Sleep steps from the beach at the Breakers on the Ocean (from $220), the sole beachfront hotel among Ocean Avenue’s tony residential mansions. It's also one of the few places in town with a liquor license, so order a cocktail on the wraparound porch.
Request the Turret room at the Spring Lake Inn (from $199) to get a Jacuzzi tub and sprawling ocean views.
Lounge among ten-foot-high canopy beds and decorative parlor chairs at the historic Normandy Inn (from $159), a B&B adorned in ornate Victorian-style décor. Complimentary beach passes (forgoing the $8 cover charge) and ten free loaner bikes are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.