The Allegria is, hands down, the best hotel in Long Beach. First of all, it’s walking distance from the LIRR, which is so key. Second, it’s right on the beach, with easy access to the boardwalk. Can’t beat that! It’s modern, with glass staircases, a transparent wine cellar and bar right out of the Jetsons, trippy lamps that look like jellyfish, and lots of light wood. It feels the way a hotel on the beach is supposed to feel, with an airy, open, upscale-and-updated-not-sleazy-South-Beach vibe. And for those times you find yourself sick of the beach (or yelling, “Pool party!” after a few cocktails), there’s a rooftop pool. SCORE.
Oh, you want to know about the food? Well, check out the Atlantica, with their massive shrimp the size of a baby’s head (okay, we’re exaggerating, but they are really big), array of tasty shellfish, and lobster bisque. And now we’re hungry.
80 West Broadway, Long Beach, NY 11561