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Which Seaside Hotel Built Its Own Private Tunnel To The Beach?

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  Site Where: 80 West Broadway [map], Long Beach, NY, United States, 11561
May 17, 2012 at 9:30 AM | by | Comments (0)

Beach-loving tourists flying into New York this summer might not have to venture too far from the airport to get the full sand, sun and turf experience.

You see, unlike other hotels in Manhattan and Brooklyn, which are limited to just a rooftop pool or maybe a farmers market when it comes to outdoor spaces, Long Island's Allegria Hotel—which is just 14 miles from JFK—has one feature to top all the rest: a private tunnel to the beach.

The 143-room hotel sits right along the boardwalk facing the ocean, and is in fact the only hotel in Long Beach. To capitalize on its awesome location, owners have built a short tunnel from the lobby to the beach, so guests can simply roll out of bed, hop into the elevator, zip through the tunnel, and be stretched out on the beach faster than you can say LIRR.

Even though not all rooms actually face the ocean (those views start at $479/night), it won't make any difference once you get to the beach itself. What's more, guests who access the beach through the hotel receive a few decent benefits: free beach access (the public normally pays $12 per person), cabanas, beach chairs, towels, and drinks from the hotel's L'Onda Lounge.

Of course, the beach isn't the only appeal at Allegria. A rooftop bar is set to debut over Memorial Day Weekend, alongside a rooftop pool which has already opened for the season.

Meanwhile, the hotel also offers a fitness center, beach yoga classes, five dining spaces, two ballrooms and eight conference rooms—all with the Atlantic shimmering in the background. Which actually might make it hard to get any exercise or work done, now that we think about it. But make lying on the beach your priority, and you should be all set!

As for rooms, the three-year-old boutique hotel offers standard rooms starting at $279/night—though if you take advantage of the hotel's advance purchase rate (30 days or more before arrival), you can snag a better rate of $238/night.

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