An icon among Jersey Shore hotels, the ICONA Avalon beach resort stretches across an entire oceanfront block, giving its guests access to some of the most coveted beach views in New Jersey. Developed by world-renowned Achristavest, which creates homes and resorts so unique they are impossible to duplicate, ICONA Avalon’s seaside décor gives a nod to the classic Nantucket hotels of another era. All-new interiors, custom furniture and upscale finishes infuse ICONA Avalon with chic, coastal sophistication making it a true place of peace, year-round.
Developer and CEO of ICONA Resorts Eustace Mita had ties to Avalon, New Jersey long before he began building hotels. Eustace’s great uncle owned one of the first hotels in Avalon, The Puritan Hotel, and one of his first jobs was as a bus boy at The Princeton. Avalon was always a second home to this Philadelphia native and owning a hotel there remained his greatest goal.
Commanding a full beachfront block in storied Avalon, New Jersey, the Golden Inn had been a Shore landmark for 50 years. Eustace recognized the uniqueness of the property and it was the one hotel in Avalon, NJ that fit with his vision to build beachfront properties with stunning views of the ocean. For 15 years, he knocked on the door of the Golden Inn, hoping to convince the owners to sell. Finally, in December of 2015, Eustace’s dream came true. He purchased the hotel and planned to convert the iconic Golden Inn to ICONA Avalon.
Now part of ICONA Resorts’ luxury brand of hotels, the new ICONA Avalon reopened in September of 2016 with brand new rooms and suites, restaurants, a premiere wedding venue, events and meeting venues, a fitness center and a stunning new lobby to ensure guests truly experience the new brand of service and style ICONA Resorts delivers.
Our resort, including all 159 guest rooms, the pool, restaurants and the Sandbar beach bar, were completely transformed from January to September of 2016. Guests will love the elegance of the new Shimmers Bistro, where they can enjoy a specialty coffee and breakfast in the morning or a delicious wine or cocktail in the evening. Those seeking an upscale casual atmosphere and a great local beer or a hand-crafted cocktail will appreciate the comfort of Avalon Brew Pub. Prefer the outdoors? Sip a drink while enjoying music at the Sandbar Village Beach Bar or relaxing in a luxurious poolside daybed. Whether you are on vacation with family, friends or a loved one, the ICONA Avalon beach hotel has an option for everyone.