Allegria Hotel & Spa is located on one of the lesser-known barrier islands off Long Island’s south shore. Situated directly on the town’s two-mile boardwalk, it would be hard to imagine Allegria Hotel standing any closer to the ocean. Its sleek modern façade contrasts with older brick buildings flanking it, but its beach colors (light blue, gray and white) keep it unobtrusive. Many of the 143 guest rooms face the Atlantic Ocean and the active boardwalk that parallels it.
Dining at Allegria Hotel & Spa:
Allegria Hotel features an American continental restaurant and lounge called Atlantica on the Ocean. They’ve brought in a Hamptons chef with significant New York City restaurant experience. Expect a unique and chic dining experience, with an eye toward organic and locally grown foods and abundant seafood selections. At dinner, start perhaps with jumbo shrimp poached in prosecco with cocktail sauce. Grilled swordfish and diver scallops are entrees that keep the nautical theme going.
Activities at Allegria Hotel & Spa:
In good weather, unwind and socialize on the hotel's outdoor rooftop deck and lounge, where cocktails and light snacks are available. It's adjacent to the heated saltwater pool that is ringed by loungers and private cabanas and open from May to September. Guests at the hotel have access to the rooftop's indoor fitness facility.
Depending on the season, the hotel will set up a mini golf course outdoors and there's also a flying trapeze to try. The hotel can offer a variety of beach-relevant activities including fishing adventures and surfing. Skudin Surf School can provide a private surf lesson. Experienced surfers will be in good company on Long Beach, and can stock up on supplies at local surf shops.
If you’d like to rent a bicycle or bring your rollerblades, the wheels-only lane in the center of the boardwalk provides a clear path. Allegria Hotel’s rooftop pool has a dramatic view of the Atlantic Ocean and the vessels that routinely await entry into Brooklyn’s ship terminal.
In winter, access Allegria's ice skating and winter recreation center.
Nearby Allegria Hotel & Spa:
Long Beach is a small, unpretentious place with approximately 40,000 permanent year-round residents. Not trendy like the Hamptons or festive like Fire Island’s summer-only communities, Long Beach’s proximity to both sea and city make Allegria Hotel & Spa a quick and easy destination for urbanites. Within minutes of the hotel (the island is only three square miles, so nothing is far away) are establishments of dining and imbibing for rowdy crowds, as well as options for more refined experiences. The beach, though, is the real draw, with well-maintained dunes and jetties and some three miles of soft white sand.
Getting to Allegria Hotel & Spa:
Allegria Hotel & Spa can be reached by car from Manhattan. Or take a Long Island Rail Road train from Penn Station to the Long Beach station. The ride takes under an hour (check train schedule). The hotel is a short taxi ride or walk from the station.
Allegria Hotel & Spa Info & Reservations:
Allegria Hotel & Spa
80 West Broadway
Long Beach, NY 11561
Written by Lauren Leonardi.