undeniable South Beach flair, and during the warmer months its second-floor bar, rooftop lounge, and rooftop pool draw both guests and local beachgoers. Even more unusual for the area: The hotel offers not only direct beach access via an underground tunnel, but beach service (excluding alcohol, which law prohibits on the sand).

The hotel is also within walking distance of the Long Island Railroad and an hour's train ride from New York City, making it popular with Manhattanites looking for a more convenient getaway than the Hamptons. When the weather turns cold, the hotel increases its focus on business travelers and corporate events; it's a 30-minute drive from JFK, and offers impressive meeting space for its size.

Though some guests complained of the service in the first couple years after the hotel opened, there was a management shakeup in fall 2012. The new team brings impressive luxury hotel credentials and is taking the service to the next level.

 Location

Right on the boardwalk in Long Beach

The Allegria Hotel is right on the boardwalk in Long Beach, Long Island, and is within walking distance of the Long Island Railroad.

  • Right on the boardwalk and beach
  • 8-minute walk to the Long Island Railroad, and a 1-hour train ride to Penn Station
  • 8-minute walk to the restaurants on West and East Park Ave.
  • 20-minute drive from LaGuardia Airport
  • 30-minute drive from John F. Kennedy International Airport

 Rooms

Big, airy rooms and limestone bathrooms

The rooms at the Allegria Hotel have beach-chic decor: light woods, plush white bedding, and blue accents, all of which contributes to the bright, airy feel. Spacious, sleek limestone bathrooms have walk-in showers with rainfall showerheads.

The only difference between the rooms is the view: city view, beach, or oceanfront. It should be noted that the beach views typically only have partial views of the water and also look over the hotel parking lot, while the city views face either the city or an interior atrium. Oceanfront views deliver what they advertise: The views are stunning, and the big windows open up so guests can let in the sea breezes.

The hotel does offer some suites as well, which have two rooms -- a living and dining room area as well as a bedroom -- and larger bathrooms with soaking tubs.

  • Beds have high thread count sheets and fresh white duvets
  • 37-inch flat-screen TVs
  • Wi-Fi (for a fee)
  • Wine coolers
  • Limestone bathrooms with big walk-in showers
  • Big windows and lots of natural light, except in rooms facing interior atrium
  • Bathrobes

 Pool

Small seasonal rooftop pool with postcard-perfect ocean views

The Allegria Hotel has a small seasonal rooftop view with stunning views of the ocean. In warm weather, it's surrounded by lounge chairs and cabanas, and food and drink service are offered.

 Fitness Center

Huge modern fitness center

The Allegria's fitness center is first-rate, with modern machines and huge windows facing the ocean. There are numerous cardio machines (though they lack individual TVs), strength training machines, and free weights.

 Spa

Spa under renovation throughout 2013.

The luxury spa was damaged during Hurricane Sandy, and is under renovation. The hotel can recommend nearby day spas until the on-site facility is complete.

 Food

A gourmet sit-down restaurant a stylish lounge, both with ocean views

Atlantica is a gourmet restaurant serving organic American fare in an Art-Deco-style space. Its floor-to-ceiling glass doors can open up to the boardwalk in nice weather. The menu reliably features excellent fresh seafood dishes.

L'Onda Lounge is located next to Atlantica on the second floor, and has a dramatic round bar, high-top tables by the floor-to-ceiling glass doors, a long communal table, and a two-sided glass fireplace surrounded by lounge seating. An outdoor terrace is open in the summer months.

Atrium is a bar and restaurant with live piano music and a big fireplace.

Jack's on the Rocks is a dramatic rooftop lounge (adjacent to the rooftop pool) that is principally used for events, though it's also used as a bar in the high season. It has ocean views, as well as a distant view of the New York City skyline.

  • Food and drink service poolside, and food service on the beach (alcohol not allowed on the sand)
  • 24-hour room service

 Business and Conventions

Extremely popular with corporate events

The Allegria Hotel has impressive meeting space, especially for a hotel of its size. It regularly hosts corporate events as well as private parties and weddings.

  • The Grand Ballroom can fit 250 guests and has ocean views.
  • Several suites can be used as breakout rooms.
  • Cocktail receptions can be held at L'Londa Lounge or Jack's on the Rocks; both offer sunset views.

 Bottom Line

The Allegria Hotel is a chic 143-room boutique delivering a dose of Miami style right on the Long Beach boardwalk. It draws both trendy Manhattanites looking for a convenient beach getaway and business travelers attending corporate events on-site. Big rooms have light, airy decor, plush beds, and sleek limestone bathrooms; some have beach and ocean views. The restaurants serve gourmet organic cuisine and tasty cocktails, and in nice weather Atlantica restaurant opens its windows right up to the boardwalk. Hurricane Sandy hit Long Beach hard, decimating the boardwalk and flooding the hotel lobby, but the hotel is fully operational and repairs are underway on both fronts.

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Address

  • 80 West Broadway Long Beach NY 11561 United States of America

Room Types

  • King Beach View Room
  • King Beach View Suite
  • King City/Atrium View Room
  • King City View Suite
  • King Ocean Front Room
  • King Ocean Front Suite
  • Two Full Beach Veiw Room
  • Two Full Ocean Front Room
  • Two Full Ocean Front Suite

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 143
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Long Beach, Long Island
Address: 80 West Broadway Long Beach NY 11561 United States of America
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